Video Games

After Several Delays, Panic’s Playdate Finally Gets an Update

The new console includes a larger game roster, new accessories, and a no-code creation tool called Pulp. (And yeah, it still has the crank.)

06/08/2021 By Nick Campigli

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: PoMo Kids’ Picks

The content in our children’s queues, including YA lit, lemurs, hilarious memes, all-caps WEIRD anime, and this obscure show called The Simpsons

04/22/2021 By William Berrier, Gustav Engler, Jane Engler, Cormac McCann Shafer, Finn McCann Shafer, Max Novak, and Moira Novak

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Mortal Kombat, Melissa McCarthy, and More

The content in our queues, from a promising new HBO trailer to a trip down SNL memory lane.

03/11/2021 By Aurora Biggers, Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Smash, Coming to America, and More

The content in our queues, from an NBC cult classic to Eddie Murphy in the ’80s

03/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, Conner Reed, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Wire, Sophie, and More

The content in our queues, from an HBO classic to a young genius, gone too soon

02/04/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Promising Young Woman, MF Doom, and More

The content in our queues, from a Carey Mulligan revenge thriller to a dearly departed rapper

01/21/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Queen's Gambit, Hades, and More

The content in our queues, from chess prodigies to civil war ghosts and beyond

12/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Comics

Meet Miles Morales, the New, Portland-Born Spider-Man

With help from Polygon comics editor Susan Polo, we untangle the web of Miles's complicated origin story.

11/19/2020 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Sept 9

The content in our queues, from the new Dune trailer to whatever Rick Moranis is selling.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sports

Damian Lillard Will Be on the Cover of NBA 2K21 This Fall

Lillard is the first Trail Blazer to grace the cover of the 21-year-old video game franchise.

06/30/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 6

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content getting us through the week.

05/07/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Things We Love That Have Nothing to Do With Coronavirus: Week of March 18

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic stuff that’s keeping us sane.

03/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Q&A

How Untitled Goose Game Conquered the Gaming World

Panic's cofounder Cabel Sasser talks about game publishing, his company's evolution, and how a humble goose took the world by storm.

10/10/2019 By Marty Patail

Video Games

This Portland-Published Video Game Has Taken the Internet by Storm

Untitled Goose Game (formerly Some Like It Honk) is an anarchic, honk-heavy blast.

10/08/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Video Games

Portland App Maker Unveils New Handheld Game Console—With a Hand Crank

Indie developer Panic's new Playdate console looks like a yellow box of joy—and it's already a source of controversy.

05/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Movies

Does Sonic the Hedgehog Really Kill 491 Pacific Northwest Babies?

According to one viral calculation, the trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog shows mass murder of hospitalized babies.

05/02/2019 By Marty Patail

Video Games

A Portland Game Studio Makes Its Debut with an Anime-Inspired "Puzzle Battler"

Rose City Games releases The World Next Door on March 28.

03/13/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins