Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 64° Partly Cloudy

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

‘Kings’ of the old-school

Title: Mercenary Kings Genre: Platform action/shoot ‘em up Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 ($8.99, also available on PC, Mac) Developer: Tribute Games Publisher: Tribute Games Release Date: March 25, 2014 I never poured quarters in a Neo/Geo machine for Metal Slug action in the 1990s....

Tackling the Vault of Glass in ‘Destiny’

Title: Destiny Genre: First-person “persistent online shooter” Platform Reviewed On: Playstation 4 Developer: Bungie Publisher: Activision Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014 I entered the Vault of Glass this weekend. And I did not survive. Playing the only Raid currently available for Destiny is a lot...

‘Strider’: Classic platforming made new

Title: Strider Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 (Digital-only, $14.99, also available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Developer: Double Helix Games Publisher: Capcom Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014 The last several years have seen a renaissance in the 2-D, action platformer genre. Updates to once-proud...

Lawrence owns ‘Mockingjay’

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It’s a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread-and-circuses of the first two films have been replaced by anger and despair. If it’s more talky and less satisfying than its predecessor, the propulsive “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – largely because the conclusion won’t come until next year with “Part 2” – it’s still a sporadically involving adventure.

Prep football play-in roundup: Lind-Ritzville/Sprague advances to state

Thanks primarily to its defense, two-time defending State 2B champion Lind-Ritzville/Sprague will be making a return trip to the state playoffs. The Broncos (10-0) intercepted three passes, one of which went for a touchdown, and beat visiting Wilbur-Creston 23-6 in a 2B play-in game Friday night.

Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

LONDON – The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo’s withdrawal. “The IOC is sticking to its commitments,” IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday. “We have issued the invitation for bidding. There is a clear and transparent procedure. We will follow this procedure with two candidates.”

GU hires Olympic champion

Olympic gold medalist Anna Goodale has joined Gonzaga University as an assistant coach for the women’s rowing team. Goodale was a member of the U.S. National Team that captured a gold medal in the women’s 8 at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Acosta runs first sub-4-minute mile in Spokane

A.J. Acosta bills himself as the “world’s fastest barista,” but it’s not because he’s breaking any records whipping up grande caramel macchiatos. It’s for how quickly he can cover a mile on the track, though he confessed that because he hasn’t “done a lot of research” and actually awarded himself the title, it’s strictly unofficial.

Attempt at sub-four minute mile highlights return of Spokane Summer Games

Herm Caviness wants Spokane to set aside four minutes to witness some history Saturday evening. Three top-level American runners will take aim at running the first sub-4-minute mile on a Spokane track when the Spokane Summer Games are revived after a 35-year absence at Spokane Falls Community College.

Strong field to make run at sub-4 mile

Three top-level American runners will take aim at running the first sub-four mile on a Spokane track when the Spokane Summer Games are revived at Spokane Falls Community College.

Revived talent-rich Spokane Summer Games tailored for fans’ enjoyment

Bob Maplestone had covered three laps and, hearing the timer call out, “3-oh-1, 3-oh-2,” thought to himself, “I’m going to do it today.” He had run under 4 minutes for the mile before – once in winning one of his NAIA championships for Eastern Washington. He’d narrowly missed on another occasion at the Drake Relays, but consoled himself with a victory over the great Jim Ryun – though when a reporter phoned Maplestone’s wife with the news, any cheerleader instincts gave way to bafflement.

Spokane gamers hosting multi-state ‘Smash Bros.’ tournament

As street basketball fans descended upon downtown Spokane last month for the annual Hoopfest festivities, a different class of gamer was flicking joysticks for real cash across town. Chris Hardin, known as Praxis to his fellow “Super Smash Bros.” gamers, sat next to team partner Ben Marks in a pivotal late-round match at the Black Wolf Gaming Center in Spokane Valley. More than a hundred bucks was on the line for the victors in a “doubles” match of the decade-old Nintendo video game, which pits members of the Japanese company’s massive character stable against each other in a king-of-the-hill style slugfest.