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Video games
  • Video Games

I played every game by the worst video game company ever

I played every game by the worst video game company ever

LJN specialized in turning blockbuster movies into unrelated, unplayable video games, and is often considered to be the worst of all time. We made a friend play all of its games so you don't have to.

  • Design

The underappreciated art of furniture in video games

The underappreciated art of furniture in video games

Furniture has often been a part of games, but for players, it's easy to ignore. Even if the home is the next frontier of gaming environments, will players ever stop to feel the velvet drapes?

How eSports are saving the PC industry
  • Video Games

How eSports are saving the PC industry

The makers of the world's most elite graphics hardware explain the ways that eSports have caused the industry to explode.

Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator
  • Video Games

Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator

We talked to D'Ron "D1" Maingrette, one of the premiere commentators for Super Smash Bros. competitions, about coming up in the game and seeing it grow.

Meet the cosplay handlers, unsung heroes of Comic Con
  • Pop Stuff

Meet the cosplay handlers, unsung heroes of Comic Con

Flocks of fantastically costumed superfans get tons of attention, but they couldn't do it without their helpful sidekicks.

  • Video of the day

Watch Chatroulette randoms find themselves in a real-life first person shooter

Watch Chatroulette randoms find themselves in a real-life first person shooter

To play, people shouted commands to an actor wearing a camera helmet.

  • News

The Electronic Sports League will ban the same drugs as the Olympics

The Electronic Sports League will ban the same drugs as the Olympics

The league will enforce the ban with randomized saliva tests.

  • News

China lifts fifteen-year ban on video game consoles

China lifts fifteen-year ban on video game consoles

Last year, China began to allow game consoles. Now, it has lifted its ban entirely to allow the sale of most video games and consoles in the country.

  • News

Walk through these stunning British landscapes built in Minecraft

Walk through these stunning British landscapes built in Minecraft

The British Geological Survey created the detailed digital worlds.

  • Quote of the day

UK Culture Minister says video game industry is as important as film industry

UK Culture Minister says video game industry is as important as film industry

Read what Ed Vaizey had to say about video games at Brighton's Develop conference.

  • News

Boys are tired of women being portrayed as sex objects in video games, study finds

Boys are tired of women being portrayed as sex objects in video games, study finds

A new study reveals that out of 1,400 United States players, 47% of middle schoolers and 61% of high school boys agree that women are too sexualized in the gaming culture.

  • News

This psychedelic Tinder game makes swiping right way more exciting

This psychedelic Tinder game makes swiping right way more exciting

Pin-Pon is a new game which simulates the experience of online dating through trippy ping pong games.

  • News

Amazon now offering customized 3d-printed figures for gamers

Amazon now offering customized 3d-printed figures for gamers

Amazon and Sandboxr, known for its 3d-printing capabilities, have teamed up in order to let you print customized 3d-printed characters from the likes of Smite, Infinity Blade and Primal Carnage.

  • News

Be the lobby boy in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' video game

Be the lobby boy in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' video game

If you've ever dreamed of being the lobby boy character of a pastel colored video game version of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, then you, my weirdly clairvoyant friend, are in luck.

  • News

Tetris can help prevent PTSD

Tetris can help prevent PTSD

Assuming your trauma doesn't involve colorful falling blocks.

  • News

Apple removes all games with Confederate flags from store

Apple removes all games with Confederate flags from store

Apple has just banned Civil War Games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and Hunted Cow for their Confederate themes.

  • Citizen

Final Fantasy VII: 20 years later, I'm ready for the best RPG of all time to be remade

Final Fantasy VII: 20 years later, I'm ready for the best RPG of all time to be remade

Managing expectations, parsing the remake, remembering, hoping, waiting.

  • News

Minecraft's soundtrack is finally getting a classy vinyl release

Minecraft's soundtrack is finally getting a classy vinyl release

Daniel Rosenfeld, or C418, the composer behind the dreamy ambient music that helps give Minecraft that innocent, wide-open, and lonely feeling, is finally getting a physical release.

  • News

Playing video games is exercise, or at least one in four kids thinks so

Playing video games is exercise, or at least one in four kids thinks so

23 percent of British kids said that "playing a type of computer game with friends is a type of exercise."

  • News

Original Super Mario was designed on graph paper

Original Super Mario was designed on graph paper

The designers talk about their process.

  • News

The Last Guardian set for 2016 release, now watch this giant rat-cat-bird-griffin-thing

The Last Guardian set for 2016 release, now watch this giant rat-cat-bird-griffin-thing

Originally announced at the Sony E3 Press Conference in 2009, The Last Guardian has finally gotten a real life demonstration at the recent E3 2015.

  • News

MarI/O is a computer program that teaches itself how to play Super Mario

MarI/O is a computer program that teaches itself how to play Super Mario

The program started with no knowledge of even how to control Mario, but over 34 generations of evolution, is able to complete a level via Neuroevolution, a form of machine learning.

  • News

Fallout 4 demo at E3: giant mole rats and Minecraft-style environment building

Fallout 4 demo at E3: giant mole rats and Minecraft-style environment building

E3 kicked off this weekend in Los Angeles. Bethesda closed their presentation with a demo of Fallout 4.

  • News

Pac-Man's ghosts were almost all red

Pac-Man's ghosts were almost all red

Pac-Man as you know it, might have been vastly different had Masaya Makamura, the president and co-founder of the video game company that created Pac-Man had his way.

The photographer subculture inside Fallout, GTA and Left 4 Dead
  • Video Games

The photographer subculture inside Fallout, GTA and Left 4 Dead

The rise of in-game photography has left people asking: when is a screenshot a photograph and is it ever art?

  • News

Fallout 4 is coming

Fallout 4 is coming

The official reveal will come tomorrow at 3pm UK time.

  • News

Jeff Goldblum congratulates you on surviving the Jurassic Park game, now go outside and meet someone

Jeff Goldblum congratulates you on surviving the Jurassic Park game, now go outside and meet someone

To get you prepped for the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, we dug up the ending of The Lost World: Jurassic Park game which came out in 1997.

  • Video Games

Your summer video game guide to kicking ass in the Wasteland and becoming cat

Your summer video game guide to kicking ass in the Wasteland and becoming cat

From Mad Max and Batman: Arkham Knight to Dropsy and Absolute Drift, here are the upcoming game releases that will keep you indoors all summer.

  • News

The new Mad Max game puts you behind the wheel of the Interceptor

The new Mad Max game puts you behind the wheel of the Interceptor

See the "story trailer" here.

  • Number of the day

How old is Pac-Man?

How old is Pac-Man?

They change the maze. But it’s still the same. Each round is the same.

  • News

New video game puts Saudi women in the driver's seat

New video game puts Saudi women in the driver's seat

Saudi Girls Revolution is a mobile game application designed by NA3M, whose Chief Executive Director is Saudi Arabian Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud, the grandson of the king's brother.

  • News

What Biggie's aspirations for "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis" in '94 would've cost

What Biggie's aspirations for "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis" in '94 would've cost

What the consoles would have cost Biggie when he wrote the humble lyrics "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis / When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this" in his 1994 song "Juicy."

  • Number of the day

How much money did the world spend on GTA V so far?

How much money did the world spend on GTA V so far?

Grand Theft Auto V has made “nearly” 52 million copies since its release in 2013. That's a grand lot theft and autos.

  • Video Games

Death is not the end: video games wrecked my idea of mortality

Death is not the end: video games wrecked my idea of mortality

Video Games have gradually turned death, the most (only?) influential and thought-provoking aspect of human existence, into a nearly-unexamined cliché. Let's examine it.

  • News

The world's first virtual reality theme park looks awesome

The world's first virtual reality theme park looks awesome

With Oculus Rift set to launch its consumer model early next year, a Utah-based startup is jumping ahead of the game by building the world's first virtual reality theme park.

  • News

GTA V Rockstar Editor for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 coming this summer

GTA V Rockstar Editor for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 coming this summer

Speaking of which, ever wanted to watch a Breaking Bad (RIP) tribute by way of GTA V to the tune of Badfinger’s “Baby Blue”?

  • News

Virtual reality is getting more real

Virtual reality is getting more real

OTOY, a cloud graphics startup, believes that virtual reality will soon be navigable.

  • News

Oculus Rift for all, soon

Oculus Rift for all, soon

"E3 is just around the corner—this is only the beginning."

  • News

Here's a Grand Theft Auto V Ai Weiwei homage

Here's a Grand Theft Auto V Ai Weiwei homage

Ai Weiwei, whom you might know as an artist, activist and recently freed jailbird, might have just found his spiritual counterpart in "GTA V” of all things.

Hoarders of dead media: Shaq-Fu, Space Jam and a landfill of garbage Atari games
  • Technology

Hoarders of dead media: Shaq-Fu, Space Jam and a landfill of garbage Atari games

The nostalgic junk wars extend way beyond The World Speed Project.