Stephen Hawking is at it again, saying it’s a “near certainty” that a self-inflicted disaster will befall humanity within the next thousand years or so. It’s not the first time the world’s most famous physicist has raised the alarm on the apocalypse, and he’s starting to become a real downer. Here are some of the…
I’m starting to feel a little dizzy.
Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren’t what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can.
Imagine walking up to the ATMs at your local bank and being able to do more than just cash checks and make withdrawals. What if you could also play Doom? It's a bizarre alternate universe this pair of Australian hackers is exploring, and it's kind of awesome.
Hope you've enjoyed civilized life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources. There goes the weekend . . . and everything after it for the rest of our lives.
Twenty years ago, on December 10, 1993, John Carmack, John Romero and the rest of the team at upstart id Software unleashed a game called Doom upon the world. Twenty years later, both men have written about their favorite memories of the game for you and all fans of Doom to read. Here they are, in their own words...
Shutdown, Obamacare, Syria... who cares—while Humanity wastes time in political shitslinging and unnecessary wars, a team of Ukranian astronomers have discovered a massive asteroid that has a real chance of hitting Earth in 2032 with apocalyptical consequences. It's the second time in history that an asteroid makes it…
This. Is. MADNESS. Watch Deviant Art user Elemental79 converting a 320 x 240 pixel screenshot from Doom—the legendary 1993 game that made first person shooters popular—into a stunning 9,600 x 7,211 image complete with textures, lighting and 3D effects using Photoshop. It's absolutely nuts.
Filed in things I'm going to do when I'm a dad: when my lazy punk of a son refuses to get out of bed, he's going to get shot with a super soaker. With no mom in sight, he's dead meat.
We're pretty obsessed with the idea of a death ray. After all, we constantly see these weapons of mass annihilation in movies, read about them in books, and run from them in nightmares. But why haven't we invented one yet?
A little over a year ago, BlackBerry made up 90% of smartphone sales at Verizon. Now? They've dropped down to less than 20% with Android taking over the rest. It's crazy.
Indian newspaper The Economic Times is reporting that Nokia's market share is in free fall in India. According to research firm IDC, they have lost almost 20%. This is very bad news for Nokia, who is disputing IDC's data.
Blockbuster? We knew it was dying, courtesy Redbox, Netflix and the changing ways people consume their entertainment, but when will it finally expire? Probably next year, according to one analyst and the company's own balance sheet. Updated.