South Korean University Now Accepts Gamers as Student Athletes

Man, remember how your folks would harass you about getting ahead in life rather than molting in front of a video game for 42 hours on end? Throw this in your mama's face: Chung-Ang University in South Korea now considers competitive gamers the same as traditional athletes. And it's a top 10 (South Korean) school! » 3/19/14 3:20pm 3/19/14 3:20pm

Packard Bell (!?) Launches Gaming Desktop Line

Packard Bell—previously referred to as Packard Hell and Packard Smell—is diving head-first into the gaming PC market with the ipower X2.0, a gaming rig that features full customization at a decent price. It's aimed squarely at offerings from Acer and Ares. The Intel-based machines give customers their choice of ATI or… » 7/08/08 9:12pm 7/08/08 9:12pm

The Ancient Romans Were Gamers: 2nd Century Glass d20 Sold for $17,925

We can only guess what the ancient Romans might have thought about the latest revision of the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook (super approachable; they'd love it!), but we do know they were gamers. That's because an incredibly old, incredibly valuable Roman glass d20 was sold at auction by the famous Christie's auction… » 6/15/08 5:00pm 6/15/08 5:00pm

JDome Gives First-Person Gamers 180-Degree Vision, Gives Me Headaches

John Nilsson is the man behind the jDome, an invention that will give gamers a massive 180-degree field of vision instead of the usual 15 to 20 degrees they get from their monitors. All you do is put the jDome in front of a projector, mirror the image in the projector, change the Field of View and you're good to go.… » 5/10/08 6:00pm 5/10/08 6:00pm

Elementary School's LEGO Club Makes Whiteboard Using Wii

Remember Johnny Lee's how-to last year, on how to make a whiteboard out of a Wiimote? Kofi Merritt, a computer resource specialist, challenged the members of the LEGO Club at the Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School to follow the Carnegie-Mellon Ph.D student's video instructions and make themselves an interactive… » 3/24/08 6:14am 3/24/08 6:14am

Put on Your 3D Glasses for Samsung's 3D-Ready Plasma TV

Korea is first port of call (well, it would be, wouldn't it?) for these 3D-ready plasmas from Samsung. Available in two sizes: 42; and 50 inches, the PAVV Cannes 450 has a 30,000:1 ratio and 3D content support, and will work with high-performance PC-supporting 3D software and 3D glasses. And there's even a… » 2/28/08 5:02am 2/28/08 5:02am

Force Feedback Gaming Vest Uses Compressed Air to Mimic Pain

Also known as the 3rd Space Vest, the Force Feedback gaming vest from TMgames is filled with compressed air pouches in order for you to feel the pain when you're hooked up to your console and having your butt kicked by scary aliens. Compatible with around a dozen games, including Call of Duty, Doom 3, Quake 4 and … » 2/22/08 6:57am 2/22/08 6:57am

Limited-Edition Honeybee DS Lite is Monochrome, Smooth, Sophisticated,…

The creative result of a collaboration between Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and Japanese fashion magazine Honeybee, this Nintendo DS Lite sports a matte black exterior with co-ordinating jazzy white interior and hinges. Ok, so "creative" means they just painted it black and white, but it is classy isn't it? Wait 'til you… » 2/21/08 8:00am 2/21/08 8:00am

Wireless Sensor Bar from CYBER Gadget Tells You Just How Much Time…

For all of you whose Wii sensor bar has broken (are you listening, J. Diaz?) CYBER Gadget's wireless version has the added benefit of a clock tacked onto it. It's also looks good—it's been so long since we had a Wii session that I can't remember what the original looked like, but the words "prehistoric" and… » 2/20/08 7:08am 2/20/08 7:08am

Salamander Designs' Gaming Chair Hides in an Ottoman

The Jump Seat Ottoman was launched yesterday by Salamander Design and is the perfect gaming chair for people who don't want house guests to know their guilty secret. Close the lid, it's an ottoman chest with a compartment to store your headset and controller. Open it and there's your gaming seat. More details,… » 12/31/07 6:02am 12/31/07 6:02am