I would gladly pay real money for this fake retro Kill Bill game

I'm ready to pay my $2.99 for this Kill Bill game, which looks like a Kung-Fu Master/Shinobi hybrid. Heck, I would pay $2.99 for Volume 1 and $2.99 for Volume 2. Too bad we can't: It's just one of those videos for imaginary 8-bit retro arcade games by those cockteases at Cinefix. Bastards. Watch, want, and welp. » 6/24/14 11:56pm 6/24/14 11:56pm

Project Morpheus Hands-On: The Virtual Future Is Very, Very Bright

When Sony announced its intentions to take Oculus Rift head-on, we were excited. The Rift (rightly) gets all of the attention and praise for its VR prowess, but a little competition would be good for the emerging technology. Today at E3 in Los Angeles we finally got to try Project Morpheus for ourselves. And man, it's… » 6/10/14 6:25pm 6/10/14 6:25pm

Swap Your Boring Moleskine For This Tetromino-Edged Tetris Notebook

There's only one way to properly celebrate Tetris' recent 30th birthday, and it doesn't involve breaking out your original Game Boy. Instead, wherever possible, you should replace anything and everything you own with Tetris-themed alternatives, starting with swapping your Moleskine notebook for this tetromino-ic… » 6/09/14 5:00pm 6/09/14 5:00pm

How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over the World

Thirty years ago this week, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo's Game… » 6/06/14 1:40pm 6/06/14 1:40pm

A Round Ping Pong Table With a Spinning Net Makes College Even Harder

The average college student spends the majority of their time either playing foosball or ping pong. It's arguably one of the most vital skills you can leave higher education with, but it's important to keep improving yourself after graduation. And that's why this round ping pong table with a net that's free to spin is… » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

A Wall-Mounted Computer Chess Game Is Playable Art

Staring at the Mona Lisa provides a few minutes of enjoyment and contemplation, but were the famous portrait on the wall of your living room, you'd soon find yourself wishing she did more than just sit there and smirk. Maybe that's what inspired the Artful Dodger to build this portrait chess set that lets you play… » 5/14/14 10:27am 5/14/14 10:27am

A Board Game That Has You Guess Ridiculous Internet Search Predictions

How often have you found yourself scratching your head in bewilderment over the ridiculous autocomplete suggestions that Google makes for you? They can often be as hilarious as they are absurd, which is what inspired sisters Phoebe Stephens and Nikki Flowerday to turn those search engine predictions into a board game… » 5/12/14 11:40am 5/12/14 11:40am

The Atari E.T. Landfill Excavation Starts Today. What Will They Find?

In 1983, the failing Atari video game company allegedly dumped millions of unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial cartridges in a New Mexico landfill. Ever since, game nostalgists have tried to track them down. Today, screenwriter Zak Penn's documentary crew begin digging, and our friends at Wired got a sneak peek at the… » 4/26/14 11:00am 4/26/14 11:00am

Celebrate Game Boy's 25th Anniversary With a Tetris Birthday Card

Nintendo's Game Boy turned 25 this week. We've come a very long way in mobile gaming since then, but the gray brick with the queasy green screen still holds a place in our hearts. And Petr Tichy's browser-based tribute brings back the most universal Game Boy memory of all: Tetris. Go ahead, hum along with the music. » 4/26/14 9:00am 4/26/14 9:00am