Amazing Arcade Flight Simulator Spins Players Completely Upside-Down

The arcades that dominated the 1980s and 1990s slowly died off as home video game consoles became more and more capable, but there are apparently still some good reasons to keep a pocket full of quarters handy. Namely this arcade simulator for a game called War Thunder that puts Afterburner to shame. » 4/15/14 8:30am Yesterday 8:30am

A Simple Silicone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Game Boy

The touchscreen generation might not know any better, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys know that physical control pads and buttons will always trump on-screen alternatives. Entire this slide-on silicone sleeve, called the G-PAD, that turns your smartphone into an even better handheld gaming machine. » 4/14/14 3:40pm Monday 3:40pm

Flash Drives Go Wireless, Flossing Gets Smart, iDevices Get Buttons

This SanDisk flash drive is part of the company's Connect line. The drive streams your media, including documents and video, to your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, or Kindle, and doesn't need to be plugged in or have a router or an Internet connection to work. The 64GB model is sitting at its lowest price ever, while the… » 4/14/14 1:45pm Monday 1:45pm

This Is the Power Glove Oven Mitt You Want To Buy

About a year ago we brought news of a Power Glove themed oven mitt that had anyone who grew up playing the NES excited to do some baking. But that version was made of heatproof fabric and while it looked convincing enough, it can't hold a candle—or a hot tray of cookies—to this amazingly detailed silicone Power Glove… » 3/25/14 4:20pm 3/25/14 4:20pm

This Awesome 3DS App Adds Realtime Sci-Fi Movie Effects To Your Videos

If the games haven't convinced you to buy a Nintendo 3DS yet, maybe this app will—particularly if you have a penchant for classic sci-fi movie effects. Available March 27 in the 3Ds and DSi online shops, I am in the Movie lets you apply real-time filters to the handheld console's cameras recreating famous effects like… » 3/20/14 1:40pm 3/20/14 1:40pm

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

Leaked Controller Suggests Amazon's Set-Top-Box Will Be a Gaming Machine

Zatz Not Funny just posted images of an Amazon-branded gaming controller that supposedly found its way to the world through an overseas regulatory agency. If real, the controller suggests that Amazon could be planning to use gaming to differentiate its long-rumored set-top-box from the Apple TVs and Rokus of the world. » 3/14/14 8:56am 3/14/14 8:56am

These GIFs Will Make You Nostalgic For Your Favorite NES Games

Before the hi-def graphics of modern consoles, there was the Nintendo Entertainment System—a world steeped in glorious 8-bit imagery. These GIFs by New York-based Brother Brain (aka John McGregor) show how the in-game art compared with real world photos. And somehow, the 8-bit versions are still way more fun. » 3/13/14 4:00pm 3/13/14 4:00pm

Razer's Righteous New Blade Might Be the Best Windows Laptop Yet

The 2013 Razer Blade was fantastic. A finally great execution on a concept that's been appealing as hell from the very start, a Windows gaming laptop with the premium feel of a MacBook. Now it's back again, and yes, it is even better. » 3/12/14 12:00pm 3/12/14 12:00pm

The Non-Jailbreakers Guide to Emulation on iOS

Technically speaking, you're not supposed to be able to install emulators on an iPhone to play classic games. But that doesn't mean it's not possible. Here's how to install emulators on any iOS device, no jailbreak required. » 3/05/14 12:50pm 3/05/14 12:50pm

Wait, What? Flappy Bird's Creator Says He's Removing The Game (Updated)

A tweet from Dong Nguyen, creator of the maddening and virally popular game Flappy Bird, says the game will disappear from the Android and iOS app stores at noon tomorrow. And here I'd just gotten past the first three pipes! » 2/08/14 2:33pm 2/08/14 2:33pm

This 8-Bit Harmonica Makes Blowing Into NES Carts Musical

Even if the original Nintendo Entertainment System was well before your time, you're probably still aware of a well-known issue that prevented games from working until you blew into the cartridges to clean off the contacts. Taking that idea one step further, YouTuber Basami Sentaku has turned a few old NES (or… » 1/14/14 11:00am 1/14/14 11:00am

PS4 Owners Watch Three Times As Much Porn As Xbox One Owners

You may be familiar with the Pandora of porn, but did you know that there's also a Netflix of porn? Probably! Assuming you're the proud owner of a Playstation 4, that is. Because according to online porn rental service SugarDVD, three times as many PS4 users as Xbox One users signed up for the site's console app. » 1/02/14 3:05pm 1/02/14 3:05pm

A Tiny Controller That's Always On Hand To Improve Touchscreen Gaming

We've been promised that touchscreen smartphones and tablets are the future of mobile gaming, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys and Game Gears know that physical buttons and joysticks are still the way to go. That's not to say touchscreen devices don't make for wonderful portable consoles, they just need a… » 1/01/14 5:00pm 1/01/14 5:00pm

Samsung's GamePad Gives Galaxy Phones Portable Console Powers

If sketchy on-screen controls have limited your smartphone gaming sessions to puzzles and tap-to-play titles, Samsung wants you to expand your horizons and embrace your smartphone's inner console. The company has officially released the redesigned version of its Smartphone GamePad, complete with an accompanying app… » 12/17/13 9:34am 12/17/13 9:34am