Is This a Long-Lost Prototype of the "Nintendo PlayStation?"

At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… » 7/04/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Sony's VR Headset Feels Great. Now It Needs More Games.

I sit down in the dilapidated wooden chair, and put on the headset. It’s the twelfth time this week. I’ve gotten really used to Sony’s Project Morpheus, and I love the way it feels. I pretty much just press a button to pull the display closer to my face, and boom—I’m in another world. I just wish there were more… » 6/20/15 2:00pm 6/20/15 2:00pm

Guitar Hero TV Is A Music Video Channel You Can Play Along With 

It’s a conversation anybody who grew up in the 90s has had at least a dozen times: “Remember when MTV actually played music videos?” Yes, yes—we all do. Those times are over. Well, those times were over: Activision is about to change everything. It’s launching Guitar Hero TV: a “channel” where you can not only watch… » 6/16/15 1:00pm 6/16/15 1:00pm

The Xbox One's New Dashboard: Better, Faster, And Not Just for Gamers

As part of a major update coming in the fall, the Xbox One is getting a new dashboard, including a newer, slicker UI, and the addition of Microsoft’s Cortana assistant. Not only will the changes make for a better gaming experience, they should also improve the Xbox One’s claim to being the only box you need under your… » 6/15/15 9:08pm 6/15/15 9:08pm

With This Insane Tractor Controller, Anyone Can Be a Virtual Farmer

Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of being a farmer. Sim Farm’s pixelated corn fields didn’t quite cut it; Farmville promised action but delivered an endless series of mindless chores. Despair not, would-be agronomist: Soon, you’ll be able to plow fields, sow seeds and whack weeds with the best of them, all from the mud… » 6/13/15 11:00am 6/13/15 11:00am

Today's the Day You Can Pay for a Steam Machine

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will do their damnest to sell you on PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii. But maybe, you’ll have already spent your money on an alternative game console: a Steam Machine. Today, you can pre-order the fabled Steam Controller, the Steam Link streamer, and one of two different Linux-based gaming PCs. » 6/04/15 10:00am 6/04/15 10:00am

Take A First Look At Ernest Cline's Armada... And Win A Signed Copy!

Ernie Cline took the world by storm with his video game epic Ready Player One. Now he’s back with a brand new novel Armada — with a premise that will sound very familiar to fans of The Last Starfighter. Read the first chapter, right here — and we just gave away 40 signed copies! » 6/01/15 2:50pm 6/01/15 2:50pm