The Internet Just Killed An App Store For Video Game Worlds

Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about “Valve” and “Skyrim” and “mods” recently. What does it all mean? The company that built the world’s most successful video game marketplace started an app store that pays people to remix virtual worlds—and 100,000 angry internet denizens just shot down that idea. » 4/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

This Hacked App Lets You Play Bloodborne In Any Room Of The House

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to play a little Bloodborne tonight? Shame my wife will be using the TV. If only I had a way to stream games from my PlayStation 4 to another device. How about a hacked version of the PS4 Remote Play app that works on Android phones and tablets—and my Nvidia Shield? Yes. Yes. That will do… » 4/15/15 12:45pm 4/15/15 12:45pm

Guitar Hero Is Back This Fall, And You'll Only Need Three Fingers

“This is stupid,” I try to tell myself. “Weren’t music games just a fad?” For one long minute, I struggle to hit a single note on my plastic axe, as game developers and PR people fire eye-daggers into the back of my head. But then, all of a sudden, it clicks. I’m strumming up a storm. I’m playing the new … » 4/14/15 10:28am 4/14/15 10:28am

Five Best Gaming Mice, 2015 Edition

This year's set of contenders for best gaming mouse is 60% Logitech after our nomination round, which is in line with the interest in gaming mouse brands we see across our Deals and gaming peripherals coverage. Of 2013's contenders, the DeathAdder and Naga, in their latest incarnations, make a return. Once again,… » 4/08/15 3:17pm 4/08/15 3:17pm

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm 4/01/15 4:57pm

You Have To Look Closely To See That This NES Is Actually a Cake

There's no shortage of wacky wedding cakes on the internet, but this creation is particularly noteworthy because until you get a good close-up look at it, it doesn't look like a cake at all. You'd swear it was a functional NES console complete with two controllers and a copy of Tetris, but in reality it's completely… » 3/17/15 4:31pm 3/17/15 4:31pm

In the Season Finale of Haphead, an Unexpected Twist


io9 is proud to be presenting the final episode of season 1 of Haphead, the series about gamers in a dystopian future Toronto. Maxine finally discovers how her father died — and it's a very interesting twist that I didn't see coming. Plus we get a peek into the future world of biohacking, which is damn cool. » 3/10/15 10:50pm 3/10/15 10:50pm

A Ton of the Best Logitech Gaming Gear is Deeply Discounted Today

Today only, Amazon's blowing out a ton of popular Logitech gaming gear at terrific prices as part of their latest Gold Box deal. Inside, you'll find headsets, mice, mousepads, a gamepad, and even a programmable gameboard, almost all of which have been extremely popular among our readers in the past. » 3/10/15 9:45am 3/10/15 9:45am