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

It's Dangerous To Go Without Caffeine! Take This

This wonderful coffee mug, available over on Human, is the perfect way to show your love of the Legend of Zelda games without hitting your co-workers over the head with your obsession. The $19 mug is wrapped in a cartoony collage of items and treasures found in the games, and if coffee isn't what you use to replenish… » 3/06/15 11:30am 3/06/15 11:30am

The Mystery Deepens, in the Latest Episode of Haphead

io9 is proud to be presenting weekly episodes of Haphead, the story of a gamer in dystopian future Toronto. In this week's episode, Maxine investigates the death of her father. Things start to get seriously disturbing, especially when she visits a mall that only allows people from the "right" income bracket. » 3/05/15 2:12am 3/05/15 2:12am

NotCulus Rift: How I Hacked Together My Own Serious VR Headset

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey told me not to buy an Oculus Rift. That was two years ago, and he's repeated the plea every time I've seen him since. Don't buy it. It's not ready. It's just a developer kit. He's right, but I'm tired of waiting. I want a VR headset and I want it now. So I built one. Sorta. » 3/02/15 12:20pm 3/02/15 12:20pm

Throwing a Giant Gamepad Pillow When You Lose Is Safer For Your Walls

Even if you're the most well-mannered human being the rest of the time, your inner raging Hulk probably comes out whenever there's a video game controller in your hand. And the next time you're sniped by a cowardly camper, or put that straight Tetris piece in the wrong place, try throwing this soft Gamer Pillow at the… » 3/02/15 11:53am 3/02/15 11:53am