A Grandma Discovered This Untouched 1990s Arcade In Her New Building

Real estate is a fun adventure for many reasons, including the possibility that the building's former owner may have left something behind. That was the case recently when an elderly woman bought a building in Japan's Chiba prefecture, only to discover the perfectly preserved remnants of an old arcade on two floors. » 7/01/14 1:40pm 7/01/14 1:40pm

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

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. » 6/04/14 11:58am 6/04/14 11:58am

An 8-Bit Donnie Darko game is just as dark and good as the movie

I just love when movies are summarized into CineFix's 8-bit cinema style. It combines the nostalgia of childhood video games with the memory of movies that I should watch more often. This time, it's Donnie Darko that gets the 8-bit treatment. As you can imagine, there's a lot of confusion, conversations and rabbits. » 5/28/14 12:13am 5/28/14 12:13am

A Videogame Controller Designed To Operate Construction Equipment

In the world of remote control airplanes, it was found that kids who grew up playing video games were far more adept at piloting the small aircraft after spending their childhood honing their hand-eye coordination skills with game controllers. And that's the same idea behind the SafetySense controller from Humanistic… » 5/26/14 8:00pm 5/26/14 8:00pm

Forrest Gump works pretty damn well as an 8-bit video game

I've never thought about it but Forrest Gump really works as a video game. You have your running levels, your war levels, your ping pong levels, your socially awkward levels, your fishing levels and your save Jenny levels. You can even have a pick a chocolate level. It's a movie that can easily be turned into a video… » 5/13/14 9:22pm 5/13/14 9:22pm