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

The Atari E.T. Landfill Excavation Starts Today. What Will They Find?

In 1983, the failing Atari video game company allegedly dumped millions of unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial cartridges in a New Mexico landfill. Ever since, game nostalgists have tried to track them down. Today, screenwriter Zak Penn's documentary crew begin digging, and our friends at Wired got a sneak peek at the… » 4/26/14 11:00am 4/26/14 11:00am

If life were a video game, it'd look exactly like this

When you're playing the game of life, you probably imagine it to be some impossibly complicated RPG filled with awful consequences and no right answer. You'd be wrong. We only make it that way because it keeps us busy. Life really is just about moving forward because time forces us to. Like in Super Life by Eben McCue. » 4/25/14 12:29am 4/25/14 12:29am

Here's why you should always screw with someone wearing an Oculus Rift

Do you consider yourself a good friend? Well then the next time your buddy puts on the future scopes that is the Oculus Rift and starts getting amazed at the all encompassing alternate reality, you have to give them a gentle push in the back to screw with their balance. They'll start flailing for their lives and… » 4/24/14 7:39pm 4/24/14 7:39pm

Awesome video game will let you fully live your space pilot dreams

Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there. And with Oculus Rift support, it will be a total alternate universe experience. It looks absolutely fantastic. » 4/11/14 11:40pm 4/11/14 11:40pm

Magic pinball gets perfectly stuck between a bumper and kicker forever

You can play a pinball machine forever and not have a pinball hit at a more perfect angle than this. Look at it bounce back and forth and back and forth and back and forth forever between a bumper and kicker. If only every pinball game was so easy. According to YouTube user lilmul123, this went on for a few minutes… » 4/04/14 10:09pm 4/04/14 10:09pm

Stunning Titanfall intro sequence makes me wish there was a full movie

Not only is Titanfall, the video game that everyone can't stop talking about, an incredibly fun game that surpasses the hype, it also has this fantastic cinematic intro sequence that makes me almost wish I could watch the movie version of Titanfall instead of playing the video game. » 3/15/14 2:37am 3/15/14 2:37am

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:20am 3/13/14 11:20am