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 Saturday 11:30am

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 6:14pm Wednesday 6:14pm

A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care If It Actually Sucks

If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES hit North America over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminum alternative perfectly complements all your furniture? » 6/29/15 6:00pm 6/29/15 6:00pm

Everything I Want For Christmas Is This 3D Racing Simulator 

Christmas is coming, so I suggest you start saving now to get this racing simulator. Oh, what’s that, you don’t normally put hydraulic racing simulation rigs right in the middle of your own home? You need some sort of space that your children can live in? Well, that’s just unambitious. » 6/29/15 3:15pm 6/29/15 3:15pm

Hilarious stop-motion video of two guys karate fighting on the ground

It’s a story as old as time, two guys fight over a girl for her love. Only it’s been remixed with hilarity and ridiculousness as the two dudes karate fight on the ground in an epic stop-motion video that makes it look like a 2D video game like Street Fighter. The battle goes on and on so creatively all over the park… » 6/24/15 11:05pm 6/24/15 11:05pm

The Portal gameplay in Lego Dimensions has those mind-melting puzzles

Besides an excuse to buy more building sets, the most exciting thing about the upcoming Lego Dimensions game is the gameplay caters to whichever characters you’ve chosen. Yesterday, at E3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer for the game revealing its Portal level, and it looks like it… » 6/17/15 1:19pm 6/17/15 1:19pm

Jurassic Park in 8-bit is a better movie than any of its sequels

Jurassic World is coming out this weekend and just by existing, it’s already better than The Lost World and *whispers* Jurassic Park 3. But there is no way in hell that it can ever top the original Jurassic Park. Hell, I know this 8-bit video game version of Jurassic Park is better than all the movies that followed it… » 6/11/15 12:25am 6/11/15 12:25am

How Ingress, Google's Real-World Smartphone Game, Got Me Out of My Shell

Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and… » 6/10/15 3:40pm 6/10/15 3:40pm

A Super Mario Bros. Watch Reminds You It's Always a Good Time To Play

It’s impossible to count how many artists, designers, and Nintendo fans have been inspired by Shigeru Miyamoto’s work, but you can add the folks at Mr. Jones Watches to that list. Their latest timepiece is this Super Mario Bros.-inspired creation featuring the side-scrolling landscape from the original NES game. » 6/10/15 11:44am 6/10/15 11:44am

Can't Code? This iPad App Will Easily Let You Make Your Own Video Game

There’s no shortage of nit-picking gamers who feel they could easily make better video games than what’s being released every week. And thanks to a new iPad app called Toy Engine, they can put their money where their mouths are and design their own side-scrolling video game, even if they’ve never written a single line… » 6/05/15 3:39pm 6/05/15 3:39pm

Ghosts Should Still Fear a Single Pixel Pac-Man

At 35 years old, Pac-Man has managed to remain a popular video game for decades. If only his dated graphics weren’t really showing their age. Instead of giving the yellow hero a facelift, though, Hackaday’s Mike Szczys has instead made the game’s graphics even simpler with his 1-Pixel Pac-Man de-make that you can… » 6/02/15 11:50am 6/02/15 11:50am

Lego Worlds is basically Minecraft but with those plastic bricks we love

With Lego already making loads of official Minecraft playsets, you’d think the company would avoid stepping on the insanely popular building game’s toes. But apparently that’s not the case, because today Lego Worlds was officially announced, and the only real difference between playing it and Minecraft is that you get… » 6/01/15 6:15pm 6/01/15 6:15pm

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

The latest Lego Jurassic World game trailer makes the wait even harder

It doesn’t reveal much in terms of gameplay, but Warner Bros. has released another trailer for Lego Jurassic World that shows a few more glimpses of the levels based on the three previous films in the franchise. It also mentions the Lego Jurassic World Creation Lab, so in addition to being able to play as dinosaurs,… » 5/30/15 12:00pm 5/30/15 12:00pm

8-bit video game version of The Shawshank Redemption is still good

It shouldn’t come as a surprise as The Shawshank Redemption is one of the all-time great movies but this 8-bit version of the film captures a little bit of that same spirit and is fun to watch too. I guess Andy and Red’s friendship translates into any medium, even if it’s animated in a retro video game style. » 5/27/15 10:55pm 5/27/15 10:55pm

Tiny Lego video game consoles to keep your Minifigs entertained

Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town, these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room. » 5/27/15 1:46pm 5/27/15 1:46pm

Screentendo Turns Screenshots Into a Playable Super Mario Level

When you’re bored at work, pulling out your Game Boy to pass the time isn’t exactly inconspicuous. But this simple app called Screentendo is. It snaps a screenshot of whatever you’re working on and then turns it into a simple Super Mario level with clouds and breakable blocks. Spreadsheets have never been more… » 5/27/15 12:00pm 5/27/15 12:00pm