Breaking Bad expertly recreated with GTA V graphics is just fantastic

That’s it. GTA V is such an amazing world that it can be used to create anything. Let’s make movies and full seasons of TV shows using just GTA V graphics because this is just stunning. Here is a Breaking Bad tribute done completely with GTA V and it sums up a decent amount of the series pretty well. » 5/16/15 11:00am Saturday 11:00am

8-bit Captain America: The Winter Soldier is almost as fun as the movie

Captain America: The Winter Soldier smartly buoyed what could have been a pretty bland character with other fun ones which all added up to a really fun movie. One of Marvel’s best, probably. Here it is summed up in 8-bit video game style, which Captain America looks great in. » 5/13/15 9:50pm 5/13/15 9:50pm

This Simulator's Steering Wheel Is Strong Enough To Break Your Wrists

So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel… » 5/13/15 9:54am 5/13/15 9:54am

A Tiny Video Game-Playing Business Card You Can Smuggle In Your Wallet

A year ago Kevin Bates singlehandedly justified the antiquated tradition of swapping business cards with a thin and tiny handheld console that could even play video games. He originally created the Arduboy as the ultimate business card to show off his electronics skills to potential employers, but now anyone can… » 5/11/15 10:52am 5/11/15 10:52am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/05/15 8:40pm 5/05/15 8:40pm

Old school top down view of Grand Theft Auto recreated in real life

There are so many videos showing real life being imitated in Grand Theft Auto that it’s about time we see GTA get recreated in real life. This recreation is especially cool because it takes the classic GTA top down view of the old video game and stages scene with real people and real cars and real streets. » 5/04/15 10:32pm 5/04/15 10:32pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has the most terrifying vision of the future

If real life imitates art, we’re doomed. This teaser video for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 video game paints a very plausible vision of the future, so much so that watching it totally feels like channel surfing while fast forwarding through time. We’re going to build awesome stuff, which is great, and then… » 4/29/15 11:31am 4/29/15 11:31am

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

Lego Dimensions transports your bricks and Minifigs into a video game

If there was any doubt that video games that allow kids to bring their physical toys into the actual game were more than just a fad, Lego and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are joining the likes of Nintendo's amiibo, Disney's Infinity, and Spin Master's Sick Bricks with its new Lego Dimensions game for the… » 4/09/15 1:49pm 4/09/15 1:49pm

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

Watching all the gory Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X destroyed my eyes

Don't watch this video if you get queasy by pixel created blood and hyperrealistic video game gore. Because good lord the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X are downright disgusting to see. If you remember the game, players are supposed to "finish" a character with a brutal Fatality move after a fight and these news ones… » 3/30/15 2:49pm 3/30/15 2:49pm

Is Internet Addiction a Real Thing?

Dear Lifehacker,
Is it possible for someone to actually be addicted to the Internet? I mean, we all love our phones, and maybe I check mine whenever it buzzes, but is that the same as being addicted to alcohol or drugs? I've heard of people being so addicted to video games that they forgot to eat or feed their kid.… » 3/25/15 1:15pm 3/25/15 1:15pm

A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With an Old Nokia Cellphone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today's standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own… » 3/23/15 5:38pm 3/23/15 5:38pm

Making a real life version of Link's shield from The Legend of Zelda

Making a real life version of Link's iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final… » 3/23/15 3:14pm 3/23/15 3:14pm

Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this color-changing pixelated lamp will… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am