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

This Oculus Rift-Powered Light Cycle Sim Is the Ultimate Arcade Game

The Oculus Rift hasn't even made it out of beta testing and it's already changing the world for the better—at least for one dedicated developer. He's integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we're going racing. » 4/10/14 2:40pm 4/10/14 2:40pm

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

Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift VR Competitor Looks Unbelievable

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention—deservedly so—that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. Tonight, that's Sony. And its Project Morpheus VR headset sounds fantastic. » 3/18/14 8:58pm 3/18/14 8:58pm

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

A Gorgeous NES Clone Made From a Solid Block of Aluminum

Running an emulator with a few ROMs on your laptop or smartphone is a great way to scratch a nostalgic itch for a long lost console. But for the full experience, you need a TV to crowd around with friends, real controllers, and of course the hardware. Which is where the Analogue Nt—a gorgeous aluminum NES clone—enters… » 3/12/14 1:40pm 3/12/14 1:40pm

Geniuses created a robot that plays Flappy Bird better than humans

Suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. But do you know how you could outsmart Flappy Bird? By building a Flappy Bird terminator. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot who basically kicks ass at Flappy Bird.… » 2/25/14 8:30pm 2/25/14 8:30pm

Playing Flappy Bird inside this box is way more fun than on your phone

Missed out on your chance to download Flappy Bird? It's okay. You can just make a DIY box version of the same game. It looks way more fun. That's what Fawn Qiu did. She made an IRL version of Flappy Bird using an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and magnets. Oh and of course the box where it all happens. » 2/18/14 9:05pm 2/18/14 9:05pm

The hilarious differences between video games and real life

If only video games were real life, right? Caffeine could be ditched for super star power ups, quests would be fun to do and rewarding as opposed to simply job saving and you wouldn't have to worry about budgeting because you would buy everything since it's so easy to make money. Ah, video game life has it so good! » 2/14/14 9:41pm 2/14/14 9:41pm

This Genius Kinect Rig Puts You Inside a Video Game in Two Minutes Flat

What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out. » 2/11/14 1:00pm 2/11/14 1:00pm

The Ugly Behind-the-Scenes History of Video Game Movies

Few Hollywood announcements are treated with such fierce-yet-wounded anticipation as video game adaptations. Full of incredible artistry, instantly-recognizable characters and an increasingly-mature approach to storytelling, you'd be forgiven for thinking gaming is a medium particularly well suited for making the jump… » 2/11/14 10:00am 2/11/14 10:00am

Crazy Oculus Rift Rig Turns Any Room Into a Holodeck Full of Zombies

The Oculus Rift is already great when you're just sitting down, but it's easy to imagine an awesome future where you walk around with it on. A holodeck on your face. Well, that future's already here. » 2/05/14 10:07am 2/05/14 10:07am

Seeing every single Nintendo NES video game start screen is so fun

Wow. NicksplosionFX just created a time machine of emotions by stitching together every single—yes, every single—original Nintendo NES video game start screen in one epic video. The whole shabang lasts 3 hours and goes in alphabetical order and has so many memorable beeps and boops that you can't help but feel like a… » 1/22/14 9:32pm 1/22/14 9:32pm

China Finally Suspends Its Ban on Foreign Game Consoles

After 14 years of prohibition, the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the sale of foreign consoles inside the country's border. This opens the door for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony to tap in the multi-billion market—though the companies have already admitted it won't be easy. » 1/07/14 4:20pm 1/07/14 4:20pm

Shooting a gun with Google Glass looks frighteningly like a video game

Here's what it looks like to fire a weapon. Oh? You're not impressed? Right. I understand. Because every first person shooter video game that kids play these days looks exactly like this. Hell, to be honest, the video games might look even more realistic than real life (if that makes any sense). » 12/16/13 4:30pm 12/16/13 4:30pm

Forget Mouse and Keyboard: Play Your Next PC Game with Tongue and Butt

With Steam Boxes looming large in the future, game-peddlers-cum-hardware-makers over at Valve have been experimenting with some new ways to control your PC. Yeah, there's the weird joystick-less Steam Controller, but Valve designer Ben Krasnow has some even weirder stuff: a tongue mouse and a butt controller. » 12/05/13 1:00pm 12/05/13 1:00pm

Here's how much video game graphics have improved over 30 years

The wonderful folks at The Art of the Title specialize in putting together compilation videos of, you guessed it, title sequences. They can be from movies, from specific directors, from film franchises and so on. In this one, they're tackling the title design of video games. You can see just how much video game… » 11/05/13 7:10pm 11/05/13 7:10pm