Nintendo SNES Play Station

Rare Nintendo ‘PlayStation’ prototype exists, and can still play games

November 9th at 6:45 PM

Rare Nintendo ‘PlayStation’ prototype exists, and can still play games

In what is likely one the most obscure and fascinating stories in video game history, Sony back in 1988 signed off on a deal whereby it would provide Nintendo with CD-ROM drives for the SNES. The thinking at the time was that the SNES, in addition to being able to play standard cartridges, would also be able to run disc-based games via Sony’s CD-ROM technology.

Ultimately, a contract dispute over money and various licensing issues killed the partnership, but not before 200 prototype units of the hybrid device, dubbed the “PlayStation” or “Super Disc”, were manufactured. This past July, a Reddit user posted a rare photo of the device after discovering it in his dad’s possession. Naturally, many commenters were quick to call it a fake.

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Assassin's Creed Rope Launcher

Man invents ‘Assassin’s Creed’-style rope launcher, uses it to scale walls

October 26th at 12:25 PM

Man invents ‘Assassin’s Creed’-style rope launcher, uses it to scale walls

The Assassins Creed video game franchise has been around for about 8 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. Just a few days ago, the ninth major release of the franchise — Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — was released to favorable reviews.

One of the more interesting and cooler additions to the game is that assassin Jacob Frye now has a new weapon at his disposal — a handy and useful wrist-mounted rope launcher that can be used to cross streets (like a zipline) or quickly ascend to the top of buildings.

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Twitch Livestream Arrest Robbery

Crazy video: Gamer gets arrested and then robbed during livestream

October 7th at 11:25 AM

Crazy video: Gamer gets arrested and then robbed during livestream

The world of livestreaming has provided us with no shortage of entertainment in recent weeks. Hot on the heels of a poor fellow in Japan who inadvertently streamed footage of himself burning down his house comes a new video depicting a man not only being arrested, but robbed.

The video below comes courtesy of a Twitch streamer in Washington state whose online handle is Mr_13big. As the story goes, our protagonist Mr. Big was playing some multiplayer NewZ whereupon his excitement at certain points proved to be too loud for his neighbors. Eventually, someone calls the police to complain about excessive noise. Shortly thereafter, a police officer shows up to see what all the fuss is about, and from there, things comically and bizarrely spiral out of control.

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turtle beach headset

Save $40 on a solid Turtle Beach gaming headset on Amazon

September 23rd at 6:10 PM

Save $40 on a solid Turtle Beach gaming headset on Amazon

For all you gamers out there, you know that having the skills is just half of what it takes to be a great gamer. Along with your hardware setup and your game of choice, you need to be able to talk with your fellow players and have them hear you loud and clear. In terms of gaming headsets, there is one company that takes the prize, and this deal will save you $40 on a Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 amplified PC gaming headset. More →

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Lander

Think you can land a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket? This web game proves otherwise

September 19th at 10:30 AM

Think you can land a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket? This web game proves otherwise

Twice this year, SpaceX has tried to launch a reusable rocket and have it return to earth and land safely on a floating ocean platform. Both attempts ended in failure. Undoubtedly an engineering challenge of the highest order, a SpaceX rocket this past April came remarkably close to sticking the landing before swerving slightly off angle just a moment before touchdown.

Though watching video of the failed landing might make it seem easy, there’s literally no room for error when it comes to getting a 360+ ton rocket to land gracefully, right side up.

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Jimmy Kimmel YouTube Gaming Video

Jimmy Kimmel enraged a massive community of gamers, with hilarious results

September 1st at 11:00 PM

Jimmy Kimmel enraged a massive community of gamers, with hilarious results

Did Jimmy Kimmel know what he was getting into when he made fun of gamers who spend hours watching other people play games on Twitch and YouTube? He probably did because the angry reaction he got from overly emotional YouTube gamers after he bashed their favorite hobby is pure comedy gold. More →

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wireless gaming headset sale

Take your gaming to the next level with a wireless Turtle Beach headset on sale for half off

August 26th at 7:45 PM

Take your gaming to the next level with a wireless Turtle Beach headset on sale for half off

Have you ever wanted to take your gaming to the next level? Well if you play Call of DutyGrand Theft Auto V, or any title with a large multi player game, you know that communication is key. Amazon has just kicked off an extended deal that will give you over 50% off a wireless gaming headset. That is right, you can grab a Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 for just $119.99 — and to make this deal even sweeter, you can get free two-day shipping if you are a Prime member. More →

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Real Life First Person Shooter

Must Watch: A real-life First Person Shooter controlled by Chatroulette users

August 21st at 1:10 PM

Must Watch: A real-life First Person Shooter controlled by Chatroulette users

Hold on to your hats because this video is absolutely incredible. Realm Pictures, a UK-based film studio with a flair for narrative storytelling, created a live action zombie-based first person shooter and then invited unsuspecting Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype users to control the action from afar. All the while, a team of actors working alongside a team of tech producers pulled off what can only be described as video magic that has to be seen to be believed.

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Android Wear Half Life

Here’s how to get Half-Life running on Android Wear

July 24th at 6:45 PM

Here’s how to get Half-Life running on Android Wear

One of the chief criticisms levied at the Apple Watch in particular, and at smartwatches in general, is that there’s not really much you can do on such a small screen. So while we’re still waiting for developers to figure out how to squeeze a compelling gaming experience onto a small display, how about we sit back and watch Half-Life running on an LG G Watch.

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Overweight Gamers

Can Video Games Actually Help Overweight Gamers Lose Weight?

June 29th at 4:12 PM

Can Video Games Actually Help Overweight Gamers Lose Weight?

Though often exaggerated in popular culture, the old stereotype about gamers  being overweight isn’t entirely without merit. A 2009 study, for instance, found that gamers do, in fact, tend to be on the heavier side of the scale relative to the population at large.

But might it be possible for video games to actually help gamers lose weight? Researchers at the University of Exeter believe so, as evidenced by a new study which shows that certain types of mental training can directly result in gamers consuming up to 220 fewer calories each day. Over time, that amounts to nearly two pounds of weight loss per month.

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Game Boy XXL

Game Boy XXL: Meet the giant 19-inch Game Boy that plays all your favorite video games

June 1st at 8:30 PM

Game Boy XXL: Meet the giant 19-inch Game Boy that plays all your favorite video games

Forget about the gargantuan screens of today’s modern smartphones, if you want to play video games on a mega screen, you’ve got to check out the Game Boy XXL.

As the name implies, Game Boy XXL is a fully functional and absolutely gigantic Game Boy that can play all of your favorite Game Boy games of yore, from Tetris to Dr. Mario and everything in between. Even better, because the device is one gigantic emulator (powered by software from the retropie project), it can also play ROMs from other console systems, including the original NES, Atari, and Sega.

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Mark Zuckerberg Video Games

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

May 22nd at 10:15 PM

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

Video games have gotten a bad rap for years now. They create killers, many critics like to claim. They glorify criminal behavior, some politicians often shout.

But often left out of the video game discussion is how video games can actually be helpful to a child’s intellectual development. While it may sound a bit outlandish at first, video games can often help kids hone their problem solving skills, sometimes without them even realizing it. What’s more, kids who really love video games often start trying their hand at making their own, a sentiment recently articulated by none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who credits his childhood love of video games with turning him into a programmer.

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