Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a lit... read
Do you ever feel like you never really get your love of the Zelda series across through your clothes, wallets, watches, mints, hats, action figures, replica weapons, posters, tattoos, or limited-edition game cartridges and sy... read
Taiwanese stop-motion animator Counter656 is no stranger around these parts -- we've of course shared some of his work in the past. But maybe you haven't caught his vids before. If not, you are in for a treat!
Using the supe... read
E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfil... read
Gamers are capable of doing some awesomely odd stuff for the sole purpose of saying they did it. A Drexel University professor is taking that concept and raising the bar. He's raising it 437 feet, to be exact.
On April 19 an... read
Back in the day, everyone thought virtual reality was going to be the future of games. We made movies, TV shows, and even very bad early attempts to make head-mounted displays. All of those devices failed, and over time, VR d... read
Why the denizens of Hyrule still exchange Rupees is beyond me. Have you seen the size of those things? A single shard occupies an entire treasure chest! How could anybody fit more than one in their pocket?
It's high time that... read
We've got just over a month until winter officially ends. Time to get at least one more winter-themed chiptune album out the door!
Net label 9-bit Records has just released 9-bit Blizzard, a collection of 18 tracks of cool po... read
Yeah, we've all seen so-called "real-life Mario Kart" before, but always as a parody rather than a legitimate adaptation of the game mechanics in a physical setting. But wait around long enough and the magic of SCIENCE will ... read
When it comes to controllers, I try to steer clear of third-party options, as I've never once had a better experience with a knock-off versus the real thing. On the other hand, I gladly welcome any and all limited edition pad... read
I will never be able to answer the question "What's your first love: music or videogames?" So, I'm always happy when the two combine to make something rad. Such is the case with Tumblr Music History in GIFs.
Joshua Carrafa re... read
Jonathan Holmes is one of the founding editors! So Nintendo Power is over and done with. Tears and all that. Pour one out for our homies.
The throne has been abdicated. Time for a new king to rise to power.
You've likely heard about a little something called Nintendo Force... read feature
If you've been catching any of Red vs. Blue during the past couple of years, you'll have noticed that the boys at Rooster Teeth have stepped up their game big time. No longer restricting themselves to basic machinima techniq... read
You can only hear the sound effects from Super Mario Bros. so many times over the years before they start to grate on your very soul. As such, this new Nintendo-themed remix by Reverse Enginears wasn't winning me over with i... read
No matter how much good press PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale receives, it'll never quite settle with me. The fact that it is a "clone" of Super Smash Bros. isn't what's bothersome -- I personally had a grand time with t... read
Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently re... read
Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps an... read
I gotta tell ya, everything's coming up Milhouse for former Dtoid editor Ashley Davis!
Every year, the Meteor store in Tokyo hosts the My Famicase Exhibition, a gallery in which artists submit cartridge labels for fake ... read
Electronic musician Side Brain likes to have a little bit of fun with his beats. Using the Ableton Live music sequencer, he is able to plug in pretty much any controller and go to town. He can use... oh, for example... an NE... read
Sometimes it pays to stalk people on Twitter. For example, I was peeping in on Max Scoville's feed when he dropped word of a John Carpenter chiptune tribute album. Naturally, my interest was piqued.
Famed film director John C... read
Reddit user telekinetic just wanted to make a custom battery gauge for his Android phone, but one thing led to another and... well... this happened.
I've only owned an iPhone since Christmas, and though I'm happy with it, I r... read
... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled!
If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro ... read
I said, "Daaaaamn, son!"
In November 2011, LEGO hobbyist Julius von Brunk began construction of a Super Mario Bros. 3 airship, the realization of a dream he's had ever since playing the original NES game way back in the day. ... read
Do any of you guys water cool your PCs? The very idea of having liquid of any kind running through one of my computers scares the crap out of me because I just know that I'll screw it up somewhere and wind up with a soggy sys... read
Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned en... read
No, sir! Sprite films will never die! NEVER!!!
What you see above is a re-imagining by YouTuber ultimatemaverickx of the final battle in Mega Man Zero 3. If you haven't played any of the Zero series, you'll probably be wonde... read
Okay, are you guys ready for this? Jimmy Wong, the brother of SFX guru Freddie Wong, has conceived a new web series called Feast of Fiction, which takes foodstuffs from fictional media and prepares them for consumption. In t... read
True story: Back when I lived in Japan, I owned a children's folding chair that sat directly on the floor without any legs. It clicked into place so you could adjust your reclining angle and flattened out for easy storage. It... read
It warms my frozen heart to see a group of good-intentioned, like-minded individuals come together to offer consumers something of value at a reasonable price. Such is the case with this past weekend's Indie Game Music Bundle... read
I don't know who this "Andrew Kelly" cat is or how he managed to breach the impenetrable walls of Nintendo's headquarters, but none of that matters!
People! People! People! There are rupee pillows in the Nintendo offices! Again, there are rupee pillows at the Nintendo offices! Why does this get me so hot and bothered? I don't know!
Rupee pillows at Nintendo by Andrew Kelly [Hipstamatic] read
Ultima grandmaster Richard Garriott is Big Brother -- no matter where you go, no matter what you do, he's always watching, contemplating, judging.
At Garriott's social and mobile game company Portalarium in Austin, Texas, he... read
Remember that collage of hundreds of videogame stars made to look like Mega Man sprites? Wasn't that neato keen? What would you say to the same kind of treatment, only in the style of EarthBound / Mother? Would you also appro... read