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2:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat

Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet ...

Brett Makedonski


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Confessional: I make up my own stories for games
by Nic Rowen

So here is a dumb thing I do: I make up my own stories in games.

No, I'm not just talking about RPGs like Fallout or Skyrim where the entire point is to go out and make your own mark on the world. I'm talking about just about every kind of game. Action titles that already have stories, multiplayer shooters where there shouldn't even be a narrative; hell in a darker moment in my life, I once tried to make a fictional justification for I.Q.: Intelligence Qube, a puzzle game where you rotate giant cubes floating in a void. HELP ME.

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Some of us are controller throwers around here photo
Some of us are controller throwers around here
by Brett Makedonski

We've all been there before -- a maddeningly difficult part of a videogame; you've been trying for hours to best it. You just can't. Maybe you never will. This might be impossible, actually. The developers must've been complete sadists to even include this. Bastards.

Then, like magic, the stars align for what looks to be one glorious run to put an end to this tedium. This is it! This is the one!

No, it's not. You've come up short yet again. There are two ways to deal with abject failure of this magnitude -- calmly deal with it in a rational manner like an adult, or smash the closest thing to you. Some of us resort to the latter.

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8:00 PM on 10.09.2014

What's your favorite game music to work to?

Every so often while working, I'll listen to some new pop song that isn't very good but has managed to seem good, over time, because I keep encountering it. After a couple days of this, tops, I'll inevitably wear myself out a...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.26.2014

There's a replacement for Destiny's Loot Cave

In its update for Destiny that put an end to the oh-so-effective Loot Cave, Bungie noted that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played." That well-known spot is now less desirable ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 09.08.2014

This guy's better than you at Dark Souls, because he plays with a Rock Band guitar

Fancy yourself quite the Dark Souls player? Bet you can cruise right through that game, patiently parrying and rolling your way to victory after victory. Good for you. Now, do it with a Rock Band controller. It may seem...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 09.05.2014

If you loved the '90s more, you'd have made Seinfeld's apartment in The Sims 4

Anyone that can play bass guitar inevitably always gets asked the question "Can you play the Seinfeld theme?" (Duh, obviously.) That's probably why they bought a bass in the first place -- to lay down the groove to the i...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 08.23.2014

This teenager is building a functional instance of Minecraft in Trials: Fusion

A 16-year-old Trials: Fusion savant, PneumaticBog484, is building a functional version of Minecraft within RedLynx's racer. In the past PneumaticBog484 has also built both a procedurally-generated infinite track, and a Titan...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 08.20.2014

The Grid is the Goodwill's specialized gaming concept store

The Grid is a special denomination of Goodwill that opened up in Charlotte, North Carolina and caters to gamers and collectors. In other words, this ain't your grandma's Goodwill. You won't find vintage T-shirts or tacky over...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 08.20.2014

These Sonic-themed chili dogs and onion rings look pretty tasty

I'm not sure why Sonic's favorite food is chili dogs, but whatever. Rosanna Pansino, star of my favorite videogame cooking show Nerdy Nummies, has created a Sonic-themed meal here in the form of Sonic chili dogs with onion r...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 08.07.2014

This fish is playing Pokémon very slowly, and a lot of people are watching

Twitch has a thing for playing Pokémon. Typically, it's a crowdsourced game with tens of thousands of players all helping input controls. Some college kids recently scaled that back and are trying to accomplish the sa...

Brett Makedonski





10:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Someone made a custom GameCube controller adapter for 3DS

A guy by the name of Loopy previously came out with video capture boards for 3DS, and now he's back with another cool project: a GameCube controller adapter. Why? Because he can. Here's a demonstration of Super Street Fighte...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 08.04.2014

Ash Ketchum calls into a Christian talk show with his Team Rocket woes

According to Bulbapedia, there are 95 flying-type Pokémon, but the likes of Articuno and Zapdos don't stand a chance of flying as far over these ladies' heads as the joke did.

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 07.25.2014

EVO's best moments are often found off-screen

As someone who watches EVO but hasn't yet and will likely never attend the fighting game tournament in person, I adore Richard Li's videos -- they truly bring out the human element of the competition. It occasionally comes t...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon ...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Is Gabe Newell watching you?

Is he? IS HE? This link's a bit old, but it's never too late for a jaunty tune that asks the important questions. Gabe Newell

Brett Makedonski