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Valve and the Oculus Rift

GDC: Valve, virtual reality, and the Oculus Rift


Our janky eyes make all of it really hard
Mar 29
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
Zelda cash money

What if Hyrule's banks upgraded to paper currency?


Check out these awesome Hylian banknotes
Mar 23
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
Cool, cool chiptunes

Chiptune album 9-bit Blizzard is as cool as ice


18 wintry tracks for those chill February nights
Feb 12
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
IRL Mario Kart

Real-life Mario Kart with REAL WORKING ITEMS OH SNAP


Thanks, science!
Jan 23
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
Controllers

Have you used any of these weird-ass controllers?


25 strange and cool controllers from VG history
Jan 16
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

Learn music history through awesome pixel GIFs


Rock history from 1964 to now
Jan 02
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

Mega Man X

Hot! Rooster Teeth animator's sweet Mega Man X vid


HOLY F*#KBALLS!
Dec 22
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

Remix: A brief history of Nintendo


Listen to this chill, nostalgia-filled tune
Nov 30
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

What I wouldn't give to play this Sega Smash variant


Because if Sony can have a Smash clone, why can't Sega?
Oct 24
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

Halfont, original SNES jams that come in a cool box set


Aug 27
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

Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games


Jul 19
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

Games being made based on Ashley Davis' Famicase art


Jul 12
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

Musician Side Brain busts a move with an NES controller


Jul 10
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

A chiptune tribute to John Carpenter's synth movie scores


May 31
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

Custom Super Metroid UI for Android phones is the shiznit


Apr 26
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

Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...


Apr 23
... 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

Glorious! Mario 3 airship constructed out of LEGO bricks


Feb 29
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

CES: Ice Dragon Cooling brought their cool dragon


Jan 14
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

A collection of videogame maps drawn from memory


Jan 13
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

Badass! This Mega Man Zero sprite film is intense


Jan 09
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

New cooking show makes videogame food a reality


Dec 23
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

Japanese gaming chair or sex furniture? You decide!


Dec 05
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

Indie Game Music Bundle now even sweeter, ends today


Nov 28
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

Nintendo offices have rupee pillows!?!?


Nov 13
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

Robo-Garriott keeps those inefficient flesh-bags in line


Oct 30
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

Custom EarthBound sprites are sex for the soul


Oct 09
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

Algebraic! Pokemon spoof video by Adventure Time crew


Oct 08
Do you like Pokémon? Do you like Adventure Time? Do you like Pokémon in your Adventure Time? Do you like Adventure Time in your Pokémon? Do you like peanut butter in your chocolate? Adventure Time creato... read

Cool Mario toys recreate key moments in series history


Sep 25
Keychains are one thing, but these? Now you're playing dirty, Japan! A pair of New Super Mario Bros.-branded figurines were released recently in Japan. These sets produce sound to recreate two very iconic moments in Mario his... read

Freddie Wong has one crazy commute to work


Sep 11
Asian Keebler Elf Freddie Wong has pulled off another game-inspired package of ooey, gooey, sunshine-filled delights. How does he spice up an otherwise boring day at the office? Why, by going all "open world" during the morning commute, that's how! Gamer Commute [YouTube] read






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