Long ago, in a living room far, far away, games like Donkey Kong Jr., Frogger, Laser Blast, Joust, Pac-Man, Q-bert, Centipede, Burgertime, and Dig Dug ruled our every waking moment. Pixilated characters beeped their way across our TV screens as we challenged our friends and families to a match on our Atari 2600, Atari 7800 ProSystem, Magnavox Odyssey, ColecoVision, and Astrocade game console systems.
Christmas comes but once a year.
Tales of racy pictures on gadget gifts come slightly more often.
A Virginia father says that his 8-year-old son received a Christmas surprise when he and his friends took pictures of themselves with his new Nintendo DS.
He found a dozen pornographic images in a file that had been put there by someone else.
As WJLA-TV reports, the boy's dad, Tom Mayhew says he bought the device at Walmart.
"It was a shocker because we had the family here and there were a lot of kids here. The kids were the ones … Read more
Will 2014 be the year when next-generation consoles hit their stride? The following 12 months after a console launch are always very telling, but for now all we can do is wait.
Putting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 aside, there's still plenty of gas left in the tanks of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We're still very much in the middle of their respective golden ages, and a lot of the games on this list will see releases on those platforms as well.
If there's anything I've learned from doing this list for the … Read more
Why wait for the future? We're ready for science fiction to become real.
As the calendar gets set to turn from 2013 to 2014, it's also time to get excited about the kinds of things that will be coming out in the new year that until now, would have been considered nothing but science fiction.
Thanks to advances in technology, along with the help of good funding, new markets, and good timing, 2014 looks set to be a banner year for new products and services that just a few years ago would have only been imaginable by futurists … Read more
So you had your fill of the best games 2013 had to offer and now you're itching for the other side of the fence. That's where this list of the most disappointing games of 2013 has you covered.
2013 was home to a handful of titles that didn't live up to the hype, but only a select few can really be labeled as the most disappointing.
Xbox Entertainment Studios has teamed with a documentary production team for a series of film-length documentaries that will air exclusively on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The production company, Lightbox, is helmed by two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn ("Searching for Sugar Man" and "Man on Wire"), and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX's "30 Days" and PBS' "American High").
According to the Chinns, the film series will revolve around "the extraordinary events and characters that have given rise to the Digital Age." … Read more
2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.
Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.
So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15. Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.
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Watching George Takei play a video game is just about as adorable as watching a newborn fawn walk for the first time -- only a lot more entertaining.
The "Star Trek" actor laughs his way through multiple levels of Maro Party 4 on actress Felicia Day's retro-gaming show "Co-Optitude" on Geek and Sundry's YouTube channel.
After Takei had Day as a guest on "Takei's Take," his new YouTube talk show about social media and technology, it was only fitting that he co-star on the YouTube show that Day normally co-hosts with her brother Ryon Day. … Read more
If you're old like me, you can remember the first time you played Tomb Raider -- and what a thrill it was. Not only did you get a refreshing change of perspective (from first- to third-person), you also got to play as a female protagonist.
The game combined elements of Pitfall, the "Indiana Jones" movies, and old-school running-and-gunning, all unfolding with the character of Lara Croft, who would go on to join the pantheon of video game icons that includes Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Duke Nukem. She would also spawn a steady stream of sequels, a pair of live-action movies, and various other related media.