Sega vs. Sony: 20 years since the decisive battle

Sega vs. Sony: 20 years since the decisive battle

2015 marks 20 years since the original PlayStation was released in the US, revolutionizing the console and video game industry at a time when it was all about Sega vs. Nintendo and Sony was most prominent as a cool way to play your cassettes. As far as consoles are concerned, Sega is nowadays on a par with cassettes. It all went wrong back in the mid-90s, when the Sega Saturn lost out massively to the...

The Void combines virtual reality and real world elements

The Void combines virtual reality and real world elements

The Void is a virtual reality startup building the world’s first VR gaming center that it believes will be the future of entertainment. The company blends virtual reality and real world elements like sets, props, motion simulators and smoke machines. The end result will be pretty insane, if this epic new trailer is to be believed.… (more…)

Microsoft confirms Gamescom 2015 appearance for Xbox One

Microsoft confirms Gamescom 2015 appearance for Xbox One

There have been several announcements over the past few days from major video game companies announcing if they will or will not be attending some of the major press events this year. First SEGA said they won't be at E3, then Sony said they will not attend Gamescom. Microsoft has just made their announcements (in a… (more…)

This Star Wars pinball coffee table combines everything we love in life

This Star Wars pinball coffee table combines everything we love in life

This R2-D2 Star Wars pinball coffee table combines everything we love in life. Image Credit: Altar Furniture What do you get when you mix R2-D2 with coffee and pinball? Besides your perfect geek date, you also get an incredible new coffee table that is a must-have for any respectable geek home. The R2-D2 pinball coffee table has been designed by ALTAR Furniture, a company based in Budapest, that specializes in creating coffee tables… (more…)

Square Enix launches Final Fantasy XIII... Into the clouds

Square Enix launches Final Fantasy XIII… Into the clouds

This week, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIII for iOS and Android. Final Fantasy XIII for the smartphone is only 20 MB, which is unprecedented for a mobile gaming port of a more recent game. How does Square Enix prevent Final Fantasy XIII’s heavy processing needs from frying someone’s iPhone? The answer lies in cloud-based technology.… (more…)

What happens when you play Candy Crush all day for 6 weeks straight

What happens when you play Candy Crush all day for 6 weeks straight?

With the way most of us use our smartphones, swiping every which way through our various apps, games, and websites (usually only with one hand), the thought of carpal tunnel syndrome has surely crossed the mind a couple of times. Well, if you were wondering how much you had to swipe for some medical condition to… (more…)

Rockstar teases 'GTA 5' PC editor

Rockstar teases ‘GTA 5′ PC editor

“Grand Theft Auto 5” will reach the PC on Tuesday, and developer Rockstar of New York City teased eager fans with a two-minute trailer of its Rockstar Editor on Monday. The tool allows players to share and alter videos, much like an in-game Instagram or Snapchat. The Rockstar Editor will be compatible with “Grand Theft Auto… (more…)

How video games may help kids with autism

How video games may help kids with autism

Video games have been blamed for fostering antisocial behavior and an early sedentary lifestyle in children, but a new perspective on the games may shine a light on some key benefits. A combined research effort from Germany and Austria investigated why people enjoy playing video games and what benefits they may be providing the autism community.… (more…)

Girls Make Games proves future of the gaming industry won't look like a boys club

Girls Make Games proves future of the gaming industry won’t look like a boys club

Laila Shabir, 28, was frustrated over the number of female applicants she received after starting her own game studio, Learn District. Shabir, who graduated from MIT with a bachelors degree in economics, was the only woman on her nine-person team. New to the gaming industry, Shabir assumed women weren’t interested in creating video games. Shabir decided… (more…)

Pacapong mixes Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders into one surprisingly awesome game

Pacapong mixes Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders into one surprisingly awesome game

Have you ever been playing an arcade classic and thought that, while fun, there just wasn't much to do? Sure Pong is a cornerstone of gaming, but there's really not much going on compared to say, an average Battlefield 4 game. That's where Pacapong comes in. Pacapong looks to take a few of those classic old… (more…)