Minecraft allows you to build just about anything. Now, we're pretty stoked to see that the beloved building sim is being used all around the globe to create some pretty amazing environments teaching everything from physics to cellular biology.
Okay, let's just get this out of the way: I used to play Magic: The Gathering. I used to play a lot. It's even possible that I've played fairly recently, although I'm not admitting to anything. But I can feel slightly better about myself, now that it's been shown how you can use Magic cards to create a fully functional Turing machine.
Nintendo has had kind of a rough go of it lately. After pretty much everyone on the planet bought a Wii and DS, the 3DS launched to a slow start and anticipation for its Wii U console seems tepid at best. You tell me — are you excited? Here's what you can expect when the Wii U lands in November in the U.S.
Virtual reality was never able to rise above a gimmick. While the technology is used in some pretty impressive ways, one area where it's always appeared a perfect fit but never found any real purchase is powering video game worlds that are immersive like nothing else before them. Why? Well, that's hard to say. Maybe for as immersive as the environments were supposed to be, the graphics weren't there yet. Maybe the engines powering the games of yesteryear didn't have gameplay that was right for an on-your-face display. Or just maybe, you know, people don't really want to wear big bulky headsets while they play a game. Well, all those hurdles look like they can be cleared with today's technology, and several companies are working on VR for gaming in a major way. Here we present our 10 picks for video games perfectly suited for this emerging, quirky tech.
Good news: Ubisoft has pledged to ditch it's awful, awful piracy-prevention measures that treated every paying customer like a pirate in disguise. The company will instead adopt a method that has PC players activate their game only once, and then enjoy playing freely after that, online or off.
Did you think the torrent of Wii peripherals was bad? Think again. Nintendo's love for ridiculous console add-ons harkens back to the early NES days, as evidenced by this brochure for a "Nintendo Knitting Machine" attachment. Here's one add-on that we're happy was canned for its own good.
One of the coolest and most addictive games to emerge from Japan in recent years, Katamari Damacy, toyed with our perceptions of space and time. Now the game's developer, Keita Takahashi, has brought that same unique perspective to a video game classic: Ms. Pac-Man.
Is it a tablet or is it a gaming handheld? It's both! Archos' GamePad is a 7-inch gaming tablet (gablet?) that has one thing the iPad and Nexus 7 don't: real buttons and dual analogs.
Since its massive showing at E3, Nintendo's been pretty silent about the Wii U. With the holidays around the corner, you might want to start saving up your money if you want the Wii U and its fancy touchscreen gamepad.
Next-gen graphics? Pleaaase. That old-school style is making a comeback and demakes are apparently all the rage. Atari Age forum member Sprybug spent his free time demaking Super Mario Bros. as an actual Atari 2600 game. Here's what the plumber's first game would have looked like if the NES didn't exist.