At lot of time is spent talking about the graphics in video games, but that is really just one part of the sensory experience. The other part — the sound — immerses you in the game often without you thinking about it. The clanks, the screams, the gunfire all come from somewhere, so how is it done?
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has embraced video games as art and part of our culture through a new exhibit called "The Art of Video Games." The highly anticipated exhibit is the culmination of public input on what should be covered in the 40 or so years that games have moved from arcades to our living rooms and phones.
The last time Diablo reared his demonic head was back in 2000 with Diablo 2 (though his hellspawn would swing back for some rabble rousing in 2001's expansion, Diablo 2: Lords of Destruction). Now, over a decade later, Blizzard is rolling out the much anticipated third entry and the annals of its hack-and-slash: Diablo 3 officially ships out May 15.
Hey everyone, meet Angelina. She's probably going to be the leader of the global machine uprising à la The Matrix, but for now she's a bit of artificial intelligence that runs on a Mac server and spends her time making video games from scratch for us lowly humans.
This is not the story your mother or significant other wants to hear. New research claims that playing first person shooters could improve your eyesight.
ThinkGeek has a new controller for iOS fans, one that wants you to take your fingers off the screen and play classic games the way they were meant to be played when games were measured in bits: with a controller. The iCade 8-Bitty looks like an NES controller and plays like its successor, the controller for the SNES.
Some would say gaming is as much a part of life as having a good meal. For those who believe that (and are lucky enough to be in the vicinity of Tokyo), a visit to the Capcom Bar is a must see destination. Yes, it's that Capcom — maker of some of the most classic video game titles out there.
I'm with Ray in that I don't really care all that much about the actual football played during the Super Bowl. You know what? If the Giants were actual giants and the Patriots were Skyrim-loving freedom fighters, well, that would get me interested.
What does a controller look like when you design for folks who are going to really beat the hell out of it? Mad Catz made this controller to be used by players who attend Major League Gaming events, and that means that this thing has more more moving parts than a Transformer.
Come March, fans of fighting games are getting treated to quite the epic showdown in Street Fighter X Tekken, which will pit the two venerable franchises against one another. To celebrate, Mad Catz is rolling out a special edition of its FightStick line, and unlike the characters, you can get two sticks to play nice together.