In what has to go down in the history books as the best bounce back from a bad relationship ever, Eric Smith used the engagement ring he intended to propose with to buy a full-size suit of Master Chief's iconic green armor from the Halo series.
The past few years has seen a lot of innovation in the realm of game controllers. From motion controllers to touchscreens to tablets like the Wii U, we've come a long way from the tried-and-tested joystick. Now we may have the most groundbreaking controller yet: your eyes.
First it was solving a complex protein puzzle related to the HIV virus, and this time it is the 40,000 registered users of the game Planet Hunters who have identified 69 potential new planets and two very strong candidate planets outside the Earth's solar system. We think we see a new trend in the making.
We always knew gamers had serious smarts, but now the rest of the world knows it, too. Gamers have been listed alongside scientists as responsible for cracking the code of how an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus is put together.
You read that headline correctly. Nolan Bushnell, who you may know as Atari's founder says he's been working on a project called "Speed to Learn" — a cloud computing game that he believes can be implemented to give students a complete high school education in under one year.
Still clinging on to your physical DVD/Blu-ray games? Satisfied with buying digital versions of games instead? Owning console games could become a thing of the past if GameStop's tests for a streaming games service pans out.
You just haven't lived until you've seen Paris at night. The molten, orange lights. The glowing billboards. Flying police cars in the rain. The wind turbines over the River Seine. What? That doesn't sound like the Paris you've heard about? Oh, sorry — I must be thinking of crazy cyberpunk Paris.
Michael "Skimbal" Curry has honed in on the best use ever for the budding 3D printing technology: recreating Mario Kart's much loved (or hated, depending on what side of the shell you're on) turtley projectile. The Turtle Shell Racers are small, remote controlled and oh my god my fingers don't work anymore I just want one.
There's a lot to get excited for in id Software's Rage. One thing Xbox 360 owners won't enjoy? Rage ships on two discs and has a whopping 21-22GB game install size.
Blizzard's VP of Online Technologies, Robert Bridenbecker, has waded into the hot water of the PR pool to try and quell the negative response to the game developer's decision to make Diablo 3 online-only. He says the company is surprised over the furor, and dropped a surprise of his own: piracy apparently didn't influence the decision.