You probably already know this, but Super Mario Bros. turned 25 this year. What better way to commemorate the anniversary than, with a Kinect hack that uses your entire body to squash Goombas and defeat Bowser to save Princess Peach?
OnLive's vision of streaming video games right into your home using cloud-based rendering is ambitious. Theoretically, it means you can play a graphic-intensive game on a netbook without needing a high-end graphics card to render it. Realistically, it won't be in HD or play as well on a tiny keyboard. OnLive is planning to bring its video game streaming service to your HDTV with its new console box.
This is the Automatypewriter by Jonathan Guberman. What is an Automatypewriter, you wonder? Well, believe it or not, it's a thinking typewriter that you can play games on. It even writes by itself!
So just the other day we gave you the "good" news about Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld: it has a solid release date (though you'll be waiting a while). Sadly, we've now got some bad news. Turns out 3D tech can be a real energy hog.
How much is too much for a mousepad? $10? $5, even? Hell, I don't even use one myself — though I do use a Razer mouse. The company has made a name for itself offering precision mice that target gamers, and now it's tossing in a "gaming-grade" mouse mat.
The idea behind OnLive — that you can stream console, PC and portable games to a wide variety of devices — shows so much promise, and yet the execution has left a lot to be desired. The worse offense was an odd subscription fee you had to pay on top of buying or renting games. Thankfully, that's gone.
That headline above was originally going to read "Panasonic's Jungle is doomed to fail." The more I thought about it, though, the more I wonder if maybe it does have a chance. A slim chance, but here it is.
The Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard's trusty starship in Star Trek: The Next Generation , is one hulking vessel. It's over 2,100 feet long and 1,500 feet wide, making it far larger than today's biggest Earthly vehicles. Now, one man wants to recreate it — digitally.
Before pretty much anything Nintendo makes it stateside, it comes out in Japan first. With that in mind, make sure you got a box of tissues handy because the company just solidified the release date for its 3DS.
This junkyard was the last hurrah for about 600 video games in Jinan, Shandong province, China. As part of an effort to end gambling in the region, they were confiscated and then destroyed by local police. Before that, Reuters got this snapshot of a worker busily preparing these games for the slaughter.