On Nov. 29, 1972, a crude table-tennis arcade game in a garish orange cabinet was delivered to bars and pizza parlors around California, and a multi-billion-dollar industry was born. Here’s how that happened, direct from the freaks and geeks who invented a culture and paved the way for today’s tech moguls.
For decades, money in video games was worthless in the real world, and in other games. Not for much longer.
Two years later, we finally get to see the cast of L.A. Noire mess up
The Studio Ghibli game fixes everything wrong with the modern JRPG. They might be the only ones who can.
Here’s a real game: Try to get through this video without cracking a smile.
Shut up and take my money.
The world of comics, gaming, sci-fi, and geekdom in general is under attack! Oh my god how dare you be a woman and enjoy geek stuff?!
It’s called Bientôt l’été and it is art. (via)
Theory: video game glitches are actually demons from an unseen underworld, where nothing clips properly, you can never quite jump high enough, and the physics make absolutely no sense. Think about it.
Gaming’s soul is sick. And gamers hate talking about it.
On one hand, this guy is asking for $25,000. On the other, uhhh, look at these pictures?
It’s got an amazing selection of games and a thriving social network, not to mention that it’s free. But the most interesting new console in years doesn’t even have hardware.
“Because I was told I’d be remembered not on my own merits, but by who I was or was assumed to be sleeping with,” is one reason among many that women have posted to Twitter.
Stick around for fantastic twist about halfway through. EA Sports: Get on this, please.
This trailer for Karateka, a remake of the 1984 classic by the game’s original creator, is a handy guide.
Who knew videogame clowns could be just as terrifying as the real thing?
First tweeted by designer Justin Maxwell, it’s now clear that Zynga laid off employees at three of its studios during Apple’s iPad mini event.
After refusing to answer questions all summer, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force acknowledged that a gaming group funding its mailer seeking to link marriage and gambling measures in Maryland. The “in-kind” contribution of $343,125 came from Penn National Gaming.
It’s the most successful social gaming company in the world. So why is everyone thrilled it’s collapsing?
Colleen Lachowicz is a State Senate candidate by day, “orc assassination rogue” by night. Or does facing off with troglodytes and balancing a life and a raid schedule make her MORE qualified?
An anonymous game company employee reveals how people try to cheat — and why they get caught.
Sexism in videogames is about more than terminology: It’s about developers marginalizing their players and their games.
This actually kind of works! And slightly hammy acting aside, I’m blown away by the level of special effects these guys were able to pull off in an unofficial movie about a 32-year-old game. The 3D sequences almost look like Tron: Legacy.
This makes me want to turn off NBC, dust off my NES and just play Track and Field for the next two weeks.
One of the most important reasons Super Mario Brothers feels the way it does is an invisible one: its odd, but ingenious, camera system.
The game industry is hiring a new class of central bankers — but not in time to save Diablo III.