We broke the CISPA controversy late last week, almost before the government got away with another act that finds a way to criminalize cyber activity. While we won’t get too deep into the polemic that is private companies being able to share information with the government, we will give you all the information that’s known about the bill.
First and foremost, as noted in the infographic below, CISPA can collect proprietary information, meaning you don’t know what or when something is being collected. Companies could hypothetically share your phone number address and your name amongst other things.
Google has lobbited for the bill, in addition to having support from At&T Continue reading “So What Exactly is CISPA? You Don’t Want To Know” »
We get another gem today from Patrick Scott Patterson, who gives us a rare, inside look at the Making of WrestleMania with Bret The Hitman Hart.
“If you want to survive in the corporate jungle, you need to have heart…My first assignment was to educate everyone on the science of WWF Wrestling.”
For those of you who thought wrestlers were mere Continue reading “An Inside Look At The Making of Wrestlemania…From Bret The Hitman Hart” »
We’re all of a week until the official theatrical release of The Avengers, and despite some early iterations of the film in both porno and super low budget versions, anticipation couldn’t be any higher for the $170 million film.
Now comes this from some cosplayers overseas, showing off their Avengers garb in all of their glory, arguably some of them representing the best we’ve seen, yet (check out Hulk in particular). Continue reading “AVENGERS Cosplayers In Hong Kong Garner International Attention” »
for those of you who were aware video game consoles are banned in China (I’m guessing most of you in China, are) this might comes as surprising news. The recent announcement of a new video game console availabe in chinese retail markets apparently sidesteps the console ban that has been in place since 2000.
Despite the fact the majority of consoles are MANUFACTURED in the Pearl River Delta region of southern china, The Chinese government has refused to allow the SALE of video game consoles to its own people, stating it would be:
“The best way to protect Chinese youth from wasting their minds on video games…” Continue reading “China Set To Launch Video Game Console…For 600 Bucks” »
The bill is titled The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and is designed to “defend U.S. networks against cyber attack.”
The bill passed despite heat from the Obama Administration to veto the legislation, saying the “bill Continue reading “CYBER SECURITY Bill Allows Companies To Hand Your Information Over To The Government” »
But what about NERDCORE and DUBSTEP? Until now we haven’t heard or seen a compilation quite like this, but thanks to Jamison Stone, a fan of The Jace Hall Show who also runs Apotheosis Studios, we have rare footage of NERO performing their dubstep/nercore anthem “Me and You” live.
Stone witnessed the event Continue reading “Nerdcore Meets Dubstep In Epic Tribute To Gaming” »
As if there were any more motivation to learn video game programming, this might be one of the biggest reasons, yet. Imagine being able to turn almost any idea, concept or individual into an interactive experience?
That’s exactly what one 1337 programmer has done in launching the campaign to develop a video game featuring none other than Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. The game is being dubbed Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution and is in the same vein as “Super Mario Brothers.”
It’s not the first time we’ve ever seen a group of 1337 hackerz turn the side of a building into a video game, but dammit if it still isn’t amazing. Students at MIT turned the Earth and Planetary Science “Green Building” into a game of Tetris, using an actual console to move and rotate the blocks (see photo below). Continue reading “MIT Students Play Tetris…On a Building” »
The above video has already scraped 500 thousand views, and points out that Quadrotors don’t just perform amazing aerial maneuvers, they can take down an “enemy” from an elevated assault in a matter of seconds.
“For the next 10 maybe 15 years, shit is going to get very real.” This according to the video “creator” FPS Russia.
Continue reading “Quadrotor Comes Fit With Machine Gun…Russian Man Not Included” »
I remember the first day I ever used a Game Genie — I especially remember the day after, when I threw it away. For those of you unfamiliar with the Game Genie, it bequeathed you every cheat code on the face of the planet, essentially allowing you to beat a video game in less time than it took to make your seat warm.
Back in those days, video games were pretty damn hard and it wasn’t frowned upon to give yourself an edge, or a genie, that could give you access to reaching the game’s end. But even then there was something dissatisfactory about not ACHIEVING greatness, but having it GRANTED via a cartridge that issued you cheat codes.
But it was yay over a week ago that popular cosplayer and internet sensation Jessica Nigri was asked to change her wardrobe at PAX east. which the officials basically responded with (via GammaSquad: Continue reading “Is Jessica Nigri Not Wearing Enough Clothes?” »
Fan Wars, a new online series produced by Stan and Jace themselves, is giving fans the chance to say why they are the most amazing — with Stan, Jace and other industry celebrities weighing in with the ULTIMATE DECISION.
But if you’re a gamer who lives up to popular stigma’s, and there’s only one book you read this year, we recommend GENERATION XBOX: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood by Jamie Russell.
Russell has a history of writing about all things Zombies, which most likely made writing a book on the state of Hollywood a seamless transition Continue reading “Are Video Games TAKING OVER Hollywood? Why Generation XBOX Is Threatening The Survival of The Movie Industry” »
For those who were hoping to see Major League Gaming as a lead in to Big Bang Theory, you might be slightly disappointed. But that doesn’t mean the latest news from CBS Interactive, which owns Gamespot.com, won’t have a major impact on the online world.
CBS Interactive (a subsidiary of the $16 billion parent company CBS) has signed an exclusive partnership with TwitchTV, the world’s leading video game broadcasting network. Twitch TV attracts around 16 million people globally and is one of the top 1,000 sites in the U.S., with a dedicated user base tuning into gaming competitions and events that stream live.
The deal also makes Major League Gaming Continue reading “Major League Gaming Coming to CBS Interactive” »
For those of you who would consider yourselves in the “anti-kinect” camp, perhaps this newest “mod” will change your mind. What if I told you robots are not only using kinect technology to track your movement, but to shoot fire as well?
(as long as its not at you) It’d be pretty cool right?
The below video show the robot using movement of the eyes tracking your movement, which is almost as creepy as it is cool. There are some, including the voices over at Walyou, Continue reading “FLAME SHOOTING Robot Uses Kinect Tracking, May or May Not DESTROY Man-Kind” »
We can’t help but wonder how big Aya Kiguchi would be if global audiences got to know her, instead of just her native Japan where she is considered one of biggest gravure models/actresses in the country. Continue reading “Half Naked Aya Kiguchi Shows Why She Could Be The World’s HOTTEST Cosplayer” »
His story has become famous, and Caine Monroy, star of Caine’s Arcade, has now received a welcome addition to his “cardboard arcade.”
A pinball club located a few miles from Cain in Los Angeles, Pins and Needles, donated a vintage pinball machine for Caine’s cause.
The owner, Molly Atkinson and her boyfriend, who himself is a pinball world champion, donated the machine to Caine a day after the video was released, which ironically was the day the Pins and Needles business was forced to close. Continue reading “9 Year Old Arcade Builder Given Pinball Machine” »
On a day in which we honor one of the original great arcades in Rastan, it’s only fitting that the teaser for an arcade documentary lands on our doorstep.
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, is a film that chronicles the meteoric rise and ever popular status of arcades in Japan, and the somewhat curious struggle as to why they struggle to survive in America.
One hypothesis is that Japan is a much more densely populated area than parts of the Northern Hemisphere, which affects how much foot traffic there is in an urban area and ultimately could determine how many potential customers there are at an arcade. Continue reading “Can Arcades Make A Comeback in North America? 100 Yen Might Have An Answer” »
In a month where Double Dragon and Digg Dug also celebrate tehir anniversaries, 25 and 30 years respectively, we feel its fitting to honor yet another in Rastan, developed by Taito 25 years ago this month.
Rastan is noteworthy for several reasons, mainly because it helped rejuvenate a struggling video game industry in the mid-eighties. For you Mortal Kombat fans, you might be interested to know that Rastan was one of the original games to “introduce” blood in gaming, albeit not in the same detail as we see today. Some ports of the game also featured female nudity, which of course was a pre-cursor of things to come within the industry and helped lead to the formation of the much ballyhooed ESRB. Continue reading “RASTAN, One of the Most LEGENDARY Arcades in History, Turns 25” »
It’s more american than apple pie; the perfect refresher for a long day when all you want to is just kick back and forget about the world.
I’m talking about video games of course…
But what could possibly be better than video games? Besides nothing, maybe beer…given that the average american drinks 20 gallons of it a year (bless the poor schmuck who drank 40 to make up for me…) Continue reading “Puppet Show: Why Beer and Video Games Go Hand and Hand” »