This seems like the kind of thing most Americans feared would (or perhaps already had) happen with American children – when a 14 year old student in India murdered a senior citizen over the weekend in order to get video games, it proved it’s obviously capable of happening anywhere.
In this case, student Mahesh (whose name has been changed) asked his Aunt, Saritha, for RS 8000 to buy a video game. When she told him she didn’t have the money, Continue reading “Indian Student & Aunt Kill Neighbor for Video Game” »
Ever since the Bronyhood fad emerged a couple years ago, most men couldn’t remotely fathom the appeal of My Little Pony. Those who can faintly remember the original toy might have found their complete immobile nature and lack of kung-fu grip irritating, and were relieved when they disappeared presumably never to be heard from again.
Then in 2010 they exploded with the cartoon re-launch Friendship is Magic, especially with the young girls (but with guys also). This video explains, why it took off in such a big way with guys. Continue reading “Bronies: Changing the Definition of Masculinity?” »
We featured what may be one of the more suceesful Kickstarter campaigns yesterday, in a promo video that might go on to become more popular than the actual product itself, but it all of course begs the question “how effective our kickstarter campaigns.”
Sure they’re relatively easy to start, and most of the leg work comes with “getting the word out” but by and all, how effective are they of taking your project from A to Z? Continue reading “Kickstarter Campaigns Fail 41% Of The Time (Here’s Why)” »
Stack it up: Congress in gridlock. The bailouts. The economy in general. All that stuff going down with the commerce secretary and his car wrecks over the weekend. And yet all that aside, one particular issue still stands to provide the President with a fairly formidable obstacle: the race thing — or ‘card’ if you prefer.
It might make sense, especially as the U.S. and Florida each try to sue each other over the latter’s supposed illegal voting practices. So: is racism still that big a deterrence to Obama getting re-elected?
Perhaps more importantly: could we be on the verge of finding a method to ‘weed out’ the racism factor altogether (with the help of Google and a Harvard researcher)? Continue reading “Will Obama’s Biggest Campaign Adversary Be Racism? Google Might Have the Answer” »
In an appearance on The David Letterman Show, Bill Murray seemed to completely backpedal and say that he’d be willing to do Ghostbusters 3, but, again, the script is gonna ‘have to be good.’
According to BleedingCool:
“It’s hard to make a sequel, it’s got to be really funny and that first one was so darn funny, it’s hard for me. I think we’ll try again. I always drag my feet on it, but I think…” Continue reading “So Now Bill Murray Wants to Be in Ghostbusters 3…?” »
The ultimate goal for Science Fiction author/swordfighting aficionado Neal Stephenson won’t be an easy one to realize. Judging by the sheer awesomeness of his Kickstarter campaign video, the idea comes across as both lofty and genius — not only in theory, but in what looks like carefully detailed planning, elaborate experimentation, and of course the insane promo that contains it all.
Note: You won’t have to be into swordfighting or Neal Stephenson to appreciate this. Continue reading “Witness the Promo For What Could Be The Most Awesome Kickstarter Campaign Ever” »
When we told you previously about the game that made pretty much everyone’s E3 Most Anticipated Game of The Year list, there were still many questions regarding what Watch Dogs was really all about. Recently The Verge went behind-the-scen
From Ubisoft Montreal, Watch Dogs challenges players to “enter the dangerous world of Aiden Pearce, a new class of antihero whose ability to hack into any connected system could be his most powerful weapon.” Continue reading “Watch Dogs, Connected To Everything In The Game World (And The Real World?)” »
Yesterday we told you about Apple’s latest announcements of Retina display Macbook Pros, iOS 6, and new Macbook Airs, among other things. The new Retina Macbook Pros feature a 2800 x 1800 resolution display and below is a screenshot of the game running in full Retina resolution courtesy of AnandTech (via 9to5Mac).
In its analysis of the new notebook’s display, Anandtech was able to get Diablo III up and running at full 2880 x 1800 Retina resolution, but noted most apps (apart from a few that have been already updated for the displays) will not take full advantage of the display. Continue reading “This Is Diablo III On Apple’s New Retina MacBook Pro (Screenshots)” »
You are not special.
Why do we feel the need to point this out? Probably for the same reason that an English Teacher from Wellesley High School, a school that has more money then wherever you called High School, decided to make a speech elucidating why the graduating generation is not special: Continue reading “English Teacher Tells Rich Kids “You’re Not Special”” »
Jason Craft had a simple idea: create and duplicate the infamous gun from the Portal series.
What he never thought he’d be able to re-create actually turned out to work like a charm…well work is a loose term of course.
As you’ll see in the video Continue reading “If A Portal Gun Really Existed, It Might Look Something Like This” »
It was just a few months ago that we filled you in on the news that CBS will begin streaming Major League Gaming online (via already popular carriers like TwitchTV).
But now it looks like CBS might go the full nine yards and put eSports on NETWORK TV — at least those are the rumors being spread post E3.
The announcement comes from the hardcore gamers over at Forbes (unconfirmed reports they’re actually Nintendo fanboys). Continue reading “Is Major League Gaming Coming To Network TV This Fall?” »
This morning at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced iOS 6, brand new Macbook Pros, refreshed Macbook Airs, and details on Mountain Lion, Siri and more.
There wasn’t a lot of gaming specific news other than a brief demo of Game Center for OS X. We previously reported regarding Mountain Lion when Apple announced it some time ago, and today we get a more in depth look into what Apple is bring to the table with its new OS. Continue reading “Apple unveils new Macs, iOS 6, and more at WWDC” »
When we first heard that Mike Nelson and some of the leftover guys from MST3K were going to be heckling video games, it seemed too good to true. And despite a teaser video being released of them yelling at Gears of War 3, much time has passed and we haven’t heard much in that department.
If you’ve been waiting to see what RiffTrax (comprised of guys leftover from Mystery Science Theater) would come up for other video games, you might be relieved to hear that they’ve released another video, which comes courtesy of Joystiq and features the boys up to all their usual antics — including questioning Continue reading “RiffTrax/MST3K Guys Heckle Mega Man, Metal Gear Solid, and Final Fantasy” »
If you ever wanted to play Final Fantasy III on your PSP, it looks like you will soon have the opportunity, as Square Enix just confirmed the game is coming (according to Andriasang). We get a closer look at how the title looks on the PSP with brand new screenshots as well as a teaser trailer for the release (below).
The title will be much the same as the 2006 Nintendo DS release, for those of you that have played that one, but not exactly. It will also incorporate elements of the iOS iteration as well. Continue reading “Final Fantasy III For PSP,Teaser Trailer and Screens” »
Artist/engineer Dan Chen has created an interesting little toy known as the “End of Life Care Machine”, designed to comfort you in those moments right when you’re lying and dying in agony in a hospital. The robot is the main attraction of a larger art project/installation known as Last Moment Hospital — all part of Chen’s thesis, called File>Save As>Intimacy.
According to The Verge, would-be patients are visited by a doctor, who informs them of their doomed status before saying “I have more important patients, here’s a robot, f*ck you” and leaving them alone with a machine Continue reading “This Kinda Creepy Robot Will Comfort You As You Die” »
A elected Imperial County council member was caught beating his stepson with a belt during a game of catch over the weekend, when the kid failed to hold onto the ball.
The official’s next door neighbor happened to be watching from his upper floor window when he caught the man beating his son three separate times with a belt, despite the boy’s pleas for him to stop. While videotaping the incident, he even began yelling at the man, who responded (not surprisingly) hostilely.
Think country music and the first thing that pops into your head is probably cowboy hats and/or run down pick up trucks that look like they survived armageddon. But Felicia Day puts a new spin on country in her latest music video via her Geek and Sundry YouTube channel. No Baby Jesus isn’t involved, but she is cosplaying as Lara Croft, which in the canon of all things geek, is as close as it gets to holier than thou.
Directed by The Guild’s very own Sean Becker, Gamer Girl, Country Boy features Felicia & Jason Charles Miller, the latter of which might sound familiar as he was a featured voice in D3 and WoW. Continue reading “Felicia Day Goes Country In Newest Music Video” »
Ever wonder how some of most powerful geeks of all time became famous so (seemingly) fast? Yes, sometimes we’re prone to want to hate on overnight sensations, but as this handy little video reveals, though, it’s never as easy as it looked.
It also shows, there is no such a thing as an overnight sensation.
In fact, it’s usually littered with years upon years of failure, the better part of a decade. Continue reading “Why It’s Okay To Fail: Several CEOs and Geeks Offer Advice on How They Found Success” »
Details on Playstation’s next iteration may have been revealed recently with gaming site PSX-sense (via Forbes) claiming to have in its possession a document containing a complete list of hardware specs for Sony’s upcoming next generation console.
Obviously we are going to take this as rumor as nothing has been confirmed or denied by Sony. Either way, if this is the real deal, below could be some of the hardware specs for the next Playstation Sony current has in the works.
The hardware specs listed by Forbes via PSX-Sense are as follows: Continue reading “Alleged PlayStation 4 Specs Leaked, AMD Fusion, 2GB RAM” »
Hey, when any musician takes time to compose an ode to a sci-fi literary giant, it’s more than worth noting –as was the “F*ck Me Ray Bradbury” song from a few years back proved. Continue reading “Adam WaRock Gives Ray Bradbury a Nerdcore Memento Mori” »