William Gibson After Trying VR For The First Time: 'They Did It'

After years of speculating about possible futures in his writing, William Gibson recently tried out one the world’s contemporary science fictions come true. At SXSW, he strapped on a Gear VR headset for the first time.


Oculus Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn’t ready yet. Oh, it’s damn good — but it can’t quite fully convince you that you are someplace you’re not. How sure are you of the “real world”, anyhow? Today, Oculus guru Michael Abrash used these kickass optical illusions to show how fake our reality can be.


Message Board Scrabble Lets Everyone Play Whenever They Have Time

One of the reasons Words With Friends became so popular on smartphones was because it let players take as much time as they needed between turns. There was no pressure from other players while everyone sat around a game board at a table. So perhaps this hanging message board version of Scrabble was partly inspired by Words With Friends, because it lets families or roommates play a game at whatever pace they prefer.


Making A Real-Life Version Of Link's Shield From The Legend Of Zelda

Video: Making a real-life version of Link’s iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final shield.


Our Favourite Games Of 2015 (So Far)

2015. It hasn’t been the greatest year for video games. Yet.


A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With An Old Nokia Mobile Phone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today’s standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own Game & Watch with improved electronics so it could be loaded with multiple games.


This Guy Played Real-Life Space Invaders With A Laser Cutter

Space Invaders competes with Pac-Man for the title of the defining arcade game. But the 8-bit graphics always seemed a little unrealistic. So one engineer decided to make a real-world version, using lasers.


New Board Game Pits Tesla Against Edison, History's Greatest Underdog

Everybody knows that Nikola Tesla was a genius. But with all the attention being paid to Tesla here in the 21st century, many kids today must wonder what happened to his rival, Thomas Edison. Well, soon everybody will have a chance to tinker with technology history by putting their (fake) money behind inventors like Tesla or his less remembered counterpart, Thomas Edison.


EVE: Valkyrie Is An Incredible Looking Space Pilot Sim That I Want In My Life

Video: Holy crap. I think I’m finally sold on virtual reality thanks to this trailer for EVE: Valkyrie. Get in here and watch some wicked space battles in virtual reality.


Magic Leap Claims This Kickass Reality-Bending Raygun Game Is Real

Remember Magic Leap, the elusive Google-funded company promising to make virtual objects look like they exist in the real world? The one whose technology we’ve never actually seen? The secretive startup just released this incredible video filled with robots, retro rayguns and a holodeck-like user interface.