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Playing Bing Pong Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Bing

In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.


A Jaws-Themed Deck Of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark — almost.


A Brief History Of Gay Marriage In Video Games

The US Supreme Court wasn’t just copying Fire Emblem when it ruled in favour of same-sex marriage over the weekend. Gay unions have been around for quite some time in video games. Let’s look back at marriage equality’s rich history in the virtual world.


I Used The Final Oculus Rift, And Here Are The Games Worth Playing

I don’t know what the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost. The fact that it won’t come with its amazing motion controller makes me want to wait. But even with just an Xbox One gamepad, there are already mindblowing experiences to be had. Here are all of them so far.


Dinosaurs Chomping On Play-Doh People Sounds Like A Really Great Game

In Jurassic Park, its sequels and Jurassic World, there are plenty of people being eaten by dinosaurs. But the toys released alongside those Jurassic movies usually tip-toe around that ugly reality. Except for Play-Doh, who wholeheartedly encourages kids to make tiny plasticine people destined to be dino dinner. Awesome.


The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has A Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful servers.


Sony's VR Headset Feels Great. Now It Needs More Games

I sit down in the dilapidated wooden chair, and put on the headset. It’s the 12th time this week. I’ve gotten really used to Sony’s Project Morpheus, and I love the way it feels. I pretty much just press a button to pull the display closer to my face, and boom — I’m in another world. I just wish there were more worlds I’d actually like to explore.


The World's Smallest Perplexus Puzzle Looks Like A Nightmare To Solve

The makers of those spherical Perplexus maze puzzles are masters at driving you to the brink of insanity. And now they have gone and created an even faster way to frustrate you with a miniature four-inch version of their original maze sphere requiring an even steadier hand to solve.


Not Safe For Play? The Evolution Of Pinball Machines

Game of skills or evil gambling? It is hard to believe that there was a long period in the history of arcade games when pinball machines, these amazing mixtures of art, design, engineering, technology, gaming, sport, culture and so on, were banned. It was illegal to own even just one.


The Truth Behind The Steam Summer Sale Controversy

Raising your prices right before Steam’s big summer sale and then “discounting” them back to where they’d been for months sure sounds scummy, right? A handful of games have been accused of it, but the truth of the matter isn’t so black-and-white.


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