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Watch A Dad's Righteous Special Effects Turn His Kid Into An Action Hero

It’s great to have a good imagination, sure. But do you know what’s even better? Having a dad who can use special effects to put you inside all of your favourite movies and games. Awwww heck yes.


Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn’t for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a “speculative execution system” that predicts what you’ll do next and shows you the most likely result — before you’ve even mashed a single button.


8-Bit Video Game Version Of Se7en Has The Same Sickening Ending

Even just watching this video of a fake video game version of Se7en by CineFix made me feel sick to my stomach. Even if all the terror was in 8-bit, it was torture to see the detectives chase down their serial killer. Especially since we all know what’s going to happen at the end.


Australian Hackers Build An ATM That Plays Doom

Imagine walking up to the ATMs at your local bank and being able to do more than just cash cheques and make withdrawals. What if you could also play Doom? It’s a bizarre alternate universe this pair of Australian hackers is exploring, and it’s kind of awesome.


8-Bit Game Version Of The Avengers Would Be So Much Fun To Play

Video: I don’t know which Avengers character I would love playing the most in this game. Would it be Iron Man so I get to use his crazy arse suit? Thor, for his long locks and hammer? Captain America’s super shield? Ah, who am I kidding, it’d definitely be The Hulk.


I Shot Targets With The Oculus Rift's Coolest New Virtual Gun

If you have even a passing relationship with video games, you’ve probably picked up a gun controller. It’s a gimmick, sure, but it’s a great one. And thanks to the Oculus Rift and Trinity VR’s Magnum, it’s about to get even cooler.


Grandma Discovers Untouched 1990s Arcade In Her New Building

Real estate is a fun adventure for many reasons, including the possibility that the building’s former owner may have left something behind. That was the case recently when an elderly woman bought a building in Japan’s Chiba prefecture, only to discover the perfectly preserved remnants of an old arcade on two floors.


This Video Shows How Surreal Video Game Glitches Can Be

Video: In the EA Sports UFC game you can stay on the ground lying on your back and your opponents won’t be able to hit you. Or you can defy the laws of physics to get a better defence. But if that’s not surreal enough announcer commentary from “Joe Rogan” and “Mike Goldberg” hilariously point all that out for you.


Watch Dogs Benchmarked: How Does Your PC Stack Up?

Set in an alternate reality techno-dystopian Chicago, Watch Dogs hit every gamer’s Christmas wishlist after appearing at E3 2012. The open world hackfest wowed onlookers with its urban stealth action and its seemingly ‘next-gen’ graphics. Unfortunately, a month before its November 2013 release the game was delayed for another six months — the short-term blowout of which caused Ubisoft’s stock to drop some 40 per cent.


How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over The World

Thirty years ago today, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo’s Game Boy. And the duo defined modern mobile gaming as we know it.


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