video games

Scenes* From The Upcoming Tetris Movie, Which Is A Totally Real Thing

An “epic sci-fi movie” version of the video game Tetrisis in the works, because if Hollywood loves one thing, it’s action blockbusters based on nostalgia-fuelled brands with nonsensical plots (see: Transformers, Battleship, TMNT, really the entire Michael Bay oeuvre).


A Hacker Turned This Printer Into A Doom Machine

No one really likes them, but printers are actually more sophisticated than you might give them credit for. Given the right circumstances, hackers can take advantage of those guts. One recently did just that with a classic hack that never gets old: Make it run Doom.


Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft For $US2.5 Billion

The rumours are true, Microsoft is snapping up the block-based blockbuster Minecraft and the studio behind it. But don’t freak out; Microsoft promises that Minecraft will continue to be available on all the platforms it’s already on, including PC, Android, iOS, and yes, Playstation.


15 Old Gadgets That Live On In Our Hearts

All types of different gadgets enter and leave our lives. Some stay for years and are cherished well past their prime. Others we lose, whether sold off in our youthful ignorance or lost in some other equally tragic way.


What's The Best Video Game Peripheral Ever?

Video game consoles are amazing. Ever since I cracked into my first NES 20+ years ago, they continued their steady progression of awesome. Yeah, there have been a few hiccups along the way (does anyone remember 3DO Interactive Multiplayer?), but overall every iteration was an improvement.


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.


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