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What It's Like To Grow Up Being Player Two In Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation Player Two should hit you right in the nostalgic feels.


Someone Built A Real-Life Mechanical Version Of Pong Complete With A Square Ball

Video: A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table, since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played using a pair of rectangular paddles and a square ball bouncing back and forth.


University Students Turned Go-Karts Into Mario Kart With Real-Life Power-Ups

Many of us spent a good portion of our university years battling it out in Mario Kart. Those carefully-honed skills aren’t exactly a big seller on your resume, unless you happen to be one of four Colorado State University students who created a real-life version of the game, complete with weapons and power-ups.


The Assassin's Creed Film Might Have Forgotten What Made Assassin's Creed Great

Last week we got our first, beautiful glimpse of Michael Fassbender running around shanking people in the face for the Assassin’s Creed movie — and it was actually quite promising! But fresh news about the film will give anyone familiar with the gaming franchise cause for concern.


Hack Lets You Play Virtual Boy Games Through Google Cardboard 

The Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s most maligned console flop, is getting a new lease on life thanks to some modern VR technology. Reddit user The King of Spain has modified an Android emulator so that you can play Virtual Boy through Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or other cheap virtual reality setups.


New Australian Study Shows How Playing Action Video Games Increases Co-Ordination

A team of Australian and Chinese scientists recently compared the brain connectivity of 27 hardcore gamers with 30 casual gamers — specifically those who play action video games.

The results? Regular action gamers had enhanced connectivity in regions of their brains associated with attention and hand-eye coordination.


Classic Video Games Awesomely Recreated Using Paper Cutouts Of Stock Images

Video: After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more. It’s fun to see the video games of our childhood done over in paper, as if it adds another layer of nostalgia to them.


Make Room In Your Shoe Closet Because Vans Has Teamed Up With Nintendo

Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars– and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and even Duck Hunt.


These 8-Bit X-Men Video Games Are Almost Too Much Fun

The upcoming X-Men Apocalypse is set in the ’80s, a decade known for bright fashion, big hair and the Cold War. It’s also the decade arcade-style video games became incredibly popular, and 20th Century Fox is playing into that with this awesome promotion.


Wireless Adaptor Lets You Use A PS4 Controller On Your Classic 8-Bit NES Console

The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi were established — it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adaptor, your original NES can now use them too.


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