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‘Xbox’ Was the Best Choice at the Time, Proves Rejected Names List

Say what you want about the name Microsoft decided to give its groundbreaking gaming console back in 2001 – but “Xbox” sure beats “M-PAC” (Microsoft Play and Action Center). Today, we get confirmation that whatever you think about the name …

Super Mario Bros, Recreated with Food and Vined

Like most visual media, crappy Vines can be really, really crappy. And great Vines can be really, really great. This set of Vines falls into that latter category. Using, Cheez-Its, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, Chex, gum drops, and what appears …

Unbelievable Video Game Collection Hits eBay, Starting Bid $550,000
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As of right now, you have just under 10 days to place your bid on one of the most fascinating collections of video games, consoles, and accessories that has ever been offered on the internet. One eBay user has put …

New York Kicks Another 2,100 Sex Offenders Off Online Gaming
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The State of New York is still going after online gamers who happen to be convicted sex offenders, as today the Attorney General’s office announced that they have successfully purged another couple thousand offenders from realm of internet gaming. It’s …

Play Portal on Your Graphing Calculator, Because Why Not

I have fond memories of pretending to perform algebraic equations while instead playing awesome calculator games on my couple hundred-dollar TI-83. Anyone who took a semi-advanced math class in high school or college probably shares some of these same memories. …

Black Ops 2 Release May Prompt a Rash of “Sick Days”
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On Tuesday, November 13th, FPS fans across the country will be able to pick up a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The Treyarch-developed sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops will be the first game in the …

Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance [STUDY]
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If you’re planning on doing something that you know will cause you a lot of pain (maybe a tattoo or a waxing), it might be better to play a few minutes of Call of Duty than to take a couple …

Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven Overnight

If you are a game developer and you have faith in your idea, Kickstarter may be able to help even more than you think. That’s because crowdfunders are absolutely throwing their money at game projects on the site. Seriously, Kickstarter …

Ms. Pac-Man Goes 3D with This Immersive Gaming Experience

Growing up in the last couple of decades, it’s a safe assumption that you’ve played Ms. Pac-Man at some point in your life. But I bet you’ve never played it like this. In a feat of immersive gaming, some true …

Look! Another Angry Birds USB Slingshot Controller

Back in May, Rovio announced that downloads for the Angry Birds series had topped 1 billion. Simply put, that’s a hell of a lot of Angry Birds, Rio, Seasons, and the new Angry Birds Space being played. So it’s clear …

London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller
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As you’ve probably seen by now, Google has a Google doodle up today, the latest in its series of Olympics-related doodle art. This one is for hurdles. The doodle is a fun, quick, playable game, which lets you run and …

Skyrim IRL: You’d Still Put A Bucket On That Shopkeeper’s Head

Are you getting tired of the “Skyrim in real life” adaptations? No? Well, in that case, proceed. I’ll admit, it’s not an original idea. So many people became so embroiled in the fictional world of Skyrim, that it’s only logical …

This API Will Let Facebook Developers Show Users The Money They Want This API Will Let Facebook Developers Show Users The Money They Want
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Facebook launched a new API to give developers access to users’ preferred currency and and the conversion rate to Credits. As you may know, Facebook recently announced that it is phasing out Credits in favor of real money, and local …

That Looks Hard: Amazing Super Mario 3D Art Broken Down In Time Lapse Video

The only thing better than some amazing video game-themed art is being able to watch the process of constructing said art from start to finish. Square the fun factor of that with the fact that it’s 3D chalk art, and …

Over Six Thousand People Feast On Zombie RPG Dead State’s Kickstarter Goal

Last week, we looked at six zombie games currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. One of them, Dead State, has since reached its funding goal of $150,000. As of the time of this writing, the game has 6,446 backers, who have …

Zombie Apocalypse: Six Zombie Games You Can Help Fund On Kickstarter Right Now
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The world continues to be infatuated with zombies, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. This is evident when you browse Kickstarter for some of the projects seeking funding. It’s not hard to find zombie films, zombie …

Facebook Brings Gaming To The News Feed
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Facebook just announced that it’s launching the ability for people to play games directly in the news feed. “With feed gaming, you can include a short sample of your game in the stories people share from your game that friends …

75% Think Gaming Should Require Getting Off Your Ass
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What happened to the America I know and love? The one that devised an Xbox controller that doubled as a Hot Pocket delivery device? The one that said screw it, I’ll just spend six years getting the world record for …

Android Getting Its Own Version Of Game Center Android Getting Its Own Version Of Game Center

Google is working on a social gaming network to mirror iOS’s Game Center, according to a recent report. Game Center, in case you’re not familiar with it, is Apple’s social platform for mobile gaming. It allows users to connect to …

Dishonored Release Date Set For October 9th

After dropping the debut trailer just a couple of weeks ago (the culmination of some social media teasing), Bethesda has just announced an official release date for the highly-anticipated steampunk stealth game Dishonored. People of North America, it looks like …

Wolfenstein 3D Turns 20, Becomes Playable In Your Browser
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I am Death incarnate! Want to feel incredibly old? Over the weekend, id Software’s influential First Person Shooter Wolfenstein 3D