Gaming & Sports

  • ‘Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding’

    ‘Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding’

    If the average person is asked to describe a typical surfer, the resulting description would probably be a depressing array of Southern California clichés, possibly with a few Beach Boys references thrown in. But the actual culture of surfing is worldwide and diverse, which is what the new book Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave […]

  • “Champion”: 2016 NBA Finals Theme Song by The Roots (Audio)

    “Champion”: 2016 NBA Finals Theme Song by The Roots (Audio)

    The 2016 NBA Finals are upon us, with the first game slated for just over a week from now. Getting in on those pre-game jitters are The Roots, who have released the official theme song for this year’s finals, entitled “Champion.” Not to be confused with the Kanye West track of the same name, “Champion” […]

  • Preset Chess: Instantly Sets Up a Game

    Preset Chess: Instantly Sets Up a Game

    I never really mastered chess as a kid, and one of the reasons for that (apart from my non-tactical thinking processes) is that every game takes so long to set up, the odds of me getting bored and wanting to read Squadron Supreme again were higher and higher with each game. But maybe if I’d […]

  • Trainerbot: Smart Ping Pong Robot

    Trainerbot: Smart Ping Pong Robot

    A little while ago we showed you the Table Tennis Trainer, a smart touchscreen ping pong table for improving your game and enhancing competitive play. Now, another ping pong training product is making the rounds, this one in the crowdfunding arena. It’s called Trainerbot, and it’s the next best thing to having a friend who […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    Everyone knows that the show Game of Thrones is a hotbed of murder and deception, but it really has nothing on Clue, the “Classic Mystery Game” that was bringing murder into the living room when George R.R. Martin was still going by Georgie R.R. Martin. And so we now have Game of Thrones Clue, which […]

  • Playing Card Notebook Feels Just Like a Real Deck

    Playing Card Notebook Feels Just Like a Real Deck

    Not since Gambit of the X-Men have playing cards made such functional implements outside of their intended purpose than with the Playing Card Notebook, now available from SuckUK. On the outside, it looks and feels just like an authentic deck of playing cards, but the faces are blank and ready for you to add your own thoughts, […]

  • Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster

    Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster

    I suppose it was only a matter of time before the scourge of drone warfare entered the world of Nerf combat. And since no one is likely to be killed and/or filmed without their knowledge with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster, it’s hard to feel too bad about it. The Nerf N-Strike […]

  • ‘Kingspray': Virtual Reality Graffiti Simulator (Video)

    ‘Kingspray': Virtual Reality Graffiti Simulator (Video)

    If you want to enjoy the thrill of graffiti without the hassle of making a noticeable impact on your community or striking a blow against oppressive advertising, there’s now a virtual reality “graffiti simulator” that lets you do just that. It’s called Kingspray (as in “king spray,” not “kings pray,” or at least that’s what […]

  • Woolsey Ping Pong Table: Also Just a Table

    Woolsey Ping Pong Table: Also Just a Table

    Generally if you go into someone’s home or office and they’re using a ping pong table as a regular table, it means that whatever business you have with this person should be suspended immediately and filed under “red flags.” But the Woolsey Ping Pong Table is the rare table that “can do both,” as the […]