Gaming & Sports

  • Iris Skateboards Turns Old Decks Into New Stuff (Video)

    Iris Skateboards Turns Old Decks Into New Stuff (Video)

    Skateboards have to be sturdy and durable in order to serve their intended purpose, but those qualities can also hold some potential once its lifespan as a skateboard is finished. It took George Rocha of Iris Skateboards to realize that potential in full, however, and the company’s process in turning old skateboards into new stuff is […]

  • Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors: An Animated Welcome Committee (VIdeo)

    Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors: An Animated Welcome Committee (VIdeo)

    The nation of Japan is known for many things, and one of them is its deep love of mascots. Everyone who was aware of this proclivity was therefore sensibly excited about what Japan had in store for the 2020 Olympics, and true to form the Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors don’t disappoint—made up, as they are, entirely of […]

  • ‘Fingers of Steel': The Fingerboarding Video You Didn’t Know You Wanted (Video)

    ‘Fingers of Steel': The Fingerboarding Video You Didn’t Know You Wanted (Video)

    There are probably thousands of skate videos out there, many of them following the same aesthetic templates, with mixed-film-stock, MTV editing techniques, and loud music. Filmmaker Sebastian Linda has applied these techniques to a slightly different sport: fingerboarding.  And the big joke behind Fingers of Steel is how well the whole thing works anyway. Fingers of […]

  • Find Your Park Playing Cards From the National Parks Service

    Find Your Park Playing Cards From the National Parks Service

    The United States National Parks Service is getting the best headlines of their 100-year history thanks to a few instances of social media defiance of new president Donald Trump. By some strange coincidence, this is happening while the NPS is celebrating its own 100-year anniversary, and now you can order a pack of Find Your […]

  • Nerf Nitro Blasters: Speed, Not Violence

    Nerf Nitro Blasters: Speed, Not Violence

    There are probably a lot of sensitive parents out there who would rather their children not play with Nerf guns on the grounds that they encourage a propensity towards violence with more destructive projectiles than foam darts. But now, even these sheltered children can enjoy the sensation of firing a Nerf product thanks to Nerf […]

  • ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Gameplay Trailer (Video)

    ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Gameplay Trailer (Video)

    If you ever wondered exactly how Jason Voorhees is able to stalk his prey in the Friday the 13th sequels, a new upcoming video game lets you experience them from Jason’s point of view, while at the same time experiencing the vicarious thrill of slaughtering teenagers for having sex. It’s called Friday the 13th: The […]

  • ‘Injustice 2′ Trailer Showcases More Sad Superheroes (Video)

    ‘Injustice 2′ Trailer Showcases More Sad Superheroes (Video)

    Sad superheroes are generally thought of as a cinematic trend, but in truth they’ve spread to video games and TV—and let’s face it, they’ve been scowling through comic books for decades now. A new trailer for the upcoming DC Comics superhero fighting game Injustice 2 shows that just because superheroes are being controlled by humans […]

  • ‘Super Real Mario Odyssey': Mario Comes to Liberty City (Video)

    ‘Super Real Mario Odyssey': Mario Comes to Liberty City (Video)

    In the trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey, we saw Mario make his way to the bustling metropolis of New Donk City. But what if Mario traveled to another, even more realistic city over the course of his adventures? That’s the question posed by a new video called Super Real Mario […]

  • Minim Playing Cards: Cards Without All the Nonsense

    Minim Playing Cards: Cards Without All the Nonsense

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve been seated at a card game with a few friends, only to throw my hands up in frustration at the overwhelming visual information printed on each and every playing card. “Is this the Jack of Hearts or some kind of modern art piece about hearts?,” I ask […]