Gaming & Sports

  • The 9 Best ‘Barcades’ in America

    The 9 Best ‘Barcades’ in America

    As far as “inspired combinations” go, it’s tough to do much better than pairing up classic video games and alcohol. That’s the principle behind the Barcade, a business that was started in Brooklyn in 2004 by brothers Kevin Beard and Scott Beard, Pete Langway, and Paul Kermizian—a business that has since inspired a bunch of […]

  • Project Morpheus: PS4’s Virtual Reality Helmet (Video)

    Project Morpheus: PS4’s Virtual Reality Helmet (Video)

    If you’re old enough, it’s possible you’ve been waiting for a real virtual reality helmet for decades now. For a while, it seemed like every depiction of the future in movies, TV, and books included a virtual reality system, but it recently seemed like the gaming industry had gone in another direction. But now, the […]

  • Real-Life ‘Mario Kart’ Featured at SXSW

    Real-Life ‘Mario Kart’ Featured at SXSW

    South by Southwest is getting underway in the town of Austin, TX, and one of the coolest things happening at the film/music/technology festival is an import from the Mushroom Kingdom:  real-life game of Mario Kart sponsored by Pennzoil. The installation is called Mario Karting Reimagined, and it allows players to sit behind the wheel of […]

  • 9 Most Expensive Snowboards

    9 Most Expensive Snowboards

    While it’s not the most expensive sport in the world (that would be endangered ostrich egg polo), snowboarding can rack up some serious expenses for the incautious athlete. Snow may fall out the sky for free, but it’s easy to drop some serious money on a board – especially if it’s one of these boards. […]

  • ‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Deletes Game, Forfeits $50K Per Day

    ‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Deletes Game, Forfeits $50K Per Day

    If you pay attention to the most popular mobile games from iTunes and Google Play, you’re certainly familiar with Flappy Bird. But you might not know that downloads of the game were making its creator, Dong Nguyen, an estimated $50,000 a day, which makes it all the more remarkable that he deleted the game from […]

  • 9 Awesome Accessories Every Super Bowl Party Should Have

    9 Awesome Accessories Every Super Bowl Party Should Have

    This Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means you might be planning on having a Super Bowl party (or, as they’re legally obligated to be called, a “Big Football Game Day Party”) in your home. But have you considered the fact that you need to buy a bunch of stuff first? Stuff like serving plates, […]

  • EA Sports Releases Behind-the-Scenes Motion Capture Video for Madden NFL

    EA Sports Releases Behind-the-Scenes Motion Capture Video for Madden NFL

    The next Madden NFL game from EA Sports doesn’t have an exact title yet—it’ll either be Madden 26 or Madden ’15, depending on whether they go with series number or year—but most of the rest of the game’s development has already been completed. And EA has recently released a behind-the-scenes video detailing one of the […]

  • 9 Ways To Get Your Girlfriend Interested In The Super Bowl

    9 Ways To Get Your Girlfriend Interested In The Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is probably the biggest sporting event of the year, but not everybody is interested in watching the 4-hour telecast. And it can be a strain on your relationship if your girlfriend is part of The Loyal Opposition – so it might be best for all parties if you can somehow convince her […]

  • 19 Vintage Video Game Commercials That Might Blow Your Mind

    19 Vintage Video Game Commercials That Might Blow Your Mind

    It’s funny how relative entertainment is. I mean, really, just look at video games. Today, playing a game of Pong would bore a typical 11-year-old out of his mind. Hell, it would bore a typically 21-year-old out of his mind. However, back in the day, people absolutely LOVED playing Pong and all sorts of other video games that seem rudimentary […]