Gaming & Sports

  • OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    Playing video games projected on a giant screen – or, better yet, a wall – is one of the great underrated pleasures of modern life. So it’s good news that the “world’s first projector for Nintendo Switch,” as it’s billed, is on the way. It’s OJO, soon to be the subject of a crowdfunding campaign […]

  • WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    What time is it right now? If you have a correctly tuned watch, you know. What time is it in New York? Los Angeles? London? Tokyo? Wellington? If you have a fancy-enough watch with world clock features, you know. What time is it in the Mushroom Kingdom? No matter how nice your watch is, you […]

  • The Ocho: ESPNU Changes Formats for 8/8

    The Ocho: ESPNU Changes Formats for 8/8

    One of the very best things about the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is its depiction of ESPN8 “The Ocho,” a clearinghouse for every obscure athletic competition known to man. Unfortunately for lovers of professional arm-wrestling and bowling trick-shot contests, ESPN8 isn’t a real channel – until today, when ESPNU is switching up […]

  • ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    A universal video game controller is kind of like a perpetual motion device or a completely clean fuel source – a holy grail thought by some to be unattainable by science. But now it has been achieved – the ALL Controller, billed as “the world’s first universal gamepad” by its creators at Digital Depth. The […]

  • ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ by Telltale Games Coming Soon (Trailer)

    ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ by Telltale Games Coming Soon (Trailer)

    Last year, Telltale Games introduced Batman: The Telltale Series, an interactive point-and-click adventure that let players guide Batman through a mystery that valued deductive reasoning and detective skills over fists and Batarangs. Now it’s time for a sequel, and the new trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within is all about the threat posed by the […]

  • ‘Mars 2030′ VR Experience is Based on NASA Research (Video)

    ‘Mars 2030′ VR Experience is Based on NASA Research (Video)

    Where will you be in 2030? Theoretically, it’s possible that you’ll be on Mars, but a new VR experience for PC (and purportedly coming to PlayStation VR in the near future) lets you sample what it will be like on Mars 13 years from now, based on actual scientific research from NASA. It’s called Mars […]

  • Magic Bench: Disney’s New Mixed Reality Toy (Video)

    Magic Bench: Disney’s New Mixed Reality Toy (Video)

    The Disney R&D people may have finally lost it. I say that because they have spent millions of dollars on a new project called Magic Bench, which I’m pretty sure is just a gussied-up version of the ghost-in-the-car gag at the end of The Haunted Mansion ride. That’s probably being a little harsh on it, […]

  • ‘Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience’ (Video)

    ‘Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience’ (Video)

    I’m not sure about the tastefulness of such a project, but apparently Intel and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring us a virtual reality experience based on the upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk. It’s called Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience, which will allow users to relive one of the most harrowing […]

  • Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    When the Game Boy Advance SP came out almost 15 years ago, it was pretty much as small as portable video game consoles got. Now, it’s making an unofficial return as the model for Keymu, an open source invention developer c.Invent that’s like a miniature Nintendo Game Boy, so small it can fit on a […]