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Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

12:57 // 6 months ago
December 28, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 28, 2013

In a well-researched piece that is very much worth your time, The New York Times dips deep into the Benghazi well. TL;DR version: They “turned up no evidence that al-Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” but found that an anti-Muslim video did in fact inflame emotions.

Jahi McMath’s family, which is attempting to move the teen, who has been declared brain dead, to a long-term care facility, would like to address their critics.

New York City’s new mayor will get the presidential treatment, with Bill Clinton doing the swearing in of Bill de Blasio on January 1.

One in five new laptop sales is a Chromebook, according to one sales metric. (Three-word review: They’re good machines.)

This guy owns over 11,000 video games, and I’m sure he’s played all of them.

21:59 // 9 months ago
November 25, 2013

alicebunnystark:

Anatomy of controllers.

Look at this. 

(Source: cinemagorgeous, via kingjaffejoffer)

10:00 // 10 months ago
September 24, 2013

Two decades ago, a game that many hardcore gamers hated—but mainstream audiences loved—hit CD-ROM drives across the country. That game, Myst, was a huge hit at the time, but Grantland’s Emily Yoshida wonders aloud what sort of legacy, if any, it actually left.

20:54 // 1 year ago
September 9, 2013
thisistheverge:

Sony announces PS Vita TV, a tiny console to take on Apple TV
A $99 set-top box backed by one of the biggest names in gaming

This might be the smartest thing Sony’s done in years. It also has the potential to undercut Microsoft’s set-top box long game, big-time.

thisistheverge:

Sony announces PS Vita TV, a tiny console to take on Apple TV

A $99 set-top box backed by one of the biggest names in gaming

This might be the smartest thing Sony’s done in years. It also has the potential to undercut Microsoft’s set-top box long game, big-time.

9:28 // 1 year ago
August 20, 2013
Kagan said that a case involving violent video games prompted some of her fellow justices to try their hands at a few of the titles in question. “It was kind of hilarious,” she recalled.

Oh my goodness can you imagine all the Supreme Court judges getting together at Clarence Thomas’s place and ordering a bunch of pizza and playing Team Fortress and Counterstrike and Call of Duty all night to get perspective on video game violence? And Kagan and Sotomayor have both played for years and everyone else is terrible at it and they’re all just chilling out eating pizza? I want this to happen so badly. (via jakke)

LTMC: This ends with Sotomayor throwing the controller down and screaming “LAWYERED” at everyone while Clarence Thomas bitches at Scalia for eating the last of the wings and getting blue cheese on his Holy Cross hoodie.

(via letterstomycountry)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s a gamer, but it wasn’t really her scene. Everyone knows RBG loves RPGs.

(via letterstomycountry)

17:30 // 1 year ago
August 16, 2013
Realizing that the bombs would kill all of the people in the targeted city, I did not want to put the player in the position of being a genocidal maniac.
The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer | Polygon (via thisistheverge)

A dark—but necessary—take on a primitive gaming classic.

(via thisistheverge)

10:39 // 1 year ago
July 3, 2013

Wherein a man hacks Super Mario World so that it proposes to his girlfriend for him. This is definitely the kind of thing you get to brag about for the rest of your life. source

11:55 // 1 year ago
May 31, 2013

Film company wants to dig up old Atari games for some reason

  • 1983 Loaded with video games it can’t sell in the midst of a major video game crash which changed the face of the gaming industry and the company itself, Atari reportedly dumps several tons of games in a New Mexico landfill, including millions of copies of the infamously terrible E.T. video game for the Atari 2600. The story gains the whiff of urban legend, as some doubt the scope of the dump.
  • 2013 Earlier this week, Fuel Industries, a game developer and video production company, got permission to excavate the abandoned landfill, based in Alamogordo, New Mexico, for purposes of filming a documentary. Who knows what they’ll find, but it sounds like fun. (via Hacker News) source
20:10 // 1 year ago
May 21, 2013
wired:

We got an EXCLUUUUUSIVE first-hand look at the brand-spakin’-new Xbox One.
GO CHECK IT OUTTTTTTTT.

Check this out both for the exclusive story Wired just scored and the Verge-esque layout.

wired:

We got an EXCLUUUUUSIVE first-hand look at the brand-spakin’-new Xbox One.

GO CHECK IT OUTTTTTTTT.

Check this out both for the exclusive story Wired just scored and the Verge-esque layout.

13:55 // 1 year ago