Alex Gallegos

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Your favorite video games re-imagined as adorable children's books

Yesterday, we brought you video games imagined as Norman Rockwell illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Today, take a gander at Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, Metal Gear Solid and more, presented as Little Golden Books.<p>These are the work of Joey Spiotto's "Storytime" series, which also gives …

How Video Games End Up Lodged In Our Brains

Back in the early 1990s, I used to play the video game Tetris on my Nintendo Game Boy. I was really good at it -- if I do say so myself -- and I used …

How Minecraft has bewitched 40 million of us

A funny thing happened on the way to this column. Browsing idly through the <i>Publishers Weekly</i> site, I came on the list of the Nielsen bestselling books of 2014 (so far) in the US. The Top 20 list was dominated by "young adult" fiction, books such as <i>Divergent</i> by Veronica Roth and John Green's <i>The</i> …

Amazing Game Boy smartphone wallpaper brings out the Nintendo fanboy in us all

Despite the fact that kids today don’t seem to fully appreciate the simple perfection that is the original <b>Game Boy</b>, there is something about that …

This Selfie Toaster Can Burn Your Portrait Onto Your Morning Toast

Want further evidence of how far the concept of a “selfie” has spread in our culture? Look no further than this wacky Selfie Toaster by the Vermont …

The First Big Video Game Made By Native Alaskans

A few years ago, an Alaskan indigenous community found themselves with money to invest. Like any investment, the money would ideally multiply itself …

Inside the 'Destiny' beta: why Bungie's next epic could be bigger than 'Halo'

I knew <i>Destiny</i> had its hooks on me when I <i>needed</i> to buy a new helmet.<p>The new space epic from <i>Halo</i> developer Bungie, <i>Destiny</i> just wrapped up an open beta before its upcoming September launch. It feels like <i>Halo</i> in a lot of ways, with action that's fast but tight, anchored by great weapons and challenging …

Photo du Jour: Handstand in Lake Michigan

When New York City-based photographer Daniel Seung Lee visited Chicago in 2011, he was struck by the depthless tides of Lake Michigan. The sandy …

You Don't Want To Mess With Alien Mewtwo

In case you don't know, Pokémon fusion, or Pokémon splicing, is when you take two Pokémon and smush them together to create a new one. You can do it …

Destiny beta goes offline for two days

The <i>Destiny</i> beta for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be offline today and tomorrow, developer Bungie said this morning on Twitter. The beta will return Wednesday, when it will also launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.<p>Bungie launched the beta on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 last Thursday, July …