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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

There and back again: A history of The Lord of the Rings in video games

Christopher Tolkien thought his father's works were "unsuitable for transformation into visual dramatic form."<p>One producer wanted <i>The Hobbit</i> "less Zelda and more Mario."<p>"It's a very human story, if you'll pardon the pun."<p>"It's all so grounded in myth and history — the same stories, the same …

Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

pour one out for ensemble<p>Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth <i>Minecraft</i> (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in perspective, we took a look at Microsoft's 15-year history of picking up developers to …

Hands-On with Rose Colored Gaming's SNES-Themed Game Boy Advance

A great way to take a trip back in time.<p>The introduction of the Game Boy Advance marked a new generation of gaming handhelds for Nintendo. The first …

Heritage Center Offers Live-Action Role-Play of The Oregon Trail

All the hardship; none of the dysentery.<p>Visitors can now experience the infamous educational game The Oregon Trail in real time through live-action …

Not a joke: A Tetris movie is being made

Live-action "sci-fi epic" coming from the studio that made Mortal Kombat movie.<p><i>Tetris</i>, the block-stacking game that comes in near the top of many …

15 Best Pieces of 1980s NES Cartridge Box Art

Your 10 Favorite Nintendo Games of All-Time

Did your favorite game make the list?<p>We recently ranked the top 125 Nintendo games of all-time in celebration of Nintendo's 125th anniversary. …

The 20 Coolest Arcades in the World

It's time to level up.<p>Pinball and <i>Pac Man</i> are mainstays in pop culture, but it isn't easy to find an authentic arcade where you can play them. Not …

The developer who threatened Valve CEO Gabe Newell has quit

Death threats are never a good idea.<p>After threatening to kill Valve Software chief executive officer Gabe Newell in a tweet, developer Mike Maulbeck of studio Code Avarice has resigned. In response to his post on social media, which Maulbeck claims was sarcastic, Valve’s Steam digital-download …

Minecraft - Xbox One Edition Trailer - IGN Video

Check out this highly detailed Xbox-specific world in the sandbox title.

Gabe Newell death threat developer steps down

The developer who tweeted a death threat about Steam boss Gabe Newell has quit team developer <i>Paranautical Activity</i>, offering that he is "really, deeply sorry."<p>Yesterday Mike Maulbeck, co-creator of <i>Paranautical Activity</i>, tweeted, "I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die," after …

7 Destiny Secrets and Easter Eggs

Destiny is a big game. It's filled with plenty of nooks and crannies stuffed with easter eggs and secrets. These are the 7 Destiny secrets and easter …

App Store Update: October 21

The Silent Age debuts its second and final episode with Fallin Love's price falls to zero.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App …

Mortal Kombat, Static Shock, and Critters Getting New Digital Series

Sub-Zero meets alien jaw-monsters.<p>Warner Bros are developing a large slate of digital live-action short series, including new shows based on Mortal …

How Clash of Clans Almost Ruined the Kansas City Royals Season

Mobile game wasn't a hit with Royals coaching staff.<p>The Kansas City Royals are preparing to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series …

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