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Giant Inflatable Minion Flies Into Traffic, Causing Car Damage and Bad Puns

Surely this is a sign of the apocalypse: On August 2, a giant -- 30-40 foot -- inflatable "Minions" character broke free and flew onto the highway north of Dublin, Ireland. One witness told the local news The Journal that the Minion knocked the side-mirror off his car. There were no human injuries …

City Politics

The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Robotics

Nintendo Says Angry Fans Will Like Metroid's 'Federation Force' Once They Play It

After stellar shows by both Sony and Microsoft at E3, no one was expecting Nintendo to best both companies with their “Digital Event” the following day. And they didn’t.<p>Their press event was relatively sparse on new games, focusing mainly on titles already announced like <i>Star Fox Zero</i>, but one new …

Retrogaming

Enter "THE VOID": The World's First Virtual Reality Theme Park

It's like laser tag meets The Matrix inside this cutting-edge "virtual entertainment center."<p>"Virtual reality theme park" might summon images of Oculus Rift-enabled roller coasters, digital carousels, and imaginary funnel cake, but THE VOID wants it to be more like a fusion of the best video games …

David Hasselhoff's New Music Video Has Hitler, Dinosaurs, And So Much '80s-Ness

Nothing to see here except for a Kung Fu cop fighting a Nazi army. Also dinosaurs.

Music Videos

High Energy STAR WARS Zombie Fan Film - WHITE ARMOUR

6 Bloodborne invasion videos that show the cleverness of its players

Bloodborne is a difficult game filled with werewolves, eldritch horrors, and gigantic beasts out for your blood. But, for some, the true challenge lies in stalking their fellow hunters in the game’s player vs. player mode.<p>Invading the world of another hunter is fairly straightforward, if esoteric. …

Technology

How To Train Like An MMA Badass

Successful MMA fighters are some of the toughest athletes in the world. To win fights, or even make it through one or two rounds, fighters must …

Workouts

Bloodsports TV turns slaughtering a village into a fun reality show MOBA

Think of <i>Bloodsports TV</i> as a one-sided MOBA, a hero defense game where you play the villain. Due out on March 30 for $10, Toadman Interactive's top-down game has players defending a missile silo from waves of attacking enemies. The thing is, you're the bad guys. If you survive a wave of those …

Experiencing ‘Deep’, the Virtual Reality Game That Relieves Anxiety Attacks

Owen Harris's game has had grown men in tears, such is its effectiveness at calming stress. Surely this is something the wider world needs access to?<p>I remember the first time I realised my anxiety had become a problem. I was with friends in a popular Glasgow bar watching Sunday afternoon football. …

Mental Health

Not a Hero somehow makes a bunny, Jesus and trucker hats all make sense together

Roll7's <i>Not a Hero</i> gives you the opportunity of a lifetime: serving as enforcer — er, campaign manager — for a megalomaniacal anthropomorphic rabbit. From the future.<p>BunnyLord, the purple creature in question, starts off as a humble mayoral candidate in a city known as, um, the City. He's looking to …

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is a psychedelic indie Earthbound

I love an RPG set in the real actual world most of us live in. There's something deeply comforting about the way they make modern life more magically …

Massive Exploit Found in Wii U Super Smash Bros.

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The original source for the story is Kotaku.<p>Trevor Williams, a 24-year-old Smash player, discovered an exploit that could have some far-reaching implications for the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament scene. "PikAmp," as he calls the technique, is tough to trigger, but when done …

Retrogaming

What if League of Legends came out in the '90s?

Here's a spoof TV commercial made by YouTube outfit rizenvisual, which imagines what an ad campaign for <i>League of Legends</i> might have looked like, back in the 1990s. The joke's on both the cheesy style of ads 20 years ago, and the sometimes abrasive nature of <i>League of Legends</i> players. There are also …

MMA Fighter Throws Hadouken At Opponent, Then Beats Him Up

There are so, <i>so</i> few opportunities to throw a hadouken unironically. “During an MMA fight” is one of the preciously rare moments to channel your inner …

This Destiny team just punched their way through the game's toughest raid

One of <i>Destiny</i>'s hardest challenges, the Crota's End raid in <i>The Dark Below</i> expansion, has been made something of a joke by this six-man fireteam. That's because they did it without using their guns — they basically punched everything in Crota's End to death.<p>Their "no gun run," posted to Reddit last …

Meet the 'personal theater' VR headset that will set you back $599 this year

Avegant's virtual reality glasses-meet-headphones, otherwise known as the Glyph, is slated to release to the public in fall 2015, Re/code reports.<p>Pre-orders for the device will begin this week for $499 until Jan. 15. After that you can expect to spend $599 on pre-orders of the VR headset. …

PC Games Of 2015: Those Wot Could Conceivably Be Good

RPGs<p>RPGs had a good year in 2014, with the lines of Wasteland 2, Divinity: Original Sin and Dragon Age: Inquisition all leaving a lasting impression. …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The most anticipated games of 2015

You've checked out<p>Published: 29 December 2014 / Caption: Jeff Bakalar<p>Bloodborne<p>The makers of Demon's Souls and both Dark Souls games are out to punish players all over again in a new franchise called Bloodborne that promises to be brutally unforgiving, but potentially more accessible than its …

Mad Max

20 RPGs Coming in 2015 - The List

<b>11. Life is Feudal: Your Own (PC; TBA 2015)</b><p>Created as a small-group, personally hosted alternative to the upcoming MMORPG of the same name (sans …

Destiny player recounts the exciting adventures of Billy the Thrall

Gather 'round, kids, and listen to <i>Destiny</i> player and YouTube user leftyfl1p tell you the story of Billy the Thrall, an adventurous young lad who finds a secret chest.<p>According to Leftyfl1p, the video was recorded while soloing in-game. It makes for an interesting glitch video on its own, but …

Goblins Problems - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>Simple hack and slash mechanics make this game easy to play for casual gamers.<br>Upgrades and built-in leaderboard add some motivation for the player to keep playing.<br>The graphics are pretty decent and adjustable if your device can't handle them.<br>Free with no in app purchases, advertising, and even …

Gameplay

Crossing Souls Hits Kickstarter Funding

The ultimate ode to an 80s childhood, <i>Crossing Souls,</i> has successfully hit its Kickstarter goal of $45,000 with three days left in its …

Wayne Rooney leads Christmas Truce cast as football makes poignant tribute to remarkable day, 100 years on

World War One Christmas Truce, when British and German soldiers laid down their arms to play football, was remembered in poignant tribute to the fallen<p>For many years, British and German football fans have been leaving their club scarves at the site of the Christmas Truce match of 1914 in …

'Star Wars' Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)

The ‘Episode VII’ teaser remade with cute animals.<p>Aside from voracious fan speculation about the film’s story and an uninformed backlash against the …

Taken not stirred: customised Range Rovers stolen before Spectre shoot

As shooting on the next James Bond film Spectre gets under way, it has been foiled by a heist befitting its opening act: nine luxury cars destined for the shoot have been stolen from a garage in Germany.<p>The cars, including five Range Rover Sport models, are worth £630,000, and had been specially …

15 Minutes With 'Adr1ft' On Oculus Rift -- Weightless, Terrified, And Mesmerized

One of the most captivating moments at this year’s Game Awards show — and an apparent hit with the live audience — was a new trailer for Adam Orth’s <i>Adr1ft.</i> I was enthralled with the premise, environment, and suspense depicted by the <i>Adr1ft</i> trailer, so when I had the opportunity to try the game for …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats