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The NBA has an exploding sneaker epidemic

It's a wonder no one's gotten hurt yet.<p>On February 26, Manu Ginobili planted his foot while shuffling defensively, only to find that his foot had shot through the bottom of his shoe, separating the upper from the sole:<p>His sneaker ended up looking like an anklet:<p>Just over a week later, the Warriors …

Soccer

The final years of Irrational Games, according to those who were there

The employees were shocked.<p>Irrational Games, the developer that created the BioShock series along with a number of other critically beloved video games, was viewed, by a number of sources close to the studio, as closure-proof: It had pedigree, talent and — to the outside world — creative carte …

Buy an Xbox One, get Forza 5 for free

Beginning next week, select retailers will include a free copy of racing simulator <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> with the purchase of an Xbox One, according to a post on the Major Nelson blog.<p>Those who purchase the standard Xbox One console for $499.99 will get a digital copy of Turn 10 Studios' latest title, …

Buy an Xbox One, get free copy of Forza 5

Beginning this week at "select" United States retailers, Microsoft will include a free digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with purchases of the $500 system. Forza 5 normally sells for $60. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced the news today on his blog.<p>Unfortunately, Microsoft did not …

Soccer

Dale Earnhardt's Daytona 500 Win Lifts All Of Nascar

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 Sunday night after the Great American Race was delayed for six hours and 22 minutes because of rain. It marked Earnhardt’s second Daytona 500 win and comes after three runner-up finishes in the last four years. Earnhardt was one of the betting favorites going …

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls pre-orders include Heroes of the Storm character unlock

<i>Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls</i> pre-order customers will receive two free bonuses — only one of which actually applies to <i>Diablo 3</i>, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced today.<p>The first item is Wings of Valor, the wings of the Archangel of Valor, which will be provided for all your <i>Diablo 3</i> …

Microsoft Unveils $500 'Titanfall' Xbox One Bundle

The price cut wars have begun, sort of.<p>Microsoft's Xbox One has been selling well to date, but still lags behind Sony's PS4 with its $100 higher price tag. Now, they’ve crafted a new package that isn’t <i>technically</i> a price cut, but might as well be. Microsoft has just announced a limited edition $500 …

Battlefield 4 Platoons coming 'very soon,' early access available now

<i>Battlefield 4</i> developer EA DICE is offering early access to Platoons, an upcoming social feature that allows players to track stats together in groups, according to a Battlelog forum post by producer Jesper Nielsen.<p>A feature in <i>Battlefield 3</i>, Platoons will go live on Battlelog for <i>Battlefield 4</i> "very …

Over 322,000 PS4 consoles sold on Japanese opening weekend

The PlayStation 4 appears to be off to a good start in Japan. According to figures from Japanese magazine <i>Famitsu</i>, 322,083 PS4 consoles were bought in the first two days on sale — that's nearly four times as many as the 88,443 PS3 systems sold on its opening weekend back in 2006.<p>However, the …

Bandai Namco Channel Its Inner-Child By Projecting 80-Foot Pac-Man On SEGA Building

Bandai Namco has delved deep into its inner-child after projecting an 80-foot Pac-Man on the side of Sega’s headquarters in Chiswick, West London. …

Soccer
Soccer
College Sports

Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s Folly: Great Coaches Protect Their Players

Alabama’s Iron Bowl defeat was Nick Saban’s fault, but instead of taking the blame, he threw his players under the bus. They deserve a coach who’ll …

Football (U.S.)

Alabama Football Fans Send Death Threats to Cade Foster

Fans are lashing out at University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster over their Iron Bowl upset to Auburn University Saturday.<p>Though the 22-year-old …