Jacob Ladd

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Remote-Controlled A-10 Warthog Annihilates Cardboard Tanks With Nerf Gun

Small plane, real Nerf.<p>We love the A-10 Warthog. And Nerf guns too. Finally, they have come together in a glorious clip that looks like a scene out of late-90's classic <i>Small Soldiers.</i><p>The FreeWing A-10 mixed with a Nerf Rival Zeus has powerful results. Built by hobbyist YouTuber ajw61185, the …

I Went to a Giant Festival for People Obsessed with War

The War and Peace Show felt quite sweet and highly problematic all at the same time.<p>War. All things considered, it's probably one of the things people like least about the world. Unless you're Genghis Khan or Tony Blair, when asked if you'd want to wage war, you'd probably go "nah" and make a face …

Tony Blair

See The Trailer For Ron Howard's New Documentary About The Beatles

A day in the life, years later, with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.<p>Fifty-three years after their first album, it’s hard to believe we haven’t exhausted the storied anthology of Beatles history. But Ron Howard will soon prove there is still more to reveal about the Fab Four. The trailer for …

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

Data Visualization

New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Battalion 1944 has now reached its funding goal.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A new World War 2 shooter is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the "core of classic …

A Norwegian High School Will Give Students Class Credit for Playing Video Games

Video game enthusiasts argue that hours spent in front of a TV with a controller in hand aren't a waste of time—and in many ways, they're not wrong. …

College & University

How Video Games Might Actually Help Our Brains

In October, 29,000 neuroscientists gathered in Chicago to discuss new research in their sprawling field at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual …

Angry Birds

Guy Beats Fallout 4 Without Killing Anyone, Nearly Breaks The Game

<i>Fallout 4</i> expectsyou to commit murder. While you can occasionally avoid killing others, the wasteland is ruthless and demands violence. That’s how …

Empathy

The best gaming headset (for most people)

<i>By Dennis Burger</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After more than 100 hours spent researching and testing 37 gaming headsets in all, plus more hours of long-term comfort testing than could reasonably be counted, …

Fallout 3 speedrunner beats the game in less than 15 minutes

The Roger Bannister of the wasteland<p>A speedrunner has broken the 15-minute threshold for completing the main story of <i>Fallout 3</i>. You can watch the whole thing above. It's mindbending, and it's not even part of the Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 festivities going on right now, either.<p>This run, done in …