Liam Laird

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Skeuo-morgasbord: A Digitized Collection of Retro Handheld Video Games

Relive your battered-plastic-and-LCD-screen childhood dreams with this lovingly rendered interactive exhibit.<p>By now I think we can all agree: skeuomorphism isn’t all bad. Who doesn’t appreciate a gratuitous sop to your senses every once in a while, especially in the service of unironic nostalgia? …

Nintendo announced some good stuff that's coming to Mario Kart 8 in a new update alongside the..

<b>Nintendo announced some good stuff that's coming to Mario Kart 8 in a new update alongside the...controversial Mercedez Benz DLC pack</b>. They're …

Library of Congress says it found source code of a never-released 'Duke Nukem' game

The Library of Congress believes it's found the source code to a never-released version of handheld game <i>Duke Nukem: Critical Mass</i>, unearthed from a trove of games submitted for copyright registration. <i>Critical Mass</i> came out for the Nintendo DS in 2011. It was originally supposed to be the start of a …

Super Mario Bros. Level 1-2 In 3D With More Realistic Sound Effects, Brick Breaking, Explosions

Remember the first level of Super Modern Mario Bros.? Probably only vaguely or not at all, which is why I just linked to it. And we're back with …

Lost to the Ages

Myst was supposed to change the face of gaming. What is its legacy 20 years later?<p><i>F</i><i>ew are chosen. Fewer succeed. Journey now to an island world</i> …

Game Boy's Grandfather: Remembering the First Handheld Games

Long before the iPhone, Nvidia Shield, or even Nintendo's Game Boy, a group of pioneering portable games was born from the guts of digital calculators. This is the story of 9-volt gaming.<p><b>This past summer, as I drove with my family</b> to a vacation on Cape Cod, my two young sons started squabbling in …

Nine Legitimately Awesome Video Game Soundtracks

The case for 'Halo,' 'Final Fantasy' and seven more scores<p>Of all the things that make a great video game, there's no understating the importance of a …

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Kegerator fuses vintage video games with a beer keg

Dream Arcades unveils the "ultimate party machine" where players can battle on Pac-Man, Centipede, and Street Fighter while filling their cup with a cold frosty brew.<p>Does tapping a keg that comes in the form of a workable vintage in-home arcade sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.<p>Catering …

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How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird

Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair<p>Games are grotesque.<p>I’m not talking about games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> or <i>Manhunt</i>, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask players to murder, maim, or destroy. I mean games in general, the form we call “games.” Games are …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.<p><b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and Azeroth: our hearts belong to Hyrule.<p>Minecraft …

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19 Amazing Video Game Cakes

Serious gamers know just how time-consuming gaming is, often making it difficult to do anything besides working (only to buy more games) and playing …

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Someone Made The Pac-Man Soundtrack 13 Years Before The Game Was Created

This Italian sound experiment from 1967 sounds eerily familiar...<p><i>Pac-Man</i>, arguably la crème de la crème of 8-bit arcade glory, wasn't released until 1980, yet we recently noticed a YouTube video that points to a maybe-unexpected source of its inspiration. Take one listen to the above track, and …

Grafitti Transforms Boxcar Into a Vintage Nintendo Controller

Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you'd surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we …

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Museum acquires 'virtually complete' source code from Atari's arcade heyday

Acquiring the source code to virtually every coin-op game Atari made when it dominated the early 1980s arcade scene — <i>Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede</i> — would seem to be enough of a coup. Yet for Jeremy Saucier, the most intimate contact with that era comes in the thousands and thousands of …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

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> …

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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>16<p>Sat<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>17<p>Sun<p>with special guests The Regrettes<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>20<p>Wed<p>L.I.F.T<p>Rams Head Live!, …

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The Xbox One controller is now also a PC controller

Microsoft won’t ask you to keep using the Xbox 360 joypad for your PC gaming any longer.<p>The company released the Xbox One controller drivers for Windows today, which means that you can start using Microsoft’s latest gamepad to play BioShock Infinite, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and any other PC …

See the buried E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges get dug up in person

Fans of video game history may want to book flights to New Mexico. On April 26, a team of documentarians and garbage contractors will excavate the fabled landfill where <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i> Atari 2600 cartridges are said to have been buried three decades ago, and the public can attend the …

Pokemon US National Championships 2014 will be streamed via Twitch

The 2014 Pokemon US National Championships will be streamed for the first time ever via Twitch when the competition takes place from July 4 - 6, The Pokemon Company International announced today.<p>The competition is set to take place in Indianapolis, Ind., and will feature a livestream of <i>Pokemon X</i> …