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10 Awkward Moments in Gaming - Cheat Code Central

There have been some truly awkward moments in gaming. Some were weird and disturbing, while others were either amazing or hysterical–sometimes both. …

Clones, Clones Everywhere – “1024,” “2048” And Other Copies Of Popular Paid Game “Threes” Fill The App Stores

Though the “Flappy Bird” craze may be winding down — currently, there’s only one “Flappy Bird” knock-off in the top 20 on the iTunes App Store — the longer-lasting effects of the viral game and all its many variations that followed, still continue to the point of ridiculousness. Case in point: the …

The Creator Of Doom Is Now A Facebook Employee

This isn’t bizzaro world. We will soon live in a world where the maker of Doom, Quake and most of my childhood memories works for Mark Zuckerberg. John Carmack will soon be a Facebook employee.<p>Facebook just announced its plan to buy Oculus VR for around $2 billion in cash and stock. The company …

Minecraft Creator Cancels The Oculus Rift Version Because Facebook “Creeps” Him Out

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) has cancelled the Oculus VR version of the game, because, as he puts it: “Facebook creeps me out.” His studio, Mojang, had been in talks to bring a version of Minecraft officially to the VR gaming headset, but he said on Twitter shortly after the …

Amazon’s Fire TV Will Offer Gamers Many Ways To Play, And A $40 Dedicated Controller

Amazon has revealed its Fire TV streaming media home theater device, and it embraces gaming in a way that most of its competitors don’t. Amazon revealed that it’ll soon have thousands of titles available in its library, but these should expand beyond just casual titles, and will be playable using …

Amazon Game Studios Is Packing Some Serious Talent With Experience Across All Genres

Amazon made games a big part of its Fire TV announcement today – it unveiled a dedicated gaming controller, but more importantly, announced the creation of original content for the platform through its Amazon Game Studios. Said studio is rife with talent, too, as BuzzFeed’s business reporter Matt …

What Games Are: Fire TV And The “Casual Console”

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He manages developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Sometimes I have to walk a fine line between my weekday job and my writing. Not because I’m enjoined from writing …

What Games Are: Valley People And Games People

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a game designer and the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He manages developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>In the middle of talking about why I struggle to believe the hype around Oculus Rift and Facebook I made a comment …

The Next Oculus? Survios’ Epic Zombie-Killing Game Mixes Motion Capture With VR

Now that the entire virtual reality space has gotten a big boost from Facebook’s $2 billion deal to buy Oculus, who’s next?<p>Maybe it’s Survios, a company that was came out of the very same University of Southern California Mixed Reality Lab that Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey came from.<p>Right now, …

Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

Orbotix, the company that makes fast-moving, robotic toys that you control with smartphone apps, has raised another $20 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with a reliable source. This brings the total raised by maker of the popular Sphero ball to $35 million, as it gears up to …

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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 …

‘Europe in 8 Bits’, A Documentary Exploring the World of Chiptunes

<i>Europe in 8 Bits</i> is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chiptunes, sometimes known as chip music, a genre of electronic …

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 …

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 …

How a YouTube Documentary Gave New Life to a Nintendo Classic

<i>Super Smash Bros.</i> was never meant to be an eSport.<p>For many, the Nintendo fighting game was nothing more than a fun party diversion where friends …

A Contest To Design An Explorable Gothic World

Make that Twilight—I mean, Edgar Allen Poe—video game you've always wished for.<p>I'm excited already. There's a contest in the U.K. right now for students to design an explorable online world to the theme of gothic literature. To be precise, the theme is "Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination." …