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Artist Jessica Smith envisions a beautiful open-world Zelda on the Wii U

Australian concept artist and illustrator Jessica Smith has created a series of beautiful paintings featuring Link from the <i>Zelda Wii U</i> trailer in …

Awesome Skateboard House

The PAS House is perfect for the person who eats and breathes skateboarding and loves skate clothing. A ribbon-shaped path links the inside and outside of the home together, giving riders the ability to board in a continuous motion.<p>The house is divided into three separate spaces. The first one …

Skateboarding

Homemade RPG seeks to teach acceptance of decline and death

A therapist who works with people suffering from psychological challenges is writing a game that seeks to offer coping skills.<p><i>To Ash</i> is an <i>RPG Maker</i> project from Santa Ana, California-based therapist Kyle Ballentine. It's a simple, old-school RPG but with a twist: The player begins the game with a …

This 5-Story Skate Park Is Shredding Heaven

Set to open in 2017 in Folkestone, U.K., it could be a mecca for skaters<p>The only skatepark in Folkestone, England, is soon to close. But don't worry: Developers have a plan to pave paradise and put up a skateboard parking garage. Sort of. Guy Hollaway Architects wants to build this structure …

Extreme Sports

Preliminary Summer 2015 Anime Chart

Anime's summer 2015 season should be an interesting one. For otaku, there's a lot of bishoujo favorites as well as some anticipated light novel …

Anime

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is returning this year

Fans of virtual skateboarding will be happy to hear this news. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Xbox …

High-tech light shutter could help turn your windows into LCD displays

Researchers at the Pusan National University in South Korea have developed an advanced light shutter that can rapidly switch between transparency and …

Report: Large Drunk Taco Skateboards into Moving Vehicle in Brooklyn

Williamsburg's really changed, man.<p>Baby's All Right is a great venue here in Brooklyn—here at Noisey we love to spend our weekends turning up to some sweet live music while drinking Pink Babies (which are delicious sugary drinks that are, yes, pink). And this past weekend, after drinking a bunch of …

Alcohol

Anime Wasteland: Shizuoka Otaku Lament the Lack of Late-Night Anime

Many North American fans simply assume that Japan is an otaku paradise, where anime and manga rain down upon adoring fans like manna from the …

Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast Film Gets Manga

Sentō Jōsai Masurawo's Renji Asai draws Shōnen Ace manga of Summer Wars director's latest<p>The Boy and The Beast (Bakemono no Ko), the upcoming anime …

Valve is making a VR headset and its own Steam Machine

Valve -- the company behind<i>Portal</i>, <i>Team Fortress 2</i> and the widely-used game distribution hub Steam -- will show off its own virtual reality hardware, "SteamVR," at next week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This comes despite Valve's previous insistence that it had no plans to release …

nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

Saltwater-powered cars may be the wave of the future. nanoFlowcell AG has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show …

Electric Vehicles

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating–but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring …

Sustainability

See Auron's katana from Final Fantasy 10 wielded in real life

Auron's oversized katana from <i>Final Fantasy 10</i> may not be practically proportioned for real-life combat, but that's not going to stop the weaponsmiths of the Man at Arms series from making one anyway.<p>You can watch them carve up a trash can full of some kind of liquid, as well as the usual soda …

Atari's new Asteroids game is nothing like Asteroids — it's a sandbox survival game

Atari announced <i>Asteroids: Outpost</i> today, calling the new take on the 35-year-old <i>Asteroids</i> a "bold re-imagining" of the brand. That's a pretty accurate statement, since <i>Asteroids: Outpost</i> is not an arcade space shooter, but an open-world, sandbox-style survival game.<p>Players will mine, build and …

Top U.S. Navy official at Gitmo removed

<b>(CNN) —</b> The commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of duty "due to loss of confidence" in his "ability to command," the Navy says.<p>At issue is an allegation of an inappropriate relationship, a U.S. military official told CNN.<p>Capt. John R. Nettleton …

CNN

Microsoft's hologram glasses change the way you see the world

Microsoft's hologram headset is real, is absolutely coming to market, according to the company, and, for the most part, does what it says it does: creates interactive holograms in a user's view of the real world.<p>Early builds of the HoloLens device allowed me to walk on the surface of Mars and talk …

Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from Israel and criticism from the U.S.<p>Palestinian …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Sega developing films and TV shows based on Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, more

Sega is working to develop its classic video game franchises, including Shinobi, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Virtua Fighter and Crazy Taxi, into feature films, television shows and digital series, the company announced through its production arm, Stories International.<p>Stories International is a …

The Smash Bros. Wii U GameCube adapter just became much more interesting

Nintendo has released an adapter that allows existing GameCube controllers to run on the Wii U. This was a hot item, as the GameCube controller is a nearly perfect fit for the action of <i>Smash Bros.</i>, and it sold out quickly.<p>Michael Lelli is a software engineer who dabbles in homebrew and emulator …

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

Hacker finds Nintendo 3DS exploit, turning a forgotten game into a hot commodity

A 22 year old Parisian hacker named Jordan "Smealum" Rabet appears to have finally cracked the Nintendo 3DS in an attempt to enable homebrew software development on Nintendo's handheld gaming device. And the game that facilitates that exploit, a 2011 Ubisoft-published 3DS game called <i>Cubic Ninja</i>, is …

Tiny Space-Age LoftCube Prefab Can Pop up Just About Anywhere

Werner Aisslinger’s LoftCube is a tiny prefab pod home that can pop up practically anywhere to provide a comfortable retreat. The elegant modern loft …

Whale-Shaped Floating Garden Designed to Clean the World's Rivers

Vincent Callebaut, visionary behind the Lilypad and Dragonfly, has created a whale-shaped floating garden designed to drift through the world’s …

Landscaping

Meet LIAM: A Mini Windmill Ideal for Any Home

Rotterdam company Archimedes has created a small windmill that can be installed on just about any roof, anywhere. Meet LIAM: a quiet, affordable wind …

Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World's Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

This beautiful natural landscape populated by elephants, giraffes, and bears looks like utopia, right? Think again - it's Zootopia, a kinder, gentler …