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Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …

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Photo Gallery: Day 16

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

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Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

Powerful & Gritty Photographs Of New York City 36 Years Ago

36 Years ago, Matt Weber was driving his iconic yellow cab around the neighbourhoods and boroughs of New York. In between fares, he would take …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He's Retiring

In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki talks about why his latest movie The Wind Rises — which is opening with an English-language version in the U.S. this weekend — is also his last.<p>When <i>The Simpsons</i> paid tribute to animation legend Hayao Miyazaki in January, the video quickly went viral, becoming the …

Ordinary Objects Are Actually Single Woodblock Sculptures

Sculptor Randall Rosenthal specializes in turning single blocks of wood into intricately detailed sculptures of ordinary objects. Each piece is carefully and painstakingly whittled down from a solitary woodblock and meticulously painted to give the illusion of anything from a cardboard box full of …

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Massive Polar Bears Enjoy a Magnificent Glowing Sunset

Many photographers have set out to document polar bears within their natural, snowy surroundings. Whether the animals are playfully rolling around in the snow or going for a quick swim, more often than not, they are surrounded by a stark white, wintry backdrop. However, in Alaska's Arctic National …

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Video game behaviors that would be creepy in real life

There are many actions we perform within video games that we rarely question. Like, why does a character regain health by eating something from a trash can? Or why is it OK for characters to go into someone's house and just ... take stuff?<p>BuzzFeed produced a video today titled <i>Things You Do In Video</i> …

Nintendo's Toughest Year Ever Starts Pretty Much Now

Nintendo thought they were going to sell nine million Wii Us this past year. Last night, they acknowledged that they'll probably sell fewer than …

Nintendo: What now for Wii U?

As Nintendo slash sales forecasts and predict a £205m loss, Tom Hoggins explores the curious mistakes behind the failure of the Wii U and why not all hope is lost.<p>It has been a tough financial year for Nintendo. While the brilliant 3DS handheld was the best selling video game console of 2013, the …

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own warped perception of their success is almost more dangerous to the company than …

Next Gen User Interface Pet Peeves

We've had the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for roughly a month now, which has given us time to familiarize ourselves with the ins and outs of the two …

Microsoft Offers To Pay YouTubers To Positively Promote Xbox One

When your console is getting trashed by anyone who doesn't watch TV on their TV, when you have no idea how to win over the silent Japanese audience …

Dental Care

Critical Hit | 15 Ways Nintendo Can Bounce Back After Under-performing Wii U, 3DS Page 1

Headlines are blaring this week as Nintendo revised its predictions for the impending year-end sales figures for both the Wii U and 3DS. "Nintendo …

Retrogaming

Nintendo Slumps Amid Pressure to Exit Hardware

Nintendo Co. is under pressure to consider ending production of video-game machines after reporting disappointing sales of its Wii U console and …

2014 Could Be The Best Year To Be A Nintendo Fan

Nintendo has announced recently that their fiscal year\’s numbers have been revised. Words that may come to mind when reading the actual vs. …

Maybe Next Game: A Nintendo Controller Promise Ring

<i>That's not what a Nintendo controller's plug looks like!</i><p>This is the Nintendo controller promise ring designed by Paul Michael Design (of Wonder …

If you get your news from internet message boards and comment sections, by now you€™ve heard that Nintendo is completely and utterly doomed. Yes, …

Retrogaming

My Christmas with the Wii U – Reader’s Feature

A reader explains his surprise purchase of a Wii U instead of a PlayStation 4 and what he and his family though of it and its games.<p>I’d signed up for …

Sonic Lost World Price Slashed To $30 At Amazon, Best Buy

The price of Sonic Lost World has been reduced at Amazon and Best Buy. Both retailers are selling the Wii U platformer – which normally costs $49.99 …

Mega Man: The Board Game Kickstarter concludes successfully with $415K (update)

The Kickstarter campaign to fund <i>Mega Man: The Board Game</i>, Jasco Games' officially licensed Mega Man board game, successfully ended today with more than $415K in pledges.<p>Easily hitting its initial target of $70,000, the campaign achieved numerous stretch goals, which will see the addition of Gold …

Nintendo Has no Plans For 'Mario on Smartphones'

"The spread of smart devices does not spell the end of game consoles."<p>Nintendo has emphasised its continuing commitment to games consoles despite …

What Game Are You Most Excited About in 2014?

We want to hear from you.<p>2014 has just begun, and there are already loads of exciting, interesting games on the horizon. So we thought there was no …

10 Things That Will Definitely Happen in Games in 2014 (Maybe)

It's a little-known fact that the halls of GameSpot are filled with seers, soothsayers, and mystics of the highest order. They also play a lot of video games, so we got our team to use their all-seeing powers to look into the future and predict the biggest upcoming news stories for the games …

Nintendo Wants To Leverage Mobile, But Not With Games

Last week’s news that Nintendo will miss its sales and overall financial forecasts for the current fiscal year led the company to suggest it will …

Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

When Retro Studios' <i>Donkey Kong Country Returns</i> released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original</i> …

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