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I Am Fully Capable of Entertaining Myself in Prison for Decades If Need Be

I never really got a chance to play any pen-and-paper role-playing games growing up, so being thrown into a prison system in which such things as …

The Classics: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and the raw thrill of unchecked speed

Every ride home from the video game store was a strange exercise in lust and this one was no different. I sat in the passenger seat and immersed myself in the sacred act of unwrapping and popping open the big black container shell, fondling the rounded cartridge in my hands as if the magic on the …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

An incredible collection of video game backgrounds in animated GIF form - The Fox Is Black

I’m sure a lot of people don’t think of video games as pieces of art, but I’d say they’re wrong, and this proves it. Reddit user RudeBootie has put …

Animated GIF Pixel Art Made From Classic Video Games

Noirlac, a Paris-based designer and Ubisoft video game developer, uses screenshots from old video games to create pixel art animated GIFs that …

Gameboy graphic decorated China plates by Olly Moss - The Fox Is Black

When it comes to truly knowing how to bend the very essence of pop culture, Olly Moss certainly tops the list. The Winchester, UK based …

Top 10 Video Game Scores and Soundtracks

As is the case with movies and TV, music has a massive impact on the success and capabilities of a video game. But whereas a Scorsese flick or an …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

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> …

Grand Theft Auto

GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS

<b>GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS</b><p>If you have a passion for comics and games but suck at remembering your keyboard keys, then a keyboard skin from Killer Duck Decals may be perfect for you.<p>Depending the skin you choose, ‘WASD’ could mean White Mage, Akuma, Samus, Dr. Eggman or Wolverine, Apocalypse, Spider-man, Deadpool.<p>Each keyboard skin is $12 and though they are specifically made for the Mac keyboard, they will also work with other keyboards.<p>If you do own a Mac keyboard though, the decals will still let …

The Legend of Zelda: GIFs Between Worlds ⊟

If you were convinced that <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> would be essentially a replica of the SNES game it follows up, Nintendo proved you wrong today by veering away from one of the series’ conventions.<p>During some point in the game, instead of going through the routine of tackling dungeons in order, acquiring new equipment in a dungeon, then solving that dungeon’s puzzles with the special item to progress, you’ll be visiting Ravio’s shop (not to be confused with Nabbit). There, …

Nine Legitimately Awesome Video Game Soundtracks

Of all the things that make a great video game, there’s no understating the importance of a well-crafted soundtrack. Whether simple 8-bit …

Grand Theft Auto Online Review

She came from far away, flying in to Los Santos International late one night. It wasn't what she was running away from that mattered anymore. The past was past. It was the opportunities in her future she cared about. As her plane flew over, she looked out at the city, thinking of the possibilities …

The ESRB has failed your children

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>While the Entertainment Software Rating Board preoccupies itself with the more obvious evils of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, it has allowed a far more …