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2014 Board Game Award Winners

The nominees were announced, the votes were cast, and the winners have been chosen. We are proud to present to you the winners of our 2014 Board Game …

Here are the 2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists, from Pong to Minecraft

The Strong National Museum of Play revealed the fifteen finalists for its inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame today, after announcing the initiative back in February. The selections range from gaming's earliest arcade icons — like <i>Pong</i>, <i>Pac-Man</i> and <i>Space Invaders</i> — to modern megahits like <i>Angry</i> …

Retrogaming

League of Legends developer on fighting with fun, depth, and complexity

<i>Click here for all of GameBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not easy making changes and tweaks to the most popular game in the world, and its lead designer says it’s painful when he and his team do something wrong.<p>League of Legends has millions of active players …

HOBBY: Star Wars Imperial Assault Painted Up

It’s nice to see someone spicing up their copy of FFG’s Imperial Assault.<p>Here we see painting newcomer <b>Bobafett taking some early hobby steps</b> into …

Board Games

2016 Kia Sorento: Another Notch in Kia's Success Story

Kia’s is closing out another successful year, beating the auto industry’s 5 percent growth with U.S. sales up more than 6 percent. That’s quite an accomplishment in a highly competitive U.S. market, but easy to understand when looking at Kia’s recipe for success. The company invested in great …

Play 900 classic arcade games in your web browser, right now

Some 900 classic arcade games are now available for you to play, all you need is a web browser, and if you're reading this, you're probably good to go.<p>They're all housed for posterity over at The Internet Archive, thanks to the efforts of Jason Scott and those who worked JSMESS (or JavaScript Mess) …

MSI is putting a legitimate mechanical keyboard in a laptop

Gaming laptops are prone to wild designs, and the newest one from MSI — called the GT80 Titan — is no exception. The massive 18-inch laptop was announced today and its most notable feature is a mechanical QWERTY keyboard made by Cherry, a company that has been making mechanical keyboards for almost …

Sony Considering Steam-Style 'Early Access' For PS4

Valve’s Steam has experimented with a controversial practice known as “Early Access” as of late, allowing developers to sell unfinished games in order to acquire additional funding while receiving player feedback and bug reports. Now, Sony says they’re considering a similar program for PS4.<p>Speaking …

The looming amiibo: How it could reinvigorate Nintendo

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The new amiibo line from Nintendo is their ace in the hole for the slowly improving Wii U. What is amiibo? It’s a type of smart toy made by Nintendo — a line …

Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

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GoPro Strapped To Board's Bottom Shows Coolest View Of Technical Street Skating Yet

Dean-Paul Denniston, pro skater for Stix Ride and Acrylick, decided to strap a GoPro to the bottom of his board one day ... and now the world of skating will never be the same.<p>For 20 years the world of street skating videos was relegated to two primary DIY methods of recording: riding parallel to …

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Hyrulean Leather Journals Are a Thing of Beauty - Technabob

A plain old journal is not good enough for the video game fanatic. Especially after you have laid eyes on these amazing books. These mythical …

NowGamer

How video games can affect dreaming patterns

Heavy or "hardcore" gamers are more likely to experience lucid dreaming or be less disturbed by nightmares, according to a recent interview from The Verge with researcher Jayne Gackenbach.<p>Gackenbach, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University in Canada, studies how gaming can impact dreaming. While …

Remember The Time Some Stranger’s Airplane Dump C*ckblocked Jonah Hill?

I can’t decide which is more surprising: that the weird kid from <i>The 40-Year-Old Virgin</i> can now be described as “two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill,” or that it took UPROXX this long to mention the words “dump” and “c*ckblocked” in the same headline. History, folks.<p>Anyway, Jonah Hill visited <i>The</i> …

So Farrah Abraham Is Writing A ‘Christian Parenting Book’

As Burnsy said when he sent me this link, “Farrah Abraham’s PR machine feels like it’s stuck on random and fast-forward at the same time.” True, only that could explain why the star of the squirting anal epic “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom” is now writing a book about Christian parenting. Or …

You Have to Play This 1,600-Year-Old Viking War Game

Especially if you’re a diplomat, soldier or spy, says one ex-spook<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>Viking warriors storm into the torch-lit camp of a rival clan. …

Live-action Legend of Zelda fan film is intense

Hollywood produced video game adaptations are traditionally a train wreck, which is a major factor in why I never want to see Nintendo's <i>The Legend of</i> …

Retrogaming

Watch a pair of blindfolded (!) gamers demolish Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and Super Punch-Out!!

I can’t walk from my bedroom to the kitchen at dusk without stubbing my toe on something, so it’s hard for me to believe that someone could play a game while blindfolded — but a pair of unbelievable gamers did exactly that while raising money to help prevent cancer.<p>In an amazing display of skill — …

Super Mario Boozers: Nintendo Cartridge Flasks

These are the line of Nintendo cartridge flasks that Matt Cornell of Ink Whiskey LLC designed. They're currently a Kickstarter project but have …

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Guinness World Record-breaking video game collection has more than 11,000 titles

The Guinness World Record for the largest video game collection has found a new recipient: 31-year-old Buffalo resident Michael Thomasson's collection currently boasts more than 11,000 titles, earning him a two-page feature and due honors in the recently-released <i>Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's</i> …

Fan at Miami Heat game hits half-court hook shot, wins $75,000

Here's something you don't see everyday: a fan actually hit the halfcourt shot during a basketball game. And it was a hook shot. Check it out.<p>You know how NBA teams offer halfcourt shots for a bunch of money and never expect the fans to actually hit the shots? Well, this guy at the Miami Heat vs. …

I need this sweet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES mod

Remember that awesome <i>Mega Man</i> NES mod? Creator Ryan Fitzpatrick is back, and this time he's appealing right to my childhood with his <i>Teenage Mutant</i> …

Retrogaming

Why The Rock rocks

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson speeds into first place as the highest-grossing actor of the year, leaving Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp standing in the dust. He’s worth every penny<p>It should be no surprise that The Rock, AKA Dwayne Johnson, is the highest-grossing actor of 2013.<p>While film scholars have been …