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Dice bag showing its age? Try this customizable box instead

Little luxuries from Dog Might make tabletop gaming an every-day carry<p>Nice tabletop gaming gear is expensive, but it's also highly desirable as players level up in life and want to work their hobbies into their homes. Just look at the incredibly successful folks at Geek Chic who've turned an …

Board Games

Have You Played… Science And Industry?

<i>Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.</i><p>Science & Industry was a mod …

New Fallout 4 Screenshots Highlight Lighting, Weather Effects

Bethesda has published a new blog post that highlights how enhancements made to its Creation Engine have benefited Fallout 4 and its graphical fidelity. According to Bethesda, the addition of a new physically based deferred renderer has allowed the team to add "many more" dynamic lighting effects …

Watch This Guy Beat Destiny Boss By Himself Using Rock Band Drumkit

Destiny videos continue to surprise and impress. The latest example is a new one from YouTuber Sean Gallagher (via Polygon), who completed the Crota's End boss battle by himself using a Rock Band drumkit instead of a traditional controller. On top of that, he uses wooden spoons, not drumsticks. …

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See the goofy, hilarious and inspiring creation of a Star Wars podracer in Kerbal Space Program

Podracing in <i>Star Wars: Episode I</i> looks cool but, let's face facts, there is no way that kind of contraption could function in real life, right? No more than a Thunderhawk from M.A.S.K. with a dozen bottle rockets strapped to it should drive in a straight line (I speak from personal …

D&D now on Steam, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

<i>Fantasy Grounds</i>, one of the leading virtual tabletop platforms, now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D …

Killer Kitty and Bike-Riding Cow Terrorize GTA 5 in Latest PC Mods

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been out for a little over a week, and YouTube user taltigolt has kept busy in that time creating epic mods that show the world of Los Santos and Blaine County in ways developer Rockstar Games probably never could have imagined.<p>His latest works are new …

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Alienware unveils 'graphics amplifier' to give laptops screaming desktop performance

Alienware has something special for mobile gamers. The gaming division of Dell is unveiling its Alienware Graphics Amplifier today as an accessory that brings high-end desktop graphics to an Alienware 13 laptop, which is also launching today.<p>The sleek black graphics amplifier has a full-fledged …

Stop Reading This and Go Build Your Own Board Game

Jordan Goddard is a first-time board game designer from Carmel, Ind. Together with his partner, Mandy Moulin, he recently created and received Kickstarter backing for Collapse, a post-apocalyptic card game. Goddard tells Popular Mechanics why it's never been easier to build your own game and walks …

Video: Bionic Boots That Let You Run Up To 25 MPH

At Maker Faire 2014, inventor Keahi Seymour shows how his ostrich-inspired robotic boots give him a speed boost<p>Ever wanted to run like an ostrich? When Keahi Seymour was a teenager, he decided to create shoes that would let him emulate the birds’ springy gait and match their top speed—45 miles per …

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'3-D Cutter' Othermill Goes On Sale

Othermills work like the opposite of 3-D printers, cutting material away instead of building it up.<p>You can think of an Othermill as the opposite of a 3-D printer. Instead of building up objects from raw materials, Othermills create objects by cutting away a larger block of material into something …

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What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

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The People On This Beach Don't Realize They're In A Game Of 'Katamari Damacy'

Well, this is the best thing we're bound to see all week. We'll be over here, basking in it.<p>When the bread crumbs end, they get lost in the American …

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Honest Game Trailers dares to tell the truth about Team Fortress 2

From <i>Minecraft</i> to <i>Pokémon</i>, no franchise is too big or beloved to get the Honest Game Trailers skewering. Step right up Valve ("the company who realized it's way easier to sell other people's games than create their own,") it's <i>Team Fortress 2</i>'s turn in the barrel.<p>Everything and everyone gets beaten up …

What it's like to play Pokémon Blue 20 years late (and kind of lose your mind)

I missed the Pokémon tidal wave.<p>In the early '90s, my Game Boy and I were inseparable. Days could disappear while I played pea green <i>Tetris</i> and <i>Super Mario Land</i> and <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan</i>. The living room, my bedroom, the back of the family's green Ford minivan headed to …

Robin Williams Will Be Memorialized In ‘World Of Warcraft,’ One Of His Favorite Games

In the case of Robin Williams, thousands of fans quickly responded to a petition asking game developer Activision-Blizzard to insert the late comedian into one of his favorite video games, "World of Warcraft."<p>In less than 16 hours, organizer Jacob Holgate found 10,000-plus fans to sign his …

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How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Dwarf Fortress will crush your CPU because creating history is hard

Building worlds in ASCII<p>Like much of the collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art, <i>Dwarf Fortress</i> is a baffling, inscrutable mess. But with proper interpretation, even the most intimidating forms can provide for moments of admiration.<p>Polygon sat down with one of the creators of <i>Dwarf Fortress</i>, …

Behold, The Power of Pokémon Evolution

An entire evolution line, captured in a single animation. Awesome. And yes, there's more than just this Charizard GIF.<p>Made by Tumblr user Brakken, …

The dice can kill you: Why first edition AD&D is king

I remember the first time I played <i>AD&D First Edition</i> with a good Dungeon Master.<p>All the episodes prior to that featured my own poorly plotted adventures in some thinly veiled <i>Lord of the Rings</i> knockoff or a friend’s horrible "Let’s kill you all with pit traps in Tomb of Horrors" power-trip …

This Robotic Tank Gives Goldfish The Steering Wheel

You go, fish!<p>If Thomas de Wolf gets his way, pet fish will soon navigate terra firma. A co-founder of Netherlands design firm Studio diip, de Wolf built a motorized tank that empowers goldfish to drive around. “We wanted to make something that showcases computer vision technology, but not in such …

Stop whatever you're doing and watch the end of the Matrix video game

I can't believe this video is real.<p>Let me provide some backstory: In 2005, now-defunct developer Shiny Entertainment released <i>The Matrix: Path of Neo</i>, a video game that allows its player to reenact scenes from the Matrix trilogy in Keanu Reeves' iconic role. The films' directors, the Wachowskis, are …

If Link had a dating-site profile

Looks like Link could use a love link. Yup, this installment of GamesBeat’s dating site for video game characters, Extra Hearts, is all about the hero of The Legend of Zelda. Link has always served as the star of the franchise (well, so far), but how does he get a date when he’s not rescuing …

Payday 2's Big Bank DLC replayability is almost organic

Starbreeze Studios' cooperative shooter <i>Payday 2's</i> upcoming Big Bank downloadable content pack, which features the biggest heist put together for the game to date, offers players more replayabity and greater depth with the new features it introduces.<p>Big Bank tasks players with taking down the …

This Is How Stunning GTA V Will Look on Next-Gen

That Rockstar’s sprawling crime epic <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is headed to next-generation consoles is no surprise. But just how good it looks on better …

The Resurrection of Diablo 3

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Diablo III lost me.<p>It had me, lost me, had me again (very shortly), and then lost me indefinitely.<p>This ship had sailed LONG ago, Blizzard; there was no way in …

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This Real Life Sim City Will Be A Testing Ground For New Transportation Technologies

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Xerox are teaming up to build a 32-acre simulated city, complete with …

This is the man bringing your favorite anime to virtual reality

You don’t realize the size of Totoro until you’re standing next to him. You have to tilt your head all the way back to look at his face when you’re close to his belly. He’s cute on the screen, but in person? The big lug is an intimidating presence.<p>I’m playing a virtual reality recreation of the bus …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …