Gaming

Red Ring of Bullshit

Oh, Microsoft. You love to just fuck things up royally, don’t you? You almost have a certain knack for it it seems. This time around, Microsoft is now declaring that it will no longer pay for shipping on broken Xbox 360 units. Says Consumerist reader Zach: “My Xbox red-ringed for the second time this weekend. Which is almost a relief ...

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Best Buy Testing Video Game Trade Ins

GameStop, with its icy grip on the retail video game industry, has a new competitor coming up the pipelines. No, Funcoland isn’t making a comeback but rather Best Buy is trying out a trial program that lets customers trade in used video games for store credit. As Brian Crecente of Kotaku points out, this is a fantastic time to be ...

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See? The Dreamcast and the iMac Can Be Friends

What do you get when you combine the power of a Sega Dreamcast with the shitty display of an old 1999 iMac? The iCast, of course. The clutch part of this mod, however, is that creator Logicdustbin was able to squeeze the entire Dreamcast console inside the plastic shell of the iMac. The controller ports even run out the front. ...

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Killzone 2 Is Out Today

Playstation 3 owners, your time has come. After waiting over 4 years for this amazing technical feat of a game, you can finally walk into a store and purchase Killzone 2. Of course, if you didn’t pre-order at Gamestop, you might as well run to a Target or Toys R Us for a copy. We’ll be picking up our copy ...

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Nintendo DNES

Here’s a brilliant hack that combines old school functionality with new school technology. The creator wanted a way to play his hacked NES ROMs with more of a “retro feel,” so he ripped apart his Nintendo DS and connected an old NES controller. Want to give it a try? He was kind enough to leave instructions and pictures on his ...

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World of Warcraft Beer Stein

“Lord Thunderbrew requests you slay 5 rabbits in Darkshore. Your reward will be beer.” Sweet! You’re going to get drunk in WoW, but what about real life? After all, the more beer you chug, the better the women look. Do it up properly with this $90 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King beer stein. It was designed by ...

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Review: Noby Noby Boy

So last night, I stumbled home somewhat drunk and full of Mexican food. I plopped down on the couch and started smoking a cigarette. I decided to cure my temporary boredom, I’d spend the $5 on Noby Noby Boy for the PS3. I downloaded it and 20 minutes later, fired the game up. 30 minutes later all I could say ...

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Little Big Prince of Persia

Anyone with a Playstation 3 cannot deny the appeal of the LittleBigPlanet Sackboy. He jumps, he runs, he grabs and dresses in drag. Of course, some of us would like to bring our Sackboy outside of the game and into our lives. While some have accomplished just that, no one beats designer Maggie Wang’s creations. Her Sackboys not only look ...

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NASA Working On MMO

While World of Warcraft still reigns supreme as king of the MMOs, Blizzard has an unusual competitor entering the market: NASA. The government space agency is developing an MMO that takes place around 2035 and focuses on “being in a habitat on a planetary surface and doing things like mining Helium-3 for fuel, operating a hydroponics facility to grow plants ...

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