Gaming

Bot Devs Get Ganked By Blizzard

Sometime in March, Blizzard filed a class action lawsuit against Michael Donnelly, the creator of the MMO Glider program, which performs key tasks in the game automatically, such as fighting and looting. Well, Blizzard “pwned” the shit out of the software bot’s creator, claiming it infringes the company’s copyright and potentially damages the game. Donnelly says his tool does not ...

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More Expansions More Money

With this new Wiimote accessory, I can’t help but be reminded of the N64 expansion slot, an accessory that should’ve been included with the system on day one. The Wii MotionPlus is physical proof that even Nintendo itself feels that its “revolutionary” motion capture control is faulty. It attaches to the end of the Wiimote to “more quickly and accurately ...

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DIY: Powerbook Arcade

Who would’ve thought an old Apple Powerbook and a trip to IKEA would be all it takes to create a sweet home arcade. Frederic Sebton took apart his old Powerbook and mounted the monitor and guts inside an IKEA side table, with the screen showing up through a hole cut out of the top of the table. After mounting an ...

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Sony Announces Virtual Advertising Space For The Highest Bidder

In an effort to stem losses from console sales (because the PS3 is a steal), Sony announced Friday that it is in desperate need of cash. Well, that wasn’t verbatim but it was something along the lines of an offer for advertising space in their upcoming games. “Various game titles are played by fans who like certain things, which can ...

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10 Video Game Sequels That Surpass Their Predecessor

Hey, not all sequels suck! Forget about Speed 2: Cruise Control, that movie was garbage. We’ve grouped together a few sequels of well known video game titles that prove that the game industry isn’t disintegrating year after year. Hit the jump to catch the nostalgia:

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First Ever Commodore 64 LAN Party

For a software platform that was discontinued 14 years ago, the Commodore 64’s legacy and fan base is still going strong. The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club’s held its 2008 C=4 Expo at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky from June 28-29. In celebration of the LAN party status at C=4, a new Commodore 64 game was unveiled, called NetRacer. ...

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Tetris Ice Cube Trays Won’t Make You Russian

So you saw the DIY Tetris ice cubes and wanted to bust some out for your upcoming gaming party. Too bad it didn’t work out and in the process of ice-chisling, you lost a finger. Why not keep it simple and use this Icetris ice cube tray from Russian designer Dima Komissarov? With trays in four different colors, it’s almost ...

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I Have No Life On Google’s Lively

Step aside, Second Life. There’s a new time-wasting virtual social network just released by Google. It’s called Lively and it’s your ticket to the cyber world, complete with emotes and customized avatars. Screw that pay to play bullshit on Second Life. Hell, no one wants to hear your lame cyber concert anyways. Play on a real stage or go home! ...

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Pong Toss Doesn’t Quite Have A Ring To It

Remember that ridiculously stupid beer pong video Vince posted regarding the Nintendo Wii? Just when you thought your Wii might have a practical use, in comes the Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to stereotype Wii users as minors. Originally, the ESRB had given Beer Pong a T for teen rating, regardless of blatant alcohol references, making Bluementhal upset. With all ...

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Famicom Sans Console

Remember that Nintendo Famicom which was built into an NES cartidge? That was cool and all, but a post on Ben Heckendorn’s console hacking forum by user Darkeru revealed a new approach which may have just one upped it. Not only did he manage to fit the NES inside the cartridge, he also has managed to embed a controller and ...

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