Tag Archives: video games

Video Game Console Architecture

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to shrink down small enough so I could magically jump into my favorite video games. I’d just crawl right inside the console and figure out a way to worm myself into the action. Sure, you can say that’s scientifically impossible, but whatever. A man doesn’t need to worry about your so-called “facts ...

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The Early History of Video Games: The Musical

Basically a musical exploration through gaming starting from the dawn of the Atari 2600 system up to the peak of Super Nintendo, progressive metal covers of video game music make this video about as awesome as early gaming video chronologies get. Link

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Choose Your Weapon of Choice: Video Game Controller Shirt

Being called a gamer these days is a pretty general term, especially when there are so many consoles, controllers, genres and platforms used in modern times. So you’re a gamer, that’s great, but what sort of gamer are you? Do you prefer casual platformers? Time management? FPS? Core RPG? The list goes on and on. Aside from genre, gamers can ...

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Dante’s Inferno on NES

One of the most anticipated games of the past few years, Dante’s Inferno has had a last minute console change. Rather than being released on the PS3, Dante’s Inferno will now be available exclusively on the NES. Link [via]

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Tetris Origami Blocks

Tetris was probably my number one hobby from about the age of 8 until I was 12-13. I would just sit in a comfy chair, Game Boy in hand, staring at the tiny display until the image of Tetris blocks was burnt into my retinas. You might think I exaggerate, but Tetris was that serious. This Tetris Origami Block really ...

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If Video Games Were Real Life…

Sometimes realism isn’t exactly what we want in our video games. We want to escape, not be hassled by the reality of… reality. Cracked.com hosted an awesome Photoshop contest, encouraging  their users to come up with ways to make video games just a tad more realistic, hence somewhat less playable. Some of the results were absolutely genius. Here are a ...

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Finally: Game Boy Inducted Into the Toy Hall of Fame

And it’s in good company. Also being inducted to the Strong National Museum of Play’s Toy Hall of Fame this year is the ball. That’s right, the ball. I always felt the Game Boy never got its true dues. The Game Boy was it. Still is “it” as far as I’m concerned. What other handheld console can you honestly say ...

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First Ever Video Game Census Concludes Games Are Racist, Sexist

A team of researches conducted the first ever video game census, analyzing the characters of 150 of the top selling video games. The results were totally unsurprising if you’re an avid gamer. 89.5% of the characters are male, 85% are white. The most under-represented demographic was Hispanics, appearing in 2.7% of the games, only a fraction of their actual world ...

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