Beware of Sparkly Foliage and Other Things I Learned While Playing Patterns

Patterns, the latest game from Second Life creators, Linden Lab, is a sandbox-style game that focuses on building structures and exploring in an open world environment. While there is no specific plot, goal, or antagonist (other than physics) to speak of, Patterns does trigger a desire to explore. »1/16/13 11:59am1/16/13 11:59am

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It's Your Last Chance to Win a Prize Pack Worth $1,000 Before the End of the World

Ha, ha, hey, it's December 20. Spend what might be your last moments on Earth playing Dikembe Mutombo's 4½ Weeks to Save the World, potentially adding more time to the Mayan Calendar, and potentially winning a $1,000 prize pack — that you'll actually be able to use because you've helped save mankind. »12/20/12 11:29am12/20/12 11:29am

Join Dikembe Mutombo, a Sweater-Wearing Bear, and a Random Turkey in Their Quest to Prevent the Apocalypse

According to the Mayan Calendar, we are all hurtling toward inescapable destruction. On December 21, the world will cease to be. What better way to help prevent the apocalypse than to join former NBA player and current Old Spice Champion Dikembe Mutombo in his quest to add more time to the calendar? »12/06/12 1:30pm12/06/12 1:30pm

Ask a Photographer About Shooting in a Back-Alley Arcade

Some folks go to San Francisco for the food or the fog. Photographer Ryan Russell went for the gaming. As part of Gizmodo's Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge, Ryan dropped by Frisco's legendary Southtown Arcade, where he used his lens and his ultra-responsive Ultrabook™ to immortalize a remarkably cordial… »10/16/12 11:59am10/16/12 11:59am