How To Increase Your Odds of Winning The Ol' Dating Game

Ahh, first dates. You wash your armpits in the sink, bring extra breath freshener, and study up on the day's trending Twitter topics, and yet you still feel hopelessly unprepared. Well, if you take the one-question survey below, you could be entered to win a $150 Ticketmaster gift card—the perfect cheapskate way to… » 3/12/13 11:59am 3/12/13 11:59am

How To Increase Your Odds of Winning The Ol' Dating Game

Ahh, first dates. You wash your armpits in the sink, bring extra breath freshener, and study up on the day's trending Twitter topics, and yet you still feel hopelessly unprepared. Well, if you take the one-question survey below, you could be entered to win a $150 Ticketmaster gift card—the perfect cheapskate way to… » 2/04/13 11:59am 2/04/13 11:59am

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

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 11:59am 1/16/13 11:59am

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

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 11:29am 12/20/12 11:29am

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 11:59am 10/16/12 11:59am

Inside San Francisco’s Last True Hardcore Arcade

San Francisco has its share of landmarks: The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, wherever Rice-A-Roni came from. But for white-knuckle competitive gamers, the city has just one true destination: Southtown Arcade — a tiny storefront by the Stockton Tunnel that houses Frisco's last outpost for hardcore gamers. So… » 10/10/12 11:59am 10/10/12 11:59am

Ready Player One Is a Video Game Lover's Only Summer 'Must Read'

Summer is nearly upon us, and it's a real possibility that someone will forcibly remove you from the house in order to vacation, in which case, you'll need a beach read to ward off the console cravings. Ready Player One, a novel about a dystopian future so bleak that people choose to live almost entirely in a… » 6/07/12 11:59am 6/07/12 11:59am

Early Results Are in: Gawker Media Census Proves You’re a PC

Last week we asked you to take the 2012 Gawker Media Census, and in return offered one lucky survey-taker the opportunity to win a new iPad. Well, early responses are in, and we learned some interesting info about you guys—like the fact that 75% of you are PC users. We're sure you're much cooler than that shlubby guy… » 6/05/12 11:59am 6/05/12 11:59am