Indie developer Malath Abbas should be settling in for this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Instead, he’s stuck at Vancouver airport, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection blocked his entry into the country [Update: he’s since been allowed in].
This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
Englishman Adam Jones, 24, doesn’t have a driver’s license. He’s never even sat a license exam. So when he was arrested last week by police for driving at over 100mph through the town of Grantham, his excuse was that he had “learned to drive on his Playstation.”
For the past day or so, the top-selling “popular new release title” on Steam has been a simple 74-cent game called NotGTAV, from which all proceeds go to charity. The PC is a strange and wonderful place.
A ton of Nintendo fans in the UK have been left without the games they pre-ordered after a truck full of copies of Splatoon (and related Splatoon Amiibo) was stolen.
Nintendo will never, ever release Mario Kart on the PC. But the company can't stop fans making games that explore the series' inherent weirdness, and call their game Mario Cars 2: 64.
Hey, remember how back in March artist Luke Jerram was raising money to build a 300-foot water slide down a busy street in Bristol, England? He actually got it done.
Hahaha, and you thought our glorious virtual reality future was going to be just for games. Nope. It's going to be used to sell you crap as well.
Edd Joseph bought a PS3 online from some stranger, and guess what, despite paying for it, the PS3 never arrived. Edd could have just sulked and got on with his life, but no. Edd got revenge. And Edd's revenge was sweet.
There's a company in London that, deep underground in old abandoned tunnels, is growing fresh food. Imagine Metro 2033, then, only with fresh lettuce.
Sure beats sitting behind a desk.
A retailer in the UK has accidentally sent some customers a free PlayStation Vita. And is now resorting to some heavy methods in an attempt to get them back.
English teenager Peter Clatworthy made some very bad decisions during an Xbox One auction on eBay, paying £450 (USD$735) and not even getting a console. He got a picture of a console.
In 1993, Britain's Channel 4 ran a four-part documentary series on video games. The third episode was about SimCity, and twenty years on, it stands as a monument to all that was amazing about both the early 90s and antique PC gaming.
Adam Sibley had preordered a PlayStation 4 from his local Blockbuster. He later decided to cancel that preorder. It turned out to be an even worse idea than preordering from Blockbuster in the first place.
There's a special place in my heart for Sensible Software. The British studio behind two of the greatest computer games of all time - Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder - has been gone since 1999, but its legacy lives on in a fantastic new book by Gary Penn.
In 1666, most of London burned to the ground. The old city as it once stood, from the buildings to the streetplan itself, are lost to history. Oh, unless you take a look at this video.