The Most Popular Sport in North America 900 Years Ago

Beneath the freeways of East St. Louis in Illinois there lie the ruins of a city built nearly a millennium ago, around towering earthen pyramids. Today called Cahokia, it held as many as 40 thousand people, and their influence spread throughout the southeast U.S. — mostly due the popularity of a game called chunkey. » 7/14/14 3:50pm 7/14/14 3:50pm

People Are Playing Frogger On A Skyscraper

The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it's terrifying, because you're the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic. » 4/16/14 6:05pm 4/16/14 6:05pm

How to Build Los Angeles in 2094 A.D.

One can never have too many post-apocalyptic visions of Los Angeles, right? This future L.A. is better known as Mega-City Two, a late 21st-century megalopolis that comes to us thanks to a new Judge Dredd comic, Mega-City Two: City of Courts, which hits shelves in January 2014. » 11/20/13 6:15pm 11/20/13 6:15pm

Watch A Virtual City Be Built Before Your Very Eyes

You've probably heard the term "procedurally-generated" thrown around gaming in the last few years. It's fancy tech, which at its most basic level means something that's built randomly each time you ask it to be built, but it's certainly more complicated than that, as content still needs to follow certain rules. » 2/28/13 2:00am 2/28/13 2:00am

These City Skylines Prove Just How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come

Wednesday's PlayStation 4 event showed us what next-gen graphics are capable of, so if you had any doubts that game environments could grow even better looking and more detailed, they're probably now gone. » 2/22/13 5:00pm 2/22/13 5:00pm

Virtual Tourism Has Never Felt More Real

There's this small problem I'm having with Assassin's Creed III. It's nothing to do with the game itself, actually, and everything to do with me. The problem is this: » 11/09/12 5:00pm 11/09/12 5:00pm