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

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