Someone Wrote A Book About Street Fighter's Greatest Match

It's been ten years since the greatest comeback in competitive video games happened. In the decade since Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong met in a fateful match of Street Fighter III: Third Strike, EVO Moment 37 has become the stuff of legend. Now there's a book about it. » 4/14/14 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm

Huge Collection Of Classic Games Needs A New Home

Facing mounting financial pressure, the Danish museum Spilmuseet ("The Games Museum") is about to jettison a massive collection of classic video games and related hardware. And with nobody opening their doors yet, all these refugees of console wars past are still in need of a new home. » 4/09/14 12:00pm 4/09/14 12:00pm

Chinese Internet Slang May Destabilize Country, Says One Official

Internet slang for the most part is, well, meaningless but interesting slang. In China, one phrase from the giant internet lexicon that is Chinese slang has been called out as a phrase that may cause the social apocalypse, at least according to the vice-president of Guangzhou's Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. » 3/17/14 7:00am 3/17/14 7:00am

Robots, Modern Art, Star Wars Collide in Beijing's Glass Pyramid

By now, with all the press about China, you've probably have some idea in your heads that certain Chinese cities are like the real life version of the dystopian cyberpunk worlds of Blade Runner and Star Wars. Sadly, China isn't all that advanced, but one building in Beijing definitely is. » 3/10/14 8:00am 3/10/14 8:00am

​A Future Where the Worst Nightmares About Video Games Are True

» 3/06/14 3:00pm 3/06/14 3:00pm

You hear the scare-logic all the time from folks who want to blame video games for bad stuff: they're just training simulations for how to hurt people. A new sci-fi film project riffs on that premise and places it in a future where all you need to do to play an online game is stick a giant network wire on the back of… » 3/06/14 3:00pm 3/06/14 3:00pm

Middle School Flag Team Twirls it to Assassin's Creed Liberation

Video games often have epic music. The Encounter music from Metal Gear Solid will always be burned into my mind as something that instills urgency. Music from the Assassin's Creed series is the same, so no wonder that students from Taipei's Dongshi Middle School used the music for their flag-twirling performance. » 2/05/14 6:40am 2/05/14 6:40am

China's Underground Dwellers Find Their Homes Cemented Shut

China is a place of extremes. On the streets of Beijing, one can see cars that only ever appear in the New York Auto Show and extremely posh women holding the latest designer bags from Paris. But beneath that splendour is a hidden part of China: a class of residents living below the poverty line. » 12/09/13 6:10am 12/09/13 6:10am

When K-Pop Meets Chinese Traffic Police, Hilarity Ensues

Today, December 2, 12/2, is just a regular day in the world—except for traffic police in China. Today, the numbers correlate with the phone number for Chinese traffic police, 122, and because of that the fine traffic cops of Huizhou city in Guangdong province have released a nifty music video. » 12/02/13 8:00am 12/02/13 8:00am