Video Games' Blackness Problem

Video games have a blackness problem. This has been a known thing for a while, and we do talk about it from time to time. But I'd like to keep talking about it. » 2/19/15 2:10pm 2/19/15 2:10pm

Why Vending Machines Are So Popular in Japan

Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live. Surely, there must be a good reason for Japan having all those vending machines. Turns out, there are several. » 1/29/15 8:00am 1/29/15 8:00am

"If you own a PlayStation, you may have killed him at some point." Grantland's got a great profile of Reuben Langdon, a motion-capture stuntman who's lent his physical and vocal talents to games like Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Devil May Cry 3 and Street Fighter. » 1/09/15 2:30pm 1/09/15 2:30pm

How I Talked About Video Games Over The Holidays

This year, I left my hometown of New York City to go west to Los Angeles for the holidays. I took my PS4 with me to a friend's house—in the hopes of making a dent in my personal backlog—but wound up barely touching it in the 10 days I was away. But I did something better: I talked about video games with strangers. » 1/05/15 12:20pm 1/05/15 12:20pm

Homebuilt Submarine Ready for Dive

For the past two years, 62-year-old Zhang Junlin has been tinkering away at an old warehouse, building a submarine with his friends. Now, fast forward into 2014, Zhang and his crew are about to take their puppy on its inaugural dive. » 12/22/14 6:00am 12/22/14 6:00am

Iconic Chinese Cartoon Cat Is Back!

Back in the 1980's and early 1990's, before internet streaming and before anime, Chinese youth had a different form of animated hero; they had The Black Cat Detective. And now, he will be reborn in a new mobile game. » 9/15/14 7:00am 9/15/14 7:00am

Giant Rabbit Appears, Lays Down On Farmland

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the man who brought the world the giant rubber duck and the giant floating hippo, has created another giant creature; a giant rabbit. » 9/03/14 6:00am 9/03/14 6:00am

10 Years Ago Today, One of Video Games' Most Amazing Feats Happened

Evo Moment 37 happened a decade ago. That means we're all older and, hopefully, wiser. The Daigo Parry hasn't aged at all, though. It's still one of the most incredible showcases of skill ever seen in video games. » 8/01/14 5:00pm 8/01/14 5:00pm

This Pool Is Probably At Maximum Capacity

Over the weekend, temperatures in northern China reached upwards of 100 degrees Fahrenheit! That's about 40 degrees Celsius. To avoid the heat, many chose to visit public watering holes such as public pools. It appears way too many people had the same idea. » 7/21/14 6:00am 7/21/14 6:00am

Chinese SWAT Team Recruits With Smiles And Crossbows

In the wake of the ridiculously awesome propaganda posters put up by police in Eastern China, another Chinese police force has come out with a set of awesome photos. This time around, instead of letting the locals know who's watching, a police department of south west China's Sichuan province is looking for recruits! » 7/07/14 6:00am 7/07/14 6:00am

Fan-Made Fallout Laser Rifle Is Every Cosplayer's Dream

For a mere £395 ($670) you can get yourself a life-size laser rifle from Fallout 3. It's the Wazer Wifle, a unique version of the AER9 rifle, remade using wood and fiberglass by the talented Thomas Hughes. » 6/23/14 9:20am 6/23/14 9:20am

The Hero Of Skies Of Arcadia Gets The Statue He Deserves

One of the best reasons to own a Sega Dreamcast, the excellent role-playing game Skies of Arcadia hasn't gotten nearly enough love. This 17-inch tall stature of main character Vyse from First 4 Figures is a step in the right direction. » 4/29/14 7:00pm 4/29/14 7:00pm

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 4/14/14 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

The Ultimate Warrior Has Died

The WWE is reporting that The Ultimate Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig), has passed away at the age of 54. Just days ago, he was present at Wrestlemania 30. » 4/09/14 12:02am 4/09/14 12:02am

A Miniature Version Of Yourself That's Good Enough To Eat

Simple dough, made from flour and water is used for everything from feeding the masses to making toys in China. Highly personalised toys. Personalised toys made out of what can be cooked and eaten. » 4/07/14 7:00am 4/07/14 7:00am

A Look At China's Dizzying "Rubik's Cube" Buildings

Architecture is art. Some buildings are just cool to look at. Others are mesmerising and hypnotic, like one compound in East China's Jiangsu province, which has been dubbed by Chinese netizens as the "magical Rubik's compound". » 3/24/14 7:00am 3/24/14 7:00am