World's biggest ball pit is a sea filled with one million balls of fun

If you're wondering where heaven on Earth is, it's in China. Surprising, I know. But it's undeniable after you see this ginormous pink and green ball pit found at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai. It's the world's largest ball pit and stretches over 80 feet long and 40 feet wide. The pit is filled with the amazingness of… » 10/31/13 8:30pm 10/31/13 8:30pm

The next must-watch sci-fi & fantasy movies and TV shows

io9's wrap up of San Diego Comic-Con 2013—the yearly Big Bang of sci-fi and fantasy news—has a selection of the best and shiniest movies, TV shows and comic books that will keep you entertained this year, the next and beyond. It's packed with really good stuff. » 7/25/13 1:30pm 7/25/13 1:30pm

How Can I Play My Old PC Games on a Modern Computer?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a couple old PC games from the Windows 95 days that I'd like to keep playing. However, I use Windows 7, which creates an obvious problem. Is there a way to play it on my current machine? More importantly, will I just have to give it up some day? » 5/22/13 1:16pm 5/22/13 1:16pm

Where Do These 48 Video Game Fonts Come From?

Typography plays an incredibly important role in establishing video game brands, to the point where a single letter torn from a title can evoke an entire franchise. Paul Brown, creator of the free Font Quiz app (available on iOS and Windows 8) assembled 48 of gaming's finest in font form, suggesting such an arrangement … » 5/13/13 10:00am 5/13/13 10:00am

This Remake Of The Heart of the Swarm Intro Has The Cuddliest Zerg Ever

After crafting a whole season of short, funny StarCraft cartoons, CarBotAnimations presents a spectacular special episode, remaking the entire cinematic intro of Heart of the Swarm. It still doesn't explain why that Viking had to land to get stomped on by the Ultralisk, but these Zerg units, portrayed as cute little… » 3/13/13 9:20am 3/13/13 9:20am

The Most Hilarious Sports Game Glitches, Now In Motion

The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA, » 2/26/13 8:00pm 2/26/13 8:00pm

Teenagers Step Up to Launch Portal 2's Space Core ... to Spaaaaaaace

Last week, my misidentification of a laser engraving on a space part suggested the wrong personality core from Portal 2 was symbolically being flown to space (a fate echoing the game's story.) A team of 18 teenagers from Nevada stepped in to restore order, and properly send the Space Core—or, well, a plushy version of… » 7/29/12 2:00pm 7/29/12 2:00pm

Support The First Amendment With Your Old Game Controllers

With Supreme Court arguments over the California game law beginning next month, the Video Game Voters Network has devised a way of showing the law's author Senator Leland Yee your support for the First Amendment: Mail him your used controllers. » 10/07/10 11:40am 10/07/10 11:40am

The Next Big Thing In Video Games Might Be Fear Of Embarrassment

It's a terrible thought to ponder. But it could explain why other people play video games you are certain stink: Maybe fun isn't the key ingredient that makes people love video games anymore. Let's hear it for... shame? » 3/01/10 3:00pm 3/01/10 3:00pm

We all know our strings are being pulled when we play game, right? We are being manipulated,…