For the last few months, video game website GameFAQs has been hosting a huge poll called “Best. Game. Ever.” It has the sort of games you’d expect in a debate like that. Classics like Super Mario World, Pokemon, and Final Fantasy. And then there’s Undertale.
On November 5, 1995, a gamer called CJayC created the Video Game FAQ Archive. Later known as GameFAQs, the site was a hub for video game walkthroughs and FAQs, and later cheats, savegames, screenshots and so on. And that’s what it is today, only it’s a lot bigger than it used to be.
Game walkthroughs, when viewed as a whole, are incredible useful things. Take them out of context, though, and boy, there's some weird stuff goin' on.
Using the vast power of science, researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have found another good reason for a chimpanzee to play video games: to determine if they are self-aware enough to know which pixel represents their primate self.
In Richmond, Va., a 43-year-old father of three lines up a camera at his TV to film himself playing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.