How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can't believe we won. » 3/26/14 8:52pm 3/26/14 8:52pm

Top 10 Ways to Enhance Your PC Gaming Experience

PC gaming is great, but it's a bit more complex than console gaming. You have a lot of different hardware to choose from, tweaks to increase performance, and other ways to improve the experience—as long as you're willing to put in the time and effort. Here are our top 10 PC mods and tricks for better gaming. » 3/15/14 1:00pm 3/15/14 1:00pm

Razer's Righteous New Blade Might Be the Best Windows Laptop Yet

The 2013 Razer Blade was fantastic. A finally great execution on a concept that's been appealing as hell from the very start, a Windows gaming laptop with the premium feel of a MacBook. Now it's back again, and yes, it is even better. » 3/12/14 12:09pm 3/12/14 12:09pm

An Interview With the Teacher-Turned-Developer Behind 'Oregon Trail'

Oregon Trail, the computer simulation that sends students on a sometimes perilous journey west in the 19th century and that made its way into classrooms across the country in the 1980s and 1990s (and beyond), was originally created by three student teachers — two who led math classrooms and one who led a history class. » 2/24/14 12:03pm 2/24/14 12:03pm

PS4 Owners Watch Three Times As Much Porn As Xbox One Owners

You may be familiar with the Pandora of porn, but did you know that there's also a Netflix of porn? Probably! Assuming you're the proud owner of a Playstation 4, that is. Because according to online porn rental service SugarDVD, three times as many PS4 users as Xbox One users signed up for the site's console app. » 1/02/14 3:30pm 1/02/14 3:30pm

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 2:18pm 12/12/13 2:18pm

Why I'm a PC Gamer

The new consoles may be making headlines right now, but I won't be buying one. I haven't bought one since the original Xbox. Why? I already have a gaming machine with better graphics, a better controller, and more flexibility...and it didn't cost much, either. I'm talking, of course, about a PC. » 11/29/13 1:50pm 11/29/13 1:50pm

The Best Deals And Gear This Week: Pre-Black Friday Edition, New Deals

Sorry about the sheer verticality of this post, but we've got a ton of deals to remind you about from this week, along with a list of new ones that could have headlined our regular deal roundups. Please also take this opportunity to follow us on Twitter, as we really want to be able to ping you quickly with deals over … » 11/24/13 4:14pm 11/24/13 4:14pm

The Laptops Worth Your Money

This content is brought to you by the Commerce Team, the same group of writers and product enthusiasts that put together your daily deal roundups: Gizmodo Deals, Kotaku Deals, and Lifehacker Deals. We work independently of Gizmodo Editorial Staff to bring you the best deals and tell you about our own favorite products. … » 11/03/13 1:16pm 11/03/13 1:16pm

How I Became Gaming's Most Popular and Anonymous Photographer

I'm a very accomplished photographer. My photos have been in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, blogs, online videos, television and any other medium that you can think of. My work has been seen by millions and will be one of the most important resources for the history of video games. The only catch is that I'm almost… » 11/01/13 7:50pm 11/01/13 7:50pm

How to Connect Your Old School Video Game Consoles to a New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you've gotten into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've probably stood in front of your shiny new LCD or plasma TV with a console made in the age of CRTs, wondering what to do. Luckily, it's not too difficult to plug everything in … » 10/28/13 1:57pm 10/28/13 1:57pm

Rumored Moga iPhone Gaming Controller Has Thumbsticks (Updated)

According to @evleaks, what you're looking at here is a forthcoming iPhone gaming controller from mobile peripheral purveyor Moga. Like the simpler Logitech leak we saw before, the new controller mimics one of the reference designs released by Apple in the documentation for iOS 7. » 10/26/13 11:47am 10/26/13 11:47am