Dildos, Sex Shops And Nintendo In The 1990s...One Man's Tale

Time for another tale—albeit unconfirmed—of the inside workings of Nintendo, though this one's a little saucier than the last. Because of Europeans and sex shops. Read it here via a 2011 translation of an account that originally appeared on fan site Classic-Zone. A fascinating read about what it might be like to be in… » 9/30/13 11:00pm 9/30/13 11:00pm

This Game Awards You Points For Smashing Real World Cameras

Gamification—the use of game mechanics in the real world—remains largely a joke, often relegated to a bullet point in a marketing strategy or manifested as an ineffective experiment. Some might even call it bullshit. Sometimes, though, you see something noteworthy and interesting—and in this case, gamification has… » 1/28/13 1:30pm 1/28/13 1:30pm

Some Germans Said They Want to Burn Video Games in Front of the…

There's a movement afoot in Germany to hold a mass burning of "killerspiele,"—their word for violent video games—in front of the Reichstag in Berlin on Jan. 27. Leni Riefenstahl died eight years ago, so if this really happens, someone else will have to film it. » 12/30/12 11:00am 12/30/12 11:00am

Can People Still Get Dead Island In Countries Where It's Censored? 'I…

Like the original Dead Island, the sequel, Dead Island: Riptide won't have a German release, because that country is really weird about depictions of killing video game zombies, who technically are not even human and literally are not real. The game's creative director was asked if he thinks Germans are still getting… » 12/02/12 11:00am 12/02/12 11:00am

This Giant LEGO Bridge Looks Photoshopped (But It's Not)

Street artist MEGX painted this bridge in Wuppertal, Germany to look like it was made out of LEGO. His use of colour and contrast makes the thing look like a hideous Photoshop job, but nope, it's real. The guy got busy with paintbrushes and, after four weeks on the job, left the world with the coolest bridge around. » 7/11/12 3:30am 7/11/12 3:30am