How To Increase Your Odds of Winning The Ol' Dating Game

Ahh, first dates. You wash your armpits in the sink, bring extra breath freshener, and study up on the day's trending Twitter topics, and yet you still feel hopelessly unprepared. Well, if you take the one-question survey below, you could be entered to win a $150 Ticketmaster gift card—the perfect cheapskate way to… » 3/12/13 11:59am 3/12/13 11:59am

How To Increase Your Odds of Winning The Ol' Dating Game

Ahh, first dates. You wash your armpits in the sink, bring extra breath freshener, and study up on the day's trending Twitter topics, and yet you still feel hopelessly unprepared. Well, if you take the one-question survey below, you could be entered to win a $150 Ticketmaster gift card—the perfect cheapskate way to… » 2/04/13 11:59am 2/04/13 11:59am

Beware of Sparkly Foliage and Other Things I Learned While Playing …

Patterns, the latest game from Second Life creators, Linden Lab, is a sandbox-style game that focuses on building structures and exploring in an open world environment. While there is no specific plot, goal, or antagonist (other than physics) to speak of, Patterns does trigger a desire to explore. » 1/16/13 11:59am 1/16/13 11:59am

Ask a Photographer About Shooting in a Back-Alley Arcade

Some folks go to San Francisco for the food or the fog. Photographer Ryan Russell went for the gaming. As part of Gizmodo's Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge, Ryan dropped by Frisco's legendary Southtown Arcade, where he used his lens and his ultra-responsive Ultrabook™ to immortalize a remarkably cordial… » 10/16/12 11:59am 10/16/12 11:59am

Ready Player One Is a Video Game Lover's Only Summer 'Must Read'

Summer is nearly upon us, and it's a real possibility that someone will forcibly remove you from the house in order to vacation, in which case, you'll need a beach read to ward off the console cravings. Ready Player One, a novel about a dystopian future so bleak that people choose to live almost entirely in a… » 6/07/12 11:59am 6/07/12 11:59am

Early Results Are in: Gawker Media Census Proves You’re a PC

Last week we asked you to take the 2012 Gawker Media Census, and in return offered one lucky survey-taker the opportunity to win a new iPad. Well, early responses are in, and we learned some interesting info about you guys—like the fact that 75% of you are PC users. We're sure you're much cooler than that shlubby guy… » 6/05/12 11:59am 6/05/12 11:59am

Put Down the Controller, Take the 2012 Gawker Media Census, and Win a…

It's no surprise that 57% you spend 11+ hours a week playing games—but what is interesting is how much that's up from last year's 35%. What happened? Did games get that much better? Did you have more free time on your hands? Take the 2012 Gawker Media Census and elucidate us. You could win a new iPad—perfect for… » 5/23/12 11:59am 5/23/12 11:59am

Tech Power Player Brian Wane Discusses Why Mobile Gaming Is Going…

The tech industry is notoriously dog-eat-dog. Breaking into the big time isn't just about having a good idea (although you'll need one), or having a strong work ethic (you'll need that too), it's about being consistently tenacious, creative, and forward-thinking. To celebrate those who exemplify these qualities, … » 5/04/12 11:59am 5/04/12 11:59am