Nintendo-Inspired "Bolts Of Steel" 3-D Projection Game Is Outstanding

For the past few playoff games at Amalie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning have used their now-ubiquitous 3-D ice projection system to display a simulation of the classic Nintendo Blades of Steel game onto the playing surface—using the actual goals and everything. It’s the best usage of the technology we’ve seen so far: »5/28/15 11:00am5/28/15 11:00am

Street Fighter Themes Go Great With Hockey [Update: Punch-Out!! Too]

Montréal and Dallas hooked up on Jan. 2 and at 4:56 in the second period, the Habs' winger Travis Moen decided he'd had enough of counterpart Antoine Roussel's shit. Metacritic'd this spectacle at 84, with Moen clearly winning the fight. Our ears perked up because ... wait ... is that Guile's theme? »1/05/14 4:00pm1/05/14 4:00pm

Can You Play a Game Without the National Anthem? I Do It All The Time.

Hat in right hand, right hand over heart, I raised my beer cup with my left and took a sip. Dad chided me for that, so I put it down. The singer was behind the beat on The Star-Spangled Banner. My thumb tapped against my cap's bill. A distinctly video-game thought came to me: Can't we just button through this? »6/30/13 7:36pm6/30/13 7:36pm

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 8:00pm2/26/13 8:00pm

ESPN Gives More Attention to the NHL in a Video Game Than It Does in Real Life

The National Hockey League is frozen in a labor impasse that so far has canceled opening night festivities scheduled for today, and shows no sign of ending any time soon. So, in steps EA Sports, using NHL 13 »10/11/12 7:30pm10/11/12 7:30pm, to provide a simulation and highlights for how the season would play out. Here are highlights from the…

Season or No Season, NHL 13's 'Hercules Check' is Hockey's Greatest Hit Ever

This is a glitch video to end all glitch videos, and not just because that's a player getting checked over the glass and into the fourth row »9/25/12 6:45pm9/25/12 6:45pm of a hockey arena. It's also Sidney Freaking Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar who has lost, like, an entire season's worth of games due to concussions, going back…

EA Sports Brings Women's Hockey Stars Into the Game—Without a League of Their Own

Last year, when NHL 12 »8/29/12 6:00pm8/29/12 6:00pm allowed you to create a female hockey player in its superstar-fantasy "Be A Pro" mode, the only real difference was the face on the player in the video game. Underneath a helmet and the hulking pads, moving fast on ice skates, it's hard to instantly tell if someone's a man or a woman. And the…