Why I Haven't Been Playing Last-Gen Games Much Anymore

Now that the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U are all out, you'd think it's the perfect time to dive into games on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Games on those systems are typically cheaper and there are a ton of worthwhile titles released for them already, many of which are already in our backlogs, just waiting for us to tackle… » 4/04/14 4:00pm 4/04/14 4:00pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 2:57pm 4/02/14 2:57pm

The Top Ten Moments of 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' So Far

When you have thousands of people controlling the same game, there are bound to be a ton of memorable hijinks. And so now that 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' beat the first generation of Pokémon games, it seems like a good time to reminisce on some of the stream's high points, no? » 3/03/14 1:30pm 3/03/14 1:30pm

The Goofy Religions Of 'Twitch Plays Pokémon,' Explained

The cult of the Helix fossil/Omanyte is not the only 'religion' that's formed around the events of Twitch Plays Pokemon, you know. This makes sense: a random group of thousands of people aren't necessarily all going to believe in the same thing. » 2/26/14 6:00pm 2/26/14 6:00pm

'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Is Breaking Parts Of Twitch

Twitch Plays Pokémon,' the stream where thousands of players try to control a single trainer in Pokemon Red, is pretty popular—so popular, in fact, that whenever we posted about it, we'd get a number of reports from unhappy streamers who claimed the chat function in other completely unrelated streams were being affected … » 2/19/14 7:19pm 2/19/14 7:19pm

Thousands of People Are Playing Tetris Without Realizing It

Right now, more than 100,000 people are trying their best to control a single trainer over at 'Twitch Plays Pokemon.' They know that if they send in a command via the 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' chat, it'll make the character in the streamed version Pokemon Red do something. What many of them don't know is that, in doing… » 2/18/14 8:30pm 2/18/14 8:30pm

The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix Tomorrow

When the clock strikes its last midnight in 2013—or somewhere around there, anyway—dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix streaming. Fortunately, you've still got some time to churn through the ones you'll miss the most. Here's a list of the very best of the movies that'll be gone in 2014. » 12/27/13 11:03am 12/27/13 11:03am

What the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U Mean for Your Home Theater

Video game consoles aren't just for gaming. They also make great set-top boxes that stream video and music into our living rooms, and the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no different. Each console brings a little something different to the table, so now that they're both here, let's take a look at how they bring… » 11/27/13 1:44pm 11/27/13 1:44pm