Dark Souls' Dodge Roll Would Get You Killed In Real Life

Think the dodge roll, a video game avoidance maneuver popularized by everything from Dark Souls to Legend of Zelda, is the height of armed combat, a stroke of tactical genius? This swordsman says you're very, very wrong. » 10/01/14 4:00pm 10/01/14 4:00pm

Real-Life Sword Art Online Blade Cuts Watermelons, Not Bosses

Sword Art Online is a smart anime about people trapped in an MMORPG. Now, MMORPGs have swords. Elaborate, pretty, deadly swords. Like the Elucidator, which blacksmith Tony Swatton was kind enough to bring into our world. » 6/17/14 5:40am 6/17/14 5:40am

Why Is Swordfighting In So Many Video Games Terrible?

Swords are great and games are great, so why don't two great things go great together? Video games let us hack 'n' slash, sure, but it's often ultra-basic or even clunky. Why are games so good at giving us realistic guns, but not realistic swords? Let's find out. » 5/06/14 7:22pm 5/06/14 7:22pm

The Sword Pokémon, Now As A Real (And Dangerous) Weapon

Sure, some people aren't fans of Pokémon that resemble man-made objects. But having Pokémon like, say, Honedge—which resembles a medieval sword—means one thing: we can actually make these Pokémon a reality. (Without having to resort to horrific genetic experiments, I mean.) » 3/10/14 7:00pm 3/10/14 7:00pm

Watch a Shirtless Man Get Tased By the 'Taser Sword'

Someone over on Reddit uploaded this video of his buddy's "Taser Sword," which is a double bladed sword wrapped in electrical tape with a taser built in. It's truly terrifying. » 3/04/13 8:00am 3/04/13 8:00am

Making Japanese Swords Is Beautiful

The West might have been won with the Winchester. But Japan was ruled with the katana. It's not simply what the gun is to Americans, the sword is to the Japanese. It's much more, and then some. » 12/01/11 3:00am 12/01/11 3:00am

Can You Recognize the 10 Greatest Swords Of All Time?

Webcomic mavens T. Campbell and Jason Waltrip whipped up this excellent celebration of vorpaliciousness for you, showcasing 10 of the most awesome swords in the multiverse. Can you name them all? Answers below. » 4/19/11 5:20pm 4/19/11 5:20pm

Meet Anarchy Reigns' Zero And His Two Stabby Friends

Yesterday we got our first look at Anarchy Reigns' Ice Queen Sasha in action. Now we meet Zero, a dual-wielding swordsman who could give Metal Gear Solid's Raiden a run for his money. » 2/01/11 11:00am 2/01/11 11:00am

Swords: Like Punch-Out!! But With Swords

Majesco offers the Wii owner another chance to use the rarely exploited Wii MotionPlus add-on with its new, to-the-point Swords, a game that is about swords, time traveling, and swords. » 4/29/10 6:40pm 4/29/10 6:40pm

The Cut Scene: Inside The Video Game Weapon Replica Business

Down the street from a Kroger shopping center and a Wal-Mart in Marietta, Georgia lies an arsenal. The Empire Swords shop looks unassuming enough from the outside, but once you step through the doors... » 3/26/09 2:20pm 3/26/09 2:20pm