Playing Tennis with a Wooden Sword is Like Something Out of an Anime

Nissin Cup Noodle – best friend of college students everywhere – has released its latest commercial that features Japanese pro tennis player Kei Nishikori, playing tennis with a wooden sword. I'd say this is crazy if it didn't actually look pretty awesome. » 1/05/15 7:00am 1/05/15 7:00am

Puzzles, Platforms and Towel Attacks? This week in Nintendo Downloads

This week in the Nintendo Download, Pro Jumper! premieres for North American audiences, though the trailer is still in Japanese, it's an adorable variation on platformers. Tennis and Stratego are exactly what they sound like&emdash;expect no variations there. This week is rounded out by a hidden-object game that will… » 6/23/11 11:40am 6/23/11 11:40am

Tennis, Everyone Is The Name Of Top Spin's Latest Game

Well regarded as a series, Top Spin's last entry in 2008 took some risks that were, in hindsight, inadvisable for an American-published game simulating a sport that has lacked a dominant American men's professional for several years. 2K Sports' Top Spin 4 puts a focus back on playability, aligned to a sport that's… » 1/23/11 2:00pm 1/23/11 2:00pm

Virtua Tennis Returns With Rare Triple Crown In Motion Gaming

Virtua Tennis 4 will support Kinect when it arrives this spring, making it just the second sports title with versions supporting all three motion gaming flavors: Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect. » 1/20/11 11:30pm 1/20/11 11:30pm

PlayStation Move and 3D Take Court No. 2

Patched in post-release to NBA 2K11, 3D and PlayStation Move support will be in 2K Sports' Top Spin 4 at its March 15 launch. Andre Agassi, in a game for the first time in a decade, is the cover star. » 1/19/11 10:30pm 1/19/11 10:30pm

Career Mode, New Controls On Serve For Top Spin 4

Tennis sim Top Spin 4 teased more realistic controls when it was announced three months ago; a retail listing says it'll continue sports gaming's trend of moving commands to the right analog stick. A singleplayer career mode also is coming. » 12/31/10 1:00am 12/31/10 1:00am

Pro Tennis Ace Injured Playing Video Games

Star British tennis player Andy Murray has injured a tendon in his hand after playing a game with doubles partner Dani Vallverdu. A game of Pro Evo, that is. » 10/30/10 12:30am 10/30/10 12:30am

That's One Way To Sex Up Team Tennis

Classic racy ad for Tengen's Davis Cup World Tour on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, and you didn't have to hide the magazine under your mattress. Seen on GameDummy via Reddit - a Redditor notes the ad references this picture (NSFW) » 9/21/10 9:30pm 9/21/10 9:30pm

British Tennis Star Possibly Dumped Over "Seven Hours A Day" Gaming…

I guess even celebrities can be broken up with over video games. The Telegraph reports that British tennis star Andy Murray got the boot from his old lady over "seven hours a day" PlayStation 3 binges. » 12/01/09 3:00pm 12/01/09 3:00pm

Improv Act Seeks "Wiimbledon" Champ

"Wiimbledon Champion" looks great on a resume, especially if whomever's reading it thinks it's just a typo. An improv troupe is putting the title up for grabs in a tournament next month in Seattle. » 3/14/09 1:30pm 3/14/09 1:30pm

Play Wii Tennis With Australian Open Champion

Nintendo is giving one gamer a chance to take on Australian Open Champion, and third best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic in a game of Wii Tennis. But wait, there's quite a catch. » 1/08/09 12:00pm 1/08/09 12:00pm

Hands on with Smash Court Tennis 3

It seems that in the age of "next gen" consoles, games are trying more and more to simulate realism. This is most apparent when it comes to sports games. Since most of these titles take place in a small variety of closed environments, it's much easier spend more of your pixels on other things like sweat and facial… » 6/20/08 3:20pm 6/20/08 3:20pm