Turning A Sick Boy Into A Video Game Hero

Wade Sharp is a young boy born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition that means his bones are as brittle as chalk, and which stops him playing sports and keeps him inside playing video games. Wade's Make-A-Wish request, then, was to see how games are made, so Robot Entertainment (Orcs Must Die) were only too happy… » 6/27/13 12:00am 6/27/13 12:00am

Drug Smuggler Hides Cocaine in Xbox 360, Fails Miserably

Carlos Valenzuela was driving around Texas the other day, minding his own business, when he forgot to signal a turn at an intersection. For this oversight, he was pulled over, and probably would have got off with a warning/ticket if he hadn't, you know, had three enormous bricks of cocaine inside his car. Two of them… » 5/06/12 9:00pm 5/06/12 9:00pm

Here's How You Handle Looking and Turning in a Motion-Control FPS

Head- and eye-tracking will be the next big breakthrough in motion-controlled gaming. Forza Motorsport 4 will deliver it via Kinect. But for first-person shooters, we're still stuck controlling our look with our arms, an act as unnatural as it is inconvenient. Some University of Texas students have whipped up a… » 4/30/11 1:00pm 4/30/11 1:00pm