Putting sprouts in your head, it seems, is now a thing in China.
The retro gaming industry continues to explode.
South Korean youth have fallen in love with a new hairdo. It’s called 하트 앞머리 (hateu aapmuhri) and means, “heart-bangs hair.”
He’s on the cover of the latest Mortal Kombat game. He’s widely regarded as the one of the most iconic fighting game characters. Everyone knows the “GET OVER HERE” catchphrase. Despite being somewhat of a villain, Scorpion is well-loved by Mortal Kombat players.
We know that the quote on new Maya Angelou postage stamp is not hers. But I’m not so sure about these other quotes. Surely, she said this, no?
In Japanese, they’re called “ita-bag” (痛バッグ) or, rather, “painful bag.” And for the country’s female geeks, they’re one surefire way to express their fandom.
Folks are using the Oculus Rift for all sorts of interesting things. You name it, and there's probably a Rift demo for it. But this has to be the first Rift-enabled rollercoaster simulator for the internet that I've ever seen.
It's summer. It's hot. In China, some college students have figured out a way to beat the heat: Inflatable pools in their dorm rooms!
Chinese teens have figured out a way to pass the time: making human helicopters and spinning around. Hey, sure beats schoolwork!
Pink hair. Ripped jeans. Bling. Meet Japan's "Neo Gals," part Americana, part Tokyo, and lots and lots of bleach.
Few video games reach trending topic status on Twitter. It's the sort of thing normally accorded to disasters, celebrities, and global news. NBA 2K11 has been a trending topic every day since Monday, for 57 hours straight at one point.
Fall is usually the busy season for video games, when most games — and many of the year's biggest — are released for each gaming console. But the fall of 2010 may leave American PSP fans feeling like they're getting the short shrift.
Half of this seems about as hamfistedly hip as a Mentos ad, but a team of design students at a Milan university identified five top global trends - guerrilla gardening, couch-surfing, carpooling - and used Mario to illustrate them.
Dad, a newspaper publisher, always told me, "the news is what people are talking about." Video games can be that, too, as we've seen lately with mobile or flash games based on much-discussed current events.