The weird and wonderful impacts of the placebo effect are well-documented for health treatments. But now a team of researchers has shown that it can help you enjoy a video game that you’re told has been updated — even when it’s exactly the same as it always was. »
It’s Wednesday, and we’re getting bored. We want to race cars, but unfortunately, we’re still locked in an office. But there is Another Way. We’re still going to race cars, we’re just going to do it virtually. We’re having a Forza 6 tournament, right here, and we want you to join in the fun. »
We’re so used to the idea of games prompting us and helping us out that the concept of some 1s and 0s giving us advice just seems...weirdly natural. »
They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t. Even. Brick. Err, blink. Definitely don’t blink. Bricking is optional.
With less than a lap to go I can see the tail of the brilliant red Ferrari at the end of the Mulsanne Straight from the windshield of my GT40 MK II. Moments later the Ferrari scuffs the brake zone at Arnage and I pass him. I’ve just achieved a great moment in motorsports history, courtesy of Forza 6. I also feel like… »
Welcome again to the 1980s, an era of great political and cultural change and importantly for us, changes in the entertainment we played and watched. But does any of this media that people have great nostalgia for hold up to someone who wasn’t there? Last time we judged the animation, this time we judge the games. »
Here, via veteran game designer Ron Gilbert, is a detailed look at the budget for the upcoming point-n-click adventure Thimbleweed Park. »
The brilliant designs of the post-apocalyptic Fallout series have long been yearning to get turned into awesome toys. And while we’re getting some cutesy Funko Pops based on the series, a new line of figures from the folks over at Threezero is giving us a much more faithful—and pricier—batch of figures. »
Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just… »
If you live in Seattle and you need a ride to Valhalla, you’re in luck. The driver-on-demand app Uber is running a promotion with the new Mad Max video game that puts passengers inside post-apocalyptic-inspired vehicles. »
Listen, it’s the dead of summer, only boring sports are happening, and nobody much feels like blogging any blogs, so let’s all play some video games instead. Here, now, the Deadspin staff reminisces on their all-time favorite sports games. Here’s how we wasted our youth; please stick around afterward and let us know… »
Pizza rolls, potato chips, and Hot Pockets washed down with Mountain Dew may silence that grumbling stomach, but these foods probably don’t do you any favors for your waistline (or your brain, for that matter). Instead, trade in the typical gamer grub with these healthier-but-still-delicious snack swaps.
Warcraft made a splash at Comic-Con this year—both on the floor and in Hall H, and fans have been waiting ages for news. But if you’re not familiar with the series, you may be confused as to what all the fuss is for. Don’t know your Gul’dans from your Durotans? Here’s our complete guide to the Warcraft film.
Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… »
Christmas is coming, so I suggest you start saving now to get this racing simulator. Oh, what’s that, you don’t normally put hydraulic racing simulation rigs right in the middle of your own home? You need some sort of space that your children can live in? Well, that’s just unambitious. »