Forza 6 Is A Racing Game You'll Probably Want To Keep Playing

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… »9/15/15 11:55am9/15/15 11:55am

The Top 80s Video Games Analyzed (By Someone Who Wasn't There) Part 1

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. »9/09/15 7:00am9/09/15 7:00am

We're Finally Getting Some Incredible-Looking Fallout Figures

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. »9/02/15 6:30am9/02/15 6:30am

Metal Gear Solid Is One Of The Most Fascinating Science Fiction Stories in Any Medium

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… »8/31/15 12:33pm8/31/15 12:33pm

The World's Largest Version of Minesweeper Has You Trying To Clear Over 38,000 Mines

An Atlanta-based company called CineMassive who builds giant multiscreen video walls has created what is easily the world’s largest version of Minesweeper. On its hardest setting players will have to clear 38,799 mines without blowing the whole thing up and having to start over from scratch. »8/19/15 6:52pm8/19/15 6:52pm

It Works! You Can Play Giant Pole Position With A Lancia

Last night was the big night — I unveiled my installation at the Indianpolis Museum of Art, and I’m pleased to say it worked, finally answering the old question “can you play Pole Position using a clapped-out old Lancia?” I’m happy to say the answer is yes. I’m sure you’re all quite relieved. »8/10/15 3:06pm8/10/15 3:06pm

And Now, Our All-Time Favorite Sports Video Games 

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… »7/28/15 3:51pm7/28/15 3:51pm

What the Hell is the Warcraft Movie About? Our Complete Guide!

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.
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The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

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… »7/01/15 4:22pm7/01/15 4:22pm

Everything I Want For Christmas Is This 3D Racing Simulator 

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. »6/29/15 7:10am6/29/15 7:10am

How Ingress, Google's Real-World Smartphone Game, Got Me Out of My Shell

Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and… »6/10/15 4:16pm6/10/15 4:16pm

Take A First Look At Ernest Cline's Armada... And Win A Signed Copy!

Ernie Cline took the world by storm with his video game epic Ready Player One. Now he’s back with a brand new novel Armada — with a premise that will sound very familiar to fans of The Last Starfighter. Read the first chapter, right here — and we just gave away 40 signed copies! »6/01/15 4:57pm6/01/15 4:57pm