Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 1:23pm Tuesday 1:23pm

A Grandma Discovered This Untouched 1990s Arcade In Her New Building

Real estate is a fun adventure for many reasons, including the possibility that the building's former owner may have left something behind. That was the case recently when an elderly woman bought a building in Japan's Chiba prefecture, only to discover the perfectly preserved remnants of an old arcade on two floors. » 7/01/14 4:00pm 7/01/14 4:00pm

Grand Theft Auto V Update Gives You All The Cars You Really Want

Every day, or maybe every day, or possibly never, we are flooded by emails from readers. "Please, oh please, can I get an original 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R in my Grand Theft Auto V," they all say. Worry no longer, as a big free update just gave us all the tasteful cars we always wanted. » 6/17/14 9:53am 6/17/14 9:53am

A Grown-Ass Man's Guide To Super-Hard Old Nintendo Games

This is a thing about playing old NES games that I couldn't beat as a kid to see if I could beat them now as an adult, but let me tell you this first: I had sex while wearing a Power Glove not that long ago. It's maybe the most impressive thing that I've ever accomplished in my whole entire life. The backstory to pull… » 6/13/14 2:10pm 6/13/14 2:10pm

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. » 6/04/14 6:26pm 6/04/14 6:26pm

SpinTires Will Bring Gran Turismo-Level Detail To An Off-Road Video Game

British software outfit Oovee has been tweaking and beta-testing their off-road simulator SpinTires for many moons. Now that the full-featured version is almost ready to go, I'm ready to believe this game might be the first and last title for ultra-realistic, aesthetically beautiful, off-road adventuring. » 5/30/14 5:16pm 5/30/14 5:16pm

How Video Games are Helping Returning Soldiers Cope

Like the action movies of the 1980s, mainstream video games view war through a pretty rose-tinted lens. Even when big budget military shooters make an effort with the narrative, war is regularly presented in games as a singular event: 'a war' rather than 'war'; something that parachutes you in for the opening chapter,… » 5/20/14 10:40am 5/20/14 10:40am

​"If You Want to Be a Hero, You Need to Have Dreams."

To SOLDIER 1st Class Zack Fair of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, this phrase, this motto of his, became his modus operandi. His whole life revolved around pursuing his dreams with all his heart, and defending his honor. And for some reason, after all the times I've played through that game and talked about it, and… » 5/09/14 3:54pm 5/09/14 3:54pm