This Pool Is Probably At Maximum Capacity

Over the weekend, temperatures in northern China reached upwards of 100 degrees Fahrenheit! That's about 40 degrees Celsius. To avoid the heat, many chose to visit public watering holes such as public pools. It appears way too many people had the same idea. » 7/21/14 6:00am 7/21/14 6:00am

The Kitchen Gadgets Worth Your Money

In case you haven't noticed, we love gadgets around here. In fact, our list of our favorite kitchen gear quickly became far too long for a single article, so we're splitting it in half. We present to you our favorite Kitchen Gadgets, and stay tuned in the near future for our favorite Cooking Gear. As always, we… » 11/09/13 12:20pm 11/09/13 12:20pm

The Most Atmospheric and Relaxing Aquatic Locations In Video Games

Water levels can be pain in the ass, especially when unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics meet blurry, monotonous graphics. But that's not always the case. Truth is, there are water levels (or places where water plays a key role) that look really refreshing, relaxing, and that might even possess a special, eerie… » 3/04/13 5:00pm 3/04/13 5:00pm

Feed Starving Children and Build Them a Place to Play in Safari…

Launched this week by Desert River Games, Safari Challenge is an example of the sort of Facebook games I admire the most, one that harnesses the actions of gamers sitting at computers in their comfortable homes to create a living charity engine. I feel much better building a virtual village when I know my lazy… » 1/22/13 5:55pm 1/22/13 5:55pm

The Toughest Game Cartridges Survive Fire, Flood, Ice, And Jell-O

Which video game console had the most resilient cartridges, the Super Nintendo or the Sega Genesis? Blistered Thumbs' Rinry lets her sadistic side shine as she boils, burns, freezes, and drops a pair of games to determine the toughest. » 1/31/11 11:00am 1/31/11 11:00am

Indian Holy Man May Hold Solution To Game-Interrupting Bathroom Breaks

Prahlad Jani claims he has lived without food or drink for the past 70 years, yet I can't spend two hours playing World of Warcraft without having to pee. What could I possibly learn from this Indian holy man? » 5/10/10 3:20pm 5/10/10 3:20pm

Sink Or Swim? The Game Designer's Conundrum

Swimming is something you and I can probably do — and will do more this summer. But swimming has long been an ability less common to video game characters than running, jumping or shooting shotguns. I asked top developers why. » 7/02/09 1:40pm 7/02/09 1:40pm