Crazy Japanese Sport Is Equal Parts Awesome And Dangerous

This is a Japanese sport called Bo-Taoshi. Remember that game you used to play in grade school, where one kid would stand on top of a mound of snow or dirt, and everyone else would try to push him off? This is basically that, except with a pole and a whole lot more flying jump kicks. » 8/05/14 5:33am 8/05/14 5:33am

Yao Ming Next To An Average Person Is Amazing, As Usual

It's not news that Yao Ming is a gigantic human being, but it's still astonishing when he's juxtaposed with a regular-sized person. Take this AP photo from the All-Star Game, and know that it wasn't edited at all. » 2/17/14 4:59am 2/17/14 4:59am

Spider-Man Fights Batman And Robin In Ridiculous MMA Match

I don't have any information or context to provide to help you make sense of how this video came to be. The best I can do is this message board thread that has live play-by-play of the action, but it isn't necessarily all that helpful. ("No one in the crowd. Including us, know what the fucks going on. Before you… » 12/28/13 11:05am 12/28/13 11:05am

Method Man is Rapping About Sour Patch Kids for a Video Game

Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man is genuinely rapping about Sour Patch Kids in this video, "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)." Why would the man who played "Cheese" on The Wire and starred in Soul Plane rhyme about Sour Patch Kids? » 10/04/11 6:40pm 10/04/11 6:40pm

The Time a Fan of Sonic the Hedgehog and Truck Nuts Drove to Walmart

It was captured on film—OK, cell phone—by one of the many contributors to People of Walmart, archive of discount store shoppers with questionable fashion and lifestyle choices. And here it is. » 9/23/11 10:30pm 9/23/11 10:30pm

EVE Online Now Just One Fashionable Degree of Separation From Lady Gaga

What do Lady Gaga and CCP Games, maker of massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online, have in common? They've both worked with fashion director Nicola Formichetti and his muse, the model with a full body corpse tattoo, Rick Genest. » 9/09/11 8:00pm 9/09/11 8:00pm

When Online Gaming Goes Wrong, You Don't Need to Get SWAT Involved

A disagreement over an Xbox Live Indie game has resulted in what may be the ultimate grief, with one gamer sending a SWAT team to another gamer's home after phoning in a bogus murder-suicide 911 call. » 6/01/11 9:00pm 6/01/11 9:00pm

Well, Look Who's Making Video Games Now... Mad Catz!

Mad Catz, perhaps best known now for its fighting game joysticks and flight sim controllers is getting into the game development game, aiming high with the creation of Thunderhawk Studios. The newly formed studio's focus is... an MMO flight sim. » 5/31/11 8:30pm 5/31/11 8:30pm

So-so PSP Game Gangs of London Is Unexpectedly Coming to the Silver…

Remember Gangs of London? You're forgiven if you don't, because it's a 2006 PSP game from Sony's Team SOHO—The Getaway guys!—that very few people actually liked. But one British filmmaker was a fan and has since optioned rights to make a movie based on the game. » 5/20/11 3:00pm 5/20/11 3:00pm

Let The ESRB Describe Pro Jumper Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear…

More weirdness is coming to Nintendo's DSiWare platform from the people who make Guilty Gear and Blazblue games. Following up on cutesy fighting game spin-off BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale comes Pro Jumper Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent!? And just what the hell is that? » 4/04/11 8:30pm 4/04/11 8:30pm

In Russia, Raving Rabbids Make Your Salads, Not Mischief

Who would want to co-opt Ubisoft's bothersome mascots, the Raving Rabbids? Russian salad maker Belaya Dacha, apparently, who have swiped the leporine mischief makers—or a very, very close approximation—to shill their pre-packaged salad greens. » 3/18/11 9:00pm 3/18/11 9:00pm

Did You Know There Was Crazy Duck Racing In Shenmue II?

Why did Sega's beloved and ambitious Shenmue series fail to progress beyond its second game? Because Sega never really promoted one of Shenmue II's most spectacular features: underground duck racing. » 1/14/11 4:40pm 1/14/11 4:40pm

Pac-Man Finally Getting His Own 'Reality' Series

Because you demanded it, Namco is finally bringing the 1980 arcade sensation Pac-Man to unscripted television. Think Wipeout (the pratfall-soaked game show) or the Amazing Race, not so much Jersey Shore, for Pac-Man's "reality" TV outing. » 1/13/11 8:00pm 1/13/11 8:00pm

Arizona Shooter Pegged As 'Big Video Gamer' By Classmates

Here we go. Jared Lee Loughner, the Tucson man accused of attempting to kill Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been identified as a "big video gamer" by former classmates. Oh, and he really enjoyed reading Mein Kampf. » 1/11/11 1:00am 1/11/11 1:00am

The 'Madden Curse' Might Become A Movie

EA may be trying to create a video game movie based on the most unexpected property, its Madden NFL franchise. Specifically, the infamous "Madden Curse" that afflicts cover athletes is being mined for a "sports comedy," according to one report. » 12/20/10 6:40pm 12/20/10 6:40pm

Believe It Or Not, There Are New Tony Hawk: Ride & Shred Accessories

This is the DEK and it may be the first video game peripheral designed to work with the latest, wildly unpopular Tony Hawk skateboarding and snowboarding games that require dedicated skateboard controllers to play. » 12/13/10 8:00pm 12/13/10 8:00pm

The Uncharted Movie Doesn't Sound Like Uncharted At All

Set aside your concerns about Mark Wahlberg portraying PlayStation 3 action hero Nathan Drake in the big screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, because it doesn't sound like this movie is based on the video game at all. » 12/01/10 3:40pm 12/01/10 3:40pm

Gran Turismo 5 Has a Release Date, For Reals, Really Reals, Seriously

OK, hold onto your hats and duct tape your socks on, Sony Computer Entertainment of America tells us that Gran Turismo 5 is going on sale in North America on Nov. 24. » 11/12/10 9:36am 11/12/10 9:36am

Octodad Proves Raising Kids, Secretly Being An Octopus Ain't Easy

Loving husband. Caring father. Secret octopus. This is the tagline for Octodad, an adventure game in which players struggle to raise a family, maintain a secret octopus identity and somehow walk upright on tentacles. » 11/11/10 9:00pm 11/11/10 9:00pm