Bad Men Destroy 12 Retro Consoles, Film It

WIRED's Battle Damage thought it would be fun to take 12 old consoles (for YouTube purposes, the PS3 is now "old") and smash them all up to see which was the most physically durable. My money's on the GameCube, because it didn't have that handle for nothing. » 3/19/15 12:04am 3/19/15 12:04am

Five Best Budget Computer Mice

A good computer mouse doesn't have to cost a ton of money, especially if you need it to travel, or you're on a budget. This week we're looking at five of the best mice on the market for around $20, based on your nominations. » 6/29/14 11:15am 6/29/14 11:15am

Finally, A Video Game Article That is Also a Video Game

You may have already read Leigh Alexander's damn-near definitive recounting of Ian Bogost's satirical Facebook game Cow Clicker right here at Kotaku. But all the same, the world could use another piece about the man and his work, especially if that piece is as clever as the one that Wired just ran. » 12/21/11 9:00pm 12/21/11 9:00pm

Children Create Skylanders Chess

Children of Andy Robertson, writer for Wired's GeekDad blog, reached their limit of videogame time over the weekend, but did not want to stop playing Skylanders. » 10/20/11 6:20pm 10/20/11 6:20pm

The Sordid Story Of The Gizmondo May Come To Movie Theaters

Tiger Telematics' spectacularly failed Gizmondo portable game machine may be the most exciting industry misfires of all time. Someone thinks it's potentially exciting enough to be brought to the silver screen. » 4/30/09 9:20pm 4/30/09 9:20pm

Piggy Banks You Can Play

Gaming...banks? Saving money is a game, so hey, why not. There's an article I wrote in the latest issue of Wired about Japanese piggy banks that incorporate gaming elements. » 11/29/08 12:00am 11/29/08 12:00am

No Choice, Richard Garriott, You Must Learn Russian

Wired » 8/21/08 5:00am 8/21/08 5:00am has a nice feature up on Richard Garriott and his cosmonaut training in Russia's Star City. Written by author David Krushner, here's a sample: Great stuff. Click below to check out the full piece. [Wired]

Miyamoto's Secret To Quality Control: Less Sega, More Mario

With console warring between Nintendo and Sega a thing of the past, Sega now relegated to a software only existence — robot girlfriends and indoor astronomy gizmos not included — you'd think that those Genesis era wounds would have healed. Perhaps without meaning to, famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto may have… » 6/24/08 9:30pm 6/24/08 9:30pm

Condé Nast Snaps Up Ars Technica. The newest addition to the CondéNet family, by way of acquisition, is technology site Ars Technica. The Associated Press reports that the publisher will "combine it with the online operations of Wired magazine." Wired, which republishes its print magazine content online and runs a… » 5/20/08 2:30am 5/20/08 2:30am