Violent Shadow Of Mordor Montages Are Tragic, Pretty

Shadow of Mordor is the kind of game that really knows how to seduce players with its ultraviolence. But it's not just the game. People playing it have been using its nifty photo mode for increasingly elaborate purposes. The most creative I've seen is using the photo editor to create surprisingly moving short films. » 11/07/14 6:00pm 11/07/14 6:00pm

The Messy Story Behind YouTubers Taking Money For Game Coverage

Before Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor's release, a curious thing happened: critics on YouTube (and some in the traditional press) tried to obtain early PC copies for review, but couldn't. And yet, YouTube entertainers were able to—if they agreed to terms like, "videos will promote positive sentiment about the game." » 10/08/14 8:23pm 10/08/14 8:23pm

Hacker Controls This Rave-Approved LED Suit With an NES Power Glove

The Power Glove was the quirkiest little peripheral ever devised for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Although if found only limited use on that platform, modern day tinkers with access to cheap and simple microcontrollers can now turn these 25-year-old video game artifacts into futuristic wearables. » 9/28/14 3:05pm 9/28/14 3:05pm

Mass Effect, Played Without Firing A Single Shot

Regardless of what class you play in Mass Effect, one of the biggest tools in your arsenal are your guns. The game expects you to use them every once in a while, sometimes in combination with your other skills. But this isn't stopping someone from going through all the games in the franchise entirely without guns. » 9/08/14 7:00pm 9/08/14 7:00pm

Even YouTube's Most Popular Gamer Is Sick Of The Comments

"I go to the comments, and it's mainly spam, it's people self-advertising, people that are trying to provoke, people who reply to all these...just all this stuff that, to me, it doesn't mean anything." This is rockstar Let's Play-er PewDiePie explaining why he's removing comments from his insanely popular YouTube… » 9/02/14 11:55am 9/02/14 11:55am