I Bet Birds Actually Understand R2 | Hand-painted R2-D2 birdhouse by Nirdhouse of Etsy. NirdHouse also has C-3PO and Mario designs. (via Neatorama)

Pokémon Black 2, Pokémon White 2 Coming This Summer

As promised, Junichi Masuda, the director of Pokemon Black and White appeared on Japanese TV show Pokémon Sunday today to announce the next entries in the Pokémon series. They are Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. More »

I Bet I Know Why You Will Play Kinect Star Wars' Dance-Off At Least Once

It's going to take a hell of a turnaround to get me to change my tune on Kinect Star Wars. Yeah, Totilo said the game's improved over what I played at E3, but, come on, a dancing game? I mean, how stupid is that. Do I look like a guy who wants to— More »

The Rookie Mistake Most Video Games Make

Whether they won the club championship or they're the sixth man on their Y league team, most recreational athletes would accept that they are, by definition and by depth of skill, amateurs. It's not a bad word. But it sure feels like it in a video game. More »

This Probably Isn't What EA Sports Had in Mind for SSX

In my demo impressions I suggested that you lay off the stick because the physics lends itself (themselves?) to oversteer. Some dudes in Europe took that advice to the extreme and this what they got: You can finish a race without touching the controller. More »

Here's a Fight Stick Modded to Work with a PS Vita

There's some input lag, and it doesn't really fit with the theme of the game-anywhere "the world is in play" marketing theme of the PS Vita. But then again, its sticks and buttons just don't have that clicky-click of a fight stick, either. So this enterprising Japanese modder whipped up a solution allowing the user to feel like he's playing full-scale Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on a screen a fraction of the size. More »

This Gallery Contains Spoilers and It Concerns Mass Effect

Today saw the leak of a batch of screenshots pertaining to Mass Effect's day-one DLC "From Ashes," which caused so much of a fury when it inadvertently hit Xbox Live early, and its summary paragraph tossed out spoiler details pertaining to the story.
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