On Time For The Launch | A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire a rocket barrage toward the positions of troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday. Rebels exchanged artillery and rocket fire with loyalist troops west of Ajdabiyah as the confict engulfing Libya continued. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MLB 2K11's Pitching Perfectionists Want It Done Right

With a million bucks on the table, it's easy to understand that no one wants someone else to win. Not the "Great Eight," a clan of gamers who joined up over the 2K Sports forums and have pledged to back their support of one another with a cut of the loot, should any of them win. Anthony Martin, 27, an unofficial spokesman for the group, says they've informally agreed everyone gets $10,000, with the winner. More »


Presenting Ace of Spades, the "Minecraft FPS"

"Minecraft with rifles," is how many describe Ace of Spades, and not just because of the low-res visual motif. Or the fact it, too, is in beta. The team-based multiplayer CTF setup also allows players to build bunkers, dig tunnels and erect fortifications. More »


The Binder That Ties You To A Game

Wax nostalgic with a sports gamer of a certain age and it's not long before he will mention, like a venerated religious text, the Three-Ring Binder. It was the original franchise mode. More »


So How Close Are We To Unlocking Portal 2?

With two titles "completed" in Valve's play-for-an-early-release stunt with Portal 2, GLaDOS says we've only shaved about 90 minutes off the scheduled release of 7 a.m. Tuesday. Several sites calculate that the effort is much further ahead than that. Like, between 16 and 18 hours as of writing. More »


Electronic Frontier Foundation Gets $10K From GeoHot's Legal Fund

You may remember that George Hotz, the hacker/rapstar who jailbroke the PS3 and then got sued by Sony, solicited donations for his legal defense. You may remember that Hotz and Sony recently settled. You may wonder what he's doing with the leftover donations. Don't worry, he didn't forget where they came from. More »


Q*bert Record Attempt Scuttled After Machine Unplugged

Thirty-six hours into what was expected to be a 70-hour assault on an all-time world record, and with hundreds of lives to spare, someone unplugged a cabinet elsewhere in the arcade, resetting the Q*bert George Leutz was playing. We're not sure what Leutz said, but it probably sounded like @!#?@! More »

I chose that photo because I'm good friends with the guy who took it. Getty's Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and I worked together in N.C. State's student media back in the early 1990s. At State, he showed his talent for split-second timing with a shot that became legendary in the offices of the Agromeck, the university yearbook: A drunken sorority member, sitting on a cooler at an outdoor concert, leaning forward in mid-puke - a solid stream of green from her mouth, an inch from splattering the ground. – Owen Good


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