On paper there’s a lot to do in The Crew 2. Ten hours in, my map is full of icons. Various races, skill tests, and other points of interest are sprinkled generously from Maine to Washington. Most of it gets boring pretty quickly, and the world itself feels barren and incomplete. That’s probably why so many players are…
This guy makes 55 consecutive stoplights in Manhattan without coming to a full stop. It's like a real-life version of Flappy Bird.
This is called a Dynamic Shape Display. MIT built it, and it uses a Kinect sensor. In one of its applications, instead of a user in real life manipulating something on a TV, it puts the user on a TV, manipulating something in real life. See for yourself.
Isamu Sasagawa just might be the greatest towel artist in Japan, if not the entire Earth.
Oh my glob, this is amazing—and it definitely sells you on the idea of an Adventure Time Lego set, yeah? I'm surprised it doesn't exist yet, although it does seem like people are trying to make Lego AT happen.
Japan Post mail collection boxes tend to look the same: They're either large and red or large and orange-red. Boring! But then, there are some that are truly works of art.
Two years ago, the Internet stumbled across a guy who would work upwards of two hours to create virtuoso sprite patterns within Tetris. Well, anything humans can do, a computer can do better, right? Here's the Tetris Printer Algorithm. Showoff ...
You can't buy this six-inch tall, posable Atlas battlemech from any toy or collectible maker, and it isn't a Comic-Con exclusive. It's exclusively from the 3D printer of a Mechwarrior fan.
If you camped in the top floors of the Nuketown houses long enough that you wanted to change its hideous government-issue curtains and carpet, then this video is for you. An Illinois paintball field and (paintball) arms supplier Tippmann Sport recreated the map in real life this past weekend.
Blast Corps, for the Nintendo 64, didn't give much of a damn for accurate physics. You could drive on gas-giant Neptune, and it had the lowest gravity of any of the game's extraterrestrial levels (it should be the highest). But as GameXplain marvelously demonstrates, the map menu is jaw-droppingly true to life.
By "working," let's be clear: This laser is not powerful enough to sever a necromorph's limbs—not unless it is heavily sedated, if not already not-undead. It'll still burn wood and, well, I wouldn't stare directly at it.
Frank Lee, a professor at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media and Design, brought a five-year obsession to a successful conclusion on Friday: play the world's largest game of Pong, using the side of a building in Philadelphia.
What makes a game character cool? Is it their arsenal? Is it how people treat them? Or is it something totally different? Can a Pomeranian puppy be a cooler game character than even a go-to gaming badass like Master Chief?
Why no one built this until now, 32 years after The Empire Strikes Back, I don't know. But this enterprising builder, "fortyozjuicebox," assembled a compact, cardboard version of a Snowspeeder and, at the :40 mark of that video above, races it downhill at a sledding derby.
This "Super Nincoffee Jr." case-mod won't brew you the perfect cup of joe, but apparently it will play Super Nintendo games.
People aren't very big at all. But at least we're bigger than ants, cells, the X chromosome, and all the empty space between particles.
This enormous cylinder made of LEGO may look like a Katamari wad that rolled through Hoth, Naboo and the Death Star, but it's actually a drum driving a synthesizer, player-piano style, that plays the main Star Wars theme.
Some time ago we shared the papercraft wonder that was Leo Firebrand's Fallout 3 homage: the laser pistol. Paper (and some papier-mâché for the gun handle) alone yielded a believable piece of the post-apocalypse.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was my favorite of the series, by far, and that's no slight to Vice City, which I treasure. Still, there was something about C.J.'s adventures that made me feel like I'd lived the greatest summer ever.