Check your balances of wool and linen. Will you sell them to the merchant from Milan or the one from Venice? Oh, also, the church wants you to buy some of their overpriced alum. Do you accept? These are the questions that ARTé Mecenas asks while you try to build your banking empire during the Italian renaissance.
Pokémon Go’s European rollout continues, with the game now available for users in Italy, Spain & Portugal.
Italian magician (and I'm guessing comedian) Milleaccendini says this is a "world record". It's also allegedly for "science". It's not. It's all about Milleaccendini, and it's all the better for it.
The Ludosport Lightsaber Combat Academy is a chain (yes, there are multiple schools!) in Italy that teach willing students in the art of lightsaber combat. Or, for those who've never dreamed of being a Jedi, in dancing around swinging a glowing toy stick.
The PS4 just went on sale in Italy, and the launch event Sony put on in Rome - at the historic Castel Sant'Angelo - looked bananas.
Last year's version of divorce simulator Football Manager contained an interesting hidden secret: there was code inside that let the developers track the IP of everybody who pirated a copy of the game.
Someone at Activision thought it would be a good idea to hand out $200 editions of the next Call of Duty game to the first 500 people who could get to the game's booth at the Milan Games Week. No other rules. Just get there first. Surprise: it was not a good idea.
Inspired by the work of famous 18th-century automata builders Pierre Jacquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet, Italian engineer Daniele Benedettelli built this LEGO robot called LEGONARDO. He is programmed to draw. And he will not stop until you are dead (or stop giving him drawings to draw).
In the wake of this week's Germany vs. Italy Euro 2012 match-up, there's one image that's making the rounds online in Japan: two of Italy's biggest fans cheering on their team.
Lupin from Japanese anime Lupin the Third drives a Fiat 500 in the classic flick Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro. The car is very much part of the character's lore.
Over the weekend, the Monte San Savino show went down in Italy, bringing together some of the world's best miniature painters for a competition.
A preview build of Deus Ex Human Revolution, containing a rough version of the early sections of the upcoming game, was leaked onto torrent sites in late May.
Feminine hygiene display in an Italian drugstore. The box reads: "It takes more to say than to do," which idiomatically means, "It's more trouble to do it than to talk about it." Maybe the L-piece is pitching condoms and the squiggle's flacking laxatives.
A ten-year-old boy in Italy is saved from possible death by a heroic off-duty policeman after walking off a railway platform while playing his PSP. This is why we do not walk and game at the same time.
It's been nearly 350 years since Mt. Etna blew its top in a major way. Until yesterday, when Europe's largest active volcano spewed hot lava for two hours—within shouting distance of these people's houses. Location, location, location.
Italian-Americans wanted Mafia II banned because they said it portrayed offensive ethnic stereotypes. A European Parliament member wants it banned because it trivializes mob murders. I have a better strategy: STFU about banning bad games, and they'll eventually fade away.
Rome. The Eternal City. Its elected leaders are the inheritors of a millennia-old tradition forming the basis of modern municipal and state government. Yet where senators once debated inside the august walls of the Curia, now city councillors play video games.
Officials from the Italian city of Siena are ticked that the city's Piazza del Campo is a track in Gran Turismo 5. There have been legal threats with Siena saying it'll seize the game.
Officials of Siena, the historic walled city in Tuscany, Italy, are unhappy that their Piazza del Campo is a race course in Gran Turismo 5's new kart mode, and will demand that Sony remove it from the game.