History is written by the winners, and in the post-Dreamcast world, gaming has taken a turn toward the epic, militaristic, and cinematic approach. But to me, Sega's failed console will always be the best thing that ever happened to video games.
Basingstoke, a wholly unremarkable English town with a population just shy of a packed stadium, is to receive a video game in its "honor."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's "Zero Punctuation" series should be your point of reference every time you think about throwing some cash at a new video game.
Gone are the days of macho virtual meatheads. Now, male video game protagonists are far more likely to be sensitive, suffering souls.
In the wake of Gamergate, Twitter is partnering with a nonprofit organization to handle gendered abuse. But is that enough?
Two days ago, a kid posted a Vine that shows him shoplifted two iPhones from what appears to be a Boost Mobile store—as of today, it's been looped over 3 million times, I reached out to him to get the story behind the viral video.
I had long ago given up on Final Fantasy XV. But now it's back again, seemingly for real this time, and with the latest gameplay trailer to come out of this year's Tokyo Game Show, it's looking—dare I say—kind of all right, actually.
Long-term, this bust makes no difference. A new .onion website will be online in a few days, selling drugs to anyone who wants them. In fact, there are dozens already.
An inside look at the Master Clock, the hidden instrument behind America's dominion over the world's time.
A Facebook group that's all about sharing quirky Wikipedia articles and fun factoids is also a seething conflict zone rife with furious arguments and ban-happy moderators.
A pair of Dutch ad-agency creatives have developed a four-minute horror movie designed exclusively for the future-of-virtual-reality device.
In Los Angeles, I pay ten times as much for internet that's half as slow as it is in Seoul. That's pretty grim, considering how much time I spend on the web.
Every year, millions of migrants hire smugglers to transport them across borders. Like the drug trade, this market is notoriously violent, so could a crypto-market designed to match illegal migrants with smugglers make the experience safer?
Joey van Koningsbruggen has his own warehouse and seven full-time employees.
At least six laundry apps have sprung up in the past year. They must be banking on a whole load of people shitting themselves if they hope to turn any kind of profit.
Data centers are moving into abandoned storefronts, marking another step in our evolution as consumers.
"This is not a marketing stunt, this is happening," say the founders of MegaBots, Inc. All they need is $1.8 million.
There are maybe five games that get it right. The rest look they've got their narcotics advice from an eight-year-old.
So in love, will never feel tired again, an online exhibition by Chinese net artist Ying Miao, serves as a counterpoint to the West's view of the Chinese internet as bland and heavily censored.
It's way more artsy and thought-provoking than your average entrant into the genre.
If you came to games fresh during the previous console generation, where once-grainy graphics made the switch to full HD, you don't know how easy you've had it.
The dating app's biggest stakeholder, InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC), is looking for an "Eric Schmidt-like person" to replace the 28-year-old, who's had a year marked by business triumphs and personal tribulations.
Even weirder than our insistence on assigning gender to machines is that we sometimes treat them differently as a result.
Flick through any previews for games coming out in 2015 and you'll spot a a ton that make the most of today's console power. But I'm most excited about the ones that look like they could be rendered on an SNES.