BLACKBAR: NOT YOUR _______ IOS GAME

If you don’t know Neven Mrgan, you should. By day he’s a designer at Panic, Inc. where he works on their famous “shockingly good” software such as Coda and Transmit. But by night, Mrgan works in collaboration with others on…

CALL OF DUTY: The Best-Selling Game On Amazon

It’s been less than a day since Activision and Infinity Ward officially announced their next Call of Duty installment, titled Call of Duty: Ghosts, but it’s already the best-selling video game on Amazon right now. According to Amazon’s Best Sellers…

THE WORLD’S HARDEST SUDOKU

Sudoku is easily the most played and most analyzed puzzle in the world, so coming up with the hardest one is no mean feat. Finnish mathematician Arto Inkala claimed to have created the "World's Hardest Sudoku". According to the British…

BRAIN GAMES DON’T MAKE YOU SMARTER !

People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests. In a six-week study, experts found people who played online games designed to improve their cognitive skills didn't get any smarter. Researchers…

KIDS BECOMING MORE VIOLENT BY COMPUTER GAMES ?

Children are becoming more violent as they are being left unsupervised by their parents to play inappropriate computer games, teachers say. Pupils as young as four are acting out "graphic scenes" from games in class and in the playground, the…

WAYGOZ: The Social Network For Trading Video Games

Waygoz, a new social network targeted at gamers, encourages them to play more used games, but it wants to cut out the middleman of the used-game retailer altogether. The secondary market for video games has become a monstrous profit machine.…

INFOGRAPHIC: A World Map of Video Game Villains

ulture site Complex has created this fun map showing where in the world video game villains come have come from over the past decade. Writer Peter Rubin explains: It's an interesting mix: two of Bush's "axis of evil" nations (only…

THE VIDEOGAMES ARE GOOD FOR THE MIND !

or some time now, it’s been one of those “well-known facts” that playing video games increases one’s hand-eye coordination...much to the consternation of parents and spouses trying to convince family members that their obsessive gaming has no redeeming value. Now,…

VIDEO GAMERS CAN CONTROL DREAMS ?

he ability to shape the alternate reality of dream worlds might not match mind-bending Hollywood films such as "The Matrix," but it could provide an edge when fighting nightmares or even mental trauma. Dreams and video games both represent alternate…

ASROCK AIWI: turns your iPhone into motion controller

IWI is an Apple app for devices with a motion sensor such as the iPhone that gives your ASRock powered system the ability to play games through your iPhone or iPod touch over wireless or Bluetooth. After you’ve installed the…

THRIXXX: Could Virtual Sex be the Kinect’s Killer App ?

nce open source drivers for Microsoft’s Kinect were created, it was inevitable the device would be put to use in a virtual sex game. Around a month since such drivers started appearing, ThriXXX, a company responsible for a range of…

TOY SCULPTORS

Sculpting toys is not a child's play; using wax, clay, resins, these artists shape their fantasies, a large number of fans' fantasies, drawing on a visual culture, ranging from traditional classical to Renaissance, from Gothic fantasy to Baroque excess, from…

GUESSING GAME: Minimalist Mario Kart Characters

nfinite Continues’ Video Game Minimalism series skillfully demonstrates how little it takes to recognize a well-loved character, and lucky for us, many of these candy-colored designs are also available as T-shirts. Click through and find out whether you’ve played enough…

XWAVE BRAIN INTERFACE by PLX Devices

ntil humans evolve huge brains like the Talosians, it seems we’ll have to rely electronic headwear to allow us to control devices with our brainwaves – electronic headwear like the XWave from California-based company PLX Devices. The XWave is the…

MASSAGE JACKET by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson.

he system works with a hacked PlayStation controller for now, but the design is such that any button mashing controller will work just as well. "The best massages come from playing games that require the player to press a lot…

PROJECT NATAL by Microsoft

t last CES, Microsoft announced that its controller-less accessory for the Xbox 360, dubbed Project Natal, will ship by the end of 2010. Unveiled in June 2009, Project Natal is the Redmond company’s attempt to out-Wii the Wii. Instead of…

FPS VEST: lets you feel the gaming action

ith its game-activated internal pneumatic pockets, the FPS has no interest in hugging you, but it will gladly simulate a gunshot to your torso. A surgeon, who was trying to develop a system for remotely diagnosing prisoners, designed the FPS…

PSYKO 5.1 pc GAMING HEADSET

ost of us are now familiar with 5.1 surround sound systems that allow us to enjoy (almost) cinematic audio experiences in our living rooms when watching movies or playing games. The Psyko 5.1 gaming headset aims to offer a similar…