You think you're too cool for South By Southwest, the annual tech and music conference that takes over Austin, Texas for two weeks? Then I have four words for you: Real Life Mario Kart. Nothing could possibly be better than that.
An Oculus VR game about therapeutic shark-punching: Well, I guess the shark punching is only therapeutic if you need it to be. Here's a goofy trailer for Shark Punch, a collaboration between Chaotic Moon and game studio Team Chaos. It's currently only playable at South by Southwest, but maybe one day, we'll all get to punch sharks.
Heart&Slash is about a robot finding its place in a harsh world. With swords. And guns. And fists. And interchangeable heads. There's also love to be found.
Video games can be great place to escape the drudgery of the real world. No need to think about tax rates, paying utility bills or contractor rates when you're in a Halo multiplayer match. But the dirtiest competition in the real world—jockeying for elected office—might be landing up on an Xbox near you, if Microsoft can get political ads running on their platforms.
One would think a series with its roots firmly planted in the seminal transhumanist science fiction of the 20th century would be a bit more respectful of the whole book-reading thing. Alas.
Often times the most interesting thing about watching someone narrate a game isn't the game itself, it's the person behind it.
A new Dark Souls? The next chapter in The Elder Scrolls? No, it's just Angry Birds. Rovio is teasing another new Angry Birds title, soon to be soft-launched in Canada and Australia. Definitely getting an epic fantasy vibe, but which epic fantasy?
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Earlier this week, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition arrived on the PS4. It's a tweaked, graphically enhanced version of the already-good 2010 PS3 game; a relentless, arcade-y zombie shooter made by Housemarque, the same people who made Super Stardust and Resogun.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential cult movies that everybody ought to watch, at least once.
I've always had a distant respect for players of the arcade racing series Initial D. This video catapults that respect to new heights.
Donkey Kong, re-imagined as a riff on Angry Birds. Duck Hunt, where you dispatch waterfowl with a slash of a fingertip. Flappy Mario. Please, God, no.
Get a $5 gift card by pre-ordering any version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes today. It's not the deepest of discounts, but we're pretty close to out of time for other sales.