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  • Eddie Murphy

    Sony accidentally leaked Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack, and it’s phenomenal

    Some enterprising Grand Theft Auto fans spent their weekend combing through more than 20 hours of leaked audio containing the music that will appear across Grand Theft Auto V’s many radio stations. While Rockstar, the game’s developer, has yet to confirm whether or not this leaked list of songs is accurate, Sony has apologized for […]

  • The Binding Of Isaac Rebirth

    New trailer depicts The Binding Of Isaac in horrific rubber puppets

    Yesterday, we brought you three trailers for promising games showed off by Sony at the Gamescom expo. However, there was another teaser for a game in Sony’s lineup that is in its own class. The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth, a new edition of the beloved toddler dungeon crawl game for PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC, […]

  • Murasaki Baby

    The most interesting trailers from Sony’s Gamescom 2013 presentation

    Yesterday’s Sony presentation at Gamescom, the European games convention, wasn’t entirely bluster and stalling for an hour and a half before announcing the PlayStation 4’s release date. Sony also unveiled some cool-looking games with some cool-looking trailers. Here are the three that caught my eye: Rime Tequila Works, the developer behind Rime, didn’t hit it […]

  • Tetris World Record

    Footage of the new Tetris world record is 20 seconds of beautiful inhuman precision

    A new Tetris world record has been set, and as the recording of the performance (seen above) shows, that title is now in the hands of some sort of space-age Tetris robot that acts only on cold, hard, instantly computed facts. Or if this mental_floss article by Chris Higgins is to be believed, a Japanese […]

  • Graphics are pretty

    Confirmed: Games on the PlayStation 4 will be mostly prettier than games on the original PlayStation

    The good people at the PlayStation Access computer television channel are looking forward to the release of the PlayStation 4, so they put together a video chronicling the history of PlayStation graphics across all four generations of the PlayStation line. While this narrative controverts Sony’s official position that the release of the PS4 will mark […]

  • Japanese Commercial

    Twenty hours of Japanese video game commercials collected in one YouTube channel

    Growing up outside of Chicago, one of my favorite places in the city was The Museum Of Broadcast Communications. They’ve got an extensive collection of old commercials—I’m talking black-and-white Alka Seltzer ad old—that you can watch in little viewing cubicles. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area, but if you’re not, there’s […]

  • Salty Bet

    The Salty Bet fighting-game casino might be the craziest thing on the internet

    In the past year, I’ve been watching as many fighting game tournaments as I could. Every large tournament has several advertisers, mostly familiar names, but there was always one that seemed a little odd: Salty Bet. I knew what Salty Bet was—a website where users can wager fake money on matches during tournaments—but I had […]

  • Boutros Boutros-Vader

    Model United Nations got pretty wacky (and ultra-competitive) when you weren’t looking

    Over the weekend, The New York Times published an account of today’s university-level Model United Nations programs, some of which are quite different, I assume, from the Model U.N. that I completely ignored in college. Rather than seeking out faux-international harmony through reasoned debate and understanding of political nuance, in certain circles Model U.N. is […]

  • PaperDude VR

    All available technology used to create an immersive version of Paperboy

    Cultural commentators will argue for years over the various causes that precipitated the rapid decline of print media, but why bother? We all know the moment that marked the beginning of the end for newspapers. It was Atari’s 1984 release of the sinister interactive video propaganda known as Paperboy. The anti-journalistic screed portrayed the nation’s […]

  • Dark Souls first-person mod

    First-person Dark Souls is jaunty as all get out

    Word comes from Polygon of a Dark Souls player who has made the notoriously difficult role-playing game Dark Souls even harder by shoehorning it into a first-person perspective. The player goes by the name of Soul Slasher, so make sure your soul is in a safe place before you watch the video above, which demonstrates […]

  • The Oregon Trail

    Read This: A detailed history of the genesis and development of The Oregon Trail

    42 years ago, Carleton College seniors Bill Heinemann, Paul Dillenberger, and Don Rawitsch, searching for a way to get kids interested in western expansion, invented The Oregon Trail. Mental Floss has a lengthy feature about the genesis and history of the game, and it’s a truly fascinating read. Originally intended to be a board game, […]

  • The Power Of Glove

    Somebody’s making a documentary about the NES Power Glove

    Because everything is a documentary now, there will be a documentary about the Power Glove.

  • Summer Games Done Quick

    Top speedrunners to gather for Summer Games Done Quick five-day charity marathon

    I spent way too much time earlier this year watching the video game masters of Speed Demos Archive and SpeedRunsLive tear some classic (and not so classic) games to shreds as part of the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon. For one week in January, these speedrunners used their obscure tricks and glitches to blaze […]