Over the past day or so, the Smash Bros. community has come together in a big way to denounce years of harassment by the host of the largest Smash Bros. tournament around: Apex. With Apex 2015 rapidly approaching the last weekend of January, Jonathan "Alex Strife" Lugo has been forced to step down from his position at the tournament in a huge win for safety in the fighting game community.Read More
"If I talk to the humans, they certainly learn to trust me."
Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have given Mario the ultimate power up: he can learn about his environment and enemies. They gave him rudimentary "feelings," too, but apparently forgot empathy, because he sure is obsessed with how to kill things. So, par for the course for artificial intelligence.Read More
A DIY stop-motion animation helper would be cool on its own, but Robot Chicken animator Dillon Markey took the idea one step further by building the functionality into an old Nintendo Power Glove. Sadly, the Power Glove is much better at animation than it ever was at playing games, no matter how much The Wizard made us all want one.Read More
Nintendo Direct Unveils Majora’s Mask 3D & New 3DS Release Date, Downloadable Wii Games on Wii U, & More!
New 3DS: 3D Harder.
Nintendo dropped a bunch of news on us this morning in a nearly hour-long Nintendo direct, so take a look at the highlights and watch the replay for yourself!Read More
Whiny Baby Gamer Bro Is So Mad About Nintendo’s Female Characters He’s Hate-Buying All of Their Amiibo
He wishes there were only amiibro, amirite?
Before we start, I should let you know: Rosalina (gold palette) is my favorite character to play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U. That's why I was incredibly surprised to hear that, apparently, whiny man babies on the internet absolutely can't stand her inclusion in the Mario franchise—up to the point where they'll spend real money to deny her fans' happiness.Read More
While the insides of Batgirl #37 left a lot to be desired for many fans, that cover sure was gorgeous—even more so in this recreation by Batgirl cosplayer Stella Chuu, who recently wowed us with a costume inspired by the sequin-bedazzled look. BRB, putting gold sparkles on everything I own.Read More
These Apollo 11 spacesuit PJs are exactly what I want to lounge around in after hurtling through space into the future on New Years' Day!Read More
Sneaky emulator apps: The best holiday tradition of them all.
While we're waiting for Nintendo to officially get on board with offering old games on smartphones and making piles and piles of money, sneaky apps continue to pop up on Apple's app store with hidden emulation functionality. If you're quick, you can grab an NES/SNES emulator right now without needing to jailbreak your phone.Read More
Just don't call her "Metroid."
Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.Read More
No one even taught them the pause trick? Harsh.
Depending on your age, you may remember a time when video games were hard. I'm talking controller throwing, unapologetically emotionally damaging, brutally hard. To heal those wounds in a totally healthy, schadenfreude-driven way, watch kids of today play the original Mega Man and get equipped with nothing but lasting psychological torment.Read More