diy
Cardboard Flappy Bird Looks Way More Fun Than the App

Missed out on your chance to download Flappy Bird? Worry not! You can just make a DIY box version of the same gameThat's what Fawn Qiu did. She made an in-real-life (IRL) version of Flappy Bird using an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and magnets. Oh and of course the box where it all happens. Read More >>

design
Classic Arcade Game Designs Illustrated as a Field Guide

If your recollections of arcade games past are starting to fail you, perhaps you just need the Amusement Field Identification Kit in your life. Read More >>

google
Google's Doctor Who? 50th Anniversary Platform Game Doodle: A Perfect Friday Time Sink

This weekend is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who's first appearance on the small screen, and Google has chosen to celebrate it with a wonderful multi-level platform game. Read More >>

gaming
GAME Accused of Ruining Gamers' "Xbox One Day" By Cancelling Pre-Orders Without Refunds

Videogame retailer GAME has come under fire by an enraged group of customers who claim that their Xbox One pre-orders have been cancelled just days before the console's launch. And, to make matters worse, so far there's no sign of a refund. Read More >>

gaming
The "Epic Gaming Adventure" is the Perfect Holiday for Globetrotting Gamers

Seven countries, four weeks and several thousand miles of air travel are what you sign up for with Game and STA Travel's package trip, on which holidaymakers get to visit some of the top gaming locations around the world. Read More >>

architecture
Real Life Architectural Puzzles Made for Escaping

You're alone in a room, or perhaps with a small group of friends, looking for a way out, searching all the walls and surfaces around you, even the furniture and objects, for clues. There is no apparent way out. There are no immediately visible doors. But you haven't been kidnapped, and this isn't Saw; it is one of many "real life room escape games" becoming more popular in China. Each room—if you manage to escape—leads to another room, with its own set of puzzles and clues, until finally, eventually, exhaustingly, you solve your way to freedom. Read More >>

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This Game Lets You Shoot Your Twitter Followers (or Try Not to)

It's Friday lunchtime. It's muggy, it might be thundering overhead, and the last thing you want to do is work, right? Well, play this hilarious timewaster from the chaps over at Us Vs Th3m then. Just make sure you don't shoot the people you actually follow. Oh, and wear some headphones. Read More >>

chatroom
Will You Buy an Ouya Now It's Available in the Shops?

The Android gaming sensation that is Ouya is now available from traditional stores, including Amazon and Game. Trouble is, they're rapidly selling out all over the place for £99 a pop. Plus not all the early backers have got theirs yet, which has got to hurt. Will you be scouring the interwebs in search of one? Read More >>

business
GAME Wants to Buy Up HMV's Stores

I bet HMV are pretty desperate to be bought out by someone by this point -- but do you reckon it would be crazy/desperate enough to accept this offer from GAME's CEO? Read More >>

gaming
Can Someone Please Make This Awesome Game a Reality?

This is not a game. I wish it was, but it is not. It looks like the stages map for the most awesome 8-bit game I can possibly imagine, but It's an awesome 8-bit image made by Eric Poulton. It's titled Underneath It All, which is a great game name too. Read More >>

internet
Game's Latest Ploy to Try and Get You In the Store? Free Wi-Fi

Game is still alive, for the moment at least. It's even the official launch partner of the Wii U, if that actually counts for anything. But it's trying something new to tempt teenagers and tech-nerds alike into its stores -- free Wi-Fi for all, just come and visit. Won't you, please? Read More >>

mars
Experience Mars Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror With Your Own Body

On August 5, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover team will live seven minutes of absolute terror. Until then, however, they are all playing this new Kinect-based Mars Rover Landing game. Or maybe not, because that would only make them ever more nervous. Read More >>

science
The Computer That Can Learn a Board Game in Two Minutes and Beat You

If you think you're good at board games, you just met your match. Because a computer scientist has developed machine learning software that can watch your playing for just two minutes—then comprehensively thrash you. Read More >>

lego
Goodbye Productivity, Hello Lego!

Now you can play with mountains of Lego, all day while at work, and you don't even have to tidy up afterwards. Lego have partnered up with Google Chrome to create a Lego sandbox virtual world in a web browser, where you can build to your heart's content. Read More >>

gaming
GAME Reloads From an OpCapita Save

GAME’s saved, or at least 333 stores of it are – OpCapita, the private investment firm who last bought-out struggling Comet in February, has acquired GAME group for just a quid. Well, that and £85m in debt of course. Read More >>

gaming
GAME's Websites Are Back In Business as Saviour Buy-Out Nears

It seems like things are looking up for the battered GAME group. Both GAME and its subsidiary Gamestation’s websites are back up and running, while loyalty and gift cards are apparently set to be reactivated too. Your vouchers might actually be worth more than the plastic they’re held within very soon. Read More >>

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