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Geniuses Create Robot That Plays Flappy Bird Better Than Humans

Do you suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot that dominates Flappy Bird. It uses a webcam to figure out how many taps are needed to clear the pipes and a robotic arm made from an old hard drive and a tip of a stylus. Hasta la vista, birdy. Read More >>

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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 >>

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The Differences Between Video Games and Real Life

If only video games were real life, right? Caffeine could be ditched for super star power ups, quests would be fun to do and rewarding as opposed to simply job saving and you wouldn't have to worry about budgeting because you would buy everything since it's so easy to make money. Ah, video game life has it so good! Read More >>

gaming
This Awesome Oculus Rift Rig is Virtual Laser Tag—With Zombies

The Oculus Rift is already great when you're just sitting down, but it's easy to imagine an awesome future where you walk around with it on. A holodeck on your face. Well, that future's already here. Read More >>

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Evolving Entertainment: The True Next-Gen of Video Games?

What does "next-gen" mean to you? Star Trek aside, the term has become synonymous with the newest video game consoles, though some would argue that the next generation of gaming lies elsewhere. Read More >>

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China Finally Suspends its Ban on Foreign Game Consoles

After 14 years of prohibition, the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the sale of foreign consoles inside the country's border. This opens the door for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony to tap in the multi-billion market—though the companies have already admitted it won't be easy. Read More >>

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Forget Mouse and Keyboard: Play Your Next PC Game with Tongue and Bum

With Steam Boxes looming large in the future, game-peddlers-cum-hardware-makers over at Valve have been experimenting with some new ways to control your PC. Yeah, there's the weird joystick-less Steam Controller, but Valve designer Ben Krasnow has some even weirder stuff: a tongue mouse and a butt controller. Read More >>

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You Know You Want This 60" HD Arcade Machine With a Built-In Kegerator

What if you combined your three favourite things into one big toy? What's that? You would combine beer, video games, and high definition TV? No need to imagine, folks. Such a machine exists, and it only costs £3,000. A Bargain! Read More >>

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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 >>

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Playing Super Mario 64 Makes Your Brain Bigger

You know how your mum used to yell that playing video games would turn your brain into mush? Turns out she was exactly wrong. A new study shows that playing Super Mario 64 for half an hour a day over the course of two months causes a "significant" increase in brain size. Read More >>

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The Totally True History of Video Game Graphics

Humans? Usually unappreciative and typically awful. But it wasn't always like this! When we didn't have fancy technology with so many features they become useless and couldn't trap amazingness in a box in our pockets, we enjoyed the little things. Like 8-bit graphics and physical buttons and cords and cartridges. Hell, we even thought those graphics were great. Now? It could be real life and we wouldn't be impressed. Read More >>

gaming
Why Video Game Consoles are the Last Bastion of Excitement in Tech

A long time ago, in a galaxy far f- wait, no, in a little village wedged between Sunderland and Newcastle, I had to choose between the Sony Playstation and the Nintendo 64. It was an exciting time. The Sega Megadrive that had been with me since my first remnants of consciousness seemed antiquated by comparison; a child's plaything to a mind yet unburdened by the concept of nostalgia. Read More >>

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Sonic 3's Ice Cap Zone Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Totally Rad

When I was little, I was a huge Sega fanboy. Sure, Mario is great and all, but Sonic was where it was at. Looking back, I'm not sure the gameplay holds up that well but you can't deny there were some great tunes. And this is one of them, and even better on floppies. Read More >>

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This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design

Commercially successful video game consoles—your Game Boys and your PlayStations—are iconic pieces of product design. But they're only part of the story. There are dozens of other machines that either didn't catch on or failed miserably. Evan Amos has devoted himself to cataloging them all. Read More >>

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Wow, This Beautiful Time Lapse Was Incredibly Created in GTA V

It's official. Living in the world of GTA is way better than living in real life. Hell, the only thing real life had on being a criminal in Los Santos was gaspingly beautiful time lapse videos that would pop up every and now again to capture your attention and make you wonder why you can't see the world like that every day. No more. Here's a time lapse video created in the world of GTA V. It's perfect. Read More >>

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Liverpool Armed Siege Caused by Video Game Light Gun Scare

The next time you're waving your light gun out the window in celebration of another 1,000 zombie headshots in House of the Dead, spare a thought for your distressed neighbours peering through the curtains -- you may look like a crazed gunman. Read More >>

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