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Target to Halt Pokémon Card Sales 'Out of an Abundance of Caution'

Though Target’s physical stores have been one of the few places that people could somewhat reliably secure Pokémon cards during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, collectors will soon have to look elsewhere to get their hands on the in-demand merch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, NFL, Nba, Pokemon, Mlb, Pokemon Company, Fads, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works, Role Playing Video Games, Fads And Trends, Video Game Controversies, Gameplay Of Pokemon, Trading Card


Revisiting Mass Effect After I Came Out: A Trip In and Out of the Closet

Video games give us a chance to live out fantasies beyond imagination—becoming magical heroes, traveling distant galaxies, owning a house. But they also give us a chance to see ourselves, exploring aspects we might not be as comfortable doing so in our real lives at a given moment. Mass Effect was one of those games…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Grand Theft Auto, RPG, Ashley Williams, Lucas, George, Sims, Windows Games, Kaiden, Turian, Steve Cortez, Mass Effect 3, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, Electronic Arts Games


Your Brain Deserves to Play Lovetris: a Soothing Version of Tetris That Always Gives You the Exact Piece You Need

A decade ago the world was cursed with a version of Tetris called Hatetris that frustrated players by delivering the worst possible tetromino piece imaginable. Eleven years and a pandemic later, we now have a version called Lovetris that does the exact opposite: dropping the exact piece a player needs to clear a line.Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Video Games, Tetris, Nintendo, Video Games Developed In Japan, Puzzle Video Games, Magical Tetris Challenge, Polyomino, Polyforms, Tetromino, Mathematical Games


Mass Effect Made Itself on Virmire

Eden Prime. Ilos. The Suicide Mission. The Battle of London. A small apartment with one hell of a party on the Citadel. There are many moments and places in the Mass Effect universe to turn to as some of the most memorable, definitive pieces of its story. But few can encapsulate what Mass Effect was, and what it would…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Video Games, RPG, Ashley Williams, Shepard, Mass Effect, Windows Games, Krogan, Fictional Characters, WREX, Mass Effect 3, Video Game Characters, Electronic Arts Games, Role Playing Video Games, Video Game Sequels


You Can Now Play Multiplayer Game Boy Tetris Across the Internet

The simple yet challenging game of Tetris helped make the original Game Boy a success, but the game was even better when played head-to-head against a friend using a link cable. Finding someone to play Game Boy Tetris with 30 years later isn’t as easy, so a clever hacker has upgraded the handheld with online…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Sports, Tetris, Nintendo, Github, Video Gaming, Stacksmashing, Video Games Developed In Japan, Technology Internet, Magical Tetris Challenge, Tetris Worlds


Why Mortal Kombat's Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rain, Duracell, New Line Cinema, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Todd Garner, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture, Mythopoeia, Entertainment Culture


Why Mortal Kombat Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rain, Duracell, New Line Cinema, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Todd Garner, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture, Mythopoeia, Entertainment Culture


The Last of Us HBO Adaptation Adds New Directors

HBO’s video game adaptation of Sony Computer Entertainment game The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, has just hired two new behind-the-scenes creatives.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Video Games, Emmy, Sony Computer Entertainment, Joel, Aida, Ellie, Pedro Pascal, Human Interest, Ali Abbasi, The Last of Us, Bella Ramsey, Kantemir Balagov, Quo Vadis, Beanpole


Mortal Kombat Had a 'Fight Plan' to Make Sure the Action Was Balanced

One of the most impressive things about Mortal Kombat is how each fight means something. When things get cooking in the second half of the film, everything that’s happened before gives each one of the various showdowns some sort of personal stakes—that’s what makes those fights shine even beyond special effects and…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Video Games, Scorpion, Arcade Games, Sub Zero, McQuaid, Jax, Dave Callaham, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Joe Taslim, Fictional Characters, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, DOS games


The Trailer for Werewolves Within Makes It Look Like a Clawfully Fun Flick

You know what’s worse than a werewolf? A secret werewolf. That the sort of monster that can tear a community apart—unless Veep’s Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub (our would-be Squirrel Girl) can hold it together while searching for the hidden, furry killer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Films, Josh Ruben, Cheyenne Jackson, Rebecca Henderson, Werewolf, Sam Richardson, Michaela Watkins, Werewolves Within, Milana Vayntrub, Glenn Fleshler, Harvey Guillen, Mishna Wolff, Creative Works


You Can Link These Miniature Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinets for Head-to-Head Multiplayer

Miniature video game cabinets scratch a nostalgic itch for ‘80s kids who miss their favorite childhood arcades, but their compact size often means they’re single-player only. My Arcade’s new Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Micro Player solves that with the option of linking a pair of tiny arcades using a cable so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Street Fighter, Arcade Games, Arcade Cabinet, Street Fighter II, Video game platforms, DOS games, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works, Video Game Sequels, Technology Internet, Zx Spectrum Games


Dash Rendar Makes a Friend in This Look Inside a New Star Wars Anthology

For years, Star Wars Insider has been home to more than just journalism and criticism about the ins and outs of the galaxy far, far away, but original fiction spanning everything from the highs of the old Expanded Universe to the recent launch of The High Republic. A new anthology is gathering some of its classics,…Read more...
Tags: Droid, Science, Video Games, Darth Vader, Dash, Greg, Dey, Brian Rood, Windows Games, Joe Corroney, Fictional Characters, Matthew Stover, Paul S Kemp, Outrider, Jason Fry, Michael Reaves


Leaked HTC Vive Air Concept Would Solve a Major Problem With VR Fitness

VR fitness is the future, baby! But there’s one major problem: sweat. As fun as fitness games can be, it’s less fun if sweat keeps trickling into your eyeball during an intense session, and properly cleaning a headset afterward can be annoying. All this makes the leaked HTC Vive Air intriguing Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Htc, Htc Vive, Htc Corporation, Components, Virtual Reality Headset, Valve Corporation, Windows Games, Virtual Reality Games, Computer Peripherals, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation, Htc Re


Mortal Kombat's Stars Believe the Film's Diversity Gives It Added Resonance

Though Mortal Kombat is an action-packed adaptation of a hit video game, releasing it right now may wind up meaning a little something extra. The film is filled with actors from all walks of life, but many of are of Asian descent. In a time when violence against AAPI community is at the forefront of public discussion…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Video Games, Arcade Games, Sub Zero, Jax, Cole Young, Deadpool 2, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Joe Taslim, Lewis Tan, Wu Assassins, DOS games, Video Game Characters, Creative Works


Hacking the Game Boy's Multiplayer Randomizer Creates the Perfect Version of Tetris

Do you remember the thrill of getting two straight line pieces in a row while playing Game Boy Tetris? It made you feel like running out and buying a lottery ticket. Now imagine the feeling if Tetris served up a never-ending buffet of just straight line pieces—this could be the greatest video game hack of all time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Tetris, Nintendo, Video Gaming, Video Games Developed In Japan, Technology Internet, Magical Tetris Challenge, Tetris Worlds, Game Link Cable






Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game

A few weeks back, during a particularly unremarkable late night of insomnia-fueled doomscrolling, a notification slid its way onto my phone’s screen that quickened my pulse and dilated my pupils. For the next few minutes or so—there was no way to be sure for how long—the long out-of-stock Pokémon cards that I, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ebay, Walmart, Best Buy, Nintendo, Pokemon, Mcdonalds, Twitch, Toys R US, Target, Daniel, Pikachu, Ash Ketchum, Charmander, Fictional Characters


The 10 Best Deals of April 6, 2021

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Ipad, Science, Video Games, Newegg, Intel, Tetris, Best Buy, Chromebook, Nintendo, Ubisoft, M1, Ny Times, Nintendo DS, Jordan McMahon




This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming. This is not art: It’s an aerial view of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Environment, Bolivia, Countries, Jackson Pollock, Parts, Plastic Pollution, Oruro Bolivia, Mark Rothko, Limbert, Video Gaming, Uru, Disaster Accident, Oruro Department, Desaguadero River


Even Atari's Reanimated Corpse Is Getting in on the NFT Grift

Let me start right off the bat with the disclaimer that this is not an April Fool’s joke. Atari, or rather, the corporate entity that now runs the shell of the beleaguered video game company, has jumped on the non-fungible token hype train to shamelessly cash in on that arcade nostalgia. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ebay, Mobile Games, Atari, Pong, Arcade Games, NFT, Andy Capp, Windows Games, Atari Games, Centipede, Video Game Publishers, Video game platforms, Video game companies, Dona Bailey


Banjo-Kazooie and Fable 2 Are Available on Xbox's Cloud Gaming Service, and I'm Stoked

Xbox announced this morning that 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on its cloud gaming service. Anyone with an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can play well-loved classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Fable 2, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind as of today.Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox 360, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Rare, Ps3, Bethesda, Banjo, PS2, Video Gaming, Morrowind


Chinese Police Bust Alleged $76 Million Video Game Cheating Ring, Seize Millions in Assets

The saying goes, “Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win,” but that’s apparently not the case. Police in Kunshan, China, say that a video game cheating ring pulled in an astonishing $76 million in subscription fees before a recent bust, the BBC reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Bbc, Tencent, Cheats, Rss, Deception, Cheaters, Kunshan China, Playerunknowns Battlegrounds, Creative Works, Companies Of China, Cheating In Casinos, Cheating In Video Games, Cheating In Poker






So-Called Pirates Are Doing The Work When Publishers Fail To Preserve Their Games

Yesterday, TheGamer reported that Sony has plans to shut down the online PS3, PS Vita, and PSP stores that service those older consoles. While this has yet to be confirmed, and Sony has not responded to Kotaku’s request for comment, the internet discourse around this potentially troubling news immediately began to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Playstation, Computing, Sony, Nintendo, PlayStation Vita, Grand Theft Auto, Warner Bros, Doom, Ps3, Video Game, PS Vita, Pc Game, Activision









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