The Clearly Dope

Oh god. I had no idea. I feel terrible.  [via]

Oh god. I had no idea. I feel terrible. 

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Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how you

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how you met your demise. Above is a new ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that features Randal Higgins, the imaginary cameraman behind the game’s “KillCam”. (Warning: There’s some strong language).

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The 20 games you shouldn't miss in 2014

Over the past year I played hundreds of amazing games across a wide spectrum of team sizes, budgets and ambitions. These exemplify the best that 2014 had to offer: interesting places to explore, im…

Over the past year I played hundreds of amazing games across a wide spectrum of team sizes, budgets and ambitions. Below are 20 games that exemplify the best that 2014 had to offer: interesting places to explore, important achievements, or just nice ideas executed simply. I hope you'll find them as surprising and delightful as I did.

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The Internet Arcade : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

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Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

Michael Friberg John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas and sat down at a video poker machine called the Game King. Six minutes later the purple light on t

Williams could see that Kane was wielding none of the array of cheating devices that casinos had confiscated from grifters over the years. He wasn't jamming a light wand in the machine's hopper or zapping the Game King with an electro­magnetic pulse. He was simply pressing the buttons. But he was winning far too much, too fast, to be relying on luck alone.

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LightBox | Time

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The Last of Us Remastered is a post-apocalyptic video game released earlier this year on PlayStation 4 with an in-game Photo Mode, which freezes the game and lets players shoot, edit and share photographs of their achievements. TIME assigned conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson to use the Photo Mode to document the game’s protagonists as they fight to survive in a zombie-infested world. Gilbertson writes about his experience.

Super Mean Mario

YouTuber Pastek pasted Super Mario into a bunch of FAIL videos. Video above, GIF below.

YouTuber Pastek pasted Super Mario into a bunch of FAIL videos

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Console Living Room: play many of your '70s and '80s console favorites online

The Internet Archive announced ‘Console Living Room,’ a collection of games for the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and a number of other great consoles of the day! Internet Archive’s Co…

The Internet Archive announced 'Console Living Room,' a collection of games for the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and a number of other great consoles of the day!

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Desert Bus: The Very Worst Video Game Ever Created

The game cannot be paused. The bus carries no virtual passengers to add human interest, and there is no traffic to negotiate. The only scenery is the odd sand-pocked rock or road sign. Players earn a single point for each eight-hour trip completed between the two cities, making a Desert Bus high score perhaps the most costly in gaming

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Gaming Faces Its Archenemy: Financial Reality

Video-game retail sales are faltering. Will Nintendo’s coming Wii U prove the industry’s salvation?

The Internet is doing to video games what it does to every industry: disrupting the old models, creating new ones and lowering the barriers to entry

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Caine's Arcade

I went to buy a door handle for my car, and met this 9 year old boy, who had spent his summer building this elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used…

LightBox | Time

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A youth wasted on video games unexpectedly paid off for me in an assignment to profile the old dogs behind the newest gaming company: Innovative Leisure

Warco, Shooter Game Replaces Player’s Gun with Journalist’s Camera

Record dramatic images of war, save them in-game, then edit the results into a compelling frontline TV news story. Beam the results to global audiences on the web. No two WARCO stories will ever be alike. It’s an edge-of-seat gaming experience – and a powerful entry-level training tool for future combat reporters. WARCO is perfectly timed to take advantage of the convergence of games and movies, journalism and online communities, in a world undergoing massive social, geo-political and technological change.

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The Evolution of Video Game Controllers Poster by Pop Chart Lab

The Evolution of Video Game Controllers by Pop Chart Lab, featuring "119 species and 11 genera over seven decades of gaming". This new "Deluxe Edition" is

The Evolution of Video Game Controllers by Pop Chart Lab, featuring “119 species and 11 genera over seven decades of gaming”.

Trailer for Zero Charisma - a movie about D&D players

[Video Link] Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews raised over $15k in preproduction costs on Indiegogo for their movie about Dungeons and Dragon players, called Zero Charisma. The trailer is funny! The…

Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews raised over $15k in preproduction costs on Indiegogo for their movie about Dungeons and Dragon players, called Zero Charisma.

FarmVillains

Steal someone else's game. Change its name. Make millions. Repeat.

In June 2009, Zynga came out with the app that would make it a household name among social-network users. While the company had already enjoyed some success with its earlier offerings, FarmVille was a blockbuster hit. But for those with eyes to see, it bore remarkable similarities to a precursor. That precursor, Farm Town, was developed by a little-known Florida company called Slashkey. It featured a number of clever gameplay mechanics, chief among them real-time crop growth that requires players to regularly return to the game to tend their farms. Zynga's version, launched months after Slashkey's, would likely be indistinguishable to most players.

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Imagine: Journalist for Nintendo DS

Start as a columnist for a local newspaper and end up as an international reporter, heading your own TV show Get your own press pass Have fun with the full range of journalists' accessories: notepad, handheld recorder, mic, camera Catch your first scoops by bike and end up travelling in style by helicopter!