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Entirely shot on a RED camera for a USC graduate thesis, Turbo is a high-adrenaline 20-minute short featuring Hugo Park (Justin Chon, Twilight), a misspent youth whose only outlet for angst is a 4D fighting video game called “Super Turbo Arena”. Check out the official trailer below. [Via Gizmodo]
World of Warcraft: Because $15 per month is a really small price to pay to keep your son’s virginity!
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] We learned six years ago that computer games can drastically improve visual skills; compared with non-gamers, test subjects who played games like Grand Theft Auto routinely performed much better on a battery of visual tests. Though interestingly, the effect only comes from games that require you to shift focus, […]
If you asked 100 adults which question they’d most like to ask an astronaut, probably 95% of the responses would involve bodily functions. But American children have a different question: Do astronauts play video games in space? That was the first question asked by a group of schoolchildren who joined Barack Obama for a live […]
It’s been a badly kept secret, but the games-playing world now has the first official confirmation that there will be a DJ-based spinoff from the Guitar Hero franchise. The game’s site has just launched, though it doesn’t tell us anything other than that it will be available for X-Box, Playstation and Wii. The game will […]
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you much about this short film because there’s almost no details around. The only thing I know is that, just like Escape From City 17, this is another amateur-made half-life 2 inspired flick that looks pretty darn promising. Enjoy!
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] My iPhone says I’ve died of dysentery. Though somehow, the fact that it comes from a cute little cartoon makes the blow a little easier to take than back in a computer lab twenty years ago with the green-and-black pixels of the original Oregon Trail. Last week, Oregon Trail […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Whatever your opinion of the Wii as a gaming platform, one thing is for sure: it’s a lot more interesting to watch someone else playing a Wii than the more traditional videogame consoles. Not since the invention of the home DDR mat has there been such opportunity for spectator […]
If you’re the kind of person who has trouble solving a Rubik’s Cute, then the following will probably turn you quite mad. The Petaminx is a face turning dodecahedral puzzle with 4 slices per face. It was completely custom-made by Jason Smith of PuzzleForge.com, who will be putting it for auction later this week on […]
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Researchers at Oxford University have found that playing the Tetris computer game after experiencing a traumatic event can lower the number of flashbacks the subject experiences later on: The Oxford team showed a film to 40 healthy volunteers that included traumatic images of injury from a variety of sources, including adverts highlighting the dangers of […]