He Played Missile Command for Nearly Three Consecutive Days

Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was. » 12/30/13 3:57pm 12/30/13 3:57pm

What is "space roar"?

In space, no one can hear you scream. Probably because space itself can scream louder than you can. In 2006, NASA found something called "space roar" — it's a sound that is six times louder than anything that anyone was expecting, and it's clearly covering something up. » 2/26/13 8:40am 2/26/13 8:40am

Where abandoned arcade video game cabinets go to die

If you're a fan of upright arcade cabinets, you may want to avert your eyes. Photographer Thomas Schultz documents the dust gathering and decay of a handful of abandoned classic games, including Atari's Star Wars and Sega's Zaxxon. » 11/17/12 11:30am 11/17/12 11:30am

10 Fun Ways to Euthanize Yourself

Suppose you've been given a few weeks to live, but you've decided you don't want to spend your last days in a hospital bed. What if you decide, "Today is a good day to die," in a suitably stentorian Klingon voice? And you want a method of self-annihilation that's both interesting and nearly pain-free? » 7/02/12 10:16am 7/02/12 10:16am

Enjoy Arcade Style Ghostbusting with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime

The new Ghostbusters game available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC is a fun arcade-style shooter that lets you bust plenty of ghosts with your friends. Don't expect too much depth or variety for your $10 though. » 4/06/11 1:30pm 4/06/11 1:30pm

The Alien Killing Video Game That Makes You Long for the 80s

The year: 1987. The place: a local bowling alley's arcade room. The target: an oddly shaped cabinet in the far corner of the smoky, strobing game area, where three surly teenagers were hunched over the control panel, forearms twitching as they blasted their way through room after room of slimy aliens. I nervously… » 11/26/08 8:20am 11/26/08 8:20am

You Can Only Delay, Never Stop, The Space Invaders

It's been 30 years since Space Invaders started, but the game is making a huge comeback. This year we'll see both Space Invaders Extreme for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable, as well as Space Invaders Get Even on the Wii, which lets you take control of the invading aliens and have them smash up cities. Like a… » 3/11/08 11:40am 3/11/08 11:40am

A Brief History Of Star Wars Video Games

With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed coming out later this year, it's a perfect time to look at the history of LucasArts video games. Unfortunately, the long road of Star Wars tie-in games hasn't always been pretty. We've come a long way since the old 8-bit games of 1983, and here are some of the high and low points of… » 3/07/08 5:20pm 3/07/08 5:20pm