For $1,200, two handguns sculpted out of dead cats' bones

Who remembers that disgusting bone pistol from David Cronenberg's eXistenZ ? If you're in the market for something similar, New Zealand artist Bruce Mahalski and jeweler Vaune Mason are offering a duo of bone pistols for the starting price of $1,500 New Zealand Dollars (a smidge over $1,200 American dollars): » 9/25/12 3:55pm 9/25/12 3:55pm

10 awesome science fiction stories for gamers

Ever since ET for the Atari 2600 wowed gamers worldwide, science fiction and video games have been natural bedfellows. Here are 10 great scifi tales that embrace the aesthetics, technology, and popular tropes of the gaming world. » 8/28/10 9:05pm 8/28/10 9:05pm

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning novel popularized so many ubiquitous scifi…

6 More Heroes Who Might Still Be Trapped In Virtual Reality

Yesterday, we looked at six characters who seemingly managed to escape virtual prisons. Now, we'll make it an even dozen as we examine another sextet of science fiction heroes that may or may not still be stuck inside their own minds. Spoilers! » 6/06/09 2:00pm 6/06/09 2:00pm

Getting a Spinal Implant in a Gas Station Just to Play a Videogame

The movie eXistenZ is many things: a commentary on videogame madness, a chance to see Jennifer Jason Leigh caress a nipple-covered biological game controller, and a seriously weird "what is real" tale that doesn't always work. It's one of David "The Fly" Cronenberg's lesser films for a good reason. And yet there are… » 4/11/08 7:16pm 4/11/08 7:16pm

Eight of the Oddest Inspirations for the Coolest Science Fiction…

Some of the most awesome science fiction machines ever conceived for film, like the turbo-tank AT-ATs from Empire Strikes Back, were inspired by things the concept designers saw every day. You may already know that George Lucas was allegedly inspired to create the AT-ATs by these cargo lifters at the Port of Oakland » 3/13/08 12:41pm 3/13/08 12:41pm