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Is This a Long-Lost Prototype of the "Nintendo PlayStation?"

At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… » 7/03/15 6:30pm 7/03/15 6:30pm

How Dungeons And Dragons Shaped Some Of Your Favorite Authors

Junot Diaz was a Dungeon Master when he was young, and he now says that RPGs were “a sort of storytelling apprenticeship.” He “learned a lot of important essentials about storytelling, about giving the reader enough room to play.” China Miéville says a childhood playing RPGs gave him a “mania for cataloguing the… » 6/19/15 3:40pm 6/19/15 3:40pm

I Used The Final Oculus Rift. Here Are The Games Worth Playing.

I don’t know what the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost. The fact that it won’t come with its amazing motion controller makes me want to wait. But even with just an Xbox One gamepad, there are already mindblowing experiences to be had. Here are all of them. » 6/19/15 7:30am 6/19/15 7:30am

These Virtual Reality Experiences Make You Feel Like a Superhero

It’s Action Hero Week, which means we’re exploring how technology could give you superpowers. You know: exoskeletons, biohacking, cool stuff like that. Here’s a simpler idea: just strap on a virtual reality headset and feel like a hero without all the blood and sweat! » 5/15/15 11:26am 5/15/15 11:26am

In the Season Finale of Haphead, an Unexpected Twist


io9 is proud to be presenting the final episode of season 1 of Haphead, the series about gamers in a dystopian future Toronto. Maxine finally discovers how her father died — and it's a very interesting twist that I didn't see coming. Plus we get a peek into the future world of biohacking, which is damn cool. » 3/10/15 7:50pm 3/10/15 7:50pm

The Mystery Deepens, in the Latest Episode of Haphead

io9 is proud to be presenting weekly episodes of Haphead, the story of a gamer in dystopian future Toronto. In this week's episode, Maxine investigates the death of her father. Things start to get seriously disturbing, especially when she visits a mall that only allows people from the "right" income bracket. » 3/04/15 11:10pm 3/04/15 11:10pm

Amazon's Year-End Game Sale is Here to Save You From Holiday Boredom

If you're going to have some time off of work in the next few weeks, Amazon's having a nice sale on downloadable PC games to help keep you occupied. There will be more deals as the week progresses, but today's limited-time offers are listed below. [Amazon] » 12/22/14 9:45am 12/22/14 9:45am