Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 10 July 2014

We are not kidding. A private university in Chicago has been dangling scholarships that are worth up to US$19,000 per student at avid players of League of Legends. The video game has quickly become one of the most fiercely battled amongst organized team competitions. 

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How gamers have saved the world from destruction in video games

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 14 February 2014

Games Radar has a rocking Top 9 list of the times gamers have helped to avert doom in the world in, well, the world of video games. These outlandish game plots aren’t going to make it into the most illustrious history books — because, duh, they aren’t real — but we’re entertained all right. Who […]

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The best game ever? A goat simulator that let’s you live like a, well, goat!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 12 February 2014

This is it, guys, this is it! The video game that we’ve all been waiting for: a simulator that lets you live the life of a goat. Created for the recent Global Game Jam, ‘Goat Simulator’ puts you in the shoes of a goat by letting you headbutt things with your horn, as well as […]

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Blindside: The video game you’ll hear but never see

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 19 December 2013

Ready for a new kind of video game? Blindside is a little different to current games because this one is an audio-only adventure game, set in a ‘fully-immersive 3D world you’ll never see.’ Say what? Just put on your headphones, close your eyes and explore the darkness. Basically this is the gist of the game: […]

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True love: a World of Warcraft-themed wedding

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 22 November 2013

How would you know if the girl you’re going to marry really is The One? When you ask her if you guys can have a World of Warcraft-themed wedding, and she says yes, then she’s The One. Never let her go, you lucky man, never let her go! In their prenuptial photo shoot, Craig and Zoe dressed up as World of Warcraft characters, King Varien Wrynn and Tyrande Whisperwind, respectively.

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Dead End Thrills: Beautiful snapshots of video games

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 19 October 2013

Remember the days when video games characters and their surroundings looked like LEGO blocks? That tells us two things: 1. Your age and how old you’re getting 2. Gaming technology has truly come a long way. The environments and characters we see in current video games are a thing to behold. The stunning landscapes we […]

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Nesting dolls inspired by video game characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 30 September 2013

A Nesting Doll, also known as a Matryoshka Doll or Babushka Doll, refers to a set of dolls decreasing in size placed one inside the other. Usually, dolls carry a certain theme such as politics, family, fairy tales, and so on.

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Mario Question Mark Block Lamp

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Sunday 22 September 2013

Those of us who grew up on classic Mario games all probably fantasize about killing evil plants, jumping on magic mushrooms, and head-butting question mark blocks. And now we can bring a bit of the Mario Land world into everyday life. Mario Question Mark Block Lamp is a beautifully crafted light fixture that’s sure delight all audiences. […]

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Nostalgic video game inspires poster design

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 19 September 2013

If you’re old enough to remember the original NES, it’s fair to say you had a pretty good childhood. That old console that churned up 8-bit images brought joy to many kids back then, is now up there in console heaven. But here’s a poster from Pop Chart Labs commemorating all 700 games made for the system.

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Game of Thrones 8-bit video game

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Heads must roll for the painful and life-changing event that is The Red Wedding. We all know what we want: vengeance. While we wait for the next season of Game of Thrones, we can take justice into our own hands with this 8-bit game by Spanish artist, Abe Alves. Take control of John Snow, Daenerys […]

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Frogger game for Google Glass makes you hop in real life

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Friday 30 August 2013

Need a good laugh? Then watch this video of a nerdy man playing the all new GlassFrogger game. It’s the original Frogger but with a twist. To jump the obstacles on screen, the player has to jump them in real life. What does that mean for the rest of us who still can’t afford to buy […]

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Will Love Tear Us Apart: a video game for Joy Division lovers

Erin Emocling Contributor

By Erin Emocling in New Trends on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Launched a couple of months ago, Will Love Tear Us Apart is a free-to-play browser game, loosely based on Joy Division’s hit track, Love Will Tear Us Apart. This black and white video game by Mighty Box takes its users to a depressive and turbulent world of romance. It minces all the song’s verses into confusing and […]

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Mandarake: a hideout for anime and manga fans

Dirty Robot Reader Find

By Dirty Robot in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

If you love cool toys, anime, manga and video-games, then look no further than Mandarake. It has it all and is pretty much the first point of call to find certain things that are no longer available, or if you just generally want something fresh. The love I have for this shop is just too […]

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Live your life as a sci-fi video game? You can with these decals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Yes, scifi video game geeks, your wish has come true. Now you can fix these decals — reminiscent of the thousands of doors you’ve passed in Half Life, BioShock and the such — on the doors or walls in your home to make it look like you’re really living in your second life. Comes in […]

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Hipster Zombies: an arcade action game

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 31 July 2013

We’ve had enough of hipsters and zombies, thank you very much. But shoot-’em-up arcade action game Hipster Zombies from Sharkbomb Studios comes with a pretty good dose of hipster-related humor. The premise is that hipsters have turned into zombies and you, hoodie-clad one who’s keeping it real, must fight back.

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