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  1. Is ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Sexist? Is Link a Girl? A...

    Emily Yoshida

    "We compared the interactions of 34 rhesus monkeys, living within a 135 monkey troop, with human wheeled toys and plush toys. Male monkeys, like boys, showed consistent and strong preferences for wheeled toys, while female monkeys, like girls, s...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. Drake’s Not Letting You on His Team Just Because You Brough...

    Zach Dionne

    SNL's Vanessa Bayer has a YouTube show called Sound Advice. It's a little Between Two Ferns-ish, but without the bile or the ferns. Bayer plays a clueless media coach called Janessa Slater, whose services Aubrey D. Graham in no wa...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

    Blake J. Harris

    The following is an excerpt from Blake J. Harris's new book, Console Wars. It has been slightly modified for this publication. On September 23, 1889, just weeks before his thirtieth birthday, an entrepreneur named Fusajiro Yamauchi opened a...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Facebook Gets Into the Virtual Reality Visor Game With the $2 Bil...

    Molly Lambert

    In a surprise announcement yesterday, Facebook revealed it had purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus VR, Inc. for a cool two billion dollars. You know what's cooler than two billion dollars? A photo-realistic virtual reality e...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Reprinting the Legend

    Tevis Thompson

    Wind Waker ends bravely. For a series that is predicated on the eternal return of evil as well as its defeat, whose plot is always a restoration project for the old order, this is saying something. You don't play a Legend of Zelda game to find out wh...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  6. Seattle Mariners owner Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. He was 85.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  7. An Open Couch-Crashing Invitation to KG and Paul Pierce From a Br...

    Amos Barshad

    Dear Paul and Kevin, I can't even imagine how you're feeling this morning. The fact that Ainge went ahead and did it last night — blew up the Boston Celtics — is hard enough for a fan like me to stomach. Like any other C's partisan wit...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. Impossible Landscapes: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Thomas Was...

    Tevis Thompson

    Why do we still play 2-D platformers? Especially when so many other venerable video-game genres have fallen out of favor and become dependent on old-school curators? The platformer is, after all, a modest genre. Even its best games seem to spring mor...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. A Late Encounter With the Enemy: Etrian Odyssey IV, Fire Emblem: ...

    Tevis Thompson

    I used to love Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs). Phantasy Star II on the Sega Genesis was the first to completely possess me. Soon after, there was Lunar: The Silver Star, the Evangelion-inspired Xenogears, Final Fantasy IV and VI and VII. These w...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  10. Tech the halls with holiday gift ideas

    Katie Linendoll

    Unless you are Robert Griffin III, nobody wants another pair of socks for Christmas. From wireless recording ski goggles to a monthly mystery gift box from some big-name athletes, here are eight great (and last-minute!) ideas for the sports fans ...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  11. A Thanksgiving Weekend Gaming Relapse With 2 Chainz and Dikembe M...

    Rembert Browne

    It all started with computer games. Before I had my first console, a Nintendo that came bundled with the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge, I would spend hours in front of my mom's off-white cube of an Apple Classic, playing Treasure Mountain....

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  12. Nintendo exec talks all things Wii U

    Katie Linendoll

    At first, I didn't get where Nintendo was going with its new concept for the Wii U -- but now I'm hooked, and I have been up way too late since the Wii U arrived at my apartment. For more insight on the Wii U, I turned to Scott Moffitt, EVP of sa...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  13. Gabby Douglas goes for gold (coins)

    Katie Linendoll

    Gabby Douglas is still hunting gold, only this time it's the gold coins of "Super Mario Bros. 2." Next week, I'll be Tech'in In - my new athlete x technology video series - with the Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast at New York City's Nintendo World...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  14. 'FIFA 13' caters to all gamers on Wii U

    Jon Robinson

    With Nintendo finally announcing that the Wii U will ship in the U.S. on Nov. 18 ($299 basic, $349 deluxe), it's time to get down and dirty on the details for one of the most anticipated sports games for the new system, "FIFA 13." "There's definit...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. DJ Gallo's NBA Finals captions, Game 1

    DJ Gallo

    "You know, the boxer from 'Ready 2 Rumble' on Nintendo 64? No? Ah, never mind." "Mister, why are you wearing those glasses?" "I can't believe that lady thought I was LL Cool J." "OK. Let the seven-game one-on-one tournament begin." "...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  16. Infographic: How we play video games

    Zach McCann

    Throughout the last two decades, the power in video games has been passed around between Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Microsoft. And with the next generation of consoles right around the corner -- the Wii U comes out later this year, while the PS4 and Xb...

    Blog | June 13, 2012