If you were in college in 2007, chances are the coolest place to hang out in your dorm was whoever’s room had Guitar Hero or Rock Band. From 2006 to 2009, the entire nation was in the throes of a rhythm game revolution. But as quickly as the games took over living rooms across America, they fell off the map in 2011, victims of over-saturation, a recession, and expensive peripherals. Now, Harmonix, the Cambridge-based company that started it all, is getting the band back together. More
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On Tuesday, the National Musuem of Play, the museum that holds the National Toy Hall of Fame announced the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact of games from Pong to Grand Theft Auto III on our national culture. More
One of the great ’80s video game classics is making its move to a modern console: “Duck Hunt,” a wildly popular game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), will be offered on the Wii U. More
When the Patriots travel to MetLife Stadium this Sunday to play the New York Jets, they’ll likely face off against quarterback Geno Smith, not former star QB turned backup Michael Vick. Nevertheless, TMZ Sports caught up with Vick earlier this week, and Vick admitted he likes playing as Tom Brady when he plays videogames like “Madden NFL 15.” More
On Nov. 25, local video game developer, Dejobaan Games, announced that all accredited academic institutions will receive 25 free downloads of their game, Elegy for a Dead World. More
With the nation in full freakout mode now that a case of Ebola has been confirmed on US soil, sleazy opportunists are cashing in on the hype, including the makers of one mobile game that lets users play as the virus itself, with the goal of wiping out humanity.
Hollywood’s creative bankruptcy and strange fixation on film adaptations of children’s toys has reached its nadir: Threshold Entertainment announced exclusively to the Wall Street Journal that they are teaming up with The Tetris Company to make a “very big, epic sci-fi movie” based on the timeless video game.
In a growing trend, the music and gaming worlds have joined forces to create interactive gaming music videos. Sounds like the perfect combination, right? Who wouldn’t want to listen to their favorite artist while playing along to an old school, arcade-style video game? Below are three music-inspired video games guaranteed to successfully waste your time. More