Every parent has been there: It’s Saturday. It’s raining, snowing, or nuclear winter, and for whatever reason, your kid can’t play outside. Then junior hits you with that age-old kid lament: “I’m bored.”
Lightning bolts suck. Thankfully, the painstaking work of software engineer Stephen Cook doesn’t include any of these (cheater) tricks. In his simplified version of Mario Kart, which you can play right in your browser, you just have to worry about easy driving, not item management.
Bill Nye, the ‘90s television icon, the teacher who helped kid-me understand topics like buoyancy and momentum, the man whose mission it is to help make science more accessible to the masses, is back. (Not that he ever left—he’s always been really, really busy.) These days, Nye is teaming up with Nintendo to help…
Back in 2014, Google teamed up with Nintendo to hide Pokémon across Maps and it was surprisingly fun—paving the way for Pokémon Go. Now, the two companies are working together again to transform your turn-by-turn driving directions into a little homage to Mario Kart.
One of the most entertaining aspects of a game console is the ability to play with friends. Unfortunately, some major game companies make it difficult to find and add friends to your list of potential multiplayer buddies. If you’re using Nintendo’s Switch to interact with your gaming brethren, here’s how to get your…
Nearly every Nintendo Switch owner I’ve spoken to has professed their love for the portable console. And while its slick design allows for convenient local multiplayer using the pint-sized, removable Joy-Con controllers attached to either side, they’re not exactly comfortable to hold. Luckily, Nintendo’s latest 4.00…
When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were exploring mindfulness meditation, adding extra exercise into our days, and tweaking our entertainment habits.
When it comes to DIY game consoles, the Raspberry Pi is king, but it’s certainly not the only player in the game. BeagleBone is another cheap Linux board, and BES is an operating system that’ll cram in a bunch of emulators for an easy to make emulation machine.
Super Mario Run is finally available on iOS and it’s actually pretty good! Problem is, you can’t play it offline. If you’re a commuter hoping to nab some coins on the subway, this is the only way to play a little so far.
Without hearing a single note, you can probably hum the Super Mario Brothers or Legend of Zelda theme. Nintendo’s games have a rich musical history and this week’s playlist rounds up some of the best renditions.
The Nintendo 3DS and Sony PlayStation Vita have put amazing games in players’ hands over the last four or five years, but they each offer a very different experience. Both systems have matured and seen a lot of changes, and now that they’ve likely reached their final form, it’s time to compare the two.
If you want the nostalgia of an old-school NES with the quality and ease of an HDTV, an emulator can take you far. If you want a perfect NES experience, you’ll want to go with the Nestopia UE core in RetroArch.
Mac: OpenEmu is an all-in-one video game emulator where you can emulate your games, create collections, set up controllers, and plenty more.
Video game consoles aren't just for gaming. They also make great set-top boxes that stream video and music into our living rooms, and the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no different. Each console brings a little something different to the table, so now that they're both here, let's take a look at how they bring…
When you need to get up at night, it helps to have a little light so you don't stumble through the dark. If any light will do, why not make an awesome one out of an old NES controller?
Dealing with distracting coworkers is difficult no matter what, but this hack uses an old broken NES, an arduino, and some clever coding skills to put together a motion-activated countdown timer that lets coworkers who stop by your office, desk, or cubicle know in no uncertain terms how long they have to say what…
There's no shortage of creative enclosures for your Raspberry Pi. We've seen the tiny linux computer stuffed inside of a coffee table, a keyboard, and now, an original Game Boy!
Many people are rediscovering the consoles and games they spent so many hours playing and Nintendo systems are popular for modding to play multiple types of games. Console modding forum Made by Bacteria user Hailrazer combined several mods into an uber-GameCube that also plays N64 games.
Despite its shortcomings, the Nintendo Wii U brought about a fun new way to play games that combines a handheld personal screen with your television set. But chances are you've already got a smartphone and don't necessarily want to shell out another $300 or more for a console. The good news? You can get the Wii U…
This week we're realizing it doesn't matter if AT&T charges for 3G Facetime because you should just use Skype, that there are several ways to stop biting your nails (including an app), and that you can trick your Android into streaming music to another Android. Also, we're hacking a Nintendo DS.