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Play 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for Free by Beta Testing Google's Cloud Streaming Service

Rumors of Google’s entry into the game-streaming space have circulated for ages, but today those rumors were finally confirmed when the company announced it will be teaming up with game publishers for its newly announced Project Stream service. Project Stream will allow users to play fully-fledged console and PC games…

Where to Buy PlayStation's Limited-Edition Console Tonight Where to Buy PlayStation's Limited-Edition Console Tonight

Sony is celebrating its sale of 500 million PlayStation systems with a new limited-edition console featuring 2TB of space and a translucent blue shell. Only 50,000 of the units will be sold worldwide, with orders officially starting tomorrow, August 24th.

How to Win at Pinball

Pinball was once outlawed, Prohibition-style, as a gambling game. The New York City police commissioner went around bashing pinball machines for photo ops. And if you play it the amateur way, only trying to keep the ball from falling off the board, then you might also think pinball is a random game that gets boring…

Donate Your Old Video Games to the Library  Donate Your Old Video Games to the Library 

When you tire of shooting doomsday preppers in Far Cry 5, instead of reselling the game for a mere fraction of what you paid or letting it collect dust in your garage for the next 26 years, why not make a bored kid’s day by donating it to your local library? In Reddit’s Gaming community, digital_russ shared how he did…

How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone

Last week, Epic Games announced it was bringing Fortnite to Android, making it first available exclusively for Samsung users. That exclusivity was only supposed to last for “a few days” and it looks like now the beta is starting to open up for non-Samsung users as well.

Be Warned About Unpleasant Scenes in Entertainment With ‘Does the Dog Die?’  Be Warned About Unpleasant Scenes in Entertainment With ‘Does the Dog Die?’ 

You’re excited for a new HBO show, but the trailers look pretty violent. You can stand some fighting, but you really hate torture scenes. Or you hate puke shots. Or you need to avoid strobe effects. Or your actual dog just died, and you’d rather not be reminded by a movie. Look up the title on Does the Dog Die?, a…

NES Isn't Pronounced 'N.E.S.' NES Isn't Pronounced 'N.E.S.'

Words are pronounced however people pronounce them, and to insist otherwise is to fight a losing battle. This is why “giff” and “jiff” are equally valid. But for those who care, according to a new Nintendo 3DS game, NES (the classic Nintendo Entertainment System) is pronounced “ness.”

The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go for the Nintendo Switch and its ability to interact with Pokémon GO, players are returning to the mobile game en masse. If you’re trying to get back into the game, here’s a trick for leveling up fast and catching up to those who never quit.

Discover How Much Money You've Spent on Steam With This Tool Discover How Much Money You've Spent on Steam With This Tool

Ever wonder how much money you’ve blown on Steam games over the years? You might not want to really know, but you’re probably curious. And now thanks to Valve’s “External Funds Used” tracker, you can finally get a sense of the long-term damage Steam has done to your financial health. Just click on that link,…

I'm Patrick Moberg, Creator of Dots and Two Dots, and This Is How I Work I'm Patrick Moberg, Creator of Dots and Two Dots, and This Is How I Work

Patrick Moberg has wasted hours of your life, or of the life of someone next to you in a waiting room. His studio Dots created the beautiful and addictive mobile game Dots (the thinking person’s Candy Crush), and its sequels Two Dots and Dots & Co, all of which are on millions of phones. We talked to him about the…

Win Mario Kart by Using Data Science to Choose Your Character Win Mario Kart by Using Data Science to Choose Your Character

One night at my church youth group, I thought I played the best game of Mario Kart in my life. Somehow the controller perfectly interpreted my moves better than it usually did—I wasn’t crashing or going the wrong way at all! At the end, I realized I had actually been watching my opponent’s screen, and I’d never caught…

Instead of Buying Bitcoin, Play This Bitcoin Trading Game Instead of Buying Bitcoin, Play This Bitcoin Trading Game

I’ve lost over $300,000 worth of bitcoin so far. Now’s the bit where I’m supposed to tell you it’s all fake, and I only lost it in the cryptocurrency trading simulation game Bitcoin Flip. But no, I actually bought $400 worth of bitcoin back when it was cheap, then left it in the hands of the Mt. Gox online exchange,…

Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff

Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what not to buy then it is about squirreling cash away. If you’re an impulsive shopper like me, that can be a problem. That’s why I recommend you shop at one particular store before all the others: your own.

Can the Nintendo Labo Turn Your Kid Into a Maker? Can the Nintendo Labo Turn Your Kid Into a Maker?

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.”

How to Get Your Clingy Significant Other to Give You Some Alone Time How to Get Your Clingy Significant Other to Give You Some Alone Time

This week we have a newlywed woman who’s desperate to get some time to herself. Is there a way for her to ask her husband to leave her alone? Will her husband finally let her get her game on in peace?

How to Keep Track of All Your Steam Games How to Keep Track of All Your Steam Games

Having too many games is a great problem to have. And it’s great that you’ve been taking advantage of Steam sales, packaged promotions, and possibly a tax refund or two to buy tons of games on the digital distribution platform. Only now, you realize the unintended effects of your buying binges. You have no idea how to…

How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone

Playing Fortnite is a lot of fun when you aren’t getting filled with holes or kissing other players’ Infinity Gauntlets. Looking for weapons? Exciting. Chopping down trees? Soothing, in a Ron Swanson-like way. Scavenging for items across the map? Just think of how much fun they’ll be to not use when another player…

Where to Waste Time Online Where to Waste Time Online

Where do you go to waste time on the internet? Facebook and Twitter, the usual default answers, are exhausting. Scrolling through them feels like work. “I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore,” says Dan Nosowitz in the internet-culture blog Select All. We agree with him that it’s way too easy to get…

Play Mario Kart in Your Browser With This CSS Clone (Updated)

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's Tips for Getting Kids Excited About Science  Bill Nye's Tips for Getting Kids Excited About Science 

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…

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