Secret origins aren't just for superheroes in need of a good backstory. Many of the most popular video games ever to find their way onto shelves have arrived with elements of their development that make a great product even more memorable. Whether it's surprising celebrity tie-ins or random discoveries that went on to define a franchise, these 11 games each have a “secret” origin that adds yet another footnote to the impressive place they hold in gaming history.... READ ON
Elevensanity continues! Next up on our lists of 11 for the 11th, we'll whet your appetite with a lunchtime list. ... READ ON
While plenty of people have geeky tee shirts, nerdy shoes are far less common—but shoes are great because, unlike tees, you can wear them day in and day out if you so please. If you’re ready to put your best geek foot forward, here are a few great shoe designs to get you started.... READ ON
With a new SimCity coming soon, let's look back at the Sim franchise.... READ ON
In late 2011, Andrew Gardikis set a record for a "speed run" on Super Mario Bros. -- this means he played through the entire game as quickly as possible (yes, he used the warp tubes). For that 2011 run, Gardikis calculated his time at 4:58.898, or just under five minutes (he's calculating down to the frame level).... READ ON
In video games, every violent gang and alien race in the known universe (this one and parallel) cannot stand human civilization. Have you ever wondered why, though? ... READ ON
The dot of the letter "i" is called a tittle.