A compilation of classic arcade deaths, arranged to an 8-bit-style cover of "Mad World".
Starting with 1973's Maze War and ending with 2013's Battlefield 4, 4096's journey through decades of first-person shooters is a delight of cunning transitions and perfect selections. Here's the full list of picks, for those curious. READ THE REST
Mike Ando and Meka Made baked and decorated a cake of Myst Island from the eponymous 1993 game by Rand and Robyn Miller, et al. A detailed after-action report is at Ando's website—the best part about it is that it's a cross-section, so you can see the hidden unground parts of the age that Catherine… READ THE REST
A paper out of Oxford University, "Video game play is positively correlated with well-being", reports that playing video games makes you happy. The study tracked 518 players of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and 2,756 players of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Key findings include: • Actual amount of time spent playing was a small… READ THE REST
Shopping for quality audio earbuds and headphones on a budget is frustrating, to say the least. With so many brands and models out there, it's tough to know which ones are worth your time and money. So before the holiday hype gets put into overdrive, we pulled together a few dozen quality wireless earbuds and… READ THE REST
Calling all caffeine addicts! There's no reason to pin all your hopes on Black Friday for your new coffee gadget fix. As part of the Boing Boing Store's Pre-Black Friday Sale, you can score a great deal right now on one of more than a dozen different coffee and espresso makers by top brands. With… READ THE REST
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help us MacGuyver our way out of any sticky situation. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fight against COVID. KeySmart has… READ THE REST