I love computer games but don't have time to plow through countless hours of padded-out nonsense. As I've enjoyed several of the picks in Joshua Rivera's roundup of 21 games you can finish in 6 hours or less, I'll surely be hitting the rest too! Pictured above is Campo Santo's Firewatch, worthy of two plays through to catch any backstory you missed the first time.
Software engineer Greg Cannon built an artificial intelligence that plays NES Tetris. In the video above, the AI, named StackedRabbit, tears through 237 levels, scoring 102 million points and revealing the wild color palettes, bugs, and glitches, before finally hitting the kill screen. (via Waxy) READ THE REST
The Video Game Soda Machine Project archives examples of vending machines and similar devices found in games. "The Video Game Soda Machine Project is my attempt to catalog screenshots of every soda vending machine that has ever appeared in a video game," writes Jess Morrissette, a Professor of Political Science and an amateur game developer.… READ THE REST
Annoyed with all the cheating going on in Counterstrike, ScriptKid made a fake cheating app. It looks like the real thing, but if you download it and run it, it won't help you win. It will punish you for the amusement of others. When a real cheater tries to use it, it backfires on them.… READ THE REST
If you're an at-home cook who is gearing up for all of the holiday cooking this season, you know the work that goes into making the dishes your family and friends love best. You also know there are some kitchen tasks that take forever to complete, and just aren't fun to do. The 3rd Generation… READ THE REST
The holiday season is upon us, which means we'll all be surrounded by friends and family cracking open ice-cold beverages to celebrate. This usually means the glassware will be brought out and washed over and over, or a thousand red cups will be floating around your home long after the party is over. However, now… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Who doesn't love getting an Apple product for the holidays? This year, you can put a smile on your face or a loved ones with these newly refurbished Apple products that… READ THE REST