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  • Opinion: This custom-designed Portal-themed bedroom would make Chell proud

    Video game-themed bedrooms are nothing new, but this one really caught our attention. Lauren, a self-described "accountant/painter/gamer/adrenaline junkie/nerd/everything enthusiast" was not content with her bland apartment, and having just completed Portal 2, the discovery of the infinity mirror was enough to convince her to design a Portal-themed room.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: You've got a job to do

    Games are often about escape, about trying to get away from life for a few hours to enjoy yourself in a fantasy world, but this week we've got games about work. Sometimes it's a traditional job you've got to do and sometimes it's a job you could only get in games, but all of them ask you to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

  • Opinion: GeoGuessr lets you get lost in a foreign country without leaving home

    Unless you're in a movie, the chances of you suddenly waking up one day in a random part of the world are fairly low. But if you want to live out your fantasy of being completely and abruptly lost, GeoGuessr is the game for you.

  • Opinion: VRcade aims to be the world's first virtual reality arcade

    Turn a corner on the Internet and chances are you'll collide with some news about the Oculus Rift. Almost everyone seems to be working on some way to capitalize on this renewed love for virtual reality. As such, it was only a matter of time before someone (or a team of someones) took it into their heads to combine virtual reality with those coin-operated arcades your parents keep telling you about.

  • Opinion: 'Gaming in Color' hopes to document diversity in gaming

    These days, gamers are a diverse bunch, comprising people from all walks of life--a message that Gaming in Color (funding through May 11) is hoping to drive home.

  • Opinion: Mind is what matters when you arm-wrestle with WrestleBrainia

    Due to my intolerable addiction to the Internet, I'm pretty terrible at arm wrestling. Luckily, the cutting edge of neurogaming technology proves that science supports my decision to never work out.

  • Opinion: Researchers use Tetris to treat lazy eye, give patients an excuse to play a game

    As it turns out, the falling blocks of Tetris can double as a treatment for adult amblyopia, otherwise known as "lazy eye." Researchers at the McGill University of Montreal are testing the 80s puzzler as an alternative to using more conventional treatments for the disorder.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Dinosaurs, dolphins and unicorns

    Free Game Friday is no stranger to bizarre games, but this week's collection is maybe even stranger than usual. This week's collection of free games has you playing a music video with thousands of other people, fighting space squids and running around as a majestic unicorn.

  • Opinion: Have a dog laugh at you when you lose a ball in Duck Hunt Pinball

    Pinball is one of the very few games you can't play for real with a controller on a digital screen. Even with all the electronic counters, doohickeys, and bleeps emanating from the machine, it's still a game about the physics of a metal ball ricocheting around.

  • Opinion: Project Unity combines 15 retro consoles into one epic mashup system

    The master of gaming hardware moding, Bacteria has completed his ultimate retro console mod with his latest creation, named Project Unity. Incredibly, this box is a combination of 15 old-school consoles including the Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Neo Geo MVS, GameCube, Dreamcast, Saturn, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 7800, Turbografx 16, Playstation 2, NES, Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, and Amstrad GX4000. Play all the games?

  • Opinion: In defence of gaming

    As a relatively enthusiastic gamer, I'm often subjected to ridicule about time-wasting. What's more, despite the vast amounts of revenue that the gaming industry generates -- it's estimated to be worth $82 billion by 2017, according to research firm DFC Intelligence -- video games are still largely frowned upon by the mainstream press.

  • Opinion: This stop-motion Tetris game is made out of chalk and canvas

    If you thought Tetris can get tricky enough on a computer screen, imagine trying to play it in real life, with chalk.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Play as Tim Schafer

    This week's collection of free games lets you play your city as a video game, pilot a swarm of bees and even lets you live a day in the life of Double Fine founder Tim Schafer. Truly, games make whatever you can imagine possible. Sorry, did that sound sarcastic enough?

  • Opinion: What I'm Playing: On magic, mechanics, and musical hotel management

    The Other Brothers (iOS; $0.99)

  • Opinion: This DOS emulator brings your favorite classic games to the Raspberry Pi

    The magnificent Raspberry Pi mini-computer has inspired a lot of geeks to come up with practical and interesting uses, many of which take us back to yesteryear to relive nerd fantasies of the past.

  • Opinion: Don't like Excel? This spreadsheet-based RPG might change your mind

    A lot of us buy into the cliché that accountants are boring and uncreative, but Cary Walkin has shown us how assumptions make an ass out of "u" and me.

  • Opinion: Angry Birds for Pokki lets you play the Chrome version on your desktop

    While known best for its mobile versions, Angry Birds is also available for Windows, but with its 50MB+ installer, a lengthy installation process, and a full-screen game that's hard even for medium-strength computers to haul, Angry Birds for Windows is not the best choice if you want to actually enjoy the game. Angry Birds for Pokki, however, is a delightful discovery, bringing the Angry Birds Chrome experience right to your desktop.

  • Opinion: Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

    I mentioned this JC2-MP six months ago when it was first generating some popularity in the PC gaming world. It was chaotic, buggy and a ton of fun. If you own Just Cause 2 (which is ridiculously cheap on most digital distribution platforms, including Steam) you need to play this mod. The fun factor of your weekend depends on it.

  • Opinion: The final verdict on Microsoft Kinect

    Two years into its lifecycle, PC World looks at what the Xbox 360 motion controller has achieved

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Weird platformers and 8-bit westerns

    In this week's collection of free games we've got two weird platformers that make you think before you jump. But first, we've got an epic western game that'll keep you busy all weekend.

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