Building guns out of Lego is as old as the plastic bricks themselves. But Lego fanatic Zazi Nombies is particularly good at it.
The YouTube user recently has been creating weapons that feature in Call of Duty: Ghosts in response to fan requests.
Die-hard "Star Trek" fans may remember the franchise's very first game released in 1979, called Phaser Strike, for Milton Bradley's Microvision. Though a far cry from any modern conception of gaming, Phaser Strike still retains the intrinsic relationship with the 1960s "Star Trek" and its vision of the far-off future, now ripe for nostalgia for everything from the early days of television to science fiction's steady influence on pop culture.
Thirty-four years later, "Star Trek" is returning to its retro roots -- though with a bit of a technological upgrade -- with Trexels. The new video game venture will debut on the App Store Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT (Thursday at 12 a.m. ET) in the form of a $2.99 iOS game for iPhone and iPad. Equipped with an 8-bit art style and a time-shifting plot line, Trexels mashes up the series' later characters from "The Next Generation" with those of the original crew. … Read more
Branded mobile games have become a common marketing tactic for companies. Pop Secret and its Poptopia game is no different in this regard. However, Pop Secret took it a step further and created a device called the Pop Dongle to work with its game.
The dongle, designed by the innovation studio Deeplocal, plugs into the audio-out port of your iOS device and emits a popcorn smell as you play the game. Each dongle contains enough popcorn juice to spray 500 to 1,000 times. Pop Secret is billing it as "the first-ever scented mobile gaming experience."… Read more
Ever catch yourself drumming on your legs? DrumPants, a wearable musical kit that launched a Kickstarter push Monday, turns your gams into a full band with 100-plus sounds.
We probably don't need to point out that the product also invites a whole host of brilliant infantile jokes, which we'll get out of the way up front (these are just a few of the more printable ones courtesy of CNET copy editors Jeff Sparkman and Kelsey Adams): … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A one-stop shop for cheating is now available for students on the iPhone.
- Teen pays $735 for photo of Xbox One on eBay.
- PS4 crushes Xbox One on eBay during respective launch weeks, data shows.
- 4chan backwards-compatibility prank bricks Xbox One.
The National Security Agency, along with its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, has taken to video games to spy on alleged terrorists, according to a new report.
The Guardian reported on Monday that leaked documents obtained from Edward Snowden show that the NSA several years ago determined that online games could be a breeding ground for terrorist activity. In response, the US and UK set out a plan to monitor activity on popular games, World of Warcraft and Second Life. Xbox Live gaming was also targeted in that effort.… Read more
Does your iPhone case merely protect your iPhone? Bo-ring!
Why not spruce things up a bit with a case that combines protection with festive, blinky coolness? That's the idea behind this line of VanD flashing iPhone cases.
Available in a variety of styles for iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 5C, the LED Cover Flashing Clear Case offers a seemingly transparent protective shell for your handset.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Hey look, a real-life "Serendipity" story!
- Forget about ordering pizza delivery -- now you can 3D-print a pie at home.
- NASA funds attempt at 3D food printer for pizza.
- Brightest Flashlight Android app slammed for lying to users.
- Yes, those free health apps are sharing your data with other companies.
- Want to text and walk? New cell phone says no.