A robot just pulled off the best possible move in the game of golf.
Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories.
Nineteen years ago today, IBM's Deep Blue computer made history by defeating reigning world chess champ Garry Kasparov.
Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as tribute to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many Bostonians were not super happy about it, and it's easy to see why. The prospect of footing the bill for a $4.5 billion party excites very few cities these days. Boston winning the games could be a major loss for…
Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and …
Everybody knows how to play Jenga, right? The word "Jenga" is Swahili for "build," and the purpose of the game is to pull a brick from the base of the structure and add it to the top without making the whole thing topple over.
Who's up for a rousing round of Name That Blue, the logo-color guessing game that only sounds dumb until you realize you've been playing it for 20 minutes?
Man who invented Whac-A-Mole blows up warehouse: No one was hurt in the Orlando explosion, which occurred where Aaron Fechter was working with an experimental fuel. [Miami New Times]
Can you clean 40 lines of Tetris in 19.68 seconds? I can't, but look at this guy breaking the 20-second barrier for the first time ever. The last time the world was so amazed was when Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. It's so freaking insane that this cat is freaking out.
Seemingly every goalie is either injured or terrible right now. It's a bad time to be a netminder. But not for Ilya Bryzgalov—he just discovered Angry Birds Star Wars.
The Vikings have not "changed" or "altered" their Norseman logo, or whatever other plebeian teams do. It has been "enhanced." Play with the slider above to see both the old and new logos.
Over at Google, today's interactive "Doodle" is a pop-a-shot basketball game. It's highly addictive. Our high score is 39, though we forgot to take a screenshot and nobody believes us. Try it out, and share your high score below, and the first person to say they broke 40, let's all call them a liar.
With the Olympics underway, so many nice folks—tourists, ticket scalpers, chemically enhanced athletes—will grace London. But so will unpleasant people, like the so-called Olympic brand police. Hundreds of "trading standards officers" are now stalking the streets, looking for anyone who might be engaging in ambush…
Long awaited, much hyped, you'll finally be able to throw down with goalies in NHL 12, out next month. We look forward to having these every game, despite the fact that they happen once or twice every year in the real world (EA Sports: It's In The Game!), but this is kind of underwhelming. Maybe it's the lack of…
For those of you still paying attention, we're still running our NFL Pants Party Pick 'Em league; with 2,512 entrants, a man/woman named "T. Clark," and his/her entry "Inst. of Victory Science" is comfortably in first place, with 132 correct games picked. (That's actually eighth in the entire ESPN.com pool; nice work!)