Nobody Expected This Pokémon To Win The Championship Last Weekend

This weekend, video game matches at the Pokémon World Championships saw the usual suspects. There was Garchomp. Aegislash. Mega Charizard. Just to name a few. But the championships also saw the delightful inclusion of Pachirisu, a Pokémon used by Masters champion Se Jun Park. » 8/18/14 2:38pm 8/18/14 2:38pm

​People Are Getting High On An Actual Drug Called "Nintendo"

That headline isn't a euphemism—people are actually getting high on an actual drug called "Nintendo." A potent club drug bearing the name and logo of the famed Japanese video game company has been spotted by drug watchdogs in Belgium. It sounds like it'll get you high as fuck, too. » 1/23/14 7:06pm 1/23/14 7:06pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:47pm 12/29/13 6:47pm

The Last Sports Stars of Video Games' Cartridge Era [Corrected]

Monday, Jason Kidd gave the NBA his retirement notice. He and Grant Hill were the only active players this year that appeared in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition from 1994. Like veterans of a long-ago war, day by day we are losing the athletes of video gaming's cartridge era. These are the last of them. » 6/05/13 6:06pm 6/05/13 6:06pm

The Wii U has Nothing to Offer a Sports Fan. Does It Even Matter Now?

If it wasn't obvious at its launch in November, then this past week should have made it clear: The Wii U is functionally irrelevant to sports video games, and there is no reason for any sports fan to buy the console. The only question now is how much that will really matter to the fate of the machine. » 5/19/13 8:08pm 5/19/13 8:08pm

This Wu-Tang Clan Super Game Boy Commercial Was Banned For Being "Too…

In 1993, members of the Wu-Tang Clan produced a 40-second spot for Nintendo's Super Game Boy. Filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1993, it featured a beat by Prince Paul, voice-over from RZA and ODB, and a work of graffiti from the COD Crew. A member of COD found the old video and uploaded it to Vimeo a few weeks… » 3/10/11 7:45pm 3/10/11 7:45pm

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With This Idea?

Yahoo's Time Capsule Project begins today, in which people from around the world are encouraged "to submit text, images and video that reflect human nature" to be included in a message that will be beamed into space. So that the world of sports isn't left out, we are submitting the video above, which is somewhat… » 10/10/06 12:00pm 10/10/06 12:00pm