If NBA 2K14 Is Any Guide, Kevin Durant Better Watch Out For Lil B

As far as we know, Kevin "The Servant" Durant hasn't yet taken up Lil B's invitation to get served in 1-on-1, so the real and Based World alike are left to speculate. Luckily, Pitchfork has taken things one step further by creating the Based God in NBA 2K14 and pitting him against Durant. » 3/17/14 2:06pm 3/17/14 2:06pm

The NFL Made EA Sports Take The Ambulance Out Of Madden

Over at SI's Extra Mustard, Jon Robinson has a wonderful look at eight features the NFL forced EA Sports to remove from its Madden series of video games. They are, roughly, what you'd expect: a whole lot of things related to player safety, including helmets popping off, coaches being run over on the sidelines, and… » 3/12/14 2:53pm 3/12/14 2:53pm

The NCAA Debated Allowing Player Names In Video Games

It is no secret that the NCAA Football game series included actual players—jersey numbers, heights, weights, hometowns, etc.—an EA Sports producer admitted it under oath, and documents show the NCAA was well aware. So why not go whole hog, put their names on the backs of jerseys in the game, and cut the charade? The… » 2/27/14 1:09pm 2/27/14 1:09pm

Sochi's Most Memorable Moments As Rendered By Old-School Video Games

We're loath to see the Sochi Olympics go—truth be told, a few of us are starting to miss Nightmare Bear—so we enlisted the help of old video game consoles to help recreate some of the Winter Games' most memorable moments. Hockey, freestyle skiing, curling—they're all here, backed up by an NES, a Sega Genesis, PSX, and… » 2/25/14 2:40pm 2/25/14 2:40pm

Man Applies For UND Head Coach Job, Cites Playing Madden As Experience

Thanks to years of playing the Madden and NCAA Football franchises on Sega Genesis and Playstation, Christopher McComas feels confident he can lead the University of North Dakota to football immortality. His plan? "Chuck the pigskin" and then chuck it some more. Relentless defense. No mercy punting. » 12/11/13 10:45pm 12/11/13 10:45pm

Don't Swear While Playing NBA 2K14; You'll Get A Technical Foul

I used to throw my controller across the room when I got frustrated. These days, with touch screens and gyroscopes and motion sensors, that's probably not such a good idea. I'm well out of the video game loop by this point, but I can tell you this: I damn sure wouldn't want my console enforcing its puritan morality on… » 12/03/13 9:36am 12/03/13 9:36am

In '84 Epyx Sent Copy Of Summer Games To Soviets, Who Only Played Atari

Thirty years ago, we didn't have fancy PS4s to drool over. No, we had to type in things like "LOAD"*",8,1 to play games, and those games were real. One of the best, of course, was Epyx's Summer Games, which let you take part in such Olympic competitions as swimming, diving, sprinting, and gymnastics as a representative… » 11/15/13 2:18pm 11/15/13 2:18pm

Grand Theft Blotto: What GTAV Means To A Laid-Off Depressive Like Me

I am on a rampage. Having recently been laid off from my posh tech job, the one with the free sodas and Work From Home days, the one where the employees put the casual in business casual and there's non-stop tension between the Product and Design teams, the one where the staff, like its counterparts dotted all up and… » 10/12/13 3:00pm 10/12/13 3:00pm

The 11 Best Things For Sale At Curt Schilling's Bankruptcy Auction

Curt Schilling is being sued by the state of Rhode Island as a result of that whole video game company going bankrupt and defaulting on $75 million in loans thing. In an attempt to satisfy his creditors, Schilling's putting the contents of his Medfield home up for estate auction, enabling you (or somebody else) to buy… » 10/08/13 9:15am 10/08/13 9:15am

EA Sports Settles With Former Players For $40 Million. Next: The NCAA?

Yesterday it was announced that EA Sports is at least temporarily getting out of the college football video game business, after settling lawsuits brought by thousands of former players claiming their likenesses were used without compensation. It's chump change for the players, but one big fish still remains: the NCAA… » 9/27/13 3:20pm 9/27/13 3:20pm