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Sick Teenager Meets Sporting Heroes Using A Virtual Reality Robot Sick Teenager Meets Sporting Heroes Using A Virtual Reality Robot

A 14 year-old boy who is unable to leave his house due to multiple health issues has been able to meet some of his favourite football players (and watch a game) by controlling a robot that was carried out onto the pitch.

How NBA Jam Was Made

At GDC last month, there was a fantastic talk given by the game’s creators on how the arcade classic NBA Jam came to be. That talk is now online, and is definitely worth watching if you like video games, basketball and/or 90s haircuts.

Konami's Friendship With The Champions League Has Ended Konami's Friendship With The Champions League Has Ended

One of the few brightspots in an increasingly bleak existence for Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series has been the fact that back in 2008 it signed a 10-year deal with the massively-popular UEFA Champion’s League. That deal is now over.

My Ultra-Competitive Side Loves This Sensor-Packed Smart Ball

A Bluetooth-connected foam ball packed with sensors and a battery you need to charge sounds like one of Silicon Valley’s worst ideas. Haven’t balls been adequately entertaining kids for centuries already? But it only took one toss of Play Impossible’s Gameball for me to understand why a ball upgraded with…

The Last Great Warriors of the Navajo Nation The Last Great Warriors of the Navajo Nation

Four hours west of Albuquerque, over the mud brown desert hills, past the impossibly expansive golden plains strewn with flat-topped mountains pressed on god’s griddle, north of Gallup, New Mexico, “The Most Patriotic Small Town in America,” in tiny Chinle, Arizona, off Indian Route 7, on a dirt-paved side street not…

Even Tony Hawk Wants More Tony Hawk Remasters Even Tony Hawk Wants More Tony Hawk Remasters

I’m going to guess that Tony Hawk (the man) gets asked about Tony Hawk (the skateboarding video game series) a lot.

My Grandiose Quest To Play (And Love) FIFA's Most Underappreciated Teams My Grandiose Quest To Play (And Love) FIFA's Most Underappreciated Teams

Soccer connects people on a global scale, but when you play FIFA, it’s easy to only use your favorite teams. As a Mexican from Chicago, my allegiances lie with Liga MX and MLS, respectively, with some UK Premier League thrown in. Lately, though, I’ve found myself largely playing with obscure teams, and it’s made my …

The Last Player From NHL '94 Has Left The League The Last Player From NHL '94 Has Left The League

In 2013, we were down to three active NHL players who had appeared in NHL 94, a video game released in 1993. It’s taken almost five more years, but we’re now finally down to zero.

Nice Troll, Football Team Nice Troll, Football Team

My beloved Aston Villa, once champions of Europe but now languishing in England’s second division, haven’t given me much to smile about the last few years. Except for today, with some A+ video game-related social media banter.

Grown Men Dressed As Ninja Turtles Interrupt European Soccer Game Grown Men Dressed As Ninja Turtles Interrupt European Soccer Game

Two men dressed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes crashed the PSG vs Rennes game in Frances Ligue 1 yesterday, interrupting play and getting some cuddles in the process.

Overwatch's Zarya Got Me To Start Lifting Weights Overwatch's Zarya Got Me To Start Lifting Weights

Overwatch features characters with body types and backgrounds that are not often seen in pop culture, let alone first person shooters. For many of us who rarely see ourselves reflected in media, this cast can seem radical and even life-changing—especially in my case. Zarya, Overwatch’s Russian strong-woman tank,…

Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game

This year’s edition of Football Manager, one of the biggest sports game series on the planet, is going to allow its virtual players to come out.

FIFA 18's Worst-Rated Player Isn't Even A Pro Athlete FIFA 18's Worst-Rated Player Isn't Even A Pro Athlete

The lowest possible rating a FIFA 18 player can have is 46, and there are ten players plumbing these depths. Nine of them, like Grimsby Town’s Max Wright and Scunthorpe United’s Leslie Sackey, are professional athletes. The tenth is a former youth goalkeeper roped in to get around an administrative loophole.

Gran Turismo Sport Will Turn You Into A Ghost Car If You Aren't A Polite Driver Gran Turismo Sport Will Turn You Into A Ghost Car If You Aren't A Polite Driver

Gran Turismo has always skewed more towards the realistic simulation end of the spectrum in order to provide an accurate experience for virtual racers. This year’s version adds another layer to that, in the form of a certification and enforcement of proper “sportsmanship.”

FIFA 18 vs PES 2018: Which Is Better? FIFA 18 vs PES 2018: Which Is Better?

FIFA 18 is a good game of football with an absolutely incredible singleplayer mode. PES 2018 is a fantastic game of football wearing clearance rack kit.

Video Game Error Tricks Bolivia Into Claiming French Football Player Video Game Error Tricks Bolivia Into Claiming French Football Player

Ruben Aguilar is a young French footballer who plays for Montpellier in Ligue 1. He is French, but an error in the Football Manager series of video games has given cruel, false hope to a South American nation starved of international talent.

Australia Just Hosted The Inaugural World Jousting Championship Australia Just Hosted The Inaugural World Jousting Championship

You may have watched a joust before — presented as a curious spectacle for a local fair, or as part of the entertainment at a kitschy historical tourist attraction. But you’ve never seen jousting as it happens at St Ives Medieval Faire’s World Jousting Championship. There, it is a serious, dangerous, competitive…

NFL Players Buy Xbox For Kid Wearing A Kaepernick Jersey NFL Players Buy Xbox For Kid Wearing A Kaepernick Jersey

Washington running backs Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley were in the Gamestop store at the Dulles 28 Centre in Virginia on Tuesday. When they saw a kid wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey then asking how much Xbox One consoles were, the pair got together and bought one for him.

Maybe This Is Why Everyone's Mad At NBA 2K18 Maybe This Is Why Everyone's Mad At NBA 2K18

Despite being this year’s installment of what the Steam store description calls “the highest rated annual sports title,” NBA 2K18 has a “Mostly Negative” rating with over 3,000 reviews and counting. I investigated. The psychedelic spectacle it unfurled unto me shocked me to the core of my guts. I’m speechless.

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