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A Look At Razer's Moddable Xbox One Arcade Stick "Atrox"

Razer - one of the most widely-known manufacturers of gaming peripherals in the world - had a very exciting announcement to make at this year's Evolution Championship Series: it's released the next iteration of the Atrox Arcade Stick. It looks awesome. 

The Rock Opera You Can Play Like A Video Game: Say Hello To Karmaflow

What do you get when you combine stage opera, metal, and a video game? You get a little project called Karmaflow - at once both a brilliant musical puzzle/platformer and a touring rock show. Intrigued? I know I certainly am.

World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.

The SwRing Is Fun For All Kids And Therapeutic For Those With Autism

Though the SwRing was invented by Emory Clark more than 30 years ago, it is new to some parents and their autistic children. It’s similar to a tire swing in that it swings while spinning in small circles while rotating in larger ones. The SwRing is built as tough and long-lasting as playground equipment, but is safe enough for children as young as 18 months. Kids can climb on, sit in, or stand on SwRings, but it’s more than child’s play. SwRing is fun for all but therapeutic for children with autism and recently won a 2014 Family Choice Award for children’s products.

The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.

A Saint's Row Fan Is Developing A Working Replica Of The Fourth Game's Dubstep Gun

Most of us, when we like something, just tell our friends about it. This artistic inventor, however, has gone all-out with their love for Saint's Row IV; so much so that they're in the process of inventing a working replica of the game's iconic Dubstep Gun.

Meet The Oculus Thrift: Here's How You Can Make A Virtual Reality Headset With $21 And A Pizza Box

I love everything about virtual reality, and its potential to change how we connect. I believe money shouldn't be an object - everyone should have access to the tech. Apparently, Google shares my sentiments: they've designed a working VR headset which you can build with twenty bucks and a pizza box.

Alaska Couple Converts Pickup Truck To World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

Restoring an old Mazda pickup truck is one thing, restoring childhood memories is another. Why not both? Fred & Judy Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, answered that question in the affirmative by converting their 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck into running, roadable and VERY red Radio Flyer wagon.

Want An Athletic Scholarship, But Aren't Much For Sports? At Robert Morris University, You Can Just Play League of Legends

According to Robert Morris University-Illinois, an athlete is an athlete, whether their playing field is physical or digital. The institution this week announced that it has added the first ever eSports sector to its Athletics program. Four words, folks: League of Legends scholarships.

Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

Make it so!  A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?!  And it actually flies?!?!?  How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?