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Hotel puts proper gaming rigs in all its rooms, perfect for gamer couples on vacation

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Serious gamers on holiday shouldn’t need to suffer. A hotel in Taiwan is offering more than just a bed and TV in its rooms.

Rooms at the i hotel come equipped with two computers, complete with DXRacer gaming chairs that look pretty plush.

The computers aren’t shabby either, and are decked out fully by ASUS, with 32″ screens.

When you’re done, you can watch your favourite esports channel on a 46″ inch TV screen in the room.

But if that’s not enough, hotel’s main lobby area also features a larger gaming arena — perfect if you’re with a group of friends. Read more…

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Alicia Vikander’s neck looks just fine in the first ‘Tomb Raider’ trailer

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Lara Croft is back — and hey, her neck seems pretty normal!

In this first trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider film, Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) takes on the video game heroine’s role as she explores her father’s disappearance on a sinister island. (And, this being a Hollywood action-adventure blockbuster, of course “the fate of humanity something-something” is a part of it.

This is the first on-screen Tomb Raider adventure since 2003’s The Cradle of Life, sequel to the 2001 Tomb Raider film starring Angelina Jolie. The film is directed by Roar Uthaug with a script from Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Toby Gard. Read more…

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Why a doctor changed careers and became an esports caster

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Before Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain became an esports caster for the League of Legends Challenger Series, he was a doctor.

During an interview with The Shotcaller, Chamberlain revealed that he picked up some of his interviewing skills when he was trained as a doctor. Before getting his start in esports, Chamberlain earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and worked as a doctor — which explains his nickname, Medic.

“I took a gap year after High School, then applied for Medical School, got in and did that for five years and I worked as a doctor for a year in the UK,” Chamberlain told The Shotcaller. “Then in August last year, I quit my job to become a full-time caster.” Read more…

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‘Metal Gear’ creator’s classic mech game is coming to PSVR

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Hideo Kojima’s 2001 mech game Zone of the Enders is PlayStation 4-bound, bearing both a new title and an unexpected surprise: virtual reality gameplay.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars made its debut in a trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2017. The newly remastered game will — unsurprisingly — take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s 4K capabilities, but you’ll also be able to play it from inside a PSVR headset.

Take a look hereZone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars will be out in 2018. Read more…

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Someone actually completed this insane Super Mario puzzle

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Within that box sits 1,000 puzzle pieces and roughly 500 of them are nearly identical. Somehow, somebody managed to put them all together.

For Super Mario Day 2017, ThinkGeek released the above 1,000-piece puzzle, and Reddit user HardAngelFan completed it a couple months later. The title of their post: “I used to love puzzles. Never. Again.”

Here is the completed puzzle:

Who thought it was a good idea to make 50% of a 1,000-piece puzzle the same color?

Sure, the background isn’t exactly solid red — there are some diagonal gray lines to assist in the piece-matching process — but come on. Imagine finishing the right half and then staring at that menacing pile of red pieces, hours of work standing between you and completion. Read more…

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New ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ trailer shines a bright ray of hope into our dark world

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Hey. Remember when Sony revealed at E3 2017 that a new HD upgrade for Shadow of the Colossus was incoming? Well. Here’s a new trailer.

Team Ico’s unconventional open world action/puzzle game doesn’t have the happiest story to tell, but  it’s a work of great beauty all the same. It’s quiet, it’s contemplative, it’s unlike just about every game released before or since.

And it’s coming sometime in 2018. Read more…

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