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How to make your own Deep Sea game

Robin Arnott's Deep Sea is a harrowing, totally unique game that, until now, could only be experienced at an event attended by Arnott, because the installation relies on a special customized gas mask, blacked out to prevent any light from getting in, and fitted with microphones to pick up your own ...

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The Joystiq Joystick, chapter 1: Parts

You see that video up there? That was taken at Arcade UFO in Austin, TX, during its 2011 fall Ranking Battle tournament series. The fight was between me and the arcade's owner, Ryan Harvey, and took place on a custom built Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet, one of the few in existence at the time. I...

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How-to 'everything' videos coming to PS3 XMB

"It Only Does Everything," says the PS3's ad campaign. But how many users actually know how to take advantage of all of the system's features out of the box? With PS3 increasingly positioning itself as a be-all entertainment device, Sony is forced to confront the XMB's clutter of icons, which may b...

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DDR purse is actually kind of neat

Printing a description on something doesn't necessarily make it so, as the hundreds of XXL T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Way 2 Sexy" all over our nation's Wal-Mart's will attest. But there's truth in advertising for this purse made out of a Dance Dance Revolution dance pad, which is, in fact, ...

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The best of WoW.com: May 19-26, 2009

Just in case you haven't heard, things are hopping over at Joystiq's sister site WoW.com (formerly WoW Insider). Not only are we continuing to post the most constant and in-depth news and views about the biggest game in the world (though not the best selling -- maybe we'll have to start a Wii Spor...

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Desperate for Xbox Live? Hook it up with a 3G phone

Let's say, hypothetically, that you really want to play something on Xbox Live. For illustration's sake, we'll say that something is Halo 3. Alas, the "high-speed interweb access" you bought from that guy behind the 7-11 turns out to be nothing more than a tin can with a string attached. You try t...

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Wii Fanboy poll: Watch any DVDs on your Wii?

When the news broke yesterday about the Mplayer homebrew application, we were quick to try it out for ourselves. Surprisingly, it wasn't that hard and before you knew it, we were enjoying the Battlestar Galactica DVD you see above. But what about you all? Did you check it out for yourself? Let you...

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Watch and learn: DVD on Wii how-to video

Earlier today, we reported on the better-late-than-never news that DVD playback has come to Wii, thanks to the console's burgeoning homebrew development community. We decided to give the hack a go ourselves and recorded a brief video tutorial of how you too can unlock the immense potential of the ...

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Be a Cake Hero

Few cakes are so completely awesome that they earn the maker a marriage proposal, but then, not all cakes are a Guitar Hero homage. Charm White made this cake last fall for her then-boyfriend's birthday, but didn't manage to get around to talking much about it until recently, and talk she did -- b...

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Revolutionary: Balance and Options

Unlike most people, when I brought Wii Fit home for the first time, I didn't head straight to my Wii and slide the disc in to play. Instead, I tore apart the packaging to get at the Balance Board, which I then attempted to "hook up" to my computer. It took a while and a change in my method of opera...

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