Where The Word 'Cosplay' Actually Comes From

‘Cosplay did not suddenly appear,’ says Nobuyuki Takahashi. He should know: Takahashi helped invent the word itself.


First-Gen Starter Pokémon In Physical, Huggable Form

Dayshot: Here are the first-gen starter Pokémon, looking as adorable as ever — but in a physical, huggable form. They come courtesy of Ashley Muldoon, who sells crocheted dolls in her Etsy shop, StarCraftsCo. She’s planning to do the third-gen starters next, in honour of the impending release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


High Fashion Is Best When It Looks Like Anime

It really is! Take this this outfit created by fashion designer Junya Watanabe. It looks like Bobobo from the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.


Killing Destiny's Templar Solo, Without Exploits

Sure, it’s fun to see people finding exploits to beat raid bosses solo, but it’s something else entirely to see them just playing multiple roles by themselves and conquering with just a ton of patience and firepower.


We're One Step Closer To Having A Real Transformer

Transformers! They’re the stuff of childhood dreams. And thanks to some enterprising folks in Japan, we’re one step closer to having them be a reality.



Video Games Get Gun Silencers All Wrong

You round a corner. You think you’re in the clear but — oh no! — an enemy is standing guard. How will you ever bring him down without alerting other guards? Aha, your pistol has a silencer. One mouse squeak gun shot later and you’re free. Except that’s not how silencers work at all.


I Cannot Play Horror Games, But I Wish I Could

Are you enjoying Alien: Isolation? What about PT, or any other big horror game? Are you thrilling at the scares, revelling in the fear, shivering at the spooks? If yes, then know that I envy you.


What Can Destiny Learn From World Of Warcraft?

World of Warcraft is such an interesting beast. We are talking about a video game that has somehow managed to remain relevant for 10 years. 10 years. Interestingly enough, Bungie has always talked about Destiny in terms of a ten year plan. World of Warcraft has essentially just achieved what Destiny wants to achieve.


Mortal Kombat Doctors Are Miracle Workers

No matter how many times I’ve torn Johnny Cage in half, he keeps coming back. The Warp Zone gives us a look at the men behind the de-mutilation.