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.



App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include RBI Baseball ’14 on Android, Cycloramic on iOS and Better Translator on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


It's Not A New F-Zero, But It's Damn Close

Red:Out is fast. Red:Out is the daredevil speed demon lovechild of futuristic racing classics F-Zero and WipeOut. Developer 34BigThings explained:


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.


Property Developer Busted For Pretending Sim City Screenshots Were A Real Thing

Imagine you are a property mogul. Imagine you want to head up a sexy new futuristic real estate project in Dubai. You could do the work: create the plans, get the concept art commissioned. Or you could bugger that right off and just use Sim City instead. Genius.