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Chinese Internet Slang May Destabilise Country, Says One Official

Internet slang for the most part is, well, meaningless but interesting slang. In China, one phrase from the giant internet lexicon that is Chinese slang has been called out as a phrase that may cause the social apocalypse, at least according to the vice-president of Guangzhou’s Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Robots, Modern Art, Star Wars Collide In Beijing's Glass Pyramid

By now, with all the press about China, you’ve probably have some idea in your heads that certain Chinese cities are like the real-life version of the dystopian cyberpunk worlds of Blade Runner and Star Wars. Sadly, China isn’t all that advanced, but one building in Beijing definitely is.

A Future Where The Worst Nightmares About Video Games Are True

You hear the scare-logic all the time from folks who want to blame video games for bad stuff: they’re just training simulations for how to hurt people. A new sci-fi film project riffs on that premise and places it in a future where all you need to do to play an online game is stick a giant network wire on the back of your head. Thing is, this doesn’t look scary at all. It looks cool, which is probably part of the problem.

Hitting 55 Straight Green Lights In New York Is The Ultimate High Score

This guy makes 55 consecutive stoplights in Manhattan without coming to a full stop. It’s like a real-life version of Flappy Bird.

School Flag Team Twirls It To Assassin's Creed Liberation

Video games often have epic music. The Encounter music from Metal Gear Solid will always be burned into my mind as something that instills urgency. Music from the Assassin’s Creed series is the same, so no wonder that students from Taipei’s Dongshi Middle School used the music for their flag-twirling performance.

How Much Gaming History Does $50,000 Get?

This much. Actually, a bit more. They couldn’t fit everything on one photo.

Quick, How Do You Pronounce Imgur, The Site With All The GIFs?

Well here’s something. I’ve been mentally mispronouncing Imgur, the ubiquitous home to image macros, rage comics, memes and that other thing I’ve been mispronouncing forever, .gifs.

Chinese Fans React To Japanese Anime Character's New Haircut

Chibi Maruko-chan, one of Japan’s longest-running animated shows, has had a slight change recently. The titular character, Maruko-Chan, got a haircut, and Chinese fans are having a field day. That’s right, Chinese fans, in China, are reacting to a Japanese anime character getting a haircut.

A Thousand Years Of Neverwinter Lore In One Minute

With hundreds of thousands of pen-and=paper adventurers adding their personal stories to the streets of D&D’s Neverwinter over the years, the Lore in a Minute folks wisely stick to bullet points in prepping gamers for the free-to-play MMO.

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