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Fuffr's Smartphone Case
Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought...
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Interactive Education with 1000 Days of Syria
When journalist Mitch Swenson ventured into the north of Syria in September 2013, he witnessed the tragic depths of the war first-hand. Most of the conflict coverage centered around the cities, but Swenson soon found that no person was left untouched...
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Outerlands: Season One
Every now and then a project comes along that can make even the most jaded curmudgeon crack a smile—Outerlands is one of those projects. Video games are a diverse form of entertainment, and one that is oftentimes misunderstood, vilified or mocked...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pins and Needles
In a large warehouse in Los Angeles, behind a massive rolling metal door, there is a room full of awesome pinball machines. A labor of love, Pins and Needles is a public arcade filled with privately owned pinball machines made available for everyone...
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The Raven
Created for the serious gamer, the Raven is a new wireless controller designed for the Playstation 3 but modeled after the more user-friendly X-box controller. We recently had the chance to road-test the Raven, finding the updated design really does...
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Blur
If you're the kind of gamer (like us) who's tired of the hyper-realistic, hundreds-of-different-button games that flood the gaming consoles of today, then Blur might be for you. On the surface, the new racing game from Bizarre Creations is an absolutely...
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T.O.O.B. Dome Screens
by Julie Wolfson Imagine being in an epic Star Wars battle, standing on stage playing Guitar Hero or an Animal Planet show where you can practically touch the tigers. T.O.O.B. makes an iMax-like video experience possible with their new omni-directional...
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SwitchGames
For those who've ever tried to sell back a used game to Game Stop, you know the feeling when they give you your measly cash back or slightly-less-measly store credit and you have to swallow it. Unfortunately they've long been the only place...
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Eric Haze x Lotus Exige
With big, black bold sinuous lines, artist Eric Haze's interpretation of the Lotus Exige seemed to reverberate above the music on the platform where it was unveiled at the Manhattan Classic Car Club last week. The occasion was Jeff Staple'...
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Tetrical
Tetris is one of the most straight-forward video games ever invented. It's also one of the most challenging, even with only two dimensions to worry about. Tetrical kicks it up another level by adding a third dimension. Try really hard not to...
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Jean-Philippe Rajotte
Montreal-based artist Jean-Philippe Rajotte has been working in the gaming industry for the past seven years doing 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, UI Design and now as an Art Director. Of his work, he says, "I am trying to achieve a strong...
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Moshi Monsters
Adding yet another realm to social networking online, UK-based gaming company Mind Candy combines the Tamagotchi virtual pet concept with web 2.0 to create Moshi Monster, a social networking site aimed at kids. Instead of creating profiles users adopt...
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Moon Master
Moon Master: Rahkon is yet another totally addictive vector game where you are a little green ball that has to bounce around the screen avoiding exploding bombs, falling meteors, and malevolent, laser-shooting UFOs. The really fun part is that you...
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The Viva Caligula Game
While not as sexy as the 1979 quasi porno starring Malcolm McDowell and Peter O'Toole, the latest take on one of Rome's most notorious Emperors is ten times more satisfying. Viva Caligula is a flash game where you play as Caligula. Since the...
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Win a Wii from ThisNext and Cool Hunting
If you're one of those who wants a Wii, but is too busy reading Cool Hunting to go out and get one yourself, you have until this Friday, 31 August, to win one from CH and This Next. All you have to do to enter is contribute to Cool Hunting! Just...
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Cool Hunting x ThisNext: Wii Giveaway
Our friends at ThisNext have given us a Wii. As much as Wii here at Cool Hunting would love to keep the Wii for ourselves, Wii've decided to just give it away to one lucky wiiner. Get it? I'm replacing the word we with Wii, because that'...
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King of Kong
Though the complexity, graphic quality, and gameplay realism of video games have improved exponentially in the 30-or-so years since the genre became a staple of our culture, good old Donkey Kong is still considered the toughest game around. Reaching...
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Sotheby's Atari Auction
Sotheby's is branching out a bit and validating gaming history with their upcoming auction of vintage video game paraphernalia beginning at 10am this Thursday, 21 June 2007 in New York. The collection, an extensive archive from 1981-1983, consists...
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Domino Phone
The Domino Phone, a concept piece from Stockholm-based Syntes Studio, juxtaposes old-world gaming and high-tech utility. From packaging to form to materials, the Domino theme is followed to create a simple, slick phone design. More photos after the...
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The Sims: In the Hands of Artists
The world's best-selling computer game, The Sims, is about to experience a new level of exploration with "In The Hands of Artists," an exhibition that will explore the interactive nature of the game. Featuring work from the Communication...
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Storytron
Gamers wanting a deeper narrative, story lovers wishing they could step inside the action, or simply anyone interested in the next wave of gaming will want to check out Storytron, software for interactive storytelling that is now available in pre...
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Nike Playstation 3 Airmax
For the second time, Nike has brought a sneaker to commemorate a Sony Playstation console (the first pair were Playstation Air Force Ones). Like the One Time Only pack, these are a hybrid of Air Max 90s on a 360 sole, and come complete with a 3M reflective...
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Game Developers Conference 2006
Hello! Some of you may remember last year's coverage of Game Developers Conference, rather than report on many different sessions and topics, I'd prefer to mention a couple of very special products as well as common themes. Loco Roco: The...
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Mobile Game Mosh
The second annual 24 hour game design jam took place at Parsons last weekend. Following the structure of last year's Mobile Game Mosh, focuses on mobile games for cell phones. Teams were comprised of students, both undergraduate and graduate...
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