Ten Life Lessons You Learn While Playing the Dots Game on Your iPhone

I'm addicted to Dots, the oddly simple iPhone game that's like an interactive Damien Hirst painting. You have sixty seconds to clear as many dots from the screen as you can; there are no bells or whistles, just dots. Still, Dots has lessons to teach. Here are ten. » 8/12/13 4:05pm 8/12/13 4:05pm

If You Want To Succeed, Start Lying to Yourself

My first impressions are always right. I never regret my decisions. I don't care what people think. Humans lie to ourselves all day long. You know the old saying: fake it 'til you make it. And, as Sue Shellenbarger writes for The Wall Street Journal, self-deception has its benefits. » 7/31/12 3:55pm 7/31/12 3:55pm

J.Lo Plans To Ruin Your Childhood Memories With Carmen Sandiego Movie

A live-action film based on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego is in the works, which would be fine if Sandra Bullock was still slated to star. However, now it seems Jennifer Lopez may take the role. So far she's only signed on to produce, but the rumored plan is to drop the incognito geography lessons and turn the… » 11/03/11 11:12pm 11/03/11 11:12pm

Princess Bride Monopoly? As You Wish

As long as we're creating customized Monopoly boards for everything from Cars 2 to Harley Davidson, we might as well have a version that lets us act out the film The Princess Bride. It's unfortunate that this edition doesn't actually exist, because it would be perfect for challenging your enemies to a battle of wits. » 9/25/11 9:43pm 9/25/11 9:43pm

How Video Game Makers Design Characters

This chart details the complex process video game designers use to determine if the villain should be a Russian or a demon. As for the female characters, it's a one, or rather, two-step process. » 12/21/10 11:18am 12/21/10 11:18am

Italian Police Reduced To Investigating Woman's Facebook Burglary

An Italian woman claims $140 worth of furniture, paintings, and pet outfits were stolen from her home in the Facebook game Pet Society. The thief could serve one to five years for "illegal and aggravated entry" into her email. » 10/28/10 11:47am 10/28/10 11:47am

The Tyranny Of Tetris: Confessions Of An Addict

The Tetris dress, seen on Buzzfeed via A Dress A Day, is awesome. And it made me think of the time I was addicted to Tetris. And my mom was hooked, too. » 10/23/09 4:30pm 10/23/09 4:30pm

The Lingerie Football League Would Like To Be Taken Seriously

"I think it is eye candy for one but it is also football and it is real," says Kaley Tuning, wide-receiver with the Miami Caliente. Other team names: San Diego Seduction, Dallas Desire, Seattle… Mist. [Reuters] » 9/04/09 10:20am 9/04/09 10:20am

Making Whoopee

The Newlywed Game, a hit on ABC from 1966 to 1974, is now on GSN and presented by eHarmony. And! The show is currently casting gay couples. The catch? Marriages must be legally recognized in 1 state. [La Figa] » 8/10/09 5:40pm 8/10/09 5:40pm

The Difference Between Hockey Moms And Soccer Moms Is More Than Just…

When Sarah Palin described herself as a "hockey mom" at the Republican convention last week, the media instantly latched onto the phrase as a shorthand for white suburban mothers who haul their kids to practices. But how are these moms different from "soccer moms," the white, suburban mothers hauling their kids to… » 9/09/08 6:20pm 9/09/08 6:20pm

Want Video Games To Appeal To Women? Make 'Em Pink & More Child-Like

What's the best way for a guy to trick you into playing video games? That's the question raised today by the MSNBC article » 9/04/08 4:30pm 9/04/08 4:30pm "How To Get Your Girlfriend Into Gaming," about a panel that took place in front of a room of male gamers at the Penny Arcade Expo gaming convention in Seattle this past weekend. While the…

Gawking At Olympic Bodies, For Better Or For Worse

Simon Barnes wrote a piece » 8/14/08 3:00pm 8/14/08 3:00pm for today's of London which begins, "Where are all the breasts?" He continues: "I mean: what's happened to women's breasts? Once, female swimming champions had them, now they don't. They have broad shoulders and wide chests, but no lumps on them. It's not quite as it should be." Barnes…

MagHag

Serena Williams is in the September issue of Men's Fitness » 8/12/08 9:40am 8/12/08 9:40am as one of the "Sexiest Female Athletes In The World." She : "I have large boobs and a sizable ass, so I guess the title comes with the territory. But I just play tennis. I always try to look my best, even though it's hard to look your best when you're…

Games People Play

Listen, we don't fear change, but sometimes change sucks » 8/11/08 12:40pm 8/11/08 12:40pm. Especially when it tampers with your childhood memories. In the vein of , the murder-mystery board game Clue has gotten a . The new game has nine weapons instead of six; there's no lead pipe, and the revolver is now a pistol. They've added a trophy, an ax and a…

Vidiots

Um, this video "game," "Carrie The Caregiver," is supposed to be fun or something. Targeted at kids 6 and up, the point is to "feed, clean and soothe adorable babies." The new version, "Camp Funshine," involves helping campers with birdhouses and S'mores and crap like that. Maybe it's entertaining for little girls,… » 6/04/08 10:45am 6/04/08 10:45am