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Flower, Halo 2600 added to Smithsonian’s permanent collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added thatgamecompany’s Flower and Ed Fries’ Halo 2600 to its permanent collection, Polygon reports. Both games were featured in the successful Art of Video Games exhibition, which is currently on tour in the US, and will join the museum’s “growing collection of film and media arts”.

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  • Clueless Gamer Conan O'Brien tries his hand at Atari 2600's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    It was bound to happen eventually: Clueless Gamer Conan O’Brien has filmed his session with a game always on one of those “Worst Games of All Time” lists, and one which even has its own purported landfill. That’s right. Conan’s latest segment on games is the Atari 2600′s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. See how he fared […]

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  • Pong creator launches smartphone-augmented card game on Kickstarter

    Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, is one of the key creatives behind a new smartphone-augmented party game on Kickstarter. Seriously isn’t precisely a video game – the companion app provides AR features for the physical cards – but since Alcorn is such an important part of the industry’s history, we have to give it […]

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  • Awesomenauts offers first merchandise

    Merchandise isn’t easy for an indie like Romino, which is why it’s very pleased to announce a collectible miniature of Clunk, one of the most popular characters from its side-view MOBA, Awesomenauts. Now available for pre-order at Game Toys, the €24 vinyl figure needs 1,000 pre-purchases to go into production. See a video and some […]

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  • Atari's E.T. cartridge graveyard to be excavated by Canadian developer Fuel Industries

    Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.

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  • Impressive fan film to offer a glimpse into Bioshock's Rapture

    A group of Toronto film students have put together an impressive-looking short film offering a glimpse into the world of Bioshock – and it has everything you’d expect.

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  • Limited edition Mass Effect 3 pistol replica to go on sale

    The trilogy may be over and the next game may be a way off, but Bioware continues to put out a steady stream of Mass Effect merchandise – and has today revealed a new replica pistol that will go on sale via its online store.

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  • BioShock Infinite Songbird plushies in production

    Irrational Games has finally capitalised on BioShock Infinite’s true merchandising potential by crafting the thing we’re been dying for since day one: Songbird plushies.

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  • Mount Unplayable: the horrific pile of shame

    Brenna just hit hour six of her ninth Skyrim playthrough attempt. Meanwhile, a pile of unfinished and even unopened games sits staring accusingly from a dusty shelf.

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  • Harmonix servers back online

    Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows. Thanks,

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  • Halo 4 Didact figure includes bonus DLC

    McFarlane toys will release a 9″ figure of the Didact, Halo 4′s villain, in September. GameInformer reports the oversized-foe comes with a bundled code to unlock exclusive content in the Xbox 360 exclusive, but there’s no word on what kind of material it provides. However, if you need something to put the fear into your […]

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  • Irrational Games store discounts shipping

    Irrational Games is offering $2 standard shipping on all domestic US orders, including bulky items like the skyhook and Columbia concept statue. International shipping has also been discounted by up to $10 per order. Visit the store to fill your life with BioShock-flavoured items before BioShock Infinite launches on March 26 and swallows you whole.

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  • Bethesda launches online store stuffed with goodies

    Oh hey! Do you like stuff? I like stuff. Bethesda has launched an online store for the purpose of displaying such stuff, and you can obtain it through a simple currency transaction. Featured stuff includes clothing, barware, jewellery, and collectibles, and many of Bethesda’s top brands are represented, notably Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. […]

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  • Get this Skyrim Dragonborn statuette for a mere $300

    Gaming Heads have created a 16-inch statuette of one possible version of the Dragonborn protagonist from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It costs $300 for the standard edition, limited to 1000 copies, and $330 for one with a fireball in his hands that lights up, limited to 500 copies. These will ship late this year. […]

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