Welcome to Sportsball, where I spend the NFL season trying to figure out how to play Madden and win. It only works sometimes. Catch up on the fun here. Read on to find out why the lead image is a vintage 'NSYNC group shot. Maybe.
Lots of people play Madden, but not many people tell you what it's like to be completely new at it. I've been doing it for five weeks, and I'm still pretty bad. If you're new, get caught up here. All set? Great. Roll film!
A fun thing that we like to do on the internet is pass judgment on things that don't properly exist. A television show or film can't possibly be bad or good when it hasn't even been made yet, of course. But the people in Hollywood love making announcements about things and sometimes in just making announcements they…
Immensely popular and ridiculously lucrative, the Madden NFL series of video games is an entertainment behemoth. It is also forever and inextricably tied to its source material: the real, live version of the sport it simulates. It is the Christopher Reeve of video games, never really discussed on its own merits, but…
This is the second part of a series wherein I play Max Payne 3 and learn lessons about life (I think). Most of them aren’t very good . You can read the first one here. Spoilers for chapters 4-6 ahead.
Spoiler alert: The following discusses the plot of the first three chapters of Max Payne 3 in detail.
My parents met in the throes of adolescence. She was fourteen, he was sixteen. He lied about his age, his mother outed him some time later. They fought, and nearly broke up. A few years later, I was born. This much I’ve known for a very long time.
I live in the United States of America. In this country, getting licensed to drive is a rite of passage, the rare cultural institution that all young people anticipate and partake in regardless of race, creed, or gender. There was even an Olsen twins movie about it, just in case you had any doubt about driving being a…
At the start of the current, soon-to-be-over console generation, I worked as an associate at a popular video game retailer. My coworkers and I all loved games, and played them all the time. We stayed on top of sites like Kotaku and IGN, read reviews and previews and debated what we thought would be good and what we…
I never really wanted to play Bioshock 2. It wasn’t primarily for all those obvious complaints the game gets about being a rehash or a blatant money grab or anything like that. My aversion to the game was simpler than that:
You could make a pretty convincing argument that Spider-Man is the only comic book character that makes more and more money the more the people in charge screw things up.
Every day at Lifehacker, we share with you tips on how you can work or live better using stuff you probably have just lying in front of you. But like our compatriots at Gawker, we've decided to make a definitive list that tells you which of those things is the best.
Putting on a pillow case isn't all that hard, but it can start to get a little unwieldy if you have a lot of pillows to case and they're kind of big. Use these two tricks to get it right quickly, every time.
Gmail is rolling out Google Wallet integration, which will allow users to send money like any other email attachment. The recipients don't have to be Gmail users, but they do need to have Google Wallet set up. Read more at the Google Commerce Blog.