It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, which happens to be something we have written about a lot here at io9. Like, seriously a terrifying amount. After combing through our archives, we’ve assembled our favorite pieces about the Star Wars movies, games, toys, books, comics, and everything else this universe…
You’re probably going to need every kind of stress-relieving toy imaginable to get you through the next four years, and if you’re well-stocked with Lego, you can build yourself a working version of Whac-a-Mole that even keeps score. It might even be better than the original, because if you break it, you can easily put…
The iconic and eclectic game pieces of Monopoly are being finally replaced with new ones, which the internet is now voting on. (Shudder.) I know everybody reading Jalopnik always had to be the “race car,” so what do you think should replace it?
Admit it: In your heart, you’re a space robot, laughing at death on Mars, while you pop a wheelie over an underground water cavern. Now there’s a game that lets you take your true form.
Let’s get this out of the way: Pokémon Go is meant for walking. But where I live, it’s also upwards of 100 degrees outside right now. And besides, walking? This is America; that’s for suckers. But for those tempted to play the game while driving, it’s proven extremely dangerous. We’ve seen driving players hit trees,…
The board game Operation is a great example of how negative feedback can also negatively affect your performance. But instead of playing in constant fear of that loud buzzing sound, when you touch the sides while playing this sadistic version of Operation, you get blasted with a paintball gun. Sounds like a lot of fun.
You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.
Tearing through your town in a full-size replica of the tank-like Batmobile that Batman drives in the Arkham Knight game is sure to get you pulled over in no time. But a smaller go-kart version of that same Batmobile? Your local police might just ask to take it for a spin.
Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the…
The BBC car series Top Gear is known for two things: Controversial host Jeremy Clarkson, and Car porn. But what if you applied those things the vehicles of the future? A trailer for the upcoming PC game Star Citizen does just that to a remarkable effect.
U.S. Special Operations Command has posted an ad that they're looking to hire 25 civilian actors to provide "role player support," pretending to be terrorists in a special Marine Corps training exercise. The job announcement inadvertently reveals some clues about national security.
Twenty-seven wooden blocks weighing 600 pounds each? That's no regular game of Jenga—that's a job for a team of five giant, yet agile, Cat excavators and telehandlers to take on. Just some machines having fun.
For all of the Batman games that have come and gone, very few have ever let you play with the Dark Knight's ultimate toy: The Batmobile. But that's all about to change thanks to this new arcade simulator from Raw Thrills and Specular Interactive that lets you drive almost everything in Batman's garage through the…
Maps are among the essential items to take whenever you're in a car. These days they mostly come in GPS form, but back in the day there were times when you'd have to figure out exactly where you are based on nothing but the surrounding features and a map.
MI6 has a French agent being chased by five enemy operatives. Her only chance of survival is you, and your only method of communication is a command line chat window. Can you somehow guide her away from danger and capture the enemy operatives for interrogation?
John Hennessey, who builds the monstrous 1,200-horespower Venom GT, sent us this video of a gamer hooning up one of his cars in Fourza. The track action is awesome, but his explanation for the video is even more interesting.
Have you been drinking tonight, sir? Oh. Crap. If you're in a car, that's not a question you want to hear from a man in uniform. And if the answer is yes, you're in for the worst pop quiz of your life: the field sobriety test.
Believe it or not, Frogger has been skipping his way across busy highways for thirty years now. And to celebrate his anniversary, Tyler DeAngelo created this updated version of the arcade classic that now has the frog dodging the realtime traffic on New York's Fifth Avenue.
I usually love me some FPS games but there's something off putting about fake shooting up the real world in Google Maps Street View with an assault rifle. Try it out yourself, put a location Pool Worldwide and start shooting fake real people and things in Google Maps. Is it weird for you?