FitRPG Turns Your Fitbit Into A Game You Play With Friends

Android/iOS: Your fitness tracker can be a great source of motivation to get active, but if you need a little extra push, FitRPG takes data from your Fitbit and turns it into a game — complete with loot, levels, quests and some friendly competition.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mobile Game System

The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent game system already, but it’s not exactly mobile. If you want to take it on the road with you, Adafruit has a guide to build a Game Boy-inspired game system on the cheap.

Banish Mouse Lag In Video Games With Microsoft's 'Fix It' Tool

Windows 8: Is your mouse lagging in your favourite PC game? Microsoft has a free tool that can fix it for you.

Could Game Of Thrones On The Oculus Rift Spark An Arcade Resurgence?

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition kicked off at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney today, prompting hundreds of GoT fans to flock to Circular Quay for a secondhand tour of Westeros. Among the TV props, costumes and weapons on display was a mysterious booth containing a strange new sorcery. This is the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset — and we think it has the power to resurrect the arcade palours of old.

Build A Raspberry Pi Powered Retro Game Console Inside A Game Boy

We’ve seen plenty of ways to use a Raspberry Pi as a retro game centre. However, if you really want to do it right, XodusTech shows us how to build that game console into a Game Boy.

Learn To Code Games With Your Kids This Long Weekend

Club Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free online coding lessons for adults and children. Its latest initiative is the Write Your Own Computer Games program, which aims to teach kids about the building blocks behind gaming via the programming language Pascal.

Steam Now Allows You To Preload Games To Any Folder

Today, Valve announced an update to the Steam beta client that allows you to download unreleased games and install them to any folder you’d like. Previously, this only worked for games that were already released.

How To Setup Steam In-Home Streaming And Fix Its Quirks

Yesterday, Steam released its In-Home Streaming feature to everyone. The feature allows you to install games on one PC and stream them via your home network to any other machine. Here’s how to get it set up (and fix some of the quirkier problems).

Run PC Games At A Higher Resolution Than Your Monitor Supports

You can make most PC games look great with the right graphics tweaks. But if you really want to get down and dirty — and have the graphics card to handle it — you can actually run your games at a higher resolution than your monitor supports (sort of). The folks at LinusTechTips explain how.

Build Your Own Portable Retro Game Station With A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is already a fantastic retro game machine. However, if you would prefer to have something to play games on the go, Thingiverse user 3Derp shows us how to make your own portable system.