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8-bitscapes

8-bitscapes

Combining reality and fantasy is nothing new, but it's generally more Tumblr and not so much fine art. 8-bitscapes flips that convention on its head w...

The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games

When we used to play Pitfall, Donkey Kong or any other video game, clearly we never thought we were looking at art on par with the work of Picasso or Da Vinci. No, we were looking at something far more beautiful. To celebrate our love, The Smithsonian American Art Museum will b...

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

When you sleep soundly, you feel like you can conquer the world. So what if you could do that every night? You can with the Casper mattress, which has been obsessively engineered for outrageous comfort. The mattress, which is the most awarded mattress of the decade, will deliver the sleep you’ve been desperately craving by combining springy, hypoallergenic latex with high-density memory foam. You can even try the Casper mattress for 100 nights and return it for a full refund if you don’t love it. Plus, Cool Material readers can save $50 on the mattress with code CM50. It’s time to get better sleep.

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City

Ever since Batman first appeared on the tv when we were kids we wanted to be him. Then George Clooney and that whole fake nipples thing happened and we weren't so sure anymore. Thanks to Nolan and Bale though, Batman is cool again. Interesting as that may be, putting ourselves in...

Arcade Game Tables

Arcade Game Tables

Before your were mowing people down in Black Ops, debating the best character to use in GoldenEye and even before you were learning topography courtesy of Legend of Zelda guys were grabbing beers and playing arcade table games.  Sure the graphics now look like something you cou...

Razer Ferox Gaming Speakers

Razer Ferox Gaming Speakers

Thanks to the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, it's no longer a social faux-pas to be a gamer. If you're a gamer that's computer inclined, gaming on the go can be difficult. If you're not rich as balls (can afford Alienware), you're going to be stuck with whatever generic speakers...

JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick

JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick

You can lie to yourself all you want about how your iPad keeps you connected, improves your productivity and helps you get work done. If you're anything like us, you secretly bought it for the games. Since we can still claim it on our taxes as a business expense, let's keep its t...

Atari Wall Decals

Atari Wall Decals

Pong, Asteroids, Centipede. These are words that should conjure up nostalgic memories of the days when the grandaddies of Xboxes--8 bit arcade games--sucked up our attention as well as our quarters. And while kids these days may not understand how awesome it was to simply shoot ...

Pinel and Pinel Arcade 80's Trunk

Pinel and Pinel Arcade 80's Trunk

Having an actual arcade game in your house was a dream for every guy at some point. That and a water bed. And the giant keyboard from "Big". And Heather Locklear. And While the arcade game itself has largely gone the way of the dinosaur, companies like Pinel and Pinel have carr...

Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset

Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset

When your neighbors report gunshots upon hearing one of your epic Modern Warfare 2 sessions it's actually quite the compliment to your awesome surround sound system, but the cops might not be so impressed. So how do you get that realistic 5.1 surround that lets you hear your enem...

Astro A40 Headset

Astro A40 Headset

Don't lose another deathmatch because you didn't hear your enemies sneak up on you. The Astro A40 Headset coupled with the MixAmp lets you experience 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and communicate with your teammates clearly through the noise-canceling boom mic. Connect to your PC or c...

Polk Audio HitMaster

Polk Audio HitMaster

If you've already ditched your crappy plastic guitar for a better one to enhance your Rock Band and Guitar Hero experience then you might also consider replacing that dull TV audio with a dedicated stage monitor. The Polk Audio Hitmaster brings your performance to new heights wit...

Forza Motorsport 3

Forza Motorsport 3

If you think this looks like a nice photo of a Ferrari then the folks at Turn 10 Studios are doing their job. That's a shot from the new exclusive racing game for the Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 3. They've included more than 400 of the coolest cars and over 100 real tracks and cou...

Arkeg Drink n Game

Arkeg Drink n Game

Arcades used to be a lot of fun when we were 13, but as adults they can be pretty limiting. They usually only have maybe a dozen games and they pretty much never serve alcohol. But if you've got the itch to grab a joystick and throw back a few brews there is a solution. Arkeg Dri...

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller

When someone walks into your place and sees this stunning guitar controller they'll probably say something like, "Oh, I didn't know you play." That's because the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller barely looks like a controller at all. Made from authentic materials, the neck is ...

Space Rocks SlickSticks Wall Decals

Space Rocks SlickSticks Wall Decals

Convert that boring office space into an awesome space battle. The Space Rocks SlickSticks Wall decals rock our faces off with 8-bit geometric space ships, asteroids and shooty laser dots. Set it up to create your own epic outer-space scene and fill the void of blank wall space w...