DARPA targets Angry Birds, Daft Punk gamified, and digging for E.T. carts in the New Mexico desert

Canadians are set to excavate the landfill in barren Alamogordo, New Mexico, where it’s said all those disused copies of E.T. for Atari are buried. They’re planning to shoot a documentary about it.

“Say you’re playing World of Warcraft, and you’ve got this type of sword, +5 or whatever. You don’t necessarily know what spells were used to create that sword, right? You just know it has these attributes and it helps you in this way. It’s the same type of concept. You don’t need the technical details.” A guy who developed Plan X, the Pentagon’s cyber-warfare “game.”

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, THE BioWare RPG, came to iPad late last week. Verdict? Game remains great. Hopefully they fix the controls soon.

NeoGaf, the internet forum with outstandingly good taste in games, but more vitriol than a pregnant rattlesnake, has an upcoming documentary as well. If you ever needed a reference as to exactly what a hardcore gamer is, look no further.

Daft Punk’s baffling new album “Random Access Memories” is instantly if marginally improved by Frequency Domain, a game/visualizer/Steam Greenlight contender. Love is not the answer. 

Here’s what Lance Armstrong and the jerk with 12,235,6577,4345,546,674,000,000 points in your favorite iPhone game have in common. 

Vice, a site worth reading for headlines alone, has a wicked collection of pictures of pinball machine art. Bring on the pins and the balls. 

“For certain psychological ailments—loneliness, social isolation, self-doubt, negative mood, and the feeling that life is meaningless—nostalgia can act as a coping mechanism.” From an article on Chinese millennials’ growing obsession with the emblematic mechas of youth. 

Because games are so much more immersive when you can actually feel the bullet wounds, this vest brings rumble to your entire torso. Plus, it can potentially double as a massage mat!