Two guys dressed as your favorite Mario Kart characters drive through the streets and, most exciting of all, slip on banana peels.
When staff went to tell a 23-year-old Taiwanese man that his gaming pass had expired, they found his corpse sitting rigidly upright, stretched arms reaching for the computer. His death had apparently gone unnoticed by patrons and staff for 10 hours.
Warco is a video game whose hero is not a soldier battling aliens, but rather a news war correspondent thrust into combat. Players have to make choices about what to film and how to present the news. Probably not marketable, but sounds interesting.
A group of gamers spent three weeks playing Foldit, an online protein-folding game, and in the course of doing so helped scientists develop the structure of an enzyme that could be used to help fight HIV and AIDS. Gamers, FTW.
Gamers can visit the Union Square Best Buy in NYC, where they will be able to play the game starting at 9:00, before it officially launches at midnight.