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Join Dtoid in Chicago this weekend for a Charity PC race

Can you assemble a computer under 4 minutes and 3 seconds (and not have it explode)?  The new all-time record for TigerDirect’s Charity PC Race was shattered by in Damian Muzzi, who moves onto the finals next year in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show.  Aside from airfare and hotel to sin city, Damian won $500 and donated $500 to the Delaware SPCA.

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Charity PC races in Delaware, Illinois, Texas, Florida

We’d like to thank everyone that dropped by our gaming lounge at TigerDirect’s Annual Build-your-own PC Race for Charity , where Ryan Hoekenga conquered and won airfare, hotel, and shopping loot to participate in the finals in Vegas. Check out the video and photo gallery to see what the fuss is all about! A special thanks to Intel, Microsoft, Workshop, GameWars, and everyone else that made that event a success.  We expected a thousand attendees and over 4,000 humans rolled through

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Rumor: Zynga Boston, Austin, Chicago shedding staff

Twitter is on fire with messages that Zynga studios in Boston , Austin and Chicago are closing down. We have contacted Zynga and its employees for clarification. An employee at Zynga Austin tells Joystiq, “So what I know as of now that The Ville and Bingo teams were cut.

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Coding and coexisting in the corral: How Octodad’s team manages living and working together

It’s the not-so-common ideal these days to graduate from college and immediately jump into a fulfilling role that uses one’s myriad of learned skills. Of course, there’s nothing terribly common about the Chicago-based indie developer Young Horses or the much-ballyhooed sequel they’re working on, Octodad: Dadliest Catch

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Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose Cover NBA 2K13

2K Sports has announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for NBA 2K13. They all appear to be going up for a dunk on the crowded cover. The game will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America

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Emporium Arcade Bar now open in Chicago!

If you’ve grown up or lived in the wonderful Midwestern city of Chicago for a while, you understand that there’s been a dearth of good videogame-related activities to enjoy in the area. Sure, there’s the occasional LAN competition at the yearly comic conventions, and once in a while a game advertisement will appear on a billboard by the El track, but that’s about as good as it gets. Well, good fellows, hold on to your butts, because all of that is about to change.

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EA Sports NHL 12 Simulation Predicts Pittsburgh Penguins to Win Stanley Cup

A simulation run by EA Sports NHL 12 predicts that Sidney Crosby, despite missing almost 17 games during the regular season, will lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a second place finish in the Eastern Conference standings and their fourth Stanley Cup Championship. Crosby will be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Penguins take home the Stanley Cup in a 4-2 series win against the Chicago Blackhawks

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Mario-themed tifo display heats up Chicago Fire soccer game

Last Saturday, the Chicago Fire played a fairly disheartening game against the Seattle Sounders at home, though the proceedings were brightened significantly by a delightful , Mario-themed tifo display . We’re not sure what Mario has to do with the two clubs, but — oh, wait! Fireballs! Of course . Continue reading Mario-themed tifo display heats up Chicago Fire soccer game Mario-themed tifo display heats up Chicago Fire soccer game originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:30:00 EST

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Club uppercutting Chicago next Wednesday

Us mid-westerners have it pretty rough when it comes to having video game events stop by our neck of the woods.

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Some People Were Given Uncharted 2 [Schwag Watch]

Last night, Sony held Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves events at movie theaters in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

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