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TOMY Soccerborgs Let Kids Play Robot Soccer

TOMY Soccerborgs Let Kids Play Robot Soccer
Is there anything better than robots playing sports? I think not. The latest in miniature robot sports games is TOMY Soccerborgs. These interactive robot toys for kids let them play a game of soccer, and battle it out on your table. The robots come in sets of two with a…

Foot Darts Is a Mashup of Soccer and Darts

Foot Darts Is a Mashup of Soccer and Darts
It’s kind of amazing that we still keep coming up with new sports. Foot Sports UK has invented a fun new sport called Foot Darts. It is basically a combination of soccer and darts. The idea is that you kick a velcro-covered soccer ball against a 23-foot high inflatable dartboard.…
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Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller

Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller
You probably read that title and thought, oh Nissan made a car that can control a driving game. That would be a flawed assumption because why use a parked Qashqai crossover to control a driving game when you could use said car to control a soccer video game instead? That’s…

Student Knocks a Drone out of the Sky with Soccer Ball

Student Knocks a Drone out of the Sky with Soccer Ball
Humans are getting better at taking out drones in all sorts of ways. Like shooting them with hockey pucks, or with a special drone rifle. I’m proud of our people. Keep training, and one day, when the robots try to enslave us, we will revolt and kill them all. Check…

Restaurant Turns Your Food Tray and Smartphone into an Interactive Football Game

Restaurant Turns Your Food Tray and Smartphone into an Interactive Football Game
Football in America is not the Football that the rest of the world is in love with. Brazil really loves its football and so, Giraffas, a fast food chain in the country is doing something smart for this crowd. They noticed that 90% of their customers play with their smartphones…

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available
Last year we talked a bit about the Soccket soccer ball, or football depending on where you are from, when it turned up on Kickstarter. At the time a pledge of $89 would get you one. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign and want to get your hands on one…

That’s No Soccer Ball, It’s a Death Star!

That’s No Soccer Ball, It’s a Death Star!
Since there’s no mention of soccer or any other sports in the Star Wars universe, I’m not sure it’s even still a thing in a galaxy far, far away. What I do know is that soccer/football is incredibly popular all around the world and this Death Star soccer ball is…

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor
This unique ball turns the beautiful game into the energy-generating game. Made by a small company called Uncharted Play, the Soccket is a football that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. In other words, you get electricity simply by playing with it.…

Spock + Soccer = Spocker?

Spock + Soccer = Spocker?
While much of the world knows the game with a round black and white ball as “football,” here in the U.S., we call the game “soccer.” So this picture of multiple Spocks dressed up in soccer uniforms probably only makes sense here, in Canada and maybe Australia. Er, actually, it…

EA Confirms FIFA 13 and Madden 13 for Wii U

EA Confirms FIFA 13 and Madden 13 for Wii U
I’ve been wanting to see how some of the major game developers and publishers were going to be using that LCD touchscreen on the new Wii U controller. I suspected that a lot of sports game fans would find that touchscreen on the Wii U GamePad to be pretty compelling.…

Select iBall Approved by FIFA for Confirming Goals

Select iBall Approved by FIFA for Confirming Goals
When it comes professional soccer around the world, FIFA is the league where most of the major teams play. It’s not uncommon for the referees to have a difficult time calling a goal during a match because it can be hard to determine when the ball passes the goal line.…

Footballers Get QR Codes Shaved into Their Heads

Footballers Get QR Codes Shaved into Their Heads
Some footballers in the UK are getting QR codes shaved into the back of their heads. The whole starting line-up of the Bromley FC club will have these QR codes in their hair for a game today, thanks to celebrity stylist Daniel Johnson.…

Remote Control Soccer Cleats: Why? Why Not?

Remote Control Soccer Cleats: Why? Why Not?
Why anybody thought they needed to make remote-controlled cars made to look like soccer cleats is anyone’s guess, but here they are. These vehicles pit one shoe versus another in a game of tabletop or floor soccer. Each shoe comes with a mini goal as well as an accompanying soccer…

Giant Voxel Soccer Player Installation for Nike has Plenty of Balls

Giant Voxel Soccer Player Installation for Nike has Plenty of Balls
Like many football fans, I was caught up in the World Cup fever and didn’t realize how cool this installation was when it first made the rounds a few months back. This 65-foot sculpture was on display in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa and was made by Ratcliffe…

When Darth Vader Takes a Penalty Kick…

When Darth Vader Takes a Penalty Kick…
… you don’t want to be on the opposing team. Since Darth Vader specializes in aggressive use of the Force, and isn’t afraid to use it for that purpose, he can just do about anything he pleases with a flimsy soccer ball. I laughed out loud when I saw what…

The Computerized LEGO Foosball Table: Perfect to Watch While You Wait for the World Cup to Resume

The Computerized LEGO Foosball Table: Perfect to Watch While You Wait for the World Cup to Resume
Not only is this soccer table made completely out of LEGOs, it can almost play by itself! It’s perfect for right now, since a lot of people are going into complete soccer withdrawal while awaiting the next two series of matches that are coming up.…
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