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Kamcord launches Android app that can record any game

One of the companies trying to enable people to share their mobile-gaming videos is making some big leaps forward with its latest updates.<p>Kamcord has unleashed its Android app that will enable people to record footage from any game. Previously, Kamcord was working with developers to implement its …

'Destiny' Inches Closer To Raid Matchmaking With New Update

If you’re still playing Destiny at this point, there are three major events you aspire to complete each week. The Heroic Strike, which showers you with Strange Coins used to buy Exotic items from Xur on weekends. The Nightfall Strike, an uber-version of the Heroic that will give you actual Exotic …

Technology

A guide to finding all of Destiny's legendary jumpships

<i>Destiny's</i> jumpships are little more than eye candy and bragging rights for players, something to look at during those loadscreens once you decide which planet you're visiting.<p>But that doesn't mean you don't want to get one that looks way better than everyone else's.<p><i>Destiny</i> player Tdrow has compiled …

2014 in review: The Last of Us: Left Behind was the best two hours of the year

The guidelines for Polygon's Games of the Year selection process prevented me and my colleagues from voting for <i>The Last of Us: Left Behind</i>.<p>I say that as one explanation for why <i>The Last of Us: Left Behind</i> did not appear in our top 10 games of the year list. The particular regulation that forbade us …

Blacklight: Retribution PS4 launch trailer demonstrates the power of robots

A launch trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Blacklight: Retribution</i> shows the free-to-play shooter in action.<p>The trailer has plenty of combat footage showing various weapons and character models, as well as footage of how a player's appearance and equipment loadout can be customized.<p>The …

How to design a plague

James Vaughan designed a game about a virus that itself went viral.<p>In 2009, Malcolm Casadaban checked himself into a hospital after contracting the plague in urban Chicago, Illinois.<p>Casadaban's daughters say the active 60 year-old professor at the University of Chicago was in good health in the …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers

Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.<p><b>Google has said that its data reveals</b> …

London shooter Extraction's beta launches today

Nexon has launched the closed beta for its free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter, <i>Extraction</i>.<p>Developed by Splash Damage, <i>Extraction</i> is set in the aftermath of an attack on London, featuring soldiers battling over information and territory. "Players choose from dozens of unique Merc roles with …

Free-To-Play FPS Extraction Enters Closed Beta

Objective-based gameplay in an abandoned London.<p>Starting today, you can sign up for the closed beta for Splash Damage’s free-to-play shooter, …

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to …

Red Cross: Penalize war crimes in video games

The International Committee of the Red Cross looks to work with makers of realistic war video games to build in consequences for war crimes.<p>Some war video games have reached an incredible level of realism and sophistication in their depiction of armed conflict. Everyday gamers can immerse …

Armed Conflict

Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director

It would only take one "killer" game for the Linux platform to explode its way into mainstream gaming, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told Polygon, revealing that the development studio would "strongly" like to get into Linux.<p>"We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason," Gustavsson …

ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face

Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.<p>What do they do? Well the LED lights up to notify you of new messages – you can set different …

In-home streaming appears in Steam beta update

An update to the beta version of the Steam client adds an early look at the computer-to-computer streaming that will be an integral part of Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines. The option for in-home streaming, which requires some "tinkering" to access, according to the unofficial Steam Database, …