Ethan Lessing

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Video games vs. the pub – Reader’s Feature

A reader explains the concept of the ‘pub test’ for video games and his surprise that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has passed it.<p>I like the pub. …

Take A Trip Through Video Gaming History

A flux capacitor would've been cost prohibitive.<p>GDC 2014 is over, but you know what isn't over? History. History lasts forever because it already …

Meet gaming's punk rock label

Devolver Digital is a video game publisher looking out for the little guys<p>A glowing disco ball spins above a tiny, well-stocked bar in a dingy basement. Across the room are two armchairs, one with a horse mask resting on top, the other with a chicken mask. Resting in between is a tip jar filled …

Leaked Images Reveal One Of This Fall's Two Assassin's Creed Games

One of this fall's big <i>Assassin's Creed</i> games, called or code-named <i>Unity</i>, is set at least partly in 18th-century Paris, according to early leaked …

Satellite Reign's first gameplay video shows a gun battle in a real-time world

Australia-based developer 5 Lives Studios has released the first gameplay video of <i>Satellite Reign</i>, the spiritual successor to the Syndicate series that was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year.<p>In <i>Satellite Reign</i>, players control a team of four battling it out in a "fully simulated, living, …

Why a deal between Netflix and Comcast matters to gamers

When U.S. cable giant Comcast recently announced a deal with Netflix, in which the video-streaming service would receive a direct connection to the cable company in exchange for an undisclosed fee, it had the tech industry worried.<p>Netflix's performance had been suffering on Comcast's network while …

What Actually Happened To Watch_Dogs

Filed Under:<p>graphics<br>• truth<br>• watch dogs<p>We like you. Do you like us too?<p>Privacy Policy<p>We've updated our Privacy Policy. For more information on how we …

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The Art of in-game Photography

James Pollock's Mirror's Edge<p>"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've …

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'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

PlayStation Vita Slim: An Occasional Gamer's Review

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the UK launch of the PlayStation Vita Slim. I was even more fortunate to be given a review unit to, quite literally, go away and play with.<p>Before we go on, there’s an apology to be made. I meant to bring you this sooner, but as you …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

Skyrim VR Demo Shows Off Treadmill and Motion Controls

Cyberith showcases Skyrim and an omnidirectional treadmill.<p>Like the Virtuix Omni, Cyberith is taking steps towards virtual reality with its …

All The Spaceships: Incredible (& Free) Star Swarm Demo

Okay, okay. <i>God.</i> OK. I will finally consider upgrading my processor after five years of this Core i7 920 being just fine. Between Steam Home Streaming …

The Heroes and Villians of The Legend of Zelda, In Samurai Form

Man. I can't be the only one that would play a <i>Zelda</i> game in this style, right?<p>It's it's sumi-e, to be specific—it's a type of Japanese brush …

PS Vita Indie Mega Pack hits Europe in February (correction)

A new PlayStation Vita Indie Mega Pack featuring 10 games will launch in February, Sony announced today, outlining that the pack will be available from retail on an 4GB memory card for €24.99 or bundled with a PS Vita for €199.99.<p>The following 10 titles included in the Indie Mega Pack are: <i>Alien</i> …

12 Beautiful Options For Your Next Desktop Wallpaper

Joanne Harper is a screenshot artist, risking life and (her graphics card's) limb to bring you pictures of video games so pretty you'll want to stick …

Naturally by Bertil Nilsson

British photographer Bertil Nilsson has produced a series of images with naked dancers, operating in natural landscapes. Twirls or choregraphy to the …

Hans Hofmann's Purple Modernism

In the realm of high-modern abstract painting, the color purple rarely gets the spotlight. The hue doesn’t have its own Picasso phase, like rose or …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Warner Bros. shows deep preview of combat in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. hasn’t produced a critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings video game yet, but it’s taking another crack at it with the original story and concept of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It’s going to be a bloody mess in an unrelentingly dark world, much like Warner Bros.’ recent Batman games.<p>…

The Witcher 3: New Details to Blow Your Mind

CD Projekt’s Marcin Iwinski answers all our questions about this year’s much-anticipated RPG.<p>Ask anyone what games they’re looking forward to the …

Nidhogg review: riding the snake

Nidhogg manages originality in an often tired genre<p>They say the journey is more important than destination. Such is the case with <i>Nidhogg</i>.<p>It should be noted that the destination is the gut of a large sky-worm.<p>Fighting games usually offer the simple objective of killing (or at least severely …

Slugcats and survival: staying alive in the darkness of 'Rain World'

It all started with a half slug, half cat alien creature. Slugcat, as it's known, is the star of the upcoming <i>Rain World</i>, an intriguing survival game that just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development. The game’s unique world and retro feel are part of its charm, but it’s the main …

Rust: The Terrifying Minecraft + DayZ Open World Survival Sim

A harrowing hostage situation is just scratching the surface.<p>“Is that you running around outside?”<p>It wasn’t. We both knew I’d made a mistake. In …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Gentlemen's Club: Get hype on Samurai Gunn!

If you asked me earlier this week I would have told you that Samurai Gunn was going to be awesome whenever it managed to come out. Well, looks like …

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Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

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