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A Game Where You're A...Slice Of Bread. Because Sure, Why Not.

Bossa Studios, they of Surgeon Simulator fame, are working on another game with what looks like a hilarious/frustrating control scheme. Only this …

BBC Doctor Who Game Teaches Programming

Today the BBC announced The Doctor and the Dalek, a new online game voiced by Peter Capaldi that teaches players to program.<p>The game features the regenerated Twelfth Doctor thrown into a “dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies” in a new, standalone, story from Doctor Who writer, Phil …

Every day's a sprint in River City Ransom: Underground

The developers at Conatus Creative had reason to celebrate.<p>Last October, the Kickstarter campaign for <i>River City Ransom: Underground</i>, an officially sanctioned sequel to the 1989 role-playing game/beat-'em-up hybrid, had a late surge of donations and closed with CA$217,643, well in excess of its …

Review: Mars Needs Mechanics

Quick! Queen Victoria has her eyes fixed on the skies, and she has called in the master tinkers of the realm for a great Contest. The most …

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Rest in Peace, iPod

The Evolution of the Apple iPod<p>Oct. 23, 2001: The iPod<p>July 2002: Second Generation iPod<p>April 2003: Third Generation iPod<p>January 2004: The iPod …

Star Wars: Assault Team Coming to Mobile

Assault Team mixes up strategy games and card games on iOS, Android, and Windows 8.<p>A new Star Wars game, Star Wars: Assault Team, is coming to mobile …

Google demos five minigames for Glass using voice and motion control

Currently Google Glass lets you send messages, make calls, and do other standard things that smartphones can do, but it's still lacking in games. In an effort to get game developers on the Glass bandwagon, Google has demoed five minigames for Glass that are super simple, but which also show the …

Celebs on the dark side … Rich Hardcastle portraits - in pictures

From Ricky Gervais as a clown on the edge to a scary Tim Minchin raving in a car park, photographer Rich Hardcastle presents celebrities in a dark and twisted light in his painstakingly detailed scenes. An exhibition of his portraits, Dark Tales, is at Mead Carney Fine Art, London from 24 January …

The Raid 2: Sundance 2014 – first look review

Gareth Evans takes to the stage ahead of the screening of his disgusting new film. "You guys get to see this before the Motion Picture Association of America have a heart attack," he says. For the first 45 seconds, it's hard to see what would stir the rating body. Then a man gets his head blown …

Watch Quentin Tarantino and Steve Buscemi Rehearse Scenes From 'Reservoir Dogs' – /Film

Every once in a while, something amazing pops up on the internet, maybe a piece of history from a time before WiFi and iPhones, something most of us …

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Jimmy Fallon scrambles to hide his MacBook during Bill Gates interview (Video)

Bill Gates stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his various charitable endeavours and to promote the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter published today. Despite the serious subject matter, Jimmy still managed to squeeze in a few laughs including apologizing …

Yeah-Yeah From ‘The Sandlot’ Will Kick Your Ass For Trying To Motorboat His Girl

You might remember the gentlemen from Simple Pickup from last October, as they were the guys who raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness by asking women if they could motorboat them. They’re also the guys who like to brag about their amazing pickup artist skills, as they use the …

Does The Plot Of ‘Her’ Remind You Of The 80s Classic ‘Weird Science’?

That’s the question that is kind of being asked by the folks at Now This News, as they’ve given us this mash-up of the trailer for the critically-acclaimed Spike Jonze love story <i>Her</i> and the John Hughes classic <i>Weird Science</i>. Obviously, it’s a fair question. Both films deal with artificially-created …

Clip joint: Greatest character introductions

Here's my round-up of the greatest character introductions on film. Can you think of anybody else who deserves a place on this list? Let me know in the thread section below.<p><b>1.</b> <b>James Bond in Dr No</b><p>The quintessential character introduction. Since gracing our screens in 1962, the phrase ‘The names Bond. …

In the long run, do Steam sales harm gamers?

Steam's multiple sales events are hugely popular with gamers. They are one reason why the download service is growing so quickly. Sales are also a useful revenue source for game developers.<p>But do they cause harm to game fans?<p>That's the argument being made by Jason Rohrer, developer of massively …

'Nidhogg' arrives on Steam

<i>Nidhogg</i> is here. The insanely fast indie dueling video game has arrived on Steam, over three years after it began winning accolades from the gaming press. Originally only playable at video game exhibitions where crowds would cheer as a pair of players faced off in the epic tug-of-war-like …

5 secrets you didn’t know about famous sports games

Defunct publisher Midway once made a game that mocked Michael Vick for going to prison and having a sexually transmitted disease.<p>That’s just one of the things we discovered when we went back to dig up dirt, interesting facts, and buried stories involving sports-related games. For a lot of people, …

How to Survive in DayZ Standalone - IGN Video

From eating to doing the "friendly dance," these are the basics you need to know to survive in DayZ Standalone.

Why Nidhogg's creator chased 'the slow game'

The fighting in <i>Nidhogg</i>, developer Mark Essen's recently released fencing game, is designed around what he called "the slow game" in an interview with Venus Patrol.<p>First shown years ago, Essen said his goal was "for the game to be taken seriously as a fighting game," so he took it to fighting game …

Umoove Launches iOS Game To Make The Case For A Face-Tracking Gesture Interface On Mobile

Umoove is a mobile-focused Israeli startup that plays in the eye- and face-tracking space. It’s a nascent area of tech development, with smartphone maker Samsung adding a basic eye-tracking feature to its Galaxy S4 flagship device last year (aka Smart Scroll). While a head-tracking patent filing …

App Store Update: January 14

Joe Danger's latest sequel drops to under a dollar less than a week after its debut, and a Totoro-esque monster needs your help solving puzzles.<p>Every …

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WTF: 'Breaking Bad' Blue Meth Actually Circulating in New Mexico – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> Call it a sick case of life imitating art, but <i>ABC News</i> is reporting methamphetamine tinted the color blue has begun circulating in the Four …

Nick Nolte Boards Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' – /Film

It’s not surprising that <b>Darren Aronofsky</b> has managed to put together an excellent cast for his Biblical epic <i>Noah</i>. What is surprising is that he’s …

Follow-Up: The Man Who Killed Another Man For Texting During A Movie Was A Former Police Captain

More details are coming to light in the story of the man who was shot and killed at a screening of Lone Survivor yesterday, and pretty much all of them make the story seem even worse. 71-year-old Curtis Reeves Jr. shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson once in the chest at the Cinebistro 16, an upscale …

Will 'Her' Contribute to a New Era of Smart Technology?

<i>Editor's Note: From smart technology to Hemingway, and Disney to Sibide, our dish is full today here at Signature.</i><p>When "Minority Report" hit …

Jonah Hill: 'Snorting fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie is pretty iconic'

A couple of years ago, in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel, Jonah Hill walked into my lift. Flanked by four attentive young women, he was recounting a series of travails involving his interior designer's work on his new apartment – he had, as I remember, a spot of bother with the pronunciation …