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Hackers are Targetting the Starbucks App

Starbucks was one of the earliest retailers to aggressively promote payments via mobile phone, and their efforts have been wildly successful. A …

Freebies

5 design lessons 90s-style shooter Strafe cribs from classic games

Pixel Titans' new game <i>Strafe</i> wears its inspirations on its sleeve. It hearkens back to the mid-1990s era when PC game fans were racing (and strafing) …

Game Development

Nintendo reportedly working on a 'Zelda' smartphone game

This just in from Captain Obvious: Nintendo's <i>Zelda</i> series is headed for smartphones.<p>It's still just a rumor for now, so there aren't many details to …

Los Angeles

5 Android Apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 189th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:<p>Twitter may get 24/7 video streaming in the future. Twitter COO Anthony Noto told Buzzfeed that its an option they’re working toward. The idea is to give people a 24/7 constantly updating video feed. …

Apps

Max Payne Creators' New Game Gets a Publisher, Won't Be a Sequel

505 Games steps in to help.<p>Max Payne creator, Remedy Entertainment, has entered into a publishing agreement with 505 Games to work towards its newest …

Gaming

8 games to get your hands on this May

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is just a month away, where we’ll see all the shiny new games we’ll be playing in the coming years. But in the …

Call of Duty

‘Battlefield 1’ Leak May Reveal Silenced Weapons, New Gadget For Future Update

<i>Battlefield 1</i> just got a brand new update, but we may already have a sneak peek of what comes next. Data miners have found evidence of silenced …

‘Injustice 2’ DLC Coming Soon, Says Ed Boon

NetherRealm Studios has slowly been revealing more characters for “Injustice 2,” but now the studio might be announcing DLC details soon. Ed Boon, …

Mario Maker Player Keeps Risking Bans From Nintendo To Keep Game Alive

<i>Mario Maker’s</i> last content update dropped over a year ago, but hardcore fans aren’t ready to let go yet. Instead, some of the community introduces …

Retrogaming

Best Indie Game Collectors Edition You Should Get Right Now

Ever heard about Collectors Edition ? Well if you are a gamer you know what Collector’s edition. Basically they are very rare and pack some goodies …

PlayStation's Golden Week Sale Is Full Of Ridiculous Deals

If you have ever wanted to play the best video game of all time for only two dollars, this is your lucky week, because <i>Suikoden II</i> is on sale as part …

Gaming

All 14 Call of Duty Games Ranked from Worst to Best

Call of Duty

Building a video game for 50 Cent sounds like a soul-crushing experience

The kid wants helicopters, he gets helicopters<p><i>50 Cent: Blood on the Sand</i> was one of the last vestiges of the mindless, licensed video games segment of the previous decade, when every movie, sport and entertainment superstar with an agent smart enough to ask for a video game adaptation got one. …

Clever Fans Have Discovered Clues To What Awaits In The ‘Call of Duty: WW2’ Zombie Mode

Amidst lagging sales against its competition, Activision is going all-in on returning to the once popular setting of World War 2 for the appropriately-named Call of Duty: WW2<i>.</i> Judging by the fan reaction, they were right to go back to the well. It also paints a picture of the company pulling out …

World War II

The Business Of Video Games: A Multi Billion Dollar Industry [Infographic]

Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. There are thousands of companies developing and publishing games in all 50 states. These companies are able to compete in a world market by utilizing continuous innovation and highly skilled/educated workers. Just about everyone …

Gaming Industry

Video game releases for May 2017

Highlights include Prey, Injustice 2, Fire Emblem and Star Trek VR<p>Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of May 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, …

A gamer found a way to use his Nintendo Switch for VR

It’s not perfect, but it works<p>Nintendo has been noncommittal when it comes to virtual reality, even though it filed a patent late last year that could turn its Switch console into a VR device. A YouTube blogger decided to take matters into his own hands, and found a way to demonstrate the potential …

Virtual Reality

Prey's first hour tested on PS4 and Xbox One

Scheduled for release next week, Bethesda recently released a demo version of its new take on Prey, effectively giving you the chance to sample the …

Gaming

The HTC Vive will track eye movement with a $220 upgrade kit

One of the startups in HTC’s Vive X accelerator is releasing an upgrade kit that will add eye tracking to the Vive virtual reality headset. The Beijing-based company 7invensun will open preorders for its aGlass lenses next month, selling them in China for the equivalent of around $220; according to</i> …

Virtual Reality

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Will Have Female Soldiers

Controversy Over Females in Call of Duty: WWII<p>The <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise is going back to its roots of World War II, but this time with women in mind.</i> …

Gaming Industry

The Next Generation Of Playstation Is Reportedly Coming In 2018 To Combat Xbox’s Project Scorpio

In a bit of news that will possibly leave some gamers frustrated, the Wall Street Journal is reporting analyst Damian Thong’s prediction that sony will be releasing its next-gen PlayStation “by the second half of 2018.” By that time, the PS4 and Xbox One will have been out for (only) five years, …

PS4 Pro

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Launch Sales Announced

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Nintendo Switch debut is the biggest launch day for any entry in the Mario Kart franchise.<p>Nintendo announced today that Mario …

Sony Doesn't Need a PS5 to Kick Scorpio's Butt

You may have heard rumblings that Sony plans to release a PlayStation 5 as soon as 2018. But don't pull the plug on your PS4 just yet — Sony …

Consumer Tech

With Project Scorpio And The PS5, Have The Console Wars Taken A Ceasefire?

For a long, long time, there was no cultural battle more fraught, more excessive, more absurd than the console wars. Which console you bought tended to define what you wanted out of gaming, and each wave of new consoles opened up a new front in an ongoing struggle. Once-mighty armies fell from …

Gaming Consoles

What's The Largest Galaxy In The Universe?

Our Milky Way contains some 400 billion stars, spanning 100,000 light years in diameter.<p>Yet compared to other galaxies, it’s not even especially large.<p>In our own local group, the Andromeda galaxy is significantly larger, reaching 220,000 light years across.<p>Interacting spiral galaxies can have their …

Universe