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Wait, was Pyramid Head trying to help you in Silent Hill 2?

I'm not going to sit here and argue that Pyramid Head was a "good guy," in <i>Silent Hill 2</i>, as this video by RagnarRox itself notes that Pyramid Head can be seen as kind of a boiled down, violent and unhealthy version of the main character's need for power, sexual potency and lack of emotional …

Elite: Dangerous sent a poet to explore the deepest reaches of space

By this point you should be aware that <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> essentially has the largest gameworld created for any game ever. In fact, it has realistically modeled our entire galaxy, some 400 billion star systems in all. Over the past few months the team behind it has made some remarkable graphical …

Xbox head to speak at major Windows 10 event, says it's time to 'talk about gaming'

Microsoft plans to hold a Windows 10 event at its Redmond campus in late January, according to the official Windows blog, and Xbox head Phil Spencer will be on hand with others to talk about the "consumer experience."<p>The news comes the same day that Spencer touched on the importance of Windows …

Oculus just bought two very interesting VR tech companies

Oculus VR, the developer of the Rift virtual reality headset, made two acquisitions this week with the aim of improving its immersive technology. One is a company that specializes in hand tracking while the other develops tech that can create 3D models from real-world objects.<p>The first of those …

What Happens When Oculus Rift Meets a Rollercoaster?

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How Could You Not Love This Game?

Bet you get really sweaty in those things.<p>video Watch Karate Match Ends In Two Seconds With A Loud KO! Robin Baskets<p>video Watch You All See This …

Like XCOM, But In The Wild West? You Have My Attention.

"In a nutshell, Hard West is a turn-based squad tactical with adventurous world exploration. Think X-Com combat with Heroes of Might and Magic world …

Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask

Parents worry that video games are bad for kids, but the evidence on how and why they may be harmful has been confusing.<p>"Most of popular media puts the most emphasis of concern on aggression," says psychologist Jay Hull from Dartmouth College. "But aggression is just the tip of the iceberg."<p>So Hull …

China Doesn’t Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film ‘Web Junkie’

The directors of the documentary Web Junkie on how they infiltrated a Chinese Internet addiction clinic—and got the teenage boys to tell their …

Today is Andy Warhol's birthday! Celebrate by visiting our 'Cast of Character...

Today is Andy Warhol's birthday! Celebrate by visiting our 'Cast of Characters' exhibit featuring a selection of screen prints from our permanent …

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

Most of the time when we discuss exposure we talk about it in very technical terms, using photography-specific jargon. There aren’t too many other …

Landscape Photography

Google has already hidden as many as 100,000 search results in Europe

The "right to be forgotten" is already having a huge impact on Google's search results. Since the landmark May ruling, Google has removed "tens of thousands" of links — potentially over 100,000 — pertaining to Europeans who've filed to have that information hidden from web users. According to a <i>Wall</i> …

Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

In addition to being the only Android Wear device that will have a round watch face, the Moto 360 will also pack a unique feature existing …

Turn Your Disposable Lighter Into a Pocket Torch

You know those cheap lighters you pick up from the register at the gas station? Well, they can do more than just light up a few Marlboros. With the …

Travel

Solar Storm That Could Have Ended 'Life As We Know It' Narrowly Missed Earth In 2012

A solar superstorm could have ended 'life as we know it' in 2012 if it hadn't narrowly missed Earth.<p>Experts have revealed that two Coronal Mass …

The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR

Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality. Heck, even the "hardware" is open source -- here are instructions to make your own, right now!<p>But the concept is more than a low-tech solution to mobile VR. It's emblematic of Google's approach to virtual …

Destiny beta now open to all, no code required

<i>Read our full Destiny review.</i><p>You can now jump into Bungie’s <i>Destiny</i> beta if you own a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, or Xbox One, no download …

How DreamWorks reinvented animation software to make How to Train Your Dragon 2

Before it could make this summer’s blockbuster movie <i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i>, DreamWorks had to build a whole new animation tool. Here’s the story of how the studio built software that lets animators work faster and more organically than ever before.<p>In the past, animation artists had to go …

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Why the Digital Skills Gap Is a Productivity Killer (Infographic) | Inc.com

Roughly 200 million adults in the U.S. today make up the "digital workforce," where productivity requires skills using a number of digital platforms.<p>Amazingly, only one out of ten workers from this group rate themselves as proficient with the digital tools they use, according to video training …

Wall Street

Apple iWatch Patent Revealed

Is the iWatch on the way?<p>In a patent filing granted today, Apple revealed a few details about its rumored upcoming smartwatch set to compete with …

PopCap launching a 'new Peggle game' soon

PopCap Games is working on another Peggle title, and the game will likely be released soon, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson announced during an investor call today.<p>"A much-anticipated new Peggle game from PopCap is moving through a test period in preparation for launch," said Wilson.<p>Asked to …

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

<i>Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content</i><p>"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."<p>I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later …

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming device

Nvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at …