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Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry launch trailer delivers retributive justice

A trailer for <i>Freedom Cry</i>, a DLC story campaign for <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i>, tells the story of a rebellion against the brutal yoke of slavery.<p>The DLC stars Adewale, the second-in-command to the main game's protagonist Edward Kenway. An escaped former slave himself, Adewale trained as an …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Why there's no time limit in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

<i>Everybody's Gone to the Rapture</i>'s one-hour time limit is gone, The Chinese Room's creative director Dan Pinchbeck told Eurogamer.<p>The original plan for the <i>Dear Esther</i> spiritual successor was to limit each trip through the world. Players could explore the non-linear game differently each time …

MIT researchers create world's trickiest tongue twister

Trying to wrap your tongue around a phrase or short poem with repeated sounds is something humans have been doing for centuries -- at least that we know of; the practice probably goes back further than recorded history. We grew up giggling over tongue twisters like "Betty Botter bought a bit of …

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Telltale Games Announces New 'Borderlands' And 'Game Of Thrones' Episodic Series

Telltale Games is on fire following the success of their award-winning <i>Walking Dead</i> game. The developer followed that success up with the excellent <i>Wolf Among Us,</i> another episodic series still in its first season.<p>Tonight Telltale announced two new episodic franchises: <i>Tales from the Borderlands</i>, …

Man pays $750 for a piece of paper he thought was an Xbox One

[UPDATE] 19-year-old Peter Clatworthy received a free Xbox One from retailer CeX on Saturday. He also got a full refund from the original eBay scam.<p><i>The original story is below</i>.<p>One United Kingdom teenage did not get what he expected from a recent eBay purchase.<p>19-year-old United Kingdom resident …

Velocity Ultra hits Steam Dec. 12

The Windows PC version of <i>Velocity Ultra</i> will be available Dec. 12 on Steam for $9.99, developer Curve Studios announced today.<p>The shoot-'em-up was originally developed by FuturLab as <i>Velocity</i>, which launched in May 2012 as a PlayStation mini for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation …

Risk of Rain Review

Risk of Rain is the kind of game that speaks to the compulsive hoarder inside all of us. You travel through teleportation gates as you seek out your lost vessel, collecting its scattered cargo along the way. But you're not wasting time collecting discarded vampire romance novels or shipments of …

The Xbox One's 22 launch games

After eight years of the Xbox 360, the Xbox One has arrived, ushering in a new generation of Microsoft console gaming.<p>Now it's time to familiarize yourself with all 22 games available for the console today. Click through on the links below for news, features, videos, and reviews for the platform's …

Dota 2 getting Stanley Parable announcer pack

<i>Dota 2</i> players will eventually have the ability to bring the voice of <i>The Stanley Parable</i> into their game, said <i>Stanley Parable</i> developer Galactic Cafe on Twitter last week.<p>"Sitting down with [co-developer William Pugh] to begin writing the <i>Stanley Parable Dota 2</i> announcer pack," said Davey Wreden, …

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The Forest first-person horror trailer goes from serene to grisly

A trailer for indie Oculus Rift-powered horror title <i>The Forest</i> starts out beautiful and serene, but it doesn't last for long.<p>The first part of the trailer shows the player character venturing through the titular forest, cutting down trees with which to build a log fence around a cabin. At the point …

Why next-gen graphics matter for Infamous: Second Son

Sony's new PlayStation 4 affords developer Sucker Punch the opportunity to make its Infamous games better looking than ever. But the vast visual upgrade coming with <i>Infamous: Second Son</i> is more than just about throwing better looking particle effects and cool reflections onscreen, says producer …

What are these sea slugs doing?

It’s “the first-known instance of ‘cephalo-traumatic secretion transfer’,” we are told in the abstract. This sounds like a head fuck.<p>I jump to the introduction.<p>“Traumatic mating often serves to inject prostate fluids or other gland secretions with putative allohormonal functions into the …

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White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

'XCOM: Enemy Within' Review (PC)

Sometimes a game expansion simply adds new content around the edges of a game: A new stage, perhaps, or an entire new storyline to be pursued after the events of the original game. Sometimes the new content is buried within existing storylines, adding a new layer to one area of a game.<p>But <i>XCOM:</i> …

Sunless Sea Review

The wonder that exploration brings within a game is finite. Once we discover something, we can never discover it again even if we start over. A world fully revealed is suddenly a more static place than when it started. It's at this nexus point between the potential and the static that Failbetter's …

Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers say.<p>The apparent success of the simple procedure has led the scientists to organise a large-scale trial which will launch early next …

Is Apple going to introduce a Surface-style keyboard cover for the iPad tomorrow?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Apple’s(s aapl) invites for its event tomorrow simply read, “We still have a lot to cover.” According to former developer …

PS4 will support 1.5TB SATA replacement drive

<b>The PlayStation 4's hard drive will be able to be replaced with a 1.5TB model, thanks to the increased size of its hard-drive dock.</b><p>Good news, …

PDP releasing Xbox One Kinect privacy TV mount

An Xbox One Kinect TV mount, featuring a cover to block the device's cameras, by gaming accessory and peripheral manufacturer PDP is available for pre-order from online retailers for $19.99.<p>Listed by Amazon to launch on Dec. 4, the mount's description says that it blocks both RGB and IR cameras. …

Xbox One will turn on faster than your TV while in stand-by mode

Xbox One is likely to turn on faster than your television when powered from its stand-by mode, according to Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello in a statement on Reddit.<p>Penello gives a clearer idea into how the new console functions, explaining the system's three power stages as "On is …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

One very interesting thing gamers will be able to do if they happen to pick up both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is use the Xbox One’s interface to play games on your PS4 (or Wii U, or even current gen systems.)<p>Speaking with Ben Kuchera of the Penny Arcade Report, Microsoft’s Jeff Henshaw …

Elop To Kill Xbox As Microsoft CEO? Or Do Dark Forces Seek To Undermine Him?

<i>Xbox marks the CEO battleground.</i><p>Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is looking for a new CEO. But the candidate said to be the favorite is also said to be considering spinning off the Xbox business. Yes, Stephen Elop was recently channeled by deep-throated rumor-mongers as thinking the unthinkable.<p>On the one …