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Destiny's April Fools Joke

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In Japan, People Are Flipping Out Over The Flip-Phone (Galapagos Phone): What's Old Is New Again

Everything that’s old is new again—and the flip-phone—the anti-smart phone & the Galapagos like replica of a time when Japan once dominated the world in mobile phones is making a comeback in this island country.<p>For those of you who don’t remember, once upon a time Japan was the world leader in …

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Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Destiny: Quickly Leveling your Second Character - IGN Plays

Battleborn: Official Reveal Trailer

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Nether review – gorgeous but unforgiving survival shooter

(PC, Nether Productions, cert: 16, out now)<p>Joining the ranks of post-apocalyptic survival games such as <i>DayZ</i>, <i>Nether</i> pits humanity against genetic monsters. But the biggest threat will be other players – as an early access game (playable while developers build it) there's little incentive to do …

DARPA Is Using Oculus Rift To Build The ‘Mega Man Battle Network’ Of Cyberwarfare

In a surprising amount of futuristic visions of how hacking will work in the future, the experience is immersive, rather than something done hunched over a computer looking at lines of code scroll by. DARPA appears to agree with the full-body submersion vision of hacking’s future, as it’s working …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

The Best Final Fantasy Music

Over the past couple of decades, <i>Final Fantasy</i> has done many things very well: stories, characters, art direction, chocobos, all that jazz. But one …

Big Boss or Tidus? #ThursdayThrowdown http://t.co/O2DoLDfr3I

Oculus VR, EA, Avegant and others join to form 'Immersive Technology Alliance'

Well, this is certainly a <i>motley</i> crew: a variety of companies in the virtual reality space are teaming up to create the "Immersive Technology Alliance." The group is an evolution of an earlier consortium, The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance -- apparently the world of 3D gaming no longer needs their …

Tumblr goes retro by letting you post with a phone call (update: more feature revival than retro)

Forget trying to be retro-cool by replacing your digital music with vinyl -- that's so <i>2013</i>. Tumblr believes that this year's trendsetters will use its throwback dial-a-post service instead. You can now make an audio post on the social network by calling a toll-free number; all you have to do …

LG’s G Flex: Is a curved smartphone screen innovation or desperation? (review)

Curved smartphone screens are going to be the next hot thing — if you believe the likes of Samsung and LG.<p>The two Korean electronics companies have recently rolled the first curved-screen smartphones out to market. These devices will likely serve as precursors to phones with truly flexible …

The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about his or her life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”<p>Fear not. …

Hacking and Hentai: One Ridiculous Hour in the Watch Dogs Sandbox

I never meant to leave that poor trucker stranded in the air. Here I was at the start of my hands-on experience with Watch Dogs, an hour-plus playthrough in which Ubisoft had given me carte blanche to do whatever I pleased within the game's virtual rendition of Chicago. DualShock 4 in hand, I was …

Princess Peach Is Ready To Kick Ass And Take Names

When Alexia Jean Grey cosplays as Princess Peach, she doesn't go for puffy dresses and a smile. She channels Peach: Warrior Princess.<p>Inspired by …

PS4-€™s Forgotten Feature That Sony Needs To Shout About

In this eternal battle of the consoles – as one internet nerd metaphorically measures his penis against his imagined arch-nemesis – it’s hard to …

'Legend of Zelda' remake for the Oculus Rift lets you become Link

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> series may have gone 3D many years ago, but an enterprising Oculus Rift developer is taking things a step further by recreating the original, NES <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game in a virtual reality world. The combination of the original game's blocky, 8-bit style plus a first-person …

RT @gamespite: Finally, the whole family is together. This is basically why I bought a Vita. http://t.co/euKIS1W6u4

Maybe A Pokémon MMO Wouldn't Be As Awesome As We Think

Okay, let's say Game Freak decides to take the plunge and finally give us the Pokémon MMO that so many people clamor for. It would be amazing! ...or …

The Adventure Game Of The Future Uses Virtual Reality

Loading Human is an adventure game, but not as you know it. Gone is the traditional 2D interface and reliance on commands. In its place: the Oculus …

​Here's a Joker That Might Actually Kick Batman's Ass

Bane? Forget that musclehead. Batman's greatest enemy has always been the Joker. And in armor like this, it's possible that he wouldn't get sent back …

The One Series Square Enix Really Needs To Revive

If you asked a bunch of RPG fans what franchises they'd like to see come back from the dead, you'd get a lot of answers, because there's nothing RPG …

Bethesda and Irrational, Arkane and Gearbox teaming up for game bundles

Two sets of studios are teaming up to create game bundles featuring some of their most popular recent titles, according to a post on Bethesda's Blog.<p>Arkane Studios is partnering with Gearbox Software to create a two-game bundle featuring <i>Dishonored</i> and <i>Borderlands 2</i>, and Bethesda is teaming up with …

Silly sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence photo bombs Taylor Swift

Welcome to Break Time! Here are the amazing stories from around the web that deserve a Golden Globe... ok maybe just a gold star.<p>Oh that silly Jennifer Lawrence. The movie star photo bombed Taylor Swift.<p>Beyonce does karaoke with a group of fans. Aw!<p>Former "Survivor" star takes a selfie after being …

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …