Ben Takacs

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The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

Watch Enemy Front's story from the eyes of a WWII correspondent and Nazi smasher

A trailer released today for <i>Enemy Front</i> offers a glimpse at the story in CI Games' upcoming WWII shooter.<p>Press play above to get the news from Robert Hawkins, an American war correspondent reporting from Warsaw. "This is a story of resistance," says the game's protagonist and resident Nazi</i> …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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WildStar loads a bunch of craziness into almost everything you can do in an MMO (preview)

Some game developers have way too much fun discussing math.<p>I recently sat down with Jeffrey Gaffney, executive producer at Carbine Studios, to talk about the upcoming massively-multiplayer online game WildStar. The studio built this cartoonish and light-hearted adventure to stack increasingly …

Blaming video games for suicide is an illogical leap too far

Suicide rates are highest among males, and 97 percent of teenagers play video games. Why then, has a coroner publicly leapt on the non-fact that four …

Quantum Break coming to Xbox One in 2015, full reveal at Gamescom

Remedy Entertainment's <i>Quantum Break</i> is coming to Xbox One in 2015, creative director Sam Lake announced in a video that shows new gameplay footage from the time-twisting third-person shooter.<p>Lake also announced that Remedy and publisher Microsoft will present the "time-amplified action gameplay" of</i> …

Watch Dogs promotion triggers bomb squad response to major publication

A bomb squad was called to the Sydney offices of Ninemsn, a major Australian online publication, after the company received promotional material for Ubisoft's open-world title <i>Watch Dogs</i> in the guise of a beeping, black safe.<p>According to a Mumbrella story published today, the authorities were …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus trailer makes it look like the most badass iOS game ever

Mobile developer Vivid Games has dropped a new trailer for its forthcoming open world actioner <i>Godfire: Rise of Prometheus</i> and — wow!<p>If I wasn’t excited about getting my Greek mythological badass on prior to watching these tantalizing glimpses of what’s to come, then I certainly am now. In short: …

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Pebble Smartwatch Named Second Most Wanted Wearable Among Tech Experts

Canadian Eric Migicovsky’s Pebble Smartwatch, which earned $10.3 million from its 2012 Kickstarter campaign, has been named the second most wanted …