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New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City

Mississippi floods shaped the rise and fall of the prehistoric metropolis known as Cahokia.<p>Researchers have long debated the reasons behind the rapid rise and swift disappearance of Cahokia, a sprawling, ancient city-state near the modern city of St. Louis. Now an analysis of sediment cores reveals …

The Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 18, 2015)

Read our top picks from The Daily Edition this week, including stories about ISIS’ takeover of Palmyra and Ramadi, the history of biker gangs in the U.S. and the latest from President Barack Obama on the Iran nuclear negotiations. We’ve also picked a few lighter stories to round out the list, like …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Gear VR is a closed system, but the Oculus Rift will (likely) remain open

One of the best aspects of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 is the fact that it's completely open. Anyone can download the SDK and get to work creating games and experiences, and the community of underground virtual reality developers making crazy, unlicensed demos has been amazing.<p>Unfortunately …

Oculus launches Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for virtual reality developers

Facebook’s Oculus Rift division announced today that it has created a special developer edition of the virtual reality headset for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality system.<p>The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and deliver high-quality virtual …

Out This Week: December 8, 2014

Destiny expands this week with The Dark Below, Guardians of the Galaxy hits Blu-ray and Xeodrifter does the Metroidvania thing on 3DS.<p>With so many …

Destiny racing mode 'has come up as a topic' at Bungie

Bungie says it's been talking about adding a racing mode to <i>Destiny</i>.<p>Players in the game can zoom around on Sparrow hoverbikes. Some have organized unofficial races and leagues in the game. Asked about an official mode in an interview with GameSpot, community manager Eric Osborne said that the idea …

Clash of Clans dominates the U.S. iOS and Google Play markets for 90% of 2014

Developer Supercell’s Clash of Clans dominated the mobile-app market in the U.S. for 90 percent of 2014, according to an analysis by market researcher Metaps.<p>Clash of Clans held the top spot on both the Apple App Store and Google Play for most of the year. Clash of Clans isn’t the most popular game …

This fan-made Team Fortress 2 short has been a year in the making

After being in production since 2013, James McVinnie's short film based around <i>Team Fortress 2</i> is officially finished and you can watch it below.<p><i>End of the Line</i> is a fan-made project that's been developed by a team of six since January of last year. Now the 14-minute-long video has been released …

There's more Battlefield 4 content coming

DICE isn't done with <i>Battlefield 4</i>. After the somewhat conclusive-sounding <i>Final Stand</i>, the fifth add-on for 2013's <i>Battlefield 4</i>, the developer says it has more content coming for the first-person shooter and it wants players to weigh in on what they'd like to see in future DLC.<p>"With <i>Battlefield 4</i> …

Scenes from the PlayStation Experience 2014 (gallery)

The first PlayStation Experience was just announced a couple of months ago, but this show — a rare December gaming event in Las Vegas — didn’t suffer from attendance. Both the long line leading to the keynote and signature-covered community wall in the main hall proved that the developer/publisher …

EA is giving away SimCity 2000 for free right now

Electronic Arts is giving away Maxis' classic city building game <i>SimCity 2000</i> for free right now as part of the publisher's "On the House" promotion for Origin.<p>As EA is quick to point out, there's no catch; players can download the Windows PC version of <i>SimCity 2000 Special Edition</i> for free, as long …

A Wii U is mandatory if you want to talk about 2014's Game of the Year

The Nintendo Wii U has had a shaky past, and it's easy to criticize its terrible launch, confusing messaging and lack of modern conveniences.<p>It can often feel like a machine out of time, a console designed by a company that doesn't really understand how to compete in the modern market. Sales are …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Diving Into Destiny's 'The Dark Below' Expansion

Destiny sees the release of its first “expansion” today, The Dark Below, one that aims to be a blend of say, a massive WoW content extension and more traditional piecemeal DLC. It’s clearly more of the latter, but with a $20 price point, fans are hoping that it’s worth their while.<p>With Destiny it’s …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …