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'Quake III Arena' Bots Reportedly Stop Fighting After 4-Year Match

The story goes something like this:<p>A gamer sets up a bot-vs-bot match on his Quake III Arena server and lets the match run to see how the bots will adapt over a long period of time. The bot AI (artificial intelligence) in Quake III Arena is designed to adapt to new scenarios and situations but …

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Wolfenstein: The New Order will be difficult but fair, designer says

<i>Wolfenstein: The New Orde</i>r's highest difficulty setting will be so hard players "will cry blood," senior gameplay designer Andreas Ojerfors told GameSpot, but the game will "always [be] fair."<p>According to Ojerfors, <i>The New Order</i> features different difficulty modes in order to offer a challenge, and …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Omni Gaming Treadmill: Kill Some Monsters, Burn Some Calories

It’s hard for a gamer to get some much-needed exercise, particularly PC gamers, who are usually stuck behind a monitor, where the only way to burn calories is to play a championship game of <i>Starcraft</i>. Now the Omni, a unique gaming treadmill and currently a Kickstarter project, wants to help you get …

US Accidentally Uploads Secret Israeli Missile Base Plans To Public Website

The blunder knocked Israeli officials for a loop, reports Sheera Frankel of McClatchy:<p>"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility," said …

Listen to the New Black Sabbath Album '13' Now

The reunion album is streaming on iTunes ahead of its official June 11th release<p>Black Sabbath's new album <i>13</i> won't be released until June 11th, but …

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Stream Black Sabbath’s reunion album, 13

Black Sabbath — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler — are streaming their new album, <i>13</i>, in full a week ahead of its official release date …

Cracking Kinect: the Xbox One's new sensor could be a hardware hacker's dream

Will a higher-resolution camera lead to more inventive DIY creations?<p>One of the biggest upgrades to Microsoft's recently unveiled Xbox One console is the new and improved Kinect: the device now features a higher fidelity sensor, a larger field of view compared to the original, and better skeletal …

Red Dead Redemption fan film lanching this month

A group of gaming fans are working to deliver a new short film influenced by Rockstar's <i>Red Dead Redemption</i>.<p>Unlike the recently released short film by filmmaker Brett Driver, production company Silk Dog Films will focus squarely on the Rockstar game while combining it with a spaghetti …

World of Warcraft film begins shooting in 2014

The upcoming <i>World of Warcraft</i> feature film will begin shooting early next year, producer Charles Roven has told SlashFilm.<p>"First quarter 2014 we're going to shoot that movie," Roven said. "We're moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I'm having a great time with [director …

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Rumour: Dishonored studio rebooting Prey 2

Dishonored maker Arkane Studios is rumoured to be building Prey 2 from scratch after Bethesda removed original developer Human Head Studios from the …

Play this: 'The Queen of Snakes' is a gorgeous, free 'Indiana Jones'-themed adventure game

<i>The Queen of Snakes</i> has a lot going for it. It's a simple and fun point-and-click adventure game with an absolutely stunning comic book art style, as well as a treasure hunting theme that elicits some very strong <i>Indiana Jones</i> vibes. You'll explore a labyrinth temple full of secrets, treasures, …

Oculus Rift developer struck and killed in crosswalk during police chase (update)

Oculus VR computer graphics engineer Andrew Scott Reisse was struck and killed Thursday afternoon by a speeding car driven by gang members fleeing the scene of a fatal police-involved shooting, according to Santa Ana police.<p>Reisse, 33, was walking in a crosswalk, about 4 miles from the offices of …

Want to freak out at the sound of chanting? Play Blood!

If you ask your fellow gamer whether they're familiar with the Build engine, two things can happen. One, they'll stare at you with the perplexed …

Play this: 'Phantom Fishing' turns you into an underwater ghost hunter

As the movies have shown us, being a ghostbuster isn't all that easy — and as <i>Phantom Fishing</i> proves, doing it underwater is even harder. The one-button browser game has an exceedingly simple premise, but in practice it's very hard. All you have to do is guide a stream through the water to collect …

Why the creator of the most realistic gaming gun ever isn’t backing down

Video games lead to violence. They warp impressionable young minds because titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield are so realistic that players can’t tell the difference. They are worse than guns.<p>We’ve all heard these extreme claims from the National Rifle Association, from politicians, and from …

Oculus VR lead engineer Andrew Reisse dies in tragic accident

A tragic accident has stripped Oculus VR of one of its founding members, Andrew Scott Reisse, who died on Thursday after being struck by a car involved in a police chase. As ABC Los Angeles reports, Reisse was killed in a crosswalk by suspects who were fleeing the scene of a crime.<p>Reisse was one of …

7 Days to Die blends the open world zombie genre with RPG and sandbox elements

Indie developer The Fun Pimps' <i>7 Days to Die</i> aims for a different take on the open world zombie genre, adding Minecraft-like sandbox mechanics as well as elements of shooters, role-playing games, tower defense and survival horror to create a mash-up genre the team calls "Survival Horde."<p><i>7 Days to …

What Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Really Thought About Each Other

"He and I, in a sense, grew up together," Gates said. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies. And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always …

Star Wars: The Old Republic double XP weekends start June 22, summer updates outlined

<i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> will resume its double XP weekends beginning June 22, BioWare Austin senior producer Bruce Maclean announced via the game's website.<p>According to Maclean's post, double XP weekends will run through July 7, with the final weekend beginning early in celebration of the …

Xbox One in-game and Party Chat powered by Skype, audio quality will be improved

Xbox One voice chat quality will be much improved compared to Microsoft's current-generation console thanks to the One's Skype integration, a Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon.<p>"In-Game Chat, Party Chat and Skype are all available on Xbox One," the representative wrote. "Skype …

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

Ceiling Kinect and Call of Duty dogs: The top Xbox One GIFs and memes (so far)

Microsoft officially unveiled its next generation console, the Xbox One, on Tuesday. The company is billing it as an all-in-one entertainment box, capable of switching between games and multimedia applications quickly and seamlessly. Although Microsoft hasn’t release date and price, we do know that …

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Microsoft shows behind-the-scenes design of its Xbox One game controller

<i>For more on the Xbox One reveal, check out our complete coverage.</i><p>Click. Click. Click. Click. That was the sound we heard as we went inside the previously secret lab where Microsoft is testing game controllers for the Xbox One game console. It’s the sound of a robot pushing a controller four to five …

iam8bit’s video game-themed art show returns to L.A. June 7

The video game-inspired art exhibition iam8bit returns to Los Angeles, Calif. next month, highlighting the work of more than 80 international artists who will translate fond memories of classic 8-bit and 16-bit games into fine art.<p>Like previous exhibitions, this year's iam8bit show, titled iam8bit …