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Bungie Reveals What's in Destiny The Taken King DLC

Bungie has published a list of everything included in Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, when it is deployed on September 15.<p>In the wake of questions about the inherent value of a DLC package that will cost $40 (and £40), Bungie has claimed in its latest blog post that "we plan to prove that …

Solar System

A video game for the socially anxious

Italian developers Sebastiano Morando and Francesco Lanciai didn't set out to make a game about social anxiety disorder when they created <i>Sym</i>. That idea spawned from the drawing of a character, a black figure with one eye disintegrating into a stark white background. Morando was inspired by this …

24 Times Your Favorite Kids' Cartoons Suddenly Got Really Deep

"Life is so hard, Tommy. Sometimes I think it's the hardest thing there is."

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part 1 -- The New 1080p Champion

<i>UPDATE: Part 2 of this review is now live, addressing 1440p benchmarks and 2-way SLI.</i><p>Nvidia recently launched its newest member of the Maxwell family, and Team Green is targeting the majority of 1080p gamers with the GTX 960 graphics card. Nvidia defines the GTX 960 as the “sweet spot GPU,” but …

Overclocking

9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

But if you're having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

Tim Cook

Batman Arkham Knight

New 'Pokkén Tournament' Footage Shows Pokémon's Coolest Evolution Yet

“Tekken meets Pokémon” may be a phrase most in the gaming industry never thought they’d hear, but with ‘Pokkén Tournament, the collaboration between Namco and The Pokémon Company, that’s exactly what we’re going to see in 2015.<p>Right now, the fighting game is heading only to Japanese arcades, but …

Retired Chicago cop helps take down master safecracker one last time

Tony DeLeonardis was about three years into his retirement when the former Chicago police officer smelled a familiar rat.<p>He had arrested mobsters, drug smugglers, rapists and serial killers during his 38-year career before retiring in 2008 as a sergeant in command of major-case squad …

Crime

'No Man's Sky' Packed With Activities -- Space Combat, Trading, Mining, Even Terraforming

As a recent Elite: Dangerous fan and general space game enthusiast, I’ve been cautiously optimistic about No Man’s Sky since its admittedly stunning debut. No, it wasn’t the breathtaking procedurally generated planets that left me leery, and it certainly wasn’t the hypnotic soundtrack from …

Trading

Destiny players: This is your guide to beating the game's hardest raid

Bungie released the hard-mode version of <i>Destiny</i>'s Crota's End raid this week. The new challenge isn't entirely unfamiliar, so the world-first completion took only about half an hour. But you and your friends are probably not as good at <i>Destiny</i> as those guys, and the hard mode scales up the …

Game Design Deep Dive: The Functions of Transistor

<i>Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in</i> …

10 Important Apps For Your Android Smartphone

Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on the world’s most popular platform – Android – is no easy feat. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my weekly app app round-up here and …

UK organized crime unit arrests teen in PSN, XBL holiday outage investigation

An 18-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the distributed denial of service attack that brought down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the holidays and for alleged swatting offenses, according to a U.K. police organized crime unit.<p>The teen, whose name was not …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Charlie Hebdo: 'Blessed battle of Paris' was our work, says al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen

The terrorist network hails the men who killed 17 people as "heroes" and promises to attack London<p>Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the “blessed battle of Paris”, hailing the terrorists who killed 17 people as “heroes” who “blew off the dust of disgrace”.<p>In a video …