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Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

North Korea

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 …

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 …

You can now play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83 graphing calculator

We truly are living in the future.<p>Nintendo is about to release “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” next Friday, but why wait to see your favorite Nintendo mascots duke it out in stunning high definition when you can play one of the most addictive fighting games of all time on a low-definition graphing …

Philae Probe Transmits Data From Comet 317 Million Miles Away

Space

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Is Monster Hunter at its Best

This is the <i>Monster Hunter</i> game you've been waiting for. If you've been waiting.<p><i>Monster Hunter</i> is hands down one of Japan's biggest video game …

Monster Hunter

Why NASA Never Returned To Moon: Documentary Explains Why [Video]

It’s been nearly 50 years since the Apollo 11 Mission was successfully carried out when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on …

Buzz Aldrin

Two Basic iPad Apps for Teaching Coding to Kids

November 2, 2014<br>I got an email today from a teacher asking for some basic iPad coding apps to recommend to her kids. Actually I have already reviewed …

Preview: Felling Titans in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

<b>Monster Hunter</b> is one of those series that has taken a long time to gain any real presence in the West; in Japan the game is as popular as <b>Pokémon</b>, …

What Does a Hermit Do While Living in the Woods for 27 Years? Steal Pokemon Games

It's hard to imagine a single person living undetected in the United States while having no contact with another human being for years, yet that's precisely what happened over the last three decades. GQ has published a lengthy new story about Christopher Knight, a hermit who has lived in the woods …

Hands-on Impressions of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime From PAX 14

PAX and all of its spinoffs has become known as a safe haven for indie developers to show off their latest video games to the adoring public that …

Indie Gaming

Assassin's Creed Unity - Building Your Assassin - PAX Prime - IGN Video

Unity has a robust character customization mode that allows you to create your own assassin or a classic from the series.

Destiny: behind the scenes of the world's most expensive video game

When Destiny launches next week, 10 million players will be let loose in an intricate, beautiful, interplanetary gaming playground<p>On the wall are multiple LCD displays showing graphs, maps and streams of data; this small windowless box, hidden away in a cavernous converted multiplex in Washington, …

You can’t play this game alone – find a friend and conquer Together: Amna & Saif

SEATTLE, Washington – <i>Together: Amna & Saif</i> puts you and another player on the same screen, controlling a mother and son duo of characters to solve various environmental puzzles. It’s a “couch co-op adventure puzzle game” that requires you to talk, interact, and think with another human being.<p>Lead …

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: Fast, Violent, and Mature

Redefining what a Final Fantasy game can be.<p>From the 20-minutes of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD gameplay I saw at PAX Prime 2014, it seems like …

If you thought Dark Souls was hard, try Titan Souls

Death is inevitable in <i>Titan Souls</i>.<p>Playing as a tiny pixel human, players get one arrow and one hit point. If they fire their arrow, they have to retrieve it in order to fire it again. If they get hit even once, they die and have to return to the last check point and do it all over again.<p>Every …

Razer's latest product is an app that hunts down video game bargains

Razer, the maker of mice, keyboards and computers aimed at gaming enthusiasts, is getting into a new game: finding bargains and price drops on PC games. The company's latest product, Razer Cortex, is part game management software, part deal hunter.<p>Razer Cortex's deals app, the company says, scours …

Tinyloot will pay players to play free-to-play mobile games (exclusive)

Game makers have had a tough time monetizing mobile titles, as they advertise heavily to recruit new players. Tinyloot wants to turn that on its head, paying players a small amount of money, so that they will keep on playing a game — and spend money in it too.<p>The idea comes from Oliver Kern, a …

Tom Clancy's The Division GamesCom Xbox One Demo Jaw Dropping, DX12 A Big Deal Especially For Next-Gen GPUs/CPUs

Ubisoft showcased Tom Clancy's The Division at GamesCom 2014 but not to general public, it was a behind-the-closed door demonstration on Xbox One. …

It's impossible to visit every planet in No Man's Sky

There's no way you can visit every world in <i>No Man's Sky.</i><p>Sean Murray, co-founder of developing studio Hello Games, told IGN that the procedurally generated universe in <i>No Man's Sky</i>, the indie space exploration game that has captivated gamers since it was revealed in December, creates worlds on the …

Nintendo uses copyright on best Pokémon fan project. It's super effective

Claudia Ng had recently purchased a 3D printer, and one of her first projects was to create the model for a Pokémon-themed planter for a friend. She posted it online, and it quickly went viral. The first version of the planter was a little rough, as you can see.<p>She then put the design on Shapeways, …

Here's what the Alienware Alpha console can do — and what it can't [update]

<i>Updated on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. with corrections to inaccuracies about what Steam games show up in a player’s library and the limitations of the Alpha’s console mode.</i><p>Alienware has created a monster.<p>The boutique gaming-PC maker is marketing its new box, the Alpha, as a console. It’s actually a strange …

23-year-old designer creates a way to play the Nintendo 64 over HDMI (interview)

Some of the best games ever made might look better soon thanks to this upcoming creation.<p>Marshall H, who declined to share his last name for privacy reasons, has almost completed a converter that lets the Nintendo 64 display video through HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections. He is a college graduate who …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Scientists work to improve phone battery life

Mobile devices have transformed our lives, but unplugged from the mains they only last as long as the energy held within their batteries.<p>Scientists are constantly looking for new ways to generate and bottle energy, leading to exciting developments away from pure battery technology.<p>The first is …

Batteries

Adorkable – it's in the dictionary but, please, don't ever say it out loud

This portmanteau of 'dork' and 'adorable' has been recognised by the Collins English Dictionary. But, honestly, some things are better left on Twitter<p><b>Age:</b> Seven and a bit.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Zooey Deschanel, in a pair of glasses that she doesn't medically need, attempting to give you a friendship bracelet …