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What do you do when you can't sell your game? Give it away

Developers won’t be able to sell their games on the upcoming Samsung and Oculus VR platform Gear VR for the first few months. The payment system won’t be ready in time for launch, which means you can either hold your content back until the payment system is ready, release a demo or just give your …

Game Centered: Metal Revolutionizes iOS Gaming

Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games and related gaming news. This week we've got some of the biggest news to concern iOS gaming ever, that's no exaggeration. You've been hearing all about the new and improved power of iOS 8's Metal, which vastly enhances …

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Eight Killed in Attack on Ebola Team in Guinea

Eight people, including three journalists, were killed in an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their …

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Tacos, Tequila, and Tartine: Why You Should Buy Tickets to Grub Crawl San Francisco, on Sale Now

Mexican food, handmade pasta, the best pastries you've ever tried—our Grub Crawl in San Francisco is one you can't miss<p>If you're confused about what our Grub Crawls really are, allow us to explain. Essentially, they're like one of those pub crawls in college, but instead of getting bad beer, you'll …

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A Trick for Better Lunch Sandwiches

<i>As a defiant respone to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: The trick to better lunch sandwiches is hiding in your office vending machine.</i><p>A week's …

Some of gaming's greatest heroes are mentally ill, and that's a great thing

(Trigger warning: this article deals with childhood abuse, sexual assault, and suicide)<p>The stereotype of the "hardcore" gamer and the stereotype of a mentally ill person sometimes merge into the same creature. Gamers are sometimes generalized as pasty, troubled and socially-isolated. We like to …

World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion might break the game, and that's okay

When <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s fifth expansion pack, <i>Warlords of Draenor</i>, releases on Nov. 13, it's not likely to have perfect balance. There are going to be some new elements that could break certain player-versus-environment encounters or lead to frustration in the player-versus-player game. But …

'Destiny' May Have A Brilliant, Twisted Story Hidden Far From View

There are many good and bad things about Bungie’s new MMO- shooter Destiny, but one aspect that most would place firmly in the “bad” column is its story. As in, it barely has one.<p>Through 25+ story missions, the game throws in a few cutscenes and has your AI give you a couple of history lessons, but …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Watch the first Destiny raid event, Vault of Glass, right here

<b>Update</b>: Almost immediately after publish, Bungie tweeted the following news:<p>It took a coordinated Destiny clan — they have those already — nearly 12 hours of coordinated effort to overcome the challenge, to put the effort into scale.<p><b>Original</b>: One week from its release, Bungie enabled the first raid …

Watch new Windows 9 features in action with these leaked videos

Whether you're going to miss the Charms bar or not, users likely have a list of things they love (or loath) about Windows 8. We've already had a few hints at what to expect in the next version -- the classic start menu for example. Now, we have some videos (below) purportedly showing the Windows 9 …

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …

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Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Life After The Level Cap In 'Destiny'

The past few days have been a blur of gunfire, alien screams and endless, nonsense sci-fi jargon, but at last I’ve reached the soft level cap in Destiny at 20. It’s where all the best gear and hardest missions are locked away, and after you hit the marker, a different phase of the game begins.<p>I …

US air marshal attacked with syringe at Lagos Airport, raising fears of Ebola infection

Incident happened as President Barack Obama announced more aid to tackle outbreak<p>A US air marshal was attacked with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria and had been hospitalised, the FBI said Monday.<p>It was not known what was in the syringe when it was injected Sunday into the on-duty …

Destiny: new game expected to draw 10 million players on its first day

It all began more than 20 years ago, in a cramped student flat in Chicago, where two friends, Jason Jones and Alex Seropian, programmed computer games from their living room and hand-assembled the boxes. But next week, Bungie, a company that has grown from a team of two to more than 500 employees, …

So This Is What A $169 Hot Dog Looks Like

If you thought eating cat poop coffee was expensive, just wait until you try this hot dog.<p>Officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's most expensive commercially available hot dog, this delicious dog will cost you a cool $169. We've seen expensive hot dogs before, but nothing like …

PSN Down As Sony, Blizzard, Riot And Others Are Under Siege By Hackers

If you’re trying to play a game on PSN today, you may be running into some issues. Despite routine maintenance set for tomorrow, over the weekend Sony's PSN service has been hit by a series of crippling attacks from a hacker/vandal collective known as “Lizard Squad.”<p>The group also claims to have …

Crispy Panzanella Salad - Tuscan Bread & Tomato Salad Recipe

Hellblade Dev Reveals Razer, the Next-Gen Game That Never Was

"We were hitting a dead end on virtually every project because of sales-based decisions."<p>Hellblade developer Ninja Theory released never-before-seen …

Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel as though your business attire is slightly too stinky or wrinkly to re-wear -- even if a trip to the dry cleaner isn’t quite yet necessary? Procter & Gamble is bringing to market a brand new device, the curiously-named Swash, to …

Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province<p>Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.<p>But it was only when the local …

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

So This is Yoshi's Real Name

But What Does The 'T' in Yoshi's Real Name Stand For?<p>The full name of Nintendo’s well-loved anthropomorphic dinosaur, that everyone casually refers …

How To Sneak Chocolate Chip Cookies Into All Of Your Dessert Recipes

There's no question that the chocolate chip cookie is the best cookie out there. Shortbread might be nice during the holidays; oatmeal raisin is right for when you're feeling wholesome; but chocolate chip cookies are the perfect ratio of buttery dough and chocolate chips -- and they hit the spot …

The Most Basic Marinade Of All Time Is Also One Of The Best

If one theme has emerged over the past decade in the culinary world, it is probably that simplicity is king. Gone are the days when fancier, more elaborate and more expensive meant better. Chefs are focused on showcasing high quality ingredients with minimal preparation instead of tirelessly …