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The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Notable Lives of 2014 in Pictures

How late do you stay up on New Year's Eve?

Data from Jawbone UP has revealed that the UK's bedtime on New Year's Eve is extremely conservative compared with the rest of the world<p>On the biggest party night of the year, people across the UK are likely to be tucked up in bed by 2am, while those in Russia celebrate until the early hours.<p>On …

The psychology of video game addiction

"I would not inflict this game upon anyone" was the testimony of a gamer codenamed Leo as he looked into the camera, his left cheek illuminated, …

Microsoft Will Give You $100 For Your PS3

An interesting little promotion out of the Microsoft camp: the Xbox One maker will give gamers $100 for an old video game console at any Microsoft Store in the country. While the promotion extends to the Xbox 360, Xbox 360 and PS3, the “ditch your PS3″ language in the ad is fairly specific. The …

Pebble Steel UK Review: Is This The Smartwatch of Your Dreams?

The Pebble Steel is the latest smartwatch to make the claim that it is (a) beautiful and (b) genuinely useful.<p>Arguably no smartwatch has managed both …

LOTR Online selling level 50 character boosts

So yeah, you can now legitimately buy a level 50 boost for your <i>Lord of the Rings Online</i> characters directly from the developers via the MMO's online …

What's in the box? Valve ships the prototype Steam Machine

<b>The prototype of Valve's much anticipated Steam Machine — along with the Steam Controller — has been shipped to the corps of steadfast beta …

Homeless man learns to code, launches app

Back in August, programmer Patrick McConlogue offered Leo Grand a choice: $100, or 16 coding lessons. Grand -- homeless since 2011 after losing his job at insurance provider MetLife and being priced out of his home when a high-rise apartment block was built nearby -- didn't have to think for long. …

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Mozilla Teams With Manufacturers And Carriers For Open Web Device Alliance

Mozilla is teaming up with a group of leading cellular carriers and mobile manufacturers today to create a new standards board to standardize performance and development of open Web devices. Mozilla, which this year released Firefox OS as a browser-based smartphone operating system, believes the …

Duolingo Updates Its iOS App With A Gamified Virtual Store

Free language learning platform Duolingo has launched an updated version of its iOS app today, introducing a virtual store and a language coach, as it seeks to further engage its users and keep them using the app.<p>The virtual store features additions to help further engage Duolingo users by letting …

Google Glass's killer app may be cyborg golf

While the future of Google Glass is still coming into focus, one particular use case may be emerging as the platform's killer app: golf. The centuries-old game of whacking balls into tiny holes across large expanses of grass, while avoiding trees, bodies of water, and sand, is a lot more …

PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

The NPD Group has released hardware sales numbers for the first month of “next-gen” consoles (which, I guess, is now officially <i>current gen</i>), and Sony …

Oculus raises $75 million to jump-start the virtual reality business

In June, Oculus raised $16 million to finish research and development on its critically acclaimed virtual-reality headgear, and today the company's taking the next step. With a new lead investor, Andreessen Horowitz, the company has now secured another $75 million in Series B funding. Marc …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

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For Game Industry, Nvidia's G-Sync Technology Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>After extensive hands-on time with Nvidia’s upcoming G-Sync enabled monitors, this much is certain: These will accomplish much more than pleasing PC gamers — they’ll mark the beginning of a decisive win for Nvidia in the desktop GPU space.</i><p>The term “next-gen” is tossed around liberally these days, …

'The Room 2' is a stunning sequel to Apple's iPad game of the year

More puzzles, more scares<p><i>The Room</i> is a decidedly simple game. In each level you're presented with an intricately designed puzzle box, and you just need to figure out how to open it. It uses familiar controls — you pinch, swipe, and drag your fingers along the screen to scrutinize the 3D object from …

Review: Roxio Game Capture HD Pro

Game capture devices have gotten easier and easier to use with each passing year. What once was an elite craft is now easily accessible with the …

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now available on iOS

Owners of select iOS devices can now play <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> on the go — publisher Rockstar Games released the open-world title today on iOS for $6.99.<p><i>San Andreas</i> will run on iOS devices that are no older than an iPhone 4S, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPad 2 or iPad mini. The game …

Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Offered Free on GOG

The Winter Sale kicks off with free copies of three Fallout titles.<p>To celebrate the launch of its Winter Sale, GOG is giving away a trio of classic …

The Room currently available free on iPad to mark sequel's launch

Fireproof Games released <i>The Room 2</i> today on iPad, and the studio also made the original game free for a limited time to mark the release of the sequel.<p><i>The Room</i>, which Fireproof originally launched in September 2012 on iPad, is a puzzle game in which the player is asked to open a series of boxes by …

World of Warcraft opens in-game shop

<b>You can now buy pets and mounts with real money in-game as well as through the external webstore on Battle.net.</b><p>There are plenty of pets and mounts …

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PS4 Beats Xbox One For November Sales In North America

The November NPD report on the videogame industry is out, and while we don’t have specific numbers, Sony says that its PS4 beat out Microsoft’s Xbox One in total sales. It’s unsurprising because the PS4 came out one week earlier, giving it a little more time to bulk up those numbers for the …