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Super Mario Maker: How to unlock all items on day one

Super Mario Maker wants you to take your time learning the basics before giving you extra items and tools, but I know you’re impatient.<p>It typically takes nine days of consistent play in Super Mario Maker to unlock everything in Super Mario Maker. But, of course, you can get around that if you’re …

Call of Duty: Blacks Ops III multiplayer will feature the return of the Nuk3town map

It’s hard to tell if a single multiplayer map can sell a $60 video game. But it could happen. Game publisher Activision and studio Treyarch announced today that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops III will include a reimagined version of the Nuketown multiplayer map.<p>The new map, dubbed Nuk3town, …

Google tells devs how to bypass iOS 9 app security features

Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9.<p>The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the …

Microsoft shoots down Xbox One Mini rumor

The Xbox One is a large console, but it seems Microsoft is in no rush to unveil a slimmer model. The company was rumored to be launching an "Xbox One Mini" in October, but Phil Spencer, Microsoft's head of Xbox, has shot down the idea on Twitter. His "not real" statement is pretty definitive, …

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This Super Mario Maker course is still torturing me

Yesterday, I posted a video of me discovering and then failing to beat this incredibly difficult Super Mario Maker stage. Today, I went back for more.<p>The stage is called “Underground Spin,” and it is a Super Mario World course that requires several perfect spin jumps that make you invulnerable to …

Call of Duty's Nuketown Map May Return Yet Again in Black Ops 3

Nuketown, the map that has been included in multiple Call of Duty games in one form or another, may be present in the upcoming Black Ops III, at least as a bonus of some sort.<p>This is according to a listing for the Digital Deluxe edition of game on the Brazilian PlayStation Network that has since …

The next Apple TV remote may have Wii-like motion controls

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Apple is widely expected to introduce an overhauled version of the Apple TV next month, and one of the big changes is supposed to be in how you control it. Already we've heard reports about a new remote with a touchpad and microphone, but now <i>TechCrunch</i> is …

Razer's new $150 Xbox controller is built for e-sports

Microsoft isn't the only one making an expensive new Xbox One controller aimed at hardcore gamers. Today Razer announced its Wildcat controller, which it describes as "a pro-gamer-validated, tournament-grade, console controller." It was built specifically with e-sports in mind, and Razer even …

Pac-Man 256 hits 5M downloads for iOS & Android in its first week

<i>Updated 5:36 p.m. Pacific with response from Hipster Whale founder Matt Hall.</i><p>Y’all like the nostalgia behind chomping pellets and eating ghosts.<p>Hipster Whale’s Pac-Man 256 (read our review here) earned 5 million mobile downloads in its first week, studio founder Matt Hall tweeted this evening. The …

Video games don't want to be movies, they want to be steak

Video games and movies are often compared to each other in derisive ways. Some video games, like the recently released PlayStation 4 game <i>The Order: 1886</i>, are criticized for being too much like a movie. That game was knocked for its supposedly short length and reliance on cinematic storytelling and …

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'Majora's Mask' 3DS Sells Out In 15 Minutes

UPDATE: The Majora’s Mask 3DS is, for right now, back in stock, this time at Best Buy.<p>Earlier today, Nintendo announced that it was shipping a special, limited edition 3DS with a Majora’s Mask-themed case, available only through Gamestop. It’s very pretty, designed to compliment a remastered, 3D …

Now you can play Oddworld Stranger's Wrath on your iPhone

<i>Oddworld Stranger's Wrath</i> has made the leap to iOS and is now available on the App Store, developer Oddworld Inhabitants confirmed on the studio's official Twitter account.<p>The game has been reworked to adapt controls from the original 2005 Xbox release to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.<p>You can …

Great sink design! Thats Wonderful Engineering

Nekozushi | an absurd combination of cats and sushi | Spoon & Tamago

japanese art, design and culture “Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth,” said Albert Camus. “They are inseparable.” Indeed, …

The science of fear: How to measure scares in gaming

From the lackluster scares of <i>Resident Evil 5</i> to looping dread of <i>P.T.</i>, fluctuations in the quality of horror games have made the genre a notoriously unreliable venture. But what if you could ensure your video game would feature genuine scares?<p>As part of a preliminary push toward finding an answer to …

'Xbox Laptop' modder stuffs a 360 and Xbox One into the same console

The guy who made the Xbook and the PlayBook "laptops" that take Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming on the go may have outdone himself. The "Xbook Duo" at last unites the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 in the same console.<p>This is a proof of concept only. Master modder Ed Zarick is, alas, not making these …

Destiny: The Dark Below Expansion Release Date and Details

And it'll have a $19.99 / £19.99 price tag for those without a Season Pass.<p><b>Update:</b> Check out the image slideshow below for a bunch of new screenshots …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>Gallery: 12 moments in the …

The 6 Types of Gamer Couples

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Halloween 2014: Top 15 Scariest Video Games You Need to Play

BOO! Chill out and relax, man. Sorry for freaking you out so much. We’re definitely in the Halloween spirit and ready to do some trick or treating, …

​Video game-inspired remote labs could prevent scientific fraud

Scientific error doesn't always come from botched equations or faulty theories but bad behavior, too -- sometimes scientists crack under pressure and contaminate their results by crafting fraudulent, retrospective hypotheses or cherry-picking data to verify a bias. It's a constant problem within …

RomoCart turns your living room into a video game

Looking for something new to do with your iPhone-powered Romo robot? Well, you could always use it to turn your living room into a race track. Ken Kawamoto and Tomoaki Akitomi have paired the remote controlled phone-charger with a pico projector and an RGB depth sensor to turn their living room …

Hacker Group Lizard Squad Takes Down Destiny, Call of Duty, FIFA And More

It’s been over a full month since hacker collective ‘Lizard Squad’ rose to notoriety for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and other gaming servers, but above all else attracting the FBI’s attention for tweeting out a bomb threat to a Sony executive’s American Airlines flight, which …

This is How Big Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is on Xbox One

That's huge!<p>Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is 45.84 gigabytes on Xbox One.<p>That's the news coming via Reddit, thanks to a user who was able to take a …

Meet the 21-year-old YouTuber who made millions playing video games

School drop-out, video-game obsessive, multi-millionaire.<p>You may not have heard of Olajide Olatunji - better known by his alias, <b>KSIOlajidebt,</b> or KSI for short - but there’s a good chance your children, nieces or nephews will be very familiar with him.<p>The 21-year-old is one of the UK’s most popular …

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS's humongous-character glitch is also in the North American version

It turns out that enormous Yoshis are a multinational problem.<p>Super Smash Bros. for 3DS debuted earlier this month in Japan, and players there have uncovered at least one “big” bug that I tested and discovered in the North American version as well.<p>The glitch happens when players use Yoshi to …