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Oklahoma delays executions again despite unveiling new death chamber

Oklahoma is having to delay its plans to carry out three executions, just days after it unveiled its new death chamber and bragged that it was ready to resume putting inmates to death.<p>Last Thursday state officials declared “we will be ready” to restart executions on 13 November as they led …

Check out LittleBigPlanet 3's custom power-ups, teleporters, quests and more

<i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i> is adding a lot more to the franchise than just some new playable characters; in fact, my time with the game's closed beta was spent mostly messing around with Sackboy's new tools of the trade.<p>The preview video above shows off a few of these new tools and mechanics in action. …

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker - Toadette Trailer - IGN Video

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker - Toadette Trailer<p>Toad won't be tracking treasure alone.

'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' Director Has Harsh Words For Clone Critics

Despite the struggles of the Wii U, it’s hard to find anyone, fans or critics alike, who isn’t excited for this November’s Super Smash Bros. installment for Nintendo's latest console. We’ve been hearing about the game for literally years at this point, and now that Nintendo has finally set a …

Metroid: Other M - Does Metroid: Other M Stand the Test of Time? - NVC Podcast - IGN Video

Metroid's legacy as a franchise speaks for itself, but the crew of NVC Podcast had to discuss the game that, at the very least, was controversial for …

Some of the best games on iPhone 6 were designed for iPhone 3G

Some things gold can stay<p>You want games for your new iPhone.<p>You spent a lot of money on this phone slash mobile game console and you hope it will entertain you to its maximum potential, pushing the hardware so hard it warms your hand, validating your lavish investments. A new game is visual …

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P.T. fan film is as terrifying as the game

YouTube user Il Gunner Games has just posted a live-action fan film based on <i>P.T.</i> It's every bit as horrifying as the game, down to the eerie domestic setting, sound effects and absolutely-earned jump scares.<p>The director is wise enough to change the specifics, most likely due to real-life …

Burrito Box, A Futuristic Vending Machine for Burritos

The Burrito Box is a big orange vending machine akin to a Redbox, but with burritos instead of movies. The Burrito Box offers five types of burrito — …

Deadmau5 Wrapped His Ferrari 458 Spider in a Custom Nyan Cat Theme

Deadmau5 recently posted photos of his Ferrari 458 Spider that he had wrapped in a custom Nyan Cat theme. Deadmau5’s license plate even says …

McDonald's Sued For $1.5M By Customer Who Wanted More Than 1 Napkin

In a $1.5 million civil lawsuit, a McDonald's customer says he suffered "undue mental anguish" after he was given just one napkin when he visited one of the burger chain's restaurants.<p>Webster Lucas, 59, claims he was eating on Jan. 29 at a Mickey D's in Pacoima, Calif., when his hands were left …

Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

Father Slawomir Kostrzewa says toy company represents 'world of death' and that Zombie and Monster Fighter mini-figures can lead children 'to the dark side'<p>A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can "destroy" …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

Remove The Sky, And Mario Kart 8 Gets Pretty Weird

Ah, Moo Moo Meadows. So calming. So picturesque. Wait a minute...something's not right here. Luigi, <i>now</i> what've you done?!?!<p>Ok, Luigi's not the one to …

Why The New 3DS Could Mean Old Problems for Nintendo

A new Nintendo handheld system is nothing new–hardware reboots of sorts have been tradition for decades (the DS had four different designs, for …

Terrible Pokémon Can Be Traded, Eventually, For Legendaries

Even a piece of crap Pokémon can result in a legendary trade. The trick? Patience, and an eye for trading up.<p>It's sort of like the Pokémon equivalent …

Konami is selling 'Metal Gear Solid' cardboard-box candy

Confectionery has changed<p>We're on the ground at Tokyo Game Show 2014, and the first and best thing that I've seen so far is this amazing <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>-themed cardboard-boxcandy at Konami's merchandise stall. Available in Chocolate Crunch flavor, one size, and multiple colors for ¥640 (about $6), …

TGS 2014: I Can't Stop Touching the New Nintendo 3DS

The thumbstick and improved 3D are the real deal.<p>When Nintendo revealed the New Nintendo 3DS, the latest revision in the 3DS family tree, one glaring …

Kojima is getting into the clothing business with The Metal Gear Collection

Konami will begin introducing a clothing line based on the Metal Gear franchise, it was revealed during today's stage presentation of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> at TGS.<p>The new Metal Gear Collection 2014 clothing line is aimed at both men and women and extends to shoes and accessories. …

Solar Car Powers Your House When It's Parked

Meet Stella, a practical family sedan that generates net energy<p>Her flat roof, squashed teardrop shape, and low profile don’t scream “showroom-ready family car,” but Stella, which I saw at the 2014 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit, is indeed the world’s first four-seat …

This Paragraph Sums Up America's Biggest Problem In Iraq

Shiite militias, responsible for extra-judicial killings of Sunni civilians throughout Baghdad and southern Iraq, pose the largest hurdle to any US intervention against ISIS in the country.<p>These Shiite militias, which have swelled in size and prestige since ISIS's blitz through Iraq in June, often …

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From online dating to driverless cars, machine learning is everywhere

With machine learning behind myriad technologies, from online dating to driverless cars, we ask expert Dr Michael Osborne from the University of Oxford to give us the lowdown.<p><b>What is machine learning?</b><p>Artificial intelligence is really the goal of trying to develop algorithms that can learn and act. …

Tetris Sandwich Cutter

What can I say about the Tetris sandwich cutter except that it cuts sandwiches into shapes based on the all-time best of all games of all time? UNO …

Pac-Man Heat Changing Mug

Pac-Man isn't up to play without his coffee<p>Full-color image from your favorite arcade game<br>• Heat-activated ghosts and Pac-Man<br>• Hand wash to preserve the …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

50+ Amazing Console Mods

<b>Curiosity</b> and <b>creativity</b> are two excellent traits to have, especially for geeks and <b>gadget lovers</b>. Pretty much every new phone, gadget and computer has …

Super Mario Bros. Level 1-2 In 3D With More Realistic Sound Effects, Brick Breaking, Explosions

Remember the first level of Super Modern Mario Bros.? Probably only vaguely or not at all, which is why I just linked to it. And we're back with …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …