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Disney's Gravity Falls coming to 3DS this fall, courtesy of the UbiArt engine

It sounds like a perfect pairing. Ubisoft — the mega-publisher that, together with developer Obsidian, faithfully translated the world of South Park to video games with great critical success — is using its gorgeous UbiArt engine — seen in the recent Rayman games, <i>Child of Light</i> and <i>Valiant Hearts:</i> …

South Park

No Man's Sky's Economy and Trading Get New Details

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has shared some new information about how you'll trade, craft, and buy objects and materials in the game.<p>In an interview with IGN, managing director Sean Murray described the trading and crafting in the game, revealing that players will be able to choose how they …

D&D's original Players Handbook finally available as a PDF

The original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons <i>Players Handbook</i>, known these days as the AD&D 1e PHB, is now available as an officially licensed digital file. The watermarked, searchable PDF is available from Dungeons & Dragons Classics or DriveThruRPG.com. Regularly priced at $34.99, it's on sale now for …

Board Games

Fallout Shelter app passes Candy Crush Saga on the top-grossing mobile games

Call it the revenge of the hardcore gamers. Fallout Shelter, a mobile game about life in a post-apocalyptic world, has knocked Candy Crush Saga out of the No. 3 spot it has held for a very long time on the top-grossing mobile games chart.<p>The rapid rise of Fallout Shelter is testament to the power …

Mobile Gaming

Opener For iOS Lets You Open Web Links In Your Apps Instead

If you’re a nerdy sort of iPhone user, then you know the frustration that comes from tapping a link on the web and then being directed to some crappy mobile website for the app instead of the lovely, native version you already have installed on your phone. For example, a link in a news article …

Wild Worlds of LittleBigPlanet and Adventure Time Finally Come Together

Following last week's reveal of a new 3D Adventure Time game, Sony and Cartoon Network on Wednesday announced that the wild worlds of LittleBigPlanet and Adventure Time are finally set to collide.<p>An Adventure Time Level Kit was released for LittleBigPlanet 3 today. It comes with the following …

Explore The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past's world from the safety of your browser

If you're feeling nostalgic for the bustling world of <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i>, why not spend some time with it in your browser?<p>Thanks to creators over at JADSDS engine, now you can easily zoom in and scroll around the game's world on your computer or mobile browser. The re-creation …

Retrogaming

‘Apple doesn’t care’: Why one longtime indie role-playing game maker has left iOS

Jeff Vogel never pulls any punches. So when the longtime indie success story released the Avernum 2 role-playing game recently on iOS — then yanked it days later — we knew he’d have some pointed things to say.<p>He didn’t disappoint. Here’s the story of why you won’t be able to get future Spiderweb …

Motion-powered 'smart' fabric could charge your electronics

A new type of fabric is designed to collect and store static electricity in order to give your personal devices a power boost.<p>Options for a wearable, portable charging solution include a jacket with solar panels stuck on the back and shoes that collect kinetic energy -- but a new type of fabric …

'Diablo 3' Is The Macaroni And Cheese Of Video Games

My time with Bloodborne has recently come to an end. After an exhausting, exhilarating, frustrating 50 hours, I beat the game and just wanted to <i>relax</i> afterward. So, to take a break from gaming, I booted up another game, Diablo 3, for the hundred thousandth time.<p>Diablo is my comfort food. When I’m …

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

Chrome extension adds 'Animal Crossing' music to every website

In <i>Animal Crossing</i>, life isn't supposed to be stressful. Whether you're catching bugs, rearranging furniture or simply chatting with your fellow townsfolk, each game has always offered relaxing and utterly charming moments of escapism. The soundtracks complement the laid-back gameplay perfectly, and …

Animal Crossing

Nintendo Rolls Out the Latest Update for 3DS Systems

You can now save up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu.<p>Nintendo is rolling out the latest system software release for New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, …

7 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

People who feel depressed are usually easy enough to spot: they may be gloomy, sad, and listless. But what about those who have hidden depression? …

The key to a happy relationship? Maybe it's Borderlands

My husband and I were married on February 29th, 2008, after seven years of dating.<p>That first year of marriage was tough, as I often heard it would be. He worked nights, I had a regular nine-to-five job as a secretary at a college. We barely had time to sit down to a meal together, much less game …

Televisions

5 Nintendo franchises that actually make sense for mobile

No, the world didn’t end today. Nintendo just made a deal with a mobile publisher.<p>The House of Mario is teaming up with Japanese mobile giant DeNA. This news makes a lot of longtime Nintendo fans nervous, even with the company assuring everyone that it’s still in the console business. Mobile gaming …

Duelyst takes Hearthstone and adds a little Final Fantasy Tactics

A battle game is trying to bottle the most fun aspects of competitive turn-based strategy.<p>Their first game idea was a joke, an MMO based on classic coin-op <i>Asteroids</i>.<p>To be fair to them, Keith Lee and Emil Anticevic were just shooting the breeze, coming up with goofy game ideas to pass the time. …

Deconstructing the method to Nintendo's madness

It's easy to hate on Nintendo. With the Wii U, the company played right into negative consumer expectations by releasing a product derided for its kid-friendly appeal, Fisher-Price toy-like looks, less-than-bleeding-edge silicon, confusing branding and (initially) clunky operating system. The …

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Ambitious Crowfall online role-playing game already passes Kickstarter goal

Well, that didn’t take long.<p>The massively multiplayer online role-playing game Crowfall has already passed its $800,000 Kickstarter goal. It has currently raised $819,581. The MMO started its crowdfunding campaign Tuesday, giving it 26 more days to earn extra cash for stretch goals, including …

Floating through Adrift's hypoxic first-person experience

<i>What starts as slow, rhythmic breathing becomes heavier, ragged. In the background I hear the beeping of a heart monitor.</i><p><i>There's a strange absence of any other noise, though the sounds of breathing and beeping seem to almost sharpen, filling that void.</i><p><i>"Am I going to die?" I ask.</i><p><i>"Not yet. Reach out."</i><p>…

The Best Stealth Knives

Like the rug in The Big Lebowski, sometimes a belt can pull your whole look together. When said belt also happens to conceal a blade, well, then it’s …

How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

Study: Most People Won’t Stop Online Bullies

In 1964 a woman named Kitty Genovese was stabbed and left for dead in Kew Gardens, Queens. She screamed for help over a half hour while bystanders and apartment-dwellers above apparently ignored her pleas. Her assailant had time to disguise himself during the attack. She died of her injuries, and …

Bringing real-time strategy to the MOBA genre with Namco's Supernova

I know what developer Primal and publisher Namco-Bandai are saying their new game <i>Supernova</i> is — a MOBA in the vein of <i>League of Legends</i> and, to a lesser degree, <i>Dota 2</i>, but with an real-time strategy twist.<p>Even with an alpha client for the game releasing today, I'm not close to understanding what</i> …

PopCap cofounder John Vechey forms new virtual reality startup Pluto VR

John Vechey, the cofounder of Bejeweled maker PopCap Games, has the virtual reality bug. Like many game developers, Vechey has it so bad that he has created a new startup, Pluto VR, to take advantage of the opportunity that the resurgence of VR has created.<p>But Seattle-based Pluto VR isn’t yet …

Virtual Reality

Retro Style Toaster Stuffed With The Guts Of A Nintendo

This is the retro style toaster stuffed with a Nintendo by Jarno Kotavuopio. Granted building Nintoasters isn't anything new, but Jarno took the …

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Star Trek