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Nosgoth closed alpha kicks off in Scandinavia next week

The first round of invites for <i>Nosgoth</i>'salpha are in the mail, and players will be able to battle as early as next week, Psyonix and Square Enix announced today in a joint press release.<p>Invites will arrive for those who registered in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands for the …

'Dark Souls II' Preview: Into Darkness (PS3)

<i>Two hours spent clawing my way through the beta—here are my impressions of ‘Dark Souls II’ so far.</i><p>I’m standing near an unlit bonfire. Summon signs litter the earth at my feet. To my left is a merchant, hunched near an outcropping of rocks, wearing a cloak that makes her look strangely …

MIT Scientists Develop New Breed Of Self-Assembling Robots

They're called M-Blocks and the tiny, cubical robots that can spin, flip and jump their way into new configurations are the brainchild of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>According to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), M-Blocks:<p>"[are] cubes …

Babies learn to anticipate touch in the womb, new study reveals

You're no doubt familiar with the image of a baby sucking his thumb, but unborn babies in the later stages of development do it too. In fact, new research reveals that fetuses actually open their mouths in anticipation of a good thumb suck, which may point to better ways of tracking fetal …

Why your purring cat might not be as happy as it sounds

Scientists warn pet owners to avoid constantly touching their cats because it can make them stressed.<p>For cat lovers, little is more comforting than curling up on a sofa and hearing your beloved pet purr as you stroke it.<p>But your cat may not be as contented as you believe.<p>Scientists have warned pet …

Do power naps really work?

Power naps have long been considered an ideal way to boost productivity, with David Cameron even confessing to taking them, but do they work?<p>According to medical professionals people in the UK are struggling to get enough sleep which is leaving them tired during the working day.<p>Sleep disorder …

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: Why I have gone on hunger strike

Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.<p>The penal colony administration refuses to hear me. But I, in turn, refuse to back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, resigned …

Soul Sacrifice Delta - First Gameplay Demo of Soul Sacrifice Delta - IGN Video

We got to play the latest incarnation of the popular Vita title.

How Soul Sacrifice Delta is changing by letting fate decide

An update to PlayStation Vita game <i>Soul Sacrifice</i> is due to hit Japan early next year, bringing it with it new monsters to battle, refined graphics, new characters and costumes and improved AI. Perhaps the most significant changes coming to the new version, named <i>Soul Sacrifice Delta</i>, are the …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn returns to digital shelves, best deal is 25% off

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>The hit August release <i>Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn</i> is back on sale after a nearly 3 week long sale freeze. In an effort to dodge a total <i>SimCity</i> like disaster, Square Enix hit the pause button on sales limiting the population, while it cranked out …

Tales of Xillia 2 TGS trailer hints at a mysterious time-altering choice

<i>Tales of Xillia 2</i> will task players with making one very important, weighty choice, according to the latest English trailer for the game unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show today.<p>The trailer above focuses on characters Elle and Ludger and offers scant details on a mysterious trial. Ludger, who …

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Singles Out Single-Player

It's time for a set change on the stage of history. SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, the upcoming free-to-play game from developer Namco Bandai, is retooling the very core of this long-running fighting franchise. In brief, Lost Swords is not a one-on-one fighting game. Instead, it's a mission-based, …

Deep Down will be free-to-play

A new adventure awaits<p>Announced during Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal event in February, Capcom's Deep Down is still something of a mystery. It's got …

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Start streaming PS3 games to PS4 and PS Vita in 2014

PS4 and PS Vita owners can start streaming from a library of backwards compatible titles in 2014, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida …

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Western interest in Vita TV greater than expected, says Sony

Interest among westerners for Sony's recently-announced PlayStation Vita TV has exceeded the company's expectations, Sony Computer Entertainment's Masayasu Ito told Eurogamer.<p>Ito said feedback since the hardware's unveiling last week has been "strong ... more than we expected," and the company is …

Tekken Revolution's fan favorite 'Female Vampire' being designed with a 'different approach'

The all-new Tekken character known currently as "Female Vampire" coming to free-to-play fighting game <i>Tekken Revolution</i> will feature a different approach to her fighting style, according to series producer Katsuhiro Harada. She's also getting a bit of a visual overhaul due to fan response — or at …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn review

A smorgasbord. That’s what Square Enix’s new reincarnation of Final Fantasy XIV is. You want to level? Great, here are three or four ways you can do …

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Bound by Flame is taking demonic possession to PS4

Demonic RPG <i>Bound by Flame</i> is coming to PlayStation 4 alongside its previously announced platforms PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, developer Spiders Studios confirmed.<p>The game allows players to develop heroic talents based either on their own human abilities or, alternatively, powers made …

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The World's Spookiest Weapons

Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years<p>Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured …

An anti-porn hack day, Mr Cameron? Be careful what you wish for

The classic children's book, The Prime Minister's Brain contains a sort of 1980s version of a hack day. Dinah, the brilliantly geeky heroine, gets …

Watch A Robot Crack A Smartphone Passcode Using Brute Force

Next up: ATM PINs.<p>A team of engineers attending next week's Black Hat hacking conference created R2B2, the incredibly patient Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher. The 'bot punches four-digit combinations at a rate of about one-per-second until it breaks past a phone's security screen. Working at …

William and Kate: whatever you do, don't call him Kevin

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare has Juliet ask in Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet. "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as …

Watch A Real-Life Drone Get Piloted Through The Oculus Rift

The virtual reality headset goes in for real-reality instead.<p>The Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality headset that makes for a crazy-immersive experience. (Example: you can feel what it's like to get your head lopped off without actually getting it lopped off!) Turns out, it's a pretty cool gadget for …

A squirrel in California has the plague. Should you be worried?

The Black Death is popping up in wild animals and pets in the Western United States<p>This patient has symptoms of septicemic plague including necrosis of the fingers caused by gangrene.<p>Health officials in Los Angeles County announced yesterday that a squirrel found covered in fleas has tested …

Red Hot Dating App Tinder Officially Arrives On Android, Begins Hooking Up With Big Media

The Digital Dating World has seen its fair share of companies come and go over the years, and few have been able to give the usual suspects, like eHarmony, Match.com and OkCupid, a run for their respective monies. However, since bursting onto the scene in October of last year, Tinder has been …

Jay-Z Discusses ‘Magna Carta,’ Fatherhood, Miley Cyrus, ‘Watch the Throne 2’ & More on HOT 97 with Angie Martinez

HOT97 strikes again! Moments ago, Jay-Z popped at NYC’s No. 1 hip-hop station for an impromptu interview. So far, they discussed Hov’s first week …

Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

The biggest, brightest full moon of the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you're swept up in the "supermoon" hype.<p>Some say the supermoon ranks as "one of the biggest celestial events of the year." …