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The One Twist in BioShock Infinite's Ending You Might Have Missed Completely

I’ve had a blast the past few days reading through the hundreds of comments on this post. In it, I spent 3,000 words discussing the mind-bending ending of the BioShock Infinite, and readers spent thousands more giving their own opinions on all the events that unfold in the finale.<p>There are …

How Bungie shaped Destiny from fantasy to 'mythic sci-fi' world

When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for <i>Destiny</i>, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy concept starring wizards, grub lords and giant frogs battling in ancient settings.<p>Bungie also …

A tale of two cities: destroying Sims' lives in the pursuit of oil

When architecture critic Justin Davidson started playing Sim City, he had dreams of building a utopia. A lifetime of experience had given Davidson an idea of how to craft his dream city, but he soon discovered Electronic Arts' city-building simulation was restrictive. Unable to recreate a …

PlayJam's GameStick joins the battle of the Android consoles (hands-on)

The portable Android gaming console GameStick proved to be a hit when it reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in just two days — and here at GDC 2013 PlayJam is showing off the the developer version that will be shortly shipping out to some early backers. In concept, the GameStick is similar to the …

Why Did Google Fight So Hard To Erase A Swedish Word From An Official List?

Every year the Swedish Language Council releases a list of new words that Swedes are using. One word from the 2012 list has caused a bit of an issue. ‘Ogooglebar’, translated as ‘ungoogleable’ was disputed. By Google.<p>Their problem was the definition of the word was to describe something that you …

Hands-on with Katamari Damacy creator's crazy 16-button game controller (video, update)

You don't often see a video game specifically designed for a 16-button bespoke controller and for a special one-time party, but that's exactly what Keita Takahashi has done with <i>Tenya Wanya Teens</i>. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Takahashi is responsible for the enormously popular game …

GameStick gets GameStop-backing, pre-loaded titles

OUYA may have nabbed the spotlight in the Android-based, Kickstarter-supported console wars, but the diminutive GameStick's got some heat behind it, too. The device's makers are putting on a bit of a show at this year's GDC, announcing a slew of news around the forthcoming product. At the top of …

Boot up: raining on iCloud, Android closes the gap, inside the Spamhaus attack, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Introducing Forecast >> Forecast blog<p>Sounds nifty, applies all over the …