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Japan: the country where flip-phones refuse to die

The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". …

Transistor dev lifts the lid on its new game plus mode

Transistor developer Supergiant Games has lifted the lid on its upcoming sci-fi action RPG's new game plus mode.<p>Entitled Recursion mode, this …

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

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Wildstar open beta launch date announced

The open beta for subscription-based sci-fi MMO Wildstar launches on 8th May, developer Carbine Studios has announced.<p>It runs for 10 days until 18th …

Someone's built Zelda's Temple of Time in Unreal Engine 4

How good would N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time look if it was made using Unreal Engine 4?<p>Your answer lies below, thanks to designer …

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Shenmue – discovering the Sega classic 14 years too late

It cost $70m to make and almost ruined its publisher. How does Yu Suzuki's adventure fare under the scrutiny of a modern gamer?<p>The word "classic" is used – and abused – in many ways by pop culture pundits. There are albums you’re supposedly not able to live without, and movies that you just have to …

MMO Defiance goes free-to-play this summer

Sci-fi massively multiplayer online game Defiance goes free-to-play this summer, Trion Worlds has announced.<p>The PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game, …

BAN ALL THE BANKS: Here's The Wild Idea That People Are Starting To Take Seriously

Economists have begun seriously discussing the idea of banning banks. That seems ridiculous and far-fetched, but the idea might not be as crazy as it sounds.<p>But before we get to the idea, there's something important that needs to be addressed, which is that people tend to have a gross misconception …