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WWE 2K15: Story, Career Modes, and More Revealed

The 2K Showcase of the immortals<p>Year on year, Yuke's has consistently found ways to make their WWE games more dense and feature complete, and from …

MSI (almost) has the thinnest pro laptop ever

Bragging rights are a tricky thing. It's easy to <i>say</i> that you're the first or best, but backing up that claim is another matter. Take MSI's brand new WS60, for example. The company bills the 15-inch laptop as the "world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation," and it's definitely on the …

Uber trials even cheaper ride-sharing service in Beijing

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Sprint gives up on plan to buy T-Mobile, fires CEO

Sprints is giving up on its dream to buy T-Mobile and merge into a mega-carrier powerful enough to take on AT&T and Verizon, after months of pursuing a multi-billion acquisition of the magenta-hued UnCarrier.<p>Winning approval from regulators was deemed to big an obstacle for the merger to overcome, …

Lenovo announces the 6-inch QHD Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor last quarter, has officially unveiled its new six inch smartphone – the Vibe Z2 Pro.<p>Earlier rumors suggesting that the handset would arrive with a Quad HD display turned out to be spot on, the Vibe Z2 Pro comes packing a mighty 6-inch 2,560×1,440 …

Mobile Technology

Apple and Samsung Agree To End All Non-U.S. Patent Disputes

Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all non-U.S. litigation. The announcement came late Tuesday in a release first reported by the Financial Times. In the joint statement, the two tech giants said they “…have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States.”<p>This …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 to hit 25 more countries as losses mount

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is set to arrive in 25 more countries including the UK, most of Europe and China on August 28th. It's been up for pre-order in many of those regions for a while now, but will finally start to ship by month's end. The 12-inch model has been treated more kindly in reviews …

Russian hackers reportedly amassed 1.2 billion username-password combinations

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>More than half a billion email addresses, and 1.2 billion username and password …

Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way -- it's updating its GestureWorks Gameplay virtual controller …

Idle No More game: defend traditional land from oil pipelines

Idle No More is a quick RPG created by a Canadian Metis activist in which you defend traditional territory from encroaching oil pipelines.<p>I wanted to …

The Long Dark Is a Brutal Yet Beautiful Twist on the Survival Genre

What is it about the survival genre that inspires such grim scenery? You've got DayZ with its zombies and decaying cities, The Forest with its mysterious caves full of dead bodies and cannibals, and Rust with its ramshackle player homes and gun-wielding bandits. These are games where the world …

Cardboard Children: Cards Against Humanity

<i>Content warning: references to sexual violence.</i><p>Hello youse.<p>In this silly old board and card gaming world, heavy, serious shit doesn’t happen much. …

Review: Battle Fleet 2

Fernando hears the guns.<p>The current vogue for turn-based high-seas naval combat games (see Pacific Fleet, Atlantic Fleet, and Naval Tactics) is a …

The most progressive game of the summer is the one you're probably not playing

Video games have been my home since I was young, and today I'd argue that they're even more than that — they're part of my livelihood. But the experiences they've given me have always been narrow, filtered through the eyes of one beefy white guy after another.<p>Yes, it's hard enough to get developers …

Joffre good show: Commander the Great War is here for iPad

Don't Foch around.<p>After a couple of years in the making, Slitherine's Commander: The Great War launched for iPad in the wee hours of the morning -- …

Field Marshal Owen's Guide to Commander: The Great War (for Noobs)

Home by Christmas, they said.<p>So you've decided that you're not waiting for my review, and now you're embedded into the couch, a cold drink within …

World History

Casual Crossover: Learning from the Casual Video Game Industry

Hi!<p>I agree that boar games (or any industry) can look at something similar as a benchmark and apply it to increase their success. I often hear the …

Today's Special Destiny Mission Took Players to the Moon

It's where evil space wizards come from. Somebody should investigate, huh?<p>A too-cool-to-miss event during the <i>Destiny</i> beta had been teased all week by …

Space

38 tips on how to play a character with a different gender to your own

Have you seen a roleplaying game go horribly wrong when someone tried to play a character of a different sex to their own? Was it a guy trying to …

The Walking Dead video game is coming back for a third season

Telltale Games' <i>The Walking Dead</i> episodic video game is coming back for a third season, Telltale president Kevin Bruner and <i>The Walking Dead</i> comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con today.<p>Release date and story details on <i>The Walking Dead Season 3</i> weren't divulged, but considering …

How cows predicted the seedy underbelly of social gaming

It is reasonable to assume that the most ironically successful sardonic game of 2010 is getting a sequel, and probably soon.<p>If you make your way over to the official website for Cow Clicker, a game designed by lecturer, professor, author and game maker Ian Bogost, you'll find at the top of the page …

Can games create an education fit for the future?

Imagine a school where playing video games is encouraged during classes and may even replace exams. A new educational programme uses SimCity to test children on vital problem-solving skills.<p>Video games usually get in the way of homework. GlassLab, however, is a collaboration between educators and …

Education

The Year’s Best Multiplayer Shooter Is a Mod for the 10-Year-Old Counter-Strike | Game|Life

<i>Titanfall</i> who? The best multiplayer shooter of the year so far is a mod for a 10-year-old game, and it's free. The game is called <i>NeoTokyo</i>, a …

Battlefield Hardline's single-player tells the story of a good cop framed

Previously ... on <i>Battlefield Hardline</i>:<p>Visceral Games' cop-drama take on Electronic Arts' military shooter franchise was delayed into 2015, mainly over concerns with the online multiplayer experience that just went through a beta in June. What does that mean for the game's single-player story?<p>While …

Check Out the First Gameplay from Platinum Games' The Legend of Korra - Comic Con 2014 - IGN Video

Platinum and Activision sit down with Greg and Marty to show off their upcoming action game based on the Nickelodeon TV show.

Why The Walking Dead: Season 2 is bogged down by a weak cast

<b>Warning: Story spoilers for The Walking Dead: Season 2 ahead. If you haven't played through Episode 4: Amid the Ruins, turn back now.</b><p>My original …

The best free PC games

Worth the price of admission<p>There was a time when “free-to-play” was a dirty term in the games industry. There are <i>still</i> terrible, exploitative free-to-play games on the market—more every day, in fact.<p>But occasionally—<i>occasionally</i>—we get something...miraculous. We get a free-to-play game that …

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