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PlayStation Vita Slim makes the case for a dedicated gaming handheld

<b>The Good</b> The new Vita Slim charges with any Micro-USB cable, is thinner and lighter, has improved battery life, and works nicely as a PS4 accessory for local game streaming. The game library's gotten really good, too, including freebies for PS Plus subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive proprietary memory …

Microsoft Research's 'DeLorean' cloud gaming system can predict your next move

System virtually eliminates lag by streaming your next action before you even do it<p>Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to …

SDCC 2014: 5 Games We’re Looking Forward to at Comic-Con 2014

From Smash Bros. to Halo, here are the games we're excited to see down in San Diego.<p>San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is almost upon us, and while a huge …

China executes Tiananmen attack "masterminds"

BEIJING — China has executed eight people for terrorist crimes, including three men who "masterminded" a deadly attack with a car that crashed near Beijing's Tiananmen Gate last October, China's state-run news agency Xinhua said late Saturday.<p>The executions were carried out in Xinjiang, a troubled …

The Elder Scrolls Online launches loyalty program for subscribers

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> is kicking off a loyalty program for subscribers in September, offering in-game items to those who have paid subscription time of three months.<p>Emails will go out to eligible paid subscribers next month, but Bethesda says the first reward will be a vanity pet - a High …

Videogaming is no longer a man’s world

The US videogame industry is shifting rapidly. Gamers are almost equally split between males and females now (pdf), at 52% to 48%, according to the latest annual report by the Entertainment Software Association. Eight years ago, males were 63% of US gamers. More than that, adult women now outnumber …

PlayStation Network Suffers DDoS Attack

PSN back up for some, except for the store.<p><b>UPDATED:</b> Sony has responded to this morning's disruption on the PlayStation Blog:<p><i>Like other major networks</i> …

PlayStation Network goes down, and hackers claim responsibility (update: it gets crazier)

Sony PlayStation owners were in for a rude awakening today.<p>The PlayStation Network, Sony’s online service for its game consoles, has been down all morning in North America, leaving people with no way to play online.<p>A hacker group named Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the attack, but its …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Go, Olek, Go! 67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker 300 Miles From Florida

<i>Aleksander “Olek” Doba, a retired engineer from Poland, left Lisbon, Portugal, in his kayak on October 5, 2013. He is paddling for New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 4,700 nautical miles away. If successful, he will be the first person to kayak between the most distant points located on the coasts of</i> …

Would You Play a 3rd-person Call of Duty?

Throw in some "Dead Space" elements and we certainly would.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>This week we learned that developer Sledgehammer was working on a …

God of War Collection Vita Review

Demigod<p>As a God of War fan, I really wish I could recommend the latest incarnation of Kratos' epic PS2 adventures. Alas, God of War Collection for …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Can Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reel Us Back In? - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

Our podcast crew has soured on gaming's biggest franchise. Can Advanced Warfare's new features get us excited again?

2-Level Home with Pool Protrudes from Cliff

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand the Redcliffs House is on the top of a bluff with a steep embankment. The road passes very close to the drop off …

Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees

This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying …

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T HOUSE: A Modern Country Retreat in Quebec

Designed for a busy urban Montreal family, T HOUSE offers the family a retreat in the country in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Natalie Dionne …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …

10 Great Video Game Easter Egg Collections

Happy Easter, everybody! I’m guessing not many people will be choosing to read the Internet today instead of testing the limits of human chocolate …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

Mother's Day Must Be Really Tough For A Cubone

Ever since the release of <i>Pokémon Yellow</i> in the States, Mother’s Day always reminds me of the poor, unfortunate Cubone, who wears the skull of its …

Capcom recognizes importance of diversity, promotes female employees to executive positions

Capcom is promoting its female workers to executive positions as part of an effort to encourage diversity in the workplace, the company announced in its recent earnings report.<p>“Capcom is fully recognizing the importance of diversity of human resources in recent years while actively utilizing female …

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