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The first laptop with clicky mechanical keys will make everyone at Starbucks hate you

Gamers and hardcore typists love mechanical keyboards for their accuracy, durability and satisfying “click,” but their bulk has also kept them safely …

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What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life

It is common to hear about game companies having crushing financial woes in the games press.<p>It can be observed in companies of all sizes, from THQ going under to 38 Studios defaulting on millions of debts to the recent <i>Yogsventure</i> project fiasco.<p>I've seen the people behind these projects judged very …

Create Games with Construct 2

No Programming Required!<p>You can now make advanced games without writing a line of code. <b>Construct 2</b> does the hard work so you don't have to.<p>Our highly …

The Beach Body Arms Workout

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The Best Swiss Ball Abs Workout

The Best Dumbbell Only Triceps Workout

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The Prospective Future of the Call of Duty Franchise

Where should the series go after Advanced Warfare? And - just as importantly - when?<p>It was only a matter of time before the hugely popular Call of …

How to Personalize Your Daily Training Plan

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Sniper Elite III Review Roundup

As a tactical, third-person shooter with an emphasis on sniping, Sniper Elite III is decidedly different from the industry's most popular shooters, like Call of Duty and Battlefield. But what, if anything, does that mean for the quality of the newly released shooter? We've rounded up a helping of …

If You Haven't Tried PC Gaming, Then It's About Time You Did

Everyone loves to argue whether gaming is better on consoles or PCs, but let's be honest: it really comes down to personal preference. But, if you haven't given PC gaming a chance, you really should. Free from the shackles of brand identity and oversight, the PC, as a platform, creates an ecosystem …

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Zach Braff's 'Video Games: The Movie' debuts on July 15th

Scrubs star earns executive producer title after $10,000 contribution on Kickstarter<p>A feature-length documentary entitled <i>Video Games: The Movie,</i> executive produced by Zach Braff and <i>Gears of War</i> designer Cliff Bleszinski, will hit both theaters and online on July 15th. The upcoming film includes …

Tips for Creating Better Games and Working More Efficiently in Unity

Unity is an extremely powerful game engine with the capabilities to tackle just about any game project you may have in mind, whether it's a 2D …

How The Witness devs design to both imitate and iterate on life

Luis Antonio, senior 3D artist at independent developer Thekla, has an interesting approaching to artistic design. In a talk at GDC this morning, Antonio explained how the studio's tiny art team studied artworks of realism and real-world geography to make the visuals of Jonathan Blow's <i>The Witness</i> …

Dark Souls 2: tips for beginners and returning masochists

In my review of <i>Dark Souls 2</i>, I argue that this third iteration of From Software's Souls series is the most approachable yet. But it's still a Souls game; it's still got a lot of quirks to learn, strategies to master and secrets to uncover.<p>Whether you're fresh to <i>Dark Souls</i> or a returning fan who …

What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises …

Dark Souls 2 review: not the end

Dark Souls 2's brilliance is worth the exhaustion<p><i>Dark Souls 2</i> is the most intimidating game I have ever played.<p>This may not come as a surprise to fans of the notoriously challenging <i>Dark Souls</i> or its spiritual predecessor, <i>Demon's Souls</i>. But it's not just the difficulty that had me wincing in fear …

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your …

EA's CEO on the company's plans for virtual reality

EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson recently laid out his company's current, loose plans for virtual reality during a panel at SXSW Gaming, explaining that in order to design around future technology, the company must first study how people are currently playing games.<p>The strategy is built …

Tales from the Borderlands stars two lying, greedy Pandorians (update)

<i>Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series</i> will star two protagonists, which were featured in the game's debut trailer during the 2013 VGX awards show — though calling them "heroes" might be a stretch.<p>During a SXSW Gaming panel titled "Two Sides to Every Story - Tales from the Borderlands …

Daily Fix Headlines for March 7, 2014

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>We have nothing but exciting news for you today. Starting with the announcement of The Last of Us movie followed …

How Watch Dogs Wisely Separates Itself From GTA 5

Ubisoft’s latest is at its best when it moves beyond Rockstar’s formula. Here’s why.<p>Watch Dogs excels when it distances itself from the undeniable …

Video Games Are Awesome

<b>The first game I ever played, at least as far as I can remember,</b> was The Lion King on the Mega Drive. If you don’t remember it yourself, it was a two …

The DeanBeat: Will multiplayer-only games make the single-player campaign obsolete?

Forceful trends of the game business could make the single-player triple-A game more of a rarity than a staple. Multiplayer-only games are delivering a lot of engagement and long-lasting fun for many gamers, and some of them don’t miss single-player campaigns at all. Three games that I’ve played …

Take my ax — and my broom: How creative weapons improve video games

Swords and guns. It’s hard to find a game without one or the other. But some developers are thinking a little harder about how we blast away the bad guys.<p>Dustforce has players sweeping dust and attacking enemies with a broom. Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft can sink an ax into her foes and a cliff wall. …

How To Think Critically About Video Games

My kids and I have been playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for last few days.<p>I downloaded it to the WiiU and I told my kids that I needed them to help me review a new game. This is not a review. Forbes already did a review of the new Donkey Kong game. Bottom line: great graphics, good …

10 Games That'll Make You Want An Oculus Rift

It’s all in your head.<p>Gaming is littered with technological dead-ends, and I'll admit that when I first heard about the Oculus Rift I imagined it …

The studio behind BioShock Infinite is no more

The studio responsible for both <i>BioShock</i> and <i>BioShock Infinite</i> is breaking up, according to a note from creative lead Ken Levine on the company's website. Following the final content release this past month for Irrational Games' latest work, <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, the company's head (Levine) and a group …

Pachter Believes Nintendo Should Temporarily Release Games On Xbox One And PlayStation 4

Famed Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter believes one of the solutions to Nintendo’s dilemma would be to temporarily release their games on …