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Duelyst takes Hearthstone and adds a little Final Fantasy Tactics

A battle game is trying to bottle the most fun aspects of competitive turn-based strategy.<p>Their first game idea was a joke, an MMO based on classic coin-op <i>Asteroids</i>.<p>To be fair to them, Keith Lee and Emil Anticevic were just shooting the breeze, coming up with goofy game ideas to pass the time. …

KDDI's high-end Firefox OS phone, the Fx0 (pictures)

We Finally Know Who’s Making Valve’s Virtual Reality Headset

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

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100 games to look forward to in 2015

Which games will you be playing in 2015?<p>As the year begins, Polygon has picked out a selection of games coming in the next 12 months. We've tried to choose games that are either due this year, or seem likely to arrive. We've focused on a selection of noteworthy console and Windows PC games, though …

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ASUS Republic Of Gamers G20 Compact PC Review

It’s an argument that’s become increasingly truthful as the years go by: When it comes to PC gaming, size rarely matters. Look no further than the insanely powerful Falcon Northwest’s Tiki-Z as concrete proof of that. ASUS is the latest to jump into the small form factor pool with the Republic of …

NSA spies on carriers to break call encryption, report suggests

The NSA spies on the internal emails and documents of major mobile carriers and their industry body, the GSM Association, according to an article …

Verizon starts killing off 3G networks to make room for LTE

Verizon has already launched two distinct LTE networks since it first turned on 4G in 2010, but now it’s started paving the way for the third. Unlike …

Google may use quantum computing to improve its advertising and web search capabilities

While Google regularly gives futurists talking points by pursuing experimental projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, the company’s investment last year in a “quantum” computer from startup D-Wave Systems could well help the tech giant with a few of its core processes.<p>D-Wave’s …

Sony to Officially Name North Korea as Source of Hack Attack

Sony will say the Hermit Kingdom hacked it.<p>Sony Pictures will officially name North Korea as the source of a hacking attack that has exposed sensitive files and brought down its corporate network last week, two sources close to the investigation tell <b>Re/code</b>. An announcement could come as soon as …

D.C. Bans Conversion Therapy for Gay Teenagers

Washington, D.C.’s city council voted Tuesday to ban a controversial therapy practice that aims to convert gay teens into heterosexuals.<p>The bill, …

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Supreme Court weighs in on whether violent posts on social media should send you to jail

Much has been written about the seeming influx of violent, disturbing threats made on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Cases like the seemingly never ending threats made to Anita Sarkeesian and those who support her, or the death threats that drove developer Brianna Wu from her home. Or the …

League of Legends finals viewership dropped 15 percent, but 27M still watched

About 27 million people tuned in to watch the finals for this year's <i>League of Legends</i> championship finals, developer Riot announced this week, dropping from 32 million last year.<p>Though that represents a roughly 15 percent drop in viewership, those who did tune in, tended to watch for longer, Riot …

Valve brings livestreaming to Steam with Steam Broadcasting

Valve is adding wide support for built-in streaming from Steam with Steam Broadcasting, the developer announced today. With Steam Broadcasting, players will be able to broadcast and watch live gameplay streams with friends or broadcast gameplay to the public.<p>The feature gives Steam users an …

Upcoming Hearthstone changes slow down hunters, warlocks and rogues

<i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i>, the first expansion for Blizzard's digital card game <i>Hearthstone</i>, is set to come out some time this month. That's not the only big change coming to the game, Blizzard revealed today.<p>In a blog post on the official Hearthstone forums, Blizzard revealed major changes coming to three …

Hearthstone's Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion launches next week

<i>Hearthstone</i>'s first ever expansion pack, <i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i>, will be arriving next week, Blizzard announced in a press release today.<p>The expansion will be available across all of <i>Hearthstone</i>'s platforms (Windows, Mac, and iPad) in America starting on Monday, Dec. 8. It will expand to Europe, Korea, …

These new Hearthstone cards are going to leave me screaming in frustration

In addition to announcing <i>Hearthstone</i> balance updates earlier today, Blizzard just dumped a ton of new cards from the upcoming <i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i> expansion on the Hearthstone Facebook page.<p>Rather than spend hours breaking down every single one of these new cards, I decided to highlight a handful that …