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Nvidia Grid streams on-demand PC games to Shield from the cloud, free through June 30

Nvidia's main argument in favor of its Shield Portable and Shield Tablet is that they're the ultimate on-the-go devices for hardcore gamers. The company's next over-the-air update, which arrives Nov. 18 on Shield Tablet and later on the Portable, is the latest step in Nvidia's efforts to deliver on …

Happy early 20th, PlayStation! Check out Sony's game history in one video

Sony decided to plunge into gaming 20 years ago next month with the release of the original PlayStation on Dec. 3 1994 in Japan.<p>The Sony console had a massive impact on the gaming industry, becoming the first gaming console to ship 100 million units and receiving plenty of praise for its adult, …

How Minecraft looks with realistic graphics

This animation of a realistic version of <i>Minecraft,</i> created in Blender by YouTuber Flashcode, prompted the following responses from my kids, ages 4, 8 and 10.<p>8yo: "Is this a real game?"<p>10yo: "No, idiot. But it's nice."<p>4yo: "Awesome."<p>It's a short film, in which Steve encounters a Skeleton, but …

Mario Kart 8's take on F-Zero's music is the best thing ever

<i>Mario Kart 8's</i> DLC includes a track based on <i>F-Zero's</i> own "Mute City" track, and the swinging version of that game's music is one of the high points of the content. Nintendo has been killing it when it comes to the soundtracks to its latest games, and it's great to see how much of the music is …

The next Battlefield game will return to its military roots in 2016

2016's Battlefield release will see the franchise return to its military-centric roots, continuing the theme of previous mainline entries in the series and not the cops-and-robbers style of <i>Battlefield Hardline</i>, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen announced during the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference …

At least three more 'Fast & Furious' movies are likely

Praise the cinema gods<p>At a <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> roundtable, Universal's Donna Langley has apparently promised the Fast & Furious franchise a long life beyond next year's <i>Furious 7</i>, saying "We think there's at least three more...I think it's still a growing franchise," reports <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>.<p>Film …

Honda's new hydrogen fuel-cell car looks like it belongs in a movie

Hydrogen-powered cars seem like the dream, if we can figure out how to reliably make them; the only emission is water, and unlike a battery-powered car, you don't need to wait for a recharge. Toyota has spent much of 2014 doubling down on hydrogen, announcing that it would sell a fuel-cell car …

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they're not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn't a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that'll change next year.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>We've …

Here are all the ways to interact with the Apple Watch

This is too many ways<p>Apple released its WatchKit SDK today, giving us our first glimpse at how developers will build apps for its forthcoming smartwatch. If there's one main takeaway, it's that using the Apple Watch requires you to understand a huge library of new interactions. A (non-exhaustive!) …

This is why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen

The inside story of the billion-dollar bet that didn't pay off<p>The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the …

Chevrolet built a futuristic, spaceship-inspired concept car for 'Gran Turismo 6'

The latest concept car designed for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> is a futuristic supercar from Chevrolet. The car, dubbed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT), will be available as downloadable content in the PlayStation 3 game later this holiday season. It was designed through a collaboration between …

Alienware Alpha First Impressions And Gaming Benchmarks

Alienware has something to prove, and we’re breaching the moment of truth. They were one of the first companies to strike out on their own following the delay of Valve’s SteamOS, and the end result isn’t merely a collection of complimentary components in a compact case; it’s intended to be a …

This 'missing link' ichthyosaur was amphibious - Futurity

A new fossil discovered in China fills a gap in the fossil record by linking the swimming ichthyosaur to its landlubber ancestors.

How It Works: An Amphibious Vehicle That Can Carry Three Tanks

No coastline will be safe from this beach-storming behemoth.<p>When U.S. Marines landed at Inchon during the Korean War, they had to abandon their amphibious vehicles and cross tidal mud flats on foot. Today, the Navy uses the more versatile Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) to move troops and supplies …

Batman Design Shows Creepy Organic Character Change

Sketches from Artist Mayumi Nose

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

The Do-It-All Drone

Until now, few flying drones have explored merging functionalities, leaving users with only options specific to a singular need. For economic and …

The Perfect Office - Unify Desktop, Amazon Echo and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Never out of Power

Say hello to complete power in your hands! Power to recharge your dead phone … resurrect it from the clutches of cables, power outlets, charging …

Are Video Games Becoming Too Focused On Multiplayer?

When we used to talk about how gaming was becoming more and more infused with multiplayer, it was a different conversation. A few years ago, this manifested itself in a much more specific and niche way, where traditionally single-player games would add on a bonus multiplayer mode. That led us to …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does use dedicated servers — but it also doesn't

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s launch has gone rather smoothly, but some fans are voicing concerns that the online shooter doesn’t use the best server technology.<p>Activision has confirmed, however, that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does use dedicated servers. But it also doesn’t. Following its …

Rogue’s Gallery – The darkest Assassin’s Creed yet | gamesTM - Official Website

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:00 am<p>At the very inception of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was the desire to switch perspective and tell the …

Five Gaming Rumors That Were Too Good To Stay Fake

Lots of things in video games sound too good to be true. But what about when it's the other way around—when something is too good to <i>not</i> be true? …

The Master Chief Collection will be missing Halo: CE-specific playlists at launch

The multiplayer playlists for <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> have to operate across not only different maps and game modes but the games themselves. That seems to have caused some extra issues for the final release, as <i>Halo: Combat Evolved</i>-especific playlists won't be available at launch, while …

Take a Peek Inside the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack!

A study published in <i>Nature</i> this week found that [David Attenborough watching us mate] is good for you in small doses.<p>At this year’s Bay Area Science …

McLaren teases new Sports Series in development

Hot on the heels of confirming its upcoming "entry-level" model, McLaren has released a solitary teaser image of that new vehicle undergoing testing.<p>Known until now as the P13, the McLaren Sports Series is set to take on the likes of the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 GT3. Like the rest of the …

Tell Ford to build a Mustang ST

Don't call it an SVO.<p>It's time for Ford to quit messing around and give us a Mustang ST. Take a moment to imagine everything that makes the Fiesta and Focus ST so brilliant transposed onto the already delicious Mustang. The line follows a predictable recipe that starts with an Ecoboost four …

2015 Cars That Get The Best Fuel Economy

With the national average cost for a gallon of gasoline having recently dropped to just under $3.00 a gallon, the AAA says fuel prices are at their cheapest they’ve been since December 2010. Still, keeping gas in the tank remains one of a motorist’s costliest driving expenses; given the volatility …