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Battlefield 3 easter egg referring to former designer discovered after two years

Almost two years after the game's launch, another easter egg has been unearthed in <i>Battlefield 3</i>, this time referring to former DICE developer and Battlefield lead designer David Goldfarb.<p>The easter egg, dug up by YouTube user "Jackfrags," is related to audio messages played when spotting …

Scan your real-life items into Minecraft

An app pending approval for an iOS release lets you scan real-life objects and port them to Minecraft.<p><b>An app pending approval for an iOS release lets</b> …

Amy Sherman-Palladino on Making “Bunheads” The Most Accurate Ballet Show Ever

The co-creator of the ABC Family show talks to Co.Create about how her dance training permeates every aspect of “Bunheads,” including how the extras wear their leotards.<p>If you’re a fan of Amy Sherman-Palladino and the shows she’s produced–most notably, the WB/CW show <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, and now the ABC …

Call of Duty: Ghosts to get second-screen multiplayer features

Second-screen support will add key multiplayer features to Call of Duty: Ghosts, executive producer Mark Rubin has confirmed in an interview with Post Arcade.<p>The additional functionality is being built by Activision's sister team, Beachhead Studio, and while Rubin did not discuss specifics, he did …

New Pokémon X and Y Legendaries detailed

The Pokémon Company has revealed new details about two Legendary characters set to appear in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Pokémon Y.</i><p>Fairy-type Pokémon Xerneas will wield new move Geomancy, a rainbow-colored earth eruption, as well as Fairy Aura that gives power to other Fairy-types. Yveltal is a Dark- and …

Microsoft Reorganization Official, Splits Xbox One OS And Hardware

by jrxbarrett Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 08:52 AM<p>xbox will be fine. it will always be hated.<p>by BarakaWinsFatality Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 08:56 …

Competitive gaming recognized in U.S. as a pro sport

The official <i>League of Legends</i> eSports tournament League Championship Series has been recognized as a fully professional sport by the U.S. State Department.<p>For the first time, players from outside the United States can move to the U.S. under specific visas, which are provided for pro sports players …

PlayStation 4, Xbox One pre-orders sold out at most major retailers

Wal-Mart is one of the few major U.S. retailers that's still accepting pre-orders for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.<p>If you're eager to be one of the first gamers to get your hands on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One but haven't pre-ordered either console yet, you might be in for a rude …

eCommerce

Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

BlueStacks GamePop Mini aims to pick up where original console left off

When a company such as BlueStacks introduces a product with a non-traditional pricing structure (like the one we’re seeing with their gaming console …

Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video)

If you've ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now's your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app -- Motion Tennis -- that turns your Apple TV into a Wii-esque gaming console. To connect devices to Apple TVs, the game relies on AirPlay …

Nokia Finds Potential Profits in Mobile Market’s Low End

For all the attention on the high-end smartphone market, there are still profits to be made way down on the opposite end of the spectrum: The simple, …

The trillion-dollar opportunity that could save health care

While the prevailing discussion around our $2.7 trillion health care system has been about deficits and political posturing, a more important message is being overlooked—there is a massive, potentially trillion-dollar opportunity emerging for savvy entrepreneurs in health care.<p>For 50 years, the US …

Health Care

Google Street View adds abandoned Japanese island that inspired 'Skyfall'

Google Street View has extended its reach to the abandoned island of Hashima, Japan, which served as the setting for Raoul Silva's "Dead City" retreat in <i>007: Skyfall</i>, the latest James Bond movie. Also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) because of its resemblance to a warship when seen in …

Nokia will pay you up to $300 to trade an old phone for a Lumia

Nokia's Lumia phones show promise despite the company's dwindling overall sales, and now's your chance to nab one at more affordable prices -- if you're willing to trade in an old phone, that is. The Finnish company's new trade up program in the US will take in old mobile devices and send back up …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Google said to be creating game console and smartwatch

With Google Glass out in the open, is the tech giant continuing to move deeper into the hardware market?<p>Google appears to be boosting both its wearable tech and its gaming status. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the tech giant is working on developing both a video game …

Wearable Tech

The Real Reasons Microsoft, Sony Chose AMD For The Xbox One And PS4

It has been two weeks since E3, the world’s largest gaming show, and the final pieces of the game console puzzle are starting to come into place. The public knows what the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 look like, what they will run, what they won’t, digital rights management and their price. …

Headset not included with Xbox One

Xbox One doesn't include a packed-in headset accessory, Microsoft has confirmed. The tech titan told Ars Technica that the next-gen consoles' …

Living Rooms

Heads Up, Haters, 70% Of The U.S. Has A Gay Friend On Facebook

Americans are growing more open about their sexual orientation, and that could help defeat prejudice. In honor of Gay Pride Week, Facebook ran the numbers and found 70 percent of U.S. users are friends with someone who lists themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That fact could remind people …

Barnes & Noble Drops Nook

7 Ways the Xbox One Goes Beyond Games and the PS4

When Microsoft unveiled its new console, it set about the ambitious goal of unifying the living room. The Playstation 4, on the other hand, focused …

Apple’s iPad Officially Replaces Pilot Flight Bags in All American Airlines Cockpits

American Airlines has officially become the latest airline to ditch extremely heavy pilot flight bags in favor of Apple’s iPad for all future …

House Spent About $2M of Taxpayers' Money on Coffee, Pastries

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