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Getting Started in Smite - IGN Arena Podcast - IGN Video

The crew invite a pro Smite player on to discuss some tips and tricks for starting out in the mythological third-person MOBA.

At Robert Morris University, athletes can be soccer stars or League of Legends summoners

Robert Morris University-Illinois considers all its athletes to be on the same playing field, whether their game is football, soccer or even <i>League of Legends</i>.<p>The school recently added the first eSports sector to its athletic program, even going as far as to offer selected students scholarships …

A Brief @!#?ing History Of Swearing In Video Games

In December of 1999, at the tender age of eleven, I received <i>Donkey Kong 64</i>. It was a birthday gift from my parents and even came with a shiny yellow …

Google I/O 2014: Google's games, micro-consoles and tech

More than 1 million people from around the world gathered on their Internets this week to watch Google's annual developer-focused conference in San Francisco. Google I/O is two days of in-depth talks about the web and mobile applications. More importantly for us, it's about Android devices and the …

This mind-controlled Pong game will test how well you concentrate

A new exhibit at the Imperial College London's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition uses a mind-controlled version of Pong to test how well participants can concentrate, the college revealed in a post on its website.<p>The "Networks in the Brain" exhibit — created by a team within the college …

Should You Consider Pro Gamers Athletes? - IGN Arena Podcast - IGN Video

Team houses, coaches, and salaries are all normal for professional gamers nowadays. But does that makes them athletes?

Google And Razer Are Teaming Up On A Game Console

Fresh out of Google’s I/O Conference comes a cautious step into the world of living-room gaming. Razer is best known for its work on high-end gaming PCs, laptops and tablets, and it just announced a micro-console, along the lines of the Amazon Fire TV under Google’s substantial aegis. The console …

What is Project Tango?

Google wants your mobile devices to see the world like your eyes do — in 3D, with an understanding of space and motion and an awareness of the world surrounding them. Project Tango, a combination of hardware and software technologies, is designed to do just that.<p>In development at Google's Advanced …

Google Is Finally Poised To Bring PC-Class Gaming To Your Living Room -- Will The Content Follow?

The concept of core (read: controller based) gaming on Android has been a somewhat laughable notion until recently. Despite valiant efforts from companies like Nvidia, MadCatz, and OUYA to push the platform forward, it has become a victim of its own openness, resulting in frustrating barriers. …

This Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Might Save Your Life

'A.I. not included.'<p>Master Chief's iconic armor has saved him from the Covenant countless times. Now it might protect you in the unfortunate event of …

Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality

There’s a lot going on in the virtual reality space lately.<p>The up-and-coming Oculus Rift VR headset was recently purchased by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion. And PlayStation 4 maker Sony announced their own VR headset, Project Morpheus, this year at GDC.<p>Everyone’s been waiting for the other big …

How to make a VR headset with a pizza box, smartphone and $21 worth of tech

Google is bringing virtual reality to Android phones with cardboard — literally.<p>The Cardboard project is Google's attempt to bring inexpensive VR to its operating system using items you can find around home or buy at a hardware store or order online. Those include actual pieces of cardboard (an …

Flappy Bird

“Flappy Bird” has come and gone. Despite the reported $50,000 a day in ad revenue it was pulling in, Vietnamese games developer Dong Nguyen took it down on Febuary 9, 2014. Numerous clones have stormed the iOS App Store and Google Play in an attempt to capitalize on the game's success.

10 reasons why players do not spend money

<i>This sponsored post is produced by deltaDNA.</i><p>How can I change my game so that it makes more money?<p>That’s the million-dollar question in the free-to-play game industry, and one that I’ve been asked nearly as often. And while no single formula for success exists, games that monetize best are where the …

Crytek announces new MOBA Arena of Fate

Today Crytek announced Arena of Fate, a fast-paced five-on-five multiplayer game. Crytek's press release curiously does not mention the term MOBA , …

Final Fantasy concept art raises money for Phillippines typhoon relief

An auction of concept art from <i>Final Fantasy 10</i> and <i>10-2,</i> recently exhibited at a Los Angeles-area gallery, has contributed $40,000 to help children's relief efforts in the Phillippines, still recovering from a devastating typhoon in November.<p>Square Enix announced the donation on Thursday. The art …

20 of the Worst Videogame Covers of All-Time

They say "Never judge a book by its cover," but they never said we couldn't judge videogames that way. Terrible videogame covers have a lot of …

Worst 100 Video Games of All Time

Here are the worst 100 video games of all time, in human history. This list contains Games that do not exist, Blatant nonsense, and opinionated fact. …

Let's Play Child of Light: Naomi Talks IGN Trivia Night - IGN Video

Naomi and Eriq are together again discussing scary spiders, IGN Trivia Night, and San Francisco's Bay to Breakers whilst slaying creatures in Child …

Final Fantasy X’s War on Organised Religion

Taking a look back at the symbolism and subtext of the 2001 classic.<p>Final Fantasy X has a real problem with organised religion.<p>Circa 2001 when it …

7 Gamecations for the Ultimate Nerdy Summer

Vacations are supposed to be enjoyable, but beaches, theme parks and the great outdoors can sometimes be anything but.<p>I'm talking to you, gamers. But …