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And Now, The Worst Movies Of 2014

Last year was a truly bizarre year for bad movies, because it felt like there were almost too many to keep track of. Hell, I had to write an amendment to my list just to make sure that <i>Jobs</i> was included, since I couldn’t remember all of them. This year was a lot different, though. From the first …

A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Video Games

So, you finally realized that you can't stand to part ways with your games, guides, and various gaming memorabilia. Don't worry, you're not a …

Retrogaming

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The Destiny of Destiny's Future Content

Based on Bungie's past, what might the future of Destiny look like?<p>For Bungie fans that fell in love with the Master Chief’s plight in the Halo …

Free XCOM games now being dispatched

Good news! Digital distributor Green Man Gaming is now distributing free copies of Firaxis' seminal sci-fi strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, to …

Epic Shadow of Mordor: One warchief, 19 bodyguards and a battle for the ages

Players have been having a lot of fun manipulating the <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> Nemesis system to produce some epic battles, but this may be the wildest yet: One warchief with <i>nineteen</i> captains serving as his bodyguards up against a single ranger (who happens to have a ghost elf living inside …

The 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.<p>Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence …

Games of the Alien series, Part 2: The 'must play' edition

I can’t speak for anyone else on the GamesBeat staff, but I’ve definitely bought a ticket on Sega’s hypetrain for Alien: Isolation.<p>Like riding any form of high-speed transportation, however, in the back of my mind lies the fear that this ride will end in a public display of disastrous calamity. …

Google gives students unlimited cloud storage

Google's invasion of our classrooms (and its war on paper) continues unabated. Back in August in the search giant released an online education tool for teachers who wanted to digitally manage their classes, and now it's launched an improved version of Google Drive that's free for folks toiling away …

How To Easily Save Money On eBay By Exploiting Spelling Errors

You may not believe this, but there are a lot of people on the Internet who are terribul spellers! For the nit-picky among us, it can be horribly annoying. But thanks to a web site that we just discovered, their misspellings can actually help save you some cash.<p>Say hello to FatFingers.com. The idea …

This Sony researcher wants to put you in someone else's head

Jun Rekimoto, who studies augmented reality at Sony Computer Science Labs, is using cameras, drones and sensors to capture and share what others are seeing and feeling.<p>Jun Rekimoto envisions a future in which sports spectators will be able to watch games through the eyes of the players, …

Virtual Reality

Want an Android phone with Google services? Google now has more say over its software

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The newest Google Android scandal hit the airwaves on Friday. Only it’s not actually a scandal, nor is it really new.<p>The …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

Engineering

How ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Brought The Zombie Comedy Back From The Grave

In 2013, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of <i>The World’s End</i> that included a post Q&A with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright. The focus of course was supposed to be on the movie that we had all just watched, but naturally a good deal of the questions revolved around …

University Announces a Marvel Movies Course