Lyle Grandy

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The DeanBeat: Thankful for gaming’s bubble and those who warn about it

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did too. Thank you for reading GamesBeat, VentureBeat, and my DeanBeat columns. Thanks also for participating in our community through our various events in mobile, games, and growth topics. I fully realize that we wouldn’t be in business if there …

Watch Mark Hamill describe The Force Awakens outline ... in 1983

Mark Hamill outlined his appearance in next year's <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> back in 1983.<p>A British TV interview has surfaced on YouTube in which Hamill, then aged 32, talks about a conversation he had with Star Wars supremo George Lucas. "He, at one time, asked me, would you consider playing an …

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series -- Season Two - Restarting The Walking Dead on the PS4 - Podcast Beyond - IGN Video

The crew of Beyond answers a listener question about whether or not to finish your campaign on the console you started on, or move on to current …

​Tate museum reimagines works of art as Minecraft maps

When we talk about the idea of video games as art, we typically mean as art unto itself -- but what if a video game was a companion piece to an existing piece of art? And what if that work was over 100 years old? That's the idea behind Tate Worlds, a free modern art-inspired Minecraft map pack. The …

Sony's latest wearable is a watch made of electronic paper

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has uncovered Sony's clandestine involvement in a smartwatch project. Under the name Fashion Entertainment (FES), the company …

Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 on Black Friday, according to market-research firm

Microsoft really wants to win this holiday season, and it looks like the price cuts and game bundles are working.<p>The Xbox One dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping …

Presidential Turkey Pardons in Photos

How America’s Thanksgiving turkeys got so huge

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder: The dominant fruits, vegetables, and animals in modern farming are products of highly unnatural selection. Consider corn, which evolved from a fairly small, hard-to-eat plant called teosinte into …

Insects

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Boy Missing for 4 Years Found in 'False Wall' in Georgia Home: Police

A 13-year-old boy reported missing four years ago was found behind a “false wall” in the suburban Atlanta home of his father and stepmother on Friday, according to police. The boy had used a smartphone to contact his sister online, and she relayed the message to their mother, Clayton County police …

Crime

US boy missing for four years found alive hidden behind fake wall

Unnamed 13-year-old in Atlanta was able to phone his mother and tell her he was behind a false wall at his father's house<p>A 13-year-old boy reported missing by his mother four years ago was found hidden behind a false wall in his father's home.<p>After a tip-off police raided a detached suburban house …