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No Demo Planned for Watch Dogs

Ubisoft Montreal will instead be focusing all its resources on the final game.<p>Ubisoft Montreal won't be building a demo for its upcoming open-world …

'Project Morpheus' is Sony's virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4

The rumors are true: Sony's working on virtual reality. The hardware is called "Project Morpheus" and it's headed to the PlayStation 4. The headset is two pieces: a closed display and what looks like a PlayStation Move sensor built in. SCE Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida unveiled it on-stage …

Crazy Taxi free-to-play sequel on its way, original game free for limited time

Outside of classic staples like Sonic, one of the most iconic series from Sega would be Crazy Taxi. The arcade classic has great tunes, fun gameplay and is rather addicting. The original first arrived to Android in July of last year, and now a free-to-play sequel is on its way dubbed <i>Crazy Taxi:</i> …

In-App Purchases

Amazon game controller spotted in Brazil, evidence of Amazon gaming set-top box?

Going back at least as far as August, we’ve heard reports suggesting that Amazon will eventually get into the set-top box business, possibly with a device that will also work as an entry-level game system. Like with their rumored phones, little proof had surfaced to back up the claim, but that …

Set-Top Boxes

Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns

If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's <i>probably</i> not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's archaic video cables. Don't worry, it can be fixed. RetroActive, a one-man mod team, is working on a …

Tomb Raider review: the descent

Tomb Raider's cinematic elements don't get in the way of an intense, polished adventure<p><i>Tomb Raider</i> feels sure of itself.<p>For a reboot of a series that had lost its focus and purpose, gathering fifteen years of baggage over the course of nine games, Crystal Dynamics' new shot at <i>Tomb Raider</i> shows …

AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you want to buy. Well, a …

Samsung investigates Note 3 accessory woes

Samsung is aware of a problem with its<p>Note 3smart phone, which sees third-party accessories not working on phones runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat.<p>The arrival of the new version of Android saw some third-party accessories (cases, for example) stop working, SamMobile reports. A statement on the subject was …

Watch Dogs Apparently Not Coming Any Sooner Than May Or June

Noam Jenkins, the voice actor that plays lead protagonist Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs, has revealed on Twitter that the long-awaited game is not …

A Next-Gen Medieval RPG Without The Magic: Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Dungeons, but no dragons. Mazes, but no magic. Kingdom Come: Deliverance may remind you of open-world fantasy games of the Elder Scrolls variety, but this medieval adventure is not about wizened wizards, ancient curses, or sinister necromancy. Creative Director Dan Vávra from Warhorse Studios …

The Elder Scrolls

30 movies you won't believe didn't win Oscars

The Oscars are an opportunity to celebrate our favorite movies of the past year all over again, and root for our picks to take home top honors. But …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

PlayStation Now could be the future of gaming

Cloud gaming has never seemed closer. Sony’s $380-million Gaikai acquisition finally bore fruit at CES 2014, where the company announced PlayStation Now — a hugely ambitious initiative that could revolutionize the distribution of video games. PlayStation Now lets you stream PlayStation 3 games over …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

Kids Get New Tablets Over the Holidays? Here’s How to Lock 'Em Down.

I’m a cool aunt. Or so I tell myself. It is this hubris that led to a $50 charge on my iTunes account, after I so willingly handed over my iPad mini …

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

UPDATE: Police Acquisition of Armored Vehicles, Costly Crash Under Scrutiny

The Banning Police Department's acquisition of a surplus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and their subsequent crash of the …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3s; see which of its other phones have crossed the 10 million mark

Samsung on Tuesday announced that global shipments of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone have surpassed the 10 million mark just two months after its …

The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year-and-a-half since the Pebble (née Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter …

Comparing next-gen games: screenshots from the Xbox One, PS4, and more

For our feature comparing next gen games, we spent a lot of time testing — playing through graphically-challenging scenes, collecting screenshots and video clips, carefully examining graphics and shaders, watching for framerate drops, and having precious little fun. Here, you can find a complete …