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The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

What If Nintendo Remade ‘The Avengers’ With Their Own Characters?

With <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> occupying much of Nintendo’s focus following its release on 3DS and impending arrival on WiiU, it’s only fitting that we see some fan tributes seep out onto the Internet for our entertainment. This one from James Farr takes it to the next level by combining the nostalgia …

How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

It won't be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is …

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Japan's Pikachu Cafe lets you eat Pokémon in burger and curry form

Pokémon fans will have the opportunity to eat Pikachu's likeness in hamburger, beef curry and mango pudding parfait form starting this weekend with the opening of Tokyo's Pikachu Cafe.<p>The Pikachu-themed cafe is part of the <i>Pokémon the Movie XY</i> exhibition, which will serve Pikachu food and sell other …

FIFA 15 video shows off upgraded weather effects, player models and more

<i>FIFA 15</i>'s latest developer diary, released today by publisher Electronic Arts, focuses on the graphical upgrades that developer EA Canada is making in this year's game.<p>Chief among those improvements is in the player models, with head scans providing higher detail in faces and new animation rigs …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

How to Focus Stack Images

For most people who just want to have some fun with their photography and have another ‘trick up their sleeve’ focus stacking can be an interesting …

E3: EA's Fifa 15 overhauls the 'world's greatest game'

With the World Cup upon us, many fans will be turning to video consoles for their own digital football fix in between the matches in Brazil.<p>EA Sports' Fifa franchise has made its own stamp on the beautiful game, becoming the world's most popular sporting series.<p>The firm has been showing off the …

Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity and The Crew will have 'Hollywood-levels' of animation using Nvidia tech

Ubisoft and Nvidia are working to bring "Hollywood levels" of animation and realism to the game studio's upcoming releases <i>Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, The Crew</i> and <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> on Windows PC.<p>The companies are working in partnership using Nvidia's GameWorks technology to bring TXAA …

The Xbox One controller is now also a PC controller

Microsoft won’t ask you to keep using the Xbox 360 joypad for your PC gaming any longer.<p>The company released the Xbox One controller drivers for Windows today, which means that you can start using Microsoft’s latest gamepad to play BioShock Infinite, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and any other PC …

Dead Rising 3 Confirmed For PC With New Trailer

Arrives on Steam this summer.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Dead Rising 3 is set to shamble onto PC later this summer, Capcom has confirmed.<p>A new trailer has been …

You can now play games on your PC via an Xbox One controller

Your Xbox One controller can now perform double-duty as a game controller for your PC.<p>The wizardry comes courtesy of new Windows drivers that support the Xbox One controller on a Windows PC, Microsoft's Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, revealed Thursday. The drivers are now available for both 32-bit …

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How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Battlefield 4 now has microtransactions with Battlepacks you can buy

<i>Battlefield 4</i> developer EA DICE added microtransactions to the first-person shooter today, giving players the opportunity to pay for Battlepacks, according to a post on The Battlefield Blog.<p>Battlepacks already exist in the game: They're bundles of items such as accessories, dog tags, XP boosts and …

Nintendo Announces Affiliate Program for YouTube Let's Play Creators

Creators may now be entitled to a share of the ad revenue.<p>Nintendo has announced a new ad revenue sharing program, which will entitle "proactive" …

Why 'Watch Dogs' Is Bad News For AMD Users -- And Potentially The Entire PC Gaming Ecosystem

<i>Update 1: I’ve posted benchmarks for Watch Dogs across a wide range of AMD and Nvidia hardware.</i><p><i>Update 2: I’ve published an in-depth response from Nvidia here.</i><p><i>Original Article Follows:</i><p>When it comes to PC games, there’s a not-so-subtle war being waged between AMD and Nvidia for the continued loyalty …

If you make noise in Sony's H1Z1, the zombies will come running after you (interview)

H1Z1 starts out simple. You have your fists. You’re in a world full of zombies. You have to find other survivors and stay alive.<p>There’s no automatic weapon hanging from a nearby tree. But you could find an ax, chop the tree down, and craft some crude arrows from it. But watch out: The zombies will …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

Samsung hopes 'respected older generations' will dig its new flip-phones

It may be a <i>tad</i> ageist to presume that some older folks prefer simple flip-phones to souped-up smartphones, but Samsung isn't making any apologies. In fact, the firm's just introduced a new line of clamshell phones in South Korea aimed at "respected old generations." Dubbed "Samsung Master," the …

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons shut down by Disney before launch

<i>Star Wars: Attack Squadrons</i>, the free-to-play space combat game from Disney Interactive, has been shut down following months of closed beta testing, the publisher announced today on the game's Facebook page.<p>"We want to thank all of the fans who participated in the closed beta of <i>Star Wars: Attack</i> …

Ubisoft at E3 2014: five games announced, none for Nintendo platforms

Ubisoft announced today that it will bring at least five games to E3 2014, none of which are slated for release on Nintendo platforms.<p>The company will showcase the games "and more" at its booth and during its media briefing at the Orpheum Theatre (pictured above), which is scheduled for June 9 at 6 …

Achievements turned legit: Play games, get rewarded with stuff from Amazon, Target, and more

The best part of a long day playing Skee-Ball and Whack-A-Mole at the arcade was getting to cash in your tickets for prizes. This concept is now starting to take off on mobile, and the prizes are still just as real.<p>Real-world loyalty network Lootsie launched its software-development kit today. This …

Apple removes marijuana-dealing game from the App Store

Apple has pulled developer Manitoba Games' app about growing and dealing weed in "the vicious and lawless career of Mr. Ted Growing" called <i>Weed Firm</i> from the Apple App Store, according to the developer.<p>Players are placed in the role of an expelled botany sophomore named Ted Growing who takes on a …

Batman Prepares to Battle Scarecrow in 'Arkham Knight' Trailer

Gotham City is in the grips of a panic as Scarecrow threatens to release a toxic gas that will make everyone experience their nightmares in the …

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Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese

Hopefully it's not still causing as much motion sickness...<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The Oculus Rift VR headset is being integrated into Chuck E. Cheese …

Thieves steal thousands of dollars' worth of video games from North Carolina Wal-Mart

Authorities in Kinston, North Carolina are looking for two men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of video games from a local Wal-Mart on Monday.<p>Police spokesperson Woody Spencer told area news site WCTI12 that the two suspects took the games from the Wal-Mart between 1:45 a.m. and …

EA Sports FIFA World now in open beta worldwide

<i>EA Sports FIFA World</i> is now in open beta worldwide for Windows PC, EA announced today.<p>The title, a free-to-play iteration on the FIFA soccer franchise, includes the FIFA Ultimate Team feature as well as a handful of modes in both single-player and online multiplayer. The game include 16,000 players …