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Nintendo Brands Down 20% Year To Date In The UK

JVM from Gamasutra has posted year to date sales of video game software in the United Kingdom. Nintendo brands in total are down 20% year to date, …

Naomi Plays Surgeon Simulator - Episode 4 - IGN Video

Jessi and Naomi take a last stab at saving Bob's life and replacing that feeble heart of his.

PS4 Update Adds Rich Video Editor, HDCP Off and 720p Twitch Streaming

The Xbox One has already received a few firmware updates and it would seem the PlayStation 4 is about to follow suit.<p>Sony today detailed an upcoming patch for its new console that will allow players to turn HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) off at any time. At the moment, this …

Intel flaunts 8-core Extreme Edition Haswell with support for DDR4 memory

Since Intel's next Haswell chips are aimed squarely at enthusiasts, what better place to unveil them than at the Game Developer's Conference? Aimed at power users, the 4th-gen Core-i7 Extreme Edition CPU will feature eight unlocked cores and 16 threads, trumping the last model's six cores. It'll …

PlayStation Network's first original TV show is an adaptation of the 'Powers' comics

Sony executives have revealed the company's first entry into original content for the PlayStation, a TV show based on the <i>Powers</i> series of comics. Sony Pictures Television is producing the show, made up of ten one-hour episodes focusing on a detective who investigates cases involving people with …

The new Oculus Rift costs $350 and this is what it's like

If you're still not paying attention to Oculus VR and the Rift headset -- the folks at the forefront of virtual reality's recent rebirth -- <i>what are you doing?</i> Okay, we'll forgive you. It's still just a development kit after all, and even the latest prototype ("Crystal Cove") is far from the …

Microsoft claims DirectX 12 will improve Xbox One games, won't require new PC components

Microsoft just announced DirectX 12, the latest version of the company's graphics APIs, at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. The reveal wasn't a surprise. What's surprising is that Microsoft says that existing computers, smartphones, and the existing Xbox One game console will see boosts in …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

Flazio, An Italian Web-Design Engine, Lets You Build A Site Through Your Facebook Page

Website creation software is a dime-a-dozen. You press a button, type in some jazz, and come up with a one page website for you and yours. But what if I said there was something that could make it even easier? Flazio, a service made by Sicilian brother and sister team Elisa and Flavio Fazio, can …

Facebook's 'Hack' is here to shake up programming

Facebook engineers Bryan O'Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani spent the last few years building a programming language unlike any other.<p>…

Transcend curries 4K favor with faster SD cards

Memory card maker Transcend announced higher-speed SD cards on Friday that are geared for videographers shooting high-resolution 4K video.<p>Transcend's new SDHC and SDXC cards are graded UHS-1 Class 3 and come in two varieties. The "Extreme" models have read and write speeds of 95MBps and 85MBps, …

Curries

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 pre-orders start March 24

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5s are coming. AT&T(s t) and U.S. Cellular(s usm) pre-sales just started today, and T-Mobile(s tmus) will be …

Anti-Social Network Helps You Avoid People You Don’t Want To See

Sick of running into your ex? Brian Moore was, so he developed Cloak, an app that warns you when other people are nearby.<p>There is no shortage of social media apps out there that will loudly broadcast to everyone where you are at every second of the day. Rarer is the app that exists to obfuscate …

'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …

World-builders, rejoice: the final Oculus Rift VR dev kit is here

One year ago today, Oculus introduced the first version of its prototype virtual reality headset that wasn't literally held together with duct tape and glue. The $300 Oculus Rift Development Kit showed the world that inexpensive VR headgear was capable of being mass produced. Now, at the 2014 Game …

Valve's revamped Steam Controller feels less traditional than it looks

Just a few short days after revealing its revamped Steam Controller, Valve is letting gamers and developers try it out for themselves on the GDC 2014 show floor. As Valve revealed last week, the new controller does away with the proposed touch screen and instead adds eight front-facing buttons, …

Former God of War 3 developers unveil first indie release Viking Ghost

In the wake of large-scale layoffs at Sony studio Superbot, members of the team behind <i>PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale</i> and <i>God of War 3</i> have come together to form a new Los Angeles-based indie company to develop their first independent title <i>Viking Ghost</i>.<p>Game studio Dead Alien Cult began as a …

Microsoft: Xbox One Controller's PC Drivers Still Coming

Compatibility coming sometime this year.<p>A recent rumor claiming that PC drivers weren't coming to Xbox One controllers popped up earlier this week on …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

BlackBerry's identity crisis continues

To say that BlackBerry's had it tough these past few years would be putting it mildly, if not too delicately for a company emerging from a period of willful ignorance. The Waterloo-based outfit, formerly known as Research in Motion, played an embarrassing game of catch-up in the mobile space it …

Disney In Talks To Buy One Of The Largest YouTube Content Producers For $500 Million

Maker Studios creates content aimed mostly at millennials.<p>Re/code reports Maker receives 5.5 billion views per month on its channels.<p>Maker is home to one of YouTube's biggest stars, "PewDiePie," a 24-year-old Swedish videogame commenter, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg.<p>All together, Kjelberg has received …

YouTube down for You? You're Not the Only One [Updated]

<i>Update: We’ve received a statement from a YouTube spokesperson on the situation, which the company says is now fixed:</i><p><i>Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience</i> …

VLC's media player hits Windows 8 in beta form

Let's say you bought a new laptop and wanted to check out a few videos that you <i>legally</i> downloaded without leaving Windows 8's touch-focused UI -- until now, your options have been pretty limited. If you're feeling a little adventurous though, the beta version of VLC's media player that <i>Microsoft …

Mutant dual-boot Android and Windows Phone coming to US this spring

Huawei is no stranger to Windows Phone, having released a handset in the US last year, but the company is now planning to combine Android and Windows Phone into a single smartphone. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, reveals the firm is still committed to …

Respawn 'Talking to Aspyr' About Titanfall for Mac

Could Titanfall be coming to the Mac?<p>Developer Respawn Entertainment is currently in talks with Aspyr, a publisher that has released games such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Bioshock Infinite and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the platform.<p>Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn …

Europe Pushes Ahead with Plans to Make All Phone Chargers the Same

The European Parliament has today decided to go ahead with a plan to introduce common charger rules for smartphones and other portable devices that would see the end of proprietary charger designs.<p>The thinking is that by having a common charger for mobile phones (particularly), we can collectively …

Huawei Making Dual Windows-Android Smartphone

The Chinese device maker plans to release a dual Windows Phone-Android-powered smartphone in the U.S. in the coming months.<p>Read more here.

Mobile Technology

Samsung's new smartphone case uses ultrasound to detect people and objects

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may be getting lots of smart new accessories, but the Korean smartphone maker is also making sure its lower-powered phones get some love too. After including various software usability functions in the Galaxy Core Advance at the end of last year, the company today introduced …

Amazon game controller spotted, 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 …