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Grand Theft Auto creators join list of Britain's wealthiest

The cofounders of Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar Games have joined the list of the 1,000 wealthiest Britons, as compiled by The Sunday Times.<p>Brothers Dan and Sam Houser peek in at No. 947 overall with a combined fortune estimated at £90 million ($151 million US). It's well below the wealthiest …

Boca Raton's most expensive home has Star Trek and Call of Duty-themed rooms

As much as we love <i>Star Trek</i>, we've never thought about modeling our home after the USS Enterprise. But then, we've never had $35 million in our back pocket, so what do we know? A mansion in Boca Raton has gone on sale for that eye-watering figure, boasting a bar and cinema based on the NCC 1701-D …

Microsoft's Surface: What's next, what's needed?

With changes possibly set to be announced by Microsoft on Tuesday, it's a good chance to take stock of Microsoft's first full-fledged PC.<p><b>(Update: Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 on Tuesday.)</b><p>Does Microsoft need a smaller Windows RT 8.1-based tablet?<p><b>Mini mania passed:</b> One obvious problem is …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Can Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reel Us Back In? - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

Our podcast crew has soured on gaming's biggest franchise. Can Advanced Warfare's new features get us excited again?

Ed Boon: Mortal Kombat will remain online after GameSpy closure

<i>Mortal Kombat</i> will continue to run online even after GameSpy, the provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games, shuts down at the end of the month, according to NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon.<p>Boon wrote in a tweet that "MK9 will continue to run online," although he did …

Android Users Are More Likely to Take the Bus, While the Frequent Fliers Choose iPhones

Understanding the demographics of who uses which phones can be crucial.<p>It’s fun to study the differences between iPhone and Android users.<p>BlueStacks, for example, once created a portrait of what the typical Android user looks like.<p>But in an era where companies are spending big money on mobile …

From Paper to iPad, Pixel Press Turns Drawings Into Videogames

If you've ever dreamt of designing your own videogames, get this app.<p>I loved playing videogames as a kid, but I can’t say that I ever spent any time sketching out ideas for my own games like my brother and his friends did. (My doodles usually involved cute animals or spelling out my crush’s name in …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

3 Next-Gen Plug-In Cars That Could be Game Changers

The biggest complaints about electric cars are that they’re too expensive or have limited driving range, or that don’t have enough space for hauling …

Sony built the PlayStation 4's controller with VR in mind

You may think that Sony built its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset to accommodate the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, but it turns out that the opposite is true -- the gamepad was designed for VR from the start. The company's Jed Ashforth tells <i>TechRadar</i> that the Morpheus team …

Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

A new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple …

Apple hires Nokia's Lumia photography lead

Ari Partinen co-authored paper on PureView technology<p>Apple has hired a senior figure from Nokia's camera division. Lumia photography lead Ari Partinen, whose LinkedIn profile lists a history of working on Nokia cameras from 2007, announced on Twitter that he is making his way to Cupertino in June. …

PlayStation E3 2014 press briefing set for June 9

Sony Computer Entertainment will hold its E3 2014 press briefing on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET, the company revealed today.<p>The PlayStation press conference will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.<p>Sony's invitation for its E3 2014 briefing did not hint at what the company plans to …

ZTE is selling the Firefox OS phone direct via Ebay for $100 shipped

Firefox OS is a new Smartphone operating system from the makers of the Firefox browser. ZTE out of China is manufacturing the phone that will be running the Firefox OS. Specs of the phone aren’t going to blow anyone away but for $99.99 shipped for HSPA plus carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile what do …

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3 launches next week on all platforms

The third episode of Telltale Games' <i>The Walking Dead Season 2</i> will launch next week on all platforms, the developer announced today.<p>Episode three, "In Harm's Way," will be available for PlayStation 3, Mac and Windows PC on May 13, for Xbox 360 on May 14 and for iOS on May 15. Check out the teaser …

The Last of Us on PS4 will use cutscene-resolution character models

More detailed high-resolution character models will be the standard throughout <i>The Last of Us Remastered</i>, with developers using renders previously used only in cutscenes for the game's PlayStation 3 version, creative director Neil Druckmann told Edge.<p>In the magazine's latest issue, as reported by …

Sony Reverses Controversial Driveclub PS4 Digital Download Policy

Last week, Sony announced a rather cool initiative with the long delayed Driveclub, finally making its way to PS4 this October. They’re offering a special free version of the game for PS Plus members, one with ten cars and five tracks, a bit more meaty than just a regular old demo.<p>Then, if players …

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung and HTC have launched their latest flagships, and the two devices have very different roles and aspirations. While Samsung hopes to maintain its position as the undisputed king of the Android hill, HTC is hoping to claw its way back into a market it dominated only a few years ago.<p>The age …

Phones

GPe HTC One M8 for India mistakenly mentioned in local press release

<b>Update:</b> Looks like the Google Play edition HTC One M8 won't be making its way outside of the U.S. just yet. In a statement issued to <i>BGR India</i>, HTC …

Android News

LG G3

All you need to know about the LG G3<p><b>Click here if you're looking for the new LG G4!</b><p>And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began …

Mobile Technology

Nvidia Mocha tablet specs spotted, sports a Tegra K1 chip

Hardware details for an unannounced Nvidia tablet have appeared on the GFXBench website, named the Nvidia Mocha. Unfortunately, the benchmark listing has since been removed, but we still have all the specs.<p>According to the benchmark, the tablet sports the company’s new 2.1GHz Tegra K1 SoC, a high …

Mobile Technology

Apple close to buying Beats for $3.2 bln -source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics, two people with knowledge of the matter said, an expensive foray into music streaming and headphone gear that would mark a departure for the usually cash-conservative iPhone maker.<p>The Apple logo is …

Insomniac Releases First 'Sunset Overdrive' Gameplay Footage

Insomniac Games has released the first gameplay footage for their upcoming Xbox One exclusive, <i>Sunset Overdrive</i>.<p>This is the second post-apocalyptic Xbox One exclusive, following Capcom’s launch title, <i>Dead Rising 3</i>.<p>Like <i>Dead Rising 3</i>, <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> takes a humorous approach to the end of the world. …

'Dark Souls II' Sells 1.2M Units In Three Weeks

Bandai Namco announced that its latest entry in the <i>Souls</i> franchise, <i>Dark Souls 2</i>, sold 1.2 million units by the end of March, 2014—just three weeks after its launch on Xbox 360 and PS3.<p>The game, which received wide praise from critics and a mixed reaction from gamers, is on track to match or exceed …