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One Guy Is Trying to Sell More Video Games Than You've Ever Seen

Remember that one NES game that you played every night for weeks then never got back from a friend you lent it to? This guy probably has it. And …

Retrogaming

​Man In Pokémon Gear Charges White House Lawn, Gets Shut Down

Now here's something you don't see every day.<p>According to multiple reporters who were on the scene, a man wearing a Pikachu hat and carrying a …

The White House

Parental Locks For Video Games Used To Be Crazy

These days, parental locks stop kids from playing games using simple software. In 1990, lacking that kind of technology, things were a little more …

Retrogaming

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

Nothing makes me laugh more than the ongoing obsession with the Xbox One’s difficulties rendering games at a full 1080p resolution.<p>Gaming forums are full of scathing comments from PS4 fan boys about how the Xbox One delivering a number of its games with resolutions a few lines less than 1080 proves …

'Destiny' Isn't Too Small, It's Just Too Empty

Right around the time of the beta, there was a lot of fuss being made that Destiny seemed like it wasn’t shaping up to be as “epic” in scope as many believed. Some fans had visions in their head of a whole galaxy full of planets to explore, and instead they were told they’d have four or five worlds …

Take a look at Disney's bizarre first attempt at a Roger Rabbit film

<i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i> was an amazing, often disturbing film from 1988. Based on Gary K. Wolf's novel <i>Who Censored Roger Rabbit</i>, it introduced a world where animated characters were just working stiffs like the rest of us, and used that world as a springboard for a murder mystery. If you've never …

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy …

The women with super-human vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

University of Cambridge

Want Your Crops To Survive Extreme Heat and Drought? Add Fungus

The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED<p>The global population continues to grow, and climate change is already tangibly reducing food harvests. Can agriculture adapt to be both more productive and more resilient?<p>One answer to that question may be "add …

MSi GS30 Shadow Gaming Laptop With GamingDock For Extra Power

MSi has this week added a new addition to their range of gaming notebooks, in the form of the newly launched MSi GS30 Shadow system. That MSi has …

Computer Hardware

US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day to force access to user data

Back in 2008, in the days of the BlackBerry Storm, netbooks and well, yes, Yahoo, the internet company was threatened with a hefty $250,000 per day fine from the US government. This was because it didn't want to comply with requests to hand over user communications. Yahoo believed that the request …

How Android Is Becoming the Best Platform for Mobile Gaming

Source: Thinkstock<p>As revenue from mobile games for both Android and iOS continues to grow, Android is closing the revenue gap between the mobile …

Mobile

Unearthed E.T., Atari games approved for release to museums, auction block

The long-buried collection of <i>E.T.</i> and other Atari game cartridges unearthed in a documentary earlier this year will soon be bound to a museum in Rome, Italy, a series of auctions and storage in a space museum, the Alamogordo, New Mexico city council voted this week.<p>In a 7-0 vote on Tuesday, the …

Nintendo, Ambrella and The Pokémon Company Files Patent for Pokemon Handheld Device

An official patent from Nintendo, Ambrella and The Pokémon Company filed on March 7th went public today; the patent details a new Pokemon handheld …

Miyamoto on modern games being too much alike - NintendoToday

Miyamoto says that modern games all feel too much like they're chasing a formula, rather than being creative endeavors.

Here's Why Microsoft Might Spend $2 Billion On A Video Game With No Ending

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was close to acquiring Mojang AB, the Swedish indie game company that makes the popular game "Minecraft."<p>In fact, Microsoft could be willing to shell out $2 billion for the company, which would make it the first multi-billion-dollar …

Google Play

Why Netflix Looks Different Today: It's Fighting For Net Neutrality

Wednesday is Internet Slowdown day, and some of your favorite websites may look a little different -- but they probably won't be any slower.<p>Netflix, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, The Nation, Boing Boing and many other websites are displaying the "wheel of death" to show their support for net neutrality, or …

It looks as if Microsoft will stop using the “Nokia” name entirely

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Microsoft has always had trouble communicating clear product names for its consumer brands, but …

Twitter seeks to borrow up to $1.5B in debt

Twitter is raising money — debt money — and is seeking between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion, according to a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and announcement from the company.<p>Twitter, which went public in Nov. 2013, is offering two sets of convertible notes for $650 million …

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots hint at a redesigned desktop

Slowly but surely, we're starting to get a clearer idea of what the next version of Windows will look like. Microsoft already teased a classic-style Start Menu, while <i>ZDNet</i>'s usually-reliable Mary Jo Foley has reported that the Charms Bar might be removed. Today, we're sifting through what might be …

In video gaming and the technology world in general, there's a term for hardware and software that's promoted, promised, and so on without a product …

BLOCK: Envisioning Future Cities in a Video Game

<b>BLOCK</b> is a video game that "will breach the digital with the physical" and allow anyone to become an active participant in the future of Los Angeles. …

Shigeru Miyamoto Is Making an Animated Movie

Iconic game creator Shigeru Miyamoto is making his first animated short film. It stars Pikmin and is fittingly called <i>Pikmin Short Movie</i>.<p>As noted on</i> …

Retrogaming

Modder Puts Donkey Kong in Doom, Turns Game into a Platformer

This is a screenshot I just took in <i>Doom</i> <i>II</i>. Crazy!<p>The modder responsible for the aptly-named "Donkey Kong Country for GZDoom" is none other than …

Retrogaming