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10 years later: GamesBeat's most memorable games of 2004

In 2004, the idea of a video game console as an all-in-one multimedia machine was that it played CDs and DVDs. Online play and downloadable content were mostly for PC players. Many games didn’t even have widescreen support. But those modern conveniences don’t matter when you consider the quality we …

25 Things We Forgot About Game Boy on Its 25th Anniversary

Before there were apps and iPads, there was Game Boy.<p>Twenty five years ago today, Nintendo released its first Game Boy in Japan. Later, the device …

The Five Most Memorable Locations In Video Games

Over the year’s video games have seen a host of iconic figures and objects grace the screens of millions sitting comfortably with controller in hand, …

Tomb Raider

Comic-Con: Behold The Cape And Cowl Of Batfleck From ‘Batman V Superman’

Last night was preview night at San Diego Comic-Con, and, as a result, everybody who could get in immediately sprinted to see what they could of DC’s upcoming <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice</i>. OK, so it’s just a cowl and cape. But it’s still pretty neat.<p>First of all, it looks like Kevin Smith was …

Cosplay at Comic-Con: Who wore it best?

The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, …

Marvel studio at Comic-Con to map future of comic-book superhero films

After Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and more of Captain America and the Avengers, a new Hulk movie is rumoured as well as big-screen debuts for Black Panther and Captain Marvel<p>We're expecting some major announcements when Marvel take to Hall H at Comic-Con, especially as the Disney-owned studio …

Long lines start early as Comic-Con floor opens and dedicated fans queue up for coveted toys

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line.<p>The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center opened its doors. Fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular gained early admission to …

Comic-Con 2014 Photos: Fans Dressed Up in All Your Favorite Cosplay

Comic-Con 2014 is here, and the fans are bringing the cosplay fervor.<p>Over the next few days, Hollywood and the tech world collide in San Diego, where they'll be showcasing the latest that movies, television, and gaming has to offer. In addition to unveiling the future from all things entertainment, …

London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for<p>Google Glassusers to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

Google, Dropbox, and others team up to cut patent trolls off at the source

Despite its high profile in the tech world, patent trolling — in which companies sue for damages over patents they don't intend to use — has been difficult to address. Reform efforts in Congress stalled earlier this year, when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) failed to broker an agreement that would have …

Opinion: Online free-to-play done right (and wrong)

There are few terms within the gaming community which are as likely to stir up a storm of debate as the infamous three-pronged phrase “free-to-play.” …

DC Universe

Box acquires Streem so you don’t have to keep filling your local disk with ‘cloud-based’ files

Not to be outdone by competitor Dropbox, file-storage company Box just acquired a Y Combinator startup of its own: Streem.<p>In short, Streem offers unlimited cloud-based storage that “never runs out.” Through StreemFS, its own filesystem, people can access their files and view them without needing to …

Amazon’s smartphone doesn’t have to beat Apple to succeed, it just needs to be your pocket salesman

The smartphone market is brutal. It destroys companies that can’t keep up and makes established tech juggernauts look like a bumbling startup. It’s harsh, unrelenting and Amazon is getting ready to shoulder its way into the fray.<p>On Wednesday Amazon is expected to reveal its long-rumored smartphone. …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …