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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Ex-Witcher, Silent Hill, F.E.A.R. devs reveal open-world gothic psychological FPS

A new studio founded by former Witcher, Silent Hill, and F.E.A.R. developers, Rosebud Games, today announced a new "gothic psychological FPS" called Death In Candlewood.<p>The Spanish developer is seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter to get the game made. Right now, funding stands at $370 from 23 …

Silent Hill

Closing the gap between queer and mainstream games

I sobbed when I finished <i>Gone Home</i>.<p>I sobbed because the closing beat of the narrative moved me to tears but also because I finally felt my own queer womanhood reflected back at me within the context of a fully realized game world. Queer women are so often rendered invisible or consigned to the …

Video games offer hope for autistic children

Kinect was not specifically designed for children with autism, but experts say the device is proving beneficial for some with the disability. Current …

Next-Gen Shooter Get Even to Have VR Support

Both Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Painkiller: Hell & Damnation developer The Farm 51 has revealed its upcoming shooter, …

Microsoft unveils Halo’s Cortana as Siri-style Windows Phone digital assistant

The upcoming update for Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, features a Siri-style digital assistant with a persona based on Halo's artificially intelligent character called Cortana, Microsoft vice-president Joe Belfiore revealed during the Build 2014 developer conference.<p>The …

EverQuest Next Dev Explains Why Free-to-Play is Good - IGN Video

Recent releases like The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar are sporting a sub fee, so why isn't EverQuest Next?

Microsoft Studios Suffers Layoffs

Extent unclear.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Layoffs have apparently taken place at Microsoft Studios, though it's unclear at what scale.<p>Two ex-staffers tweeted …

Why Transformers Universe is a MOBA without eSports ambitions

<i>Transformers Universe</i> might share more in common with the multiplayer online battle arena genre than it does massively multiplayer online games, but Jagex CCO Alex Horton tells us the team is actually creating an unconventional type of MOBA game: One with no eSports ambitions whatsoever.<p>Since first …

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hits Oct. 7

Monolith Productions' <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> will launch on Oct. 7, publisher Warner Bros. announced today.<p>The title — based on the works of fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien and telling an all-new story chronologically set between <i>The Hobbit</i> and epic trilogy <i>The Lord of the Rings —</i> will be …

Happy 4th Birthday to the iPad

Four years ago today, April 3 2010, was launch day for the original iPad. Some said it was ‘just a giant iPod’ while Steve Jobs hailed it as a ‘magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price’.<p>In these last four years the iPad has effectively created the tablet market, which has since …

How the HTC One M8 will put the pow in its pitch

If nothing else, it's a memorable 20 seconds.<p>That's the length of time actor Gary Oldman silently stares at you, his eyes focused and unblinking. The scene fades, and the commercial ends with Oldman introducing the HTC One M8.<p>It's not the usual TV spot. Oldman doesn't tout its features or the …

Hands-on with Nokia's New 20-megapixel Lumia 930

Microsoft announced a whole slew of updates and new product details at its Build conference yesterday, but tucked among the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 announcements was a new high-end Lumia 930 smartphone, alongside two other lower-end 630 and 635 devices.<p>Unlike the Nokia X device revealed …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

Jaunt wants to make virtual reality a platform for beautiful, immersive cinema

A children’s choir is circled around me, singing. Individual voices become clear and then fade away again as I turn from side to side, listening as …

Apple v. Samsung Trial: 5 Things You Need to Know

They're at it again. Apple and Samsung, two titans of mobile technology, are resolving in a San Jose federal courtroom the issues they can't in the …

Europe does what the US won't by agreeing to strong net neutrality law

Broad telecom reforms would also end roaming fees by December 2015<p>While Netflix battles ISPs like Comcast over net neutrality, the European Parliament has just voted in favor of a new law that would prevent similar issues occurring in Europe. The legislation calls for all internet traffic to be …

Google Keep Note Service Updated With Text In Photo Search And More

Google has this week rolled out a new update to its Google Keep note taking service which has been designed to compete with the likes of Evernote.<p>The …

Kill the patent trolls says CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, is calling on the US Senate to follow moves by Congress and the White House against patent trolls. According to Shapiro the actions of patent trolls have now reached epidemic proportions. It is reckoned that 90 percent of all patent …

Intellectual Property

Microsoft Cortana will not be available in Asia at launch

The latest Windows Phone 8.1 update will make its way to most Windows handsets in the new few months. But if you live in Asia, chances are that some of the more exciting features, such as the Cortana virtual voice assistant, will be missing.<p>This should come as no surprise to most users in Asia. …

Associated Press News

Europe votes to kill roaming charges and enshrine net neutrality

If you've heard of the European politician Neelie Kroes, it's likely been in the context of her long-waged war for a more open internet, including a ban on mobile roaming charges. Well, following a vote by the European Parliament, Kroes' demands are no longer hot air. So long as the legislation …