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Is This The Next Big Idea In Interactive Gaming?

This new system — called THAW — allows for seamless interaction between a smartphone and a larger screen. With a little tweaking, this could be a …

Speedrunner beats Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 faster than you can microwave popcorn

If you're going for a jaw-dropping speedrun time in <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2</i>, it'll take more than skill at pulling off tricks in the game. You'll need to be absolutely flawless navigating its menus between challenges.<p>This video, by GeorgeThePlushie, finishes the game in a total time of 3:26.41, …

If you've ever been too scared to make music, try Sentris

Feeling stuck is a common feeling among people trying to do something creative. Many music-makers report hitting a block and feeling like nothing they make is good enough. A lot of people give up. Developer Samantha Kalman is hoping an abstract game featuring colorful rings will help.<p>On the …

Curse raises $16M in wake of launch of Skype-like gamer voice service

Curse, a popular online gaming services provider, raised $16 million both venture funding and debt in the wake of the launch of its Skype-like voice communications platform form online gamers.<p>The funding came after Curse announced that it got more than a million users in less than a week after the …

Build Your Own 3D-Printed Gameboy

Adafruit shows how to build your own "Gamegirl" with a 3D-printed case, Raspberry Pi computer, and various electronic bits:<p>You are now looking at …

Watch Unreal Engine 4 running on the next version of Android

Yesterday at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a suite of GPU-focused technologies designed to bring better graphics to Android devices. Press play above to see the video Google showed on stage to demonstrate the power of the Android Extension Pack tech using Epic Games' …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: What Sony's console still does better than Microsoft's box

<i>Be sure to read all about what Xbox One does better than PS4 right here.</i><p>After starting out with different feature sets and capabilities, Microsoft and Sony have both updated their latest home consoles to a point of homogenization. But that doesn’t mean we’ve reached exact parity.<p>The PlayStation 4 …

Tetris back in the record books for 29-story game

As a huge nerd, I can’t think of a better way to get into the record books.<p>In April, Drexel University associate professor Frank Lee created a version of the popular puzzle game Tetris that people could play on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia, just in time for the classic’s …

12 games that re-create the drudgery of real life

Not all games are fun. Not all games are meant to be. Some are tedious, monotonous, and occasionally depressing. A bit like real life.<p>We’ve selected 12 titles below that successfully recreate the everyday grind.<p>They fall under two categories: those that are deliberately downbeat, and those whose …

The World's Largest Video Game Collection Just Sold For Over $750,000

The collection has over 11,000 unique video games, and is officially recognized by Guinness Book of World Records. The official certificate is included, along with a lifetime subscription to Retro Magazine.<p>The massive hoard of games took more than three decades to stockpile, and over a quarter of …

Decades Later, Someone's Discovered a New Super Mario Bros. Glitch

<i>Super Mario Bros</i>. came out almost thirty years ago. You'd think that every glitch and exploit in one of the most popular video games of all time …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

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Glenn Beck Has Some Very Strange Ideas About 'Watch Dogs'

Glenn Beck is very good at one thing: convincing Americans that we exist in a state of cultural decline and decay.<p>This was his shtick when then-candidate Obama was running for president, and it’s been his calling card ever since.<p>So it’s really not surprising that he’s latched onto video games. …

Watch Dogs vs. GTA 5: A video comparison

<i>Watch Dogs</i> is Ubisoft's play for the Grand Theft Auto crowd. This sounds like cynical speculation, but really it's business. <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> is approaching $2 billion in sales, and its inevitable release on PC and next-generation consoles hasn't even been announced. Every AAA publisher wants …

The best free online games on PC

Welcome to our round up of the best free online games. You can easily play these in your browser without waiting for them to download and install, as …

Start for Android Is a Slick, Versatile Lock Screen Replacement

Keeping your Android device feeling fresh and new is half the battle to staving off the continual impulse to upgrade, and an easy way to do this is by installing a new launcher or lock screen replacement that gives your phone a new look and feel.<p>There are certainly no shortage of options to choose …

Nvidia unveils GeForce 337.81 Beta Driver, Best Suited For Watch Dogs and Wolfenstein: The New Order

Nvidia is gearing up for the launch of Ubisoft's upcoming brand new IP, Watch Dogs. The firm has just released a brand new beta driver for its …

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World's First Watch Dogs Review Comes From The Last Place You'd Expect

One of the most hyped, anticipated releases of the year. A talk show host who's notoriously terrible at video games. Get the popcorn.<p>Conan O'Brien's …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Watch Hardware Hackers Fly A Drone Over The Burj Khalifa, The Tallest Building In The World

Robotics isn’t all stomping metal men and robotic dogs – it’s also about beauty. The folks from Team BlackSheep proved this by flying a powerful, long-range drone over the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. And when I say over, I mean <i>over</i>.<p>The average drone can hit about 165 feet before panicking and coming …

Here is what Japan's Left 4 Dead arcade game looks like

Square Enix is collaborating with Valve to release <i>Left 4 Dead: Survivors</i>,a version of the zombie shooter reconditioned for play in arcades over in Japan. This week, the YouTube channel for Taito (a subsidiary of Square Enix) released this video showing what it looks like.<p><i>Left 4 Dead: Survivors</i> …

'Skyblivion' seeks to recreate The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion with Skyrim's engine

Not only are fans working to restore <i>The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind</i> using the engine from <i>Skyrim</i>, a smaller team is seeking to do the same thing with The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.<p>This is the trailer for "Skyblivion," which also is aligned with The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project. The Skyblivion team …

Backed By John Legend, Adventr Allows You To Build Choose Your Own Adventure-Style Videos

Startup Adventr (pronounced “adventure”) is betting that it can make online video even more addictive with interactivity.<p>For example, here’s a promotional video for Adventr itself — at the beginning, a girl finds a camera in her closet, and you can choose whether she takes it or leaves it. (Trust …