Erika Wutzke

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'Contracted' Trailer

Call of Duty: Ghosts is a rip-off of the game Homefront and film Red Dawn

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Acclaimed screenwriter Stephen Gaghancreated a story for Call of Duty: Ghosts that breaks from the typical “America’s the best” bravado and instead takes …

Why Did Apple Just Pay $360 Million For Microsoft’s Sloppy Seconds?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple bought an Israeli company called Primesense for $360 million. Here’s what that could mean for Apple’s future.<p>You may not have heard of Primesense before, so when Israeli newspapers reported over the weekend that Apple had purchased the company for $360 …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

Sustainability

Cool or crazy concept cars?

With auto show season hitting both sides of the Pacific Coast in Tokyo and Los Angeles, car lovers are being treated to a plethora of concept cars. Some concepts, such as the Lexus LF-LC hybrid supercar, are on the second year of the auto show concept tour, while others are redesigns of existing …

Apple Buys Primesense For Radical Refresh Of Apple TV As Gaming Console

Why did Apple just buy Israeli 3D sensor market leader Primesense for $360 million? “Seems like too much money for Apple not to have something specific in mind,” opines Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Indeed, the only reason I can think is that Apple is now planning to make gaming on the big screen …

Bizarre 'fix' discovered for faulty Xbox Ones as Microsoft hands out free games

Microsoft is offering faulty-Xbox owners a complimentary game. The software maker is replacing a "small number" of consoles, with most of the failures involving the inability to read discs. Some owners have complained of a loud grinding or knocking sound when discs are trying to be read by the …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …