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American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Computer Science

Your full Nintendo E3 in one handy graphic

E3 kicks off unofficially in just one day, with a handful of Saturday events. Which leads us into Sunday's cornucopia of gaming entertainment which includes not just Bethesda's press conference, but the return of the glorious Nintendo World Championships.<p>Even though you may not be able to make it …

Fallout 4 trailer is live, watch it right here

<i>Fallout 4</i> was confirmed a bit prematurely today when the official site for the Bethesda game went live for a few minutes.<p>Here's our first look at the game's official trailer.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. We'll find out more the week of E3 during Bethesda's big press …

Movie Trailers

Surprise! Nintendo just hosted a new 'micro' Nintendo Direct

Nintendo just surprised everyone with a micro Nintendo Direct packed with news including details on a new Chibi Robo game and a Chibi Robo amiibo.<p>Check out the entire video right here and our site for break outs of all the news.

Splatoon gets new map and NES-inspired weapon tonight for free

<i>Splatoon</i> players will be able to download a free weapon and free map tonight, Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct Micro presentation today.<p>Nintendo is adding the N-Zap '85, which is modeled after the NES Zapper light gun, to <i>Splatoon</i>'s arsenal. The rapid-fire pistol isn't very powerful, but …

Report: Nintendo's Next Console Might Run On Android

We already had the feeling that Nintendo's “NX” console was going to change things up, but this would be a big change indeed. A report in a major Japanese newspaper Nikkei suggests that the Nintendo is planning to base the operating system for the NX on Google's Android, according to a translation …

Lego just launched a Minecraft competitor on Steam

Apparently <i>Minecraft</i>-themed Lego sets weren't enough — today Lego has launched its very own <i>Minecraft</i>-like video game. Called <i>Lego Worlds</i>, the surprise game is available now through Steam "early access," essentially a paid beta program where you can purchase games still in development. (Also a …

Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a new trailer

A new trailer hit this morning for <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i>.<p>In it we hear Camilla Luddington, the voice of Lara Croft, narrating her passion for discovering the secrets of the world while we watch Croft trekking over a frozen mountain and, eventually, into a tomb.<p><i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i> hits this …

Tomb Raider

Reminder: Amazon's new system for selling the next amiibo kicks off today

Amazon knows they won't be able meet the demands for the latest wave of Nintendo's amiibo figures, so they've come up with a sales schedule of sorts to try and get them into as many hands as possible. The company is also limiting the purchase of the toys to one per a customer.<p>"Quantities of the new …

Manhunt 2, Leisure Suit Larry and Other AO Rated Games Banned From Twitch

Streaming platform Twitch.tv has announced a policy preventing games rated Adults Only by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board from being streamed on its service.<p>In a blog post detailing its stance, the company said it would no longer make game-specific decisions on which games can and cannot …

WildStar - Free-to-Play Announcement Trailer - IGN Video

It's official - WildStar is going free-to-play later this year and the world of Nexus is opening up to all!

WildStar going free-to-play this fall with ambitious new business plan

After a solid launch and a difficult first year, sci-fi massively multiplayer game <i>WildStar</i> is going free-to-play later this year, publisher NCSoft revealed today.<p>In an interview with Polygon prior to this announcement, <i>WildStar</i> product director Mike Donatelli pointed toward a "state of the game" …

Oculus Rift Plus VR-Ready PC May Cost $1,500 US Altogether

Based on previously announced PC specs, this implies a $400-$500 headset.<p>When bought along with a VR-ready computer, the Oculus Rift virtual reality …

New Xbox One Controller Spotted

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> The first images of the new Xbox One controller have been revealed by way of Austrian retailer Libro (via Eurogamer). See below.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative offered the following statement:<p>"We're gearing up for an exciting E3 where we'll …

Xbox

WildStar Devs Confirm Free-to-Play as Part of Huge Revamp

Rising from the ashes.<p>NCSoft’s struggling sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn. Developer Carbine Studios has confirmed the …

EverQuest's Ragefire Server Takes You Back to 1999

A blast from the past.<p>EverQuest fans can relive the MMO's early days by joining the the new Ragefire progression server, which is now available to …

Shenmue and Streets of Rage soundtracks are coming to vinyl

The soundtracks to two Sega classics, Genesis beat 'em up <i>Streets of Rage</i> and Dreamcast adventure RPG <i>Shenmue</i>, are making the leap to vinyl. A new record label called Data Discs announced today it will release the soundtracks to those two games on LP later this year, each remastered for …

Retrogaming

When does a cigar mean a LOT of extra work?

It's hard for Blizzard fans to imagine Tychus without a cigar, but in the launch trailer for Blizzard's <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> there he was, no cigar to be seen. Players wanted answers, and Blizzard senior artist Phill Gonzales revealed them in the game's subreddit.<p>It's not a matter of censorship, but …

Happy 30th NES, we got you a museum exhibit

The Strong National Museum of Play and the Center for Games Studies and Art Research at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, are collaborating to study and preserve video games, and their first exhibit will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System.<p>According to a press …

Retrogaming

Soon There Will Be "View-To-Play" Games

First there were free-to-play games, but are "view-to-play" games next?<p>That's the goal of a new Finnish studio called Futureplay Games, which is staffed by former Electronic Arts, Remedy, and Rovio veterans. The team defines "view-to-play" as: "entertainment with a natural integration of broadly …

YouTube now supports gaming-focused 60fps livestreams in HTML5 browsers

This week, YouTube launched a new, gaming-focused way to watch videos online: 60 frames per second live streaming, which is available now as "an early preview on HTML5-compatible browsers," according to a post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog.<p>"When you start a live stream on YouTube at …

YouTube

Nintendo World Championships 2015: Nothing But Luck - Editorial

When Nintendo revealed their E3 plans, most of us were very excited to hear that they were brining back their legendary Nintendo World Championships. …

The Best Part Of Nintendo's 'Splatoon' Is Single-Player Adventure Mode

Nintendo hosted a preview party for <i>Splatoon</i> in a swanky Manhattan loft. Journalists, bloggers, and YouTubers showed up with kids in tow.<p>It was clear what Nintendo wanted to emphasize. The big show, spread out against the long front wall, was <i>Splatoon’s</i> online multiplayer mode. You’ve probably read …

Splatoon

Leeroy Jenkins Might Be in the Warcraft Movie

The 2016 Warcraft movie might feature a reference to one of gaming's most iconic memes: Leeroy Jenkins.<p><i>Book of Eli</i> writer Gary Whitta, who wrote a draft of the Warcraft movie, shared a snippet of his draft on Twitter. As you could have probably guessed, "Private Jenkins" is a little too eager to …

Get a PS4/PS3 Theme by Donating to Nepal Earthquake Relief on PSN

Sony is the latest video game company to join the effort to support Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquakes that devastated the country.<p>The company has introduced a new area on the PlayStation Store where you can easily donate money in increments of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100. Every cent of …

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA begins open beta

Today’s the day, Heroes of the Storm fans.<p>Sign up and you can take part in Blizzard Entertainment’s open beta of the massive online battle arena game, which features characters from the company’s popular franchises, such as Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft. (And we have some tips for beginners — or …

The sequel to 10000000 is coming on June 4

The sequel to <i>10000000</i>, EightyEight Games' addictive dungeon crawler-puzzler, is coming on June 4, developer Luca Redwood confirmed today alongside the release of a new trailer for the game, <i>You Must Build A Boat</i>.<p>The match-three puzzle game-meets-RPG-roguelike will be released for Android, iOS, …

App Store

Adam Sandler's Video Game Movie Pixels Gets New Trailer

Sony Pictures on Tuesday released a new trailer for Adam Sandler's video game movie, <i>Pixels</i>, and it's just as over-the-top as the first one.<p>The movie sees a variety of iconic gaming characters, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, attacking earth after misinterpreting arcade games as a declaration of …