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Confessions of a 13-year-old Mario fansite creator

As the Web turns 25, I remember my misspent youth.<p>According to a whole lot of media sources, the World Wide Web is turning 25 today. That's not …

Mugen Souls Z heading to North America May 20

<i>Mugen Souls Z</i>, Compile Heart's sequel to <i>Mugen Souls</i>, will be available in North America May 20 for PlayStation 3, Gematsu reports.<p><i>Mugen Souls Z</i> was announced for a Japanese launch in 2012. The role-playing game begins directly after its predecessor; it follows the "Undisputed God of the Universe," …

'Mario Kart' in real life is real weird

Where are the blue sparks?<p>On a spare, concrete track circled by billboards and ads in Austin, Texas, Mario slammed his go-kart into mine (or maybe I slammed mine into his — the exact details are in contention) and my kart sputtered and slowed. Mario — actually fellow <i>Verge</i> editor David Pierce — sped …

Microsoft may bring targeted political ads to Xbox Live

Your Xbox Live dashboard may soon feature targeted political ads. According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, Microsoft has been courting politicians to start using its service to advertise their campaigns, going so far as to hand out promotional information at this week's Conservative Political Action …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

Frank Ocean Sued by Chipotle Over Ad Deal

Chipotle filed a lawsuit against Frank Ocean on Friday, claiming that the singer backed out of a deal to record a song for an advertising campaign …

Lil B Shares Kevin Durant Diss Track

Lil B has reignited his feud with NBA star Kevin Durant in a new diss track. It's called "Fuck KD", and it borrows the melody of DJ Khaled's "Brown Paper Bag". "You said that I'm wack? See me on the court," he raps.<p>A long time ago, Durant called the rapper "wack", at which point Lil B declared that …

33 Songs That Will Turn 10 In 2014

The songs really aren't thaaat old, but you are. And yes, Kanye West really has been around for a solid decade.

Music

Nicki Minaj Is A Boss Ass Bitch And She's Coming For You

Her "Boss Ass Bitch" remix will blow your freaking mind.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Final design unveiled for Mighty No. 9's Call

A close call for sure, the winning design for Beck’s sidekick in <i>Mighty No. 9,</i> a spiritual successor to Capcom's <i>Mega Man</i> series, was announced earlier …

Porn discovered on 3DS purchased as Christmas present for 8-year-old

One child made a surprising discovery Christmas morning. After snapping some images with a 3DS he received on Christmas, Tom Mayhew's 8-year-old son found various pornographic images saved on the system, WAVY News 10 reports.<p>"He went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it," Mayhew said. …

Portable

26 Things That Defined Music In 2013

From Yeezus to "Yoncé," this is what made this year a very odd and exciting time for pop music.

Music

New Report Shows That Most Of China’s Gamers Are Still Playing On PCs, Not Mobile

A new report from China’s GPC (link via Google Translate), an industry group for game publishers, shows that China’s video game industry is now worth 83.17 billion RMB (or $13 billion), a 40% increase over the past 12 months (h/t Games In Asia). While the growth is not surprising, the fact that …

BBC server taken over by Russian hacker at Christmas

A Russian hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC before Christmas and tried to sell access to it to other hackers, according to reports.<p>The BBC's security team believes it managed to secure the site on Saturday 28 December. It had been broken into via a server usually used for …

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the …

Google reportedly partners with Audi for on-board Android

Google is reportedly hitting the road for its next battle with Apple for mobile OS market share.<p>The Web giant has teamed with automaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on the Android operating system, according to the Wall Street Journal. The aim of the …