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A new Walking Dead game is in the works at Payday developer Overkill

A new game based on Robert Kirkman's <i>The Walking Dead</i> is in development at Overkill Software, the developer of Payday, Kirkman and Starbound announced today.<p>"I'm a huge fan of what Overkill and Starbreeze have been able to do with <i>Payday 2</i>," Kirkman said in an announcement posted to the <i>Payday 2</i> …

Report: Fallout 4 in development, set in Boston

<i>Fallout 4</i> is in development and "appears to be set in Boston", Kotaku reports based on documents obtained by the publication.<p>The documents in question pertain to a casting call for a project codenamed Institute. Though they do not reference the Fallout series directly, several references to the …

Silk Road 2.0 launches with goal of resurrecting web's most popular drug marketplace

The Silk Road is back. A relaunched version of the online drug marketplace has gone live today, joining existing alternatives that have seen a surge in popularity after authorities shut down the original Silk Road and busted its alleged mastermind. Silk Road 2.0 again tries to conceal the identity …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

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State of Decay to get 'pure survival' sandbox mode, becomes fastest-selling XBLA game

Developer Undead Labs is currently working on a "pure survival" sandbox mode for its zombie game <i>State of Decay</i>, which recently passed half a million paid downloads, says executive producer Jeff Strain.<p>According to Xbox Wire, <i>State of Decay</i> is the fastest-selling original game ever published through …

Dead Rising 3 will be a darker take on the traditionally outlandish zombie series

The zombies of <i>Dead Rising 3</i> aren't to be toyed with. They're deadlier, smarty, nastier versions of the creeping undead of the last two games, Josh Bridge, executive producer at Capcom Vancouver told Polygon.<p>Where the zombies of the original <i>Dead Rising</i> and its sequel were a sort of interactive, …

Xbox One Day One Edition includes exclusive Achievement, commemorative controller

The first run of Xbox One consoles will be labeled as the Day One Edition and come with an exclusive Achievement and a commemorative controller, according to the Xbox website.<p>The package, which Microsoft says will be "available in limited quantities at select retailers while supplies last," …

Sunset Overdrive is an open-world shooter for Xbox One from Insomniac

<i>Sunset Overdrive</i> is coming to Xbox One, it was announced during today's Xbox E3 press event in Los Angeles.<p>The shooter is in development from Insomniac Games and will be published by Microsoft Studios. This isn't the first time we've heard of the game, however. Earlier in February it was reported …

Xbox One now available for pre-order on Amazon (update: GameStop, Walmart pre-orders open)

Microsoft's Xbox One console is now available for pre-order on retail website Amazon.<p>The listing states the console will be available on Nov. 30.<p>Earlier today during its E3 press conference, the company announced the Xbox One would launch this November in 21 markets worldwide. The console will cost …

Xbox One E3 lineup includes 'Ryse: Son of Rome,' 'Metal Gear Solid V,' a new 'Halo,' and more

Microsoft is trotting out new games for the Xbox One at E3 2013, including some of the platform's 13 exclusive launch titles.<p>The E3 show started with a trailer for <i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain —</i> an open-world <i>Metal Gear</i> game for the Xbox One. The new <i>MGS</i> looks filled with plenty of the same …

Microsoft kills Microsoft Points for Xbox One: 'We're moving to real money'

Microsoft has announced that digital purchases on its Xbox One console will use real currency, rather than its much-maligned system of Microsoft Points. "We're moving to real money," said Marc Whitten onstage at Microsoft's E3 keynote presentation, explaining that users in various countries will be …

Xbox One to receive timed exclusive Battlefield 4 map pack, Second Assault

<i>Battlefield 4</i> on Xbox One will receive a timed exclusive downloadable map pack called Second Assault, Electronic Arts and Dice announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference.<p>The <i>Battlefield 4</i> trailer shown during the conference featured footage of a level where the soldiers were gathering …

Xbox One to launch this November for $499 in US, coming to 21 markets this year

Xbox One pricing and details revealed<p>The Xbox One console will be available this November in 21 markets for $499 in the U.S, €499 in Europe and £429 in the U.K., Microsoft announced during its E3 press briefing today.<p>The Xbox One was revealed last month at a Microsoft press conference in Redmond, …

New Halo game headed to Xbox One in 2014

A new Halo game is headed to Xbox One in 2014, Microsoft revealed at its E3 2013 press conference today.<p>Bonnie Ross, general manager of 343 Industries, took to the stage to reveal that the next installment will take "full advantage" of Microsoft's next-gen console, highlighting cloud features. For …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to Xbox One

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> is coming to Xbox One, it was announced during today's Xbox event in Los Angeles.<p>The title was previously announced for Windows PC and PlayStation 4 as well as "other high end consoles," prior to its Xbox One reveal. The upcoming title will make use of a number of the new …

Dead Rising 3 coming exclusively to Xbox One this holiday

<i>Dead Rising 3,</i> the third installment in the open-world survival horror series, will launch exclusively on Xbox One this holiday, it was announced today during Microsoft's E3 press conference.<p>The game is set three days after a massive outbreak in the city of Los Perdidos and stars new protagonist …

How one man is creating open-world exploration in Frontiers

Game developer Lars Simkins would like you to experience a sense of wonder. And accomplishment. Maybe even a laugh or two.<p>The one-man show behind upcoming open-world role-playing game <i>Frontiers</i>, Simkins is attempting to share his love of the unknown. The developer admittedly avoids long hikes, but …

Every Xbox One game will be available digitally on its release date

Every disc-based Xbox One game will also be available to purchase from Xbox Live on its release date, Microsoft confirmed yesterday.<p>It's a very different policy from the situation on Xbox 360, where select disc-based games may eventually show up as downloadable titles in the Games on Demand section …

Exoskeleton gaming suit will replicate senses for $900,000 on Kickstarter

As Real As It Gets, a bodysuit designed to allow gamers to feel the rumble of in-game vehicles and bullets, hit Kickstarter with a funding goal of $900,000 to bring the new sense-replicating tech into mass production.<p>The suit features a microphone and surround speakers, while the developers claim …

State of Decay targeting June 5 launch (update: confirmed)

Undead Lab's Jeff Strain confirmed the studio is targeting a June 5 launch date for <i>State of Decay,</i> which is currently in the final phase of certification, according to a post on the developer's official website.<p>The date was leaked in early May by a GameStop listing, which Undead Labs noted would …

Star Wars: The Old Republic getting two-part update 2.2, Operation Nightmare

<i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>'s next update, version 2.2, will come in two parts that add a total of 12 "nightmarishly challenging" boss battles for guilds, developer BioWare Austin announced today.<p>Collectively dubbed Operation Nightmare, update 2.2 is set for release this month; senior producer …

Telltale Games teases more The Walking Dead on Vine (update: four more teasers)

Telltale Games may have just dropped our first look at new content for <i>The Walking Dead</i>, the developer's award-winning episodic video game based on Robert Kirkman's comics.<p>On Vine, Telltale posted a short clip titled "Day 2" that appears to show photographs of characters (including one named Vince), …

Skyrim Legendary Edition Guide author recounts his process

The 1,120-page Legendary Edition Guide for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is "the book I'm going to be buried with," according to its lead author, professional guide writer David Hodgson.<p>Hodgson spent the past two years working on three different versions of <i>Skyrim</i> strategy guides for Prima: the …