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Russian forces move outside Crimea

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces backed by helicopter gunships and armored vehicles Saturday took control of a village near the border with Crimea on the eve of a referendum on whether the region should seek annexation by Moscow, Ukrainian officials said.<p>The action in Strilkove appeared to …

PlayStation 4 hits 6 million following Japan launch

Sony has announced that cumulative worldwide sales of PlayStation 4 have now surpassed six million units, giving a better idea of how it performed in …

Business card plays Tetris

A business card that plays <i>Tetris</i> is guaranteed to impress, assuming it doesn't give its recipient carpal issues.<p>Arduboy: The Interactive Digital Business Card features a tiny circuit board, an OLED screen, a speaker and input buttons. It is 1.6 millimeters total thickness and offers nine hours of …

Vladimir Putin tightens grip on Crimea, bringing region to 'brink of war'

The fledgling government in Kiev put the country on a war footing on Sunday as the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, tightened his grip on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and western powers were left scrambling to find a response to the escalating crisis.<p>"We are on the brink of …

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Grim, broken, and grand: the mad world of 'DayZ'

<i>By T.C. Sottek and Sean Hollister</i><p>It’s day zero of the zombie apocalypse. You are hungry, frightened, and alone. You enter the town square of Elektrozavodsk, an abandoned city in a parallel Czech Republic, and see a man surrounded by several dead, naked bodies. He’s flanked by two kneeling men in …

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

Crowdfunding campaign collects money for Blizzard dev with cancer

InXile Entertainment's John Alvarado is holding a crowdfunding campaign to benefit Ron Nakada, a senior software engineer at Blizzard with Stage 4 colon cancer.<p>Nakada was diagnosed with cancer six months ago, "early into his first year of marriage." According to the campaign, Nakada's short-term …

Slay Bells: 'Left 4 Dead 2' Free On Steam For Christmas

As we chainsaw our way through the festive season, it’s good to think of those less fortunate than us. Those who do not have anyone. Who may be alone at Christmas. Who may be cold and hungry. Especially hungry. And angry. Hungry and angry.<p>I am referring, of course, to zombies.<p>For zombies, Christmas …

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

The Xbox One could be huge if Microsoft stopped fooling itself

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Back before Microsoft announced the Xbox One, everyone assumed that the next Xbox was going to be the first choice among gamers. With the Xbox 360, Microsoft …

Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014

At a <i>Variety</i> event this week, Nancy Tellem — a TV industry veteran who now leads Microsoft's digital media business — noted that the company hoped to have original programming ready for Xbox Live "in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter" of next year. The company's ambitions to expand Xbox …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban On Religious Cohabitation In Utah Polygamy Law

The ruling does not make polygamy — being married to multiple people — legal, but it does end the ban on what U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups referred to as "religious cohabitation." The case was brought by the Browns, whose story has been shared on TLC's Sister Wives.<p>WASHINGTON — A …

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A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Scientists Find Aggressive New HIV Strain

Swedish scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that appears to progress much faster than most previously identified variations of the …

10,000 PS4s sold on eBay last weekend

More than 10,000 PlayStation 4 consoles were sold on eBay last weekend, a representative for the online auction site told GameSpot today.<p>During the November 15-17 period, more than two systems were sold every minute. In all, more than 15,000 PS4 consoles have been sold on eBay since November 1 and …

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Fukushima meltdown is warning to the world, says nuclear plant operator

Naomi Hirose, president of the company that runs Fukushima, said Britain’s nuclear industry must be 'prepared for the worst'<p>The man in charge of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has warned that the meltdown of the plant in 2011 contains important lessons for the British government …

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 101 Trailer

Learn everything theres is to know about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in this preview trailer.

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GamesBeat panel spotlight: Which emerging game technologies will take off?

What are the new frontiers of games? What cool tech is coming down the road? How will these best get into the market and get the attention of gamers?<p>We’ll evaluate emerging game technologies at our GamesBeat 2013 conference in a breakout session on day two. The event is Oct. 29-Oct. 30 at the …

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Oculus Rift support now in beta

<i>Euro Truck Simulator 2</i> with Oculus Rift support is now in public beta on Steam, developer SCS Software recently announced.<p>Oculus Rift support is currently available only for the Windows version of the game, and players are advised to have a really fast GPU and CPU when running the game with the …

GTA 5 PC malware drop tricks 'thousands'

A PC download claiming to be a bootleg version of<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>has reportedly fooled thousands of gamers, who have downloaded the file only to find it is packed with junk and malware.<p>According to WCCFTech the fake 18GB file has infested torrent sites over the last few days, and found plenty of …

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