Satoru Inoue

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Cross-Section Bullets Are Beautiful for Something That Could Kill You

When it isn't being fired at or around you, ammunition can be kind of beautiful. We've already seen the striking beauty of exploding bullets trapped …

Why violence is good for games — and storytelling

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When video game violence makes headlines, it’s usually at the expense of geekdom. Such was the case with Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments that he …

New York City's Startup Scene Is Rapidly Becoming The Hub For Innovation And Investment

What do a major social network, happening news website, and a rising database company have in common? They are all 'Made in New York.'<p>Just a couple of days ago, Techcrunch announced that famous incubator AngelPad was opening up a large office in New York City. The incubator, which was previously …

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Raise the minimum wage

Seventy-five years ago, during the height of America’s gravest economic crisis to date — the Great Depression — President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the first federal minimum wage.<p>Roosevelt and minimum wage proponents of the time looked to …

Subtractive Street Art by Pejac on the Streets of Spain | Colossal

<p>Really digging this subtractive piece by Pejac. You can see much more of this piece as well as an archive of earlier works on his website. (via …

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Master swordsmith creates Cloud's Buster sword from Final Fantasy 7

Man at Arms' Master swordsmith, Tony Swatton, recreated Cloud's Buster sword from <i>Final Final Fantasy 7</i>.<p>The video above demonstrates Swatton in action as he discusses the hefty blade's creation process. According to the video's description, he uses high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces and …

Fountain of youth: with Tumblr, can Yahoo buy a new generation of users?

After a rash of acquisitions, it's make or break for Yahoo's young CEO<p>Marissa Mayer just made her biggest bet to date as Yahoo’s CEO — and if it goes badly, she may not get the chance to make another. A series of recent acquisitions culminated Monday with the announcement that Yahoo is spending …

Bitcoin, Energy and the Future of Money

While it’s impossible to predict how the Bitcoin experiment will pan out, it has already succeeded by creating a decentralized system for settling …

Japan's 'wall of money' proves elusive for global markets

Japanese investors are repatriating funds from around the world at an accelerating pace, dashing hopes that stimulus from the Bank of Japan will flood global asset markets with newly-printed money.<p>Fresh data from Japan's finance ministry showed that large banks, insurers, and pension funds sold a …

Bitcoin Really Is an Existential Threat to the Modern Liberal State

So far, Bitcoin is not a big deal. Its total value in circulation was$1.4 billion as of this week. That's equivalent to the currency stock of a small …