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MLG.tv’s e-sports audience is growing — up 253 percent so far in 2015

It’s only a matter of time before someone plans a major heist to knock off one of these big gaming tournaments. I mean, that’s where all the cash is.<p>Just look at Major League Gaming. Its video site, MLG.tv, is doing better than ever. The company reported that its viewership was up 253 percent year …

Rescued bird sounds like a video game

Last month a volunteer at the Criadouro Onca Pintada Jaguar Breeding Project in Brazil happened upon this very interesting little Azure Jay.<p>The bird somehow picked up the ability to sound like both a computer game and your worst nightmares.<p>The uploader tells Polygon, through a translator, that the …

Report: GTA 5 PC Retail Copy Takes Up 7 Discs

Los Santos IS huge.<p>Retail copies of the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 will presumably ship in a 7-disc box set.<p>Originally posted on …

Grand Theft Auto

'Wilders welkom op islamcongres'

PVV-leider Geert Wilders is van harte uitgenodigd om binnen te lopen op de islamconferentie die morgen in Utrecht wordt gehouden. In een verklaring …

The Legend of Zelda finally got the Game of Thrones intro treatment it deserves

Westeros < Hyrule. Sorry, Westeros.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 5 begins this Sunday, and one assumes that you're looking for reasons to get excited. One further assumes that you were saddened to hear that the <i>Legend of Zelda</i> is not, in fact, coming to Netflix as a live-action show. As long as one is …

Game of Thrones

Meet the man leading more than 1,000 players in today's massive Eve Online battle

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Over the past two weeks <i>Eve Online's</i> Cluster Fuck Coalition (CFC), led by The Mittani, has been moving massive amounts of men and materiel into rival N3 space. Last night the final assault on a key objective, the space station at ZXB, went into high …

April Fools' Day 2015: All the news of video gaming's biggest day other than the Monday before E3

Polygon Staff<p>April 1<p>An April Fools' Day gag to rival Metal Gear<p>3 comments / new<p>April 1<p>Bungie's April Fools' Day gag is a silly Destiny dance party<p>7 comments / new<p>April 1<p>Behold! The world's first literal Steam Machine<p>9 comments / new<p>April 1<p>Rounding up April Fools' Day 2015: The best of the rest<p>and<p>31 …

This Mega Man rejection letter from 1991 tells the story of a generation's love of Nintendo

Back in 1991, 12-year-old Kyle Rechsteiner was nuts about Nintendo games.<p>He was less enthusiastic about his school project, an anti-drug campaign that involved watching educational films and drawing posters.<p>But he was an imaginative child. In a moment of inspiration and clarity, he pulled the …

This Steam-Powered Gaming Console Is Totally Fake, Totally Awesome

As part of its annual April Fools' Day pranks, ThinkGeek today announced its first game console, the "Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet." Clearly, this is a joke, but that's what today is all about anyway.<p>"While harkening back to a simpler time when steam powered the world, the console utilizes its …

The New Ultra Rapid Fire Mode is Coming

Based on the popular premise, “URF” (Ultra Rapid Fire) that came out almost a year ago, Riot Games is set to release “NURF” (New Ultra Rapid Fire) mode at 10pm PDT on March 31st.<p>URF mode is exactly what it sounds like—a complete speed up of the action in League of Legends—shorter cool downs, faster …

Why The Nintendo NX's Price Doesn't Matter - Tech Fetish Podcast 229 - IGN Video

The Tech Fetish podcast crew discusses the speculation about the Nintendo NX's pricing and the console's subsequent place in the market.

Dying Light is going to get real weird on April Fools' Day

Techland's open-world zombie game <i>Dying Light</i> is celebrating April Fools' Day in a way that will "radically change the game experience for one day only." On April 1, for 24 hours, players will be more powerful than ever, capable of drop-kicking the undead the length of a city block.<p>The makers of</i> …

April Fools' 2015 Video Game Joke Roundup

April Fools' Day, the one day of the year when you can't trust anything you read on the Internet. While a lot of companies embrace the ridiculousness of the holiday, there are just as many places that are going to try and trick you. To help separate fact from fiction, we're rounding up the best …

This is how you refuel Zero's electric motorcycle

If there's one problem to racing a super-cool electric motorcycle, it's that pit stops tend to be a bit slow. After all, in the time it takes a regular hot rod to refuel, you've probably only gained one or two percent of charge. That's why Zero Motorcycles has created a patent pending hot-swappable …

Google’s New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …

Roundup: All Of Google's Jokes For April Fools' Day 2015

Google has yet again gotten into the spirit of April Fools’ day this year and the company hasn’t disappointed so far.<p>Usually, Google does so many jokes that it’s hard to follow, so we’re rounding them all up here for your viewing pleasure.<p>Self driving Chromebooks<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy …

Try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10's latest test release

If you've been wondering when Microsoft would finally roll its brand new Project Spartan web browser into a version of Windows 10 you can try, wonder no longer. The Redmond crew has released a preview build of the operating system (10049) that includes Spartan, so you can check out Cortana voice …

With Amazon’s New Device, You Can “Buy With 1-Click” IRL

SCARY: spend your $$ online without touching a single screen.<p>So if you're out of say, diapers, you'd tap your Huggies Dash Button and expect a package to arrive within 48 hours.<p>Don't worry about button-happy babies ordering 112 units of paper towels. After the Dash Button is tapped the second time …

This short game about 'getting hit on' and abuse is a distressing must-play

Game designer Nina Freeman released an autobiographical vignette today called <i>Freshman Year</i> — a short, powerful game that explores unwanted attention.<p><i>Freshman Year,</i> which features art from Laura Knetzger and audio created by Stephen Lawrence Clark, follows Nina as she heads to a bar to meet a …

Biographies

Fan-made Mario 64 remake disappears following Nintendo copyright complaint

Nintendo has issued a takedown request for the browser-based <i>Super Mario 64</i> remake that delighted the internet last week. If you attempt to play the game, created by student Erik Roystan Ross as an experiment with the Unity game engine, you'll instead see a series of emails, including a copyright …

Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man on your neighborhood streets

Google's latest hack turns your hometown streets into a game of <i>Pac-Man</i>.<p>It works anywhere Google Maps has enough streets to show (if you're in a rural area, or on a long stretch of highway, you may get an error message, so just zoom out.) Above, that's Pac chomping down San Francisco's Lombard …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience'

How could something so simple become so hopelessly complicated?<p>I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many years ago. Maybe you were even a child or a …

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Raises the bar for RPGs on portable devices, Dev Says

Tetsuya Takahashi, director at Xenoblade Chronicles 3D developer Monolith Software says that he never imagined the game would be available to play on handheld devices when it was originally made for Nintendo's Wii, but now that it is, it raises the bar for portable role-playing games.<p>"Now we can …

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Chinese tech firm LeTV is rumored to be entering the smartphone market<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Jia's verified Weibo …

Weibo

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna brings mercy, redemption and soul saving this spring

<i>The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna</i> will expand Croteam's philosophical puzzle game this spring on Steam, the developer and publisher Devolver Digital announced this week.<p><i>Road to Gehenna</i>'s four episodes will include "some of the most advanced and challenging puzzles yet," according to the …

Facebook is building a fleet of giant solar-powered drones

According to a report from The New York Times, Facebook has a codename for its drone: Aquila, which is also the name of the eagle in Greek mythology that carries Zeus's thunderbolts for him.<p>Aquila can reportedly stay in the air for up to three months at a time, and beam high-speed internet from …

Unmanned Aircraft

Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV

Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, <i>Ingress</i>, by bringing it to TV, <i>The Informatio</i>n reports. In <i>Ingress</i>, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals," and they hack and defend those positions using iOS …

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

Facebook,Internet,Social media,Social networking,Data protection,Privacy,NSA,Technology,Microsoft,Apple,Yahoo,European commission,Court of justice of the European Union,European Union,Europe,World news<p>European Commission admits Safe Harbour framework cannot ensure privacy of EU citizens’ data when …

Privacy

CCP is changing the virtual reality game using ... Kinects?

I reach out and slap the side of a space ship that's floating in front of me, and it spins around as if it were mounted on a vertical pole.<p>I can look inside by leaning forward and placing my physical head inside the side of the ship, and even hear the thrumming of the engine or the soft beeps of …