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Kinect is helping guard the Korean border

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has been used in many weird and wonderful ways, including turning a bathtub into a giant liquid touch screen, and its obvious use alongside the Oculus Rift. While it’s moving rapidly away from its origins as a games console accessory, self-taught programmer Jae Kwan Ko is …

Why Steam PCs Will Make Spending $60 On A Console Game Even Harder To Justify

I’ve just enjoyed a long weekend doing something that I probably shouldn’t be proud of: ducking my family duties in order to play through my library of Steam games on a brand new PC.<p>It was all in the name of work, however, because this PC was newsworthy. It was the first gaming-capable PC I’ve used …

Why the Xbox One Is Better Than the PS4

The months leading up to the Xbox One's launch have been uncomfortable and confused, but Microsoft has managed to put out the best game and home …

Call of Duty

Incredible Gamer Takes On Mike Tyson's Punch-Out While Blindfolded

Not only is master gamer Sinister1 playing <i>Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!</i> whileblindfolded and <i>crushing it</i>, he's moving through the game as quickly as …

Retrogaming

Super Mario Boozers: Nintendo Cartridge Flasks

These are the line of Nintendo cartridge flasks that Matt Cornell of Ink Whiskey LLC designed. They're currently a Kickstarter project but have …

The iPhone 6: Five Features It Must Have To Stay In The Game

Having owned the last three major revisions of Apple’s iPhone and had extensive use of other handsets besides, I believe the iPhone 6 will be one of the most significant launches yet of an Apple iPhone.<p>However, I don’t mean significant as in a feature-laden device that will wipe the floor with the …

Immersion is a gaming headset to prevent gamer rage

Samuel Matson has come up with the preliminary designs for a headset that aims to get rid of gamer rage.<p>The headset, called Immersion, uses biometricks to track the user's heart rate, which will then adjust what is happening in-game. According to the designer, the piece is created by modifying an …

Free-to-play shooter with 'billions' of weapon configurations Loadout launches Jan. 31

Developer Edge of Reality announced that Loadout, its free-to-play "over-the-top" multiplayer shooter, will launch on Jan. 31, 2014.<p>Loadout claims that its weapon-crafting system will allow over 44 billion possible variations for players to assemble, allowing them to define their own class and play …

First-person cat simulator Catlateral Damage modes detailed

<i>Catlateral Damage</i>designer Chris Chung has detailed the upcoming game modes slated to come to the final build of the first-person cat simulator.<p>Speaking to Eurogamer, Chung listed a stealth ransacking mode called Cat Ops, an exploration-focused free mode and a Time Trials mode. The indie title, …

The Prices And Specs Of Every Steam Machine Announced So Far, From $500 To $6,000

The curtain has been lifted on Valve’s Steam Machine as of last night as CES. Well, Steam Machines plural, as it’s now clear there are going to be many, many variants to choose from.<p>Now that we have data on no less than 12 different brands’ attempts at building a Steam Machine, we have a better …

'Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition' available now

The <i>Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition</i>, featuring new record-breaking stunts and accomplishments from the past 12 months, is now available for purchase, publication organizers announced.<p>In addition to featuring the world's largest game collection — clocking in at almost 11,000 titles — …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Samsung unwraps game controller for Android phones

Android smartphone owners can add some gaming savvy to their device via a new controller from Samsung.<p>Dubbed the GamePad, the steel-framed controller grasps your phone as you work the knobs and buttons to play your favorite games. The GamePad can hold Android devices ranging in screen size from 4 …