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NCAA bracket predictions 2015: Northern Iowa to the Final Four

Now that Selection Sunday is gone for another year, it’s time for our resident bracketologist to pick each and every game of the NCAA Tournament, even the First Four. It’s an exercise that’s been an adventure in recent seasons.<p>The 2014 NCAA Tournament was not a great one if you somehow decided to …

Sony offers freebies, nearly 40 discounts to mark PlayStation Vita's third birthday

The PlayStation Vita is now three years old, and Sony is celebrating the occasion with some free goodies and deep discounts in a big sale that starts tomorrow, the company announced today.<p>Sony launched the Vita in North America three years ago yesterday — Feb. 22, 2012, just over two months after …

This Week on the PSN (February 17, 2015)

Much to choose from.<p>Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or …

The fastest guys at the NFL Draft Combine will get Porsches

The fast get faster.<p>There's some added incentive to performing well in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine, according to ESPN:<p>Three players will win Porsche 911 Carrera cars.The offer comes from Adidas, which is promising the cars, worth about $83,000 each, to the three fastest players in the …

Nintendo's New Deal With YouTubers Is A Jungle Of Red Tape

There’s no better game maker around than Nintendo, but the company is struggling to keep up with the changing face of the video game landscape in other ways. Namely, in deciding how footage of their games is used and distributed online by fans and content creators.<p>Nintendo upset YouTubers last year …

'Dying Light' Review: Zombie Souls

<i>Dying Light</i> is a little bit like <i>Dark Souls</i>.<p>For instance, you can be invaded by other players, just like in <i>Dark Souls—</i>the challenging action-RPG from Japanese game developer From Software. In <i>Dying Light</i>, these invaders take the shape of a special, powerful zombie.<p>And just like in <i>Dark Souls</i>, your …

5 Reasons to Buy the New Nintendo 3DS and 5 Reasons to Wait

Picture your ideal gaming handheld. What does it look like? Dual joysticks? Ergonomic gamepad? A plus-sized screen? Headgear-free 3D? High fidelity …

Q-Tip Just Gave Iggy Azalea a Hip-Hop History Lesson

This week's "beef" between <b>Azealia Banks</b> and Igloo Australia <b>Iggy Azalea</b> was way more than just beef: it was about what it really means, on a …

NBA scores 2014: The Thunder are rolling and 3 other things we learned Thursday night

With its two stars back from injury, Oklahoma City is picking up right where it left off.<p>The healthy Thunder faced a Cavaliers team missing their biggest star on Thursday, a role reversal in the early NBA season.<p>It was the fifth game for Oklahoma City with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both in …

To advance, Cowboys need this Romo

CHICAGO -- Tony Romo had a full week to prepare his body to play Thursday against the Chicago Bears. The result: He played like Tony Romo, not the …

The NBA's Best And Worst 'Big Threes' for The Buck

The “Big Three.” It’s the concept that’s been all the rage in the NBA the last six years. More than the balanced team or the single superstar, investing in that three-man foundation is the key to winning, teams believe.<p>Subtle forms of the Big Three have existed for years, but the concept really …

The art of being terrible in the NBA

Technically, someone had to break a long losing streak when the Celtics and Pistons played. But victory is brief respite from the numbing drudgery of consistent defeat.<p>BOSTON -- Here is a series of pregame quotes. They are similar in sentiment if not tone. They are the words of coaches and players …

The ridiculous plays that made Mavericks-Bulls the game of the year

Every once in a while, a regular season NBA game turns into a magical experience. Dallas and Chicago gave us one of those nights.<p>The NBA regular season is too long. There are too many back-to-backs, too many injuries and too many meaningless games in a league where every division winner is …

5 ridiculous NFL playoff scenarios

ESPN's playoff scenario generator is back. Let's get crazy.<p>ESPN's playoff scenario generator is a marvelous time waster, but playing with it reveals just how big a dupe you actually are. You can concoct absurd combinations in a matter of moments. It's easy. Too easy. Soon you're convinced that <i>of</i> …

Gadgets We Love: Playstation Vita

If we are going to be honest, the Playstation Vita was doomed from day one. In an era where subways are flooded with iPads, Candy Crush and a sea of cheap games with pesky micro transactions, Sony’s little device has always seemed almost naive. In its original incarnation, it’s a meticulously …