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The real (?) "One Ring" Of The Hobbit

This cursed Roman ring may have inspired the One Ring of JRR Tolkien. It's now on display at The Vyne in Basingstoke, England. The Guardian has more …

How a differential gear works -- a-ha generating video

I posted this in March 2011, but as Kottke says, "it's so good, here it is again." "How a differential gear works" is a short industrial film that …

Nomad, An Innovative Portable Hand-Pumped Espresso Machine

Nomad is an innovative portable espresso machine that only requires ground coffee and hot water to work. The machine is pressurized by a low-effort …

'Journey' Sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards: Some Alternative Winners

<i>Journey took home top honors at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards. Here are some alternative picks.</i><p><i>Journey</i> swept the Game Developers Choice Awards last week, taking home six awards, including Game of the Year. While I loved the game, and was genuinely moved by my experience with it, I’m …

PS4 to launch worldwide in 2013, claims GameStop exec

Sony has yet to officially confirm territory specific launch plans for PS4, but an executive at the world’s largest specialist games retailer has …

Customers

Assassin's Creed Series Will Be Annual Until We Beg Them to Stop

If you’re like me, you were probably a bit surprised that Assassin’s Creed was getting another numbered installment so quickly, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag setting sail this fall. In truth, it’s now a part of Ubisoft’s mantra for the series, a new AC game every year until fans don’t want …

Contrast review

These days, a puzzle game has to do a lot to stand out. It's not enough to <i>just</i> have rewarding logic problems, or <i>just</i> an intriguing premise, or <i>just</i> a …

Indie Gaming

Star Wars Pinball: The Empire Strikes Back review

When I was a kid, I used to hang around the local arcades an awful lot, and pinball was what the men played. The machines were fascinating, but …

The video game industry's gender wage gap is worse than you think

<b>Update:</b> The editor of Game Developer Magazine has offered some perspective on the survey that resulted in conclusions of sexism in our industry.<p>"Is …