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How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Mad Genius builds prototype similiar to Sony’s break-apart DualShock 3 controller idea (video)

Hardware gaming accessory company Mad Genius has created a new prototype game controller that looks very similar to the two-part DualShock 3 controller concept Sony showed off years ago.<p>The controller itself can break apart into two portions while playing a game, and it doesn’t use accelerometers …

Fez and Minecraft assets swiped by iOS game Ace Block Jump

Developer Polytron found its <i>Fez</i> art assets appropriated — alongside art from Mojang's <i>Minecraft</i> — in the recently published iOS game <i>Ace Block Jump</i>, a $0.99 app from a developer that also appears to have borrowed its very name, Infocom Games, from someone else.<p><i>Ace Block Jump</i> is described as a "pixel …

The Future is Uncertain for Microsoft's Xbox TV

Over the past months and years, Microsoft has been toying with the idea of a product now dubbed “Xbox TV,” a small set-top box that would have components of Windows 8 , be able to stream live TV and play “casual” Xbox games.<p>According to a source speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the future is …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

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Halo 3 is 10 this week. Let's look back at the launch madness - from assaults to scratched discs, leaks and... Killzone 2?

10 years ago , arrived in the world. The final game in the original trilogy launched on the 25/26th of September in the US and Europe and it's safe …

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Brenda Romero’s Train board game will make you ponder

<i>This story has game spoilers.</i><p>Brenda Romero made a board game in her kitchen that she calls Train, but she never intended to show it to anyone.<p>There is no easy way to explain why such a game should exist, and it’s certainly unlikely anyone would ever agree to sell it. But it is clearly the kind of …

Home Console Gaming May Suffer Death By A Thousand Cuts, Rather Than A Major Revolution

The Ouya is making its way out to backers even now (though my shipping notification still hasn’t arrived. Grrr.) and judging by early impressions, it’s no silver bullet to take down behemoths like Sony and Microsoft. The $99, Android powered console still isn’t fully formed exactly, but it’s …

Writing about games: A lifelong quest to keep passion alive

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I have played video games as far back as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is opening up the original Nintendo Entertainment System one Christmas …

Google to launch ‘Google Play Games’ platform services for game developers

Google is evidently serious about making games easier to discover on the Android platform. Android Police reported Saturday that it received a leak of a full document describing the new Google Play Games service that makes Android games more social.<p>The platform is much like Game Center on Apple’s …

Chasm ends Kickstarter campaign, pre-orders will continue to contribute to stretch goals

Action role-playing game <i>Chasm</i> ended its Kickstarter campaign with $191,897, well past its funding goal of $150,000, and is now available for pre-order.<p>The Kickstarter for the 2D Metroid-style role-playing game was funded with the help of 6,938 backers. <i>Chasm</i> achieved two of its 10 stretch goals and …

Sega Pluto protoype auction ends at $15,500, reserve price still unfulfilled

Sega Pluto prototype owner Roger Vega (kidvid666) is still unable to find a high-enough bidder for the console, with his most recent auction attempt ending at $15,500.<p>Eighty-nine bids were placed during the auction, none of which met the reserve, or minimum price. As such, Vega isn't obligated to …

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Google Play Games allegedly leaks, features multiplayer, cloud saves and achievements

Upcoming Google Play Services v3.1.36 update will include a new platform called Google Play Games, introducing new features such as cloud saves, multiplayer and achievements, according to Android Police who obtained the leaked file ahead of the official roll out.<p>According to the website, Google …