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Video game publishers mostly silent on Gamergate

Amid public outcry over cyber bullying of women in the video game industry, many game publishers have hit the mute button.<p>Companies are staying …

CEO of giant eSports festival fired following power struggle with board

The CEO of DreamHack has been sacked one month before the gigantic European eSports festival and gaming expo begins, concluding an internal conflict between the DreamHack board and its public face.<p>Robert Ohlén, DreamHack's longtime chief, was "relieved of his duties," a company spokesman told The …

Smite Oceanic Servers are Now Live For Australian and New Zealand Players

PAX Australia attendees have the chance to receive an exclusive skin.<p>Smite Oceanic servers are now live for Australian and New Zealand players, …

The five most disruptive ideas in video game design

Wandering the densely packed showfloor at E3 this month, it was tempting to think that nothing about video games has changed much over the past few years. This gigantic video game show, which attracts 40,000 publishers, developers, players and journalists every year, is an unashamedly mainstream …

Miyamoto Ponders Nintendo Making Games That Run On Handheld And Console

Could you imagine Nintendo making games that play on both their console and their handheld? Nintendo's top game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, can. He …

South Korea debates video game addiction

South Korea is facing what it calls a video game addiction problem, something that has caused incidents, some more tragic than others. Aiming to …

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria ready to lay down roots in 2014

The Settlers have been erecting buildings and fighting incursions since 1993. And while the Blue Byte real-time strategy series has never really produced a smash hit, it's always commanded enough fans to keep coming back for more.<p><i>The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria</i> was revealed today by publisher …

Trust and tequila: An oral history of Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

If you end up grabbing drinks with Gearbox Software at one of the major video game industry events throughout the year, you have an 80 percent chance of making a new Borderlands game. If you’re already friends with the people there, that number jumps to 100.<p>At least that’s the impression I got when …

You've Never Seen Anything Like This Hand-Drawn Video Game

If your grandparents had video games, we now know how they would have looked.<p>A new game called "Cuphead," which is set to be released in 2015, is animated in the style of a 1930s cartoon. In fact, it was created the same way that cartoons were created back then, using hand-drawn cel animation and …

Star Wars: David Cronenberg said no, but Tom Cruise could cameo in Episode 7

Cult Canadian film-maker David Cronenberg has revealed he was once approached to direct a Star Wars movie.<p>Speaking on stage at the Provincetown film festival, where he was honoured with the Film-maker on the Edge award, Cronenberg said he politely turned down the chance to direct an instalment of …

The Amazing Science Of Frogs' Sticky Tongues

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.</i><p>Frogs are well known for their super-fast, super-sticky tongues, but the science of frogs' tongues is actually rather scant. What makes them so sticky? Precisely how quick and powerful are they? These are questions that researchers at …

The Uji Shower Head Lets You Know When You are Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

Standing under a relaxing stream of hot water, it can be easy to forget how long you are taking in the shower. Time becomes warped in a combination …

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World's First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy Environment

Living in a noise-filled world isn't just annoying--it can also be hazardous to your health. To create a safe haven from the onslaught of noise, Blue …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

View Gallery (9)<p>Architecture<p>The 'Dutch Mountains' will be the world's largest wooden building<p>The Netherlands is famously flat—but a massive green …

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Global "Selfie" to Be Beamed to Outer Space

The crowd-sourced message will be uploaded to New Horizons spacecraft.<p>If you had the chance to send a message to aliens in outer space, what would you say? What would you tell them about life on Earth? How would you explain who we are?<p>These are not hypothetical questions.<p>This summer, you will get …

Een robot als leraar, dit is Charlie

"Hallo, mijn naam is Charlie." En Charlie is een robot die kan lesgeven.<p>"Het is wel raar, maar ook heel cool", zegt een leerling over haar nieuwe …

Firefighter 'selfie' during Southern California wildfires goes viral

A "selfie" from an exhausted California firefighter sent to his wife to let her know he was OK has become an Internet sensation.<p>The photo shows firefighter Tim Bergon in the foreground smiling while his exhausted colleagues take a moment of rest behind him as they battled the Cocos fire near San …

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Researchers: The collapse of Greenland’s ice sheet could be a bigger disaster than we thought

The glaciers’ vulnerability to warming waters means current projections of sea level rise are likely too low<p>New, from the people who brought us the unstoppable collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet: It turns out that Greenland's glaciers are more vulnerable to melting than was previously …

At least 162,000 killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 162,000 people have been killed in Syria’s three-year-old conflict, a monitoring group said on Monday, and thousands more are missing after being captured by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebels trying to overthrow him.<p>A damaged building is pictured at a site …