JAB321

176 Flips | 4 Magazines | 33 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @baj2404 | Keep up with JAB321 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “JAB321”

Curious new emoji is part of campaign to help prevent bullying

Emoji are often a subtle way to relate that you’ve noticed a comment. With iOS 9.1, a strange eyeball emoji confused many of us, but it turns out tech companies are using it to fight bullying.<p>The emoji, launched during National Bullying Prevention Month, can be found in use on popular services like …

Yomi is a fun way to learn a fighting game through cards, but be ready to learn the hard way

People often describe fighting games as a combination of speed chess and poker (and other, more convoluted mashups). Take the intricate combos out of a good fighter and you’ve got a complex guessing game where you mentally juggle several options at once — attacks beat walking forward, blocking …

Acer's Predator 6 is a 10-core smartphone built for gamers

Acer has unveiled the Predator 6, a gaming smartphone which offers high-end specs as well as the same aggressive styling of its Predator range. The device has a deca-core MediaTek processor as well as 4GB of RAM, a 6-inch HD display, four speakers, and haptic feedback that Acer says means that it …

This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

After an August tease, Bugatti has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's ever-expanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for <i>Gran Turismo</i>'s virtual world. It's pretty amazing to see a staid, century-old maker of multimillion dollar works of art even …

Tranquil snowboarding game 'Alto's Adventure' is coming to Android

There are basically no downsides to using Android anymore, but one of the few remaining bummers is that most great mobile games hit the iPhone first. That was the case with the wonderfully tranquil and beautiful snowboarding game <i>Alto's Adventure</i> that came out this past February, but fortunately …

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Latest Response to Angry Gamers

Another day, another video from Jimmy Kimmel about video games. The late night TV host/comedian published a new video today, September 2, in which he reads more of the angry messages he received from commenters about his opinion that watching people play video games is silly.<p>Kimmel admitted that he …

Machinima settles FTC charges over paid Xbox One 'reviews'

Ever watch a YouTube review of a game or console and worry that the reviewer was a little <i>too</i> enthusiastic? You're not alone. Machinima has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it mislead gamers by failing to disclose that Xbox One reviews from YouTube "influencers" (read: popular …

Machinima

This knock-off console puts the PS4 and Xbox together at last

Have you ever had a dream where you were in a place, but it looked or felt like another place? As in, you were in San Francisco, but really it was your friend Paul's basement in Delaware? That's what I imagine playing this knock-off console from a Chinese Kickstarter-style crowdfunding site is …

Mashups

Until Dawn: the surprising ambition and curious fear of Supermassive Games | Polygon

Sony's New Star Wars-Themed PS4 Leaves Much To Be Desired

This weekend, Sony showed that in addition to having Activision properties like <i>Destiny</i> and <i>Call of Duty</i> in their pocket, they’re also quite friendly with EA. They’re releasing a <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> bundle for the PS4, which includes not only the game itself (destined to be one of the biggest of …

Call of Duty

Where have all of the dead bodies gone in Tom Clancy's The Division?

Tom Clancy's The Division takes place after a deadly virus hits New York City, leaving the city in sheer chaos and utter panic. The pandemic has …

'Fallout 4,' and More: The 5 Biggest Xbox One And PS4 Games Of Fall 2015

Fall is almost upon us, and it’s looking like a big one. The Xbox One and Ps4 are finally coming into their own, and we’re seeing a wealth of new titles promising to take full advantage of the hardware. “Big,” in this case, means a lot of things: games that are expected to sell big, games that are …

How Scary is Until Dawn? - IGN Video

We locked 11 people from IGN in a room and had them play Until Dawn to answer the question. What did we discover? See for yourself.

Mad Max - "Choose Your Path" Official Trailer - IGN Video

Check out this trailer that showcases multipath scenarios that the viewer can choose, such as "Bring the Chaos" and "Get Creative," that highlight …

Just Cause 3: Burn It Trailer - IGN Video

Get a look at the destruction that you can experience in the world of Just Cause 3.

Grand Theft Auto 6: Destined to Be An Earth-Shaking Event - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

54 million sales for GTA5 says a lot about what's to come with a next-gen focused GTA6.

Windows 10 won't run old games with dodgy copy protection

Do you recall the bad old days of PC games in the mid-2000s, when titles were loaded with copy protection that was not only a hassle, but horribly insecure? Well, Microsoft does -- and that could be a problem if you're trying to run some of those vintage games on Windows 10. The company notes that …

Windows 10

Watch us play the first eight minutes of Tacoma, Gone Home's sci-fi successor

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>It feels like it's been ages since the 2014 Game Awards saw the world premiere of <i>Tacoma</i>, The Fullbright Company's second game following up their debut title (and Polygon Game of the Year winner) <i>Gone Home</i>. The small handful of teasers and trailers …

Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks

Back in February, Anki gave us a sneak peek at Anki Overdrive, the second generation version of its robotic race cars. It's introducing new toy vehicles, new gameplay mechanics, a new app and new modular race tracks that let players design their own custom race circuits. Today, Anki has announced …

San Francisco

Hands-on: The Touchjet Pond projector is like a giant Android tablet you can take anywhere

Remember pico projectors? A few years ago, the idea of being able to carry a tiny projector anywhere with you was one of the most popular visions for the future of tech. Even your phone would have one baked in so you could easily give presentations or watch a movie with your friends …

Gear & Gadgets

This clever Chrome experiment allows you to mute individual tabs

Last year, Google added a handy feature to Chrome: a speaker icon that show which tabs are playing sounds so you can quickly spot them. A hidden experiment builds on that, allowing you to mute them all with one click.<p>To enable the feature, enter “chrome://flags/” – the special URL for experiments – …

New VR game lets you be the bullet

Remember <i>Superhot</i>? It let you dodge bullets by controlling time <i>à la</i> <i>The Matrix</i>, but a new VR game takes that premise even farther by making <i>you</i> the bullet. <i>Drift</i> is a game for Samsung's Gear VR, developed by a pair of programmers during the course of Oculus' Mobile VR Jam. The idea is pretty simple: …

Virtual Reality

Star

Latest<p>Star Wars May the 4th Be With You Sale Happening At PlayStation Store<p>Star Wars 11 hours ago<p>Star Wars<p>Infinity War Has Made This Video Game …

Dear Nintendo: Splatoon Needs a Voice Chat Option

Splatoon is filled with team coordination. Here's why voice chat exclusion is a mistake.<p><i>Update: The focus of this op-ed</i> <i>is largely directed at the</i> …

Pixar diversifies with animated short spotlighting the Indian-American experience

Later this year, Pixar will release its first short film focusing on an Indian-American family, and the short tells a semi-autobiographical story, said director Sanjay Patel in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.<p>"Sanjay's Super Team" takes place at a motel Patel's parents bought when he was a …

Animation

The curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games

Game developer Chris Hecker attended Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s -- his admissions counselor was a fashionable man named Tim Gunn, who accepted Hecker's portfolio complete with a four-foot oil painting of Freddy Krueger, the canvas slashed as if it had been attacked by the subject's …

4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015

Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's corporate VP of the operating systems group, took to the Build 2015 stage to go over new Windows 10 features.<p>As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft's Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest …

Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game

Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in <i>Selfie Assault</i> don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras can see them. Only selfies can kill them. No filter. …

Selfies

Google Exec Dan Fredinburg Killed in Nepal Earthquake

He "died chasing his dreams" at the base camp of Mount Everest.<p>Dan Fredinburg, a longtime Googler who headed privacy for Google X and product management for the overall privacy team, died this morning of a head injury after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest.<p>An …

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

Tesla