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Bethesda Built "Really Good" FPS for Fallout 4

Bethesda has discussed its approach to revamping the first-person shooting gameplay of Fallout 3 for its upcoming sequel.<p>Speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Bethesda creative director Todd Howard admitted that the shooting in Fallout 3 was "mehhn."<p>He went on to say that the studio had to come …

Fallout 4 May Not Have the Best Graphics, But Here's Why That's OK

The Fallout series is not known for having the best graphics, and Fallout 4 will be no different. But that is not necessarily a bad thing, Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines said today at E3 2015.<p>Speaking during a panel presentation attended by GameSpot, Hines said it's not the graphics that …

New documents reveal which encryption tools the NSA couldn't crack

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're getting a new look at which programs can successfully keep out the NSA. A report in <i>Der Spiegel</i> has shed new light on the NSA's encryption-breaking programs, and put a spotlight on the handful of programs that are still giving them trouble. The findings, based on …

Maniac Mansion creators are making a 'true spiritual successor' called Thimbleweed Park

The creators of seminal point-and-click adventure game <i>Maniac Mansion</i>, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, are back with what they're calling "the true spiritual successor" to that Lucasfilm Games classic and others, like <i>The Secret of Monkey Island</i>. Their new game is called <i>Thimbleweed Park</i>.<p>Gilbert and …

CEO: Gamersgate.com is not GamerGate

Apparently beleaguered by a flood of global "threats and harsh words," the CEO of online game download service GamersGate pushed out a press release this morning to explain that they're not affiliated with hashtag movement GamerGate.<p>Calling the controversy "fierce and infected," CEO Theodore …

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: starstruck

Science is the hub around which <i>Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> turns, but science also thrums within the game's every node, synapse and tendril.<p>This is a very good strategy game. I expect nothing less from a franchise that has dedicated itself to turn-based strategy for more than two …

My mom reviews The Evil Within

My mom does not play video games. She also doesn’t like horror. In fact, I’m pretty sure her favorite movies are <i>The Sound of Music</i> and <i>White Christmas</i>. So, who better to review The Evil Within, the creepy new survival-horror game out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

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'The Sims 4' Punishes Pirates By Pixelating The Entire Game

The Sims 4 has debuted to muted fanfare this past week, mainly due to a lack of early review copies and much grumbling about the game rolling back more than a few features found in earlier games. But so far there at least haven’t been any SimCity-level disasters, and it remains to be seen how the …

Things Are Very Different For The Creator Of Final Fantasy

When you create one of the most treasured franchises in video game history, what do you do next? When you work on that franchise for 20 years, can …

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With PC System Requirements Like These, Almost Everyone Can Play 'The Sims 4'

A lot of people are going to play <i>The Sims 4</i>. This isn’t mere speculation, either. The life simulation series from EA Maxis already owns 3 positions inside the Top 10 best-selling PC games of all time. The Sims franchise is 10 years old and has sold north of 125 million copies, which is nothing …

'State of Decay: Lifeline' Review - Night of the Glitching Dead

<i>[Writer's note - I began this review shortly after</i> Lifeline <i>came out, but a family illness disrupted schedules and it fell off the publication radar. I am publishing it in case it might be somewhat useful to someone. After all the horror of the last week in gaming circles, it felt like a good time</i> …

FAA imposes no-fly zone near St Louis, where civilian drones could be very helpful right now

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice on Tuesday that bans low-flying aircraft from a three-mile radius in an area near St. Louis that …

17 Ocarina of Time Glitches You Might Not Know About

Maybe you've played <i>Ocarina of Time</i> before. Maybe you've watched some speedruns of the game, too. But <i>Ocarina of Time</i> has so many glitches, there is …

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Son races deceased father's ghost in Xbox racer, makes internet cry

Get ready for some tears.<p>This is the most heart-warming video game ghost story I’ve ever heard. According to a post on Motoramic, a YouTube commenter that goes by 00WARTHERAPY00 shared a supernaturally touching story about racing their father’s ghost in Xbox racer <i>RalliSport Challenge</i>, 10 years …

11 mischievously clever, super-effective anti-piracy measures

As software and digital media become more prevalent, piracy does as well. The abilities of pirates seem to grow faster than the safety measures that …

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FXX's Plans for The Simpsons Include a Marathon of Every Episode Ever and a Huge New App

Simpsons forever.<p>When a hit show makes its way to cable, it’s not often an especially exciting announcement on the news front – even though those …

Home Alone director will stuff these classic game characters into an Adam Sandler movie

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Frogger and more will make an appearance in the upcoming film <i>Pixels</i>, thanks to recent partnerships with several game companies, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today.<p><i>Pixels</i> stars Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage's mullet in a movie inspired by the short …

Obama: MH17 disaster 'an outrage of unspeakable proportions' – as it happened

Summary<p>A summary of the day's developments as recovery efforts and negotiations slow overnight:<p><b>• Rebels allowed an OSCE team limited access to the crash site, before turning them away with a warning shot.</b> A Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman said rebels are not allowing Kiev's recovery teams to …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

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From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

North Korea Detains an American Tourist for Violating the Law

North Korea detained a 56-year-old tourist from Ohio for flouting its laws after entering the isolated kingdom, bringing to three the number of Americans being held by Pyongyang.<p>"American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the DPRK as a tourist on April 29 and acted in violation of the DPRK law, …

Global police operation disrupts aggressive Cryptolocker virus

US authorities named Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev as the face of a malicious software scheme responsible for stealing millions from people around the world, after a successful campaign to disrupt two major computer networks.<p>Digital police from across the globe announced they had seized control …

Kerry to Snowden: 'Man up' and come home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to …

East Ukraine city largely calm after battle, rebels seek Russian help

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Relative calm returned to the streets of Donetsk on Wednesday after the biggest battle of the pro-Russian separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine, a conflict transformed by the landslide election of a pro-European leader who vowed to crush the revolt.<p>Reuters reporters …

Chechen Militants Are Now Spreading Chaos In Ukraine

The Chechens, which Russian-backed Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov allegedly dispatched to Ukraine's restive east, are a new face of Russia's interference in the country. Since the militants are not formal Russian soldiers, Russia can continue to deny its links to separatists in Ukraine.<p>"If they …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

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