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First trailer shows next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set during the French Revolution

Ubisoft has posted the first trailer for its upcoming next-gen <i>Assassin's Creed</i> game, <i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i>. The game — expected to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year — will be set in Paris during the French Revolution.<p>The short video focuses on the game's environments, …

Skyport One: The Airport of the Future from 1957

In the late 1950s, many people took it for granted that our skies would be filled with thousands of amazing flying machines by the year 2000. But …

The 45 Best Perfectly Timed Photos Of 2013

If there's one thing we all learned in 2013, it's that getting that perfect picture is much more important than running in to help.

Someone Actually Went And Got An "RIP Brian Griffin" Tattoo

Please don't be real, please don't be real, please don't be real.<p>Vocativ found this absolutely unacceptable tattoo. Let's all just hope that it's photoshopped and that someone didn't actually get a tattoo memorializing the death of a cartoon dog. Especially considering there's a good chance Brian …

Lunar Flight is now out with Oculus Rift support

The Oculus Rift supported version of Shovsoft's lunar module simulator <i>Lunar Flight</i> is finally out of beta and available on Steam half-price for a limited time.<p><i>Lunar Flight</i> is a modern interpretation on the arcade title <i>Lunar Lander</i> using realistic physics and low-gravity flight experiences.<p>The game …

Rift developer working on a Minecraft-like free-to-play online role-playing game

Trove is a game set in a fully destructible and constructible block world that’s all about exploration — yes, just like Minecraft. Only developer Trion Worlds is looking to set Trove apart with a twist of action role-playing elements.<p>Trion, which is best known for massively multiplayer online RPG …

Trion Announces Trove, a World-Building RPG

Defiance developer Trion Worlds is using Minecraft elements to encourage exploration.<p>The developer of Rift and Defiance announced a new project that …

Gaming Accessory Reviews

If you've always hated using a separate Bluetooth keyboard just to enter search terms into your Android TV box, Mad Catz's Surfr may be just the …

Smartphones + smart glasses: Augmented reality to jump 333% by 2018

Today only 60 million people use augmented reality apps on a regular basis. By 2018, that should hit 200 million, according to a new report by Juniper Research.<p>More importantly, perhaps, AR will expand beyond its navigation and gaming ghettos and become a part of everyday life.<p>“Initial innovations …

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile — but just Android, not iOS [corrected]

<i>Correction 10:50 a.m. Pacific time: The Oculus Rift will support Android, not iOS, as this story originally stated. We regret the error.</i><p>REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Virtual reality meets today’s mobile reality.<p>Oculus VR announced that it’s bringing its virtual-reality headset, the Oculus Rift, to mobile …

Borderlands 2: Headhunter 2 - Wattle Gobbler DLC coming in November

The next <i>Headhunter</i> mission add-on for <i>Borderlands 2</i>, <i>Wattle Gobbler</i>, will launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in November, according to the Take-Two financial report released today.<p>No details were provided about the DLC, which is the second of three currently planned additions. …

Team Fortress 2 annual Halloween update adds spells, Hell and hats

Scream Fortress, the annual Halloween-themed special event for Valve's free-to-play shooter <i>Team Fortress 2</i>, is playable now through Nov. 11 on Steam.<p>The fifth Scream Fortress event adds a new gameplay feature: spell books. Players can cast magic spells against enemies from books dropped while …

Oculus Rift will launch for Android mobile devices

Oculus VR will release an Android-powered mobile version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset,VentureBeat reports.<p>The announcement comes from chief executive officer Brendan Iribe at the GamesBeat 2013 video game conference keynote. According to VentureBeat, the company intends to launch the …

Oculus Rift confirmed for Android

<b>Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has confirmed that a version of the headset compatible with Android will be launched as close as possible to the PC</b> …

Ready Player One

Watch combat sim Star Wars Squadrons running on Oculus Rift

The indie developers creating <i>Star Wars Squadrons,</i> the spiritual successor to 1994 space combat simulator <i>Star Wars: TIE Fighter</i>, have shared a new video demoing an early prototype for their title running on the Oculus Rift.<p>A playable version of the demo with Oculus Rift support is currently …

Here's your official PS4 launch lineup (update 2)

Sony revealed the full lineup of games that will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 today in the PlayStation Blog's PS4 Ultimate FAQ.<p>The first-party slate of games from Sony Worldwide Studios includes Guerrilla Games' <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, Mark Cerny-led <i>Knack</i>, Housemarque's <i>Resogun</i>, …

The Weapons And Gadgets Of The Order: 1886

Certain Sony franchises are known for their creative weaponry. The gadgets of Isomniac’s Ratchet & Clank and Resistance series have weapons that turn …

'Minecraft' 1.7.2 Update Changes (Almost) Everything

Minecraft 1.7.2 changes the world, blocks, multi-player, fishing, maps, statistics. In fact most things. I set about trying it out with the family.<p>Those that follow these things will probably already be aware of the ground breaking changes in the latest update to Minecraft (1.7.2). I’ve been …

iPad Air

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Air on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>18<p>Sat<p>Featuring Special Guest Locash<p>Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, …

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Beyond the Dead now available for free on iOS devices

Gree's zombie squad role playing game, <i>Beyond the Dead</i>, is now available for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, the company announced today.<p>Set in a post-apocalyptic world, players take on the role of a settlement leader who must defend against undead hordes and …

10 zombie games where the undead are the least of your concerns

[<i>This story was originally going to go up yesterday for Halloween, but our editor fell into a deep candy coma before he could get to it. We’re still not sure if he’s okay. … — Ed</i>.]<p>Zombies are powerful and terrifying enemies. They’re also an endless source of cannon fodder — and sadly, most games …

Official Skyrim content pack coming to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks and Mojang are teaming up to bring a official content pack inspired by <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> to <i>Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition</i>, the companies announced at Minecon 2013 today.<p>The pack, which is currently in development and "coming soon," overlays the world …

Oculus Rift used in mind control motion tracking technology

A video of a new virtual reality prototype that uses both Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra technology shows how users can use their mind to move around artificial environments.<p>Users require an Emotiv EPOC, a device capable of mapping certain thought patterns to actions, to read their brainwaves in order …

Plastic Meth: A Buyable 'Breaking Bad' LEGO Playset

You know what the problem with amazing shows that revolve around the manufacturing of illegal drugs is? LEGO will never make them into playsets. …

The Cast of Family Guy as Game of Thrones Characters

Redditor Eric LaSorda has a lot of fun with these pieces of mashup art, casting the Griffin family and their neighbors as characters from <i>Game of</i> …

TV Series

Huge Russian Hovercraft Interrupts Beachgoers in Spectacular Fashion

Nothing says "relaxing day at the beach" like sand, surf, sunscreen, and the sudden arrival of the world's largest militarized hovercraft, …

Trespassing

Prairie Dogs Cuddle Like Humans And We Can't Even Handle It (PHOTO)

Ready for the most adorable fact in the universe? Prairie dogs always greet one another with a kiss or nuzzle, according to National Geographic.<p>Redditor v3rmillion89 posted this picture of two prairie dogs cuddling like humans at a pet store.<p>FYI, photos like these are pretty much why the Internet …