Brad Grier

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Pathfinder Online Layoffs; Ryan Dancey Leaves Company

Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens has announced that Goblinworks has had to lay off nearly the entire staff of Pathfinder Online. "We knew we needed a certain …


Principles Of HTML5 Game Design

Visual effects in games define their overall look and feel, and gameplay. Players are attracted to high visual quality, which generate more traffic …


How "oldschool" graphics work, part 2 - Apple and Atari

Deux Ex: Mankind Divided is the latest AAA game to hold its biggest fans in contempt

My excitement about the latest Deus Ex title has devolved into an emotion that can best be described as a sort of mental middle finger after reading about Square Enix's overly complicated and consumer hostile preorder scheme for the game.

We've seen some cringe-inducing stuff when it comes to …

Comic Books

Real World Time and Weather in Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

Imagine you’re riding the bus and playing a great game on your PS Vita. The bus drives into a rain cloud, and… can that be? Now it’s raining inside …


Google OnHub review—Google’s smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith

Google's OnHub is a bit of a mystery. Google shipped us this box—well, this cylinder—but it won't really talk about what's in it or why it exists. …


What the hell is going on with Star Citizen?

Delays, demands for refunds and online feuds are breaking out

Chris Roberts needs a vacation.

Since Star Citizen was presented on Kickstarter back in 2012, he says he's been working non-stop.

In the last few weeks, Roberts has made a Gamescom appearance, visited his studios around the world, talked to …

Wing Commander

DIY Audio Jack Key Holder

The first thing I say in the morning after "Coffee's ready!" is "Where'd my keys go?" - it's almost a ritual at this point, but at my expense! Key …


Account types: Free, Core, & HoT

What’s the difference between playing for free and playing on an account with a registered serial code?

See the chart below for a full comparison of …

Guild Wars

A jugar gratis desde hoy

Nos complace anunciar que, desde hoy mismo, la versión principal de Guild Wars 2 se encuentra disponible de manera gratuita. Con Guild Wars 2: Heart of

Public servant being investigated for writing and performing anti-Tory ‘Harperman’ song

An Ottawa federal scientist is being investigated for breaching the public service’s ethics code for writing and performing a highly political …

News (Canada)

'Lara Croft GO' Launches Today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

The anticipated mobile game "Lara Croft GO" launches today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Announced by Square Enix during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, the game takes the themes and characters of the Tomb Raider games and merges them with a more stylized look and …


Reports of improved jet engines in China and development for a mach 4 or 5 test plane faster than the SR71 Blackbird

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Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from …

Customer Service

The Martian is $2 via Google Play, and it's definitely worth your time

The Martian doesn't have the best writing. It can feel forced at times, and some of the humor is wince-inducing.

That being said, there are entire chapters that deal with dirt and they're absolutely riveting, so it all evens out.

The movie will be released on Oct. 2, and the book is on sale for $2 …


NASA's Space Shuttle Orbiter Original Engineered Plans, Pictures and Artifacts

Here Is Adobe's Attempt to Stop People From Using the Term "Photoshop" All Willy-Nilly

Poor Adobe. Along with everyone pre-eulogizing Flash, the only other property of theirs you can name—Photoshop—is in danger. Intellectual property …


How card games became cool again - Offworld

Wildly-popular card game Android: Netrunner has an exceptionally diverse and inviting lore and universe, but its community of players still has to push back against the social stereotypes of the traditional card game scene. Here's how they're doing it.

When I show the card game Android: Netrunner off …

Fantasy Flight Games

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance

Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the …

Board Games

New game from 'Gears of War' creator breaks the moon

LawBreakers is not a post-apocalyptic shooter.

It is a shooter. It does star a group of Marine-like soldiers out to gun down people in the name of justice and it does take place in the future. But creator Cliff Bleszinski is adamant that this isn't a standard futuristic, kill-streak kind of game. As …

Gears of War

YouTube Gaming—Google’s competitor—launches tomorrow

One year and one day after Google lost to Amazon, YouTube Gaming is going public. Starting tomorrow, users can head down to …


Line Of Defense vs Star Citizen

This is silly really; but since I’m tired of seeing it everywhere, and not responding, putting it all here means anyone can now just grab a link and …


Tiny Epic Kingdoms Mobile

Foreign Policy

Sean's Picks of the Week (08

Sorry for missing again last week, friends, but this convention season's been both wonderful and brutal for me. I am deep in recovery mode – just not …

Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later

How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamous—and still misunderstood—failed video game console.

Twenty years ago, on August 21, 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in North America. The stilt-legged tabletop gaming console, which offered a unique red stereoscopic 3D display, attempted to ride a …

Virtual Reality

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries


Sympathy for Stephen Harper: Imagine that everyone you trusted had lied to you

I am beginning to think we have done Stephen Harper a disservice. No, I’m sure we have. In fact, I think we — and by we I mean the media, me included …

Stephen Harper

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance

Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the …

Board Games