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All-digital future may save AAA game industry, says Patrice Desilets

The AAA game industry is "at a crossroads," and the transition to an all-digital future may help make AAA games profitable again, said ex-Ubisoft game designer Patrice Désilets today at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, reports GamesIndustry International.<p>Désilets noted that recent changes in …

Blizzard bans more Diablo III players

Blizzard Entertainment has banned more Diablo III players. In a blog post today, the company confirmed the bans, but did not say how many players were booted in all or if the bans were temporary or permanent.<p>"Over the last year, we've issued frequent rounds of account bans for cheating in Diablo …

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Pet threat: Animals cause $3 billion in annual electronics damage

Dogshaming.com is full of electronics incidents. Coco the hound knocked a glass of soda onto a MacBook Pro. Levon ate his mom's new cell phone. Slim pooped on his person's laptop. These crimes against technology are pretty hilarious after the fact, but a new study by electronics warranty provider …

Playing Angry Birds on a $21K 82-inch touchscreen is awesome (video)

SAN FRANCISCO — At Microsoft’s Build conference today, a lot of the talk centered on developer-focused cloud services and new Windows 8 apps. But Build thankfully also included a whole “gaming section” with some really fun demos.<p>One such demo was an 82-inch Perceptive Pixel touch screen running the …

RSS, autocomplete URLs hit new Android Firefox beta

Mozilla debuted a new Firefox for Android 23 beta (download) on Thursday that brought with it a flatter but more Web-friendly version of the familiar browser logo.<p>The new logo has been designed, wrote Sean Martell, Mozilla's lead visual designer, with "SVG compatibility and color consistency" in …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …