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Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Internet Archive starts preserving classic game consoles on the web

Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the free-to-play Console Living Room beta, which recreates classic '70s and '80s systems on the web for …

Game over for 2013: Nintendo’s annus horribilis and other cautionary tales

As 2013 winds down, next-generation consoles are at the top of many video gamers' minds. Yet it was a busy year for the medium beyond the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with big events laying the groundwork for potential major changes in 2014.<p>It was actually Nintendo that officially kicked off the …

Wasteland 2 Aims to Blend Fallouts Past and Present

Crowdfunded RPG mixes the best of retro and modern times. We play the beta.<p>Wasteland 2 stands between different worlds of role-playing games. First, …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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Nintendo experimenting with 'little experiences' on smartphones and tablets

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says the company is experimenting with "little experiences you can have on your smartphone or tablet," but mainly as a way to drive its customers and players back to Nintendo's own hardware.<p>In an interview with Seattle's KING 5 News, Fils-Aime …

Video: Fire-ant colony + molten aluminum = incredible art | NOLA.com

Fire ants are pretty cool creatures -- I mean, aside from the fact they crawl all up your leg and give no warning of their presence until the team …

Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

So, is Nokia really working on an Android-based phone, and would Microsoft really go ahead with such a device?The answer to the first one is …

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WH: No comment on Obama's sign language interpreter

The White House is declining to comment on reports in South Africa that the man who provided alleged sign interpretation of President Obama's tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is a fake.<p>"He's a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town told …

NSA Also Spied On World Of Warcraft, Second Life, Xbox Live Users

Because terrorists may be secretly chatting with each other while also trying to level-up their paladins and warlocks, the National Security Agency …

Must-Read Apocalypse Comics

What should you read to prepare for X-Men: Apocalypse?<p><b>Spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past ahead!</b><p><b>UPDATE:</b> With the X-Men: Days of Future Past …

Morrowind Recreated Using The Skyrim Engine

Vvardenfell awaits.<p>A new Skyrim mod that seeks to recreate the world of Morrowind using Skyrim's engine can be downloaded and played now.<p>The mod, …

Dead or Alive Dev Caps Microtransaction Spending by Kids in Japan

Step in the right direction?<p>Tecmo Koei is introducing a limit to the amount of money that Japanese youths will be able to spend on microtransactions …

Microsoft disrupts ZeroAccess web fraud botnet

<b>ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets - a network of computers infected with malware to trigger online fraud - has been disrupted by Microsoft and law enforcement agencies.</b><p>ZeroAccess hijacks web search results and redirects users to potentially dangerous sites to steal their details.<p>It …

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The Book Safe Every Bibliophile Should Own

<b>Product Name:</b> Hollow Book Safe<b><br>Price:</b> $35 - $70<b><br>Who would like this?:</b> Bibliophiles, librarians, book shop owners or any one who loves books and would …

X-FORCE Creator Rob Liefeld Loves the Film Script

EA CEO: Google, Apple Are Serious Competition For Xbox One, PS4

Microsoft and Sony get a chance to breathe now. The Xbox One and PS4 are both on the market, and they’re selling very well. Sony has moved 2.1 million consoles since its worldwide launch, and Microsoft sold 1 million worldwide on Day 1. Sony appears to have a lead, but but both consoles are …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …