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Microsoft will offer Xbox Live refunds after making Netflix and other apps free

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will finally allow all Xbox owners to stream media apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Go starting in June. For years, watching video content within those popular apps required an Xbox Live Gold subscription. And apparently the company thinks some users were</i> …

Ninja Theory is coming to GDC Europe to reveal the games it never released

This year's GDC Europe will include a keynote talk from Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades, featuring insight on the games that never came to light during the last 14 years of the studio's life.<p>"The AAA Indie Proposition" will detail the sacrifices and concessions made by the studio to stay …

RI needs to pay 38 Studios debt in light of economic consequences, says governor

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee defended the necessity of paying 38 Studios' debt in order for the state to continue its recovery from the recession and recoup taxpayer money.<p>Chafee's stance aligns with a report from SJ Advisors earlier this month suggesting the state of Rhode Island would …

'Game of Thrones' intro gets the 8-bit treatment

A YouTube user by the name of NicksplosionFX just released a mashup in which he renders the entire "Game of Thrones" intro video in the world of Super Mario. Looking at the Mario version and the original intro side by side, you get a real appreciation for how closely the Mario version matches that …

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Watch Dogs special editions total $1,240, but do you really need that hat?

If you were to purchase every special edition available for Ubisoft's open-world adventure <i>Watch Dogs</i>, you would spend just over $1,240.<p>This includes all region-exclusive editions, such as Australia and New Zealand's ANZ Special Edition and the Europe, Australia and Asia-only Vigilante Edition, the …

Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …

The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is an imaginary M2 race car

Time to update your Gran Turismo 6 install.<p>BMW was the first automaker to announce its Vision Gran Turismo concept, one of a series of virtual cars designed exclusively for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>, but it wasn't first to market. Mercedes beat it onto consoles with its wild creation and even went so far as to …

Phil Hill on the Iconic Ferrari 250 GTO

"Why are we driving this damn coupe?"<p><i>In honor of what would be his 90th birthday, we're republishing this story, from the January 2000 issue of Road & Track, by the legendary Phil Hill. Many of you probably know Hill as a brilliant racer, notably the only American-born F1 champ, but he also wrote a</i> …

Qatar World Cup Official Denies Death of Workers

Nasser Al Khater, the media and marketing director of the Qatar organising committee, has confirmed that no construction workers have been killed during preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.<p>As per Mike Collett of Reuters, reports of several deaths have littered worldwide press for over a year …

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