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Legend of Zelda Songring - Sizes 6 - 13 (Stainless Steel)

BE AWARE: These rings are MADE-TO-ORDER and will take 4 - 5 weeks to create.<p>Each of these delightful Legend of Zelda songrings features one of your favorite songs from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.<p>There are three different finishes available: Stainless Steel …

16 Rad Retro Gaming Accessories for Your Home or Office [PICS]

If you yearn for the good old days of pixelated gameplay, then you're going to love the 16 excellent accessories we've found that celebrate all …

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 …

A New Old World on Threadless

76 Comments<p>I love your design ;D Really<p><b>Oh man this is AWESOME! Buying this for sure if ya'll print it! $5</b><p>Very good job!<p>Love your attention to …

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced for consoles and PC

<i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, an action game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe, is headed to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC from Monolith Productions, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.<p>The publisher did not specify a …

Valve Releases New SteamOS Info

A FAQ has the answers you're looking for.<p>Valve released a FAQ today that outlines hardware requirements, update methods and software information for …

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls closed beta is now underway

The closed beta for the first <i>Diablo III</i> expansion, <i>Reaper of Souls</i>, has officially gone live for PC player's of Blizzard click n' slash role-playing …

Teslagrad launches for Steam

Indie developer Rain Games' 2D puzzle platformer, <i>Teslagrad</i>, is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam.<p>Set in a Steampunk-inspired version of Europe, players take on the role of a young boy "embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy" as he explores the Tesla Tower. Players manipulate …

Here’s the first unofficial Steam Box unboxing

Steam Box tester and YouTube user Corey Nelson released a video of himself unboxing the console prototype.<p>The system, packaged in a simple brown crate, comes with the beta controller, manuals, HDMI and USB cables, a power cord, a wi-fi antenna and a recovery USB key. You can watch the video above …

Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014

At a <i>Variety</i> event this week, Nancy Tellem — a TV industry veteran who now leads Microsoft's digital media business — noted that the company hoped to have original programming ready for Xbox Live "in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter" of next year. The company's ambitions to expand Xbox …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

The Xbox One could be huge if Microsoft stopped fooling itself

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Back before Microsoft announced the Xbox One, everyone assumed that the next Xbox was going to be the first choice among gamers. With the Xbox 360, Microsoft …

List of Free Programming Books

This list initially was a clone of stackoverflow – List of freely available programming books by George Stocker.<p>Links are displayed like: Link …

How to Learn JavaScript Properly

<b>Resources:</b><br>— Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (3rd Edition)<br>— JavaScriptIsSexy.com (4 articles)<br>— Codecademy.com (2 tracks)<p><b>Prerequisite:</b> You …

You Won’t Believe What This Free App Can Teach You In Less Than an Hour

While all of us aren’t destined to get our heads buried deep in lines of programming languages, chances are that most of us, and especially our children, will benefit from knowing the basics of how the most ubiquitous devices in our world operate.<p>Despite the current backlash against the “coding for …

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SKCore – A Simplification Toolset (Core Graphics, Autolayout and more)

<b>What is SKCore?</b><p>SKCore is a set of classes and categories created to simplify layout and drawing in code. The objective of SKCore is to take …

The touchable web is still just out of reach on my makeshift Chrome OS tablet

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Mobile devices might now account for 20 percent of global web usage, but the experience on a tablet can still be frustrating. …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

Iran sends monkey into space for second time

According to state-run media outlet Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Iran successfully launched its second monkey to space and back, the country's latest step toward sending humans into orbit. The monkey, named Fargam, was flown on Iran's liquid-fueled <i>Pajohesh</i> rocket for a 15-minute mission …

China deploys 'highly efficient' rover onto Moon's surface

Experts say China's ability to soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon represents a major step forwards for a country that appears determined to push deeper and deeper into space<p><b>China</b> successfully deployed a robotic rover onto the Moon on Sunday just hours after becoming only the third country to …

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Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

A group of European space companies plans to offer "budget" trips to space tourists from Spain's Canary Islands.<p>Grégoire Loretan of Swiss Space Systems, the company leading the push, said trials were expected to begin in 2020 of technology that would allow the public an experience previously …

Rare snow storm hits Middle East

A rare snow storm hit the Middle East, producing record snows and extreme conditions for Syrian refugees.<p>A rare winter storm struck the Middle East …

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Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks - Technabob

Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards …

Developer Tiny Speck releases 10,000 art assets from its canceled game Glitch

The developer behind the short-lived and stylish massively multiplayer online game <i>Glitch</i> is giving the game a second life by releasing more than 10,000 pieces of art, animation and code from the canceled game to the public for free.<p>On the game's official website, developer Tiny Speck says it …