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7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

"Levels of Tetris" (Avicii / 'Tetris' Theme Song Fast Ragtime Piano Mashup)

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FPS-MAN

<b>FPS-MAN</b><p>Playable first person game of Pac-Man which is as enjoyable as the original (and surprisingly tense).<p>Try it out for yourself here

GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS

<b>GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS</b><p>If you have a passion for comics and games but suck at remembering your keyboard keys, then a keyboard skin from Killer Duck Decals may be perfect for you.<p>Depending the skin you choose, ‘WASD’ could mean White Mage, Akuma, Samus, Dr. Eggman or Wolverine, Apocalypse, Spider-man, Deadpool.<p>Each keyboard skin is $12 and though they are specifically made for the Mac keyboard, they will also work with other keyboards.<p>If you do own a Mac keyboard though, the decals will still let …

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 …

A Geektastic Christmas Wedding Proposal

Pretty much every gamer knows that the best reason to get married is because it's dangerous to go alone. That sentiment was once again repeated with …

How To Connect Your Old Video Game Consoles To A New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you're newly into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've …

Star Citizen dogfighting module to launch after PAX East

The dogfighting module for crowd-funded space combat and exploration sim <i>Star Citizen</i> will be available after PAX East, creator Chris Roberts announced via the game's monthly update.<p>The dogfighting module was delayed in December 2013 in order to work on the game server's backend. According to the …

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coming to Linux, says Newell

A Linux version of <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> is in development, said Valve studio head Gabe Newell in a Reddit AMA today.<p>"It's being worked on but we don't have an ETA," said Newell in response to a question about <i>Global Offensive</i> on Linux.<p>Valve released <i>Global Offensive</i> in August 2012 on Mac, …

The Best Games For Non-Gamers

If you know nothing about gaming, but you're curious, what should you play first? If you've played hours of <i>Candy Crush</i> and you're looking for …

Nancy Drew mystery game gets gussied up for tablet debut

Your tablet is about to get a bit more mysterious.<p>Publisher Her Interactive is bringing its series of Nancy Drew PC games to tablets starting today. This morning, the company released Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall on the iPad. It will also hit the Google Play and Amazon Kindle stores in the …

Valve Greenlights 50 games including Powerhoof's Crawl

Valve revealed the latest batch of 50 titles and software graduating from Steam Greenlight today, including <i>Fall Weiss</i>, Wastelands Interactive's successor to <i>The Panzer General, 100% Orange Juice</i> and <i>Crawl</i>, a competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler developed by Powerhoof.<p>The Greenlit titles will be …

Twitch streaming is coming to mobile games

Twitch announced the release of the Twitch mobile software development kit this morning, a tool that will allow developers to add livestreaming and screen capture functionality to mobile games.<p>According to the company, the Twitch mobile app has been installed more than 10 million times across …

'The Last of Us' Wins Parental Approval

Wii Sports Club wins Family Game of Year award, closely followed by The Last of Us. Two different games each with a strong following from different family members.<p>Mention family gaming and most people think you are talking about video-games for children. However, our families include people of all …

Sony Santa Monica head helps lead the charge of women in games

Roughly 20 percent of staff at God of War studio Sony Santa Monica are women — a fact attributed to the tenure of studio head Shannon Studstill, according to a profile of the industry veteran by LA Times.<p>This is atypical of most game studios, where — according to results published in Game Developer …

How Valve and Cryptozoic came together for a Portal board game (update)

The Portal board game that Cryptozoic Entertainment announced last week didn't originate from within the company, a boutique publisher of tabletop games. The idea actually came from Valve.<p>Back in 2012, the developers who made <i>Portal</i> and <i>Portal 2</i> — as well as their predecessor, <i>Narbacular Drop</i> — …

Twitch wants to let you broadcast your mobile games

Twitch wants to let you start broadcasting gameplay from mobile titles, and it's preparing to make it easy for developers to enable just that. It announced today that it's working on a software kit that will allow developers to build Twitch broadcasting support right into their games. In addition …

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Deadmau5 Wrapped His Ferrari 458 Spider in a Custom Nyan Cat Theme

Deadmau5 recently posted photos of his Ferrari 458 Spider that he had wrapped in a custom Nyan Cat theme. Deadmau5’s license plate even says …

There's a beer fridge at Sochi that only opens with a Canadian passport

Among the sights and sounds of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi is a refrigerator filled with free beer, but not everyone can open it. Next to the door is a special slot for passports, and the door will only open when a Canadian passport is inserted. Behind the scenes the fridges are using a …

Pillow Fighting Becomes a Real Sport

(Photo: Itospa)<p><b>Rocket News 24</b> reports that there is now an organization in Japan promoting the combative sport of pillow fighting. The All Japan …

Snake-Meets-TuneRider In This New Browser Game

Tokyo Tune Train morphs your favorite music into a near-impossible maze.<p>A nightmarishly-addictive combination of "Snake" and TuneRider is sweeping the Internet, allowing players to listen to their favorite music while navigating a lo-fi memory maze. The catch? Every time the player messes up, the …

Facebook’s drones could bring internet to the developing world—and stick it to mobile carriers

Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The New Mexico-based start-up is is developing autonomous solar-powered aircraft that can stay aloft for up to five years at near-orbital heights, which could make them ideal for beaming …

Is That Someone's House? What Astronauts Can See Looking Down

It's nighttime. You are hovering high off the planet looking down. Things are happening. Strange, beautiful, wonderful things.<p>For example, as night falls in the new world, North America seems stage-lit, it's so bright with street lights, traffic lights, window lights. South America has bigger …

Newly identified dinosaur fauna sheds light on evolution

Less than 20 years ago the first known feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China were being unveiled to a surprised and amazed public, and since then huge numbers of fossils have been found. A new study, however, confirms previous suspicions that this wonderful collection in fact represents two …

7 Factors That Change Your Sense Of Taste

Take a bite out of that<p>The tongue recognizes five basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami—a savory aspect associated with meat and mushrooms. But the taste you actually experience isn’t that simple. In recent years, a growing number of studies have shown that taste can be influenced by …

5 Glasses That Can Change How You See The World

20/20 vision<p>Google Glass might not have done much to move fashion forward, but it has inspired a bevy of copycats—many of which will be on the market before Glass. Some of them are subtle, some futuristic, and some seem plucked straight from 1950s B-movies. The common thread: All of them will …

Sugars may act as mirrors into cancer cells - Futurity

Carbohydrate molecules may serve as signals for cancer, pointing to new ways in which sugars can be used to look at the inner workings of cells.

NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa

It looks like it's finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system's best candidates for …