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Google grappling with 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests

The search giant's plight reveals the challenges inherent in trying to comply with a controversial and complex law.<p>Google is having a tough time dealing with a new European law that requires it to remove links to search results upon user request.<p>In a column published Thursday for The Guardian, …

Privacy

Chinese state TV annoyed by NSA, takes it out on Apple

The WSJ reports that the state-run China Central TV has described the iPhone as a “national security concern” due to its location-tracking capabilities.<p>In its national noon broadcast, state-run China Central Television criticized the “frequent locations” function in Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating …

Big-budget action games shouldn't be Hollywood tragedies

One death is sad, a million is a statistic<p>I saw <i>Tom Clancy’s The Division</i> twice at E3, and if not for the title cards, I might have thought I was seeing two different games. At Microsoft’s press conference, it was a strategic team-based shooter with a thudding bass soundtrack and a firefight on the …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Blizzard sues Starcraft II cheat hackers

<b>Activision Blizzard is trying to sue hackers who have created cheats for its Starcraft II video game.</b><p>The publisher says the software undermines online multiplayer battles and could cause players to lose interest in the title.<p>It has filed papers with a California court calling for the unidentified …

Starcraft

North Korean 'executed for communicating with outside world'

Man reportedly put to death after being caught phoning South Korea, according to testimony from inside the highly secretive state. Daily NK reports<p>The death sentence has been imposed upon at least one person caught making phone contact with South Korea from a location near the Chinese-North Korean …

What Are Your Top Games of a Generation?

Make your voice heard.<p>All this week we're revealing the Top 100 Games of a Generation, according to all of us here at IGN.<p>The entries on our list …

Beware the city-devouring worms in Civilization: Beyond Earth (hands-on preview)

I enjoyed a brief hands-on preview of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, mainly because I stayed away from the worms. The giant Siege Worms in the PC game will periodically emerge and ruin the civilization that you’re so desperately trying to establish on an alien planet in Beyond Earth. If …

Nintendo Details Its Open-To-The-Public E3 Super Smash Bros. Tournament

by Warrior Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 08:57 AM<p>This is so freaking awesome! I wanna cosplay as Little Mac or Link and go there!!! I'll just watch the …

Killzone: Shadow Fall's Intercept co-op mode focuses on risk vs. reward team-based play

PlayStation 4 shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall will get its cooperative multiplayer expansion, <i>Intercept</i>, next month. The add-on brings with it an all-new mode for up to four players that focuses on class-based gameplay and emphasizes risk-versus-reward tactics.<p><i>Intercept</i>, which will be available to</i> …

Atari wants to get back into hardware, but not with a console

Atari might be a fraction of what it was 30 years ago, but its new CEO has aspirations for an expansion back into the hardware business--although he doesn't plan to do so with a new game console.<p>"It's more than a software brand... it's a hardware brand," Frederic Chesnais said of Atari in an …

Retrogaming

The Witcher 3 Won't Have Platform-Exclusive Content

But there will be "marketing co-operation".<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won't feature platform-exclusive content, according to the …

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords multiplayer modes axed for pay-to-win model

Project Soul and Bandai Namco opted not to offer multiplayer modes for free-to-play fighting game <i>Soulcalibur: Lost Swords</i> due to the game's pay-to-win model, Soulcalibur series producer Masaki Hoshino told Siliconera in an interview.<p><i>Soulcalibur: Lost Swords</i> launched in Japan on Feb. 6 after a short …

Linux Foundation rounds up vendor posse to save OpenSSL

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Heartbleed.com<p>One thing we learned from the Heartbleed security crisis — other than that we need to be more password …

Mt. Gox crumbles into liquidation, throws Bitcoin legitimacy into question

“I hate gold. But right now, I’d rather own gold than Bitcoins.”<p>This sentiment comes from investment firm Belpoint’s chief strategist David Nelson. In a call today with VentureBeat, Nelson discussed implications of the news that Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange on the planet, has been …

Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams (Updated)

The war of words between the two partners -- partners! -- really heats up.<p>A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.<p>Three days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicly opposed Comcast’s planned acquisition of/merger …

Online learning company Udacity expands its iOS app to support the iPhone

Udacity is making its online learning platform more accessible on mobile by expanding its iOS app to cover the iPhone.<p>Udacity for iOS was originally an iPad-only app, but the company is bringing its video lessons — which include 12 full courses and 26 free and ‘open’ courseware — to smaller …

The ghost towns of 'World of Warcraft' are beautiful in their desolation

Even massively multiplayer role-playing games like <i>World of Warcraft</i> are not immune to urban decay. Over at <i>The A.V. Club</i>, Samantha Nelson draws parallels between real life cities and digital territories. "Populations move to wherever the next city of opportunity happens to be," Nelson writes. She …

Twitter did a Reddit AMA about open source. Here are some highlights

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A handful of Twitter employees who work on the company’s open source software projects took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think

People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, personal documents — even books. The business of cloud storage is growing 30 percent a year, Forrester Research says. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.<p>A year ago, I …

Make No Mistake, You're Being Targeted, Profiled And Mined

Big brother is watching you and his siblings, Mom, Dad and likely his Uncle Fester too. Did you really think Google was the only one “Scroogling” you? Microsoft is definitely doing it; they’re just more subtle about it. Facebook, LinkedIn, and that favorite website you hit every morning are getting …

Why Is 'Dark Souls II' The 'Worst Game Ever Made?'

My colleague Michael Thomsen doesn’t like <i>Dark Souls</i>, and he dislikes <i>Dark Souls II</i> even more, calling it “the worst game ever made.”<p>The reasons why are a little harder to parse out—in part because Thomsen’s dissection of the game does a pretty good job explaining why people like it so much.<p>The game …

Guild Wars 2 review: second coming

While it may not usher MMOs into a markedly different future, Guild Wars 2 brings together everything good about the genre.<p><i>Guild Wars 2</i> is not the MMO messiah. For the last few years, long-time MMO players have looked to a growing list of titles to steal the crown from <i>World of Warcraft</i> and lead the …

A coming compendium to the world's most fascinating and completely fictional history

"There's no good reason why one of the greatest stories in the history of video gaming should be left untold," former Penny Arcade Report writer-turned-author Andrew Groen tells Polygon.<p>Over the past year, Groen has been working on a book that compiles the history of war in the <i>Eve Online</i> universe. …

Still Contagious: Plague, Inc. Gets Infected with Mutation 8

Better...stronger....faster<p>Plague, Inc. will turn 2 next month, and it's still one of the top apps on the App Store not only because it's a fantastic …

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …

Apple enticing games publishers with promotion deals in return for exclusivity

The Wall Street Journal has published a report saying that both Apple and Google are actively pursuing exclusivity deals with game developers. Whispers of these type of arrangements surfaced last year, with reports highlighting a partnership between Apple and EA for Plants vs Zombies 2.<p>The Journal …

Titanfall’s mechs will get nosejobs in future update

I hate that my Titan looks exactly like yours. We can all admit that I’m pretty great, and my giant walking robot should reflect that. Well, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is eventually going to give me (and you) that chance.<p>The studio is moving on from developing its popular sci-fi …