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Why 2013 Was A Good Year For Women In Gaming

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on various trends we’ve seen in the gaming realm over that time. Now, looking back, I’m ready to declare 2013 a pretty great year for video game women.<p>Now, let me be clear. I’m not waving a “Mission Accomplished: Sexism Over” banner, and I …

How Not To Critique App Monetization Strategies

One of the Christmas season’s big mobile apps is rolling out today – and a notably weird review of Rovio’s “Angry Birds Go” in The Verge is a good example of how confused or misguided criticism of the app industry can be. The Verge admonished “Angry Birds Go” for adopting the single most effective …

House Of Cards Season Two Trailer: Power Grabs, Chris Matthews And More Kevin Spacey Side-Eye

If you thought the Valentine’s Day return date for Netflix’s <i>House of Cards</i> meant the show was headed in a warmer, fuzzier direction . . . well, you weren’t paying that much attention to the first season, were you? The David Fincher-shepherded series is utterly devoted to all things harsh, …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

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Chris Hemsworth's Wife Stood In For Natalie Portman During 'Thor' Kissing Scene

But Portman told the New York Daily News that there's a reason the scene was so steamy— she wasn't in it!<p>Instead, Hemsworth's real-life wife, actress Elsa Pataky, threw on a wig and filled in for Portman.<p>"It was such a perfect solution, wasn't it," added Portman.<p>Apparently they did something right, …

Just Another Parkour Dog Doing Barkour

This parkour dog has such good balance it might as well be a parkour cat (covering all the SEO bases)!<p><b>FOLLOW Vince on Twitter.</b> <b>FAN US on Facebook.</b> <b>SUBSCRIBE to the Frotcast.</b> <b>NOMINATE for Comments of the Week.</b><p><b>The Morning Links</b><p>Vin Diesel’s Tribute to Paul Walker and the Weirdness of Celebrity Death in …

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

25 Party Appetizers That Should Be Banned For Life

It's all fun and games until things come to room temperature and start to congeal.

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Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Blizzard Dismisses Idea Of Free-to-Play 'World of Warcraft'

There was a lot of gaming news that came out of Activision’s earnings call last week and Blizzcon this weekend, but one item sort of slipped under the radar. Over the past few months, World of Warcraft lost 100,000 subscribers, and is down to 7.6 million total.<p>Or rather, World of Warcraft <i>only</i> lost …

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor PvP, dungeons detailed

<i>World of Warcraft</i>'s upcoming expansion, <i>Warlords of Draenor</i>, will introduce new dungeons, user interface and more, as detailed by several posts on Battle.net.<p>The game's new PvP zone, announced alongside the expansion, will offer "constantly evolving objectives for participants to take part in." The …

World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor expansion confirmed

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed Warlords of Draenor as the next expansion for World of Warcraft. A FAQ on the World of Warcraft website lists out the specific additions, but the highlights follow below:<p><b>Explore a Savage World:</b> Explore the hostile …

Instead of Raises, McDonald's Tells Workers to Sign Up for Food Stamps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>McDonald's has taken a lot of heat lately for the subpar wages it pays its employees, but the …

Art Wars, Famous Artists Redesign ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Helmets

Art Below founder Ben Moore has teamed up with Andrew Ainsworth, creator of the Stormtrooper, to create the <i>Art Wars</i> art exhibit. It features …

8 Fun Facts About Gummies

The candy world was crushed this week—the king of the gummi bear has died.<p>On October 15, Haribo owner Hans Riegel of Bonn, Germany, passed away at …

Popular Diet Tips from 100 Years Ago

For the past century or so, the human race has been struggling to undo the millennia of genetic programming that tells us to eat. Eat what you can, …

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many …

The Real-Life Murderess Behind American Horror Story: Coven

I think we can all agree that Kathy Bates is terrifying when she puts her mind to it.<p>If you watched <i>American Horror Story: Coven</i>, she was undoubtedly …

Nine Legitimately Awesome Video Game Soundtracks

Of all the things that make a great video game, there’s no understating the importance of a well-crafted soundtrack. Whether simple 8-bit …

Apogee: Where Wolfenstein got its start

One man revolutionized the way we buy games online — before many of us were born.<p><i>[This story originally ran on on Feb. 27, 2013. We’re republishing it today to provide background on the Wolfenstein franchise prior to the release of</i> <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i><i>.]</i><p>In the late 1980s, a Texan …

Blizzard wins $7 million in bot company lawsuit

Blizzard Entertainment has won a lawsuit against a World of Warcraft bot company for $7 million.<p>According to a report on GamesIndustry, the suit was originally filed by Blizzard Entertainment against Ceiling Fan Software in December 2011. Ceiling Fan Software was allegedly behind a number of World …

Hey, you! You’re too old to play Pokémon

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Pokémon X and Y both released on Oct. 12, and I was fortunate enough — or should I say brave enough — to endure the onslaught of 10-year-olds who attended …