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UNC Basketball: What Tar Heels Must Prove in Final Regular-Season Stretch

Seven games. That's all North Carolina has left before the regular season is over and the real work begins.<p>There's no doubt the Tar Heels are going to make the NCAA tournament, aside from the slim possibility of a massive collapse in these final weeks. But just making that event isn't the goal for …

Oregon Trail and nearly 2,400 classic games now available to play free in your browser

The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.<p>Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a …

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How Nintendo can fix the Wii U right now

The Wii U isn’t selling well.<p>We all know this, and we all have our own ideas on how Nintendo can fix this problem. Some want them to abandon the system entirely and make a new console immediately. Others think a specific title, like a Pokémon role-playing game, could finally sell systems.<p>Those …

Battlefield 4 on Xbox One vs. PS4: No Discernible Difference

Now that Battlefield 4 is on the market, we’re getting our first look at a video genre that’s sure to take up lots of blog space in the coming months: the Xbox One vs. Ps4 comparison. Several videos have surfaced from outlets that have developer’s versions of both next-gen consoles, and we of the …

Battlefield 4 review

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips …

The DeanBeat: Can a price cut stop the Nintendo Wii U from sinking?

The $50 price cut that Nintendo announced for the Wii U this week might boost sales, but the question is whether or not this will save its struggling game console.<p>The price cut was something that the industry and analysts were clamoring for, yet it comes just nine months after the tepid debut of …

Shutting down a game 'poisons the ocean'

An argument to keep games alive<p>When developers shut down a game, they "poison the ocean" for committed players, according to Playdom's senior game designer, Greg Costikyan.<p>Speaking at Casual Connect in San Francisco today, Costikyan warned developers against shutting down games because of its …

Microsoft details Xbox Ones Smart matchmaking

Among numerous other changes being introduced to Xbox Live with Xbox One later this year, the online service will feature a new matchmaking system …