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Real-life game seeks to rediscover The Oregon Trail

You have died of dysentery.<p>Few games have left their mark on modern American culture quite as effectively as<i>The Oregon Trail</i>, a history lesson text adventure played in U.S. schools through the 1980s and '90s.<p>The resource management game taught kids about the vicissitudes of life for 19th century …

What 21st-century libraries can learn from this 19th-century institution

Like most library students, I learned about the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress, and the father of the American public library, Andrew Carnegie. But I also learned about the necessary transformation of the library in the 21st century.<p>In order to survive, it was hammered into our …

Putin Is Reviving a Stalinist Fitness Program to Whip Russians Into Shape

Vladimir Putin wants to improve the physical fitness of Russians of all ages, and to achieve that he has turned to the era of brutal dictator Joseph …

Master Reboot - Launch Trailer - IGN Video

Imagine a world where death is no longer final, where precious memories are saved to enjoy forever, where your soul is immortal. Welcome to the Soul …

After Crimea, Sweden Flirts With Joining NATO

Officials worry that the Swedish military is woefully unprepared for a Russian attack.<p>It's a good time to have friends in Eastern Europe.<p>Leaders in the region, who have reacted to Russia's occupation of Crimea by expressing fears that they could be next, are now taking solace in their alliances. …

Crimea Says It Wants to Secede From Ukraine. What's Next?

Crimea's parliament voted to split from Ukraine and join Russia Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a national referendum on the issue within 10 days.<p>The decision is a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.<p>President Barack Obama said that "the proposed …

SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers

In a major overhaul of the SAT college entrance exam, students starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, will not be penalized for wrong answers and will not be able to freely use calculators.<p>The College Board announcement Wednesday shook up a test that is taken by about 1.7 …

Aether's $399 Cone is a speaker that knows exactly what you want to hear next

It's a Saturday night and you're cooking dinner before some friends come over. You hit a button on the speaker in your kitchen and it starts playing Daft Punk. You didn't ask for Daft Punk, and the music isn't coming from your phone, computer, or any other device that's in your house; your speaker …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

BAFTA to Present Rockstar Games with Highest Accolade

Rockstar Games to receive Fellowship for its “amazing contribution” to the games industry.<p>The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

'Parkour Survival' Shooter 7Framed Seeks Kickstarter Funding

Tells the story of seven citizens framed for crimes in seven episodes.<p>A Kickstarter campaign has started for 7Framed, an indie episodic PC game …

Internet trolls take pleasure in making you suffer, new study says

Nobody likes an internet troll, but it's been possible to take comfort in the idea most of them are just clowning around. Unfortunately, new research suggests that's not the case — trolls' personalities correlate highly with sadism. A new study by Erin Buckels and her colleagues at the University …

PlayStation’s Valentine Weekend ‘Flash Sale’ Revealed

Save up to 75% on 14 different games.<p>It seems Sony’s late January, out-of-nowhere ’Flash Sale’ was no anomaly. The company has revealed a new …

The Ocean Has Evaporated in This Grand Theft Auto V Mod

Last week modders showed Los Santos submerged beneath the sea. This week, they'll show you the opposite. Here is <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> with the ocean …

Controllers? Pft. Watch This Guy Play Tekken With A Piano.

Sure, there are a lot of amazing fighting game players out there. But how many of them can kick ass and play the piano at the same time?<p>In the …

I Don't Think You're Ready for The Floor Is Jelly. Ok, Maybe You Are.

<i>The Floor Is Jelly</i> seems like a pretty normal platformer with some bouncy floors thrown in. Which it is, but the way it uses those bouncy floors …

Enemy Front explores the lesser-known battles of WWII

World War II shooter Enemy Front differentiates itself from other military shooters by focusing on the lesser-known battles and sabotage missions of the period, according to CI Games' producer Michael Sroczynski.<p>Speaking to Polygon, Scroczynski said many of the scenarios represented in <i>Enemy Front</i> …

Why It's Time For The Peter Jackson Era Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' To End

Peter Jackson has made some remarkable movies.<p>There’s no denying that his sprawling <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy was the very definition of epic—filled with massive battles, touching moments, and beautiful cinematography, not to mention a lovely score.<p>Even the recent <i>Hobbit</i> films, stretched from one …

MLG and JoinDota to hold six-week, $60K Dota 2 tournament

Major League Gaming and JoinDota are coming together to hold the six-week, $60,000 TKO tournament Feb. 4 through March 22.<p>MLG.tv and JoinDota will broadcast between six and eight <i>Dota 2</i> matches each day of the international tournament, where teams will complete within their geographic regions in …

Games from the Real-World Post-Apocalypse

It came from Ukraine - How one team and two studios changed gaming's wasteland forever.<p>The American doomsday scenario pits the hero against …

Elder Scrolls Online includes 'Monty Python,' 'Harry Potter' vets

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>, Zenimax Online Studios' upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game, will feature the voices of Monty Python's John Cleese, <i>Underworld</i>'s Kate Beckinsale and more.<p>According to a video released today on YouTube, Harry Potter alumni Michael Gambon, <i>Star Trek:</i> …

PS4 Issues & Paying for Positive X1 Vids- IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

PS4 Error Corrupting Save Files & Is Machinima Paying YouTubers for Positive Xbox One Coverage?. Plus, Dead Rising 3 Gets Enormous 13 GB Patch & …

Fully Charged: Nintendo planning two new consoles, Xbox One price cut and the shocking most torrented file of 2013

Alienware’s Steam Machines will be just like a console … you won’t be able to upgrade it

Alienware’s small and sleek Steam Machine box might be pretty to look at, but it’s not the sort of gaming PC that tech-savvy users will be able to …

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Why I Leaked the XB1M13 Agreement

Edit: Please view the <b>UPDATE</b> near the bottom of this post!<p>-------<p>Microsoft recently began another YouTube advertisement campaign in which they pay …