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Bloodborne's Biggest Problems Have Been Fixed

<i>Souls</i> fanatics aren’t done when the credits roll. It’s the beginning of a longer journey—New Game Plus, PVP, different builds. <i>Bloodborne</i> should have …

Spotify is coming to Canada, finally

Canada is used to being jilted by online media providers that avoid the country like the plague, but that era may be nearing an end -- just weeks after Google Play Music got the all clear, Spotify has confirmed that it's coming to the True North Strong and Free. While the internet music service …

Designing The Order: 1886's Terrifying Werewolves

What big teeth you have!<p>We were introduced to The Order 1886's werewolf enemies at E3. Now we're getting an inside look at their design, courtesy of …

Greener fridges will keep cool using magnets instead of chemicals

Though modern refrigerators are getting fancy and connected, they're still just a jumble of pipes, pumps and hazardous fluids. Scientists from Canada and Bulgaria have made a discovery in the field of so-called magnetic cooling that may change their core functionality, however. Such systems work …

New rumors point to Apple eying Macs based on ARM chips

Apple continues to work on ARM-based versions of its Mac line, according to spate of reports from blogs that follow Apple.<p>So, is Apple considering OS X-based Macs using its own A series processors or other ARM processors? Yes (it would be dumb if it didn't). Will Apple actually make the move to …

What you need to know about net neutrality

The internet! It's a truly wonderful place, a reflection of humanity that encompasses the breadth of our achievements and failures as a species. It's at the center of modern life in the United States: from birth/early life education for parents to educational tools for kids, interacting with …

MIT can map the activity of every neuron in an animal's brain

Scientists have long yearned for a neuron-by-neuron illustration of brain activity; get that and you can see exactly what drives an animal's thoughts and reflexes. MIT may make those wishes come true, as it just revealed a system that produces a complete 3D neural activity map. The discovery …

Could bionic plants save our lives one day?

Bionics, such as this device invented to replace the functionality and feeling of a man's hand lost in an accident, are steadily finding their way into human lives. Thanks to new research conducted at MIT, such devices may soon be infiltrating the plant world as well -- leading to plants that could …

Report: Amazon's console could stream "top-tier" PC games at 30fps

Amazon's rumored console could stream full PC titles, sources speaking with TechCrunch said today. Such functionality would conceivably allow the system to compete directly with Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC download hubs like Origin and Steam.<p>Games available for streaming are …

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Gauntlet reboot announced from Magicka and Helldivers studio

Warner Bros. has announced a reboot of 1985 multiplayer dungeon crawler Gauntlet.<p>The title is described as a "completely modernised" action RPG, and is the first title to be developed as part of the WB Games Vault, a scheme designed to create downloadable titles from Warner Bros. and Midway …

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20-year veteran Castlevania producer quits Konami

Veteran Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi has left Konami after more than 20 years at the Japanese publisher. He's leaving to form his own small independent studio.<p>"I've decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make--the same kind I think fans …

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Watch GDC Live: Livestreams of BioShock, Shenmue, LucasArts, and more panels

This week is the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a gathering of game creators from around the world to talk about how they do what they do (and even show off a few surprise announcements). We'll be covering all of the biggest stories from the show, but even if you can't make it to the …

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The PlayStation 4 Is Now $50 More Expensive In Canada

If you live in Canada and are thinking about picking up a PlayStation 4, yesterday would have been good day. Today Sony Canada raised the console …

Beloved Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami

Koji Igarashi, a veteran game producer best known for his work on the <i>Castlevania</i> series, has left Konami. His last day at the Tokyo-based game …

XCOM's Creator Wants To Make A New Strategy Game

Julian Gollop, the Bulgaria-based designed best known for creating the original <i>XCOM</i> game, has just launched a Kickstarter for a new "wizard tactics" …

Volvo Thinks Magnetic Roads Will Guide Tomorrow's Autonomous Cars

We live in a world where satellites and microprocessors can tell us how to get anywhere we want to go, but Volvo believes the future of …

Scientists Hack Plants With Nanotubes to Supercharge Photosynthesis

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake<p>Date of Publication: 03.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>By incorporating nanomaterials into the …

Smartwatch Concept | By Gabor Balogh

Now this is how a smart watch should look like! Why do smart watches have to look like smart watches? why can´t they look like normal watches? that …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

Octodad: Dadliest Catch gets a PC, Mac, and Linux release date

Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux on January 30, 2014, developer Young Horses has announced.<p>You'll be able to buy the game on Steam, Humble, and GOG.<p>The PlayStation 4 version of the game is targeting a March release date, Young Horse added.<p>The quirky title has players …

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After horrible flood, this indie dev isn't giving up

On Christmas Eve, a horrible wind and rain storm ripped through the United Kingdom, resulting in massive flood damage to the office of Guildford, based Hello Games, creators of the Joe Danger series and the upcoming ambitious space game No Man's Sky. The extent of this damage was extremely …

Titanfall matches will have up to 48 combatants at once

Matches of Titanfall will contain up to 48 combatants at any one time, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed.<p>The developer shocked some players earlier this week when it announced that only 12 human players would feature in each match of the hotly anticipated shooter, or six on each side.<p>If you're …

Silicon Knights owes Epic games $9.2 million, latest court ruling affirms

On Jan. 6, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejected Silicon Knights' objection to a previous trial court ruling, which found it owed Epic Games $4.5 million in damages. That figure more than doubled after a judge awarded Epic Games to an additional $4.7 million to cover …

Good deal: Motorola offers free Chromecast with $399 Moto X purchase

Is Motorola having trouble selling the Moto X? It certainly seems like a possibility. Only one week after a permanent price drop to $399, the company is now throwing a Google Chromecast in for free. The offer is only valid on the $399 16GB and $449 32GB off-contract models, and it's only good until …

'Game of Thrones' is returning on April 6th

The fourth season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 6th, according to a new report in <i>Variety</i>, just shy of 10 months after season three ended. In the time since, the show has generated huge anticipation, with the finale standing as the most pirated show of 2013. The day will also see the …

UltraViolet working on easier redemption process for adding movies to the cloud

Redeeming the UltraViolet codes found in Blu-ray cases can be a confusing process, and DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem) general manager Mark Teitell is quick to admit that. At some point this year, consumers will likely start seeing inserts directing them to a universal redemption …

Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

'We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki<p>During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.<p>The Japanese company lost its …

PlayStation Now will offer Netflix-like subscription options

In addition to allowing you to rent titles on an individual basis, Sony will offer subscription packages for PlayStation Now, which the company compared to those offered by streaming giant Netflix today as part of a new PlayStation Access video posted on YouTube.<p>Sony has not yet discussed pricing …

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Xbox One trolling looks like this

The trolling potential for the Xbox One is coming into focus. Here's one example.<p>In this YouTube video, user Master of Luck creates a gamertag called "Xbox Sign Out," and prods other players in Call of Duty: Ghosts until they say his name.<p>When other players say "Xbox, Sign Out," Kinect catches the …

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Archos' Smartwatches don't want to be smartphones-lite

Archos is coming at the burgeoning smartwatch space in a different way. Rather than hedge its bets on a single device offering, it's planning to release a trio of smartwatches for every end of the consumer spectrum. The water-resistant smartwatches in question don't have specific branding attached …