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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

Martin Hajek<p>Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum.<p>Apple spokeswoman Amy …

Indie horror game Daylight coming to PS4

Zombie Studios' psychological horror game Daylight will launch on PC and PlayStation 4 in early 2014, publisher Atlus announced today.<p>Daylight is powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. In the game, players wake up in an abandoned hospital and only have their cell phone for illumination.<p>The game …

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Murdered: Soul Suspect review

A good mystery should keep you guessing until the very end. It should deliver a solution that defies your earlier instincts and speculation, while …

Murdered: Soul Suspect aims high with cinematic story and investigative gameplay (video interview)

Square Enix has come up with a great original game in Murdered: Soul Suspect.<p>Airtight Games is developing Murdered for release on unnamed next-generation platforms early next year. Eric Studer, the senior design producer, said in an interview with GamesBeat said it was thrilling to work on a new …

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a 'Die Hard'-inspired ghostly detective story

What would happen if John McClane died in the middle of <i>Die Hard</i>? And then became a ghostly spirit of vengeance? How would he continue to fight? How could he stop Hans Gruber and his team of terrorists from blowing up Nakatomi Plaza as a disembodied phantom?<p>These are the questions that led Square …

Activision previews its Call of Duty: Ghosts demo for E3

Activision’s long striptease for Call of Duty: Ghosts began last month, and now IGN has pulled off a few more veils with additional details about the single-player campaign that will make fans salivate.<p>These revelations will continue until the game debuts in November, but they’re critical to …

World of Tanks hits 60 million registered players

In our modern world of insurgencies and online terror, tank combat is kinda quaint. These giant lumbering fighting vehicles aren’t really gonna help anyone when the Estonian cyber-military begins invading Facebook. That doesn’t mean the tanks have lost their appeal — quite the opposite, if …

The Last of Us 'world is ripe for more stories,' says creative director

The savage post-apocalyptic America that Naughty Dog depicted in <i>The Last of Us</i> is "ripe for more stories," although they wouldn't involve protagonists Joel and Ellie, said creative director Neil Druckmann in an interview with the PlayStation Blog.<p>According to Druckmann, Naughty Dog researched …

Titanfall review

A normal match of Titanfall is going to include at least two "Did you see that?!" moments. Like, two separate times where you literally say, "Did you …

Daylight teaser trailer has a creepy abandoned asylum and a creepier haunted doll

Sony has released a brief teaser trailer for <i>Daylight</i>, Zombie Studios' procedurally-generated survival horror titlecoming to the PlayStation 4.<p>The trailer is simple, panning across rooms in an eerie, dilapidated insane asylum before coming to a doll floating in midair, suspended by an invisible …

The 26 most amazingly interesting vending machines in video games

Insert coin<p>The humble vending machine has been a stock environmental asset in video games for decades. You probably don't even notice it, past your …

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PlayStation 4 gets spooky with Zombie Studios’ DayLight

I can’t think of a scarier place than an abandoned hospital. Emergency rooms give me the goose pimples, so I don’t need anything to do with a dark, rundown version of one.<p>That’s exactly what developer Zombie Studios plans to offer in its upcoming psychological-horror game, Daylight. Now the company …

12 animals that won't star in games revealed at E3

Gone to the dogs<p>The Call of Duty Dog phenomenon born from the Xbox One reveal event is a beautiful thing. We can always get behind a canine cause, …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

BioShock Infinite 53% off well before Steam Summer Sale

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><b>Update:</b> Steam’s Summer Sale is just around the corner (rumor to be July 11 at 10am Pacific). BioShock Infinite Season Pass is now available at GMG for only $21 after coupon code GMG30-LY2G6-UKDYY (yup its a Steam key).<p>On May 31st GameFly launched their own …

Mad Catz announces Project Mojo Android gaming console, will go on sale later this year

The Ouya console may not have been all that everyone had hoped for, but that's not stopping other companies from getting in on the game: peripheral designer Mad Catz has its own Android-based gaming console it's calling Project Mojo. Aesthetically, it's a small black slab with an HDMI output and …

'I am sitting here in stunned silence' – The internet can’t even react to what just happened in Star Trek Discovery episode 11

Star Trek Discovery episode 11 was a wild ride. There was <i>finally</i> some confirmation of big fan theories, a couple of near-death experiences, reveals …

Let's talk: What are you looking forward to most at E3?

E3 is nearly here<p>It's almost here. In a few days we'll all be neck deep in E3 news, scrambling to sift through the massive amount of game …

E3 2013 PREDICTIONS AND RUMORS (Gamer Nation)

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'Your son has tiny feet!' Trash talk competitively with Oh Sir: The Insult Simulator's Dark Souls-style messages

If you took the phrase-combining message system of Dark Souls and tuned it solely for cutting rejoinders, you'd get Oh Sir: The Insult Simulator. …

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Tekken Revolution announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, launching June 11

<i>Tekken Revolution</i>, the latest entry in the popular fighting franchise, will launch June 11 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, according to GameSpot's E3 2013 preview.<p>The game will be free-to-play, and few other details were revealed. Check out the video above around the 19:30 mark for a brief look at</i> …

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Microsoft confirms Xbox One will require a network connection once a day

Microsoft confirmed that its Xbox One game console launching this fall will be an always-connected device. That will bring both benefits and drawbacks for users.<p>Microsoft will not require you to be online all of the time. They can play offline for up to 24 hours, but at that point, you must check …

The Router Known As The Dark Knight Is Your Deal of the Day

Routers are boring. Most people set them up and forget they even have one. But this Asus router is so notorious that it has a cool nickname: "The …

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A Complete Visual History of Superman's Signature 'S'

The premier of Man of Steel is only a week away, and true to form, the internet has been plastered with everything even mildly related to Krypton's …

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