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Play this: 'Save the Date,' a dating sim like no other

Paper Dino Software's <i>Save the Date</i> is a rather unique game. You play as an unnamed character who is tasked with arranging a date with the object of your affections, Felicia. It plays out as series of multiple-choice questions, but after spending some time with the game, you'll discover that the …

Real-world news turned into video games

This just in...<p>News happens all the time. But not all of it is game-related enough to write about on GamesRadar. Shame. Fortunately, there's a way …

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The Novelist: exploring heavy choices and the price of dreams

<i>The Novelist</i> is as much an exercise in emotional resilience as it is in storytelling.<p>Creator and industry veteran Kent Hudson demoed his latest project to Polygon during Indie Press Day, an event held in San Francisco for developers to showcase their in-progress work. According to Hudson, the game …

Tales from E3: The industry shares its favorite stories

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show (E3) starts in Los Angeles tomorrow. The event has existed in one form or another since 1995, and last year, almost 46,000 journalists and exhibitors gathered at the L.A. Convention Center to wub it up and cringe.<p>With so many people going to the …

A Hat in Time hopes to atone for the platforming sins of Donkey Kong 64

The collect-a-thon platformer genre is dead, Danish indie developer Jonas Kaerlev explained. His studio, Gears for Breakfast, a global collective of volunteers living in Denmark, the U.K., Australia and the U.S., is trying to revive it with <i>A Hat in Time</i>, the team's first project which has …

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster<p>Surrealistic paintings infused with symbolism. For technique, Madeline uses a mix of oil and egg tempera invented …

Microsoft Contractors Are Manipulating Comments About Xbox One On Reddit, Says Redditor

Representatives of Microsoft may be hanging out on the social news site voting up positive comments about the Xbox One, voting down negative comments and adding pro-Xbox comments of their own, Misty Silver says.<p>Misty Silver didn't reveal his/her real identity, except to say. "I work for a marketing …

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The Creepy 1983 Cult Movie 'Videodrome' Got Everything Right About Modern Life And The Internet

The movie, starring James Woods and Debbie Harry, is about a cable TV executive who becomes addicted to a secret "pirate" video channel that broadcasts a late-night torture porn show called "Videodrome." The show ends up taking control of his life, through a series of hallucinations.<p>The movie was …

An Audio Guide To Pronouncing Ikea’s Impossible Product Names

Ikea is known around the world for its affordable take on modern design, its meatballs, and, to non-native Swedes, for its unpronounceable product names. Cirkustält! Isfjorden! Kråkskar! Strange combos of consonants and vowels coupled with a wealth of unfamiliar diacritical marks make shopping at …

Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast

Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Oslo, Norway-based artist works particularly with toast as her canvas for her aptly titled series <i>The Art Toast Project</i>. The food paintings that IdaFrosk creates …

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iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy

As companies move their sophisticated technologies from industry into the broader market, they need to take their design cues from consumer products.<p>Recently, I met with a senior manager of a business that builds very unsexy handheld analytical instruments. “My product is just an industrial …

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Sleep with portals in the Portal Bedroom

When her roommate got married and moved out last year, a Portal fan rented a loft by herself and turned her bedroom into a Aperture Labs test chamber.<p>"I found an awesome loft apartment (I've always wanted to live in a loft)," she wrote on a website chronicling the Portal Bedroom, "which came with …

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Can a real-life ‘Battlestar Galactica’ cross the Atlantic?

A massive role-playing game set on a real destroyer could be coming to America<p>Crew of the <i>Monitor Celestra</i> during a March 2013 Swedish larp. Image credit: John-Paul Bichard<p>For three weekends in Sweden, <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> was real.<p>With dozens of staff, over a million Swedish kronor ($160,000), and a …

Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and LA Offices in Refocus on Mobile

Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its workforce — which represents 520 employees — in a bid to reduce costs and more drastically restructure its …

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The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head

Gaming as a hobby evokes images of lethargic teenagers huddled over their controllers, submerged in their couch surrounded by candy bar wrappers. This image should soon hit the reset button since a more exciting version of gaming is coming. It’s called neurogaming, and it’s riding on the heels of …

If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there’s no chance in hell he’d get hired

Not political. Collaborators. People who really don’t care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.<p>In other words, if Steve Jobs was applying for a job at Apple today, he’d probably get shown the door …

In Conversation with Colin Fitzpatrick about Electronics, the Environment and Emotionally Durable Design

I recently met Colin Fitzpatrick at the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies, where he spoke about the IAMECO (pictured …

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Another Huawei Ascend P6 render gets leaked

The Huawei Ascend P6, which we’ve recently seen in a leaked render, is expected to be unveiled in London at a June 18 event. Aside from being rumored …

Microsoft registers 'Halo Spartan Assault' domains

Microsoft has allegedly registered several "Halo Spartan Assault" domains for an unknown project, Fusible reports.<p>The company has reportedly registered the domains by way of DNStination Inc., a privacy service for MarkMonitor, of which Microsoft is a client. Claimed domains include …