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Product Photography Tutorial: How to Get ‘Clinique’ Style Product Shots

When it comes to product photography, the smallest changes in lighting and setup can completely alter the final image, for better or worse. This …

IGN Free Game of the Month: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1

May's Free Game.<p>IGN has partnered with Telltale Games to give gamers The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad free-of-charge! All …

Sumry Builds Good-Looking Web Resumes, Lets You Apply to Jobs Directly

If you're looking to sell your skills and accomplishments, an online resume or portfolio is a great tool to have. Sumry is a webapp that builds …

Now You Can Help Search for the Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

The Boeing 777 that seemed to disappear into thin air last weekend has still not been found after five days of search and rescue. Now a crowdsourcing …

Shake On It: Create, Sign And Send Agreements From Your iDevice With Shake App 2.0

If you need to quickly and easily shake on a legally binding agreement, then you might as well use Shake App, which has just been updated to version …

3 Steps to Stop Being a Perfectionist | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, life gives you exactly what you want. Sometimes, things turn out exactly the way you imagined. When that happens, everything is right with …

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3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

Nintendo shows interest in The Neverhood spiritual successor, Armikrog

<i>Armikrog</i>, the claymation spiritual successor to <i>The Neverhood</i>, could make its way to Wii U, according to a recent update on the game's Kickstarter page.<p>According to co-creator Mike Dietz, Pencil Test Studios, Inc. was contacted by Nintendo shortly after E3 2013.<p>"We're talking to them about the …

Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and Source 2 titles found on Valve project tracker - Report

Valve fan site Valvetime claims to have unearthed documentation that show Valve Software employees may be internally discussing projects like Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Source Engine 2.<p>The alleged screenshots of Valve's internal project-tracking software from an anonymous source showed a …

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Steam might let you borrow friends' games more easily than next-gen consoles

A snippet of code in the Steam digital distribution platform has revealed that Valve may be planning to let users easily share their games with friends in the future. <i>The Verge</i> has verified the code's authenticity, which was originally spotted by a member of the NeoGAF gaming forum; the code …

Microsoft reverses Xbox One online check and used games policies following backlash

A major U-turn ahead of the console wars<p>Microsoft is making a major U-turn today by reversing some of its controversial Xbox One policies. In a statement on the company's Xbox blog, Microsoft says it's making policy changes "as a result of feedback from the Xbox community." Microsoft is reversing a …

Crytek to release tactical action game The Collectibles for iOS

Crytek plans to release <i>The Collectibles</i>, a tactical action game iOS title with Apple's MFi gaming controller framework support later this year, the company revealed during a session last week at WWDC.<p>In the demo, attended by 9 to 5, a developer commanded a squad of five soldiers through ravaged …

Oculus VR Closes $16M Funding Round - Oculus Rift Team To Double

Oculus VR Inc. announced the successful conclusion of a $16 million round of Series A funding Monday, adding to their Kickstarter-filled war chest.<p>Among the hubbub and turbulence of Microsoft‘s Xbox One going up against, and so far being fairly heavily drubbed by, the Sony PlayStation 4 in the …

Were Xbox One E3 Demos Running On NVIDIA Hardware? It Doesn't Matter, And Here's Why

It wouldn’t be E3 week (or any other week in the video game industry) without some controversy. The latest alleged nail in Microsoft‘s Xbox One coffin comes in the form of this image from CinemaBlend, showing an Xbox One demo running with a newer NVIDIA dedicated GPU. That’s not entirely accurate; …

DayZ on the Xbox One? Ball is in Microsoft's court

Dean Hall, the lead designer of <i>DayZ,</i> will publish his survival zombie game on Xbox One if Microsoft does away with the self-publishing restrictions and software update fees imposed on independent developers with its next-generation console, he told Polygon.<p>"I mean, I like the console. They're still …

Xbox One 'may not work' in unsupported countries

While Microsoft's controversial Xbox One policies regarding used games and online authentication are a known quantity at this point, the implications of these restrictions are not yet fully clear. A disclaimer posted on the Xbox.com website for the benefit of pre-order customers, for example, has …

Nintendo: If devs are worried about used game sales, they should make better games

The best way for console makers to deal with the used games market is to ensure their games are so good that people don't want to trade them in, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. But supporting used games is also important, he added.<p>"We have been very clear, we understand …

Kojima: Next-gen versions of Metal Gear Solid 5 will look better than E3 trailer

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> led Microsoft's Xbox One press conference with an impressive trailer earlier this week, showcasing the game's photorealistic lighting engine, a vast open world and detailed character models.<p>But series creator Hideo Kojima says the next-gen versions of the game …

Multiplayer's popularity is one reason Microsoft thinks always online is OK

Microsoft says most gamers play online anyway<p>The popularity of online games is one of the reasons Microsoft officials think that the Xbox One's connectivity requirement won't be a problem, according to the VP at Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer.<p>In an interview with Spencer, Polygon asked …

The 25 best movies on Netflix (April 2018)

What if there was someone to tell you about the best movies on Netflix so you don’t have to think about it? After all, you’ve finished all the stuff …

Sony studios boss 'loved' using Oculus Rift VR headset, wouldn't comment on PS4 support

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, says he's personally very excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift VR headset, but he wouldn't comment on whether or not support for the Kickstarter-backed contraption would come to the PlayStation 4.<p>"A couple of guys …

The Last Guardian 'on hiatus,' Tretton says (update: Yoshida says it's in 'active development')

Team Ico's long overdue next title, <i>The Last Guardian</i>, is on hiatus but hasn't "gone away," Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton said today in an interview with GameTrailers.<p>Asked about the game that was originally due out in 2011, Tretton said that it's one of many projects …

'Star Wars: Battlefront' revealed with intense Hoth combat trailer

<i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> has come back from the dead. A new title in the series is being developed over at EA DICE, where it'll hopefully have a better chance at seeing the light of day than under its last publisher. DICE will be starting fresh for its revived take on the series: it's building the …

Sony's Jack Tretton says publishers can enforce DRM (update)

Less than 24 hours ago, Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Jack Tretton was met with uproarious applause after revealing that PlayStation 4 disc-based games can be freely given to friends and purchased on the used market. "PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used …

The One PS4 Caveat You Should Know About

Last night, Sony gave an E3 press conference that brought the house down as they announced that the PS4 would support used games, have no internet connection requirement and was $100 cheaper at launch than their competition, the Xbox One.<p>They did manage to tuck away one bit of “bad” news, something …

Extended Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer adds scenes of brutal torture

A new extended version of the <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> trailer is significantly more brutal than the edition shown at Microsoft's E3 press event.<p>The first three or so minutes of the "Red Band" trailer are entirely new, and contain several scenes of graphic torture and violence. A woman, …

Oculus Rift goes HD: our first look at virtual reality, and virtual cinema, in 1080p

Oculus VR is kicking off E3 with an upgrade to its virtual reality console, the Rift. By simply upgrading its optics from one off-the-shelf cellphone display to another, the company has upgraded the goggles to 1080p — and based on a few minutes of time with Rifts old and new, the upgrade makes a …

Electronic Arts talks DRM, used games and canceling online pass (correction)

At E3 today, Polygon sat down with Electronic Arts' chief operating officer Peter Moore, to ask him about the company's plans for potentially monetizing used game sales, as outlined through Microsoft's controversial opt-in system, or through Sony's statement that third-party publishers are free to …

No internet for Xbox One? Get a 360, says Microsoft

Microsoft's confused and controversial online requirement for the Xbox One finally got cleared up last week, with the company confirming the console needs to connect to the internet every 24 hours. At E3 this week, a common trend is emerging about how Microsoft is dealing with future offline …

Nvidia says Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are great news for gaming PCs

"I'm glad the new consoles are here," says Nvidia's senior vice president Tony Tamasi, "if for no other reason than to raise the bar." He points to a handy chart, which claims that the company's GeForce GTX Titan — a $1,000 graphics card — has roughly two and a half times the power of the …