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Evolve, The Order, And The 'Impossible' $40 Price Point

Two games came out this month that couldn’t be more different from one another. One is Evolve, the 4v1 multiplayer shooter than has players hunting down a giant alien monster while the game barely even hints at a narrative. The Order is a cover shooter/quick-time-fest that is almost nothing <i>but</i> …

Why Bribing Lizard Squad To Stop Attacking Xbox Live And PSN Is A Terrible Idea

It’s a nice thought and a reasonable gesture on Kim Dotcom’s part to essentially bribe hacker group Lizard Squad to stop attacking Xbox Live and PSN.<p>After all, it’s pretty awful to bring down video game networks over the holidays. One can assume that anyone playing video games online over Christmas …

Polygon's Games of the Year 2014 #7: Far Cry 4

In a story called "Low Men in Yellow Coats," in Stephen King's <i>Hearts in Atlantis</i>, a mysterious, kindly retired man explains the best kind of literature to a young boy. Some books, Ted Brautigan tells little Bobby Garfield, get the story right. Others get the words right. And some books — rare and …

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse' Trailer Exceeds Its Power Level

One of the more problematic gaming tie-ins in Japan is often that of Akira Toriyama’s wildly popular Dragon Ball series. This is mainly because the protagonists display huge feats of combat potency and replicating that within the fixed ruleset of a game is by no means easy.<p>This hasn’t stopped …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Activision Publishing CEO: 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' And 'Destiny' Aren't Rivals

Two of the biggest first-person shooters of the year are <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>—the latest entry in the best-selling video game franchise of all time—and <i>Destiny</i>, the biggest new IP in gaming history.<p>Both games are published by Activision-Blizzard. <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> was developed …

GTA 5 will have a first-person mode on PS4 and Xbox One, run at 4K on PC

Rockstar Games has confirmed that <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> will be getting a first-person mode when it arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18. "We could’ve put it in the [last-gen version] but we were too busy making the game," Rob Nelson, Rockstar Games' animation director told IGN in an …

New ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ Trailer Gives You The Full Butt-Slamming Rundown

We post a lot of video game trailers around here and, admittedly, some of them don’t give you all that clear a picture of how the game in question will actually play. Well, you can’t say that about this <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> trailer, narrated by Sir Hammerlock and the, uh, somewhat excitable …

Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today.<p>Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build …

Multiplayer comes to Dragon Age with Inquisition's 4-player co-op mode

BioWare is bringing multiplayer to <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>, a mode that the developer describes as "an action-packed dungeon-crawling four-player co-op experience" with fast-paced, strategic team gameplay.<p>In a FAQ posted to the official Dragon Age website, BioWare explains that in <i>Inquisition</i>'s …

Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. …

What Sony needs to do with PlayStation Now to make it succeed

When Sony initially announced its PlayStation Now service earlier this year, gamers were elated. After all, it's not every day that you get the …

Oculus Rift DK2 Gets Torn Apart, Revealing Its Samsung Innards

You may not be able to get your hands on the very-much-backordered second generation Oculus Rift, but you know who did? iFixit — the guys who tear apart pretty much every device they can get their hands on to get a better look at the hamster wheels inside.<p>So what’d they find?<p>It’s pretty much all …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

The Console War Is Over: The PC Already Won

Despite a declining overall PC market, gaming systems are alive and well. So alive, in fact, that the PC gaming segment is already twice the size of the console gaming market – and growing. A report just released by John Peddie Research (JPR) claims that the PC gaming market will tip $21.5B this …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

3 Most Overhyped Games of 2014 So Far, Expected To Be Groundbreaking But Fell Flat On Its Face

Time never stops for anyone and its true, we're already halfway through 2014. The crazy hype of E3 2014 and all those surprising announcements have …

Gaming geeks declare Sony the winner over Microsoft at E3, so far

Microsoft at E3 2014: from Halo 5 to the return of Crackdown - the key points

It sounded like a mea culpa. Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to the stage at Microsoft's gigantic press conference, on the eve of the E3 video game show in Los Angeles, and told the thousands of attendees that this would all be about games.<p>Broadcast live over the internet to millions of viewers the …

At E3 2014, Microsoft Played Catch-Up While Sony Leapt Ahead

Sony and Microsoft, the two biggest current home console makers (Nintendo is today, but the Wii U hardly compares anymore), have both had their chance to impress via splashy E3 conference keynotes, and both came out with very distinct shows. Sony actually discussed hardware, for instance, and …

Score for PC gaming as the Razer Blade takes home "PC of the Year" in the 2013 Engadget Awards - Readers' Choice (http://rzr.to/fAbgl). Sweet.

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

HP CEO Meg Whitman on 3-D Printing: 'We're on the Case'

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co. will outline plans to enter the commercial 3-D printing market in June, saying it has solved a number of technical problems that have hindered broader adoption of the high-tech manufacturing process.<p>Chief Executive Meg Whitman told shareholders on Tuesday the …

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …

Virtual Reality

Sell it, keep it, trash it: What to do with your PS3 and Xbox 360

In many households, consoles like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U currently take up prime living-room real estate next to the television set. In a few weeks, this real estate will be contested when thousands of console owners welcome a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (or both) into their homes.<p>…

What will recorded music sound like in 2050?

Last weekend in NYC John La Grou was a keynote speaker at the Audio Engineering Society convention. He based some of his assumptions about how recorded music will evolve on Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors squeezed onto integrated circuits doubles approximately every two …

Idealism

Top Gear UK hosts narrate latest Forza Motorsport 5 trailer

A new teaser trailer for Turn 10 Studios' next-gen racing title, <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>, features Top Gear UK host Jeremy Clarkson offering his thoughts on Modern Hypercars.<p>In the video, which you can watch above, Clarkson discusses the McLaren P1 and the Pagani Huayra. Glamour shots of each car …