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DARPA wants you to play video games

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is crowdsourcing its software testing with a series of online games aimed at seeking out bugs and …

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Attack of the camera-phones: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy NX and S 4 Zoom | Ars Technica

A phone that wants to be a camera, and a camera that wishes it was a phone.<p>At its event in London earlier today, Samsung took the time to highlight a …

Omni-directional treadmill lets your legs do the game controlling

The Virtuix Omni is a multi-directional treadmill that can be paired with the Oculus Rift to create a fully immersive virtual reality.<p><b>The Virtuix</b> …

Ready Player One

Early Ouya Reviews Trickle In And They're Not Pretty

<i>Early reviews for the upcoming Android-based video game console have been scathing.</i><p>I’ve been a long-time, unabashed skeptic when it comes to the Ouya console, a $99 Android-based system that promises to bring those games you know and love from your smartphone to your TV.<p>After reading The Verge’s …

Game archiving faces challenges as technology evolves, digital-only media prevails, say experts

Preserving video games presents an unique challenge: while physical products deteriorate over time, newer games are increasingly made digital-only and technology rapidly evolves, how do we archive them?<p>Speaking at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, a panel of industry personnel, professors …

Chrono Trigger

Packed with technology, this six-sided die reinvents a 5,000-year-old game piece

Just under $40 is a pretty hefty price tag for a traditional six-sided die, but the people behind this high tech version of the 5,000-year-old random number generator believe all of the bells and whistles built into the Dice+ warrants the cost.<p>The blue and white plastic and rubber Dice+ die is …

BioWare details the bumpy first year of Star Wars: The Old Republic

SWOTOR's first year<p>BioWare's massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>, had a rough launch year because the studio underestimated how much content the game would need and how resource-intensive it would be, according to senior creative director James Ohlen.<p>Ohlen …

Rendering an open world with Destiny, Umbra and the occlusion rule

Picture a split screen video.<p>On the left, a camera swoops down slowly through the 3D landscape of buildings the length of a few city blocks. As the camera gets closer to street level, the buildings in front obscure those behind it. As it flies up vertically, they come back into view.<p>A second camera …

The World’s First Production Electric Supercar Is Here — All 740 HP of It

Author: Basem Wasef. Basem Wasef Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.26.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:24 am. 6:24 am<p>The race to build the world’s first …

Review: Digital Storm Bolt

Digital Storm approached me a couple months ago about test driving one of their new Bolt gaming PC. Their timing couldn't have been more perfect as …

Can the Ice Wall in <cite>Game of Thrones</cite> Survive Science?

A massive wall of ice protects the Seven Kingdoms from the dangers of the wintry north in HBO's hit series <i>Game of Thrones</i>. But in the real world, an …

KTM Just Made the Electric Scooter Cool

Scooters have their appeal, but they're not exactly ... strapping. Or sexy. Add an electric drivetrain and they get even less so. But KTM has the …

The Wolverine Trailer Looks Awesome, But the ‘Tweasing’ Needs to Stop

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.27.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:35 pm. 1:35 pm<p>So, there’s a new trailer …

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Google Introduces Pop-Up Video Info That No One Will Use

Google wants to remind you that the Google Play store has more than just Android apps – like, say, movies you can download, with embedded pop-up …

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Microsoft Endlessly Disappoints With 'New' Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft has breathlessly announced several new game titles for Windows Phone 8. And once again, Redmond continues to disappoint.<p>But then, we're …

Finding feature inspiration at CD Projekt Red

The process of bringing a spark of inspiration into a successful game feature is often fraught with danger, not to mention plenty of terrible ideas. Speaking in panel today at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, Maciej Szczesnik, lead gameplay designer at CD Projekt Red, outlined a comprehensive …

PlayJam's GameStick joins the battle of the Android consoles (hands-on)

The portable Android gaming console GameStick proved to be a hit when it reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in just two days — and here at GDC 2013 PlayJam is showing off the the developer version that will be shortly shipping out to some early backers. In concept, the GameStick is similar to the …

Double Fine's Broken Age teaser trailer is a whimsically rich affair

A teaser trailer for Double Fine Productions' upcoming point-and-click adventure game, <i>Broken Age</i>, features surreal visuals set to haunting music.<p>The title revolves around a boy who resides in a spaceship and a girl who lives in a village. The characters live parallel lives. Their paths head for …

Fighting is Magic gets Skullgirls engine; Skullgirls campaign ends with five DLC fighters

Mane6 will receive a free <i>Skullgirls</i> engine license to use in <i>Fighting is Magic</i> now that Lab Zero Games' <i>Skullgirls</i> IndieGoGo campaign surpassed $725,000.<p>"Give us a bit to get out of our lack-of-words-at-the-awesomess-that-is-you-guys and we'll post something wordier =3 [sic]," Mane6 recently posted …

Hideo Kojima Announces 'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' [Updated]

<i>Please read the update below for clarification on Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.</i><p>Hideo Kojima showed up at his GDC event this morning head fully wrapped in bandages. That was the final giveaway that Moby Dick Studios was a ruse, and that <i>The Phantom Pain</i> was a Metal Gear game.<p>Turns out, it was …