Gary James McEwen

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This App Just Made Hollywood's Piracy Nightmare Even Worse

Popcorn Time is an app for Windows, Mac and Linux that is essentially a "Netflix for pirated movies." It's the easiest way to watch pirated movies from the comfort of your own home, which is why Hollywood should be scared. Other threats like Napster and LimeWire rose up to challenge the music …

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Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance Gets The Plants vs. Zombies Treatment

Ain't no MOBA here.<p>It isn’t a MOBA. If there’s one thing Eutechnyx wants to make clear, it’s this. Though the misconceptions that have arisen …

New MOBA Strife Is Having a Free Weekend

Have a spin on the latest title from the Heroes of Newerth developer.<p>Upcoming free-to-play MOBA Strife is having a free trial weekend, beginning …

Assassin's Creed is Getting a Board Game

Ubisoft introduces Assassin's Creed: Arena.<p>Ubisoft has announced that its partnered with Cryptozoic Entertainment to bring out an Assassin's …

10-Year-Old Steals Car, Crashes, Claims To Be A Dwarf

<i>We don't know what the kid was driving, but we like to think it was a Lamborghini.</i><p>Norway isn't really known for much here in the U.S. It's generally …

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Tango crowdfunds the world’s most portable PC — the size of a smartphone

Joining the trend toward tiny computers, Tango has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to create the “world’s most portable computer.”<p>The company says it can pack a full quad-core Windows PC into a device the size of a smartphone.<p>Much like the Raspberry Pi computer, it is a small system. …

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Saints Row Getting Its Own Real Life Clothing Line

Insert Coin, better known as the video game clothing site I accidentally ripped off to get the name of my Forbes blog (see the URL of this post), has landed what might be their coolest partnership yet. They’re teaming with Volition to release the first real-life Saints row clothing collecting.<p>It’s …

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Video game behaviors that would be creepy in real life

There are many actions we perform within video games that we rarely question. Like, why does a character regain health by eating something from a trash can? Or why is it OK for characters to go into someone's house and just ... take stuff?<p>BuzzFeed produced a video today titled <i>Things You Do In Video</i> …

Court upholds findings in $9.2M Epic Games, Silicon Knights lawsuit

Epic Games is entitled to the $9.2 million from Silicon Knights awarded to them in connection with a civil suit kicked off by Denis Dyack's Canadian studio more than half a decade ago, according to a recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.<p>"We are thankful for the …

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO

With more than 20,000 new products expected and 300 presentations delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, putting together a definitive list of noteworthy products, trends and happenings is no mean feat.<p>Which is why I’m not even going to try.<p>Instead, let me confirm what …

SphereChess rethinks the game you know and love

<i>SphereChess</i> takes the basic rules of chess and wraps them around a new, rounder board, the game's creators announced today.<p>Like a regular chessboard, <i>SphereChess</i> features 64 squares for players to move on. However, each square has been repositioned to fit a spherical board. On this new board, a …

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Garrisons detailed

<i>Warlords of Draenor</i>, the upcoming fifth expansion to massively multiplayer online game <i>World of Warcraft,</i> will allow players to leave a "permanent impact on the world" with a Garrison, Blizzard announced.<p>A Garrison will act as the player's personal fortress. In addition to controlling its layout and …

Dynasty Warriors creator discusses his past and the franchise's next-gen future

Hisashi Koinuma, 20-year veteran in the Japanese game industry and (as of May) executive vice president of Tecmo Koei Games, got into the business for the same reason a lot of his peers in the early '90s did — he really liked games, and he couldn't imagine himself doing anything else.<p>"It wasn't …

IRON MAN Joins GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Movie?! - ETC

One of Game of Thrones season 7's most dramatic scenes saw an actor have to be sawn out of chains

If nothing else, Game of Thrones season 7 always keeps you on your toes – and the actors are included in that. For one trio, their first day filming …

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EB Games Australia store reportedly distributed fake drugs with GTA 5 pre-orders (update)

An Australian branch of video game retailer EB Games reportedly distributed bags of fake drugs to those who pre-odered Rockstar's <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> during its midnight launch of the open-world title, according to Reddit user Matt Westcott.<p>A photo taken by Matt Westcott features lines of fake drugs …

The Xbox One’s controller design explained

A new video from Microsoft details several design choices and how the controller works with the system's Kinect.<p>Lead designer Quintin Morris said the controller has been in development for almost two years. To connect the controller with the system's Kinect, players only need to hit the "bind …

Warhammer 40K turn-based collectible card game coming in 2014

Warhammer 40,000 fans who’ve always wanted to stomp Orks on the go are in luck today. Games Workshop has partnered up with Russian developer HeroCraft to bring a new turn-based collectible card game to iOS, Android, and PC based on the dystopian sci-fi/fantasy setting.<p>Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf …

Map the human brain by playing EyeWire

Sebastian Seung, a professor of neuroscience at MIT, needs your help.<p>Modern neuroscience is about a century old, Seung explained in a YouTube video, but there's still much the discipline doesn't know — like all of the neural connections in the retina, for example.<p>That's where you come in.<p>"Only if …

Mass Effect concept art shows Shepard as a Reaper, Tali unmasked, and more

A whole new side of Mass Effect<p>Long before a game ever hits retail shelves, it comes into existence as an idea. That broad concept is then refined …

Super Smash Bros. director says character selection is stressful 'almost to the brink of death'

Masahiro Sakurai takes the process of adding new characters to the Super Smash Bros. seriously — possibly to the detriment of his mental and physical well-being. Choosing who stays and who goes on the game's roster is "almost deadly in the amount of time it takes me," the director of the new Super …