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35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The Future of Quake, Rage, and id Software

Studio head says no new series on the way.<p>Quake-Con 2013 is happening in Dallas, Texas this weekend, but there is, and has been for many years, a …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Xbox 360 E console review: New Xbox 360 brings nothing new to table - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Xbox 360 E</b> delivers a fantastic library of media and games, along with slightly quieter operation than the previous 360 model.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 360 E loses the optical audio output found on previous Xbox models; lacks a Blu-ray drive; requires annual Xbox Live Gold subscription for nearly all …

Gear & Gadgets

Zombie phones are eating up billions in telecom costs

Destroy the zombies that are sucking dry your company’s electronic devices or mobile phone budgets.<p>At a company with hundreds or thousands or more mobile phones for staffers, some 5-10% of them may be zombies, the phones that are not being used but still being paid for. That estimate comes from …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Roku survey hints at YouTube channel, but Roku says it’s not quite there yet

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Roku sent out an interesting survey to some of its users this week, asking them what kind of content they watch on YouTube …

OUYA offers $13.37 store credit as mea culpa to Kickstarter supporters

If you were a die-hard Kickstarter supporter of OUYA, you might have had your feelings hurt to know the Android console was actually available for retail before you got yours in the mail. It looks like OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is certainly aware of that (along with a few other teething …

'Elysium' Reviews: The Smartest Film Of The Summer

We've been waiting some time for this film. It's director Neill Blomkamp's first time back on the big screen since 2009's Oscar-nominated "District 9."<p>This time, Blomkamp focuses on the dichotomy between poverty-stricken inhabitants of disparate Earth and the super wealthy who live the a …

'Sherlock' Season Three Teaser Trailer – /Film

Here’s the first teaser trailer for the third season of the wonderful BBC series <i>Sherlock</i>. We know this season opens with most of the characters …

This week's new DVD & Blu-ray

When Boardwalk Empire first arrived, with its huge budget, a starring role for Steve Buscemi and a pilot directed by Martin Scorsese (the show's producer), there was much fanfare. But the spotlight quickly shifted to other, faster-paced, shinier and less complex shows. Shame, as that means many …

Vagrancy and drift: the rise of the roaming essay film

For a brief, almost unreal couple of hours last July, in amid the kittens and One Direction-mania trending on Twitter, there appeared a very surprising name – that of semi-reclusive French film-maker Chris Marker, whose innovative short feature <i>La Jetée</i> (1962) was remade in 1995 as <i>Twelve Monkeys</i> by …

Lionsgate Will Distribute Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man' With Philip Seymour Hoffman – /Film

<b>Anton Corbijn</b>‘s third feature film, <b>A Most Wanted Man</b>, features <b>Philip Seymour Hoffman</b>, <b>Rachel McAdams</b>, <b>Robin Wright,</b> and <b>Willem Dafoe</b> in a story adapted …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

‘2 Guns’ Review

There's the old quote repeated by John Lennon, "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." '2 Guns,' starring the formidable …

‘Haunter’ Trailer: Abigail Breslin is Stuck in a Ghostly ‘Groundhog Day’

There's a terrific hook at the center of the upcoming horror flick 'Haunter.' What would a ghost story look like if you told everything from the …

Fun, Gory Trailer: ‘Almost Human’ Will Debut At The Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival has been the debut venue for such critically-acclaimed films as <i>Ray</i>, <i>American Beauty</i> and <i>The Wrestler</i>, and this year’s scheduled films certainly won’t buck that trend. Among the films that will premiere at this year’s TIFF are <i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>, <i>Beyond</i> …

This week's new film events

<b>The Fog</b><b>, London</b><p>As if a screening of a seminal horror movie in a spooky location wasn't enough, this event is also a format-junkie's wet-dream. …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 teaser trailer shows off Fox Engine at play

Konami has released a teaser trailer for <i>Pro Evolution Soccer 2014</i> featuring entirely in-game footage using the modified Fox Engine, the engine used in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.<p>It was revealed in March that future Pro Evolution Soccer games will use a modified version of Kojima …

Why Used Video Games Matter, For Now

<i>The Xbox One may limit used game sales—that’s a mistake, even if used games won’t always be so important.</i><p>Yesterday we had a really good back-and-forth on the merit of used video games, brick-and-mortar retail, and the next generation of consoles. (Posts from that exchange can be found here and …

Forget the Xbox One and PS 4 — the most powerful gaming device is your PC

Internet forums are full of discussions about the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4 in the wake of announcements. But the high-end gamer PC is already running circles around those machines, six months before they hit the market.<p>In the past, the consoles leapt ahead of the PC, if only for a short …

The Little Touches Of Nintendo’s Consoles

Nintendo consoles are special for magical reasons. They may not feature the best online support or multimedia capabilities, but they always contain a …

Top Ten Mobile Sports Games Worth Checking Out

With the consolidation of professional league licenses and the rising cost of game development, each year it seems like console gamers have fewer …

Underestimate Nintendo 'at your peril,' Warren Spector says

Nintendo may be ailing, but people shouldn't count the company out, Warren Spector, creator of <i>Deus Ex</i>, <i>Epic Mickey</i>, <i>Wing Commander</i> and many more games, told GameSpot.<p>Nintendo revealed a $366 million annual operating loss in April, due in part to slower than expected Wii U sales. It was the company's …

Xbox One and PlayStation 4: Prepare for the least exciting game generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I’m not particularly thrilled about the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. I know I should be, considering what “next gen” usually means for gaming: fewer technical …

Retro games are starting to feel REALLY old

Castle of Illusion has been trending on Twitter recently, thanks to the fact it’s just one of a clutch of games from my childhood that are getting …

Consoles that won’t die: The Commodore 64

Portal series gets deep discounts in this weekend's Steam sale

Valve's Portal series of teleporting first-person puzzle games is on sale this weekend, offering 75 percent discounts on multiple games and bundles through Sunday, April 21, according to a listing on Steam.<p>The most recent entry in the series, <i>Portal 2</i>, is on sale for $4.99 (regularly $19.99). You …

The upcoming PS4 games for 2018 and beyond

2018 is already a great year for PS4. Top games like Monster Hunter World and Far Cry 5 are already out there, God of War is imminent, and persistent …