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How Twitch is crowd-sourcing an amazing Pokémon multiplayer game

A massively multiplayer online co-op version of Pokémon is being watched and played by more than 8,000 people right now. The game is the original <i>Pokémon Red/Blue</i> for Game Boy and it's being controlled, somewhat slowly and awkwardly, solely by commenters in a live Twitch stream.<p>The channel, Twitch …

Afterwords – Pokémon X & Y

<i>[This feature originally appeared abridged in Game Informer issue #250.]</i><p>The latest core entry in the Pokémon franchise is the biggest step forward …

It’s Muppets vs. Capcom in Sesame Street Fighter

Today’s example that cooperation makes it happen: Coming together from across the Internet, designer Juan David Gómez, composer Jairo Pineda, and …

Sesame Street

The psychology of video game addiction

"I would not inflict this game upon anyone" was the testimony of a gamer codenamed Leo as he looked into the camera, his left cheek illuminated, …

Gamers defend claims of computer addiction

Chief executive of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association, Ron Curry, said children who developed problems overusing computer games may …

GDC Awards to honor Feminist Frequency creator, Riot Games founders

Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) organizers today announced the recipients for two of its Special Awards to be handed out next month during the 14th annual awards show.<p>The Ambassador Award, which honors an individual who helps video games "advance to a better place" through advocacy, will go to …

Awards

'Cyborg' bank robber suspected in 30 heists arrested in Seattle

The FBI and area law enforcement agencies have announced the arrest of a 44-year-old man they believe is responsible for 30 bank robberies in King and Snohomish counties in the past year.<p>The robber's disguises earned him the nicknames "Elephant Man Bandit" and Cyborg Bandit." Investigators said …

Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world's second largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth.<p>Pollution is a rising concern for China's …

The Hunt for a Criminal BASE Jumper

Canadian police are searching for a man who made an illegal BASE jump from the Peak 2 Peak Gondoloda in Whistler, British Columbia, then posted the video to YouTube. The video, shot from a helmet cam, was posted on Tuesday and shows the man prying open the doors of the gondola and leaping …

A Fight Over a Tennessee Mosque Has Cost One County $343,276 (so Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A years-long legal battle over the very existence of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Tennessee …

Associated Press News

There Is Snow on the Ground in 49 U.S. States Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Damn it, Florida: We almost had a magical thing going on here, then you had to ruin it by remaining …

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day

Sheriff Scott Berry in northeastern Georgia has canceled Valentine’s Day due to inclement weather. The announcement was made on February 12 through the Oconee County Sheriff’s Facebook page and has since garnered a lot of attention.<p>“The Oconee County County Sheriffs Office announces that Valentines …

Lebanese border town faces influx of Syrians

Scores of Syrians fleeing fighting in the town of Yabroud have crossed the Lebanese border, and are heading for the town of Arsal.<p>But with refugee numbers growing and insecurity in the border region, aid agencies are struggling to help Syrians struggling to survive the bitterly cold nights.<p>Al …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

The Joy of Travel Photography

Travel and photography are the perfect bedfellows, the wonder and exploration of new cultures, experiences and adventures, captured through the lens …

Flooding in the Thames Valley, December 1915 - a picture from the past

Afghan Box Cameras: how street photographers captured a nation

Roving street photographers and studio portraitists in Afghanistan have been using the big, box-shaped wooden camera known as the <i>kamra-e-faoree</i> since the early 1950s. Their trade has survived the Soviet invasion of 1979, the civil war that followed it, Taliban rule in the 1990s and the invasion by …

The Looky Loo: A New Way To Make Kids Look At Your Camera

If you are a photographer specializing in kids and baby photography, or if you're just using your talents to shoot your own kids and family members, …

Sony RX1 Review: One Year Later

It has been a little over a year since I last reviewed the Sony DSC-RX1 after using it for about two months. Since that time, the camera has traveled …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Robotic bricklayers build a castle – video

Lower levels of testosterone may help men focus more on family commitments and less on looking for new sexual partners<p>Published: 14 Feb 2014<p>Whalemeat presents possible danger to humans as <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>, which can lead to blindness, spreads to thawing region<p>Published: 14 Feb 2014<p>A mother's milk …

Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

Space Exploration

Kelud volcano in Indonesia is erupting, thousands evacuating

Thousands are being evacuated on densely populated island of Java. Eruption took place 90 minutes after alert status for volcano was raised to …

Knowledge Management

In This 'Anti-Stealth' Game, You Make Sure You're Always Watched

It's like it's a commentary on something. Hmm.<p>Here's the concept behind a videogame in the "stealth" genre: you maneuver past a series of puzzles and obstacles, all the while avoiding the virtual gaze of guards, cameras, robot panopticons, etc. This idea has led to some good, even great, games. But …

Wolf Decline Could End World's Longest Predator-Prey Study

Wolves have been devastated by inbreeding.<p>Wolves! Moose! How do they interact? The world's longest-running predator-prey study, ongoing since 1958 on Lake Superior's semi-isolated Isle Royale, has provided invaluable insight into the populations of these animals and how their numbers vary in …

Wildlife

MPs ponder why there are so few women in academic science

Last week the Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology produced a report entitled ‘Women in Scientific Careers’, although in fact it focussed solely on academia. Its summary comments<p>It is astonishing that despite clear imperatives and multiple initiatives to improve diversity in STEM …