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Southwest to Be First With Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi Service

Frequent fliers have been quick to note which airlines are allowing passengers to use their electronics during takeoff and landing, but Southwest …

John Carmack says Oculus Rift could someday run Android, offer standalone VR experience

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset hasn't yet made its way to consumers, but once it does, chief technology officer John Carmack envisions it one day running Android. "The way I believe it's going to play out is you will eventually have a head-mounted display that probably runs Android as a …

BioShock Infinite’s Burial at Sea downloadable content finally gets a release date

One of 2013’s biggest releases is finally about to get into the meat of its downloadable content.<p>Developer Irrational Games revealed today that it will release the first episode of BioShock Infinite’s story expansion on Nov. 12. The add-on pack, titled Burial at Sea, costs $15 on Xbox Live and …

PlayStation App hits North America Nov. 13, Europe Nov. 22

Sony Computer Entertainment will launch a PlayStation App for Android and iOS in North America Nov. 13 and Europe Nov. 22, the company announced today.<p>The app will also smartphones and tablets to serve as second screens for supported PlayStation 4 titles as well as access their profiles, friends …

Gaming in 2018: A retrospective

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>You get home from a long day at work, and you take off your shoes and your belt. Next, you grab your universal remote and switch on your LED 4KTV and the …

GTA V makes $800m in one day, guns down Call of Duty

Grand Theft Auto V has hijacked <i>Call of Duty</i>'s record for the most money made by a video game in a single day. The latest instalment in Rockstar's …

Valve announces Steam Machines, the Steam Box hardware beta

Valve is building a game console, but not just one. The company wants to create an entirely new class of computers that brings the power of Linux and the distribution might of Steam to the living room. That's why on Monday, it announced SteamOS. And today, that's why the company is announcing its …

AMD unveils Radeon R9 and R7 series video cards, unifying graphics code for PCs and consoles

Graphics cards aren't normally our go-to choices for audio processing, but we may have to make exceptions for AMD's just-unveiled Radeon R9 and R7 lines. The R9 290X (shown above), R9 290 and R7 260X (after the break) will support TrueAudio, a new programmable pipeline that enables advanced audio …

Responsive One Page Website Designs | Web Design

Beautiful and inspiring examples of responsive, one page website designs. Modern single page web design is perfect for showcasing your work in a …

55 Fresh Examples Of Creative Single Page Website Designs

Displaying your work in <b>single page design</b> is a hot trend now days. You possibly cannot imagine what designers can do with single pages as modern age …

Suicide prevention efforts grow in statehouses

After three students took their own lives in one year at his children's middle school, Utah state Rep. Steve Eliason wracked his brain for a response.<p>"One of the students came to me and said, 'We know something is happening, but no one is talking about this.' I talked to the principal and said …

The 11 most WTF missions in Grand Theft Auto's crazy history

If there's one thing Grand Theft Auto is known for it's creativity and variety. Often imitated, never bettered, Rockstar's series redefines the …

A Journey to the Nether Regions of the Mutant Apocalypse

I know what you're thinking. Someone mentions a new multiplayer survival game set in a postapocalyptic world that's overrun with subhuman creatures nipping at your heels, and your first assumption is "been there, done that." But then a game like Nether comes along. Its mix of design philosophies, …

Carnival games: my journey through 'Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs'

For years, Swedish developer Frictional Games has pulled off a difficult balancing act: creating gaming’s equivalent to clever and competent genre fiction. It has built its name doing horror better than just about anyone else, bucking the clichés of both AAA shooters and bare-bones indie games …

The Biggest Upcoming MMORPGs you Need to Have on Your Radar

The genre's next major hits.<p>Gone are the days when saying you played an MMORPG meant you either played World of Warcraft or EverQuest; these days, …

RetroN 5 pre-orders open; plays multiple classic console games

RetroN 5 — the console that allows you to play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system — is now available for pre-order.<p>Priced at $99.99 for an Oct. 31 release, the Hyperkin machine was first announced back in March. It …

10 things NOT to do if your kid is experiencing bullying.

by STEPHANIE OSFIELD<p>My family life has been shaken up like a snow dome throughout years of bullying. I mean seismic shudders. Gut wrenching. …

Phosphor Games' new survival game Nether never lets players feel safe

Players of Phosphor Games' upcoming urban survival massively multiplayer online PC title, <i>Nether</i>, will constantly be at the mercy of their environment and its many threats, director and co-founder Chip Sineni told Polygon in a recent interview.<p>The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where …

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‘I did not join for this’: US servicemen speak out against Syria strike

Many US servicemen are against the looming strike on Syria, Republican Congressman Justin Amash said on Twitter, in an attempt to counter the idea …

Senate panel votes to authorize Syria strike

President Obama cleared his first hurdle on Wednesday in his push for a military strike in Syria, as a key Senate panel voted to authorize the use of force.<p>The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7, with one senator voting present, to approve a military strike in response to a deadly …

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NASA Confirms: Yes, Voyager Has Exited The Solar System

Pushing the frontier of space exploration, Voyager became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. NASA confirmed Thursday that the spacecraft left the solar system more than a year ago, traveling in the space between stars.<p>Voyager 1 first launched into space in 1977 to study the outer …

McDonald's experimenting with mobile payments at some US locations

You may soon be able to order from the McDonald's dollar menu using your smartphone. As reported by <i>Bloomberg News</i>, the fast food giant is currently testing a new app that allows for mobile payments. Customers can pick up their food inside a nearby McDonald's restaurant, from the drive-in window, or …

Origin one-ups Steam, offers refunds on all EA games

Electronic Arts is trying to salvage its reputation with gamers, and it's starting with its Origin digital distribution platform. Earlier this week, it donated millions of copies of high-quality video games to charity in a pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle promotion, and today the publisher is taking …

'The Sims 4': hands-on with the most detailed Sim creator yet

Maxis' fourth Sims title is scheduled for a 2014 release, but a limited alpha version of the game is playable here at Gamescom in Cologne. Gamers at the show can mess around with <i>The Sims 4</i>'s character creation tool, which does a great job of showcasing the renewed focus on deeper and more flexible …

Sony's 'Grand Theft Auto V on PS4' Tweet Was a Mistake

The game is still only officially scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.<p>Despite a tweet sent out by Sony suggesting otherwise, Grand …

New Grand Theft Auto V Videos and Screens

Find out what you'll be watching on the CNT network this fall.<p>Rockstar Games has updated its official Grand Theft Auto V website -- disguised as the …

Valve will let you share Steam games with friends and family on up to 10 computers

Friends and family of PC gamers are about to have their library of Steam titles jump way up in size. Steam has announced a new Family Sharing program that will allow gamers to share their entire library of titles with up to 10 additional devices, letting others they know play any game that they …