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Forza Motorsport 5 review

On paper, Forza Motorsport 5 is a massive disappointment. Its car roster has been halved, leaving a paltry 200-odd to Forza 4’s 500-plus, and its …

Watch Schumacher's hot lap of Nürburgring in Mercedes F1 car

In advance of the Nürburgring 24-hour race last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on a demonstration that had Michael Schumacher playing catch-up in a Formula One car against four examples of AMG metal. There were four cars sent off in staggered starts before Schumacher: an A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS …

Night-Import

Eador: Masters of the Broken World makes high fantasy accessible

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’ve always been rather suspicious of high fantasy — not as any great deceptive and corruptive force in the collective consciousness but of its ability to be …

DARPA is developing a video game-like program to make cyberwarfare easy

For the past year, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Pentagon have been working on a touch-based video game-esque program called <i>Plan X</i> aimed to make cyberwarfare easy, according Wired.<p>DARPA believes the "digital battlefield has to be as easy to navigate as an iPhone" and "attacks …

At the altar of the Big Green Egg: How a product becomes a cult

The sociologist Robert Bellah once wrote that the real purpose of Memorial Day, a US holiday that’s celebrated this Monday and commemorates those who have died in battle, is to re-indoctrinate the American public into the “national cult.”<p>His point is that federal holidays serve to reinforce …

BBQ

Target Is Launching Its Own Bridal Gown Collection At Unheard-Of Prices

But, this time, the chain is in the news for something it did all on its own.<p>Target — or rather, Target.com — now offers bridal gowns in sizes 2 to 28 in the thoroughly unbelievable price range of $69.99 to $129.99.<p>That's practically unheard of for wedding fare, which is progressively getting more …

Should You Request The Genetic Test That Angelina Jolie Opted For?

Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she recently had a preventive double mastectomy, after a genetic test indicated she had a high risk of developing breast cancer, has brought new attention to such testing. The actress is being praised for speaking up and many experts hope she can be a role model …

The $18.2 million reason Larry Page would like a regulation-free playground in which to experiment

Yesterday Google CEO Larry Page said it would be nice if there were some part of the world that were free of regulation so that companies like Google could experiment without fetter. He cited Burning Man, the drug-fueled quasi-anarchist arts festival that Page has been known to attend, as an …

The Xbox One Revealed

Join us as Microsoft takes the wraps off the successor to the Xbox 360, starting at 9AM PST on May 21.<p>Last updated by on<p><i>Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com</i>

House group reaches deal on immigration bill

After years of negotiating and a week that saw one of its members nearly bolt from the group, a bipartisan group of House members announced Thursday that they had reached a deal "in principle" on a bill to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.<p>A group of senators filed their version of an …

Hoon’s Day Out: LeMay America’s Car Museum – In the Lobby

In the previous installment, I showed you some of the great Ferraris contained in the Lemay museum. Today, I want to give you a quick tour of the …

Honda to Return to Formula 1 in 2015 with McLaren

Confirming a rumor that has been making the rounds for years now, and picked up quite a bit of steam within the past six months, Honda has announced it will return to Formula 1 as an engine supplier beginning in 2015. Honda didn’t explicitly say why it wouldn’t join up next season when the …

DICK'S Sporting Goods

A comparison of four top -105kg lifters about to rack some big boy weights at the 2013 European Seniors. Obviously the Bedzhanyan bar is a little lower but he's also shorter (and in a deeper squat) and the shutter timing is a bit different from lift to lift. Notice anything worth pointing out from a coaching standpoint? One thing worth pointing out is that they all racked these cleans.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Closes In On Apple's iPhone 5

Samsung is going through a purple patch. Yesterday they announced sales of 4 million units of the Galaxy S4 over its launch weekend. They shipped a further 2 million in the following week. Sales in the first two weeks are over 5 million with a Samsung executive claiming the device is on track for …

Berkshire Hathaway's Credit Rating Knocked Down A Notch

Billionaire investment legend Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has had its credit rating lowered from AA+ to AA by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.<p>In a statement, S&P says that even though Berkshire Hathaway has an "excellent business profile," the lower credit rating "better reflects …

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