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All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

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Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …

The developer who convinced Sony and Kickstarter backers to help his Xbox One game

The wheels began to turn when, during a conversation with Microsoft's Chris Charla, game designer Jamie Fristrom was told that there weren't any twin-stick shooters on the way to the Xbox One via the company's self-publishing program.<p>It’s rare to find that sort of content hole during the early days …

The unbelievable story of Why Marlon Brando rejected his 1973 Oscar for 'The Godfather'

On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his gut-wrenching performance as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" — for a very unexpected reason.<p>Here's how it went down.<p>In the 1960s, Brando's career had slid into decline. His previous two movies — the famously …

This Theory About The True Identity Of Andy's Mom In 'Toy Story' Is Genius

It all started with a hat.<p>Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns (that's a thing on a resume) came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy's mom is Emily, Jessie's previous owner.<p>I laughed. I then agreed.<p>For some time, I compiled all of the evidence and found some incredible …

Sniper Elite Dev Explains Xbox One 1080p Difficulties - IGN Video

The senior producer of Sniper Elite 3 has discussed why it's currently harder to get the Xbox One to output at 1080p compared to the PS4, though he …

Resident Evil and Onimusha Composer Admits He's a Fraud

Someone else has been composing his music for almost two decades.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Mamoru Samuragochi, the deaf composer who was thought to have …

In praise of Arthur Chu, the game-theory nerd who broke “Jeopardy!”

Arthur Chu hacked “Jeopardy!” So why do people say he’s boring? He’s the exact opposite<p>Arthur Chu is making a lot of people angry just by being very good at what he does -- but then, the greatest geniuses were never understood in their own time.<p>The "Jeopardy!" champion has upended the unwritten …

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PS4 test pits HDD against SSD against hybrid drives

The hardware tinkerers at Tested installed three different hard drives in a PlayStation 4 to uncover the benefits of each.<p>In the nine-minute video above, you'll see Tested pit the PS4's standard 500 GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) against a 250 GB Samsung solid state drive (SSD) and a 1 TB …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

Advertisement<p>60 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p>The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung …

Sony launches 8 million flower petals from a volcano to promote its 4K TVs

In a flashy effort to illustrate just how much detail is packed into its 4K TVs, Sony has released a new commercial that features 8 million petals erupting from a volcano in Costa Rica. The waves of red, pink, yellow, and purple engulf a nearby village, and the cinematography here immediately …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

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Android to Xbox 360: What can the PS4's DualShock 4 control?

The PlayStation 4 controller is a radically improved DualShock, the sort of controller you might like so much you'd want to use it on other platforms too.<p>So the day after buying two of the controllers, we set about seeing what we could get them to work on. We tested the DualShock 4 on an Android …

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 …

Meet Microsoft’s Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2

Today Microsoft took the wraps off its holiday hardware lineup, unveiling two new tablets, and a number of new and updated accessories. It’s a lot of information to process, so let’s go through each piece in order.<p>I spent time in Redmond last week with the new hardware, and the team behind the …

A Visual Reminder Of How Far PlayStation 3 Games Have Come In Seven Years

Yesterday, I wrote a post that featured before and after screenshots of both ancient and modern Xbox 360 games. The point was to show that at launch, most games on a new system aren’t going to look great, and over time, developers learn to harness the power of the console better. The result is that …

Batman Fan Film Continues Story of 'The Dark Knight Rises' – /Film

Though it was released over a year ago, there’s still some debate as to the ending of <b>Christopher Nolan</b>‘s <b>The Dark Knight Rises</b>. Is Bruce Wayne alive, …

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Mozart meets Minecraft in this university's new opera

A collection of university and high school students have banded together at Virginia Tech University to create a completely original opera that will be set to the works of Mozart and take place within the worlds of <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>In March, the university recruited eight high school students to begin work …