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Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

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The Best GTA 5 Moments by the IGN Community

Looking for the best of the best.<p>The above video highlights some of the best moments submitted to IGN from the community. We sorted through the many …

Ouya slavery game Thralled now coming to multiple platforms

<i>Thralled</i> was first revealed back in 2013 and was soon picked up by Ouya as an exclusive for that fledgling console.<p>The game is a sideways-scrolling platformer that takes on the theme of slavery. Trailers and demos shown so far suggest heavy emotional resonance, including this new teaser …

How to Counter Goro in Mortal Kombat X

Two arms can be better than four.<p>Welcome once again to a new episode of How To Counter! This time out, I’ll be helping you take down the four-armed …

Valve Announces The Dota 2 Major Championships

Next week sees a "major balance update."<p>Competitive Dota 2 will see three new official events added to its calendar, beginning this fall with the …

Fireteam Chat Ep. 15 - Hype for House of Wolves

<b>Download Fireteam Chat Here</b><p>This week we were lucky enough to have King Gothalion join Destin Legarie and Fran Mirabella to talk about the huge Reef …

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- The World Map, The Gameplay, and Our Impressions So Far

This week we brought you a full slate of exclusive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt interviews, gameplay, and details. Now we're giving you a chance to look back on all the video features editors Danny O'Dwyer and Andrew Bauman put together.<p>But we're not done quite yet. If you want to go even more …

Say hello to the new Joker

Jared Leto has been teasing the look of the Joker from the upcoming <i>Suicide Squad</i> film, but today director David Ayer tweeted a picture of the actor in what seems to be full makeup.<p>So ... here we go.<p>I gotta say, I kind of love it. It's a deranged, aggressive and violent look we're not quite used to …

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Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game

Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in <i>Selfie Assault</i> don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras can see them. Only selfies can kill them. No filter. …

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Weekly Recap: Witcher 3 1080p Controversy, Xbox Sales Fall, Destiny House of Wolves Revealed

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>Microsoft Apologizes for Confusion Over 1080p/60fps Witcher 3 Footage on Xbox Channel</b>: On Wednesday, Microsoft posted a new Witcher 3 gameplay video to its YouTube Xbox channel that ran at 1080p/60fps. But fans quickly pointed out that the Xbox One version of the game only supports …

Galactic Civilizations 3 Is A Massive Space Sandbox - IGN Video

Brandin Tyrrel and Stardock CEO Brad Wardell discuss customization, depth, and modding potential in the upcoming space strategy game.

Guitar Hero Live reveals 10 songs in its library, promises hundreds at launch

<i>Guitar Hero Live</i>, the full-motion video reboot of Activision's music franchise coming from FreeStyleGames, revealed 10 songs from its catalog yesterday.<p>The image below, from Guitar Hero's Facebook page, lists them. Four are easy difficulty, three are medium, three are hard.<p>For those having trouble …

Garry's Mod Creator Responds to Steam's Paid Mods Program

Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman has published a blog post in response to Valve's decision to allow developers and modders to sell their mods directly through Steam Workshop.<p>As a developer who got his start with a free mod which later released as a paid version, he has an interesting …

Puzzle & Dragons Z: Touring the World - IGN Video

Daniel Orihuela, from Nintendo of America, takes us on a tour of the starting town in Puzzle & Dragons Z.

Watch Feminists React to Playing GTA 5 for the First Time

BuzzFeed has uploaded a video capturing the reaction of several feminists who are playing Grand Theft Auto V, which is also their first experience with a Grand Theft Auto game.<p>The result is pretty much what you'd expect. "If you were going through your formative years and this was your only …

How mobile game developers can tap into emerging markets

With nearly half of all mobile gamers coming from emerging markets, the mobile gaming economy is flourishing.<p>According to market research firm Newzoo, the number of mobile gamers is expected to increase to 1.82 billion in 2017. The report also estimates that mobile games take up nearly a quarter of …

Molyneux Says Talking to Press About Early Ideas Is a Mistake

22 Cans co-founder Peter Molyneux has made his first public appearance following a big controversy in February around the developer's game Godus, which failed to deliver on the rewards promised on its Kickstarter page, game features, and a life changing experience for one player.<p>According to a …

Gameloft Releases Its First Batch of Apple Watch Apps

Enhancing your mobile game experience.<p>Mobile publisher Gameloft has announced the release of four new apps for Apple's smartwatch.<p>While the …

Two New RPGs Headed to PSP (Yes, PSP) in North America and Europe

Although the PlayStation Portable software market in the West dried up years ago for most developers, not everyone has abandoned the pursuit of bringing niche RPGs to the US, Canada, and Europe. Gaijinworks and MonkeyPaw revealed their latest efforts this week, which will see two new games brought …

Grand Theft Auto V mods weekly: FOV and superpowers in slow motion

You don’t have to live with the Grand Theft Auto V that Rockstar made for you. We can make it better.<p>Here’s the first installment in our weekly look into Grand Theft Auto V mods for PC. The community hasn’t delivered a ton yet, but we’ve found a pair of early modifications for this week. One will …

Is There A Way To Make Valve's Paid 'Skyrim' Mod Store Work For Everyone?

If there’s one sentiment I saw repeatedly in reaction to my piece yesterday about how Valve’s new Skyrim mod store is a disaster in many ways, it’s that fans and modders can all agree on one thing: The idea of paying good modders for good mods is just fine.<p>The problem? Everything else.<p>Fans took …

Garry's Mod creator on paid Steam mods: 'I'm all for it'

The creator of Garry's Mod — originally a mod to <i>Half-Life 2</i> sold for real money — has weighed in on Valve's introduction of paid mods in its Steam Workshop, a development that roiled the PC gaming community this week. "It's probably no big surprise that I'm all for it," Garry Newman writes.<p>"I sold …

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Killing Floor 2 Will Ban Racist, Sexist, and Other Abusive Players

We're all used to skipping right through end-user license agreements (EULA) when we install new games, but you should take a moment to read Killing Floor 2's EULA, especially if you're planning on being a jerk in the game.<p>In part six, titled "Cheats, Cheating and Abusive Behaviors," developer …

Star Wars Battlefront - Should We Worry About Star Wars Battlefront? - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

Our Podcast Unlocked crew debates whether or not Star Wars Battlefront is shipping with enough content.

Why We're Excited for Square Enix' E3 Conference - Game Scoop! - IGN Video

The Japanese publisher potentially has one of its strongest lineups ever.

Console Players Deserve PC-Style Graphics Settings, Project Cars Dev Says

The ability to tweak graphics settings largely remains the domain of PC gamers. Project Cars is proving to be an exception to that, as it will offer players on Xbox One and PS4 some control over various visual effects.<p>As first discovered by Digital Foundry, these versions include a "Visual FX" …

PS4 Launches Beta for Sequel to One of PS3's Best Multiplayer Games

You can now sign up to beta test Rocket League, the PS4 follow-up to one of the most entertaining multiplayer games on PS3, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.<p>The beta is now underway, and you can register for access at developer Psyonix's website. All you'll need to enter is your …

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Facebook Hints That Oculus Rift Isn't Shipping This Year

The clues are piling up that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will not launch in retail by the end of the year.<p>Speaking on Facebook's most recent quarterly earning call, the company's chief financial officer David Wehner said that it has not announced any specific plans for shipment volumes …

Tony Hawk shares a cheeky video of a Pro Skater character in real life

Plus a hint at Pro Skater 5 leaks<p>In advance of the <i>Pro Skater 5</i> release, Tony Hawk has been having a little fun on the internet. Earlier this week, he shared a clip on Instagram created by skater Rob Wootton that cheekily nods to classic <i>Pro Skater</i> games. Wootton imagines himself as an animated …