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Bungie Releases The Only 'Destiny' Trailer You Should Watch

I’ve always been excited to play Destiny, Bungie’s MMO shooter that seems more ambitious than anything else in the video game industry’s pipeline right now with a ten year, $500M franchise plan.<p>But I haven’t been enamored with the marketing for the game so far. Even after countless trailers, …

Watch Dogs 10 Minute Trailer - Watch Dogs 101

How positive reinforcement changed Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms

<i>Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms</i> was released last week after an extended beta that changed the game significantly.<p>Beyond the technical details like improved lighting and new character models that Ubisoft touted when it announced the tactical third-person shooter's release date in March, the game …

Flappy Bird and the Renaissance of Challenge

Or, why "hard fun" is a valid design choice.<p>News of Flappy Bird’s existence first came to me via a series of wry high-score tweets: 3 ... 7 ... 2. …

Building the Philadelphia Eagles Ultimate Defense

The Philadelphia Eagles need a complete overhaul on defense this offseason.<p>Can they add key pieces in free agency? How should they use their early-round draft picks?<p>Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL analyst Chris Simms play general manager and create the ultimate Eagles defense in the …

6 Hidden Gems Philadelphia Eagles Should Have Noticed at the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine is the make-or-break point for many draft prospects. Classic workout warriors have seen their stock rise due to their ability to post a high number of repetitions in the bench press or rip off a blinding 40-yard dash.<p>Prospects like Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel won’t …

Dogs

If Google Was A Guy

Google is working on 10-gigabit Internet connections, executive says

Google wants to create Internet connections of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than what it already delivers to customers of its Fiber service in the Kansas City area.<p>Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer of the tech giant, said it could take as long as 10 years to create the …

Telecoms

Analysis – Breaking Down Ubisoft's Digital Profile, Watch Dogs, And The Division

We know that only a subset of our readers care about quarterly financial reports, year-over-year gains (or losses), and the difference between GAAP …

Respawn unveils details on Titanfall's nefarious industrial conglomerate

Developer Respawn Entertainment has revealed more details about the industrial conglomerate Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation featured in its upcoming futuristic first-person shooter <i>Titanfall</i>, unveiling the backstories on the company's three iconic characters.<p>As Hammond Engineering, IMC grew …

Violent Video Games Can Turn Kids Into Progressive Intellectuals

According to a number of recent articles like this one from the BBC, “Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature.’’”<p>The BBC writes about work done by Mirjana Bajovic, a researcher at Brock University, who published an article in the journal <i>Educational Media International</i> entitled: “Violent …

High-Res Mario Kart 8 Boxart

The French Amazon site has uploaded what should be the final European Boxart for Mario Kart 8. Despite being listed as a “placeholder”, the artwork …

Renault Kwid Concept

If you've ever been driving along in your car and wished for a better vantage point to see the road ahead, your dream is (nearly) a reality, thanks …

Pininfarina inkless metal pen will write forever

Car design firm Pininfarina has designed an inkless pen with a metal nib that will write without ever running out.<p>What if you could have a writing implement that draws a line like a graphite pencil, but in permanent, non-smudging ink like a pen?<p>Car design company Pininfarina -- which has worked …

Durr, the faceless watch that vibrates every 5 minutes

Time may be constant, but our perception of it is constantly changing. If you're happy and having fun, it tends to pass more quickly than if you're …

Wearable Tech

10 extremely good games that are completely free

Feel like playing something new, but you’re on a tight budget? Well, there’s certainly a wide array of great games available for free on the PC, and …

League of Legends

Here's what Sony needs to include in future PS4 updates - PlayStation Universe

With the PlayStation 4’s latest update (version 1.60) firmly nestled in consoles right across the globe, attention now shifts intently as to what …

Sony

Grand Theft Auto game creators enter the video game Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS — The video game industry gave its highest honor tonight to the leaders of Rockstar Games, best known for its Grand Theft Auto series.<p>The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences inducted Rockstar’s Leslie Benzies, Dan Houser, and Sam Houser as the newest members of its Hall of Fame during …

Why 'Assassin's Creed' Style 'Eagle Vision' Is Terrible Game Design And Needs To Stop

In <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> games you can enter a super-sensory mode known as “Eagle Vision.” The primary reason for this mode is to tag enemies, items, or reveal hiding spots—a useful sixth sense.<p>In the recent <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot there’s something called “Survival Instincts.” It allows you to highlight …

Michael Pachter: PlayStation Now Is 'A Joke'

There’s been lots of speculation over Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Now service, which offers cloud-based PlayStation games to a number of non-console devices, including Sony’s TVs and smartphones.<p>Will the service be hampered by poor internet speeds? Will it fundamentally change the way we think …