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Dragon Age Origins Developers Making New D&D Game

Due for release later this year, Sword Coast Legends is the offspring of a partnership between former BioWare developers and Dungeons and Dragons creators Wizards of the Coast. The standalone game will have a single player mode, with an original story line.<p>For those wanting a more faithful Dungeons …

Dragon Age

Helmet Lets You Hear the Soundtrack of Your Brain

Have you ever wondered what your brain sounds like? With the number of brain farts I get, there’s really not much mystery to what my cranium would be …

The Reasons Why We Should Bring Meditation into Schools

<i>“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama</i><p>Imagine if …

EA Sports rights wrong committed at last week's Cowboys-Lions game

Last week in Dallas, not only did the Detroit Lions get screwed by bad officiating in the game, one of their young fans got screwed by bad officiating outside of the game. But there's a happy ending to at least part of this.<p>A 10-year-old named Roman was treated to the game with surprise tickets …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

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Intel pledges $300M to bolster women, minority workforce in wake of GamerGate

Chipmaker Intel announced at CES today that it plans to invest $300 million to support diversity and inclusivity at the company, and to actively support hiring and retaining more women and under-represented minorities as part of a "Diversity in Technology" initiative. As part of Intel's initiative, …

DVDs of 'The Interview' will be airdropped on North Korea

Sony's once-forbidden <i>The Interview</i> is now seemingly ubiquitous, but there's one place where you can't get it: North Korea, the country that inspired the movie (and allegedly, the hacking campaign) in the first place. If defector and activist Park Sang-hak has his way, though, North Koreans will see …

Do Not Pre-Order 'Halo 5: Guardians' 9+ Months Early

343 and Microsoft are caught in a bit of a bind as of late, desperate to move on from the launch disaster of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (which is still ongoing, in part, as the multiplayer had rarely felt stable). That means turning everyone’s attention to a different ring of the circus, the …

Microsoft Introduces Skype Translator Preview

One step closer to Star Trek's universal translator.<p>An upcoming program from Microsoft hopes to break down language barriers by offering automated …

Warning over experimental brain boost

Electrical brain stimulation equipment – which can boost cognitive performance and is easy to buy online – can have bad effects, impairing brain functioning, research from scientists at Oxford University has shown.<p>A steady stream of reports of stimulators being able to boost brain performance, …

Code Debugs The Gender Gap In Tech

The White House recently appointed Megan Smith of Google as Chief Technology Officer.<p>So, it’s hard to make a case that women are not represented in technology, jokes Jocelyn Goldfein, former director of Engineering at Facebook.<p>Yet, there is clearly a shortage of women in technology companies. This …

MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study

Students of English learn the language faster when they play video games, especially MMOs, according to a new report.<p>The study at the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University, Sweden, looked at a group of sixth graders and how they interact with English in non-educational situations. …

Should Video Games Go On Your Resume?

That’s the question asked in a recent article over at WSJ, where they dive into the recent trend of many job applicants putting their experiences with video games on their resume, in an effort to show they have the leadership and teamwork skills necessary in order to hold a real life job.<p>The game …

World of Warcraft saw a drop of nearly 1M players in three months, says Activision Blizzard

Blizzard continues to see a slow decline in <i>World of Warcraft</i> subscribers, confirming a drop of 800,000 subscribers since March 31, publisher Activision Blizzard said during the latest earnings call for the April-June quarter last night.<p>According to the company, the massively multiplayer game has …

Top 7: Most Disturbing Things About The Pokemon Universe.

EA Access May Be Netflix For Gaming On Xbox One

While it might be obvious that Netflix is changing the world of video delivery, it seems its model may start to make its way more prominently into video games as well. EA has just debuted a rather interesting new program in the form of EA Access, which is coming exclusively to Microsoft’s Xbox …

This is how the new Unreal Tournament might look

Unreal Tournament developer Epic has shown off a new in-engine glimpse at how the upcoming game may look.<p>Speaking last night during a community …

IBM gives Watson a new job: reintroducing soldiers to civilian life

Watson supercomputer has a new and very important job, one that's a lot different from beating Jeopardy champions or whipping up BBQ sauce recipes: helping vets return to normal life. IBM has recently formed a partnership with the USAA (the financial services firm for soldiers and their families) …

Bungie Explains Why 'Destiny' Doesn't Have Cross-Platform Play

The Destiny beta is in full swing on PlayStation, and I’m sure a number of you have a stable of maxed out characters already, making your Xbox friends jealous. Bungie’s genius idea to give each pre-ordering beta participant three separate codes has likely made this a much larger test than anyone …

What it's like to attend a gaming competition that's as big as a rock show

One of the biggest events in competitive gaming is underway this weekend, and unless you knew where to look, you’d miss it entirely.<p>Organized by …

Half Life 3 was Kickstarted. Probably the worst idea ever | PC Invasion

PC gamers love to joke about <i>Half Life 3</i> never coming out so someone thought it would be a good idea to actually Kickstart it.<p>Beside the bloody …

GameStop Wants To Fund Exclusive Video Game Content

The largest—and really one of the only—video game retailers, GameStop, might start funding the development of exclusive video game content.<p>“When you think about the business of gaming and the cost of developing games, we think there’s an opportunity to put capital at risk with publishers and …

Cosplayers make fun of idea women are harder to animate

Cosplayers who attended the GaymerX2 conference this weekend poked fun at Ubisoft's decision to not include playable female characters in <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> — through costume.<p>The convention, which celebrates queerness, inclusiveness and diversity in the video game community, was held at the …

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to …

Another 5 Reasons Video Games Are Actually Good For You

Several more ways video games are making us better.<p>It’s been a while since we’ve touched on the benefits of video games on our health and well-being. …

Female Game Developers Have Doubled Since 2009, Men Still Dominate Industry

The International Game Developers Association has just released a new report about the state of the industry, one that covers many interesting angles from average salary to number of employers and projects. But perhaps the most important point of data has to do with gender.<p>The IGDA report shows …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Emerging Technology

The True Purpose of Steam Sales

The Electoral Map Of PS4 vs. Xbox One Console Popularity

While I can’t claim that the data that follows is conclusive proof of one console’s dominance over another in America, it’s interesting all the same.<p>Real estate site Movoto spent some time collecting social media data via Facebook likes to see which consoles were the most popular in a given state. …