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Watch Conan O'Brien freak out over Outlast

In the his latest Clueless Gamer segment, late-night talk show host and comedian Conan O'Brien tackled three of the most popular horror games currently on the market, with some rather hilarious results — maybe not for O'Brien, but certainly for his audience.<p>According to O'Brien's companion Aaron …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

An appeal to emotion: Sony’s PlayStation 4 ads go for the heart

Sony’s PlayStation brand has nearly 20 years of history, and it’s decided that now is the time to cash that in.<p>The multimedia conglomerate is building up to the Nov. 15 release of the PlayStation 4 with a marketing blitz that includes live-action commercials, Taco Bell contests, and more.<p>Sony’s …

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

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Debuting Dynamighty in a world of espionage

In 1958, the United States Air Force developed a plan to launch a nuclear strike on the moon. In hindsight, this was a bad idea. But at the time — nestled deep in the paranoia of the Cold War — the U.S. and the Soviet Union alike engaged in a space race very different to what we know today.<p>Project …

Koch Industries Wary of Being Tainted by the Obamacare-Prompted Shutdown

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Koch Industries, umbrella corporate behemoth for the conservative Koch brothers, sent a letter to …

XCOM: Enemy Within turns your agents into undercover spies

In August, 2K announced <i>XCOM: Enemy Within</i>, a "Firaxis-style" expansion loaded with new weapons, items, maps and ways for players to ramp up the tactical aspects of last year's <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i>. In a recent hands-on demo, the company revealed more additions to the game's strategy, including more …

A League of Legends Nexus would cost $24,106 if it was real

The object of every League of Legends match is to destroy the other team’s Nexus, but does anyone bother to figure out exactly how much money we’re knocking to the ground each time we secure a victory? Well, the Movoto Real Estate Blog was clearly curious.<p>Movoto determined that each Nexus would …

Destiny gameplay trailer takes us to Earth's Moon

A new gameplay trailer for Bungie's online shooter <i>Destiny</i> focuses on an enemy that hails from a source very familiar to we Earthlings.<p>Humans living in the last city of Earth looked to the sky and saw hope, says the trailer's narrator, but those in the sky looked back and saw us. At last, a force …

Latest 'Destiny' trailer shows an epic sci-fi battle on the moon

We got our first look at <i>Destiny</i>'s gameplay at E3 earlier this year, and now developer Bungie has provided another brief glimpse with a trailer set on the moon. The decimated version of our moon looks to be a great example of <i>Destiny</i>'s sci-fi-meets-fantasy world, complete with a terrifying giant …

This Drug Could Help Skin Cancer Patients Survive For Decades

A huge step forward for the long-term survival of those with serious melanoma.<p>Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have just concluded a ten-year study on the effects of a drug called ipilimumab on patients with advanced melanoma, a form of skin cancer, and have found that the …

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The ULTIMATE Gaming PC? - Q&A

Armored Core: Verdict Day review

Armored Core: Verdict Day goes a long way toward addressing one of Armored Core V's most pressing issues: the fact that it was an online game with …

3 Kickstarter Video Games You Should Pay Attention To

I’ve been remiss in my Kickstarter blogging lately.<p>Partly this is due to Kickstarter burn-out on my part.<p>Once upon a time, there were only a few games seeking funding on the site. Now it’s a near constant flood.<p>I’m still a little surprised people continue dropping money on these titles with so few …

Unleashed: Martin and James - 10 Years On | Brew Dogs | Esquire Network

X Rebirth trailer teaches you how to become an interstellar mogul

A new trailer for <i>X Rebirth</i> is all about the intricacies of trading and the game's interstellar economy.<p>There are two types of trading in <i>X Rebirth</i>. The first involves the player using his or her own ship to transport a limited quantity of material items, picking up from one port and selling them at …

Valve unveils the Steam Controller

A gamepad designed to work with the entire Steam library<p>Today Valve revealed details for its very own gamepad — the Steam Controller, designed to work with the company's Steam Box console. The device features two circular, clickable trackpads with a touchscreen in the middle. "Driven by the …

How Guild Wars 2's developer had to change to create a 'Living World'

New content comes to ArenaNet's massively multiplayer online game <i>Guild Wars 2</i> every two weeks, and design lead Mike Zadorojny explained how and why the developer does that at the Eurogamer Expo today.<p>ArenaNet is devoted to the idea of a "living world" that is always changing, in which players …

Eve Online's 20th expansion is Rubicon, hits Nov. 19

The 20th expansion to CCP Games' long-running massively multiplayer space sim <i>Eve Online</i> is called <i>Rubicon</i> and is scheduled for a Nov. 19 release, the developer announced today.<p><i>Rubicon</i> will focus on "individual and small fleet activity" and include new "quick-strike" options will allow for new …

Watch the alternate ending for The Last of Us, DLC details coming tomorrow

<b>Warning:</b> This video is laden with spoilers — steer clear if you haven't finished the game.<p>The video showing the alternate ending for Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of U</i>s <i>—</i> first shown during the studio's panel at PAX Prime earlier this month — is now available for all to see courtesy of creative director …

Why Grand Theft Auto V makes us feel good about playing bad

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The release of Grand Theft Auto V has shown that people will collectively pay more than $1 billion dollars to play the villain. That doesn’t mean we all want …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

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To treat obesity, consider 100 trillion gut bugs - Futurity

A drug that appears to target specific intestinal bacteria in mice may lead to new …

Killzone: Shadow Fall season pass covers six add-ons for $19.99

<i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> players will be able to pick up a season pass that includes six packs of multiplayer DLC for $19.99, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.<p>The season pass will be available for £15.99 in the U.K. and €19.99 in Europe, and the content contained within will be …

How Valve's Steam Box will reinvent the game console as you know it

<b>Update:</b> On Monday, September 23rd, Valve announced a crucial component of its push for the living room: SteamOS. With two additional announcements teased for the coming days, we're expecting to get a first look at Valve's official Steam Box hardware this week. Stay tuned to our StoryStream for the …

Tom Clancy's EndWar Announcement Trailer - IGN Video

Tom Clancy's EndWar returns as a new free-to-play browser game.

Halo dev calls MGSV female character design "disgusting"

Halo designer David Ellis has spoken out regarding Hideo Kojima's recent announcement that the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain character Quiet has been specifically designed to be "sexy."<p>Asked if the Metal Gear Solid franchise's "eccentric" nature supported the character design, Ellis said, …

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Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …