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Opinion: To rival the film industry, games need to grow up

For an industry with a market cap over $100 billion, video games don't get as much press as one might expect. At least they didn't until this month.<p>Over the past couple weeks, as a reporter focused on the games industry, I've fielded interviews with popular news outlets eager to cover <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Grand Theft Auto V shatters seven Guinness World Records

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>It turns out that everyone has a little bit of criminal in them, as Rockstar Games’ latest entry into its gritty <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Saul Goodman Show Greenlit, Will Be a 'Breaking Bad' Prequel – /Film

<b>Better Call Saul</b>, the <b>Breaking Bad</b> spinoff show set around <b>Bob Odenkirk</b>‘s rakish, pragmatic, and charismatic lawyer Saul Goodman, is now the subject of …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

The Twerk That Won the Internet, ‘What the Fox Say’ & More Viral Videos

From the twerk that won the Internet to Jon Stewart’s return, WATCH our countdown of the best and buzziest.<p>Rather than let Steve Buscemi simply …

A wire-suspended GLaDOS cosplayer turns fandom into performance art

We've seen some extraordinarily good, clever, and elaborate cosplay, but longtime designer Athena Cole (also known as Enayla) has taken Portal fan costumes to new heights. In the video below from <i>Invader Boom</i> at PAX 2013, Cole speaks from within a beautifully realized GLaDOS costume, its surface …

Battered Robbery Suspects Evidently Picked the Wrong "Victims"

A pair of teenagers who allegedly tried to pull off a robbery at gunpoint in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week picked the wrong two victims for …

Crime

Characters Take Turns Robbing a Bank - "Next Please"

12 Celebrity Scandals That Would Have Broken Twitter, Had It Existed At The Time

When Miley Cyrus sent VMA viewers into a frenzy with her over-the-top performance Sunday, social media seemed to magnify their outrage. In fact, Cyrus even set a record for most tweets per minute (360,000, to be exact).<p>We couldn't help but wonder what kind of reactions the following events would …

Fellas, We Suggest You Take A Page From Paul Newman's Playbook

Guys, summer is winding down. We know it's sad that you have to give up your lightweight t-shirts and shorts for some cooler weather clothes, but fret not. As always, we are here to help make this sartorial transition nice and easy.<p>We're going to be taking fashion tips from the one and only Paul …

Measles outbreak in Texas traced back to anti-vaccination televangelist

An outbreak of measles in North Texas has so far sickened 22 people, and public health officials are now drawing a connection between the flare-up and a local church whose leader reportedly advocated against childhood vaccinations and linked them to the development of autism.<p>As far as health …

Migraine sufferers' brains 'show structural differences'

<b>There are structural differences in parts of the brain between people who have migraines and those who do not, according to a review by Danish researchers.</b><p>The analysis of 20 separate studies, in the journal Neurology, showed changes in the brain's white matter and tiny lesions could be …

Neurology

With 'Berzerk,' Eminem Is Back

On Sunday, during the VMAs, Eminem announced a new album, his first since 2010’s <i>Recovery</i>. It’s called <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>, and it’s coming to us …

Listen to Eminem's new single, "Berzerk"

Eminem has shared “Berzerk”, the aptly-named new single off <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>, his upcoming eighth studio album and the sequel to his 2000 …

Ten Reasons To Love The Xbox One Operating System

Sony’s PlayStation family received a majority of the positive attention from Gamescom this week, but Microsoft also deserves special mention for an important reason: the Xbox One operating system. It’s still in a pre-release state, though you’d easily mistake it for a finished product. Its design …

This Is Why Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Was A Failure

What Miley Cyrus was trying to do at the VMAs vs. what Miley Cyrus actually did. A case study.<p>The following is a case study of what Miley was going for vs. what actually happened.

MTV VMAs 2013: we watched it for you

Who was twerking? What now with the giant teddy bears? We round up the highs and definite lows of MTV's 30th awards show<p>MTV's Video Music Awards are an annual test of how far show producers can push pop music stars to behave bizarrely in front of a live television audience. At this year's show – …

Miley Cyrus twerks her way into a new look at the VMAs

The former child star's raunchy stage show at the MTV awards horrified, rather than entertained, many of her fans<p><b>Age:</b> Now 20, fortunately.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Erm, yes, well that's the thing.<p><b>What thing?</b> I'm not quite sure how I should describe it.<p><b>Oh don't worry. I know what Miley Cyrus looks like. She's</b> …

Selena Gomez's 2013 VMAs Versace Dress Is Quite Revealing (PHOTOS)

The 2013 MTV VMAs red carpet was full of glitz and glamour, and Selena Gomez's dress was no exception. The brunette beauty shone in a skintight Atelier Versace gown that peeled away on one side to reveal a risqué corset top.<p>Justin Bieber's on-again, off-again gal won Best Pop Video for her song …

This One Photo Of Rihanna Sums Up How Everyone Felt About Miley Cyrus Twerking At The VMAs

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Ariana Grande's VMAs 2013 Red Carpet Dress Is Oh-So-Pretty (PHOTOS)

Ariana Grande may be young, but she's already got the style chops to compete with any older celeb.<p>The 20-year-old Nickelodeon star hit the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in a Kenley Collins minidress. The blue floral number was a fun yet mature look, and we even liked the white pumps …

Taylor Swift Couldn't Handle Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke's VMAs Performance

Selena Gomez, meanwhile, was admirably composed.

Lady Gaga's Butt Was The True Star Of The VMAs

Gaga's butt, it is a thing of beauty.

Teens Beat WWII Vet to Death in Random Attack

An elderly resident of Spokane, Washington, whom friends say was still full of life, passed away yesterday morning from injuries he sustained during …

GTA V Features Exposed Penises, Marijuana Use, and a “Brief Instance of Necrophilia”

ESRB report lays out GTA V’s adult content in typical matter-of-fact fashion.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Steer clear if you’re concerned about mild spoilers …

Understanding 'fanboyism': an overused and misconstrued term

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>If you’re an avid player of video games and you’ve spent a fair amount of time on the Internet, chances are you’ve come across the term “fanboy” on more than …

3-Month-Old Indian Baby May Suffer From Spontaneous Human Combustion

A 3-month-old Indian baby has burst into flames at least four times without any obvious external cause, leading doctors to investigate the …

Nisttarkya Electric Concept Bike by Santhosh

<b>Nisttarkya electric concept bike</b> designed by Santhosh features unique riding position. The aerodynamic riding position was based on bio-inspired …

Industrial Design

Here’s how Beats Music is curating its subscription service

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Beats Music, the yet-to-be-launched digital subscription service spearheaded by Jimmy Iovine, wants to edge out competitors …