Karl Pierce

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Mario Kart 8 players have no clue what coins do (But it's great design anyway)

I’ve played many, many, many hours of <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, but it’s only recently that I learned the effect of the collectable coins that have been recently reintroduced into the series. Before I Googled it, I asked around to see if anybody else knew exactly what they did. I found most people didn’t, and …

Mario Kart

Even 'Sesame Street' Has A 'Game Of Thrones' Parody

Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is poised to launch Sunday, and everyone is talking about it—even Sesame Street.<p>The most famous of all children’s shows has been parodying adult shows for a long time now. Everything from <i>Mad Men</i> to <i>Law and Order</i> has gotten a treatment from the Sesame Street muppets.<p>In the</i> …

TV Series

Comparison video shows off Mario Kart 8’s new super-fast 200cc mode

Mario Kart 8 on Wii U is getting a whole lot faster.<p>Nintendo’s highly rated racer is getting a free update on April 23 that adds a new difficulty level. The 200cc mode will challenge karting experts with its super-fast pace, as seen in the comparison video below.<p>A lap of the Piranha Plant Pipeway …

Xbox Boss Thinks Banjo as a Super Smash Bros. DLC Character Is "Cool"

Which character should be added to the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS roster next? That's the question Nintendo posed to fans yesterday when it launched a new voting portal. Microsoft's Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now weighed in, saying he'd like to see Banjo the honey bear from Rare's iconic …

Are JRPGs Primed for a Comeback?

A light in the darkness.<p>As a young kid in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, I was absolutely obsessed with my NES, and I voraciously consumed any …

Time I

Best US cities for cycling

Fantasy Life: The TAY Review

<i>Across the grassy plains, the wind dances playfully among the trees<br>I spend my days with a fish hook dangled aimlessly in a stream, it’s the angler’s</i> …

Acquainted

How to share your Steam gaming library with friends and family

Valve’s new family sharing features allow up to five accounts to access a single person’s library. Here’s what you need to know to set it up.<p>Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big name and independent publishers in one convenient place, its Steam digital distribution …

Gaming

The Best 3DS Games

When the Nintendo 3DS first launched worldwide in 2011, many feared that the new handheld wouldn't have a chance of replicating the success of its predecessor, the DS. Fast forward several years and things are looking much better for the 3DS thanks to its increasingly impressive library of great …

Save the children, save yourself: The one lifetime of Road Not Taken

"Unless you ask for help, we’re not going to offer any. We’re curious to see how you’ll do," Dave Edery, the co-founder of Spry Fox tells me as I sit down to try <i>Road Not Taken</i>, the team’s latest game, coming to the PlayStation 4, Vita, and Steam this summer.<p>It’s a grid-based puzzle title with …

How to manually update your Nexus tablet to KitKat [updated]

With the right tools and a little knowledge, there's no need to wait for your OTA<p><b>Update:</b> Nexus 7 (2012) link has been added. Get to flashing!<p><b>Update …

Vision Objects, The Maker Of MyScript Calculator And MyScript Notes, Looks To Replace Your Keyboard With MyScript Stylus

The previous apps from Vision Objects have been a little magical – they had better handwriting recognition than a lot of expensive desktop software …

Fan-made Mother sequel gets trailer and 2014 release date

<i>Mother 4</i>, the fan-made sequel to the Mother role-playing game series known in the U.S. as EarthBound, is scheduled for a winter 2014 release, according to a trailer posted online today.<p>Check out the trailer above to see the SNES-inspired graphics and gameplay that's headed to Windows PC, Mac and …

Deal alert: Nexus 7 (2013) available for 20% off with OfficeMax coupon

Did you get a Nexus 7 (2013) yet? Are you looking to get a sweet deal on the Nexus 7 (2013)? If that’s the case, OfficeMax has one such new deal for you.<p>This deal doesn’t apply to online purchases, but you can grab a 20% off coupon here. for any tablet available in the store. In the case of the …

Mobile Technology

YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code

If you build it, they will come. But what if you don’t know how to build it?<p>That was the problem facing Mattan Griffel, founder of a new YC-backed startup called One Month Rails that is launching today.<p>“I didn’t study computer science or anything, but I had this great idea for a startup,” he said. …