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The truth behind those mysteriously cheap gray market game codes

The Steam key for <i>Gravity Ghost</i>, the new release from Ivy Games, cost Polygon $12.44. The indie game is just a few weeks old, and currently the only place to buy it is through the Humble Bundle store or Steam itself. Or rather, those are the official places to buy it. There, the game sells for …

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE

After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.<p>Google first announced Android …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Pinterest's Tracy Chou: How I Got My Start In Tech—Despite Myself

Tracy Chou joined Pinterest when it was still a small startup, building the pinboards that would come to be a standard of the Visual Web.<p>At Pinterest, she built an early codebase refactor in fall 2011 that enabled the growing Pinterest engineering team to collaborate on the same codebase. She also …

60 seconds with Hemingwrite, an E Ink typewriter

Between social networks, video games and the endless void of procrastination we call "the internet," computers can make pretty poor writing devices. Isn't there something better? Insert Coin contenders Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul think so -- they've created the Hemingwrite: an E Ink typewriter that …

Content Marketers: Start Giving a Damn About Your Content

<i>Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises.</i><p>The internet is ballooning with fluff, and bad content marketing is to blame. In our obsession with “engaging” our “audience” in “real-time” with “targeted content” that goes “viral,” we are driving people insane.<p>The deep feeling of …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

‘The Crew’ Is The Latest Victim Of The Fall Video Game Delay Curse

You know, it’s October, you’d think the Fall Delay Curse was done screwing with us. But, apparently not, as Ubisoft has just delayed their upcoming racing title by a month.<p>For those unfamiliar, <i>The Crew</i> is an extremely ambitious racing game wherein you race across the United States as a vast, …

The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

Nvidia launches GTX 980M, almost closing the laptop-desktop performance gap - ExtremeTech

By on October 7, 2014 at 9:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Today, Nvidia is unveiling the GTX …

Games of the Alien series, Part 2: The 'must play' edition

I can’t speak for anyone else on the GamesBeat staff, but I’ve definitely bought a ticket on Sega’s hypetrain for Alien: Isolation.<p>Like riding any form of high-speed transportation, however, in the back of my mind lies the fear that this ride will end in a public display of disastrous calamity. …

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Grand Theft Auto artist offers tips on how to succeed in gaming

As former art director at Rockstar Leeds, which worked on many games in the Grand Theft Auto series, Ian Bowden knows a thing or two about the art scene in game development.<p>After the release of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, he transitioned to mobile and social game developer Gameduell. In an interview with …

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it's finished -- and it's even more authoritative than the last time around. Get …

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

Why video game sound is so powerfully bonding

Nostalgia sometimes comes in a thick soup of buzzes, beeps, trills and, of course, wakka-wakkas.<p>That cacophony of sounds paint an audio landscape that any child of the 70s', 80s' or 90s' can pick up in an instant: The arcade.<p>It is so specific, so sentimental of a time when people traded quarters …

Satellite tournament: Sci-fi card game Starbase Annex submitted to Apple

Xin-krek have mercy.<p>Rocco Bowling got in touch over the weekend with good news: Starbase Annex has been submitted to the App Store for certification, …

How To Get Better At Fighting Games -- Using Your Brain

The plateau. Those are the two worst words for a fighting game player to hear. To plateau means virtual fighting death. It stands for stagnation, a …

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …