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Play this: 'Pathogen' is an infectious strategy game for iOS

Spread that virus<p>Like any good infection, your goal in <i>Pathogen</i> is simply to spread as far as possible. The game, which is available now on iPhone and iPad, is essentially a beefed-up version of Reversi: you place nodes on the screen, and by placing them near your opponents' nodes you can take over …

Microsoft announces Xbox One entertainment app lineup

Yesterday Sony announced what entertainment-centric apps would be featured on the PlayStation 4 at launch, and now it's time for the Xbox One to get the same treatment. Microsoft has detailed the different TV, video service, and streaming apps that will be available on the console for each of the …

Microsoft leads a 12-minute tour of Xbox One games, TV, and apps

Microsoft announced its Xbox One entertainment app lineup this morning and the company is now offering up a full demonstration of games, apps, and TV integration. In a 12 minute video published today, Microsoft demonstrates exactly how the Xbox One dashboard operates. The demo focuses on the Kinect …

Xbox, watch TV: inside Microsoft's audacious plan to take over the living room

<i>So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began and let his song be heard, taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away after casting fire on their huts, while those others led by glorious Odysseus were now sitting in the place of assembly of</i> …

Xbox One pre-orders arrive early for some, reveal game and dashboard details

Microsoft’s Xbox One console isn’t supposed to go on sale until November 22nd, but some lucky gamers have started receiving their pre-orders two weeks in advance. After Microsoft's 12-minute video tour of Xbox One, at least three consoles have been delivered early, with two originating from Target. …

Good Deal: buy two next gen games, get one free at Amazon and Target

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are nearly upon us, which means it's time to stock up on games — and both Amazon and Target are offering deals so you can grab next gen titles for cheap. Starting tomorrow at 9:00 am PST, you'll be able buy two PS4 games on Amazon and get one free. The deal lasts …

Xbox One includes system-wide SkyDrive integration

As Microsoft edges closer to its Xbox One release on November 22nd the company is starting to detail some of the built-in apps available on the console. While the Xbox 360 includes access to a SkyDrive application, the Xbox One’s support goes a little further. Microsoft is integrating its cloud …

New 'SimCityEDU' game doubles as a pop quiz

Video games usually get a bad rap in the classroom, but a new startup is looking to change that. <i>Fast Company</i> reports on a new crop of games that could help students get a feel for basic curricular tasks while helping teachers keep better tabs on how well they're learning. The first one is called</i> …

The delightful paper world of ‘Tearaway’

<i>Tearaway</i> is a world made entirely from paper — whether it's the splashing puddles, or the wafting lines from a particularly stinky piece of cheese. A soon-to-be-released game for the PS Vita, <i>Tearaway</i> is the latest creation from Media Molecule, the team behind PS3 hit <i>LittleBigPlanet</i>. And it not only …

Xbox One ‘snap’ demo puts games and TV side-by-side

One of Microsoft’s more unique features for its Xbox One console is an app snapping feature that’s similar to the company’s Windows 8 software. Microsoft has provided limited demonstrations of the feature previously, but today it’s providing a full demo of exactly how this feature works. From the …

Sony aiming to implement PS4 MP3 and CD playback after angry fan reaction

Sony recently announced that unlike the PlayStation 3, its PlayStation 4 would not be able to play CDs or MP3 files, leading a small but concentrated fan backlash from would-be purchasers upset by the removal of the functionality. Now President of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida has told</i> …

Xbox One guarded by sharks ahead of 10,000 launch parties

Microsoft is preparing for an elaborate Xbox One launch later this month. Ten thousand retail locations in 13 countries will open their doors at midnight to mark the Xbox One launch on November 22nd. Some of the bigger events in major cities will be streamed on Xbox Live and broadcast on Spike TV. …

Killzone: Shadow Fall review: stalemate

Shadow Fall looks like the future, but it's stuck in the past<p><i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> is developer Guerrilla Games' latest attempt to find a niche for its AAA shooter franchise.<p>The original <i>Killzone</i> was impossibly positioned as a competitor to <i>Halo</i>; <i>Killzone 2</i> and its infamous "target render" reveal …

Consoles “Too Limited” for Oculus Rift

"It's hard to imagine them running a VR experience that's on par with PC.”<p>Inventor of the Oculus Rift and founder of Oculus VR Palmer Luckey believes …

Why one PS4 game dev avoided embracing the DualShock 4's tech

The PlayStation 4 version of <i>Hohokum</i> isn't very cutting edge. But that's because the game developers don't want it to be.<p>Where other early PlayStation 4 game developers are looking at ways to take advantage of the PS4's powerful GPU compute tech, or ways to make use of motion controls, a touch pad, …