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Pakistani Teen Aitizaz Hasan To Be Awarded Highest Honour, After He Sacrificed Life To Tackle Suicide Bomber

Pakistan's prime minister has promised the highest civil award for bravery to a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to save his school from a suicide …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

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Most vulnerable retirees struggling to survive

It isn't the retirement George Warren dreamed of.<p>Confined to a wheelchair and living on disability payments after losing his job, Warren, 63, figures he would be homeless in old age if not for a senior housing program offered by Catholic Charities of Maryland.<p>"I had plans, but life had other plans …

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Robin Roberts Has Come Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ABC News corespondent and <i>Good Morning America</i> cohost Robin Roberts has publicly acknowledged her …

The Elder Scrolls Online PvP and Cyrodil Detailed

Prepare for war.<p>Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online's version of Cyrodil will take around 30 minutes to traverse north to south.<p>The …

43% Of Americans Believe In Santa Claus And 7 Other Things Americans Think About The Holidays

Public Policy Polling's annual holiday poll comes out tomorrow. An exclusive first-look given to BuzzFeed shows Americans are pretty divided over Santa's race, 40% of Americans said they believe in Santa Claus, many Americans believe the "War on Christmas" is real, and more people think Santa is a …

How the internet ruined game consoles

The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable connector that the NES before it used, though it's possible he was bold enough to forge a new …

Going Long On Nostalgia: Free 'Fallout', 'Elite', 'Sonic The Hedgehog', 'Wasteland 2' In The News

If anyone needed reminding that the holiday, a time we gather together with those we have known the longest on this Earth and revive every single argument we have ever had with them, is a time when we look back as well as forward, today would probably provide it. The news is rife with venerable …

The PS3 is porn console king, 360 is indeed for Teens

Shortly after the PS4's launch, Pornhub announced that it was the first porn site to fully support the PS4. Destructoid reached out to Pornhub …

Police detain World of Warcraft player during livestream

Someone decided to play an awful prank on Swifty, a <i>World of Warcraft</i> broadcaster with a half-million subscribers on YouTube. Some asshat watching his …

Call of Duty: Ghosts' Extinction mode classes explained

The recently revealed Extinction mode for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, which pits four soldiers against an alien infestation, will feature a class-based system for up to four players. On the game's official blog, developer Infinity Ward explains how those classes are expected to work together.<p>Extinction …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

GTA Creator Rebuilds GTA 1 Map in 3D

Old-school Liberty City gets a fresh coat of paint.<p>Michael Dailly, original creator of the Grand Theft Auto series, remade the original game’s map in …

The Stanley Parable review: the soul of wit

The Stanley Parable doesn't last long but doesn't let up on laughs either<p><i>The Stanley Parable</i> is the most hilarious ten minutes I've spent with a game all year.<p>I've actually spent more time than that — close to three hours — but each individual playthrough lasts no longer than 30 minutes. In its …

Rosetta Stone Targets Free-To-Play Mobile Gaming

Known for its language-learning software, <b>Rosetta Stone</b> is moving into free-to-play mobile gaming space with the launch of <b>Rosetta Stone Arcade Academy</b> (iOS). As more mid-core and core offerings enter the mobile space that has long been the bastion of casual content, it’s not surprising that …

Oculus CEO gets sick from VR, but says he's found the remedy

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has a problem with his much-discussed product, virtual reality headset Rift. It makes him sick.<p>Speaking today at the Gaming Insiders conference in San Francisco, he admitted that he can't play games on Oculus Rift without suffering from motion sickness, a common criticism …

No time to lose (or win): Coping with being an adult gamer

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Mr. Takahashi’s article about gamers who don’t finish games really hit home. For all of my love of video games, I certainly classify as a lapsed gamer. I am a …

‘Come to the flashing lights’: finding a lost autistic child in a city of 8 million

In the search for Avonte Oquendo, police are going beyond conventional methods<p>"Hi Avonte, it's mom. Come to the flashing lights Avonte."<p>That was the message many New York pedestrians could hear blaring from NYPD vans in recent days, as one part of a mammoth effort to track down 14-year-old Avonte …

Discoverer of the Titanic Is Mapping Underwater America

Robert Ballard's new mission is to map and explore the U.S.'s ocean boundaries.<p><b>Robert Ballard, the National Geographic explorer who found the Titanic, has embarked on a ten-year mission to explore a hidden America—the part of the country that lies beneath the ocean waves.</b><p>Underwater America is …

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

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After 6 years, Anki launches slot car game with artificial intelligence

Anki was born six years ago from frustration with the failures of robotics. The company’s founders were robot experts at Carnegie Mellon University, and they saw that most artificial intelligence applications came from the government and industrial sectors. But few robot applications succeed in …

Rogue Legacy available for Mac and Linux

Cellar Door Games' action platformer <i>Rogue Legacy</i> is now available on both Linux and Mac, the studio announced today.<p>As detailed in Patch 1.1.0, users who previously purchased the game on Steam access to the title for free via Steam Play support, as well as bringing a number of changes to the game. …

The wonder of Mega Bloks' customizable micro action figures

Mega Bloks' take on Call of Duty is designed around the franchise, but not any particular game in the long-running series. That said, the sets will feature iconic characters, vehicles, locations, and, yes, zombies pulled from the game.<p>"It's really about the Call of Duty Franchise and not …

8 Times Being Player Two Didn't Suck

Ugh, being the younger sibling or the visiting friend when it came to video game controller dominance was the worst. But not all secondary characters were created equal.

Microsoft licenses 'Age of Empires' for iOS and Android, but downplays further releases

Microsoft is bringing its games to iOS and Android, beginning with <i>Age of Empires</i> sometime in 2013, reports Japan’s <i>Nikkei</i> business daily. The ports are coming courtesy of mobile developer KLab, which is licensing the games from Microsoft for global distribution. <i>Nikkei</i> calls it a possible indication …