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Told You So: Now Even Sony And Microsoft Think The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

Back in September 2014 I wrote an article for Forbes called The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date, stating my belief that the inability of either console to offer any sort of support for 4K/UHD resolution video or gaming at a time when 4K TV sales were set to explode would lead to the …

Televisions

DraftKings brings its daily-fantasy sports empire to esports

Daily fantasy sports are going electronic.<p>DraftKings, one of the top companies in the daily-fantasy market, is expanding to include professional gaming. The site announced this morning that it will take wagers on the League of Legends World Championships starting October 1. Fans can either play for …

Draft Kings Introducing eSports Contests Next Month

Fantasy sports giant DraftKings--that company whose ads you've no doubt seen during sports games on TV--is adding competitive gaming to its lineup of fantasy sports. As reported by Recode, DraftKings will soon let users draft a team of pro gamers and then compete with others for real money, just as …

DraftKings

TBS Forms Own Gaming League, Will Air Weekly Counter-Strike Matches

Joining ESPN, Turner Broadcasting has announced that it will air competitive gaming matches on TBS. Turner has partnered with WME/IMG to create its own esports league with events to be televised nationally every week on Friday evenings. The first year will focus on Valve's Counter-Strike: Global …

TBS

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

The $3 game that wants to create a totalitarian surveillance state with puzzles

What if we knew every piece of communication we sent or received was watched? What if it was your job to do the watching?<p><i>Touchtone</i> is a $2.99 iOS puzzle game that sees you, playing a direct role in the story, breaking what seems to be a form of encryption and then looking at the e-mails and …

Watch one of the best Hearthstone players lose to a lowly starter deck

If you want proof that anyone has a chance to win in publisher Blizzard’s collectible-card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, just look to tournament player Amaz’s latest stumble.<p>Blizzard was performing maintenance on the North American servers this morning, so to continue playing, Jason “Amaz” …

What We Want From Dota 2 in 2015 - IGN Arena Podcast - IGN Video

The International 5, new Heroes, and even more events -- that's what we're aching for in 2015.

Podcasting

Can We Build a Gaming PC on a Console Budget?

There's no debating that a souped-up gaming PC will outperform an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 any day of the week, but it'll also cost you a lot more at checkout. However, what about a gaming PC that isn't top of the line, say, one that was built for $550?<p>This is the question we put to the test: …

Computer Hardware

TV's 12 Funniest Running Jokes Ever

When it comes to sheer quantity of side-splitting laughs, TV always trumps movies. Think about it: How could a two-hour flick possibly compete with …

It Looks Like 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is Changing An Iconic Comic Scene

We have seen a lot of trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and we still have another few months until its May release.<p>Sony just put out a new international trailer for the film that shows NYC getting torn apart. However, any eagle-eyed viewers will be quick to notice that it also gives away a …

Nintendo CEO: 'Wii U Isn't In Good Shape,' Plans $1.2B Stock Buyback

After another disappointing holiday season and continuing struggles to market its Wii U home video game console, Nintendo plans to buy back approximately 10 million shares, or 7.8% of its outsanding stock, in a $1.2 billion buyback (125 billion yen.)<p>This accompanies news that CEO Satoru Iwata will …

These Are Nintendo's Lifetime Hardware and Software Numbers

Talk about prolific.<p>Nintendo’s quarterly earnings may not have been too strong, and the Wii U is staging a fight for its life, but one thing is for …

Nintendo CEO: the Gamepad is the Wii U's Weakness

Nintendo is focusing on raising awareness of the pad through software.<p>President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata took to the stage at Nintendo's financial …

Nintendo Will License its Characters to New Partners

During the corporate management policy briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that the company will relax its …

Watch_Dogs for Wii U Missing from Nintendo's List of Upcoming Games: Another Sign of Cancellation?

There have been rumors of a possible cancellation of the Wii U version of <i>Watch_Dogs</i>, due to the (then retracted) cancellation of pre-orders at …

Nintendo games may get cheaper for people who buy more of them

In an effort to encourage its customers to buy more games, Nintendo may experiment with "flexible price points" — for example, dropping prices on games as a customer buys more of them or recommends titles to friends, said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a policy briefing today.<p>"Based on our …

The Witcher 3: New Details to Blow Your Mind

CD Projekt’s Marcin Iwinski answers all our questions about this year’s much-anticipated RPG.<p>Ask anyone what games they’re looking forward to the …

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …

SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges

Facing a mounting public-relations crisis, SeaWorld has finally responded to charges of animal mistreatment made in this year's documentary "Blackfish."<p>On Friday, SeaWorld paid to publish an open letter in eight newspapers, including the<p>Los Angeles Times, emphasizing its care for killer whales. …

SeaWorld

Inside Gaming - YouTube

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Baltimore

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China