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Add an e-ink screen to your Samsung Galaxy S4 with PocketBook (hands-on)

BERLIN -- What do you get for the phone that has everything? The Samsung Galaxy S4 is possibly the best smartphone ever made, but one thing it <i>doesn't</i> have is an e-ink screen for reading the latest page-turner.<p>That's where the PocketBook S4 case, unveiled at technology bunfest IFA 2013, comes in. …

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Don't even bother trying to upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 today

If you're one of the few people who own a Windows RT tablet (don't all raise your hands at once, now), you just got a chunk of your Saturday back. Citing a "situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1," Microsoft has pulled the upgrade from the …

[Rumor Smash] This Is Absolutely Not An All-White Nexus 5

On the evening of the 18th, Chinese tech site CtechCN began the circulation of an image representing an all-white variant of the Nexus 5, with the …

WWE 2K14 Rekindles One Man's Dormant Love of Wrestling

After playing WWE 2K14, Tom McShea finds that it has awoken his deep love of wrestling. Take on The Undertaker and more in this upcoming wrestling game from 2K Games.

Why Resident Evil 6 gives this graduate student chills

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Last fall, I moved to New York City to begin my doctoral studies in English education at Teachers College of Columbia University. Shortly after, just as the …

Are 'Phablets' The Ultimate Media Phones?

Since their inception, I have had to dig deep to fully understand why some consumers would gravitate to a phone the size of a tablet. “Phablets” are too large to fit into pants pocket or small purse, don’t get better battery life than a phone, can’t be used one-handed, and look absolutely …

TFTW: Top Ten Gaming Dystopias

Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …

Why skeptics should embrace Valve's new Steam controller

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>A week has passed since Valve announced its Steam controller, which resembles a speaker more than a gamepad and has left many skeptical of its quality.<p>Just …

Naughty Dog reveals how axed Jack and Daxter reboot led to The Last of Us

The creative director for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, has revealed that the development team behind the game was originally assembled to produce a new entry in Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter series, which was last seen on the PlayStation 2.<p>Speaking at a keynote address for IGDA Toronto 2013, …

Amazon was thinking about a 3D phone years ago, early patents reveal

In 2008, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was already dreaming up a 3D smartphone. Now it's five years later, and while Amazon has built a series of great tablets, a smartphone has yet to materialize. But rumors of one have: Amazon is now said to be developing Bezos' 3D smartphone, which would work by …

Guillermo del Toro teams with 'The Simpsons' for a love letter to the horror genre

Some argue that <i>The Simpsons</i>, which first hit the airwaves in 1989, is past its prime, despite it being one of the greatest TV shows of all time. If you're among those who question whether or not the animated series can still deliver something spectacular, we suggest you take a look at the fantastic …

Microsoft asked HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android phones, says report

With Microsoft's Nokia acquisition raising questions over the future of third-party Windows Phone devices, Redmond has its work cut out convincing OEMs to continue to license its struggling software — and a report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> suggests that the software giant may have gone to extremes. …

‘Forever Evil #2’ And Other Comics Of Note, October 2nd

Lex Luthor is not in a good mood… and can you blame him? A full review of Forever Evil #2, plus looks at books from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Top Cow, IDW and Valiant under the jump.<p>Mostly this book works because Geoff Johns can cut loose. There are two plotlines that intertwine here; Luthor gearing …

Smashing! There's A New 'British Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Voiceover Video.

“What if the Ninja Turtles were British?” asks Paul Benton. Luckily, he’s also a videographer, production artist, improv comic, and voiceover artist, so he went ahead and answered the question himself. The first video below is a bloody good voiceover of a scene from <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>. …

Why Capcom Won't 'Learn' From 'Mighty No. 9'

<i>Mighty No. 9</i>, Keiji Inafune’s Kickstarter to essentially make the next 2D Mega Man without Capcom, has been enormously successful. To the tune of $4 million in development funding. And we’ll hear a lot about how Capcom could “learn” from this. One problem, though: There’s nothing to actually …

Picross e3 available on the 3DS eShop today

Logic puzzle game <i>Picross e3</i> is now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, according to a listing on Nintendo's website.<p>The game was originally slated to launch in North America and Europe in September. Players can purchase the title via the eShop for $5.99.<p>The game will be available later in Europe …

An Illustrated World of Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mr. Porter, an online retailer of high-end menswear, published a lovely interactive map of global coffee trends this summer in the journal section of …

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE Resorts to Helping Moms Shop at Target

NBA Jam Was Rigged Against The Chicago Bulls, Claims The Game’s Lead Designer

In an older but still interesting interview with ESPN the Magazine’s “The Gamer Blog,” NBA Jam’s original lead designer Mark Turmell finally revealed what most of us have been screaming for the last 20 years – the NBA is fixed! Well, maybe not the actual NBA, but at least the video game version is …

Could The Plot To ‘Gravity’ Actually Happen? Scarily, Yes.

<i>Gravity</i> is headed to a massive opening and it’s an early contender for Oscars. But could two astronauts actually be stranded in space, with no help and cut off from all communication? Scarily, the answer is yes.<p><b>Death By Dust</b><p>The entire plot of the movie is triggered by space debris. A shower of …

To NOT Be Continued?: 10 DC Plotlines Left Dangling

Maybe on Blood Moon?<p>1 of 12<p>In a couple of months, DC Comics is going to revisit their past in a big way in the two-month event <b>Convergence</b>.<p>The …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most hotly anticipated phones of the year, and for good reason. With its massive 5.7-inch 1080p HD AMOLED display, larger battery, thinner body, and massive processing power, it appears to be a truly legitimate successor to the tried and true Galaxy Note 2. But is it …

Jimmy Kimmel Discovered The Cure For iOS 7 Motion Sickness [Video]

As you may have heard, a lot of users have complained of motion sickness while using their iPhones after upgrading to iOS 7. The new zooming and parallax effects that were added make a lot of people nauseous, but Jimmy Kimmel and his team of researchers have found an amazing new cure for those …

'Mega Man' spiritual successor coming to PS4 and Xbox One after smashing Kickstarter goal

<i>Mighty No. 9</i>, the new side-scrolling action game from <i>Mega Man</i> creator Keiji Inafune, has finished its round of crowdfunding — and the project was a huge success, raising over four times the initial goal of $900,000. Inafune's team took in $3,845,170 on Kickstarter, or over $4 million total …

'Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release

The <i>Warcraft</i> movie now has a release date — December 18th, 2015. The feature film based on Blizzard's hugely popular <i>World of Warcraft</i> series of video games will be directed by Duncan Jones, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed sci-fi thrillers <i>Moon</i> and <i>Source Code</i>. Charles Leavitt, who penned …

Should You Buy The Samsung Galaxy Gear? Here’s What The Reviews Say [Roundup]

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has been on sale for a number of weeks now, but today the South Korean company lifted its embargo on reviews. If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not you should spend hundreds of dollars on one, then, now’s the time to find out.<p>To make things a little easier for you, …

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Threeview: Grand Theft Auto V reviewed by a critic, an analyst, and an academic

Grand Theft Auto V may be one of the best-reviewed games in all of history, but it does surprise us that it is also the highest-scoring GamesBeat Threeview to date. A 100 out of 100 … coming from Professor Murray?<p>Our academic reviewer wrote a beautiful piece below justifying that perfect score, but …

Buyer Beware: The Piston PC Console Isn't Remotely As Powerful As Xi3 Wants You To Believe

Xi3 has revealed the release date for the Piston, the company’s modular PC-based gaming console. Unfortunately, a mixture of questionable marketing terminology and lack of crucial system specifications adds up to one thing: Potential customers should arm themselves with the facts before they spend …

Sizing Up Next-Gen - PS4's 'Killzone Shadow Fall' Is A Whopping 50GB

You might want to get pre-loading now. Everyone involved in the games business is pushing for a future with more digital downloads, and they’re also pushing for big, fancy games. With the advent of the Xbox One and PS4, that is going to mean some colossal downloads. According to an interview with …