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Cauldryn has made the swiss army knife of heated travel mugs

If you thought that the cutting edge of vacuum-insulated coffee mugs was to buy one in a color other than black then, boy, have we got news for you. Cauldryn Coffee is showing off its modular coffee cup that promises to revolutionize the way we carry around beverages. At its heart, is the coffee …

Swiss Army Knives

Samsung W2018 flip phone has a camera that’s not like any other in mobile tech

For some inexplicable reason every year, Samsung likes to create an oddly high-brow flip phone running Android with some of the latest high-caliber …

Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

I have lived my whole life with a Republican Party with which I disagreed, but at least understood.<p>The first election I can remember was the presidential election of 1980. I was 10 years old. I didn’t know much about politics or party platforms. I only knew that the former peanut-farmer president, …

Donald Trump

A comedian hacked the far right by seizing power from its Facebook bots

On Sept. 3, 2017, around 180,000 members of German far-right Facebook groups found something unusual when they logged on.<p>They were greeted by a video of a man dressed all in black, who described himself as the “Reichs Propaganda Minister” of a political party called simply, The PARTY (Die PARTEI). …

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What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?

With so many entertainment options available to consumers today, the bygone era of all-encompassing Nintendo mania in America seems quaint. During …

See an unreleased 'South Park' game running on the original Xbox

Legend has it that back in the early 2000s, Oregon studio Buzz Monkey was working on an officially licensed <i>South Park</i> game for the original Xbox. The game never shipped, but an incredibly early version appears to have made its way to an Xbox debug console -- and it's now on YouTube. The folks at …

South Park

Buy an Xbox One this week, get a free game

Microsoft is looking to entice people into buying an Xbox One this week, following up this month's permanent price drop by sweetening the deal with a free game.<p>People who buy an Xbox One this week, including the standard $349 Kinect-free 500 GB console as well as the new $399 model with a 1 TB hard …

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Four Unexpected Games at E3 2015

Most people have heard about the big titles at E3 2015: Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rainbow Six Siege, and others. But E3 is a massive conference, and dozens of games are on display. There are really awesome games at the show that are easily missed, but we had the opportunity to …

Assassin's Creed Unity - Immersive Open-World Activities Trailer - IGN Video

Creative director Alex Amancio discusses the uniqueness of Revolutionary Paris and goes more in-depth regarding side quests.

5 Minutes of Geometry Wars 3 Gameplay - Pax Prime 2014 - IGN Video

See gameplay of Sierra Interactive's sequel to the classic Bizarre Creations title.

The New Yorker's archives are free - here's a guide to some of its best gaming stories

The New Yorker this week announced not only a sweeping redesign of their website, but that they were throwing open the gates to their archives, granting everyone free access to stories going back to 2007.<p>The free access only lasts the summer, so best to get reading and if you're into video game …

Why Your Brain Kept Telling You to Blow into NES Catridges

We all know that blowing into an NES cartridge is a useless and potentially harmful activity. But why did we still do it, even though it never …

Here's what it's like to play Destiny, Bungie's first game since Halo

Bungie has been shy about revealing the nuts-and-bolts gameplay of <i>Destiny</i>, its first game since it stopped working on the <i>Halo</i> series. Today, though, the company has thrown open the kimono. In addition to offering its own gameplay video, it gave <i>Joystiq</i> and other outlets a chance to try the title for …

This fan-made Half-Life 3 trailer is frustratingly good

A group of Half-Life fans have created a most excellent trailer for Valve's long-awaited Half-Life 3, though we apologize if it makes the wait for the real game that much more painful to endure.<p>Deviant Pictures Films used Source Filmmaker to create the trailer you see below. It shows Gordon and …

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The Pirate Bay Bundle gets you 101 indie games you might have missed

Odditie-s , a small indie games blog curated by @moshboy , has assembled The Pirate Bay Bundle, a torrent that offers 101 indie games. As @moshboy …

Itagaki's Devil's Third Reveal Will Be Coming This Year - IGN Video

Devil's Third is the long-gestating first game from Tomonobu Itagaki's Valhalla Studios.

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut hits April 8 on PS4 and Xbox One, PC later

<i>Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut</i> will be released April 8 in North America on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $19.99, developer Born Ready Games announced today.<p>European PS4 owners will have to wait until April 9. The <i>Director's Cut</i> will be cheaper on PS4 than Xbox One in the U.K. (£15.39 instead of …

One Of Gaming's Greatest Trailers, Remade For...Goat Simulator

Now this...this is how you make a dramatic video game trailer.<p>Pretty glorious, right? For those of you that are confused: this is the launch trailer …

Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization

Allowing players to build highly customized avatars to their personal liking is becoming a staple of many big franchises; massively multiplayer online role-playing games have already been doing it for years, and doing it well. But Bungie is taking character creation to a whole new level for its …

Child of Light devs explain how they turn art into graphics

<i>Child of Light</i>, the Japanese-style role-playing game from Ubisoft Montreal, runs on Ubisoft's UbiArt Framework, and in a recent developer diary, the game's developers explained how the engine lets them turn concept art into in-game graphics.<p><i>Child of Light</i> focuses on a young girl named Aurora, who …

Here's The Division's amazing game engine in action

Created from the ground up for next-gen video games, Ubisoft's new proprietary game engine will power third-person shooter <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> and perhaps other unannounced titles, but it won't ever be used for Wii U games.<p>"Wii U is not a console we are developing Snowdrop on," said Rodrigo …

To create the 'ultimate open world' two ex-Ubisoft devs are scanning the planet

Would the thrill of surviving in a post-catastrophic video game world be more thrilling, more real, if it was your city, your street and your home at stake? Would it be more fun to explore if you were given the chance to climb the Matterhorn or safari in the Serengeti? The creators of the …

Will Tax Incentives Make Austin The Video Game Capital Of The World?

Did you ever wonder how Hollywood (the industry) came to be located in Hollywood (the city)? It wasn’t just the weather. Though the temperate climate did help early movie makers shoot outside year-round, the real reason for the westward migration of the film industry in the early 1900s was to …

The unexpected poetry of 'The Sims' changelog

A week ago, <i>Kotaku</i> posted up a collection of update notes by the creators of <i>The Sims</i>. The game's similarities to real life and the concise nature of the notes led to the collection reading less like updates and more like a bizarre piece of performance art:<p>Babies will no longer be born to single …

How video games can affect dreaming patterns

Heavy or "hardcore" gamers are more likely to experience lucid dreaming or be less disturbed by nightmares, according to a recent interview from The Verge with researcher Jayne Gackenbach.<p>Gackenbach, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University in Canada, studies how gaming can impact dreaming. While …

Xboxie – helping you play HTML 5 games on your Xbox One

The best ideas are often the more simple ones, and Reddit user CitadelSaint has most certainly hit upon an interesting one – and executed on it very …

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The Wii U is a symptom of a larger disease: Nintendo isn't dying, but it needs to adapt

You're going to be reading many articles about what Nintendo needs to do about the Wii U. This is one of them.<p>The most important thing that the company needs to realize is that it needs to do something. The strategy thus far has been to continue a bland marketing campaign, rely on the standard …