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You can play high-end Tropico 5 on a low-end Mac or PC thanks to streaming

Gamers with older computers or weak graphics cards will be able to play Kalypso Media’s new Tropico 5 strategy game thanks to OnLive’s CloudLift.<p>CloudLift enables players to stream games from the cloud to low-end machines that wouldn’t normally be powerful enough to run them. CloudLift charges a …

Universim Planet Management Game By Crytivo Games Edges Closer To Kickstarter Goal (video)

Universim the very unique and original game being developed by Crytivo Games, that is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking …

Crowd Funding

Undeterred by Crimea, Western investors are still in the game for Russian startup deals

Launched in 2008 by Stanford graduates Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakaev, Wikimart had the initial ambition of creating a Russian analog of eBay. Heavily funded by major U.S. investment funds, the startup has now become a major marketplace offering its own products alongside nearly 2 million items …

Habitat Gameplay Trailer - IGN Video

Build space stations out of the junk you find in the universe.

Company of Heroes 2 expands with The Western Front Armies this June

Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes series returns to World War II's Western Front with new multiplayer content in <i>Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies</i>, Sega announced today.<p>Two new armies, the U.S. Forces and German Oberkommando West, will be playable in the upcoming add-on, each with …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Man at Arms tackles Halo's Energy Sword

The latest episode of Man at Arms, a web series featuring the work of master swordsmith Tony Swatton, demonstrates how to create the Energy Sword made famous by Halo.<p>Swatton first lays out the sword's design as a paper template; the blacksmith then crafts two separate blades for the weapon before …

MoonBase Commander Gets a Digital Re-Release on Steam

Developer Rebellion also hints at a mobile future for the strategy classic.<p>More than eleven years after its initial release date, 2002 cult hit …

It’s So Cold in the Midwest That Antifreeze Could Freeze

For once in a weath­er story, su­per­lat­ives might be an un­der­state­ment.<p>It’s real cold, in one chart. (NOAA)The Mid­w­est is cur­rently …

10 things about Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47, died at age 94 Monday after a decorated career in the Russian military. His signature invention has been reproduced more than 100 million times since 2009, and is the world’s most popular firearm. Here are 10 things you should know about Mikhail …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …

Apogee: Where Wolfenstein got its start

One man revolutionized the way we buy games online — before many of us were born.<p><i>[This story originally ran on on Feb. 27, 2013. We’re republishing it today to provide background on the Wolfenstein franchise prior to the release of</i> <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i><i>.]</i><p>In the late 1980s, a Texan …

Yellowstone volcano would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St Helens

New study reveals that the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park more than double the size previously thought and a potential supervolcano would erupt with mammoth force<p>The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's …

$10,000 gold-plated Xbox One is the ideal gift for the 1 percenter in your life

The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but I feel particularly bad for the friends of rich people. What do you get someone who owns a Gulfstream jet, the Brooklyn Nets, and one of those Tauntaun sleeping bags? Well, Harrods of London is finally introducing an item to solve this dilemma.<p>The …

Uber's Planetary Annihilation to be distributed by Nordic Games

<i>Planetary Annihilation</i>, Uber Entertainment's Kickstarter-funded real-time strategy game, will be distributed by Nordic Games both digitally and at retail, the companies announced today.<p>Uber is partnering with Nordic exclusively for the retail version of the game. Nordic will help Uber deliver "some …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Why Nintendo Needs To Stay In The Hardware Business, Regardless Of The Wii U

The debate over Nintendo's future rages on thanks to the disappointing sales figures of the Wii U console which has consistently under-performed since its launch late last year.<p>Recently I argued that the Japanese game maker should start development immediately on a replacement console, riffing off …

Is Waiting in Line 3D the most boring video game ever?

<b>Interactive artist Rajeev Basu has created the most boring video game he could, highlighting the supreme weirdness of virality.</b><p>Some of our favourite …

Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

Enormous world exploration sim 'No Man's Sky' announced from 'Joe Danger' creator Hello Games

It's a big leap from cartoonish motorcycle racing game <i>Joe Danger</i> to a nearly infinite, sci-fi exploration simulator, but that's where British studio Hello Games looks to go with its just-announced title <i>No Man's Sky</i>. Unveiled this evening at Spike's VGX Awards, <i>Polygon</i> reports that the …

4X strategy game Star Lords launches via Steam Early Access

An alpha version of <i>Star Lords</i>, a 4X space strategy game from indie developer Arkavi Studios, is now available via Steam Early Access.<p>In <i>Star Lords</i>, players take on the role of one of eight races fighting to become top in the galaxy. Players can wage war or use diplomacy, intelligence and trade to …

War Thunder Ground Forces expansion now in closed beta on PC

<i>War Thunder,</i> Gaijin Entertainment's massively multiplayer online World War II combat title, launched the closed beta of the <i>Ground Forces</i> expansion on Windows PC today, the developer has announced.<p>The closed beta is available to players who participated in November's in-game challenges and includes …

Microsoft's new security policies target 'government snooping'

As a response to continuing reports of wide-ranging government surveillance of online communications, Microsoft is making a concerted effort to protect users of its services from "government snooping," the company announced today.<p>"Many of our customers have serious concerns about government …

Visualized: Saturn's relentless 'hexagon' storm

This isn't the first we've seen of Saturn's six-sided jet stream, but NASA's calling the GIF after the break "the first hexagon movie of its kind." The "movie" is made from a compilation of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft, and depicts a hurricane-like storm at the center of the "hexagon" …

GameSpot on Twitter: "The costs of parts & manufacturing for the #XboxOne comes out to roughly $471. http://t.co/DUoIR5kZO8 http://t.co/ITRTLsHN52"

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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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4 ways the Koch brothers’ wealth is incomprehensible

<b>Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer (Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer)</b><p>In 2012, David and Charles made enough money in one second to feed one homeless woman for an entire year<p>Paul Buchheit<p>November 27, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on</b> …