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Dragon's Crown update live now, brings cross-play to PS3 and Vita

A patch released today for <i>Dragon's Crown</i> brought cross-play support to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game, publisher Atlus USA announced today.<p>The update to Vanillaware's 2D brawler was announced recently and allows players to fight together, whether they're using the …

League of Legends testing smart team-building feature to enable 'good teamwork'

Riot Games will introduce a new Team Builder feature to <i>League of Legends</i> that will allow players to queue up for a specific role, champion and position, then be connected with teammates who have done the same.<p>According to Riot, the purpose of <i>League of Legends</i>' Team Builder is to "to build a …

Civilization V gets two new randomized DLC packs

Civilization V will receive two new DLC packs starting from today, developer Firaxis Games has announced.<p>The Scrambled Continents map pack is available now, priced at $4.99. The pack contains continent outlines based on Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East, and …

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Next 'Mass Effect' game won't feature Commander Shepard or 'Shepard-specific' crewmates

The next <i>Mass Effect</i> game won't feature Commander Shepard or any of his or her crewmates, according to the lead writer for the series, Mac Walters. Shepard — playable as a female or male avatar — was the lead character in <i>Mass Effect</i>s 1 through 3, and the focus of the galaxy's fight against the …

17 Rappers Who Had Surprising Past Lives

From Tin Man to turnt up.

New Video: B.o.B Feat. Future “Ready”

B.o.B welcomes any battle in “We Ready,” the new video in support of his upcoming <i>Underground Luxury</i> LP. Bobby Ray takes over the streets of Atlanta, …

Anquan Boldin Speaks out About NFL's Mixed Message with Thursday Night Football

On Monday, respected San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin held an online video chat with fans via the Bay Area News Group and shared some strong words for the NFL regarding player safety. A few minutes into his Q and A session, a fan asked Boldin what he thought of the recently released PBS …

SoftBank buys Clash of Clans developer Supercell, pushes into mobile gaming

Cellular carriers benefit from mobile gaming -- it drives some customers to buy high-end phones, after all -- but it's rare that networks have a big stake in the category. That changes today, as SoftBank (with help from game developer GungHo) has bought Supercell, best known for producing <i>Clash of</i> …

Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla to work on next-generation video codec

Xiph.org founder Monty Montgomery is leaving Red Hat to join Mozilla next week. Montgomery announced the change on Google+ Tuesday, writing: “This is …

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be

Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best.<p>Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.<p>“Our research supports the theory that …