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Designing The RPG Elements Of Destiny

Tyson Green's job is to keep you coming back to Destiny. As a designer with Bungie since the first Halo, Green worked his way through the ranks and …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Apps

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

Foo Fighters

Here's More Proof A Retro Run And Gun Borderlands 2 Would Be Fantastic

<i>Borderlands 2</i>'s fast and frenetic gameplay could be perfectly converted into a classic 2D run & gun arcade game, similar to the <i>Metal Slug</i> series. …

Borderlands

Who Will Buy A $500 Steam Machine?

A few days ago, we finally got a look at the hardware, price and a few performance markers of one of the many 3rd party manufactured Steam Machines being crafted at Valve’s behest to supposedly complete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, or even PC gaming itself.<p>Jason Evangelho wrote up what …

PS4 Vs. Xbox One: Who Won Their Launch?

So, the PS4 and the Xbox One are both officially out, and both off to a running start. And comparing two entirely different products with entirely different goals is, in the end, largely futile. But we’ve never let that stop us before! Here’s a breakdown of the launches, in numbers and …

This is what the original Xbox design team thinks of the PS4

Design consultancy firm Teague — the company behind the original Xbox design — offered its critique of Microsoft's next-generation competition, the PlayStation 4, in a feature on Fast Company's Design page.<p>According to Teague, while the PS4 is more beautiful than its predecessors and the controller …

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Raspberry Pi

Steve Ballmer: Here's The Real Reason I'm Leaving Microsoft

In it, he gives his fullest explanation for why he's stepping down as CEO of Microsoft.<p>It sounds like Ballmer decided it was time to leave after getting a certain amount of nudging from his board members.<p>In January, Ballmer was laying out his plan to combat the rise of the iPhone and Android to his …

Steve Ballmer

Took Long Enough: FAA Lifts Ban Of Mobile Device Use During Takeoff And Landing

In news that proves just how timely the US government can be, the FAA has announced a lift on the ban of mobile device use during a plane's takeoff …

Pixar Characters As Famous Video Game Heroes

This is a series of Pixar characters reimagined as the heroes of popular video games by DeviantARTist renegade21. Obviously, this is -- wait, who is …

EA still working to overcome 'Worst Company in America' awards, says CEO

After winning The Consumerist's award for "Worst Company in America" two years in a row, Electronic Arts began examining what the company had done to make consumers so upset — an endeavor it's still working through today, according to recently-minted EA CEO Andrew Wilson.<p>Wilson told Polygon that …

Meet "Overly Suave IT Guy"

He's safe for work, technically speaking.<p>All images via <b>reddit Advice Animals</b>.

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review

It's been almost exactly a year since Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive and Craig Federighi were put in charge of both iOS and OS X. That gave Apple a chance to create a single, unified design, to make the iPad and Mac into one. Apple's long talked about “bringing together the OS teams” and …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

John Carmack says odds of Steam Machines being successful are 'a little bit dicey'

As one of the most respected voices in gaming, John Carmack is quick to point out that he got it wrong when predicting the fate of Steam, Valve's now hugely popular distribution platform for video games. But when asked for his thoughts on the company's SteamOS and Steam Machines, Carmack said he's …

Game over: Nintendo ends production of the original Wii

Nintendo's dream of a motion controlled future is over. Nintendo Japan has announced that production on the original Wii console, which debuted in 2006, has ended, with a statement on the company's site reading simply "production over." The news isn't exactly surprising — Nintendo alluded to it at …

Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features

Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month's XE10 update, but what's hiding under the hood might be even more promising. <i>Android Police</i> posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon …

First True Octa-core Handset Unveiled, UMI X2S Powered by MediaTek MT6592 Processor

Back in July, MediaTek announced the first true-octa core processor that will utilize the power of all eight cores simultaneously with maximum …

Mobile

Look Out for This Pokemon X and Y Game Breaking Bug

Avoid saving in Lumiose City.<p>Heads up, Pokemon Trainers: according to multiple player reports, a game breaking bug has been found in Pokemon X and …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

Pinterest Acquires Coding Challenge Site Hackermeter Right Out Of The Gate, Will Shut It Down

If you were looking forward to boasting about your Hackermeter score as a means of getting your next coding gig, you’re gonna have to make new plans: the two-month old startup has been acquired by Pinterest, and will be shut down.<p>The premise behind Hackermeter was a fairly simple one: they didn’t …