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New York Might Be First to Regulate Bitcoin

Bit­coin may be emer­ging from a few weeks of neg­at­ive head­lines, but one of the most out­spoken fin­an­cial reg­u­lat­ors says he still sees …

A Chinese tycoon is close to buying a bygone icon of American capitalism

A Chinese conglomerate on a global buying spree is reportedly in talks to buy Forbes Media—although for much less than the Forbes family has been hoping. Fosun International—which most recently bought JP Morgan’s Chase Manhattan Plaza, Portugal’s biggest insurance company, and Club Med, a European …

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Avoid stereotypes in gaming sexuality by writing a person first

I used to be a queer film critic. I thought stereotypes were kind of funny when I started out — provided the jokes were being made by a member of the community.<p>I watched a parade of dumb caricatures across dozens of movies. There were exaggerated butch women in flannel, limp wristed "fabulous" …

The Top First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Standby for <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>That’s the slogan (catchphrase?) for Respawn’s upcoming online first-person shooter—a game many, including yours truly, have described as the first “must-have” video game for the Xbox One.<p>But <i>Titanfall</i> isn’t the only important first-person shooter slated for 2014.<p>In fact, this …

BioShock - Discussing Irrational Games' Sudden Demise - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

The studio that developed Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite is effectively dead. Is there an upside?

Persona 5, Mario Kart 8 Among Japan’s Most-Wanted Games

So says Famitsu.<p>Famitsu, the nearly 30-year-old Japanese gaming magazine (and perhaps the most famous gaming magazine in the world) reveals in each …

Dragon Quest X version 2.1 details

Details are in for Dragon Quest X’s 2.1 update. The new batch of information has been rounded up below.<p>– New class: Item Master<br>– Update also has an …

Aladdin designer Shinji Mikami on why the Genesis version is better

In the ongoing debate over which 16-bit video game based on Disney's animated movie <i>Aladdin</i> is the superior version, Capcom's Super NES version or Sega and Virgin Games' Genesis version, veteran game developer Shinji Mikami has weighed in.<p>Mikami, who served as a designer on the platformer while at …

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Sep<p>4<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Monsters and Mythology Concept Art - IGN Video

In the second of a three-part series, we look at the concept art of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Today: the monsters.

Final Fantasy XIII Concept Art Revealed and Analysed by Devs

How the Final Fantasy games come about.<p>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now officially available and, while the concluding chapter to …

Nosgoth is free-to-play but not pay-to-win, says Square Enix

Players who make in-game purchases in <i>Nosgoth</i>, the upcoming free-to-play multiplayer title set in the Legacy of Kain universe, won't be buying items that are better than free items, said publisher Square Enix in a blog post today.<p>"<i>Nosgoth</i> is a free-to-play game — but it's not pay-to-win," said …

Pop-up gaming: 'Tengami' mixes art and play on your iPad

Three people have spent the past three years building a video game that works like a pop-up book.<p>Launching today for iPad, <i>Tengami</i> is a beautiful adventure that looks like a cross between a children's pop-up book and Japanese origami. And that theme doesn’t just extend to the way the game looks, but …

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare launching without microtransactions

We put twin snakes on our Chomper because we could.<p>PopCap Games designed <i>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare</i> to have deep customization options. To test that out, we added a pair of snakes to a giant purple plant with fangs when we played the upcoming third-person shooter last month.<p>In <i>Garden Warfare</i>, …

God of Light Out Next Week | Grab It – The Game Discovery App

<b>Update:</b> God of Light is now available on the App Store. You can grab it here.<p><b>Original Story:</b> A number of weeks back, we debuted an intriguing trailer …

Wave 4 Skylanders Shine At Toy Fair But No New Game

At this year’s New York toy fair the atmosphere around the Skylanders booth was muted. Unlike the previous three events there was no big announcement of a new game. As Eric Hirshberg confirmed in last week’s earnings call, Activision will follow a different time line this year with the Skylanders …

Rambo: The Video Game review

Shallow, dumb and relentlessly violent, you could make a pretty strong case for Rambo: The Video Game being a near perfect adaptation of its source …

Study says: There are SIX different types of gamers

Gamasutra today posted this interview with Yuanzhe Cai, director of broadband and gaming at Parks Associates, the researchers who put together this …

CrowdTwist Brings On Two New Board Members, Coca-Cola’s Carol Kruse And Visa’s Shiv Singh

CrowdTwist, a social loyalty rewards platform, has today announced two new heavy-hitting board members, Carol Kruse and Shiv Singh.<p>Kruse spent nearly 10 years at Coca-Cola, where she led the interactive marketing team as global vice president of Digital. She then went to ESPN and served as a senior …

The Incredible Rise (And Fall?) Of Candy Crush

King, the company that makes super popular game Candy Crush filed for an IPO yesterday.<p>As a result, we get to see its financial performance. As you can see in this chart from Statista, it's pretty much insane.<p>Prior to launching Candy Candy Crush, King was doing just fine, generating over $100 …

Here's WhatsApp's Massive Usage Numbers Compared To Its Closest Competition

WhatsApp isn't the only big messaging app out there. It may have 450 million users, but other, similar apps like WeChat and Line have impressive numbers too.<p>Here's the breakdown from Business Insider Intelligence.

Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months.<p>Yik Yak knows all about it.<p>The startup was launched by two Furman University students, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, aiming to connect people through anonymous, location-based posts. …

Google I/O is back June 25-26 and you'll need to win a lottery to attend

Google just announced dates for its annual I/O developers conference, an event that's typically brought new products along with updates to other Google services. This year's conference will be held from June 25-26, and will be taking place once again at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The …

Tech Predictions for 2014: Service Orientation, Big Data Lakes, & Security Product Rationalization

In 2014 we will see the acceleration of a redefined role for corporate IT. Business has new alternatives, enabled by ever expanding public cloud and SaaS providers which continues to raise the bar for internal IT.<p>So look for CIOs to embrace a service orientation next year. They will seek to …

Berlin fertility app Clue scores $700K seed funding round

It looks like Clue, the Berlin-based fertility tracking app, is one step closer to fulfilling our prediction that it will blow its rivals out of the water.<p>The startup today announced a €500,000 (around $680,000) seed funding round led by business angel Christophe Maire, with Joanne Wilson, Luminary …

PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

In the battle for the best-selling console, Sony's<p>PlayStation 4has come out on top -- beating Microsoft'sXbox One-- for the month of January.<p>Research firm The NPD Group released new data on Thursday showing that hardware sales were up 17 percent to $241 million in January compared to the same time …

Coding Cupboard Is A New U.K. Crowdsourced Marketplace For Budding Devs To Get Project Work

A new crowdsourced marketplace aiming to connect up budding coders with businesses needing to find developers to do one-off project work has launched today in beta in the U.K.<p>Called Coding Cupboard it’s the sister side of Concept Cupboard — a creative industries talent-finding web platform that …

App automatically 'Likes' your friends' Instagram photos

What are you supposed to do when so many of your friends suddenly think they're photographers?<p>The minute they got Instagram, they believed in their hearts and eyes that they were Mario Testino or Ansel Adams. At the very least, they cannot imagine why National Geographic hasn't called.<p>You know …