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The legal battle for gaming's past

A feud blew up this week between two major tech organizations: the Entertainment Software Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that defends game industry interests, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group best known for providing legal funds and support in …

The Slow Disappearance Of The Video Game Manual

Collector F. M. da Costa has an amazing Flickr page where he opens up his games, showing everything that came in the box. It’s very pretty just to …

E3 2014 titles Destiny, The Evil Within preorders discounted at Kmart

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>If E3 2014 got you a bit excited on the upcoming games, Kmart is looking to feed into that hype. This week Kmart slapped a $20 store credit on most of the popular E3 2014 preorder titles. Dozens of promoted titles such as Evolve, Destiny, The Evil Within, …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

Is Net Neutrality Dead? Can Netflix Save it? Can We?

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Incredible Combinations of Marvel and DC Heroes

This device lets you use a mouse, keyboard, other console controllers on Xbox One

The latest version of the CronusMAX device introduces an Xbox One hack that unlocks play support for mouse and keyboard, as well as a slew of other previous-generation and next-generation controllers, according to details on the website of modder Team Xectuor.<p>The latest version of the CronusMAX …

What’s inside Sony’s PlayStation 4: Upgradeable hard drive, 8GB fast memory, internal power

<i>Corrected 10:30 a.m. Pacific</i><p>This might be a first: Instead of waiting for gadget butchers* like iFixit to post their own disassembly videos, Sony, (working with <i>Wired</i>) has published its own teardown of its upcoming PlayStation 4 — before the new console even hits the streets. Check out the …

Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

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City of Titans Kickstarter launches for City of Heroes successor

Missing Worlds Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for <i>City of Titans</i> today, a successor to the defunct massively multiplayer online role-playing game <i>City of Heroes</i>.<p><i>City of Heroes</i> developer Paragon Studios shuttered last year, ending the superhero-infused MMORPG. A group of programmer-players …

How Valve's Steam Box will reinvent the game console as you know it

<b>Update:</b> On Monday, September 23rd, Valve announced a crucial component of its push for the living room: SteamOS. With two additional announcements teased for the coming days, we're expecting to get a first look at Valve's official Steam Box hardware this week. Stay tuned to our StoryStream for the …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Valve will let you share Steam games with friends and family on up to 10 computers

Friends and family of PC gamers are about to have their library of Steam titles jump way up in size. Steam has announced a new Family Sharing program that will allow gamers to share their entire library of titles with up to 10 additional devices, letting others they know play any game that they …

The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop review: A keyboard and mouse for a new generation - CNET

There was a time when secretaries, data input professionals, and stenographers were generally the only ones who suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries. Fast-forward a few decades and everyone's posture is out of alignment thanks to the ubiquity of computers in the …

Gear & Gadgets

Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse Promises 250 Hours of Gaming

Over 1,400 hours of non-gaming use on a pair of AA batteries.<p>Today Logitech introduced its new G602 wireless gaming mouse (via Engadget), which the …

The Internet Turns On Ben Affleck As Batman

Last night Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the next <i>Superman</i> movie tentatively called <i>Batman vs. Superman</i>. Fans are not happy with the choice. Today the Internet is turning against Affleck.<p>Twitter exploded with angry comments, many of them referencing Affleck’s dismal 2003 …

The Elder Scrolls Online will cost $14.99 monthly

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>, ZeniMax Online Studios' upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will require a $14.99 monthly subscription fee, general manager Matt Firor told GameStar.<p>"We'll talk about further discounts, etc. later, but for now, we are very happy to finally announce our …

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta goes live for PC

Blizzard Entertainment's digital strategy card game based on Warcraft, the free-to-play <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, is now in closed beta testing on Mac and Windows PC.<p>Access to the <i>Hearthstone</i> beta is being distributed in waves. Blizzard has already sent beta invites to press, fan sites and …

Games journalism for college credit: GameZombie.tv

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is giving its students class credit for writing about video games.<p>GameZombie.TV is a university-run multimedia outlet focused on video games. Participating students received credit for web design, writing, video editing and assisting in site management — all …

What is 4K? Your 4K TV Questions Answered

XCOM’s The Bureau big bonus & a Humble Origin Bundle you can’t pass up

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>Ever since The Phantom Menace, everyone’s been a little skeptical about prequels. So we’d totally understand if you’re wary about preordering next Tuesday’s release of XCOM-meets-the-1960s <i>The Bureau: XCOM Declassified</i>. But before you dismiss the preorder …

Rockstar has no plans to sell Grand Theft Auto Online separately

Rockstar currently has no plans to sell Grand Theft Auto Online, the "persistent online world" that's built in the engine for and included with <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, as a separate package, a representative for the company told Polygon.<p>"We don't have any plans to sell GTA Online separately," the …

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European wins Pokémon World Championship for the first time

Pokémon history was made over the weekend when Italy’s Arash Ommati defeated Japan’s Ryouske Kosuge in the finals of the Masters Division World Pokémon Championships. This is the first time that a European has won the most prestigious event in competitive Pokémon.<p>You can watch the full finals …

IGN News - Marvel Studios Has Movies Planned Up to 2021

Deep Silver teases Dead Island 3

There may be a third installment in the Dead Island series on the way, according to comments made today from Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer.<p>Asked during a Reddit AMA if there would be a Dead Island part three, Eickmeyer said, "I would not expect the series to stop at this point …

XCOM Enemy Within listings emerge online

Multiple product listings for what appear to be an unannounced XCOM project have surfaced online. XCOM: Enemy Within is currently being listed on the …

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