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What if Call of Duty: Ghosts were a text adventure?

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> and the entire Call of Duty series are known for offering aggressively linear single-player campaigns, a fact that's lampooned in PC Gamer's piece pondering what <i>Ghosts</i> would be like as a Zork-style text adventure.<p>Call of Duty campaigns aren't just laid out in a linear fashion; …

Young Palpatine and Darth Plagueis by Chris Trevas

73% of US Online Adults Use Social Networks; 71% Use Facebook

Almost three-quarters of US adult Internet users (73 percent) now use a social networking site. Furthermore, some 42 percent of online adults in the country now use multiple social networks.<p>The latest figures come from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. Unsurprisingly, Facebook continues to …

Eric Schmidt: my biggest mistake at Google was not anticipating social

Even billionaires can get a bit wistful when a new year rolls around. In an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> about 2014 predictions, Google's CEO-turned-executive-chairman Eric Schmidt took a moment to reflect on past mistakes. Well, <i>mistake</i>, really. "At Google, the biggest mistake that I made was not …

Authors Guild appeals decision in Google Books copyright suit

The trade association for authors appeals a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the Web giant for scanning and digitizing millions of books without copyright holders' permission.<p>The Authors Guild has stuck to its word in promising to appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss its …

Giants expected to fire Kevin Gilbride, per report

After seven seasons as the offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride is likely out in New York.<p>Coming off a disastrous offensive season, the New York Giants are expected to fire offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.<p>Black Monday • Mike Shanahan and staff out • Rob …

Surgeon says former UFC champ Anderson Silva faces long recovery

While most of those in the stands undoubtedly recoiled when they saw Anderson's Silva's gruesome leg break Saturday night at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, Steven Sanders had a different thought cageside.<p>"The only question I had in my mind was how low down on the leg was the fracture," the UFC's orthopedic …