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Emacs is My New Window Manager

Along with having the best name, the Ratpoison window manager is minimal and mouse-less (and even has a nice Info page), but its default <i>escape</i> key, …

Hacker finds Nintendo 3DS exploit, turning a forgotten game into a hot commodity

A 22 year old Parisian hacker named Jordan "Smealum" Rabet appears to have finally cracked the Nintendo 3DS in an attempt to enable homebrew software development on Nintendo's handheld gaming device. And the game that facilitates that exploit, a 2011 Ubisoft-published 3DS game called <i>Cubic Ninja</i>, is …

Reddit users campaign to have top World of Warcraft mod replaced

Reddit users are looking to replace the moderator who closed the website's primary <i>World of Warcraft</i> subreddit in protest of the recently released <i>Warlords of Draenor</i> expansion.<p>A new thread on the website is now aiming to see this Subreddit moderator replaced by user Aphoenix, with over 400 messages …

Watch people develop games live in Twitch's latest category

Earlier this month, video-streaming site Twitch rolled out a new category, but this time it wasn't for a game.<p>The Game Development category was launched on Oct. 16 and works exactly the same way as a category for a specific game on Twitch. But in this case you're tuning in to watch people develop …

How League of Legends is upending the video game business

New research from Superdata reveals just how dominant Riot's multiplayer online battle arena <i>League of Legends</i> has become in the MMO sector, and how its success is impacting gaming as a whole<p>In the global MMO market, one in every eight dollars spent goes to Riot and its international partners, via</i> …

Riot Games Overhauls League of Legends Refer-a-Friend to Combat Abuse

Efforts are focused specifically on dedicated and repeated offenders.<p>Riot Games is reworking its Refer-a-Friend in the coming weeks to tackle abuses …

Microsoft to tech conference attendees: Take a photo with this woman in a skintight catsuit

As #gamergate rages on, the company had a woman dress as a near-naked video game character for photo ops<p>The Microsoft booth at the technology conference Innotech today in Austin features an interesting attraction: a woman in a skintight catsuit.<p>She's dressed as Cortana, an artificial intelligence …

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

10 games are going free this weekend on Steam

Starting Thursday, Oct. 16, Steam will host a free weekend that Valve says is the service's biggest yet; 10 PC games in all will be free during the weekend-long promotion, which would total about $240 if purchased at their regular price.<p>Steam's free weekend kicks off at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow and …

You need to get a free copy of Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000

<i>Alien: Isolation</i> is an interesting game, but not an altogether successful one in achieving its goals. If you want a great game in that world, albeit one much more interested in action, <i>Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000</i> remains a pretty great release. And now you can get a free copy from GoG.com.<p>How …

Killing Floor 2 Dev Diary 2: The Gore Part 1 - IGN Video

How much blood can one sci-fi horror first-person shooter have? A whole lot, it seems.

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Minecraft : The Game That Captured a Generation Through the Eyes of Serial Entrepreneur Jay Adelson

In homes across the developed world, the words "put down the iPad" or "get off the computer" are spoken to children more often than "eat your vegetables" or "turn off the light." We parents fight tooth and nail to balance our children's time between the physical world and the virtual world. The …

Zelda game gets fanmade 2D makeover

With Oculus Rift on the horizon and modern filmmaking techniques infusing gaming, all eyes are on virtual reality and 3-D. But one group of fans is …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

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Meet the game developer who codes entirely with his feet

Max Strzelecki was born with no arms, but this hasn’t stopped him from becoming a game programmer.<p>Strzelecki codes entirely with his feet, using a regular mouse and keyboard. He’s currently working on a magical action-platformer called Warlocks that’s tantalizingly close to hitting its $25,000 …

The Path to Full-time Open Source

Two years ago today I released Sidekiq Pro, my commercial extension to Sidekiq, as an experiment to see if I could make OSS development financially …

The Career of Shinji Mikami in 7 Games

From Resident Evil to Vanquish.<p>As The Evil Within approaches release, we look back at the games that defined the design philosophy of one of gaming’s …

Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød

4 Servings<p>"You can put whatever you want on them," says chef Nicolaus Balla, who serves the Scandinavian open-face sandwiches at San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Simply slather a creamy spread like butter or sour cream on dense rye bread. Rob with classic combos like roast beef and crisp onions, or …

Seafood

14 Food TV Shows Actually Worth Watching

Today's food TV is a cultural wasteland, but you can still watch food shows that were actually great. Here are 14 of the best of them<p>With the onslaught of a generation of TV food shows that seem to be vying for an Emmy in the category of Most Thoroughly Robbing Cooking of Dignity, Fun, and Good …

What Makes a Great Knife? For Bloodroot Blades, a Sharp Edge and a Good Story

Here's a look behind what drives the men of Bloodroot Blades—and a closer look at their custom knife-making business<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and</i> …

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General Tso's Chicken

Whisk stock, 1 tbsp. cornstarch, vinegar, tomato paste, 3 tbsp. light soy sauce, 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce, and 3 tbsp. water in a bowl; set sauce aside.<p>…

The Warsaw Indies | Polygon

After a few years of scraping by, the team will finally have a game with a shot at making it in the competitive PSN store and Steam.<p>"The guy had this bucket of floppy disks and you just paid him and shuffled through."<p>"Nobody called me indie until 2008 or something."<p>"I want to show that games can be …

With Battleborn, Gearbox looks to set a new standard for co-op shooters

The initial reveal in July of <i>Battleborn</i>, the next new project from Gearbox Software, may have given people a false impression — or at the very least, a limited one — of what the studio calls a "hero-shooter." Gearbox had shown off a 5-on-5 competitive mode called Incursion, which plays out …

Books Worth Buying: September's Best Food and Drink Releases

The monthly guide to our favorite new cookbook releases<p>We get dozens of cookbooks each week at SAVEUR, and every month we share our favorite new …

Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Paul Miller/Flickr<p>News out of Silicon Valley top tier accelerator Y Combinator was a little confusing today. President …

Here's the video that made Notch question his connection to Minecraft's fans

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of <i>Minecraft,</i> said today that he was selling that powerhouse property, and the studio he co-founded, because the game had made him into "a symbol," something he never wanted to be. He came to that realization after watching this video about the indie games …

Commander's Palace Shrimp & Tasso Henican

Place sliced onions in a bowl. Bring vinegar, 2 tsp. salt, peppercorns, cumin, crushed garlic, and bay to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan. Pour over …

How game devs can hire the best talent, even without salaries

Nine Dots is a small indie start-up. The studio was founded three years ago, and we're currently a team of seven full-time developers.<p>Here's the catch: until recently, no one was paid a salary in the company. Fellow indie developers and start-up entrepreneurs always ask me the same thing: Where and …