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Former Ultima Online developers working on MMO that offers 'unparalleled freedom'

Citadel Studios, a game company founded by three former <i>Ultima Online</i> developers, is currently working on a multiplayer role-playing game called <i>Shards Online</i>, which focuses on giving players power and freedom, according to co-founders Tim Cotten and Derek Brinkmann.<p>Speaking to Polygon, the …

Embracing the cloud: How Microsoft is radically changing its vision

In the heart of Microsoft's city-sized headquarters, amid dozens of self-same office buildings, is a courtyard designed to commemorate the 40-year legacy of the world's most successful software company.<p>Hundreds of stone plaques along the ground bear the names and release dates of various Microsoft …

Obsidian Announces Involvement in New MMO Skyforge

The Stick of Truth developer is helping the Russian sci-fi/fantasy succeed in western markets.<p>Development of a new MMORPG, Skyforge, has been …

Sulon Technologies enters the virtual reality race with a new kind of immersive experience

Sulon Technologies is unveiling a new kind virtual reality platform that will turn any room into a fanciful virtual space.<p>Sulon is showing off its demo of The Cortex virtual reality “spatial gaming” platform at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. In doing so, the company is trying to …

Titanfall lives up to the hype in new video game's review

I fear I won't survive. My vision is blurred. I'm being chased by a pistol-packing militia member across the rooftops of an abandoned neighbourhood. …

Titanfall Metacritic User Scores Dropped By Rabid Fanboys

Titanfall’s Metacritic pages have become a battlefield for sorts among gamers, as Sony loyalists have acted to drop the user score.<p>As of this …

Titanfall Gets A PC And Xbox One Patch For Server Stability

Titanfall finally launches for PC and Xbox One this Tuesday, and server stability is the word of the day. This is a multiplayer-only game and a key show horse for Microsoft's cloud services, so any slowdowns or shutdowns along the lines of EA’s SimCity or Battlefield 4 would mean massive headaches …

Titanfall on Xbox One 'likely' to get resolution increase, Respawn says

<i>Titanfall</i> will run at 792p resolution — the same as last month's beta phase — when it launches tomorrow, though developer Respawn is looking for a post-launch solution to bump this up, lead engineer Richard Baker told Eurogamer.<p>Last month, Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe said the game's beta …

Rejoice, For 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Has Revived The Helix Fossil

And on the 11th day, the lord of 'Twitch Plays <i>Pokémon</i>' was brought back to life.<p>After collecting six badges, after countless fan art tributes, after …

Learn How to Code Bundle: 8 Online Courses, Pay What You Want [Deals]

If you’re looking to get into the coding game but have no idea where to start, take a look at the Learn to Code Bundle in our <i>Deals Store</i>, currently …

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Molson Brings Famous Beer Fridge to Sochi Exclusively for Canadians

The most anticipated video games of 2014

If the video game medium were to be judged solely by 2013, it'd be easy to come to the conclusion that the industry has run out of ideas. With reboots, prequels and sequels ruling the console market, it became patently clear over the past 12 months that publishers were relying on safe, established …

GameSalad heralds new $500K fund to entice developers to make games for Intel’s, Samsung’s new mobile OS

While Android and iOS battle it out for dominance in the mobile market, another battle rages for a distant third place between established mobile operating systems like Blackberry and Windows Phone as well as newcomers such as Mozilla‘s Firefox OS and Samsung/Intel‘s Tizen.<p>Tizen isn’t officially …

$10,000 gold-plated Xbox One is the ideal gift for the 1 percenter in your life

The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but I feel particularly bad for the friends of rich people. What do you get someone who owns a Gulfstream jet, the Brooklyn Nets, and one of those Tauntaun sleeping bags? Well, Harrods of London is finally introducing an item to solve this dilemma.<p>The …

The Best Digital Card Games Of 2013

2013 has been an exciting year for the digital card game. The market has become inundated with new titles, both AAA and indie. Some are in alpha, some are in beta, and there are inevitably more on the way as the free-to-play model becomes more and more prevalent on both PC and next gen console.<p><b>7)</b> …

Major League Gaming claims it will be bigger than the NHL in two years

REDWOOD CITY, Calif — The largest North American e-sports league, Major League Gaming (MLG), is quickly becoming a global leader in sports broadcasting. MLG’s growth is so large that it’s on pace to surpass one of the U.S.’s most popular sports, the National Hockey League (NHL).<p>“We’ll be bigger …

Microsoft veterans design new 64-bit game engine for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Veterans of studios Firaxis and Microsoft have formed Oxide Games, a new independent company dedicated to making new next-gen 3D engines, including a new 64-bit multicore game engine for Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 hardware.<p>Called Nitrous, this new engine supports Simultaneous Work and Rendering …

Federal program to put focus on made-in-Canada military technology

The federal government – which has spent more than nine years struggling to build a uniquely Canadian naval helicopter – is plowing ahead with controversial plans to spur the development of more made-in-Canada defence technology.<p>Public Works Minister Diane Finley used a speech in London, Ont., …

How to Enable a Hidden Commercial-Skipping Button on Any DVR

Depending on where you get your DVR, it may or may not have the ability to skip commercials. The best ones have a button that lets you jump forward, …

FreedomPop Now Offers Completely Free Mobile Phone Service

Free voice calls, free texts, free data. Yes, really. FreedomPop, which started out offering free mobile internet access, now is launching the first …

Build Your Own Car Computer with a Raspberry Pi

Computers in our cars have been a dream of science fiction for a long time, but they're still a pretty expensive addition, especially if you're …

MLG to run $210K North American Dota 2 league in 2014

Major League Gaming will raise the profile of <i>Dota 2</i> in its lineup over the next several months, with plans including the creation of a $210,000 league in North America for the game, the company announced today.<p>MLG's North American <i>Dota 2</i> league will run for the first half of the year. It will begin …

$1.3B medical marijuana free market coming to Canada

Medical marijuana by the numbers<p>Current number of users approved by Health Canada: 37,359.<br>• Number of patients with personal licences to grow marijuana …

Best launchers for Android

We use our phones for everything. From managing the office to organizing family schedules, making phone calls to making lists, keeping up with our …

Zero Install Downloads, Updates, and Runs Apps Without Installing

Windows: Portable applications are handy for running applications from a USB stick or using an app without messing with your Windows installation. …

Sixense surpasses Kickstarter goal in a day for motion-sensing controllers

Sixense Entertainment surpassed its goal for its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on Thursday, raising more than $402,3674 from 1,581 backers for a wireless version of its motion-sensing game controllers.<p>The startup, clearly benefiting from the rebounding popularity of virtual reality gaming, …

Phonebloks wants your help to create the ultimate customizable phone

Motorola has received a lot of praise for the various Moto X customization options available to consumers through MotoMaker. Choose your main color, …