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Chiraq and Lowriders storm fuelled by Hollywood's exploitation habit

Film,Spike Lee,Culture,Deliverance,Chicago,US news,World news,Los Angeles,Sacha Baron Cohen,Borat,Out Of The Furnace<p>Spike Lee’s film about the mean streets of Chicago and an Los Angeles-set drama about Latino gangsters are just the latest movies accused of stereotyping communities

Bloodborne: Thoughts on the first 40 hours

We're not quite ready to publish a review of <i>Bloodborne</i>, as we've only had access to the game for a few days and have spent too little time with the PlayStation 4 game's multiplayer components. But having played the game for nearly 40 hours, exploring the vast dreary world of Yarnham, it's clear …

Adobe unveils Document Cloud and Acrobat DC to change the way you share PDFs

Today Adobe raised the curtain on Document Cloud, an upcoming service for storing and sharing documents. It’s launching “in the next 30 days” and will set you back $15 a month — unless you already have a Creative Cloud or Acrobat subscription.<p>According to Adobe, Document Cloud represents the …

Scientists say people are terrible at remembering what the Apple logo looks like

Apple's logo is a masterpiece of form. It's a refined, elegant shape that represents the computer brand without the need for words, and represents an expectation of quality. But, according to a UCLA study published last month, nobody can remember what it looks like. Scientists at the university …

HTC exec apologizes for name-dropping Half-Life in interview

Mobile device maker HTC has learned an important lesson about its new partner, Valve: One does not casually toss around the words "Half-Life."<p>HTC's chairwoman, Cher Wang, uttered the name of the series — whose anticipation for a sequel has become one of video gaming's longest-running memes — in an …

Virtual Reality

'Destiny' Fans Taking Friends-Only Raid Matchmaking Into Their Own Hands

One of Destiny’s more controversial policies ahead of release is that its 6-man raids, which feature the toughest content and dole out the best loot in the game, will not allow for randomized matchmaking. Instead, Bungie wants players only to take them on with five other friends, as the level of …

The Ars indie showcase: 30 games to watch in 2014

Laser-filled voyages to brooding teen dilemmas, indie's next wave has a lot to offer.<p>This year’s PAX East and Game Developers Conference left a lot …

Respawn Entertainment's Jon Shiring on Titanfall and using Microsoft's cloud

Jon Shiring, Respawn engineer<p><b>When in the development cycle did the relationship between Microsoft and Respawn form?</b><p>Early on, we were trying to figure out what game we were trying to make. We had a good relationship with people at Microsoft from working on <i>Call of Duty</i>, so we got in touch with them. …