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Google Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of The Rubik's Cube With Doodle Game

Every now and again I’m really impressed by the simple, browser-based Doodle games Google puts up on its homepage. These are typically meant to commemorate something special—someone’s birthday, or the advent of some technology.<p>Where the Rubik’s Cube fits into the bigger scheme of things is …

A visit to Galloping Ghost, the largest video game arcade in the USA

From the archives: We took a trip down memory lane through Galloping Ghost's 400+ games.<p>It's Thanksgiving week in the US, and most of our staff is …

Facebook may try to take on Snapchat again with upcoming ‘Slingshot’ app

<i>If at first you don’t succeed…</i><p>Facebook may have recently pulled its Snapchat-like Poke app from the iOS App Store, but the social network is gearing up to take another swipe at the messaging giant later this month, according to a new claim by the Financial Times. Facebook’s new app, currently …

Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion (update)

Video game streaming service Twitch is being acquired by YouTube as part of a deal worth more than $1 billion, according to a report from Variety citing sources.<p>The deal is reportedly an all-cash offer, Variety says, and is expected to be announced "imminently."<p>Twitch was launched in June 2011 by …

Image Is Everything: Snapchat Tops WhatsApp As Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume

Snapchat may be getting a rap on the knuckles right now from regulators over how it handles user privacy, but the ephemeral messaging app is still a hot commodity. According to a report out today from network traffic specialist Sandvine, Snapchat is now the top third-party messaging app in North …

Wario Land 4 Comes to North America with New Trailer

Wario's GBA adventure is back.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Wario Land 4, the Game Boy Advance classic featuring Wario, is coming to North America on May 8.<p>Wario …

Oculus Rift can now be used to simulate being a bird

A group of deisgners at Zurich University in Switzerland have figured out a way to simulate bird travel using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: meet Birdly.<p>Birdly uses the Rift, along with a fan, scent machine and rather complex setup to make players feel like they're birds. Players "flap" …

Hearthstone tips: A beginner's guide to losing less

<i>Hearthstone</i> is a difficult game to get better at.<p>It's not that the game has a steep learning curve — it's that it has like, 75 discrete learning curves, each with their own unique gradient of steepness. What's tricky isn't figuring out what cards have the best synergies, or how to counter the …

Sony's DualShock 4 Light Bar Was Always Meant For VR, They Just Couldn't Tell You

When Sony debuted their redesigned DualShock controller for the PlayStation 4, its light bar turned out to be a very divisive addition. It’s bright (only recently did Sony add an update to dim it), accelerates battery drain and didn’t seem to have a worthwhile purpose. Until today, when Sony’s Jed …

Sherpa Next Wants to Be Your Siri and Google Now, Combined

The problem, though, is that Sherpa is made by a little startup, not built into one of the world's leading smartphone operating systems.<p>Apple’s Siri understands when you give it voice commands about what to do on your phone. Google’s Google Now anticipates what you might want to look up based on …

Are Turn-Based RPGs on Consoles Making a Comeback?

There once was a day in the history books of console gaming that all of the biggest, baddest, and most beautiful games available were turn-based …

The Twenty Best Things We Saw At PAX East

We’re still coming down off our PAX high, and wanted to share some of our favorite things that we saw this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to …

New Fatal Frame Coming To Vindicate The Wii U's Gamepad

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have just announced that they’re working together to bring a new Fatal Frame game to the Wii U. The last entry in the series was “Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” for the Wii in 2008, but it was never brought to North America. No word if this new title will see global release, but …

Is the PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U console war dumb?

One topic that instantly draws the most vehement discussion and irate comments on GameSpot is the so-called "console war." It seems like everyone either wants to sound off on how their console is the best and everyone who disagrees is a mindless fanboy, or comment with equal fervor about how none …

Child of Light Review

Shining Brightly<p>Elegance. It's a word I've rarely found applicable where video games are concerned, but there's no better way to describe what …

Everything Wrong With Titanfall

First things first- I absolutely <i>love</i> this game, so before you get the wrong idea and call me a fanboy you should bear that in mind.<p>This game is …

Riot Games named third best medium-sized workplace in US

<i>League of Legends</i> creator Riot Games is the third best medium-sized company in the U.S. to work for, Fortune reports.<p>Great Place to Work, a global research and consulting firm that focuses on workplaces and workplace culture, assembled the list of top businesses with less than 1,000 employees. …

New Female Superhero Movie from Marvel!! - ETC

Best Laptops for 2018

The pen-enabled Yoga 920 is as impressive for its design as it is for its features and performance.<p>Apple's powerful little laptop with the Touch Bar …

Lightning and Snow showdown in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 cinematic

The opening cinematic for <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i> not only offers players a brief glimpse at the extravagant city of Yusnaan, it portrays the entire battle between Lightning and her former ally, Snow.<p>In <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i>, protagonist Lightning must save the souls of …

Nintendo 2DS hands-on: surprisingly not the worst thing ever

Nintendo's budget-friendly new handheld, the Nintendo 2DS, made its publicly playable debut on the first day of PAX Prime. We took Nintendo's portable curiosity for a spin and found that, despite its bulk, it's actually quite comfortable to use. However, some of the cost-cutting measures have their …

IKEA app projects virtual furniture into your living room

For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company's mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn't work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room. …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

EverQuest Next revealed

Today during a Las Vegas event, Sony Online Entertainment gave first details about its grand vision for the upcoming massively multiplayer online game EverQuest Next.<p>According to SOE president John Smedley, many MMO games fail because "players consume content faster than developers can create it." …

Game Development

Supernauts lets you save the world with creativity

Supernauts merges Minecraft, Lego and Lemmings<p>Helsinki-based studio Grand Cru is bringing a 3D world-building game to iOS devices that will let players build new worlds like in <i>Minecraft</i>, save humanity through puzzle-solving and run their own civilization in space.<p><i>Supernauts</i> — Grand Cru's first …

Blood, sweat and kanji: The hurdles and rewards of localizing niche Japanese games

Japanese games were hard to ignore at E3 this year.<p>Japanese role-playing games dominated the PlayStation Vita bar at Sony's booth, with titles like <i>Valhalla Knights, Dragon's Crown</i> and <i>Ys: Memories of Celceta</i> taking up nearly half the rows of demo units. The words <i>Dark Souls 2</i> seemed to bubble …

Around the Internet - Pokemon, Magic 2014, and more

Every week we gather up articles from our friends at other gaming sites and bring their articles, features, and videos all in one place. This week, …

Skullgirls Steam pre-order grants permanent beta access

Lab Zero Games' 2D fighter, <i>Skullgirls</i>, is available for pre-order via Steam and includes permanent beta access to those who make a purchase now.<p>In <i>Skullgirls</i>, players take on the role of a fierce warrior fighting to claim the Skull Heart, an artifact said to grant the wish of one woman. Anyone who …

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag's modern setting is about exploring

The modern day setting in Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed title, <i>Black Flag</i>, will feature no combat and is "all about exploring, eavesdropping and hacking," lead writer Darby McDevitt said during a recent Q&A session.<p>McDevitt answered questions "to help shed some light on the present day story" …