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What Games Are: A Farewell To Games Stores

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There are sudden goodbyes and there are long goodbyes. In technology and media industries more usually the latter. Entropy sets in slowly, like a …

How would you change Motorola's Atrix HD?

It's that time of the weekend when we encourage you to settle down with a strong pot of coffee, grab a pencil and pretend that you're a smartphone designer. This week's entrant is Motorola's Atrix HD, a $99 bargain-basement device that launched on AT&T before Motorola's Google-infused revolution. …

AT&T in $4.85bn tower deal with Crown Castle

<b>US telecom giant AT&T has agreed to lease nearly 9,100 of its towers and sell another 600 to tower operator Crown Castle International.</b><p>AT&T will receive nearly $4.85bn (£3bn) in cash upfront as part of the deal.<p>The deal gives AT&T cash to fund a new share buyback announced earlier this year, as …

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Microsoft Surface 2 review: a second chance for Windows RT?

We get the sense Microsoft wants to distance itself from the original Surface RT. After taking a $900 million hit on unsold inventory, the company held a press event where it saved the Surface 2 for last and billed it as a major redesign. "Surface 2 is not subtle, but a revamp," Panos Panay, …

Building A Console From the Ground Up, PlayStation’s Top Priority Was To Make Gaming More Social

Integration with live-streaming service Twitch will make broadcasting from the living room easier than ever–and in the process, turn gamers into celebrities in their own right.<p>Before there was a FarmVille or Words With Friends, gaming socially meant two people in a basement playing on a split …

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Oculus Rift VR Headset To Run Android Powered By System-On-A-Chip

The Oculus Rift is one of the most hyped gadgets in the video game industry, and with good reason: It promises to finally bring about mainstream virtual reality gaming.<p>Speaking with Engadget, id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift Chief Technology Officer, John Carmack, said that a retail version …