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Is Waiting in Line 3D the most boring video game ever?

<b>Interactive artist Rajeev Basu has created the most boring video game he could, highlighting the supreme weirdness of virality.</b><p>Some of our favourite …

What might be one of the worst video games ever released has now been withdrawn

Cricket is often accused of being rather dull. Not so if you played Ashes 2013, a video game so bad it makes the sport entertaining even for those who don’t know how it works. Produced by 505 Games in time for the biennial England-Australia bilateral series known as “the Ashes,” the game has …

New Mexico

Looks Legit: 19-Year Old Creates 25+ Hour Skyrim Mod

<i>Nice, and it looks like it includes a hovering bow mod!</i><p>To help prove himself to the company, 19-year old aspiring Bethesda game developer Alexander …

Air Traffic Controller (New band of the day No 1,647)

<b>Hometown</b>: Boston, USA.<p><b>The lineup</b>: Dave Munro (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), Richie Munro (drums), Steve Scott (keyboards, effects, electric guitar), Casey Sullivan (lead vocals, bass, mandolin), Kiara Ana (viola).<p><b>The background</b>: Air Traffic Controller are one of those bands where it's …

10 amazing role-playing games from this past console generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As another era in gaming winds down, I thought it might be fun to take a look at 10 amazing role-playing games (and five honorable mentions) that graced the …

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, by Caspar Henderson – review

Royal Society,Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books,Books,Zoology,Biology,Wildlife,Science,Animals,Environment<p>There is something lovely about a book that takes on so many disciplines and tackles them with confidence<p>It was when I realised I had spent half an hour reading about sponges that I …

The Yellow Dogs Open Up About Their Nightmare in Brooklyn

Siavash Karampour couldn’t begin to understand the call. In the early-morning hours of November 11th, the lead singer of the Yellow Dogs – the …

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking.<p>Hammond was sentenced on …

Jean-Claude Van Damme Stars in Greatest Ad, Ever

I grew up watching Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. My brother and I could probably act out <i>Bloodsport</i> in it’s entirety, right down to the final scene of …

21 Newer Bands You Should Definitely Check Out If You're Desperately Missing '90s And '00s Emo

There's so much more out there, but here's a good emo revival starter kit for you!

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

Return of the graphic adventure: 'Myst' is getting a successor 20 years later

Can a slow-paced game work like it did in 1993?<p>Two decades ago <i>Myst</i> was released on the PC, a game that was as strange as it was successful. A slow-paced, thoughtful adventure that was more about exploration than action, it's one of the best-selling games of all time. <i>Myst</i> was followed by <i>Riven</i> and a …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

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RetroN 5 pre-orders open; plays multiple classic console games

RetroN 5 — the console that allows you to play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system — is now available for pre-order.<p>Priced at $99.99 for an Oct. 31 release, the Hyperkin machine was first announced back in March. It …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we’re always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

Music

4-year-old reelected mayor

DORSET, Minn. - Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.<p>Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city …

Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In

Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new “walk-around” virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you play with an Oculus Rift headset. Protagonist is Kickstarting Atlas to get real-space VR into the …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Gear & Gadgets

John Casablancas Dead: Elite Models' Founder Dies At 70

Sad news: Elite Models' John Casablancas died on Friday, Women's Wear Daily confirmed yesterday afternoon. He died of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at age 70.<p>Not only the founder of the revolutionary model management agency in 1972, Casablancas was instrumental in launching the careers of several …

MIT Intervenes In Release Of Aaron Swartz Case Details

MIT attorneys have asked a judge to redact information from documents detailing the investigation into Aaron Swartz -- further delaying a full accounting of the government's case against the late Internet activist.<p>U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly had ordered the Secret Service to release …

The U.S. Now Recognizes eSports Players As Professional Athletes

To the general public, the idea that those who play video games for a living have much in common with high level professional athletes might be laughable. But those involved with the scene understand the unique talent, skill and determination of the players mirrors that of “real” athletes, even if …

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'Project Spark': build a game, or don't, with Microsoft's incredible new sandbox

AI for rocks, playable trees, meaningful use of SmartGlass... Spark has it all<p>I'm an unabashed Sparkaholic. I'm sorry if you clicked on this link looking for a critical, nuanced preview of Microsoft's new game that makes games, because I'm the wrong guy for that. I'm in love. <i>Project Spark</i> comes out …

24 Amazing Musicians You Might Not Know Played In Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age isn't quite a supergroup, but they're something close to it.<p>Gibbons played with Queens of the Stone Age on the song "Burn the Witch" from the album <i>Lullabies to Paralyze</i>.<p>Jack Black also appears on "Burn the Witch," doing handclaps and stomps.<p>Rob Halford was recording in a …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …