Shane Jewett

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Microsoft can’t advertise Destiny on Xbox, so it’s created this fragrance instead

Destiny is a first-person shooter set in space, coming out next week. You might have heard of it.<p>Thing is, the advertising for Destiny has focused so much on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, it almost feels like a PlayStation-exclusive. At least that’s how the marketing …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

Hubble Telescope Unveils Most Colorful View of the Universe Yet

Changing Planet<p>Composite visible and near infrared light collected from Hubble over a nine-year period.<br>Courtesy of NASA/ESA<p>NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its most colorful window into the universe yet, a glimpse of some 10,000 galaxies spread across space. Some of those universes date …

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib Desert.<p>Urban explorers and adventurers are making their way to Kolmanskop, an old diamond mining town that was deserted in 1954 and is now filled with …

Father of first Xbox Ed Fries optimistic about Xbox One

Fries, who was instrumental in creating Microsoft's first console, tells CNET about the "DirectX box", wooing developers, and uncertainty around "Halo".<p>"Nintendo and Sony had a reputation for being difficult to deal with."<p>"Xbox Live is still the best."

Titanfall: Expedition Teases New Maps with 5 New Screens

Five new screens just in time for the fifth of May.<p>Respawn Entertainment, developer behind a little game called Titanfall, has dropped five brand new …

Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom

Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The resulting chimaera was called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and it was... not great. To absolutely no one's …

Titanfall: Images and details for upcoming DLC map, Runoff

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment today released the first images and details for the Runoff multiplayer map, one of three new maps included with this month's Expedition DLC. Designer Geoff Smith writes on the game's website that Runoff was originally planned to ship with Titanfall, but it …

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Have questions about Xbox One Gears of War? Now's your chance to be heard

Microsoft isn't likely to show off its new Gears of War game for Xbox One anytime soon, but undoubtedly gamers have questions about it, and now is your chance to ask. Developer Black Tusk Studios has announced that it will conduct podcasts with studio manager Rod Fergusson, the first of which will …

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Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

Virtual reality headsets are usually used to transport their wearer someplace fantastic, but a new experiment with the Oculus Rift has it doing something a bit more disorienting: warping reality by keeping its wearer's vision a moment in the past. The so-called experiment, which was filmed as an ad …

I Played 45 Minutes Of Destiny, And It Was Kind Of Boring

Earlier this month, I got a chance to fly up to Washington and try Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter, <i>Destiny</i>. Walking through the Bellevue office for …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>MGMTMatthew Dear<p>The Anthem, Washington, DC<p>Top Events<p>Apr<p>8<p>Sun<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

Gears of War creator working on a high-end game that will "push next-generation graphics"

Gears of War creator Epic Games is working on a high-end next-generation game that founder Tim Sweeney says is going to push the envelope for graphical fidelity.<p>"It's going to push next generation graphics as you'd always expect Epic to do," Sweeney told <i>Edge</i> in a new interview. This game is in …

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I Played Destiny, and ...

First hands-on impressions from Bungie’s big new multiplayer shooter.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The first Strike Mission I played in Destiny presented a …

People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

Acompli: a Perfect iOS Email App but We Wish it Wasn't Free

I <i>hate</i> email. The team at The Next Web can attest to just how often I complain about email. Email is slow, cumbersome, often overwhelming and hard to deal with. There’s just so much of it. I’ve always been bad at email and despite great solutions like Mailbox existing, I’ve never found the perfect …

An Entire Nintendo Console Generation In One Image

Redditor OhioStateBuck has collected every Nintendo 64 cartridge released in North America. Doesn't seem like much, does it? Blame it on those …

E.T. cartridges found in infamous Atari landfill

Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.<p>Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge <i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming's collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.<p>The highly …

Bigger-screen iPhone 6 may mean smaller sales at Apple -- for now

Apple fans, already waiting for the next big thing, may have paused on buying an iPhone as they wait for the large-screen iPhone 6, expected in coming months.<p>Apple may not have sold as many iPhones as investors and analysts hoped last quarter -- even with the addition of China Mobile as a …

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Destiny website revamp offers more on enemies, classes, locations

An updated website for Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter <i>Destiny</i> teases more information about its enemies, three character classes and locations.<p><i>Destiny</i> is set on a future Earth after it experienced a golden age introduced with the arrival of the Traveler who "breathed new life into our system." Its …

'Watch Dogs' adds real guilt to fake killing

The defining experience of every <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>-style game is running over pedestrians with cars. Typically, I think nothing of it — they’re not really people, after all. They might look a little bit like you and me, but they are devoid of personality, of consciousness, of soul. So when I’m …

2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Terminated Halo Composer's Music Still Remains in Destiny, says Bungie

"We're pretty close to shipping."<p>Bungie says its upcoming shooter Destiny is still on track for a September release, despite the recent termination …