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The Unity A to Z Game Development Bundle

Master all fundamentals of designing, coding, and modeling a mobile game with up to 83 hours training in The Unity A to Z Game Development Bundle; …

State Rep to Video Game Industry: Regulate Loot Boxes Before We Are Forced to Legislate

The Attorney General of Hawaii is weighing the legal issues potentially surrounding <i>Electronic Arts’ Star Wars Battlefront II</i> and its use of what …

Electronic Arts

Smashing stereotypes to write better, richer games

What's the best way to improve your game by incorporating a diverse, interesting cast of characters?<p>At GDC 2017 game dev Shawn Alexander Allen drew …

Playing two hours of video games a week makes you more employable, Glasgow academics find

Playing two hours of video games a week could make you more employable, a study has found.<p>The Glasgow University research suggests that playing games such as Minecraft and Lara Croft can help young people to develop key skills.<p>Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest …

Lara Croft

African video game makers are breaking into the global industry with their own stories

As a teenager, Madiba Guillaume Olivier dreamt of moving from Cameroon to Europe or the United States to pursue his passion for video games. The son of a video store owner, Olivier grew up fixated on playing games—and hoped to study the profession and join the industry.<p>As he waited to realize his …

Africa

Apple's high-res wallpaper suggests Retina iMac, monitor

A 5,120x2,880-pixel image of an ocean wave that accompanies the upcoming OS X Mavericks is a strong hint that Apple is preparing its operating system for high-resolution iMacs and external monitors.<p>The release of a 5,120x2880-pixel wallpaper image indicates that Apple could bring high-resolution …

OS X

Sir Patrick Stewart speaks out against domestic violence

In addition to being an accomplished Shakespearean actor, a sci-fi legend, and a British knight, it turns out Sir Patrick Stewart is also an …

Twitter finally rolling out two-step account verification

Twitter has announced that it is finally rolling out two-step authentication for accounts, a much-needed security feature that comes after several months of high-profile Twitter account hacks. This feature can be enabled in the Twitter settings menu for any account that has both a confirmed email …

I Found The Perfect PC, And It's Called A Falcon Northwest Tiki

When I unboxed Falcon Northwest’s Tiki several weeks ago (or was it several months ago? I’ve been swept away by this one!), it arrived with a handsome black binder adorned with an embroidered logo, containing original driver discs, system documentation, a recovery USB stick, extra cables and …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

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Warframe is the online co-op space ninja game you’ve been waiting for (interview)

Warframe has been a long time coming. The ambitious, free-to-play cooperative action game is the dream project of independent developer Digital Extremes, the studio behind titles such as The Darkness II, several entries in the Unreal Tournament franchise, and 2008’s highly underrated Dark …

The Xbox Reveal: Polygon + The Verge live shows before and after the event

Today will be a very big day.<p>After months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft will finally pull the tarp off its next-generation Xbox. If you're wondering where to be on that day, wonder no more. Polygon and The Verge will be teaming up with live video shows before and after the Microsoft press …

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection priced in Japan

<i>Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection</i>, a compilation of Metal Gear Solid games from 1987 to 2012, has been priced in Japan on Konami's website and will be available for $7,980 yen ($80).<p><i>Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection</i> was announced April 22 exclusively for PlayStation 3. The pack will …

Nintendo moves into refurbished sales, eats more of GameStop's lunch

Nintendo has begun selling refurbished 3DS and DSi XL consoles at aggressive price points, offering buyers the same one-year warranty that typically accompanies new hardware. The units are guaranteed to be in working order, though the manufacturer admits they may contain "minor cosmetic blemishes." …

Petition for Verizon to go contract-less gains steam

The petition has more than 94,000 signatures at this point, and needs another 56,000 to hit the mark required to bring it to Verizon's doorstep.<p>Verizon Wireless customers and, in some cases, critics have been signing a petition at a torrid pace, asking the company to go contract-less.<p>The petition …

Telecoms

Disabled LoL player gets a rare pentakill without the use of his hands

A disabled game streamer has posted a video of himself getting one of <i>League of Legends</i>' rarest accomplishments without the use of his hands. (The video contains NSFW expletives).<p>In the video, Twitch.tv user Aieron and his team get into an initially-unfavorable team-vs-team fight which ends with …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …

Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

Get your current-gen 27-inch iMacs on refurb while they last | Ars Technica

A savings of up to $300 on a practically new machine? Yes, please.<p>Apple's newest iMacs are awfully attractive, even if their slimness is mostly for …

Not Safe For YouTube: How Google Draws the Line Between Porn and Art (NSFW)

Last weekend, YouTube yanked a popular music video from Robin Thicke, which featured a number of topless models prancing to the rather upbeat track. …

Apps

LG and NCAA records the NCAA Final Four in 4K Ultra HD for the first time

LG, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, and the NCAA all worked together to record the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four championship in 4K Ultra HD …

College Sports

Adviser recommends MetroPCS shareholders vote against T-Mobile merger

It looks like T-Mobile will be facing an uphill battle come April 12th. On April 12th, the shareholders will be voting on whether or not MetroPCS …

Cellular Networks

After service disruption, Egypt arrests three divers severing undersea internet cable

Recent internet service disruption in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia may have been the result of sabotage. Egypt's coastguard has caught three divers in the act of cutting an underwater internet cable off the port of Alexandria, fueling speculation that the incident could be connected …

'Largest' public denial of service attack in internet history linked to European spam dispute

If your internet service has been running slower than usual lately, your cable company may not be the one to blame: a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that began on March 18 against the website of Spamhaus, a European volunteer spam-fighting organization, has increased to the …

The 10-Year-Old Security Sink Hole Slowing the Entire Internet, Explained

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The largest known hack attack of its kind brought the Internet to a crawl for users all over the …

T-Mobile iPhone 5 won’t support WiFi calling

It looks like T-Mobile’s version of the iPhone 5 will lack a feature that many T-Mobile subscribers love to take advantage of. At T-Mobile’s …

Mobile

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

Telecoms