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DRAMAtical Murder is Cronenberg by way of Lisa Frank, and it's a shame you can't play it

<i>DRAMAtical Murder</i> is a wound that doesn't heal.<p>The game is <i>Snow Crash</i> with a Lisa Frank meets Vocaloid aesthetic, set to a catchy/corny synth-pop soundtrack. The interface is bubblegum pop, but not overly garish, with neat retro effects when the story calls for it. The character portraits and scenes …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

I'm A Video Game Consultant, And This Is What I Do

I am a digital entertainment consultant, and as such, consult on video games, hardware platforms, and online services for a variety of game …

GameSpot’s Dead Rising 3 Review Justifies Why We Need #GamerGate | One Angry Gamer

It’s really happening, folks… reviews in the games industry are now trying to push agendas harder than ever before. Imagine the shock, surprise and …

In This Wacky Dating Sim Game, You Avoid Love Or You Blow Up

<b>By Sato</b> . April 12, 2014 . 2:00pm<p>So, we’ve had countless love-sims where your goal is to win your favorite girl’s heart. Kemco’s Wii U visual novel …

Never mind the Xbox One or PS4: Why the time is right to become a PC gamer

The new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are available at a store near you, and there are finally some games worth playing on them. As anxious gamers …

Pete Holmes Questions the Unfair Advantage That Street Fighter’s Vega Has Using a Triple-Bladed Claw

“<i>This is a hand-to-hand tournament, not a hand-to-claw tournament!</i>”<p>In the new comedy sketch “Street Fighter Red Tape: Vega ,” Pete Holmes the …

Street Fighter

Cartoon Network Stars Assemble For 'Super Secret Crisis War'

When the evil Aku, Vilgax, Mandark and Mojo Jojo join forces in an axis of awfulness, their respective nemeses are going to have to team up to stop …

Comics

Check this out: a card game you don't need a table to play on. Oddball Aeronauts (Prototype) Review

I was contacted by maverick:muse back near the end of 2013 and asked if I wanted to check out a new game they were working on. This new game was a …

The Witch and the Hundred Knight is a PS3 Exclusive With a Lot of Moving Parts

Numbers and meters abound.<p>When I see the Nippon Ichi Software splash screen at the start of a game, I have certain expectations. Their PS3-exclusive …

Senran Kagura Burst Heading To Europe February 28

Marvelous AQL has announced that its busty female fighters will launch across European retail and digital stores next month. Previously set for an …

Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.<p>When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that …

Privacy

The Five Powers of Reverse Mentors

<b>REVERSE MENTORING RELATIONSHIP</b><br>Are you in a reverse mentor relationship? If not, you are missing out. Get in the game. Put having a reverse mentor relationship at the top of your New Year’s Resolution list.<p><b>3 RULES OF REVERSE MENTOR RELATIONSHIPS</b><br>Traditional mentorship is broken. It is a one way road …

Hacking The Future Turns Out To Be A Pretty Good Job

Google may be the most in-demand tech company for which people want to work, but according to a new report from Glassdoor, Twitter ranks #1 when it comes to employee satisfaction. This is particularly interesting given that Twitter didn’t even crack the top-50 last year. Now it headlines the list. …

How to Choose Healthy Pots and Pans

Despite the ease and con­ve­nience of non-stick pots and pans such as Teflon, many health conscious people are tossing their non-stick and replacing …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Young Avengers Reinvents Comics Again. Probably More Than Once.

Hooray! There’s a new <i>Young Avengers</i> out today. Boo, it kinda wraps up lots of stuff before the two parter <i>Afterparty</i> coming up next month. There is …

Five More Fall 2013 Anime That Are Totally Worth a Watch

With the winter holidays coming up, you may find yourself with a little free time and no anime to watch. Luckily, this season has several excellent …

GameMaker Studio is currently free to download

<b>Newsbrief</b>: The standard version of the GameMaker Studios toolset is currently free to download, allowing developers to bypass the free version's …

Game Development

And they're off! Insurance markets open, but not quickly

The federal government shut down on Tuesday, but Obamacare was full steam ahead … sort of.<p>The new HealthCare.Gov website collapsed early Tuesday morning under the weight of 2.8 million users,said Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.<p>"As with any product …

Health Care

Great tabletop games for video gamers: Puzzle Strike

<i>This new, ongoing series covers tabletop board or card games that video gamers should dig. Check back for more installments in the future!</i><p>Puzzle Strike (3rd Edition)<p><b>Video game that Puzzle Strike reminds us of:</b> Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo<p><b>Publisher:</b> Sirlin Games• <b><br># of players:</b> 2-4• <b><br>Cost:</b> $60 (or $10 to …

GTA 5's Special Edition has a blacklight secret

The special edition of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> contains hidden clues not visible to the naked eye, according to Game Front.<p>By taking a UV light to the front and back of the included map, the site found cryptic instructions for a drop off:<p>Great Ocean Highway<br>Through North Chumask<br>0.5 miles past Raton …

Summer reading: The best books for gamers

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I love games. I’m usually jittery with excitement when I finish one, but that’s rarely because of the story. It’s probably due to how most developers tend to …

XBOX ONE - $399 Announcement Coming Soon?!

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

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Xbox One and PS4 hardware "essentially the same," says John Carmack

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware are "essentially the same," according to id Software co-founder John Carmack.<p>"It's almost amazing how close they are in capabilities, how common they are," Carmack said during his QuakeCon keynote address. "And that the capabilities that they give are …

John Carmack