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Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual …

Augmented Reality

Aperture Science DS transports Portal onto the Nintendo DS

Two indie developers have created an homage to Valve's puzzle game, <i>Portal</i> — on the Nintendo DS.<p>Developer Jordan "Smealum" Rabet and an artist who prefers to go by the name "Lobo" worked on the homebrew DS version of the PC and console game, called <i>Aperture Science DS</i>, drawing inspiration from …

DJ Khaled Has A Video Game And It’s Completely Insane

If you ever wanted to play a video game where you’re DJ Khaled fighting dinosaurs on a jet ski, you’ve gotten your wish.<p>“Secure The Bag” is a new branded mobile and desktop game that promotes the new Timberland x DJ Khaled boot collection, which launches in store and online at Champs Sports on …

Scenes Displaying the Beautiful Cinematography In the Star Wars Films

The story in a film is, and shall always be, king. But without good visuals the story may seem incomplete. We must admit that sometimes a film is …

This Site Helps You Remember All the Things in 2016 That Didn't Suck

Yes, 2016 was full of some awful news. Let’s not forget all the good stuff that happened in 2016, though. Can’t think of anything? This website will …

World Health Organization

'Zelda: Ocarina of Time' HD Remake Mod: An Unreal Engine 4 demo you can actually play

We're still waiting for <i>Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>to launch on Wii U and Nintendo Switch, but until then, fans of the series can kill time …

Retrogaming

‘Home Alone’ is recreated as an 8-bit NES masterpiece in this awesome video

Way back in the day, back when the original Nintendo was the only real console on the scene, the number of movie-themed video games available was …

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

Game Development

This guy’s Super Mario breakdowns are the best way to learn the basics of computer science

In 1982, a 20-something programmer named Shigeru Miyamoto designed his very first game. Called <i>Donkey Kong</i>, its most significant contribution to …

Retrogaming

The 10 Best Foreign-Language Scifi Movies of the Last 10 Years

Lots of incredible science fiction movies are made outside America, though many of those movies—like next year’s French production <i>Valerian and the</i> …

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Downloads

Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

Play Over 400 Game Boy Games That Never Existed

Latest Game Boy Jam delivers big time.<p>Released in 1989, the Game Boy racked up a significant amount of games for a handheld system with four AA batteries, eight bits, no backlight, and an olive green screen that looked like a regular Nintendo game had experienced copper oxidation. It has well over …

Retrogaming

Arrival is a soulful sci-fi instant classic

Director Denis Villeneuve successfully merges hard sci-fi and real emotion in one of the best films of the year<p>Early on in Denis Villeneuve’s new film <i>Arrival</i>, it becomes pretty clear that for an alien-invasion movie, it’s actually not all that interested in aliens. As 12 mysterious spacecraft land …

Science Fiction

Thimbleweed Park For Xbox One, PC and PS4 Gets New Trailer, And Sweet PAX Swag

Thimbleweed Park For Xbox One, PC and PS4 Gets New Gamescom Trailer<p>Aspiring game developer Delores Edmund is one of five playable characters in Ron …

Gaming Industry

This Video Explains How Your Texts Are Sent From One Phone to Another

When you send a text message to someone else, there’s a long, complicated path from your phone to theirs. If you’ve ever wondered just how that …

Apps

Someone gave the pope a copy of Undertale

We're guessing it was a Steam key; was it — wait for it — redeemed?<p>When one visits the pope, it is customary to bring His Holiness a gift.<p>MatPat, a video gaming YouTube personality, was invited to the Vatican as part of a world summit on the Internet and how it brings people together. Informed that …

Christianity

Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business

Vimeo, which has been moving over the past several months to further invest in its original content and creator community, announced this morning it has acquired VHX, a company providing a platform for premium over-the-top subscription (OTT) video channels. Deal terms were not revealed, but Vimeo …

Televisions

3 new technologies that will make managing your online life easier than ever

The internet is every where these days: On your PC, your phone, your TV and perhaps even your watch. Email, social networking, and internet browsing …

Watch five minutes of African action RPG Aurion gameplay

Cameroon-made combat game is gorgeous and original<p><i>Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan</i> is one of those beautiful games that make you murmur "oh, wow," when you load it up. It draws from a vibrant palette of deep, rich colors that successfully evoke the romance of a fantasy Africa.<p>When the game's …

Biomedicine facing a worse replication crisis than the one plaguing psychology.

<i>This article is part of</i> <i>Future Tense</i><i>, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and</i> <b>Slate</b><i>. On Thursday, April 21, Future Tense will</i> …

Replication

Viewer Discretion Is Advised With This Superb Game Of Thrones And Zelda Mash-Up

Even if you're not a fan of the books or the TV show, there's no denying that <b>Game of Thrones</b> is a big media property at the moment. Combining …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Verizon workers: 'Why I'm on strike'

At least 36,000 Verizon workers have been on strike since Wednesday after failing to reach a new labor agreement by the contract's deadline.<p>Among the union workers' list of complaints: the offshoring of thousands of jobs to workers abroad, outsourcing work to low-wage, non-union contractors and the …

Verizon

Opt For the Larger SSD Capacity to Also Get a Speed Boost

If you’re weighing your option between SSDs and you can’t quite justify buying the bigger version, this might tip you over the edge: Generally, …

Writing

One man created an incredible update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't …

Make Dinner in 30 With These 17 Quick Pasta Recipes

Sure, there are times when I'm in the mood to spend all day on a pasta dish, be it a slow-cooked tomato sauce or a cheese- and meat-heavy lasagna Napoletana. But more often, pasta is my go-to for a quick weeknight dinner. Fortunately for me, it's just as at home in a 15-minute recipe as it is in a …

Cooking

Android N-ify Xposed Module Will Bring Android N Features to Older Phones

Android (root, 5.0+): Unfortunately, the Android N preview is only available for a few devices. However, you can try out a few of the newest features …

Apps

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Vegan

Game Boy Advance 15th anniversary: The 15 Best Games

1 of 16<p>The 15 Best Game Boy Advance Games<p>Before Nintendo turned its attention to a two-screen handheld future, the Game Boy Advance reigned as the …