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The Top 30 PlayStation 3 Games of 2014

PS4 is here, but the PS3 won't go down without a fight!<p>We've already gone through our Top 30 Games of 2014 for PS4 and Vita, but we figured we'd …

Doki-Doki Universe Review

Side quest simulator.<p>HumaNature’s Doki-Doki Universe stands-out as something different. It doesn’t revolve around shooting guns, or swinging swords, …

The director of Ubisoft's The Division reveals what next-generation development is like (interview)

Ubisoft‘s Massive is shooting for high-end graphics and an immersive experience with its upcoming next-generation console and PC game, Tom Clancy’s The Division. The postapocalyptic combat game will use Ubisoft’s Snowdrop game engine, which the French video game publisher says will produce …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

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Opinion: Stop dwelling on graphics and embrace procedural generation

New consoles (so sweet!), 40,000 polygons (many emotions!), really textured rocks (wow!).<p>Have you ever seen concrete pipes so... beautiful? We've done it, we've made graphics look "real," let's go home. We've hit a point where it takes huge increases in detail just to produce a tiny improvement in …