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Torment: Tides of Numenera trailer takes you on a tour of its world

InXile Entertainment's upcoming role-playing game <i>Torment: Tides of Numenera</i> has a new trailer, and this one is all about its "world unlike any other," also known as the Ninth World.<p><i>Torment: Tides of Numenera</i> is a spiritual successor to <i>Planescape: Torment</i>, funded via Kickstarter, being developed for …

'Need for Speed' reboot rolls out this fall

When EA's quarterly report dropped earlier in May, it included a few tasty game-related tidbits, including a "holiday 2015" launch window for a new <i>Need for Speed</i>. EA today confirmed that <i>Need for Speed</i> will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall -- and it's a full-on reboot of the series. "With …

Happy 35th Birthday, Pac-Man

The original Pac-Man was released in Japanese arcades on May 22, 1980, meaning the iconic ghost-chomping, fruit-eating, maze-running game turns 35 years old later this week. Publisher Bandai Namco is starting the birthday festivities a little early, today updating the the mobile versions of Pac-Man …

Elderly Japanese prisoners are playing Nintendo DS to help combat dementia

Games aren’t just for fun — they can have serious applications, too.<p>A group of elderly prisoners in Oita Prison, Japan, are using Nintendo DS consoles to help keep their brains in shape. Dementia is a serious issue at the prison, where 21 percent of the inmates are over 65, reports Siliconera. As …

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Microsoft marks 25 years of Solitaire with a tournament

Microsoft Solitaire, aka Windows' biggest productivity killer, is turning 25 this year -- and the team in Redmond is going to mark the occasion in style. The company is starting with an internal tournament this month that will determine who rules the roost within its own ranks. You'll get to …

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Sony told off for unfair 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation, Sony created 12,300 limited edition PS4 consoles and offered them to gamers all over the world. In the US, they were sold to whoever could click the buy button fast enough, but in the UK, the company took a more convoluted approach. First was the PlayStation …

The Xbox 360 reveal, from 10 years ago today, is a relic from another age

Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox 360 not at E3 or an event of its own, but in a 22-minute television special, "MTV Presents Xbox: The Next Generation Revealed," that aired on MTV on May 12, 2005 — exactly 10 years ago today.<p>That probably says a lot about just how different the video game …

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s New Rope Launcher Adds a Batman Twist to Your Arsenal

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will introduce an important new tool to the assassin arsenal: the rope launcher, a string dart that works similar to Batman's grapple hook in the Arkham games.<p>On first glance, the rope launcher--worn by assassin Jacob Frye--doesn’t seem like much. It’s attached to the …

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Adds GTA-Style Vehicles

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the newest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, is adding a series first: systemic vehicles.<p>In Syndicate, players can hijack any horse and buggy they see on London’s streets. Simply punch out the driver, rip them from the carriage seat, and take the reins. …

King's Quest Revival Has a Seriously Impressive Voice Cast

There is a good chance you'll hear a voice you recognize in the upcoming King's Quest revival. Publisher Activision has announced the game's voice talent lineup, and it's quite impressive, featuring actors and celebrities like Christopher Lloyd, Tom Kenny, and Zelda Williams.<p>Watch the video below …

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Fallout 4 Cinematic Trailer Coming From Guillermo del Toro's Production Company - Report

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's production company worked on a cinematic trailer for the unannounced--but rumored--Fallout 4, according to the online resume of someone who says they worked on it. As spotted by Videogamer, a Mirada Studios contract employee listed "Fallout 4 cinematic trailer" on …

Witcher 3 Exceeds 1 Million Pre-Orders

CD Projekt Red's upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has eclipsed 1 million pre-orders, the Polish studio announced on Monday. The game launches next week.<p>CD Projekt Red didn't specify how that figure breaks down between platforms or physical/digital.<p>Although The Witcher …

Alien: Isolation Sells 2.1 Million

Creative Assembly's horror game Alien: Isolation has now sold more than 2.1 million copies, publisher Sega announced on Monday as part of its latest earnings report for the year ended March 31.<p>This is up from the 1 million sales figure that Sega announced back in January.<p>Does Isolation's success …

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Assassin's Creed Victory Actually Named Syndicate, Coming This Holiday

The new Assassin's Creed game set to be revealed next week is entitled Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and stars an assassin named Jacob Frye, according to promotional material leaked to Polygon.<p>Ubisoft announced just yesterday that it planned to unveil the newest Assassin's Creed on Tuesday, May 12. …

Classic Star Trek Games Hit Steam, GOG.com

It's been a good time to be a Star Wars fan recently. There are new movies on the way, and a bunch of old games based on the universe have been added to digital stores lately, making them easier to find than ever. But what about the Star Trek fans?<p>GOG.com and Steam last week revealed that they're …

RC Millennium Falcon Drone Now Bigger, Better And Even More Awesome (video)

Some of our readers might remember the awesome remote controlled Millennium Falcon drone that was created by French hobbyist Olivier C back in …

Math explains why beating 'Tetris' is basically impossible

You're never going to beat <i>Tetris</i>. Sorry. You might be asking why I'm so pessimistic and even though that's perfectly natural, <i>PBS</i>' <i>Game/Show</i> will back me up here. While the seven multicolored falling bricks (officially called "tetrominoes") all fit together pretty nicely, they only occupy a space …

Turn your home into a haunted house with AR game 'Night Terrors'

You're home alone. It's the dead of night and all of the lights are off; you creep down the hallway with one hand dragging along the wall, your phone serving as a makeshift flashlight. You hear a young girl's voice whisper from the bedroom in front of you and the hair on the back of your neck …

Bungie selling Destiny shirt, emblem and shader to support Nepal relief efforts

Developer Bungie is joining the cause to raise money for Nepal relief and long term reconstruction efforts after the country was devastated by an earthquake that left thousands dead and even more injured. The studio is appealing to charitable <i>Destiny</i> players by offering an exclusive t-shirt, in-game …

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Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming feels just like console gaming

With the release of Windows 10, Sony won't be the only company to offer game streaming from its consoles. Today we finally got our hands on Windows 10's Xbox One game streaming feature, which lets you bring your entire Xbox gaming experience to any PC running the new OS. And even in its early …

If the Avengers were in Hearthstone they'd look like this

The next Avengers movie hit today and <i>Hearthstone's</i> creators celebrated by releasing an amazing piece of art that mashed up the Marvel heroes with the Blizzard game.<p>Of course, they're going to have to make this happen now.

PhoneDrone gives your smartphone wings

Your smartphone already has a powerful processor and multiple sensors, so why pay for all those things over again when buying a drone? That's the …

Feelreal VR Mask and Nirvana helmet let gamers smell and feel the action

In what could just as easily prove to be a very bad idea as it could a good one, a startup company called Feelreal has created a virtual reality mask …

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Apple Watch Takes On 50 Cal Rifle, Liquid Nitrogen (Video)

We have already seen the new Apple Watch being torture tested in one video and now we have another video, although this time the new Apple Smartwatch …

This Chevrolet FNR concept car is science fiction made real - ExtremeTech

By on April 21, 2015 at 11:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Self-driving cars just became a …

Wireless glove adds touch to VR video games

While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That's more than enough to immerse you in a virtual world, but what if you want to interact with the objects within them? Some companies have already …

Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Interactive exhibit honors women in game development

There's a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it's not showing off just any game-related material. No, it's putting a spotlight on the accomplishments female game developers -- eight women who worked on influential titles, in …

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.<p>Of course, …

New Jurassic World Trailer Released, Shows Off Deadly Mutant Dino

Universal Pictures on Monday released a new trailer for <i>Jurassic World</i>, and it does not disappoint.<p>The "official trailer," as they're calling it, dives into the story of why park organizers decided to make a mutant dino (you can probably guess why). And it also has some nice action sequences and …

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