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Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Overwhelm The NSA With Vice's New Spam Generator

"Hello, NSA" is a fun plan to befuddle U.S. spies, but will it work?<p>With characteristic subtlety, yesterday Vice launched "Hello, NSA", a site that generates keyword-laden, tweetable messages designed to overwhelm the National Security Agency with false reports. The fundamental principle behind …

Pentagon's Rules Of Engagement For Cyberspace Get First Update In 7 Years

The new rules are classified.<p>Yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced an update to the Pentagon playbook on cyber war, the first in seven years. Cyber, the over-broad term for all things online, electronic, and networked, is a relatively new arena in war, …

Void Destroyer, a Homeworld-inspired space sim, meets Kickstarter goal

Developer Paul Zakrzewski's <i>Void Destroyer</i> is winding down its Kickstarter campaign, having recently met its $20,000 goal just four days before the funding period ends.<p>Zakrzewski's real-time strategy/space combat simulator hybrid allows players to both command and pilot their own fleet on starships, …

Atlus Parent Company Investigated For Fraud, Files For Bankruptcy [Updated]

<i>Japanese video game developer and publisher Atlus could be in trouble after its parent company is accused of fraud and files for bankruptcy.</i><p>Bad news for fans of Japanese roleplaying games in the West.<p>Atlus, the video game publisher behind titles like <i>Demon’s Souls</i> and <i>Shin Megami Tensei</i>, may be in …

Longtime id Software president/CEO leaves studio

id Software president Todd Hollenshead has departed after 17 years with the company. Hollenshead was formerly CEO of the studio which produced the …

TrackMania 2 Valley set for July 4 launch

<i>TrackMania 2 Valley</i> has been given a July 4 release date by Ubisoft and subsidiary developer Nadeo.<p>The auto-track construction racer follows sharp on the launch of <i>TrackMania 2 Stadium</i> last week, which recreated the earlier title <i>TrackMania Nations</i>, offering wacky racing courses inside vast stadia. …

New Super Luigi U Review

At first glance, New Super Luigi U looks like any other New Super Mario Bros. game, except that you now control Mario's skinnier, floatier brother, Luigi. Oh, if only it were that simple. There's much more to New Super Luigi U than just a new set of overalls and rearranged assets, including an …

EA: Mirror's Edge sequel will "reach a bigger group of people"

The original Mirror's Edge was a fairly niche game, but its open-world sequel aims to cast a wider net. That's according to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, who told IGN that the pieces are in place for the free-running sequel to grow the franchise's audience.<p>"Our goal in any product is to try and …

Nintendo says it's not releasing too many Mario games

Despite the frequent release of new Mario titles, Nintendo does not believe it is diluting the power of the esteemed platforming brand.<p>Speaking with Shacknews, Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta said so long as each new entry is innovative, the Mario brand will …

Texas teen jailed after League of Legends argument

A Texas teenager has been jailed since March 27 over comments he made on Facebook after playing a League of Legends match. In February, an argument 18-year-old Justin Carter had with another League of Legends player spilled onto Facebook, where Carter made a comment referencing a school …