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The console alternatives: Everything you need to know about Ouya, GameStick, and Shield

Normally, we video game guys don’t have to work too hard when it comes to covering consumer electronics. We have a few consoles, a few handhelds, maybe a few peripherals here and again, but it’s nothing like the crazy world of phones and tablets … or at least it wasn’t.<p>This year, something …

Candy Crush Saga and Puzzle & Dragons continue revenue dominance on mobile

The game market on mobile devices is volatile. At least, that is what we always hear. The common wisdom is that ideas that worked a year ago don’t work anymore, and the ideas that work now won’t work in six months. Apparently, someone forgot to tell that to the developers of Candy Crush Saga, Clash …

Good Old Games: GOG.com And The DRM-Free Revolution

“DRM solves piracy like a bag of concrete solves hunger.”<p>That’s GOG.com managing director Guillaume Rambourg, eloquently summarizing his views on DRM—Digital Rights Management—the copy protection measures many entertainment media companies put in place to thwart piracy.<p>But Rambourg isn’t convinced …

Under the black flag of al-Qaeda, the Syrian city ruled by gangs of extremists

The black flag of al-Qaeda flies high over Raqqa’s main square in front of the smart new governor’s palace, its former occupant last seen in their prison. Their fighters, clad also in black, patrol the streets, or set up positions behind sandbags.<p>The Islamists smashed up one of the two shops that …

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Unity - Ghost World

Determining whether Ghost of a Tale is a “small game” or a “big game” depends very much on your perspective. On its Indiegogo crowd-funding page, …

Quantum computer passes speed test

The world’s only commercially-available quantum computer has faced much controversy about whether it is actually faster or better than a conventional …