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The Wizard of Minecraft

It’s a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson’s office is closed. The wooden blinds to the windows that look out at the 35 …

PlayStation indies draw visual inspiration from the past and look to the future

Recently, we attended a PlayStation event designed to show off Sony’s roster of indie developers. The publisher demonstrated that it’s celebrating gaming’s past while also taking a predictive look ahead. Several of the upcoming PlayStation games we tried featured nostalgia-inducing retro graphics …

Tomodachi Life fan campaigns for Nintendo to add same-sex relationships (update)

An individual interested in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title <i>Tomodachi Life</i> has begun a campaign to get Nintendo to include same-sex relationships in the game, reports Kotaku.<p><i>Tomodachi Life</i> is a zany life simulation title that focuses on an island full of Miis, the Nintendo avatars that debuted on …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Logitech working on day one Harmony support for Xbox One

Logitech is working with Microsoft so that its Harmony line of universal remote controls will support the Xbox One when it launches this Friday, Nov. 22, a representative for Logitech told Polygon.<p>"We are working directly with the Xbox team at MSFT to have Harmony support on Day 1 of Xbox One …

Next Assassin's Creed game will be "much more" next-gen

The follow-up to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag--the first entry in the series for next-generation consoles--will be "much more next-gen," according to Ubisoft.<p>"I think 'next' next-gen is going to be for the next games," Black Flag lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant told GameReactor. "The next …

Twitch streaming on Xbox One delayed until 2014

<b>The much-lauded integration of the Twitch gameplay streaming service, allowing users to live stream game footage, will not be available on the Xbox</b> …

PlayStation 4 Hardware revealed

Nintendo is reportedly working on an Android tablet for educational games [updated]

<b>Updated 4:48 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20:</b> Nintendo reps have told us that no one by the name of Nando Monterazo works at Nintendo, either now or at the time of those Tweets. This isn’t an official denial, and <i>if</i> the below reports are true, there could be other explanations (he’s a contractor, or he’s …

ARM has confirmed Samsung will be unveiling 64-bit Exynos chips soon: 128-bit chips to follow - Pocket-lint

After Apple unveiled its 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5S the internet has been aflutter with talk of Samsung also releasing a 64-bit chip. While …

SmartGlass for Xbox One reaches Windows Phone a few days early (update: Windows 8.1 too)

As the ancient proverb goes: a next-gen console ain't no next-gen console without next-gen mobile apps. We can't remember who said that exactly, but it's impossible to forget what's built into the new Xbox One SmartGlass app. After all, Microsoft's been hyping everything you'll be able to do with …

Sony says PS4 failures have varying causes, affect less than 1 percent of units

The PlayStation 4 launch last week was quickly followed by mounting reports of defective units, including consoles that wouldn't display video. Had Sony shipped the console with a common flaw? No, an SCEA spokeperson tells us in a statement (found after the break). The company believes there "isn't …

Chrome OS 32 beta makes it easier to find the right window

Windowing has been a familiar sight in Chrome OS for a while now, but it hasn't always been easy to find the window you're looking for. That search should be much quicker if you're running the just-launched Chrome OS 32 beta, though. The test release brings Vista-style window thumbnails when using …

Facebook now lets you know if your friends are using mobile app or the web

We'd hardly call it a ground-breaking feature, but it's pretty nice that Facebook now lets you know whether the friends you're chatting with are using the mobile app or the website. To the right of a user's name you'll now see the words "web" or "mobile," letting you know whether or not a buddy is …

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro review: a high-end Ultrabook that's actually affordable

With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too). But as other PC …