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Patterns, the latest game from Second Life creators, Linden Lab, is a sandbox-style game that focuses on building structures and exploring in an open world environment. While there is no specific plot, goal, or antagonist (other than physics) to speak of, Patterns does trigger a desire to explore. » 1/16/13 11:59am 1/16/13 11:59am

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Ask a Photographer About Shooting in a Back-Alley Arcade

Some folks go to San Francisco for the food or the fog. Photographer Ryan Russell went for the gaming. As part of Gizmodo's Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge, Ryan dropped by Frisco's legendary Southtown Arcade, where he used his lens and his ultra-responsive Ultrabook™ to immortalize a remarkably cordial… » 10/16/12 11:59am 10/16/12 11:59am

Inside San Francisco’s Last True Hardcore Arcade

San Francisco has its share of landmarks: The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, wherever Rice-A-Roni came from. But for white-knuckle competitive gamers, the city has just one true destination: Southtown Arcade — a tiny storefront by the Stockton Tunnel that houses Frisco's last outpost for hardcore gamers. So… » 10/10/12 11:59am 10/10/12 11:59am

Early Results Are in: Gawker Media Census Proves You’re a PC

Last week we asked you to take the 2012 Gawker Media Census, and in return offered one lucky survey-taker the opportunity to win a new iPad. Well, early responses are in, and we learned some interesting info about you guys—like the fact that 75% of you are PC users. We're sure you're much cooler than that shlubby guy… » 6/05/12 11:59am 6/05/12 11:59am