China used more concrete in 3 years than the US in 100 years

Bill Gates has an incredible statistic: According the USGS' cement statistics, China has used more concrete from 2011 to 2013 (6.6 gigatons) than the United States in the entire 20th century (4.5 gigatons). It blows my mind but, then again, as Gates point out, look at Shanghai's evolution in just 20 years... » 2/23/15 6:00am 2/23/15 6:00am

America's Armyremember that thing?—is getting an update. The recruitment tool/official video game of the U.S. Army is taking applications to be a beta tester for the next edition of the game. The game originally launched in 2002; its last update was in 2009. » 4/07/13 6:00pm 4/07/13 6:00pm

Wait a Minute, Could Uploading Video of Video Games Really Send You to…

It might in the future, according to one reading of Senate Bill 978, assuming it gets passed. This is a proposed law put before the Senate about a couple months ago, but the games community just sat up and noticed once it read the language and understood the totality of its prohibitions. » 7/02/11 6:00pm 7/02/11 6:00pm

Gamestop Resurrects Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trade-In Hopes

It's hard to describe used copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as pre-owned when pre-played seems to fit the game so well. Despite the eternal save file, major U.S. retailers are still accepting Mercenaries trade-ins. » 6/29/11 1:20pm 6/29/11 1:20pm

The Bleak Despair Of Abject Poverty In Video Game Form

You've lost your job, your house, and your savings are completely gone. Can you survive for a month on $1,000? That's the challenge put forth in the game Spent. Are you up to it? » 2/28/11 2:00pm 2/28/11 2:00pm

Tetris Makes World Spending A Little More Understandable

Last night President Obama delivered the State of the Union. Written for posterity, perhaps, it's still a policy speech, and policy costs. Here's "Debtris," reminding everyone that, a bilion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking about real money. » 1/26/11 9:30pm 1/26/11 9:30pm

The DS Is The Nation's Best-Selling Game System Of All Time, Sort Of

With more than 47 million Nintendo DS handhelds sold in the United States since the portable's launch in 2004, Nintendo is calling the DS the country's best-selling gaming system of all time. Does it really count? » 1/04/11 11:40am 1/04/11 11:40am

Nintendo Breaks More Sales Records, Sells Over 5 Million Consoles In…

The holidays were very merry for Nintendo which sold 3.04 million Nintendo DS handhelds during the month of December, ending 2008 with the best-selling console in the United States, blowing far past the console competition. » 1/15/09 6:40pm 1/15/09 6:40pm