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I'm on Board. The PlayStation Vita is Going to Launch with a Bang.

The PlayStation Vita is a contender.
I know a lot of people aren't taking it seriously, because there are so many reasons not to. (See: Apple, 3DS, PSP "failures" and more.) But they should. More »


I've Played Bastion in Google's Chrome Web Browser and It's Amazing

First, Supergiant Games' acclaimed action RPG came out for the Xbox 360 as one of the games in Microsoft's annual Summer of Arcade promotion. Then, shortly after that, the narrator-centric release landed on Steam, which let PC owners tour the game's shattered world of Caelondia. More »


Sometimes You've Got To Make Up Your Own Rules

Video game developers take great care in creating rules and restrictions that define the gameplay of their virtual worlds, but sometimes those rules aren't good enough. More »

How To Block Xbox 360's Newest Feature: Dashboard Ads

Among the many tweaks and upgrades (and one downgrade) packed into the Xbox 360 dashboard update was one feature people aren't very happy about: Interactive TV ads.
Fortunately the clever gamers over on Reddit have come up with a solution for removing them. More »



Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Fallout Helped An Artist Dismantle Manchester

James Chadderton's take on Manchester in ruins hints at the apocalypse without bothering to identify its nature.
His artwork, amalgams of computer graphics, painting and photo, show the effect, but not the cause. More »


Steamy Batman / Catball Romance Rekindled in This Week's Gaming Apps

Sparks fly when the Caped Crusader meets one sexy feline sphere in this week's round up of the hottest gaming apps. Can you feel the simmering sexual tension? More »


Could This Be the End of GSC Game World and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?

The Kiev, Ukraine based developer that put a dramatic spin on nuclear horror in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of PC first-person shooters has reportedly closed its doors, leaving the fate of the eagerly-anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. More »


Figuring Out Rainbows Could Lead to Prettier Video Game Graphics

Better visuals in the coming generation of games may come courtesy of Mother Nature. Computer graphics researchers at the University of California San Diego were looking for way to create better animation and their work took them into the colorfully iconic rainy-day phenomenon. More »


Here's Why You Need to Stop Dismissing OnLive's Tablet Gaming

For much of the past week, I've been test driving OnLive's new app and controller pairing. The tech on display impressed me with the response time and the simple fact that, all of a sudden, the gaming options on an iPad is approaching parity with what you can get on a PC. More »


The Most Spectacular Battlefield 3 Jet Takedown You'll See Today

Technically speaking this isn't a kill made with a jet. But it is made by a gamer who was recently in a jet.
We've seen some amazing things in Battlefield 3, but I've never seen a video that shows someone jumping out of a jet in mid-dogfight, twisting in the air to shoot the aggressor plane down... More »

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