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When we last looked at Curiosity — What’s Inside the Cube? , we were curious to know why half a million people were compulsively working together to tap and destroy the imaginary green cube in this iPhone app. A few months later, they haven’t stopped. In fact, ten times that many people are now taking part in this “experiment.”
People REALLY want to play their Call of Duty . Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games' Modern Warfare 3 hits stores tomorrow, but a pair of (presumably French) thieves didn't want to wait that long. Two masked men armed with tear gas and knives relieved a delivery truck of its 6,000 copies of the game yesterday morning in a hijacking that took place just south of Paris. The scene that unfolded sounds like something out of a video game... say a Call of Duty game!
Halo 3 was a groundbreaking game in numerous aspects but none so much as its Forge and Theater modes. With the ability to capture both video clips and images combined with the instant availability of both online, creating and sharing content has never been easier. Halo: Reach , the next installment in this popular, science fiction video game franchise, is set to release mere days before Halo 3′s third birthday, so now seems like the perfect time to compile a top ten best Halo 3 screenshots of all time list. Yes, of ALL TIME.
Despite the immense challenges in bringing Zelda to the N64 and the 3rd dimension, Shigeru Miyamoto and his team crafted a superlative work that features some of the series' most iconic music, dazzling graphics and daring gameplay. Now, more than a decade after its 1998 release, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is among the best loved and best known video games, ever. But did you know these five facts about " Zelda 64" dug up from around the Internet? Brag/bemoan how much you knew in the comments below. [Read 5 Things You Didn't Know About Final Fantasy VII ] Gameplay could have used a GoldenEye -style shooting system
THE BUZZ: The Gadget Show in the UK wasn’t satisfied playing Battlefield 3 the standard way—so, they decided to get serious. Tracking down a team of “top technology experts” from across Europe, the show build a device they’ve dubbed the “Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator”. Instead of ruining the awesomeness of their efforts, I won’t say more—watch the video and see for yourself. The full look at the Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator will debut on the Gadget Show on Monday, October 24th in the UK. After the episode hits, I’m sure those of us in the rest of the world will have some way to see the show online. EGM’s TAKE: I want to try this thing.
by Justin McElroy on Sep 30th 2011 11:35AM We read in horror today the story of Mark Bradford, a 46-year-old, jobless father of three from Plymouth, Devon (UK). After being killed and then taunted by a 13-year-old opponent in Call of Duty: Black Ops , Bradford tracked down his teenage opponent ( in real life ) and proceeded to mercilessly choke him.
This is the game cover for Portal Kombat, a game that only exists in 'a Youtube video of the fatalities' form (video after the jump). Still, it's better than nothing. It's also better than getting hit by a car in a grocery store parking lot, so you should really be thanking your lucky stars right now. Also after the jump: a worthwhile shot of a Portal captured in real life (and allegedly un-Photoshopped) by a fan of the franchise. So yeah, put that in your Portal gun and shoot & kill somebody with it. "Uh, you do know the Portal gun's not an actual projectile-firing weapon, right?"
The WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft 's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW 's history? What secrets does the game still hold? In late September of 2005, the world was struck with a terrible, virulent plague. In the early days of this plague, it was believed to be well under control.
Arguably the greatest game of all time will be getting a re-release this summer, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Although the game is a masterpiece in its own right, Ocarina of Time has many innovations that have become staples of the video game industry. 1. The Pre-Order and the Pre-Order Bonus Nintendo knew that it had one of the biggest games ever on its hands and it wanted to make sure that hype was going to turn into profit.
The tables have turned. A day after we gladly reported that console gamers would be getting this great PC feature called “server browser”, we can now report that PC gamers won’t have an in-game server browser. DICE’s Alan Kertz has confirmed that in order to switch servers, you have to exit Battlefield 3, and use Battlelog to find another server and join. Granted, Kertz points out that BF3 “starts up really fast”, but we can’t imagine it being more effective than having an in-game server browser, which has been the norm in PC games for decades — in fact, there’s no other game that requires you to exit in order to switch servers. Considering that server switching is frequent among gamers, either because of rage quitting or trying to find a better game, or something third, this could cause some annoyance.
When first (and last) we met the Brisbane-based technology company Unlimited Detail , it was promising to revolutionize the creation of 3D images in games . Its technique was called a “point cloud,” a software-created collection of billions of dots that would bestow lifelike characteristics on graphics that, even when rendered by the best video cards on the market, have traditionally looked blocky and unrealistic. And it would do all this with modest, rather than excessive, processing power. But when Unlimited Detail vanished from the public eye almost as quickly as it arrived, many (including yours truly) assumed its experiment was a failure — and not even a spectacular enough one to warrant more press coverage.
The appBlaster is an iPhone accessory that allows you to shoot at virtual aliens in your real-life surroundings, via the Alien Attack augmented reality app (Photo: RED5) Image Gallery (5 images) Last month we reported on the Aurasma augmented reality (AR) app, and compared it to the special sunglasses in the John Carpenter movie They Live , that let their wearers see the aliens secretly living amongst us. Well, the new appBlaster iPhone accessory is much, much more reminiscent of that film.
Less than 2 days after Sony started bringing its PlayStation Network back online reports are coming in that the besieged gaming giant’s platform has been hacked yet again. MCV is reporting that the exploit allows for hackers to change users passwords using only a PSN account email and date of birth, two pieces of user information that were obtained in the original hack. Update: Sony has responded to the reports of a new hack . MCV says that the hack, which is really an exploit of Sony’s password reset system, was first reported by Nyleveia.com and then corroborated by Eurogamer . Now the PSN login option is unavailable on a number of Sony’s sites. Sony’s login site that is used to reset passwords using the email and date of birth is now down.
While the vault hunters of the first Borderlands may not have featured much in the way of narration, it definitely mattered which of them you picked. Each class came with a different play-style and skill tree, from the proficient sniper Mordecai to the heavy weaponry and brutal melee attacks of Brick. Borderlands 2 will place players in the shoes of four new characters, and Gearbox revealed one of them to us during our recent cover trip. Salvador belongs to the new Gunzerker class, and all signs point to him being a versatile and entertaining character selection. Read on to see what you can expect from this new addition to the franchise. As you might surmise from the name, the Gunzerker differs from the Berserker in that he focuses his abilities more on shooting than melee attacks.
When we released the worlds biggest PAC-MAN we knew it was going to be popular, but I don’t think anyone at Microsoft (with maybe the exception of Michael Kordahi ) really expected it to be as popular as it has been. Users of the site have managed to eat over one Billion PAC-DOTS during a combined playing time of 22 years. Staggering really when you think about it. All of the stats can be found on this page . One of may favourite things about the worlds biggest packman is that you can create your own levels.