XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the turn-based squad-tactical role-playing video game reboot developed by Firaxis Games, and published by 2K Games.
Battle Fleet 2 Hints & Tips
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Fates Forever Hints & Tips
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Fable Age Hints & Tips
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Possible Addiction Risk-Factors IDd for Adult Video-Gamers
The release of the study and its 9 September publication in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology took place prior to the Navy Yard Shooting (16 September) and the release of GTA V (17 September), so is coincidental to those events.
Xbox One? Frankie say Relax!
The situation with the new Xbox One Console, its DRM, and other restrictions has generated a lot of email from the Game On community, so here is the most recent update on the issue.
SmartGlass and Media at the Heart of the New Xbox
The significance of May 21st is that it is widely anticipated to be the morning of the day on which Microsoft (MSFT) will be holding the first official press conference to reveal to consumers details of its upcoming new Xbox video game and multimedia console.
The Disappearing Summer Doldrums?
Within the confines of video game culture the word “Doldrums” is invariably preceded by the word “Summer” and together the phrase describes that unfortunate period in each year during which very few (if any) AAA titles are released.
The Future of Gaming Revealed at E3: The Second Screen Assassination
Practically a city in its own right, the 2012 manifestation of E3 claimed more than 45,000 attendees who, having donned their special color-coded creds required to get them past security and into the site, set out to “occupy” the Convention Center,
An Image of Mystery: The Increasing Presence of Freemasonry in Video Games
The world of the video gamer and the world of the Freemason appear to be in parity statistically, so why is there a marked increase in the presence of Freemasonry in video games? While the use of our fraternity has been overtin some of the more popular video games in recent years...
Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!!
Briefly examining the most popular anti-masonic Illuminati theories and fears presently making the rounds.
The Road to Arrow of Light
Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin dead
The Tourist Guide to Not Getting Killed in Australia
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Champagne: What You Need to Know
Is Port a Gift from God?
A Brief Guide on Gifting Wine
The 2003 Aviator Flies in Style, Comfort and Class
Being a Volunteer (Scouting)
A Cutionary Tale
Best in play this holiday season
Sales figures for Black Friday and Cyber Monday have established something that we already suspected: video games and game-related tech are atop the list as the go-to gifts for the 2013 holiday season.
The 12 games of Christmas: What's hot this holiday season
The growing popularity of video games across the age spectrum makes them an attractive Christmas gift, but with so many to choose from, picking the right game to give can really do a number on your Christmas cheer.
Microsoft opens new tech window with smartglass app
On Monday morning, Microsoft opened its press briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo with two big guns for the Xbox 360 game system: its upcoming sequel to the "Halo" series "Halo 4" and the next "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" title, called "Blacklist." Then, Microsoft calmly floored the audience by introducing its newest piece of gaming and entertainment technology: SmartGlass.
Our annual look at the top video games
The holiday season is upon us already, and while you probably managed to take care of the lion's share of your gift list between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those were the easy gifts, to be sure.
Meet the tweets
With the popularity of the messaging services of Twitter rapidly expanding to new segments of the online community, and particularly with teens and senior citizens
Portable PlayStation, next Wii star at Expo
Sony and Nintendo -- two of the big three companies in gaming -- announced new consoles this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, opening the door for a new generation of gaming systems with expanded capabilities.
Give the gift of gizmos
The words "electronic" and "gadget" go together like mashed potatoes and gravy, providing a verbal symmetry that simply works, so it is no surprise that people like to give and receive electronic gadgets for Christmas.
The 12 games of Christmas
As the holidays approach once again, we turn to managing our Christmas gift lists, with the daunting task of picking just the right gift for everybody. If you have any gamers on your list this year, you're in luck
HIW: Internet Domain Names
Recently, there has been news about changes to the Internet's domain name service, including the introduction of URLs with non-Roman characters and an upcoming auction for new top-level domains that is targeted at industry and business.
How touchscreen technology works
Touchscreen displays have become more commonplace today, on cell phones, computers and, most recently, as the featured interface for Apple's iPad and tablet computers from computer manufacturers.
Why iPad doesn't compute
After months of buildup, Apple finally revealed its new tablet-style computing device, the iPad, declaring that it fills a gap in consumer electronics, ideally suited for surfing the Web, watching videos online, playing games and reading electronic books.
Google starts counting down
Users of Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" search feature discovered a mysterious countdown clock recently, and speculation online includes some rather bizarre theories.
More text, fewer minutes, cut the cord
Cellphones are replacing traditional landline phone service in the home, and consumers are eschewing high-minute plans in favor of unlimited texting and Internet access.
An app that 007 would approve of
A slew of new programs have recently been announced, including a free app from NASA that allows the user to track the countdown, launch, and status of space shuttle missions in real time.
Beware of SMURFS on Web
A Denial of Service attack is perhaps the most popular method for interrupting services from a Web site, and has been used in the past few months to target and shut down Twitter, Facebook, Piryx and other sites
Microsoft upgrades Xbox Live
Microsoft announced last week that it will temporarily suspend its flagship gaming service Xbox Live for a couple of hours.
Yahoo! reshapes itself with emphasis on you
The Sunnyvale, Calif., company which calls itself "the most visited Web page in the world" began preparations for changing its Web presence as part of its efforts to reinvent itself and boost fading profits due to competition from other web sites and services.
HIW: Computer defense in four parts
A computer virus is a dangerous program containing a destructive payload that is designed to ensure its own survival by copying itself into other programs throughout an infected computer
HIW: Where in the world did GPS come from?
The Global Positioning System GPS was created to provide a solution to the age-old questions asked by mariners, soldiers, and explorers: Where am I? How do I get where I need to go?
Scammers look to profit from flu fears
On the Internet, scammers are busily devising ways to capitalize on fears of the threat posed by the swine flu virus, frantically launching new Web sites and e-mail spam campaigns
HIW: A lesson in smart chips
The smart chip concept was first proposed by Japanese inventor Kunitake Arimura in 1970, while practical applications for the technology was developed in 1974 by French inventor Roland Moreno, who patented the chip worldwide.
HIW: All about cookies (No, not that kind.)
Cookies also called Web cookies are a small piece of text that is sent to a browser by a Web server that contain information that is used by the server to track details of the user's activities on a given site.
Oil glut swamps boat crews
PLYMOUTH Think oil and layoffs don't mix? Think again.
Peter Whitfield of Plymouth recently returned home after being let go from his job skippering a utility boat servicing oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
HIW: Hitting the mark on Web searches
Search engines like Google and Yahoo use special software to search the content on Web servers and index each page, creating an entry in their Web database.
HIW: satellite radio
In 1992 the Federal Communications Commission allocated the 2.3GHz "S-Band" as a reserved frequency for the nationwide broadcasting of Digital Audio Radio Service, known as DARS.
It's what's inside that counts
How it works: VoIP
Ground Zero plus seven
How it works: Blu-Ray
Deal puts Netflix on Xbox
How it works: DVR technology
Into the gray: Police searches of PDAs, cell phones raise questions of privacy
Gamers do battle with hackers online
Turn 10 is Banking on the Forza Hub Keeping Racers Immersed
Building a Legendary Pokemon Battle Team
The beauty of the Pokemon World is that with each new generation the field of Pokemon you have to choose from within each Type grows. On the one hand that makes the choosing a lot harder though you are going to have obvious favorites in each Type so in a sense it also makes it easier.
Developed for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One by Bungie and published by Activision under their ten-year publishing deal, the game was demo'd at last year's E3, generating quite a bit of interest on the part of games journos.
Red Faction: Battlegrounds Launch Center
Conceived as a prequel for the next game in the Red Faction series -- Red Faction: Armageddon -- Battlegrounds will be available exclusively as DLC via Microsoft Live and the Play Station Network Store.
Portal 2 Launch Center
Portal was originally conceived as the spiritual successor to the freeware game Narbacular Drop, a game released by students of the for-profit DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2005 as a programming and logic problem.
Infamous 2 Launch Center
The sequel to Infamous (2009), Infamous 2 is one of a handful of games that include built-in full support for the new Sony Play Station Move motion controller system, and features the continued adventures of protagonist and main character Cole McGrath.
Gears of War III Launch Center
Gears of War 3 is the third and final game in the main trilogy that tells the story Marcus Fenix, Jace Stratton, Samantha Byrne, Anya Stroud, and Bernadette Mataki, and the fate of humanity with the Locust threat temporarily checked by a new and greater threat to humanity: the Lambent.
Brink Launch Center
Brink is a First-Person Shooter with a story line that is inspired by the Seasteading Movement, which advocates the idea of constructing artificial "islands" as micro-nations, and a sea-based sustainable lifestyle that permits the citizens to live independent of traditional government.
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Launch Center
The general speculation surrounding this first and highly anticipated expansion to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was finally given a boost with the official public unveiling of the game at the Tokyo Game Show in September,
Batman: Arkham City Launch Center
The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum will continue the tradition of the stealth-based and gadget-rich superhero play that established Arkham Asylum as the most realistic opportunity to play Batman ever,
Call of Duty: Black Ops Launch Center
The seventh installment in the Call of Duty series (and the third developed by game studio Treyarch), Call of Duty: Black Ops is set during the Cold War Era, and features the player as a special forces operative engaged in black operations behind enemy lines.
Medal of Honor Launch Center
In the genre of war games, the Medal of Honor Series stands out as one of the three series that set the standards that other game studios follow. The newest game in the series, Medal of Honor, was developed by several studios
Fallout: New Vegas Launch Center
In the Fallout Series the history of the world changed as the 1950's Cold War Era was just being established, when a hot war broke out just after the discovery of transistor technology, essentially locking American culture into the era of the mid-1950's
Fable III Launch Center
You can say a lot about Fable series creator Peter Molyneux, but you cannot say he makes bad games. The release of the newest game in the series Fable III published by Microsoft Game Studios and developed by Lionhead Studios
DJ Hero 2 Launch Center
When the original DJ Hero was released last year it had a fair number of games journalists scratching their heads in wonder; with the economy being how it was, the question that was being asked was simple: who is going to buy a game that also requires the purchase of an expensive peripheral?
Assassins Creed: Brotherhood Launch Center
Set in Renaissance Italy and the era of Leonardo Di Vinci, the game presents a very well made and realistic sandbox style open world in which the player faces a variety of challenges, and diverse quests.
Gran Turismo 5 Launch Center
GT5 continues to honor the legacy of the previous games, but also represents a huge leap forward for the series, with a large number of improvements and new additions to the game. A 3-D Photo Mode has been added to the game this year
Halo: Reach Launch Center
During the initial planning stages, the Reach Team, headed by creative director Marcus Lehto, began to plot out what was intended all along to be a prequel to the first Halo game. Already committed to building a game that best utilized the hardware available in the Xbox 360
Final Fantasy XIV Launch Center
Fans of the series eager to jump in and play will be pleased to learn that while the regular Retail Version of the game for MS Windows will go on sale on launch day (30 September), the Collector's Edition will hit store shelves a full week earlier
Mafia II Launch Center
Development of the story arc for Mafia 2 began shortly after the 2002 release of the original game in the series, though production was delayed until mid-2005 when a firm commitment was made to produce the title for both the Microsoft Windows and Console platforms.
In the midst of the Summer Doldrums the Gaming Economy Surges Forward
According to the recent report based upon research and analysis by Newzoo, Turkey has an active consumer gaming base of some 30-million gamers, ranging in age from 16 to 50, that serves as the baseline for statistical evaluation
Writer's Lawsuit, Threat to Delay Assassin's Creed III Release Not Likely
The gaming world is buzzing with news of a lawsuit against Ubisoft and its Assassin's Creed game series, with claims by an attorney for a writer who says Ubisoft may have borrowed his story for the main plot and technology it used for one of its video game series'. . .
Connecting with Kinect via Kinect Fun Labs
Considering that the device was initially launched in 2010 -- due in part to the reality that the lion's share of the games, apps, and arcade titles that showcase its special abilities as well as what it has to offer Xbox gamers actually occurred in 2011...
The Top Ten Video Game Sex Scenes
With all the controversy and protest over the disappointing ending of Mass Effect 3 mostly behind us, now that BioWare appears to have capitulated (though just how far that capitulation will extend remains to be seen) it makes us proud that pretty much all of the controversy appears to center around how things ended. . .
Sources Confirm Next Gen Console Launch Order but not Reveal
There is still considerable confidence that Microsoft may announce the next Xbox at this year's E3, but Sony will certainly be silent about its next gen console, as it is busily shoring up its relationships with the game studios that are set to support the PS3 with continued releases through 2013.
Following the Scent of Microsoft at E3 2012
Perhaps the biggest surprise at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show was the announcement by Microsoft that 2012 would be the last year that the company had an official presence at the show.
Mr. Bean and not Video Games Responsible for Youth Violence
The problem with fact is that a clever person can make it appear to support whatever position they want to make, so when we examine issues and we choose not to deal in fact, but rather in truth, we are taking a more logical path.
The New 360 Dashboard and What it Means for Us
The newest version of the Dashboard for the Xbox 360 console is now fully deployed all over the world, and Xbox gamers have formed their opinions -- good or bad, like or hate -- we have what we have
The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time
It is not enough that a video game console had some sort of an impact upon the generation of its release, or upon gaming and gamers as a whole, it also must have a lasting and meaningful influence on video games as an industry. . .
Swimming with Sharks: Multi-Player Gears 3
Gears 3 is the final entry in the three-story-arc that details the adventures of Delta Squad and its ongoing battle against the alien invaders called Locust, and now also a new threat called Lambent, whose creation and existence was covered in the last game, Gears of War 2.
Video Game Addiction
When you examine their Gamerscore and the individual games that they play the underlying patterns revealed there tend to identify their motivation much more accurately and easily than asking the question directly.
NSFW: A Sorceress in the Centerfold -- The Changing Face of Video Game Sexuality
Unless you have been ignoring the gaming news over the course of the past week you are likely aware of the controversy brewing among fans of the RPG series The Witcher, as it relates. . .
Play Station Network User Accounts Compromised Anonymous Denies Connection
At this point what we do know is that after a delay of almost a full week between when the breach was detected and today, Sony called a "My Bad" and sent an email out to all of the subscribers for their service who they think might have been effected by the breach
The Impact of the CES Gaming Zone
What has been widely termed the 'Geek Mecca' by the popular press is in reality the show that kicks off the new retail season, but this year it is more than that -- much more -- as the 2011 show marks an important watershed moment: the first year that Video Games were recognized as an economic force in the CE industry.
Lessons in Caravan
The introduction that you get to Caravan in the game is simple -- too simple really -- as it is basically a text file that you receive, along with a deck of cards -- from Ringo, the bloke that you rescue in the petrol station.
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