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NYC taxis to compete with Uber

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 1:58pm
New York cab companies are set to launch an app of their own, one billion people visit Facebook in a day, Chrome sets end date for Flash support, and HTC's Vive VR headset is delayed.

Rocket League sells 1 million copies on Steam

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
In all, the game has been downloaded more than 5 million times.

Nintendo@PAX: Wii U gets 'F-Zero'-style racer, 'Kerbal' and more

EngadgetHD - August 28, 2015 - 1:18pm

Nintendo helped kick off Seattle's annual PAX Prime gaming convention with a focus on the indie scene. The Nindies@Night event at the EMP Museum gave fans a chance to check out 19 indie games on the Wii U and 3DS -- and interact with the developers themselves. Among the highlights: Developer Shin'en showed off two-player split-screen support in its very F-Zero-esque Fast Racing Neo; Squad talked about bringing Wii U-specific features to Kerbal Space Program; and Yacht Club Games unveiled a certain shovel-wielding Amiibo figure.Slideshow-316038

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Tags: 3DS, F-Zero, Fast Racing Neo, hdpostcross, Indie, indie-games, kerbal-space-program, nintendo, PAX, PAX-2015, pax-prime, shovel-knight, video, Wii U, Wipeout

Movie version of Borderlands game will take you back to Pandora

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 1:09pm
Get ready to dance along with Claptrap. Lionsgate is planning to make a movie based on Gearbox Software and Take Two Interactive's Borderlands video game series.

CEO of Ashley Madison parent steps down in wake of hacking scandal

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 1:06pm
Noel Biderman has left Avid Life Media as the company grapples with the fallout from a hack and the revelations of customers' personal information.

F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 12:49pm
Startups catering to religious groups promise more parishioners -- and donations.

Amazon developing TV show based on cult sci-fi flick 'Galaxy Quest'

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 12:20pm
Never give up, never surrender! A TV series based on the cult comedy film is reportedly in the works from Amazon Studios, with the original creators on board.

'XCOM 2' delayed until February 2016

EngadgetHD - August 28, 2015 - 11:25am

XCOM 2 was supposed to launch in November, but apparently planet-wide alien invasions are tricky to schedule. Firaxis has pushed XCOM 2's release date back to February 5, 2016, noting that the game isn't up to the studio's standards quite yet.

"We've set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown," a short blog post reads. "We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game."

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Source: XCOM

Tags: Delay, firaxis, Firaxis-Games, hdpostcross, TakeTwo, XCom, XCOM2

LawBreakers gameplay video showcases Gears of War creator's new FPS

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:59am
Get a quick overview of the characters in the game and what they can do.

Many psychology experiments aren't replicated, study shows

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:48am
Technically Incorrect: A research study involving attempts to confirm the results of 270 studies in the top-ranking scientific journals of 2008, 64 percent of studies weren't confirmed.

Defense Dept. turns to Apple, Lockheed Martin for wearable tech

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:38am
The US government is teaming up with the private sector and academia to make sure the country keeps up with the rapidly advancing wearable tech market.

HTC Vive launches this year, but the bulk will be released in 2016

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:35am
Electronics maker HTC will launch the Vive in "limited quantity" this year and follow that up with a wide launch in the first quarter of 2016.

Grumpy Cat is unimpressed to be honored at Madame Tussauds museum

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:29am
Watch the famous Internet cat barely tolerate figure sculptors as they take measurements for her animatronic wax statue for Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

These 'Star Wars' products are all wrong (pictures)

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:12am
"Star Wars" merchandising takes a swerve to the dark side with these odd, unusual and just plain weird products.

Furry Chewbacca Crocs: Nuttiest 'Star Wars' merch ever?

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 10:07am
No Wookiees died in the making of these clogs, but your "Star Wars"-merchandise-loving heart may still veer a little further into the Dark Side if you buy them.

'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' studio is doing a 'Borderlands' movie

EngadgetHD - August 28, 2015 - 9:48am

Lionsgate and two long-time Marvel producers are working on a Borderlands movie and, no, it's not called Mad Max. Lionsgate is the production company behind Twilight, The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, Warm Bodies and tons of other mainstream flicks, while producers Ari and Avi Arad have worked on the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man franchises. Borderlands is a massively popular sci-fi action series that debuted in 2009 under the direction of Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive. It takes place on Pandora, an abandoned mining planet, and the games involve crass humor, alien beasts, a class-based RPG system a ridiculous number of guns (16 million, in fact).

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Source: Vanity Fair

Tags: borderlands, film, hdpostcross, lionsgate+films, movie, movies

HTC Vive launches this year, but the bulk will be released in 2016

CNET Media 2.0 - August 28, 2015 - 9:42am
Electronics maker HTC will launch the Vive in "limited quantity" this year and follow that up with a wide launch in the first quarter of 2016.

Dual chairmanship for CTAM Europe

BroadbandTVNews - August 28, 2015 - 7:42am


CTAM Eurosummit’15, Amsterdam. Eric Tveter is stepping down as CTAM Europe’s chairman, and the organisation will now have a dual chairmanship. Read the story »

Even critically acclaimed indie games get delayed

EngadgetHD - August 28, 2015 - 7:30am

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was a hit in 2013 when it was just a multiplayer, neon-streaked demo mixed in with all of the nominated, blockbuster indie titles at the Independent Games Festival. Lovers was up for an award in Visual Art, and even though it lost to Kentucky Route Zero, the nomination was enough to create buzz around the game and its studio, Asteroid Base. At the time, co-creator Jamie Tucker felt confident that Lovers would be done within the year. Now, two years later, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is set to debut on Xbox One and Steam on September 9th. Yes, in 2015. We asked Tucker via email what happened with Lovers' development timeline and he broke it all down -- including details that offer a glimpse at the real rigors and lucky breaks of game development.

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Tags: asteroidbase, development, GameDevelopment, GDC, hdpostcross, igf, Indie, interview, loversinadangerousspacetime

Electronic surf devices keep sharks at bay

Reuters Technology - August 28, 2015 - 6:55am
With an increased number of surfers being attacked by sharks at New South Wales beaches, some are resorting to using personal electronic repellent devices to lessen their chances of being bitten. Edward Baran reports.
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