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Sen. Dan Coats On The Boston Bombing: You Know Who We Need To Keep An Eye On? Loners.

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In the right hands, an attack like the Boston Bombing can make terrorists of us all. All it takes is a "type." Columbine turned trench coat ownership and Marilyn Manson fandom into signs of impending, shotgun-toting DOOM. (Or rather, "doom." Sorry.) 9/11 turned anyone with darker features and a...
Sen. Dan Coats On The Boston Bombing: You Know Who We Need To Keep An Eye On? Loners.

Portal: There’s Something Going On… | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Portal: There’s Something Going On… | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Frozen Synapse:Shotgun Hunter

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Frozen Synapse:Shotgun Hunter

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
'Ridiculous Fishing' turns slaughtering sea life into one of the iPad's best games

Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more

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Plus, EA Partners to close, Ambient Studios shuts down and the story of Ridiculous FishingA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.PlayStation DUALSHOCK4 Controller | YouTubePlayStation developers explain some of the key elements of the new Dualshock controller.I like the idea of the speaker on the controller handling...
Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more
Halo 4 review: Jumping head first without a Bungie (and loving it)

DJs' 'Dihydrogen Monoxide' April Fool's Prank Results In Suspension And Possible Felony Charges

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April Fool's Day. Either you love it or you hate it. There's not much middle ground. As a writer on The Internet, April Fool's Day is a 24-hour deathtrap composed of plausible stories that will set you on fire the moment you press the Publish button. It turns even...
DJs' 'Dihydrogen Monoxide' April Fool's Prank Results In Suspension And Possible Felony Charges

Watching These Guys Destroy A New iPad With An Assault Rifle Will Break Your Heart (APPL)

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The burly men at RatedRR love destroying gadgets in the most epic way possible. So it was only a matter of time before they got their hands on the new iPad and decided to take it out back and shoot that thing in the face with an HK 53...
Watching These Guys Destroy A New iPad With An Assault Rifle Will Break Your Heart (APPL)

Humble THQ Bundle raises over $2.4 million in just over a day

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Yesterday, I suggested that the newly launched Humble THQ Bundle might damage the popular digital distribution platform's brand, not just by eschewing less-known indie games but by putting the focus on Windows-exclusive games with Steam DRM. Since I wrote that piece, the Bundle has sold more than 425,000 copies and...
Humble THQ Bundle raises over $2.4 million in just over a day

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

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Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again

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When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and several others in the organization were arrested in raids a month ago, it was noted by prosecutors that Dotcom’s rather wild lifestyle and propensity for spontaneous international travel, combined with his vast wealth, constituted a serious flight risk. He was denied bail at the...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again
Microsoft won't sell Mature-rated video games in the Windows 8 Store

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

How EA's 'Silent Treatment' Pushed The SimCity Story Into The Background

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The SimCity debacle that exploded all over the web in March has quietly faded into the background. EA's claims that the game was always meant to be a quasi-MMO and that servers were handling a majority of in-game calculations have become a lot less incendiary now that servers are...
How EA's 'Silent Treatment' Pushed The SimCity Story Into The Background

X Prize adopts NASA guidelines for protecting lunar heritage sites, Buzz Aldrin punch averted

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NASA hopes that one small step by Google's Lunar X Prize will eventually lead to a giant leap in protecting historical sites on the moon. The X Prize Foundation announced that it will adopt guidelines released by the space agency last year to help preserve lunar heritage sites. The...
X Prize adopts NASA guidelines for protecting lunar heritage sites, Buzz Aldrin punch averted

Man Pulls Out Shotgun at School Bus Stop (W/ Pic)

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Man Pulls Out Shotgun at School Bus Stop (W/ Pic)

The Last of Us review

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PS3; £40; Naughty Dog; 18+Zombie game pop quiz: You've finally found the exit to the abandoned warehouse you'd been scavenging supplies from, but between you and freedom are four shambling infected monstrosities, all eager for tasty man-shaped snacks. How are you going to make it past without ending up as...
The Last of Us review

Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV will feature software that uses eye tracking to scroll content on the screen, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday. When the phone senses that readers’ eyes have reached the bottom of the screen, it will page up the content on...
Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

Press Start: Mirror's Edge 2 rumours, GameCity 8 announced and more

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Plus, the end of Online Pass, Double Fine hits Kickstarter again, the V&A museum gets a games designer and IndieCade E3 line up revealedA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Mirror's Edge 2 Is Probably A Thing Again | Rock, Paper, ShotgunGameCity 8: Nottingham festival sees indies create...
Press Start: Mirror's Edge 2 rumours, GameCity 8 announced and more

Chinterest Is Pinterest For Chins

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The lawyers revved up their sand rovers, the heavy engines rising to a whine. It was near midnight plateau was lit but huge kliegs, the light spreading across the Hamada like a fire. Curley, the oldest lawyer who once fought for Sun in an anti-trust battle, pulled his serrated machete...
Chinterest Is Pinterest For Chins
Gay marriage, civil war, and power armor: how 'Fallout 2' shaped one woman's life

'Amnesia' Is Selling So Well, The Developers Have Forgotten All About Piracy

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Swedish developer Frictional Games is celebrating two years of success with its sleeper hit "Amnesia: Dark Descent." In a lengthy blog post (via Rock, Paper, Shotgun), the developers run down the continued success of their very niche horror game, along with praising the communities that have grown around the game....
'Amnesia' Is Selling So Well, The Developers Have Forgotten All About Piracy

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Distribution Strategy Looks Very Smart

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We might have to start giving Research In Motion some credit. It may have taken the company way too long to deliver on its promised BlackBerry 10 smartphones but now that they are almost here, boy, is RIM doing it right. At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, three executives...
RIM's BlackBerry 10 Distribution Strategy Looks Very Smart
New Zealand cops feared Kim Dotcom's belly of mass destruction

News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users

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Unique visits to the eleven pan-European Eurogamer sites have risen by over ten per cent since last year, the latest traffic numbers have shown. The final tally for unique browser visits for Eurogamer.net and its ten other foreign language editions was 5,778,816 between November 1 and 31, 2011. Over...
News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users
Breivik, The Press And The Ongoing Myth Of The 'Violent Gamer'

Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

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Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino's innovations patents, the legal equivalent of calling shotgun on new tech, weren't withdrawn by the commission when the full ones were awarded. If the Korean...
Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

London Games Festival: Guardian enters 'job swap' game jam

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This weekend I'll be attempting to craft a game in 48 hours while developers will act as journalists, reporting on the mayhemDoing anything ridiculous this weekend? I am. As part of the London Games Festival, I'll be participating in a 48-hour game jam, in which journalists will be writing the...
London Games Festival: Guardian enters 'job swap' game jam

Fans, press uncover massive holes in SimCity's AI, server connection

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Now that SimCity's initial server problems are almost completely fixed, players and press are taking a deep dive into the game's much-vaunted simulation features and are reporting some major problems with the game as it had been promoted before and after launch. The controversy started yesterday when Kotaku noticed...
Fans, press uncover massive holes in SimCity's AI, server connection
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