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Fujitsu eye-tracking tech uses built-in motion sensor, infrared LED for hands-free computing (video)

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Eye-tracking technology looks to be one of the major tropes at CEATEC this year. One of many companies demoing a gaze-following setup is Fujitsu, which is showing off a prototype desktop PC with a built-in sensor and infrared LED. This configuration should be cheaper than many other eye-controlled solutions...
Fujitsu eye-tracking tech uses built-in motion sensor, infrared LED for hands-free computing (video)
Why The Space Democratization Movement Blows My Mind

Booting Up: It's Hardware's Turn to Shine

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(Photo: Blogspot) Looks like hardware may finally be getting its chance in the sun at SXSW. [New York Times] TechCrunch spoke to sources who were in the same fraternity with Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel at Stanford and they corroborated the notion that Mr. Brown came up with the original...
Booting Up: It's Hardware's Turn to Shine

Augmented reality robot provides physical sensations from virtual characters

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One of the most common tropes in science fiction is being able to apply the image of a person over the frame of a robot, thus creating a visually identical copy of a human. Now, as Japanese startup Different Dimension Inc. gears up to market a life-size augmented reality robot,...
Augmented reality robot provides physical sensations from virtual characters

Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more

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Plus, the nightmare of reviewing Dark Souls early, Rivet Wars and what happens when a 90-year-old woman tries the Oculus Rift VR helmetA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.EA shutting down Playfish games | GamesIndustry InternationalEA is shutting it's last Facebook games: Sims Social, Pet Society and...
Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more
What Gangnam Style's 1 Billion Views Say About Modern Society

Paper Mario Sticker Star - review

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3DS, Nintendo, cert: 3Mario games aren't famed for being complicated, story-driven affairs. Which is why the Paper Mario series is a bit of anomaly. It's an RPG franchise that prides itself on in-jokes, charming characters and a quirky art style akin to a pop-up book.Sticker Star is no different, filled...
Paper Mario Sticker Star - review

@Sweden Uses His Platform to Lambast Sexism in Gaming

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(Photo: Twitter) The official Twitter account for the country of Sweden has tweeted relatively uneventfully following its Henry Blodget moment back in June, when a Swedish citizen named Sonja dispatched some questionable tweets about Jewish people. But this week's Swedish tweeter is Naseer Alkhouri, a "homeopathic Swede" who develops games for...
@Sweden Uses His Platform to Lambast Sexism in Gaming

Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic

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Inspirational. (Photo: Pinterest) Even if you’re not a Pinterest power user, only navigating to the site occasionally on Sunday nights when you feel like you’ve read the entire Internet, you’ve undoubtedly noticed. Pictures of gaudy, elaborate nail art, 18th century European castles and Olivia Palermo (Pinterest’s official spirit animal) are interspersed with...
Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic

CBS Drops Lawsuit Over Copycat Reality Show After The Market Effectively Kills The Show First

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A couple months back, we discussed CBS's lawsuit against ABC, in which it claimed that the latter's Glass House reality show infringed upon the former's Big Brother copyright in an apparent reality check to anyone that still thought copyright covered specific expression rather than an idea. At the time, we...
CBS Drops Lawsuit Over Copycat Reality Show After The Market Effectively Kills The Show First
Anita Sarkeesian, I Love You. But Please Show Us The Money

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Capcom, cert: 15, out nowAbandoning the save-the-day zombie killing of Resident Evils past, Operation Raccoon City casts you as the bad guy. Set alongside the series' second game, the nefarious Umbrella corporation has sent in its corporate army to ensure no evidence of their genetic experiments survives.Each...
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – review

Zynga Fires Back At EA With Claims Of Innocence And Accusations Of Wrongdoing On EA's Part

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We last left Zynga back in August with EA filing a lawsuit against the casual game company in which EA makes claims of copyright infringement. EA had accused Zynga of cloning its Sims Social game when Zynga made its game, The Ville. Well, Zynga has finally fired back with filings...
Zynga Fires Back At EA With Claims Of Innocence And Accusations Of Wrongdoing On EA's Part

Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

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I’ll donate $50 if you make me a sandwich. A comment left by user pat678457 on the feministfrequency YouTube channel, where Anita Sarkeesian is Kickstarter-launching a video series about stereotypes of women in video games....
Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

If you think sexism's OK in games, you may be in the wrong century

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Decades into the games industry's existence, why do women still have to put up with the most revolting and the most insidious forms of sexism around them? Are they just too advanced for it?There's something depressing about the fact that even in one of the most progressive industries in the...
If you think sexism's OK in games, you may be in the wrong century
Watch this: Eclectic Method remixes the future according to film

The Return Of Dumb Ideas: A Broadband Tax To Save Failing Newspapers

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RobW points us to an opinion piece over at The Guardian, by David Leigh, who argues that there should be a £2 tax on every broadband connection sent to newspapers in order to prop them up for their own failures to adapt to a changing market place. He tosses out...
The Return Of Dumb Ideas: A Broadband Tax To Save Failing Newspapers
HTC's horrible HTC One commercial is just the latest example of tone-deaf marketing
Zelda plays the heroine in 'Clockwork Empire' concept game

New Project Zero games confirmed for Europe

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Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir for 3DS and Fatal Frame 2 for Wii will horrify gamers this springOf all the spooky horror adventures that hit consoles in the wake of both Resident Evil and the J-horror explosion, Project Zero was the spookiest. This cult series tasked the player with exploring...
New Project Zero games confirmed for Europe

Fanboy Heaven: Amazon Will Let Viewers Help Decide Which Pilots Will Get a Full Season

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Fanboys of Firefly/Twin Peaks/Freaks and Geeks are probably infuriated to hear the news that Amazon will let customers decide which of its 14 newly produced Amazon Prime shows will be given a full season run. Although Amazon executives will have the final say, viewer feedback and opinons “matter,” as Amazon’s website constantly reminds...
Fanboy Heaven: Amazon Will Let Viewers Help Decide Which Pilots Will Get a Full Season
Why your password can't have symbols--or be longer than 16 characters

5 Signposts to the Future of Gaming

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At their best, video games are bite-sized experiments. The virtual world of a game a miniaturized space where our imaginations can clash horns with psychology, culture and the technological horizon, often to addictively playable ends. We take a look at how five compelling trends from E3 2012 are pioneering a...
5 Signposts to the Future of Gaming

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

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If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you're looking at a board sample here)...
OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers
Gavin Purcell: 'People always say I'm gonna be the first cyborg'

Paper Mario Sticker Star - review

www.guardian.co.uk
3DS, Nintendo, cert: 3Mario games aren't famed for being complicated, story-driven affairs. Which is why the Paper Mario series is a bit of anomaly. It's an RPG franchise that prides itself on in-jokes, charming characters and a quirky art style akin to a pop-up book.Sticker Star is no different, filled...
Paper Mario Sticker Star - review
Achievement Unlocked! Sidequest Pokes Fun At RPG Gaming Tropes
'Dark Touch' review: a heady horror film that never quite hits its mark

Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

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Once upon a time, Hollywood was king of the Western and the idea of anybody over in Europe making a movie about the American Southwest as successful as something like High Noon was laughable. Italian-produced films about the west, or Spaghetti Westerns, were largely low budget knock-offs where fading...
Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’
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