Advertisements


Why Opening Loot Boxes Feels Like Christmas, According To Game Devs

Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

Why Is Enterprise Search so Hard?

When you need to find a corporate policy, or information about your health plan or the latest contract for one of your clients, is your enterprise search box the first place you go to look?  Or do you count on someone in your department or on.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News43 min. ago

Waymo’s self-driving van hits the desert to see if it can stand the heat

 Testing self-driving cars in California is like playing a video game on the “easy” setting, because it’s nice all the time and basically temperate year-round. Autonomous vehicles face significant challenges when it comes to mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News43 min. ago

Zume Pizza adds extra automation as it rolls out to new cities

 Zume Pizza has its eyes set on disrupting legacy pizza players like Pizza Hut and Domino’s by improving on both speed and quality with the help of robots. Over the last two years, founder Julia Collins has been steadily adding new machi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News43 min. ago

Kansas City Royals catcher knocked down by a collegiate killer softball pitch

The sport may be called 'softball,' but there's nothing soft about it.  University of Oklahoma softball pitcher Paige Parker proved that point after she was invited to throw the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game on June 20. Parker hit the.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News51 min. ago

Why is Jeff Bezos building rocket engines in Alabama? He’s playing to win

It wasn't just good politics. Or good business. It was both. Enlarge / Sen. Richard Shelby, right, welcomes Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson to Huntsville, Alabama, this week. (credit: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber) This week the govern.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

John Romero’s Doom II floppy disks sell for over $3,000

A small price to pay? Enlarge / Back in my day... (credit: eBay / John Romero) If you want to play the original version of Doom II, the game will set you back just $1.24 during the current Steam sale. If you want a boxed copy of the original f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

GT Sport: Behind the Scenes With Polyphony Digital

20 years ago Polyphony Digital changed racing. Now it’s changing Gran Turismo. This month's IGN First is a bit different than usual. Rather than highlighting a single game -- we'll get back to that next month -- we're highlighting the Japanes.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 15 min. ago

PlayStation Plus July Free Games Revealed

Telltale's Game of Thrones series, Tokyo Jungle, and more will be made free next month. July's list of PlayStation Plus free games has been revealed, with Supermassive Games' Until Dawn and Telltale Games' Game of Thrones: Season 1 leading off.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 15 min. ago

Fidget spinners refuse to die, are now a "Crash Bandicoot" promo

We were all doing so wellSo well! And then GameStop Ireland had to screw it all up. The internet hivemind seemed to be moving on from fidget spinners, but now GameStop Ireland is handing them out like candy to anyone buying the Crash Bandicoot N'Sane.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 15 min. ago

Stud kitten is feelin" himself after getting a brand new sweater

A brand new outfit can do wonders for you mood. A new pair of shoes, or a cool hat instantly makes you feel like you can conquer the world.  A tabby kitten named Arlo, who may have been a bit down in the dumps, instantly perked up when his mom a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Mod turns "Counter-Strike" into a "Tekken" clone with fighting chickens

Nothing about this mod makes sense.  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person shooter and one of the central players in the present-day esports world. This is a 2D fighting game in the style of Tekken, except the fighters are chick.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Troubled shoots that became classic movies, or why Han Solo fans shouldn"t worry

For better or worse, internet pop culture is obsessed with the minutiae of movie production. Once upon a time most people outside Hollywood would have only received the birth announcement; now millions wring their hands throughout the pregnancy. .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Here"s how they make the "Game of Thrones" music so spine-tinglingly epic

There's a reason the music in Game of Thrones is so damn good. Obviously there are plenty of people behind the big orchestral scores, but the masterminding of the whole thing is down to one man: Ramin Djawadi. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' characte.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Google News website gets redesigned, now looks like something from this decade

Google News gets a new website using Google's "Material Design" guidelines. Google Google is launching a major redesign for Google News, bringing the site mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

Here’s why Jeff Bezos is building rocket engines in Alabama

It wasn't just good politics. Or good business. It was both. Enlarge / Sen. Richard Shelby, right, welcomes Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson to Huntsville, Alabama, this week. (credit: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber) This week the govern.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

Spider-Man teams up with Audi

Superheroes are just like everyone else when it comes to getting a driver's license......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

Panasonic"s Nanoe X clothes hanger deodorizes garments overnight

Whether people like to admit it or not, chances are they have had to grab something out of the dirty clothes hamper to wear. With Panasonic's Nanoe X clothes hanger, missing laundry day won't be as big of an issue. The post Panasonic's Nanoe X c.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 23 min. ago

This slide reveals Facebook"s cringeworthy hate speech policies

How does Facebook decide what is and is not hate speech?  According to a new report from ProPublica, with slides that feature the Backstreet Boys. The image below comes from the organization's story that features a deep dive into Facebook's mode.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

Kylo Ren, Magic Mike, and James Bond pull off a heist in the "Logan Lucky" trailer

Studiocanal UK has released a new trailer for Logan Lucky – or as I like to call it, "the movie where Kylo Ren and Magic Mike are brothers and team up with James Bond for a heist." SEE ALSO: Dear Star Wars fans naming your sons Kylo: Why? T.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

Morgan Freeman lookalike travels to Magaluf, has the best weekend ever

If you look like a celebrity — even a little bit like a celebrity — it's important to make the most of it. Just ask Louis Dorsett's uncle, Norman.  SEE ALSO: These photos of Emma Watson's doppelgänger will blow your mind Accordi.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 23 min. ago