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  • Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games
    By on August 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    jones_supa (887896) writes Streaming game services always bump up against a hard latency limit based on the total round-trip time it takes to send user input to a remote server and receive a frame of game data from that server. To alleviate the situation, Microsoft Research has been developing a system called DeLorean (whitepaper) using predictive modeling to improve the experienced responsiveness of a game. By analyzing previous inputs in a Markov (more…)

  • Conneticut Groups Cancels Plan to Destroy Violent Games
    By on January 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with an update to an earlier story about a group wanting to destroy your violent video games. “Southington, a town in Connecticut, has canceled its plans to collect and destroy violent games, stating that it has already succeeded in raising attention.” Perhaps the real reason: “Backed by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, SouthingtonSOS originally planned to offer citizens $25 gift certificates in exchange for their violent (more…)

  • The 10 Most Insane Tricks Of This Summer’s X-Games [Videos]
    By on August 5, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    These tricks are so freaking crazy! But they make them look so easy, please don’t try at home on your homemade ramp, thanks jacka**.


  • 9 Classic Video Games That Should Be Brought Back
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even if you don’t harbor fantasies of John McCain and Sarah Palin throwing down on Barack Obama and Joe Biden, you could still probably find a way to enjoy last year’s reissue of “NBA Jam,” the classic arcade game that made Boom-Shaka-Laka a household term for a couple days in the ’90s.


  • Vaporware: 5 Video Games That Should Be Released By Now (But May Never Be)
    By on July 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    â‹Most high-budget video games take around three to four years of development time to complete. However, there are some games that have been in production for much longer. Those games are called Vaporware, and here are five shining examples.


  • Supreme Court Has Ruled; Now Games Have a Duty
    By on July 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    What Supreme Court Ruling on Video Games Means? The court found that video games have the same First Amendment rights as other media.


  • Smithsonian Unveils ‘Art of Games’ Voting Results
    By on May 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    AndrewGOO9 writes “The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in recognizing that electronic games are a part of our artistic history has now unveiled the 80 games out of a proposed pool of 240 that will be included in The Art of Video Games exhibit running from March 16, 2012 to September 30, 2012. While the winning games (PDF), as voted by gamers and art enthusiasts alike, are all stand-out titles, it goes without saying that this a huge step in the recognition (more…)

  • Don’t Empty Your Wallet: Top 25 Free Downloadable PC Games
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We’ve compiled 25 of the best free downloadable games that the PC has to offer. You won’t have to worry about getting DOSBox to play any of these games, either!


  • 25 Shovelware Video Games for Achievement Whores
    By on March 24, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    If you don’t understand the worth of points that don’t mean anything, you don’t understand gaming.


  • 10 Games That Should Have Never Existed
    By on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    When we think back on our memories, we have a tendency to concentrate on the good bits. My gaming past is dotted with Zelda’s, Final Fantasies and other such classics, but there were just as many retarded excuses for games that I endured in my youth. There are most certainly such games that have offended our current generation of consoles, so it’s time we have a think about what games we wish we could forget from our present.