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Yesterday | Detroit News

$8M in tax credits approved for Midtown development

The 'Hammer and Nail' once housed the offices of a carpenters' union, thus the neon signs.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games

Tuesday | PC World

Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Notebooks optimized for hardcore gaming have competed with desktop PCs for years.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, Edge, Joysticks, CPU, Science / Technology, Microsoft Xbox, Trine, Atlus Co.

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Portable Gaming System Is A Tribute To Arcade Culture

Classic arcade games are not only nostalgic for older gamers who spent their precious afternoons and quarters playing the standing machines at the arcade, but all the gamers who came after them.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Cinema Blend News

The Best Wii U Games... So Far

In continuing the trend of rolling out some of the best games available on the eighth generation home consoles, here's a list for the best Wii U games released on the system... so far.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Wii U, Video Games, Mario Kart, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Mario Kart 8, -8

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Player 1's Summer of Burgers goes on holiday

Forget Frozen Funland, get your winter fix at Player 1! After Chef Mark took Assassin's Creed fans to the deep south with last week's Bayou Burger, the bar turns north for Christmas in July ! This Tuesday, July 15, drink and be merry with $5 select pints including Abita Christmas Ale and Sam Adams Merry Maker.


Related Topix: Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Video Games, Christmas!!!!!, Life, Holidays, Christmas, -8, Beer, Drink

Thu Jul 10, 2014

'Bloodborne' playable demo and release date for PS4 discussed

Jun Yoshino has provided an update on the recently-announced " Bloodborne ." In an interview with Digital Spy on July 8, the producer of the project revealed that From Software is working really hard in order to launch the action role-playing game in the same time frame as originally promised.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, From Software, Namco Bandai Games America, Dark Souls, Computers

Hispanic Business

University of Sussex - Computer Science student cracked smartphone ransomware in his final year

Release date- 08072014 - An ingenious student who graduates today created a stir in the tech world before he'd even finished his BSc in Computer Science at the managed to neutralise malicious software that had been targeting smartphones and tablets around the globe.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, Computers

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Computer And Video Games

Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth DLC release date is officially July 15

Dragon's Teeth rolling out to Premium on July 15 w. 4 new maps: What map will you play first? - Battlefield July 8, 2014 The Dragon's Teeth DLC will introduce four multiplayer maps set in Asian cities, a heavily armed remotely operated ground vehicle, and a two-handed ballistic shield which serves ... (more)


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4, Video Games, EA DICE, -8

Sun Jul 06, 2014

DVD & Blu-ray coupons & deals: Bad Words, Bad Grandpa .5, Despicable Me and more

Here are some great coupons and deals to help you save a few dollars on DVD & Blu-ray movies .


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, Animated TV, Entertainment, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Game of Thrones, Cyanide Studios, Atlus Co.

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Independents' Day Weekend: 'Gone Home', Detachable Heads, Doll Parts and Feral Vectors

Here in Britain, Independence Day is not a holiday, for what are probably pretty obvious reasons, but I think we can all hopefully agree that, 238 years and three days on from the Second Continental Congress' decision to separate legally from the Kingdom of Great Britain, everything has worked out reasonably well for all parties.


Related Topix: Gone Home, The Fullbright Company, Video Games, Los Angeles, CA, Amnesia

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Plugged In Online

Mario Kart 8

Mario is, of course, a seasoned plumber who just so happens to love wearing red shirts and blue overalls.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Mario Kart 8, -8, Video Games

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Is it really sexist if a video game does not feature playable female characters?

In the month of June, E3 brought us many exciting game announcements, including a new entry in the Assassin's Creed series.


Related Topix: Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Video Games, Assassin's Creed III, -8


What if 'he' and 'she' were interchangeable in a game's story?

Comments made by Assassin's Creed Unity developers during E3 kicked off a conversation about the gender of playable video game characters, and one game writer recently pondered whether it would matter if a character's gender were simply made interchangeable.


Related Topix: Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Video Games, -8

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Retro - Shovel Knight' digs up treasures from the past

It's always best when journalists are open and honest about their biases, so here goes: I've been excited about "Shovel Knight," a sidescrolling adventure title developed in the style of 8-bit games like "Super Mario Bros.


Related Topix: Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight, Video Games, -8, 3DS

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Tech Report

AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor is coming in July

AOC has rolled out a 24" display infused with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The variable-refresh mojo allows the G2460PG to update the screen only when new frames are ready, which should result in smoother animation.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games

Tue Jun 24, 2014


1001 Spikes review: die and die again

The 8-bit era was a notoriously punishing time for gamers. Checkpoints and recharging shields were but twinkles in the eyes of would-be developers.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games