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Why The Law And The Internet Need To Find Common Ground

We're living in somewhat curious times. See, the birth of the Internet has established something Marshall McLuhan termed "The Global Village." We're closer - and more connected - than we've ever been before. Unfortunately...the law hasn't really kept up with any of that. As a result, we've entered into a strange sort of limbo, where everything seems to be a gray area, and no one's quite certain what law to apply where. This needs to change.  

Could Review Scores Manipulate Your Opinion Of Games?

You're pretty stoked for that new game you've been waiting for, aren't you? You've read every preview and news piece. You've tracked down every scrap of information you can. Everybody online is talking about how awesome the game is going to be. Those who've played it go on about how awesome it is.The more you hear, the more excited you become.

I've got bad news for you - your opinion might not be entirely your own. 

Gone Home Will Grab Your Attention Without Using Guns

The games industry has something of a problem expressing itself without using violence in some way, shape, or form. Not even narrative masterpieces like TellTale's Walking Dead and 2K's Bioshock Infinite stand apart from this trend. That doesn't mean it's impossible to tell a good story without violence, though.

The Fullbright Company has certainly managed with Gone Home. 

Add Some (Expensive) Class To Your Office With Empire Steampunk Speakers

I've always enjoyed the visual style of Steampunk. There's just something about the combination of elegance and artifice that draws me in. You can all understand, then, why I'm positively enchanted by Airhammer Industries' speakers. Unfortunately, they just so happen to cost over 12 grand.

The NotePal X2 Notebook Pad & Cooler: Review

It's definitely one of the cooler laptop fans around, but how well does it cool your laptop? Here is my evaluation of the Cooler Master's NotePal X2 Notebook Pad & Cooler....

Nether Aims To Bring Survival Horror Into The World Of MMOs

Traditionally, survival horror hasn't worked all that well in the context of multiplayer. It's genuinely difficult to convey the proper sense of isolation necessary in order to instill that shrieking, primal fear that horror aficionados so crave. That's not stopping Phosphor Games from trying, however. They've got a new survival horror MMO in the wings. It's called Nether, and it's downright terrifying.

MSI Releases The GS70; Its Slimmest Laptop Yet

MSI's pulled out all the stops with its latest gaming notebook, the GS70. This 17'' device weighs in at a paltry 5.7 pounds, making it the lightest device of its kind. Not only that, it's less than an inch thin. If you think they've sacrificed any power to make it that size, however, you've got another thing coming.

Valve Wants To Integrate 3D Graphics Utility Blender into Steam

Early yesterday, Reddit user Two-Tone- took to the 'net with some very interesting news: as it turns out, Valve is is looking to integrate the open-source 3D graphics development platform Blender into Steam. Through this, it hopes to raise the bar for content in the Steam Workshop even higher.

Curt Schilling On The Failure Of 38 Studios

Anyone who's been following industry news remembers the disastrous tale of Curt Schilling and his game development firm, 38 Studios, and how it went catastrophically bankrupt shortly after releasing its only game. According to Schilling, it's the most devastating thing he's ever been through...yet he's still here, and he's got some advice for other entrepreneurs...and inventors. 

Nvidia Suggests PC Revenue Will Total More Than Playstation And Xbox Combined

During an earnings call earlier today, Nvidia's Senior IR Director Chris Evenden had some very interesting things to say about the state of the PC games industry. According to him, the PC gaming market is going to crush the console market this generation - even after the Xbox One and PS4 are released. The question is, does his stance hold water?