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Aireal Airgun Lets Players "Feel" Virtual Objects

Disney Research has been hard at work on a very exciting new piece of technology. It's called Aireal, and it lets you 'feel' virtual objects. Chalk up one more step towards virtual reality, and one more into the realm of science fiction.

Nineteen-Year-Old Builds 25-Hour Skyrim Mod As A Job Application

I've always been taught that, in order to land a job, you need to show the employer that you stand out from the crowd - you need to demonstrate that you're both unique and suited for the job. In Alexander Velicky's case, that involved spending over 2,000 hours basically designing his own game.

A Closer Look At The Psychology Behind The Steam Summer Sale

If you play games on the PC, you know exactly what time of year it is. Steam's annual Summer Sale kicked off last week, and hundreds of gamers have already spent far more than they should, taking full advantage of the huge quantity of deep discounts.  As it turns out, it's not just the deals that keep people buying - there's a lot of psychology to the whole process, as well. 

Interview: Exato Games' John Getty On Independent Development

On Monday, I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat about indie development with Exato Games co-founder John Getty. Getty, whose studio just released the voxel-based shooter Guncraft, was happy to share with me some of the insights he's gained during his years as an independent developer.

Swedish School Makes Minecraft Mandatory

As it turns out, Minecraft is more than just a massive timesink; it's a teaching tool. Earlier this year, a school based in Sweden announced plans to incorporate the game into its curriculum, making it mandatory for all 13-year-old students. The key, it seems, lies in the creativity it inspires.

Valve Announces "Pipeline" Initiative To Help Young Game Developers

These days, it seems like everybody wants to get into game development. Trouble one's quite sure how. Valve - one of the most popular developers in the industry - is looking to change that, with the release of Pipeline.

Exato Games Officially Announces Gunsmithing

A week after announcing voxel-based shooter Guncraft's new status as a Greenlit title on Steam, Exato Games has released a long-awaited feature: Gunsmithing. Players can now craft their own weapons, block by block, customizing virtually everything about them.

Guncraft Is Breaking The Mold For First-Person Shooters

Independent developer Exato Games has gone all out with Guncraft; a voxel-based shooter which allows for a level of deep customization rarely seen in the genre. It's one of the most enjoyable - and innovative - games I've played in a very long time.

Roblox Launches Dynamic Lighting On iOS

ROBLOX - the world's largest user-generated gaming site - is looking to expand beyond the PC. To that end, it recently launched its lighting and shadow engine, Dynamic Lighting, on iOS. I had the opportunity to sit down with ROBLOX's Arseny Kapoulkine and Simon Kozlov to discuss the details.  

“Play a Game” iPhone 5 Case Adds Analog Fun To Digital Communications

The “Play a Game Addiction iPhone 5 Case” from Elecom brings back your favorite analog games, shrinks 'em down, and slaps 'em on the back of your shiny new iPhone 5. Not only does the colorful polycarbonate case protect your high-tech lifeline, it allows you to keep on gaming even after your phone battery runs out of juice.