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Happiness Ahead: FROM Software Opens Up A Dark Souls Themed Cafe

Some of you might remember that last December, FROM Software announced plans to roll out a video game cafe themed after its Dark Souls franchise. Yesterday, that cafe finally opened up in Tokyo, to a great deal of fanfare. Let's have a look, shall we?

ROBLOX Unleashes HTTP Requests And Better World Building Capabilities

A few weels ago, ROBLOX released an HTTP Request service and terrain building capabilities that allow forbetter worlds and games than ever before.  On Friday, I got the chance to sit down with Simon Kozlov and Arseny Kapoulkine to talk about how these innovations might impact the future of ROBLOX.

Nvidia Will Be Showcasing Its Gaming Innovations At Next Week's CES

Nvidia announced today that it plans to hold a press conference during the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The exclusve event will be hoested January 5, and will feature some of Nvidia's top video game innovations, along with its mobile and automotive display technologies.

Dames Making Games Helps Female Developers Do What They Love

It's no secret that the tech industry has a bit of a problem with its treatment of women, and gaming isn't exempt. Game development is still very much a boys club - though many seek to change that. Dames Making Games isone such organization; a nonprofit which aims to get more women involved in game development.

The Man At Arms Is Turning Fantasy Into Reality, One Weapon At A Time

Have you ever wondered what FFVII's Buster Sword might look like in real life? What about Gimli's Axe from LOTR, or the Kingslayer's Blade from Game of Thrones? Ladies and gentlemen, introducing The Man At Arms. Every week he selects a new weapon from the realm of fantasy...and forges it in reality.

Nostalgia Kick: A Host Of Classic Video Games Are Getting Revived Online

Though the video arcades and game rooms of yesteryear are long gone, they most definitely won't be forgotten. The Internet Archive this week launched an initiative called the "Console Living Room," which offers a host of pre-Internet era games to anyone who cares to check it out.

Want To Propose To Your Significant Other? Why Not Make A Video Game?

When you propose to someone, you're offering to pledge the rest of your life to them. It's not to be taken lightly.  For SuperGenius 3D artist and animator Robert Fink,  it wasn't enough to simply make the vow. He needed to do something more; something unique and special. He needed to create Knight Man.

World Chess Champion Feels Chess Will Outlast League of Legends

While touring in South Korea, chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov visited the Youth Mind Sports Fair, where he was party to the huge popularity of eSports, particularly compared to chess. He was unfazed, and simply explained this won't always be the case. He...actually raised some really good points.

Unlock A New World Of Mobile Gaming With The NEX Wristband

There's a new video game peripheral on the way, and it's all about style. The NEX Band is a modular wristband to which one can attach a number of different charms. These aren't just for show: different charms will provide different experiences when hooked up to a mobile device. Pretty cool, right?

Five Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For The Gamer In Your Life

Christmas is around the corner - do you know where your gifts are? I'm sure at least a few of you have neglected to do your shopping and are desperately scrambling to get things done now. Let me help you along - here are a few last-minute presents every gamer would love to see under their tree.