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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.

Americans Spent Over Twenty Billion Dollars On Video Games This Year

If any of you still doubt the legitimacy of the games industry...I've some news. According to research released by NewZoo, gamers spent over $20.5 billion on video games this year in the States. That's pretty huge, no?

Intel's Oculus Robots Are All About Playing Games

If you've ever wondered how touch screens are tested for accuracy, Intel this week provided a bit of insight into the process. Turns out, they've invented The Oculus, a simple robotic array designed for one purpose: playing video games. That's cool and all, but...how exactly does that work?

Need This New Invention? The First Full-Size Lego Car That Runs!

It is the sort of thing little kids dream of -- making something real from their Lego building blocks. Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian Raul Oaida, a self-taught tech guy, met online via Skype and togethe came up with the idea to build a real, working car out of Lego bricks. They turned to funding their project, called Super Awesome Micro Project, through crowd-sourcing. The result was a life-size car that runs on compressed air.

Indie Game of The Week: Starbound

This week's indie game is what I expect you'd get if you took Terraria, pumped it full of enough science fiction tropes and tech to fill an encyclopedia, and crafted a universe of planets which is effectively infinite. What's more, it's still in beta. Ladies and gents, say hello to Starbound.

Re-Render This RC Truck, Win $300 From Lagoa Render Wars!

Web-based 3D rendering platform Lagoa, Mega Bloks and GrabCad have teamed up to test how creative designers and innovators will reimagine their fancy 3D model of a remote controlled toy truck. They’re looking to hand out cash and great prizes to their favorite designs, so let your imagination go wild!

Original Programming Coming To Xbox TV By Early 2014

Microsoft announced today that in the very near future, it intends to begin introducing original, Xbox Live-exclusive TV shows to its multimedia line-up. According to television executive Nancy Tellem, everything should be more or less ready to go within the first few months of the New Year.

South Korea's Looking To Officially Classify Gaming As An Addiction

Although South Korea boasts one of the most active video game communities in the world, it also has one of the most addicted. It's not unusual to hear of people gaming themselves straight to death - which is why the country is looking to declare games as an addiction.

10 Perfect Presents For 10 Types of Geeks

Dorks. Nerds. Geeks. If you read this site, there's a good chance you are one, or at least are friends with one. That may have been a bad thing in middle school, but in adulthood, we really start to see that thinking different is actually a great thing. Here's your chance to find some great gifts worthy of the dweebs on your list.