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EA Finally Admits That Always-On DRM Doesn't Work With SimCity

When SimCity first launched, it came with DRM that effectively crippled the game. Things only got worse when it came to light that this wasn't even necessary - and now EA is finally admitting as much. Today, they announced that they're finally bringing offline single-player to SimCity.

Video Game Consoles Are Now Legal In China; That Doesn't Mean Much Yet

Last September, the Chinese government announced plans to lift a long-standing ban on foreign video game consoles. Good news, everyone: today, they've finally realized those plans. Well...at least for a little while. And there are a few strings attached.

The Oculus Crystal Cove Prototype Makes VR Better Than Reality

At today's Consumer Electronics Show, Oculus unveiled a new prototype of its Rift virtual reality headset. The new device, dubbed "Crystal Cove," adds positional tracking and a new OLED display. What that basically means is that Crystal Cove blows the old Rift out of the water.

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.