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GDC 2014: Unity 5 Introduces 64-Bit Engine Support; Lighting And Audio Updates

The latest version of the ever-popular Unity game development engine was announced this week at GDC 2014. Unity 5 brings to the table a whole array of significant changes, including a huge update to Unity's audio and lighting tools as well as 64-bit support. That's not all it brings, either.

The Immersive Technology Alliance Will Push Gaming Into A New Frontier

A group of video game and technology companies have banded together to found the Immersive Technology Alliance. This nonprofit group is dedicated to developing games for augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D, and gesture controls. Curiously, Oculus VR is not part of this coalition; no one seems certain why.

Ten Things You Don't Need for St Patrick's Day

Alcohol and poor purchasing choices go hand in hand. Which is why some businesses think they can sell crap by sticking "It's fun/beer related!" on the front. They are wrong.

10 Great Invention Ideas for the Best St. Patrick's Day Ever

The following are my picks for the best St. Patrick's day ever, with a few post-St. Patrick's day reconciliation-style inventions thrown in for good measure.

This War Of Mine Is One Of The Most Realistic War Games Ever Made

Video games about war always seem to have players step into the shoes of an iron-willed, strong-jawed soldier. They don't usually address the impact war has on its victims - ordinary men and women. That's what 11 Bit Studios hopes to do with This War of Mine, a game more about survival than gunplay.

3 Spring Toys That Will Drive Your Cat Wild!

Cat owners have more than cat-loving in common. We have boxes of cat toys that our cats ignore. And, we've all spent a lot of time trying to figure out what toys can really keep our cats busy for more than a minute or two. Here's a tip: surprises.

Get A Basketball, Coach And Data Analyst With Smart Sensor Basketball

Smart technology isn't just for the computer geeks anymore. The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball brings smart technology to the court. This Smart Basketball makes it easier for players to practice with purpose, instantly measuring different aspects of the players' offensive games. It also doubles as a coach, giving drills and feedback.

Razer Unveils Two New Ultra-Thin Laptops In The "Blade" Line

Razer - known for its gaming hardware and peripherals - today announced two new versions of their ultra-thin Razer Blade Laptops, bringing to the table better displays, enhanced apps, and overall better computing performance. They're pricy, but if you're into portability, it just might be a worthwhile purchase.

Can You Survive The Darkest Dungeon?

One thing that's always troubled me about many RPGs is that they fail to address the psychological, human side of things. It's just sort of assumed that the characters heroically fight their way through, standing against the stuff of nightmares. Darkest Dungeons isn't like that - and I'm intrigued.

The European Union Is Looking Into Regulation For Free To Play

he European Union is the latest regulatory body to turn its attention to free to play games - so named because their revenue comes not from sales, but from advertising and in-app purchases. This, my friends, is a very, very good thing - here's why.