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Twitter Introduces Vine Video Sharing App

Last year, Twitter took on Instagram with the addition of photo filters for its mobile apps, and now, it's expanding into video. Today, the company introduced Vine, a video sharing platform that allows users to share six second videos as an embedded clip within their tweets. Twitter likens the concept to the video equivalent to the 140 character tweet. Like ...

CES: Project Shield Hands-on Impressions

After last night's surprise reveal of Nvidia's Android-powered gaming platform Project Shield, we couldn't wait to go hands-on with the device ourselves to put some nagging questions to rest. Luckily we didn't have to wait long - today IGN got to poke and prod the console-in-a-controller to our heart's content, as well as demo a variety of gaming experiences. High Build ...

Google Quietly Kills Its Nexus Q Streaming Box

After launching to mixed reviews and slow sales, Google may have finally put its Nexus Q streaming media player out to pasture. As discovered by SlashGear, the set-top box — or, more accurately, orb — is listed as 'no longer available' on Google Play. Of course, the Nexus Q has been listed as out of stock for months, but the ...

Jony Ive’s iOS Revisions Likely to Ditch Skeuomorphism

The stark minimalism of Apple's hardware design is frequently belied by software interfaces modeled on real-life objects and textures. Skeuomorphism - a term for software interface design that references physical things - was in many ways the mainstay of Apple founder Steve Jobs' design philosophy for touchscreen devices. Even after Jobs' passing, Senior VP of iOS Scott Forstall kept the mobile ...

To E3 or Not E3?

There’s a rumor doing the rounds, printed in the February issue of Game Informer, that Sony and Microsoft are toying with the idea of breaking with tradition and making their full next-generation reveals away from E3. The two companies would throw their own snazzy press conferences entirely devoted to unveiling their new machines, known variously as PlayStation 4 / Orbis ...

Oculus Rift: A Glimpse of Gaming’s Future

The first time I ever played Super Mario 64, I didn’t attempt to capture a star or defeat Bowser. I didn’t even fight a single enemy or venture into any specific stage. I simply looked around, wandering the castle grounds. I wanted to see Nintendo’s vivid new world - something I had never been able to see in any game ...

What We’re Learning About Wii U

Wii U is here, and we're not only playing some of the biggest launch games, but digging through its options, manuals and more. We're learning a variety of smaller facts about the Wii U, many of which you'll want to know when you finally have the system in your hands. Here's what we've learned: The Day One Update We ran this story yesterday, ...

OnLive Was Acquired for Under $5 Million

When venture capitalist Gary Lauder purchased OnLive in August of this year, the company owed at least $18.7 million dollars, not including upcoming payments. OnLive's business model wasn't working, so there was no way for it to pay back its creditors just by staying in business. Unable to raise further capital and on the verge of being shut down, the company ...

EA’s Origin Client Comes to Mac in Limited Alpha

After debuting on Windows two years ago, EA's games digital distribution platform Origin has arrived on Mac as a limited alpha. Announced this week, the client is available to only 'a few thousand users' in North America and the UK. While the client features the same look and feel as the Windows variant, many features are still forthcoming. For instance, ...