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Rock Paper Scissors Strategy

The science behind winning at ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’

November 13th, 2015

In theory, there shouldn’t be any real way to improve one’s chances when playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. After all, it’s a game of chance, right? Well, that’s only partially true. Sure, there’s nothing you can do to improve your odds if you’re playing Rock, Paper, Scissors against a computer, but if you’re playing against another …

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Play these now: Two free iPhone games you don’t want to miss this week

July 24th, 2015

Every weekday we share an updated collection of the best free iPhone and iPad apps, but there are always plenty of noteworthy apps that don’t make the list. This week, two especially interesting games launched on the App Store, and they’re both completely free to download. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, read …

Wheel Of Fortune Fail

Game show fail: How to lose a million bucks in 3… 2… 1…

July 10th, 2015

In the long and storied history of gameshow blunders, what you’re about to see below may very well take the cake. Sure, we’ve seen contestants embarrass themselves before. And sure, we’ve most definitely seen contestants lose a lot of money before. But never before has a gameshow contestant lost so much money in such an …

Angry Birds has been downloaded more than a billion times [video]

May 9th, 2012

Rovio on Wednesday announced that its Angry Birds franchise has surpassed one billion downloads across Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS X, with 350 million downloads having been served in 2012 alone. The latest Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded more than 10 million time in less than three days and a whopping 50 million times in …

Sony says PlayStation 4 will launch ahead of next Xbox, report claims

April 3rd, 2012

Sony is aiming to launch its next-generation PlayStation video game console ahead of rival Microsoft, a recent report claims. Microsoft’s next Xbox console — which could be an ARM-based “Xbox lite” that will launch ahead of a true Xbox 360 successor that will be released some time later — is widely expected to hit store …

Wealthy smartphone users more likely to own an iPhone, study finds

April 3rd, 2012

Wealthy smartphone users are more likely to own an Apple iPhone and less likely to play games or post on Twitter than average users. According to research from The Luxury Institute, 62% of U.S. consumers earning at least $150,000 per year own a smartphone. 45% of people falling to that category own an iPhone, 35% …

Next PlayStation code-named Orbis, reportedly won’t play PS3 or used games

March 28th, 2012

The next generation PlayStation has reportedly been code-named “Orbis,” and it will feature an anti-used game system and offer no backward compatibility with PlayStation 3 games, Kotaku reported on Wednesday. According to multiple unnamed sources, Orbis will have some kind of measure built into the console that will prevent it from playing used games. Users will …

New Sonic game showcases Xbox, Windows Phone integration [video]

March 16th, 2012

Microsoft first discussed its “three screens and a cloud” gaming strategy in 2009, describing a scenario that could carry a single video game across a TV screen, a PC and a smartphone. Now, nearly three years later, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II counts itself among the first games to showcase this exciting integration. Owners …

Xbox 720 will reportedly ditch disc drive

March 9th, 2012

Microsoft’s next-generation video game and home entertainment console may use online downloads and a swappable solid state card port of some kind in place of a traditional disc drive. The news comes from British gaming magazine MCV, which cites an unnamed person who claims to have obtained the information directly from Microsoft. The Xbox 360 already …