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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. How Madden Ratings are Made by Neil Paine FiveThirtyEight If you've ever...

February 28th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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This week the other big awards show comes home, as we find out the winners of the 2015 Academy Awards but there's much more to see. Birdman is up for several trophies and it arrives on Blu-ray this week, but we're equally looking forward to season four of Game of Thrones, the Roger Ebert documenta...

February 16th 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments
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So that was E3. The week was wild for everyone at Joystiq, but now it's time to take a step back and look at some news that isn't within the confines of the gaming industry. Cheers! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday Saturday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we...

June 14th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite Motorola's best intentions to the contrary, the Droid X has been making steady progress toward viable custom ROMs, first with root access, then with a recovery method... and now, at long last, we're starting to get the first few glimpses at legit cooked firmware. The two options we're seein...

August 30th 2010 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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Want to humble a videogame journalist? Ask him if he skates and, if he answers with a modest "a little bit," proceed to make him lose his balance and stumble off of your toy skateboard controller. That was the scene seen again and again at Activision's thumping booth on the E3 show floor, and we to...

June 3rd 2009 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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One hundred million. 100 million. 100,000,000. No matter how you look at it, it's an extraordinarily large number. It's the number of colors most women are capable of seeing. It's the number of websites that existed in 2006. It's a song by the rapper Birdman. It's also, rather incidentally, the num...

June 26th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Okay, we admit that these screens of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law depict the PS2 version, but we can guarantee with near certainty that the Wii version is going to look exactly the same, with different button icons on the screen. You can already see how readily the interface will adapt to the Wi...

September 17th 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments