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If you're eager to try Microsoft's Windows 10 technical preview on a PC, you'll either need to mess with your existing machine, use a spare you don't mind borking or run it on a virtual machine like VMware. Mac users on OS X (including Yosemite) have a couple of options including Boot Camp, but th...

February 11th 2015 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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The European Space Agency (ESA) does a fine job of launching rockets into orbit (usually), but is more clueless than its US and Russian counterparts about how to bring them back safely. That lack of savoir-faire is the reason the launch of the IXV experimental spaceplane schedule for 8AM ET today....

February 11th 2015 at 7:50am 0 Comments
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PRY, a finalist in Excellence in Narrative at the 2015 Independent Games Festival, is free today on the App Store. PRY is a hybrid game, containing elements of film, literature and gaming. It tells the story of a Gulf War demolitions expert, allowing players to dive into his thoughts and explore hi...

January 14th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Again. Pippin Barr – game developer, philosopher, artist – has launched a game within a picture frame, complete with the player's own reflection transposed in real-time over the glass. The game is a snippet from one of Barr's earlier works, Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment, and it...

January 14th 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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We've seen charming and freaky in Google's games, but the search giant has a nobler aim with its latest experiment: improving your English skills. Spell Up is a mishmash of a spelling bee, Wheel of Fortune and Jumble, with voice recognition thrown in for good measure. You can launch it in any Chro...

May 13th 2014 at 2:18pm 0 Comments
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English music group Radiohead launched its own interactive app on iOS and Android today called PolyFauna. The app is an "experimental collaboration" with design studio Universal Everything, and is free to download. While it's not a game in the traditional sense of the word, PolyFauna presents user...

February 11th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Experimental Game Pack 01 from LA Game Space includes 23 new, trippy titles from a lineup of high-profile indie developers and pop-icon game enthusiasts, and it's available for 11 more days. The pack will eventually include more than 30 games, added as they're completed. Grab all of them now for...

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Valve has updated Half-Life 2 with Oculus Rift compatibility, Valve programmer Joe Ludwig announced on the device's developer forums. "We just shipped a beta for Half-Life 2 that includes Oculus Rift support," Ludwig writes. "To get it, open the properties for HL2 in Steam, set your command line to...

May 10th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments