Post Thumbnail

You could probably fill a book with Apple patent applications that never amounted to anything, but here's one that's at least been granted -- a "handheld device" that uses capacitive sensors to recognize your identity just by the way you hold it, and subsequently personalize the device's buttons an...

4 years ago 0 Comments
September 25, 2010 at 5:46AM
Post Thumbnail

It wasn't one of the biggest news items of last week, but Blizzard's announcements regarding Battle.net and the RealID system did turn a few heads. The fact that it uses the real name of players was a bit surprising, but at the end of the day it's not the first game allowing people to track players ...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sometimes I can actually hear the barking, crowing and general upheaval of a community to the extent that my knee jerk response is to consume the cacophony of squawking in a great ball of churning fire. Thankfully, I always resist that urge, and much for the better. That doesn't mean I'm unwilling...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While not busy being the destination of Westerners seeking spiritual growth and the birthplace of the beloved Bollywood song and dance flick, apparently India is home to some 1.2 billion people -- many of whom possess no proof of identification whatsoever. According to The Times (UK), less than se...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The 3.1 PTR has brought a lot of wonderful quality of life improvements, but here's one that players and GMs alike will undoubtedly appreciate more than a lot of them: you finally, finally get a confirmation window when you enter an instance that would lock you to it. You get the option to accept th...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

First announced late last year, the Wheel of Time MMO is not only in the works, but Electronic Arts has just confirmed their involvement in the distribution of the game. This includes more than just the MMO though, as Red Eagle Games will be developing a whole line of products which will launch on...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and lead programmer of the historic first-person-shooter games Doom and Quake, told Shacknews that id has been approached by multiple publishers interested in releasing an MMO version of Quake. Each time, the company turned them down. It was implied that id ha...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So when you think of the next shiny new MMOs coming out, do you think of any being released on a cell phone? Apparently John Carmack has said he does in a recent CNNMoney article. He says it will probably be after a sequel to one of id Software's newest original IP, Orcs and Elves. We can't imagine ...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Game maker John Carmack, famous for developing landmark PC titles Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake, sat down for a chat with Gamasutra earlier this week to discuss the state of the greater PC game industry. Normally, the shooter visionary wouldn't have much to say that would be of interest to those of u...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Granted, mobile versions of Doom aren't exactly in short supply, but the variety of mobile games coming out of legendary id Software's arsenal is about to explode. Founder John Carmack's wife -- who just happens to have started Fountainhead Games, the co-creator of Doom RPG for phones -- has been ta...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Advanced voice recognition technology busted one Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia recently, a drug kingpin who had drastic plastic surgery in a failed attempt to mask his true identity. Because of his plastic surgery, Brazilian Police were unable to gain positive identification required for an arrest warr...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Elizabeth's guide about what to bring and what not to bring onto the show floor at BlizzCon was helpful, but if you only brought what she suggested, you'd show up naked and without your ID. Those of us packing right now to travel across the country and spend the weekend in Anaheim need a little more...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Turkish industrial design lecturer Mehmet Erkök has taken a few Nokia handsets and morphed them into works of art by adding and removing bits of the original housing and keys to create new (and arguably better) handsets in the process. While we may not quite get the new aesthetic, we can appr...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

A Sidekick for the low price of $99 is enough to get any Danger fan excited -- but just what do you give up in exchange for the price break? That's precisely what T-Mobile is about to push out the door to give the cash-starved (and the frugal) among us a taste of the older, higher end Sidekick 3. LA...

7 years ago 0 Comments