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Rumor – Microsoft to acquire Epic Games

Rumor – Microsoft to acquire Epic Games

We've all read that Microsoft would love to buy Yahoo. While this was big news to a lot of people, I couldn't actually care less. I haven't touched my Hotmail or Yahoo Mail accounts since I got my Gmail invitation four years ago. However, there is one possible purchase by Microsoft that sparks my interest, Epic Games.

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Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Some of you may recognize this character from one of the many works of art by Dean Bradley. Well apparently Mr. Bradley has decided to produce a few hundred of these things as real life figurines.

With a head made out of a monitor, an axe in one hand, and feet made out of god knows what, I can’t determine whether the keyboard is another weapon he is wielding or his other hand. Regardless, this work of art is pretty great looking, and slightly disturbing.

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Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

It's always refreshing to see a shining example of grace under pressure, isn't it? Saying out loud what most of us were thinking the whole time, Epic Games' vice-president, Mark Rein, called Sony's claim that "the next-generation of gaming starts with us" complete and utter...um...malarkey. Well, he didn't use terms that were quite that nice or controlled, but you get the idea. Rein decided to give Sony a piece of his mind at the Game Developers' Conference in London.

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Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

David LaChapelle, world-renowned photographer and director was commisioned to capture the Motorola PEBL in the most interesting ways. He depicted each PEBL colors to be the following:

  • ORANGE depicts the beautiful thief reaching through a broken glass case to steal the precious orange PEBL.
  • BLUE portrays the burglar dangling in mid-air, having abseiled through a glass ceiling. She swings into a guard, knocking him to the floor while snatching the blue PEBL from his grasp.
  • PINK shows the exquisite robber handing a pink PEBL to her male accomplice, while another carves through a metal door to create an escape route.
  • GREEN displays the thief ascending a rope ladder through a broken glass ceiling. Having nearly escaped, two guards try to drag her into custody while the green PEBL lies calmly in her open palm
  • The internet is Not Happy about Facebook buying Oculus

    The internet is Not Happy about Facebook buying Oculus

    News of Facebook splashing out $2bn to buy virtual reality headset startup Oculus has prompted not only surprise but horror among developers and fans, with the company facing a sizable backlash as the news spreads. Developers and would-be gamers waiting for the consumer Rift headset have reacted for the most part negatively, accusing Oculus of "selling out" and voicing concerns that the project will wither and die at Mark Zuckerberg's hand.

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    Oculus Rift DK2 hands-on and first-impressions

    Oculus Rift DK2 hands-on and first-impressions

    It’s suggested by Oculus VR that their second Oculus Rift developer unit is made to be much closer to a final deliverable consumer product than the first. In creating a better sense of "presence" as well as an improved overall comfort for the user, they’ve aimed at a device that’ll be ready to use by anyone, not just a developer. Today we’re having an up-close look and feel with the machine at GDC 2014.

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