Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, ...
Mobile shines in exploding world of games
The booming popularity of play on smartphones or tablet computers in a realm once dominated by videogame consoles was a hot theme at the major Game Developers Conference that ended on Friday.
New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss
(AP)—When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs ...
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello leaving (Update)
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday that its CEO, John Riccitiello, will step down on March 30.
SimCity climbing from launch wreckage
The hugely popular SimCity game is rapidly recovering from its trouble-plagued launch but problems are yet to be completely eradicated, company officials said.
Hand over your email inbox to boost productivity, researchers say
(Phys.org) —Most people are comfortable handing over their car keys to a complete stranger. Valet service is convenient, professional and reliable. But personal information, such as the contents of your ...
SimCity rebuilt for modern life
A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of 'SimCity,' a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change.
Pirate Bay moves from Sweden to Norway, Spain
Embattled file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is looking for safe havens in Norway and Spain after its Swedish host came under legal pressure to shut it down.
Sony shows PlayStation 4 capabilities, but no box (Update)
Sony showed off what the PlayStation 4 can do, but not what it will look like. The Japanese electronics giant talked about its upcoming game console for the first time and said it will go on sale this hol ...
Sony unveils social-focused PlayStation 4
Sony is sharing the PlayStation 4 with the world. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled the new gaming system Wednesday, hyping the machine as a "supercharged PC" with the ability to effortlessly share ...
Sony PlayStation 4 expected at NY event Wednesday (Update)
Sony is expected to unveil its next-generation gaming system at a New York event Wednesday evening, a development that would give the struggling electronics company a head start over Microsoft and an Xbox 360 successor.
Sony pressured to change game with PS4 console
Sony is expected to reveal its vision of the future of home entertainment on Wednesday by providing a glimpse at a new-generation PlayStation console that streams games, films, music and more.
Twitter buys firm tracking social network TV talk
Twitter announced Tuesday that it has bought Bluefin Labs to ride the trend of viewers using smartphones or tablet computers to chat at social networks about shows they are watching.
When fairness prevails: Research shows how uncertainty affects behavior
Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over the origins of fairness. Work by a group of Harvard researchers offers some clues, with the discovery that uncertainty is critical in the concept's development.