Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren’t what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can.
The early days of first person shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament gave birth to one of the most unique types of video game AIs: the FPS bot. Within a few years time these mindless enemies became an institution. Then just as quickly as they arrived, they disappeared.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD's mid-season finale hit, major secrets are revealed and more questions are asked - but what everyone wants to know is, how does it all fit into the Marvel Universe?!
The colourful picture you're looking at isn't modern art. In fact, it's a radar image that shows the damage caused by the earthquake that hit California's Napa Valley at the end of last month.
Who isn't afraid of being waken abruptly by a shaking building whose roof is caving in? Or a huge tsunami sweeping though your town? Earthquakes are terrifying. But what exactly are they? Why do earthquakes happen?
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 60 miles away from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant this morning.
In May, the federal government simulated an earthquake so massive, it killed 100,000 Midwesterners instantly, and forced more than 7 million people out of their homes.
Today's 5.9 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the Mid-Atlantic, but its epicenter—a small town in Virginia—took the brunt of its wrath. What if it had started in NYC instead? We may find out sooner than you think.
Someone found true love during the earthquake, baby. The kind that actually shatters the ground. That happened to me once. Except that there was no earthquake. And nothing shattered. Actually, it wasn't true love.
A string of earthquakes has just struck the United States of America. Our offices just shook—as did many in states across the country. Check here for the latest.
The Japanese authorities have announced that radiation levels surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are increasing to potentially harmful levels. New Scientist investigates the health risks associated with nuclear power plant explosions.
The fuel rods are exposed again. Japanese officials are saying that fuel rods are melting inside all three nuclear reactors. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano just said: "Although we cannot directly check it, it's highly likely happening." [AP]
A car perched precariously on the roof of a small hut. Streets packed curb to rooftop with debris. An unnamed victim's hand, reaching out from the mud.
Striking at 14:46 local-time (12:46am EST) today, the earthquake is not only the largest Japan's ever suffered, but also in the world's top ten. After-effects in the form of tidal waves are expected to hit the US in just a few hours. Updated.
In 1997, X-Men: The Ravages Of Apocalypse hit stores. The game was a Marvel-sanctioned total conversion of the bloody first-person shooter Quake. You played as a cyborg Magneto built to kill Apocalypse's army of X-Men clones. Eat rocket launcher, bub!
No plug-ins. No Flash. Just an HTML5 port of the Quake II game engine.
Ten years ago, Quake III required a PC tower with some gaming cred. Today, all you need is a smartphone running Android 1.6 or later. And it's even a free download.