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Report: YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion Portal boasts 90-plus percent ad completion rate

Is YouTube making a play in the livestreamed video game world? It has offered to buy eSports streaming portal Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to a Variety report.…

May 18, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

Coke's Recyling-Themed Arcade Game Accepts Empty Bottles Instead of Money Grey makes it fun to be eco-friendly

Would more people recycle if the process were actually fun? Coca-Cola and agency Grey Dhaka tried to answer that question by placing six "Happiness Arcade" machines around Dhaka, Bangladesh. But these…

April 30, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

Microsoft Creates a Surprisingly Amusing Game to Help Wean Us Off Windows XP Evade IE6 icons and the dreaded Clippy

With millions of Windows XP users clinging desperately to the reliable but officially obsolete operating system, Microsoft has created a surprisingly fun new game to nudge us all into the…

April 10, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

Machinima Hires New CEO Chad Gutstein Relax fanboys, the content you love is here to stay

Gaming entertainment portal Machinima has hired Chad E. Gutestein to head its online empire. Gutstein previously was the COO of cable network Ovation, a channel dedicated to the arts. Gutstein told…

March 31, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

This Trailer for Goat Simulator May Be the Weirdest Thing You Watch Today A Dead Island parody, with way more goat

Self-described as a "small, broken and stupid game," Goat Simulator has already become a cult favorite of quirky gaming aficionados. And it isn't even out yet. Launching April 1 (unless it's…

March 27, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

6 Bold Moves That Would Jumpstart Apple Starting with a Tesla iCar

The Apple Tesla iCar is not so far fetched now, is it? It’s long been a vision of many Apple watchers that the iPhone maker could buy the electric car…

February 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

There's Finally a Video Game for Font Geeks Type:Rider explores the legacy of letterpress

Most of us can spot Comic Sans a mile away (or at least in an email forward from Aunt Connie), but now there's a video game for those who truly…

October 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Polygon's Human Angle Series Attracted Over 200K Video Views Vox Media show profiles stars behind video games like Red Dead Redemption

When Polygon—Vox Media's video game-focused property—was being conceived, its founders wanted the site to be more than just a destination for the latest surface-level gaming news. One gap Polygon wanted to…

July 3, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

E-book Buyers Are 21% More Likely to Be Female And other facts about digital entertainment

From e-books to streaming music, people are moving to digital formats for their entertainment. But not all are moving at the same pace. The way we buy may be as…

June 5, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

Wolfenstein Trailer Takes You Into the Gears of a New Nazi War Machine Dark and stylish clip introduces franchise's next installment

I'm not sure what I was expecting from a retro gaming remake about Nazi robot armies, but this trailer surely isn’t it. (And that's a good thing.) Agency AKQA and…

May 9, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT

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