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Study Break: 3 Things to Know About SteamOS and Steam Machines (VIDEO)

Study Break: 3 Things to Know About SteamOS and Steam Machines (VIDEO)

At CES 2014, Steam Machines were a hot topic. A dozen different manufacturers showed off Steam Machines powered by Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS, an operating system built around the popular digital distribution community. The designs varied in size and shape, but there were some standouts. Alienware showed off a cool compact rig that will no doubt catch ...

Study Break: Play Breakout with Google Images

Study Break: Play Breakout with Google Images

While the 37th anniversary of Atari’s Breakout may not be a big deal to you, Google celebrated the occasion by making the game playable in its image search engine. By typing “Atari Breakout” into Google Image Search, you can play the game right in your browser. But instead of bricks, you’ll be breaking the images ...

How To Play College Poker

How To Play College Poker

This isn’t an article on poker tips: those articles involve a lot of math and basic strategies that I’m sure you’re familiar with. I wouldn’t know about that. But what I *do* know is that playing poker is awesome, and oddly tough to pull of in college. People talk about playing it, but do they? ...

MIT Releases Game to Help Visualize Relativity

MIT Releases Game to Help Visualize Relativity

A team of researchers and developers at MIT’s Game Lab have turned relativity into an experience called “A Slower Speed of Light”. That concept alone may sound weird, but the physicists behind the game admit that people already believe that about relativity. “People think that relativity is extremely weird”, Gerd Kortemeyer, the game’s Product Owner, ...

The Mind Controlling Powers of Tetris

The Mind Controlling Powers of Tetris

Tetris has long been one of the most recognizable and popular games in existence. Versions of the game are available for practically every device capable of running it. I doubt the game’s creator, Alexey Pajitnov, could have ever imagined the success in 1984, when the game was first released in what was then Soviet Russia. ...

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

Rice University in Houston, Texas has announced a class in which playing Bethesda’s epic role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be one of the main focuses. Now, before you go running down to Houston in hopes of nabbing an easy credit, it’s only open to Rice students and will involve more than just ...

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