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The hidden cost of playing as a woman, as explained by a 12-year-old

The team at NPR's Planet Money, originally a crack team assembled to help make sense of the global financial crisis, does some amazing work exploring the weird financial world we live in. But it...

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Real games make the scene in Law & Order's GamerGate episode

Say this for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: When the show's creators decided to take on video gaming as a subject, and needed to create an expo floor full of them, they went out and got real...

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Temple Run VR is an often terrifying first try at bringing a classic mobile game to Gear VR

Temple Run in virtual reality places you inside the eponymous temple, and you're free to take a minute to look around and get a sense of your surroundings. The second you take that idol though?...

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A billion downloads later, Temple Run developer advises indies to play to their strengths

When Imangi Studios launched the 3D endless runner game Temple Run on the Apple App Store, studio co-founder Keith Shepherd admits the game didn't have a lot of competition. There were about 500...

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How pinball and boardwalk amusements gave rise to video games

The generally accepted history of video games is that they sprang into existence in the 1970s, the brainchild of ambitious entrepreneurs taking advantage of quasi-military technology developed in...

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Warner Bros. developing Temple Run movie adaptation

Imangi Studios' endless runner Temple Run is getting the big screen treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. is reportedly in negotiations to adapt the franchise into a major...

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Eight games making the multiplatform leap to Windows Phone

Several multiplatform games are set to enter the Windows Phone mobile ecosystem, according to a post today on the Windows Phone Blog. The games, which were announced at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi...

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Playable Usain Bolt takes to Temple Run 2

If Temple Run 2's leaping, swinging, ducking and spinning aren't fast enough for you already, sprinter Usain Bolt has been added as a downloadable playable character. The Jamaican 100 meter and...

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Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time, counting down to 50 billion downloads

Nearly 50 billion apps have been download from Apple's App Store, the company announced today. To commemorate the approaching milestone, Apple revealed the 25 most downloaded apps in both the paid...

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Temple Run launches on Windows phone 8 (update)

Temple Run is now available for Windows phone 8 after promises late last year of a release on the platform around the holidays. Despite releasing a tad later than expected, the original Temple Run...