The time has come once again for the ghosts and goblins to roam the streets for sweets. But if trick-or-treating is no longer your thing and you'd rather stay in, Download.com has got you covered with some freebie games for creating your own scarefest -- without leaving the house. In 2012, our editors scoured our extensive catalog and collected the most unusual games they could find to scare you. This time around, we dug even deeper, saw things that nightmares are made of, and brought them back to share with you. These creepy finds are listed in no … Read more
If it's good enough for great actors like Robert Downey Jr., Sam Worthington, and, um, Kobe Bryant, then it has to be good enough for perhaps America's greatest female actress.
Sadly, Meryl Streep appears not to have been chosen to be the first ever female star of a Call Of Duty ad.
So into the breach to prove that "there's a soldier in all of us," just as there is inside of Jimmy Kimmel, comes Megan Fox.
The video game market is gunning for a huge score in the marketplace, according to Gartner research firm.
By the end of this year, worldwide spending on games will exceed $93 billion, the report said. That's up from the $78.9 billion spent last year. Gartner further projects that customers will spend $101.6 billion in 2014 and $111 billion by the end of 2015.
Gartner's study is based on predicted sales on hardware and software worldwide. It also includes mobile games, which are set to explode from $9.3 billion in spending last year to $22 billion … Read more
Yesterday's flash-drive giveaway met with some skepticism, and in hindsight I agree it was a little too much hoop-jumping for too little reward. That said, I still think cashback services are the bomb, and I hope you're able to put TopCashback or an equivalent to good use.
Today, I've rounded up some freebies that don't involve driving anywhere* or waiting on rebates. So keep that credit card in your wallet and read on!
*OK, one of the freebies does involve a trip to your local Target. But you were headed there anyway, right?
1. Mad Magazine … Read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday released a newly revised policy statement that essentially calls out parents for being naive when it comes to the way and extent to which their kids use media today.
"This is the 21st century and they need to get with it," Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new policy and a University of New Mexico adolescent medicine specialist, told The Associated Press. "I guarantee you that if you have a 14-year-old boy and he has an Internet connection in his bedroom, he is looking at pornography."… Read more
I would be surprised if designer Robby Leonardi doesn't already have some job offers in hand. Leonardi created one of the most memorable resumes to ever cross an HR person's eyes. Rather than settle for a boring slip of paper, he built out a Web site that is navigated like Super Mario.
The side-scrolling resume delves into a colorful world inspired by old-school video gaming. It's the most fun you'll ever have reading about someone's career credentials. You control the forward and backward movement of a little animated Leonardi as he progresses through his skill set, hobbies, and job experience.… Read more
Sony's PlayStation 4 may still be weeks away, but eager gamers can try out the DualShock 4 right now, if they'd like.
Amazon, GameStop, and other retailers have started selling the DualShock 4 controller for $60. Both Amazon and GameStop currently list the controller for Sony's PlayStation 4 as in stock. GameStop also has stock available in its retail locations.
Sony's DualShock 4 controller comes with a familiar design for PlayStation gamers, featuring dual analog sticks, the PS button, and the standard action buttons. Sony says that it has improved the controller's sensitivity. The device … Read more
The Santa Clara, Calif., graphics chipmaker said the Shield "Gamepad Mapper" allows users to create their own custom controls for thousands of games in the Google Play store, or users can use Nvidia's default profiles -- automatically downloaded from the cloud -- that are available for hundreds of top touch-based Android games. The new titles with Shield controller compatibility include NBA Jam and Angry Birds.
The changes are available immediately through … Read more
Last weekend in NYC John La Grou was a keynote speaker at the Audio Engineering Society convention. He based some of his assumptions about how recorded music will evolve on Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors squeezed onto integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. That prediction was made in 1965, and if anything, Moore underestimated the cost savings we've enjoyed. La Grou rolled out statistic after statistic that painted a rosy future for music, gaming, and film tech advances in the coming decades.
La Grou believes that highly advanced gestural control and brain/machine … Read more