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Games Reporter — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable
Covers:  video games, nintendo, playstation, xbox, gaming, mobile games, indie games
Doesn't Cover: gamification, apps

@Mashable's Games Reporter | @Studio20NYU Alum | Geek Extraordinaire

Top 10 must-play games of 2014 — 2014 was an exciting, surprising year in gaming. While the new consoles found their footing, game creators also had to wrestle with that new hardware. It was a year of triumphs, experiments and some utter fails. As the dust settles, we picked 10 games for consoles and PC worth your time and money.

Sony demands media delete 'stolen' data from hacked emails, report says — Sony Pictures sent a letter to several media outlets Sunday demanding they delete troves of emails delivered by hackers that resulted in an immense information dump which exposed the private dealings of the studio. The New York Times reported that it and other media outlets received a letter from David Boies, an attorney hired by Sony, on Sunday.

Watch the first-ever 'Street Fighter V' match — Excited fans got an eyeful of the upcoming Street Fighter V Saturday night, after developer Capcom showed an exhibition match of the upcoming game at its annual tournament, the Capcom Cup. Players Mike Ross and Peter "ComboFiend" Rosas squared off as classic characters Ryu and Chun-Li in the latest version of Street Fighter.

'GTA V' Shatters 7 Guinness World Records — We already knew Grand Theft Auto V was a gaming powerhouse, but now Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed it. The record-keeping publication confirmed Tuesday that the game had broken seven records, including the record for fastest-selling video game franchise and fastest-selling entertainment franchise.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Ads Compare Smart Watch to Sci-Fi Inventions — Are we living in the future? Samsung seems to think so, as two new ads for its Galaxy Gear smart watch compare the gadget to famous watches from television and movies. Posted on YouTube, the first spot (above) shows off watches with advanced functionality - from Dick Tracy's communication watch to KITT's smart watch in Knight Rider.

Microsoft Recycles Inactive Outlook, Hotmail Email Accounts: Report — Microsoft is recycling inactive email accounts for its Outlook, Hotmail and Live services, potentially exposing users to previous owners' private information, according to a new report posted by Dutch website . The software giant's services agreement informs users that they must periodically log in to their Outlook, Hotmail or Windows Live ID accounts to keep them active.

'Grand Theft Auto Online' Goes Live With Server Problems — Rockstar Games just launched the Grand Theft Auto Online multiplayer option, which is free to download for players who have GTA V. After going live Tuesday, many players experienced delayed load times as servers struggled to handle the rush of users.

By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa — One company is taking a different approach to gamifying charity: by playing a game on your iPhone, you provide transportation to people in Africa. The Global Gaming Initiative uses popular mobile game genres to create games that "make play purposeful."

EA Plans to Discontinue 'NCAA Football' Games Amid Legal Issues

Valve Announces 'Steam Machines' Gaming PCs for Your Living Room — In the second part of its cryptic announcement series, Valve Software announced it is creating its own hardware for living room gaming - called Steam Machines - and is asking 300 Steam users to beta test the products it currently has in development.
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Dec 19, 2014

@gcacho @gundamman I liked his ideas, but some of it got to be a little much for me. Cool premise though!

Dec 19, 2014

@gundamman @gcacho ohh I've read Pattern Recognition but not his new one. Thanks!

Dec 19, 2014

@TSAmedia_RossF birth certificates allow for special characters, right?

Dec 19, 2014

@JillScharr knowing me, it's likely to be a cat name. But It Has Been Written.

Dec 19, 2014

Anyone have kindle recommendations for my flight? Looking for fiction, literary, fantasy or sci-fi.

Dec 19, 2014

@jacquicollins_ not for a while, but it's in early access on PC right now

Dec 18, 2014

@timbuk2 That'd be great. My general response as consumer in those situations is "kill it with fire" and unsubscribe, so I appreciate.

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