Steam Halloween Sale Goes Live, Save Big On More Than Just Spooky Games

Is there anything not to like about Halloween? The correct answer is an emphatic, “No!” Think about it for a second –after spending an evening stocking up on free candy and watching horror movies while munching on roasted pumpkin seeds, you can then head over to Steam and stock up on discounted games as part of the service’s annual Halloween sale. Ah, life doesn’t get any better.

No need to wait until tonight if you don’t want to, Steam’s Halloween sale is taking place right now, and there are some big savings to be had. For example, you can pick up Contraption Maker for $ 1.49, down 90 percent from its normal selling price of $ 14.99. Or save 80 percent on The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, which is now selling for $ 9.99, down from $ 49.99.

Steam Halloween Sale Steam Halloween Sale Goes Live, Save Big On More Than Just Spooky Games

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Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

 Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division.

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 Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

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Another cable company hints at standalone subscription service

starz outlander 470 75 Another cable company hints at standalone subscription service

Starz may soon join HBO in ditching cable bundle exclusivity in favor of offering a standalone subscription service.

That’s what Starz CEO Chris Albrecht hinted at during an investor call today, according to The Verge.

"While you will hear more from us on this over time, I can tell you now that we have the content right [and] the technology platform and infrastructure in place to ensure that the Starz businesses are positioned to capitalize on these new opportunities, both here in the US and abroad," he said.

He added that it’s an "obvious" choice and that Starz and similar companies "stand to gain tremendously" from it, the site reported.

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Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Urges You To ‘Discover Your Power,’ No Kissing Goats

The Call of Duty series might not be for everyone, but every time Activision releases a new live-action video, I feel like it’d be a movie that many people would enjoy. They’re simply well-put-together, and fun. The latest one, for Advanced Warfare, is no exception. Called “Discover Your Power”, this video showcases many of the abilities and items you’ll have at your perusal, such as super jumping, on-the-fly ziplines, threat grenades, and also vehicles.

Here’s what Activision has to say about the video, “Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos.” But what about the goats that the title of this post alludes to? You’ll have to watch the video to figure that out!

If you’ve somehow been left in the dark with what Advanced Warfare is all about, you should check out all of the other videos that Activision has released over the past couple of months. In particular, I’d recommend one we took an in-depth look at last month, which showcases the most complex multiplayer mode the CoD series has ever seen.

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Video: Stephen Colbert targets Gamergate with the help of feminist Anita Sarkeesian

 Video: Stephen Colbert targets Gamergate with the help of feminist Anita Sarkeesian

On Wednesday night, Anita Sarkeesian, creator of feminist video game critique “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” stopped by The Colbert Report to discuss the Gamergate movement. Gamergate started out as a revolt aimed at alleged poor ethics in video game journalism, but then devolved into a misogynistic movement that harassed prominent women in the video game industry.

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Why Is Web Hosting So Cheap These Days?

hosting Why Is Web Hosting So Cheap These Days?

Setting up a website used to be something that required at least two things – knowledge of the technical side of website creation, and some investment in things like a domain and hosting. Happily, we are no longer in the dark ages (or, the late 90′s, at least!), and now, an attractive, easy to manage website is something that is accessible to just about any small business, writer, or individual with something they would like to share. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can have a blog you update on the go, and you can use this as a place to discuss your hobbies and interests, or as a way of easily promoting any business ventures you are involved with.

You can also host your site on a wide range of different solutions, for very little money. You can get hosting that offers you all kinds of features and benefits for just a small monthly fee from companies like Umbeehosting.net, and these organisations will keep your site up and manage all the server side stuff for you. But why is hosting now such a negligible cost in terms of running a website?

The Highly Competitive Hosting Market

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