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Behind the scenes of Monument Valley

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Cult of Mac has an interview with iOS game Monument Valley's creators and many, many beautiful concept sketches from the app's development.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Captain, courageous

This week's apps include an appearance by Marvel's superhero of the moment. Plus updates to Spotify, Fantastical 2, TextExpander, and other popular apps.

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Get past the 384 tile in Threes, whatever it takes

Having trouble getting past the 384 tile in Threes? Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell has a few tips up her sleeve that might just increase your score and have you meeting 1536 and beyond.

DO NOT USE: Boggio

Reflx Labs’s Boogio wants to make any shoe a smart shoe by using a sensor insole and 3D accelerometer. Target markets include gaming and diagnostics.

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Forget Flappy Bird, you want to play Threes

In this week's Staff Picks column, learn why the iOS game Threes is associate editor Serenity Caldwell's new favorite time-sink.

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review: Octopi and suits don't mix, and that's the point

Octodad is a great gimmick that takes itself too seriously. But at least the theme song is amazing!

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Flappy Bird creator says he's removing the game from app stores tomorrow

Creator Dong Nguyen takes to Twitter, says "I cannot take this anymore."

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Best of CES Awards: We name the hottest gear in Las Vegas

We've spent the past week in Las Vegas looking at the products unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. These 10 stand out from the crowd.

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Cruise with Ozobot, a tiny robot that races across your iPad

With four app-based games, this little bot is sure to spice up family game night.

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The best products of CES

PCWorld and TechHive editors have spent the past week at International CES. Here are the 10 products that stand out from the crowd.

Slay your enemies on Dustcloud, a street laser-tag game with a social media twist

Dustcloud is a street laser-tag game with a social media twist.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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Rapid Review: Xbox One

Microsoft has finally given us the living room hub device everyone else has said they would make in the last decade. Here's our review.

Clockwise Podcast: Tablets, office suites, and gaming consoles

What Apple might do with the technology behind Kinect, choosing a tablet over a laptop, the office-software yard sale, and the relevance of new gaming consoles. Dan Moren and Jason Snell are joined by Dan Miller and Armando Rodriguez.

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Blizzard announces new World of Warcraft expansion and more at BlizzCon 2013

Diablo III gets an expansion, Heroes of the Storm gets an open beta, and Blizzard gets Blink-182. This is BlizzCon 2013.

Oculus Rift headset: Alternately thrilling and nauseating

Prepare for a disorienting virtual-reality future by seeing how our staff reacts to the Oculus Rift headset.

Myst studio Cyan announces first substantial gaming project in nearly a decade

It’s been a long wait for Myst fans, but developer Cyan launched a Kickstarter Thursday for Obduction -- the company's new sci-fi adventure game that will be heavy on exploration.

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Small World 2 invades iOS with new multiplayer opportunities

After a successful Kickstarter drive earlier this year, Small World 2 has arrived.

Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

It rolls, it jumps, it changes colors—and it can teach your kids about programming and augmented reality, too.