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Does Veronica Mars success show movie theaters aren't doomed?

Veronica Mars made $2 million at the box office despite being available on home video, with videos delivered to its most devoted Kickstarter backers. So maybe home video and movie theaters can coexist?

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Google Play Games gets gifts, iOS-Android multiplayer

Google looks beyond Android to make its gaming services more popular.

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Warner Bros offers refunds for Veronica Mars Kickstarter backers that hate Ultraviolet

Instead of using Ultraviolet, backers can buy though iTunes or Amazon and get a full rebate.

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Popcorn Time returns under new management

Popcorn Time, the "Netflix for pirates," is back after the original team gave up on the project, presumably due to legal pressures.

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Report: Google thwarted Motorola's attempts to build the ultimate Google phone

The Google-Motorola marriage wasn't exactly a match made in Heaven, a new report suggests.

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VR, gesture-control tech superpowers join forces to create the Immersive Tech Alliance

The Oculus Rift may soon have some more friends: The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance rebrands itself and expands its focus to include hot gaming technologies such as gesture control and virtual reality.

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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.

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Popcorn Time is over as streaming site shuts down

Just days after launching, Popcorn Time shuts down for vaguely worded reasons.

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Xbox 360 subsidy plan dies, Xbox One controller support still PC-bound

Selling consoles like smartphones was a failed experiment.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Frog math, millionaires, and...The Last Guardian? This is all the gaming news that's fit to digitally archive, for the week of March 10.

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Hands-on preview: The new Crazy Taxi is actually pretty calm

Good news: Sega's developing a new entry in its classic Crazy Taxi franchise. Bad news: It's a not-so-great mobile game.

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

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Clockwise Podcast 28: Music, video, and point-one interfaces

Music subscription services, iOS 7's increasingly customizable user interface options, how movies and TV are faring in the war on piracy, and Microsoft relents with changes to Windows 8.1.

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The totally excellent Threes! is now available on Android

Clear your schedule, and prepare to miss your bus stop a lot. The best mobile game in a long while is now on Android.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: You're gonna hear me roar

This week's roundup of new iOS add-ons includes more speakers, stands, and batteries than you can shake a stick at. And a Roar.