Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.
Before we get into the stories on today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast, let's spend a moment on the magic of Lady Gaga. In this morning's pre-show, Jeff admits he's finally fallen for the incendiary pop star, and it's all because of her newest video, "Bad Romance." We all agree that the diva is definitely the most talented pop star, but the nerds inside of us have to ask: does she have to constantly pimp her Monster Heartbeat headphones in every single music video?
It's almost the end of the work week, so Natali Del Conte is on the show and she's bringing the dirty starting with the queen of filthy pop, Lady Gaga. According to video analytics company Visible Measures, the diva has just become the first artist ever to achieve one billion online video views thanks to her three hit singles: Poker Face, Just Dance, and Bad Romance.
The first add-on programs are now ready for the digital pen as its store enters beta. The current offering is a mixed bag ranging from video poker to a Bar Mitzvah translator.
Vegas-style video poker comes to the iPhone in the form of several new applications, including like "5 Card Touch."
About 100 people gather at Colma cemetery for "Last Call Poker," an alternate-reality game meant to drum up excitement for a forthcoming video game western. Photos: 'All in' for 'Graveyard Games'
Online gambling site Virtual Gaming Technologies has begun Internet wagering for international audiences in countries that do not prohibit gambling over the Internet. Betting will take place on video poker and blackjack, with baccarat expected to be released in the next two weeks.