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Rockstar to dole out $500k 'stimulus' to GTA V online users

Grand Theft Auto V maker Rockstar Games says it plans to give players half a million dollars each of in-game currency to make up for online gameplay hiccups.

By October 11, 2013

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Aussie game devs awarded AU$6m stimulus

Ten Australian game developers have been awarded between them an AU$6 million stimulus package to boost the local industry.

By June 19, 2013

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Canada's stimulus plan advertised on The Pirate Bay

Whoops. Perhaps an ad on a notorious piracy-oriented file-sharing site is not the best way to encourage Canadians to spend money. The government says it was all a mistake.

By September 29, 2012

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Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song

"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."

By August 22, 2014

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Free will may be an illusion, study says

The idea that we make autonomous choices may be nothing more than "background noise" in our brain, according to researchers at UC Davis.

By June 22, 2014

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Researchers erase, then restore memories in rats

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse? Researchers in California have successfully meddled with rats' memories by stimulating nerves.

By June 1, 2014

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Personal Zen app promises to reduce stress in 25 minutes

This free game has science in its corner. But it's missing something else: fun.

By March 27, 2014

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Mathematician says Candy Crush is really, really hard

It seems that a large, logical brain isn't enough to crush it at Candy Crush. Its mathematical difficulty level is very high.

By March 12, 2014

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Science secrets of the scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller. Some visitors get so freaked they end up using their safe word.

By October 31, 2013

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Rockstar offers in-game apology for GTA Online issues

To say sorry for the teething issues with GTA Online, Rockstar is giving all players $500k of in-game currency.

By October 13, 2013