???Call of Duty??? Reaches $1 Billion Faster Than ???Avatar???

???Call of Duty: Black Ops II,??? thelatest installment in Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI)???s best-sellingvideo-game franchise, topped $1 billion in retail sales withinits first 15 days of release.

The sales figure, which relies on Chart-Track retail data,means ???Call of Duty??? reached $1 billion faster than the movie???Avatar,??? the record holder for feature films, Activision saidtoday in a statement. The previous installment in the seriesaccomplished that same feat last year. It took 16 days to reachthe $1 billion milestone, compared with 17 for ???Avatar,??? whichcame out in 2009

LG Google TV update brings support for OnLive cloud gaming

It looks like LG has some news for those using a Smart TV with Google TV. Specifically, for those using the G2 Series and fans of gaming ??? a recent update has brought support for the OnLive gaming service. While we suspect many of the Android Authority readers will be familiar with what OnLive has to offer, for those who don???t, they allow users to play games over the cloud without the need for a console.

PS Vita: Too Much, Too Late

It took touchscreens to blow the genre out of the water, but over the past few years, one thing has become clear: mobile games are different than console games. They operate on a different time-scale, they???re more comfortable with simple narratives than character progressions, and they do small puzzles in consumable chunks better than they do action. They???re played with distractions, they???re played with other people, and they need to be able to be put down and picked up at a moment???s notice.

The incumbent’s dilemma.

Computer gamers solve problem in AIDS research that puzzled scientists for years

The result: he and his legion of gaming co-authors have cracked a longstanding problem in AIDS research that scientists have puzzled over for years. It took them three weeks.

Khatib???s recruits played Foldit, a programme that reframes fiendish scientific challenges as a competitive multiplayer computer game. It taps into the collective problem-solving skills of tens of thousands of people, most of whom have little or no background in science.