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These are the 15 most expensive sneakers in the world, which sell for up to $20,000 per pair

That market is so good that when Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wanted to create a stock market for physical goods, he chose sneakers as a starting point. The result is StockX, which Gilbert cofounded with CEO Josh Luber.<p>The Detroit-based startup tries to bring stock-market style pricing to …

Maybe It's Time We Stop Bringing Beloved Shows Back From The Dead

Today’s marks the launch of the resurrected <i>X-Files</i>, a miniseries that could probably easily turn into a full series depending on how it’s received. It’s a pretty significant, unexpected moment for the show, but not as impossible as it used to be. Rather, it’s part of a trend that’s been going on …

Star Wars: The Old Republic's next story expansion dated for February

Star Wars: The Old Republic's Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion is getting a new chapter - the first of seven - with Anarchy in Paradise, due …

Anarchism

BB-8's upcoming accessory will finally allow you to force choke the little guy

Who wants to force choke the cutest droid?<p>Adam Wilson, the co-founder of Sphero, is having a very good show at CES. There are mobs of people around the booth, craning their necks to see the toy version of BB-8 in action. Costumed stormtroopers are posing with a long line of people next to a …

Pimped game controllers with bullets and diamonds - who makes these things?

Look at that picture. Those are bullets. Those are actual bullet casings for buttons and thumbsticks. Bullets!And look at those controllers, which …

A letter to Santa from the first Star Wars Christmas

And an overdue thank-you note to our moms and dads<p>About a year ago Mom gave me a green plastic tub filled with memorabilia from my childhood, salvaged from a cedar chest that had been a fixture of the family living room since I was born. The family dog had broken a foot on the chest and finally it …

Living Rooms

Pokémon Game Boy classics getting special edition 2DS in Japan

The first-ever 2DS to come to Japan<p>The Nintendo 2DS handheld will finally be making its way to Japan, thanks to a set of four special Pokémon-themed consoles.<p>Announced on the official Japanese Pokémon site, the special 2DS systems will honor the 20th anniversary of the first four Pokémon games. The …

Pokémon

No Star Wars Battlefront DLC will deal with The Force Awakens, EA says

The Battle of Jakku is as close as it will get, for "this release."<p>Those who have seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> one, two, or seventeen times already and are jonesing for more from Rey, Finn and the new cast will have to look somewhere other than <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>, Electronic Arts told fans …

Star Wars

Watch Star Wars In The Best Order To Avoid Spoilers

<b>What’s the right way to watch the Star Wars movies?</b><p><i>The Force Awakens</i> is episode 7 in the film series. If you’re seeing the previous parts for the first time or introducing the saga to your children, you might be wondering where to start.<p><b>Spoiler warning:</b> This article mentions a major plot twist …

Kid opens PS4 on Christmas day, finds block of wood instead

It's always a little awkward when a well-intended Christmas gift is a bit off target. But it's down right cruel what happened to little Scott Lundy from Wakefield, MA. After (we imagine) weeks, maybe months, of anticipation and avoiding the naughty list, Lundy was rewarded with a PlayStation 4 …

Christmas Trees

Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes $1 billion in record time

Had a monster Christmas weekend<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has officially joined the pantheon of billion-dollar earners, following a record-breaking holiday weekend at the box office. After just 12 days in theaters, the seventh Star Wars film not only made more than $1 billion in ticket sales, but …

Movies

Game of Thrones is the most pirated show of 2015

Surprising absolutely no one, television's most popular show has also become the most pirated series of the year.<p>According to TorrentFreak, <i>Game of Thrones</i> was downloaded an estimated 14.4 million times around the world. That's nearly double the record set by the show last year, when it was …

Game of Thrones

Anakin Skywalker nearly had a role in The Force Awakens

Made it to the concept art stage<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is filled with several old favorites, but one major character's appearance never made it beyond the concept art stage. According to an interview with artist Iain McCaig in <i>The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, an appearance by the ghost …

Darth Vader

The Force Awakens had a big emotional moment, and we need catharsis

<i>This post discusses critical features of the story in</i> Star Wars: The Force Awakens<i>. If you have not seen the movie yet, read no further. The rest assumes the reader knows what happens in the film, or is fine with learning it here.</i><p>It's right there in the etymology. Renegade. More or less, the person …

Harrison Ford

Original Pokémon trading card game set getting an anniversary re-release

Holographic Charizard to be coveted across the playground all over again<p>The very first set of Pokémon trading cards is getting a re-release, just in time for the series' 20th anniversary. On Feb. 27, Japanese Pokémon fans will be able to purchase the original base set in its first reprinting in …

Pokémon

Man Sues Bethesda Because 'Fallout 4' Is Too Addictive

A 28 year-old Russian man is suing Bethesda Softworks and its localization studio for what he claims is a life-ruining experience with <i>Fallout 4</i>. In the three weeks after release, he claims he was so addicted to the game that he managed to lose both his wife and his job.<p>He skipped work for <i>Fallout 4</i>, …

The Walking Dead

Game of Thrones' Bran returns in season 6, and here's a sneak peek

"They have no idea what's going to happen"<p>HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> will bring back an old friend in its sixth season — and no, we're not (necessarily) talking about a certain man of the Night's Watch. Brandon Stark, one of the younger ex-residents of Winterfell, will return to <i>Game of Thrones</i> after a …

Why The 'Star Wars' Rebel Alliance Is Nothing Like ISIS

<i>Spoilers for the ‘Star Wars’ films, as well as parts of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Harry Potter’ as well as ‘Jessica Jones’ follow.</i><p>It’s become quite popular for various writers to suggest that the Rebel Alliance in <i>Star Wars</i>—and the newly minted ”Resistance” of the new film—are in fact terrorists, an …

Foreign Policy

'Game of Thrones' And 'The Walking Dead' Are The Most Pirated Shows Of 2015

It’s no surprise that <i>Game of Thrones</i> is yet again the number one pirated show of the year, for the fourth year running now. But what <i>is</i> surprising is that in an age where there are so many easy, legal streaming options, piracy of the show isn’t dipping even a little bit. Rather, it’s …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Was Once Called 'Shadow of the Empire'

<i>Star Wars</i> movies toy around with their subtitles quite a bit before release, the most famous example being the eventual switch between <i>Revenge of the Jedi</i> and <i>Return of the Jedi</i>. But now a Lucasfilm creative executive is spilling the beans about what <i>The Force Awakens</i> was almost called, and it’s …

Best Written Games Of 2015

Let me be clear. This list has nothing to do with sales. Repeat, nothing to do with sales. This list has everything to do with story and plot complexity. I can’t judge on game play, because a lot of mechanics are simply skinned from one game to another within development companies. Nor am I judging …

The Craziest 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Theories About How [Spoilers] Is Still Alive

As <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> continues to destroy all box office records, fans are still reeling from the well-hidden twists and turns of the film, including one specific, shocking moment that might be the most jaw-dropping since “No, I am you father!”<p>Obviously this entire article is going to …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens joins top 10 highest-grossing films ever

Nice knowing ya, Minions<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been in theaters for just under two weeks, but the film has already entered the pantheon of the highest-grossing films of all time. Taking the 10th-place slot, <i>The Force Awakens</i> has knocked <i>Minions</i> off the charts with an astounding $1.16 …

Movies

2015 Was A Great Year For Xbox One

2015 was a fine year for video games. The new generation has hit its stride, and it’s a welcome reprieve from the spotty and sometimes embarrassing mess we had in 2014. But for Microsoft’s Xbox One, the year carried with it a unique set of challenges. The console entered the year still badly …

The Force Awakens' best couple isn't Han and Leia — it's Finn and Poe

Male affection and friendship take the forefront, and it's great<p>Let me explain.<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> works on a number of levels — as a sci-fi adventure and a space opera, a mainstream hit and niche success — but its most potent quality might be nostalgia. The film brings back Han Solo, Leia …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Review: New Hope, And New Tragedy In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

<i>Spoilers for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ follow.</i><p>Embers leap off clashing lightsabers. X-Wings skirt the surface of a pristine alien lake, casting spray into the air. Kylo Ren, a mysterious Dark Jedi, stops a blaster shot in midair with Force powers we’ve never witnessed before.<p><i>Star Wars: The</i> …

Why do so many people play so much Destiny?

You've heard about <i>Destiny</i>. How could you not?<p>Stories about Bungie's first-person shooter/massively multiplayer online role-playing game were a constant in 2015's news stream, including on Minimap. Why? Because <i>Destiny</i> is a fascinating and popular game that's in a constant state of evolution, and …

Star Wars

Spend an afternoon with the 'Sonic' charity marathon

The fine folks at Respawn Point are in the middle of a non-stop, seven-day <i>Sonic the Hedgehog</i> marathon, livestreamed on Twitch and benefiting UK charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabilities play video games. The stream started on December 27th and runs through January 3rd. Respawn …

Retrogaming

Why 'Fallout 4' Still Isn't My Game Of The Year

It’s pretty striking, when you think about it, that <i>Fallout 4</i> was successful at all. We know it as one of the next entry in a major franchise, coming from one of the most well respected studios in the industry, but on a basic level we’ve got a deeply complex, not very well explained and at times …

PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

Sony had its Great Gatsby moment at this year's E3 - and not the whole 'boats against the current' part. With the likes of Shenmue, Final Fantasy 7 …