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'Overwatch' heroes reimagined as 48 original Pokémon, evolutions and all

What do you get when you mix the colorful cast of <i>Overwatch</i> with the beloved universe of <i>Pokémon</i>? The best crossover ever.<p>Artist Miles Hansen created …

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a Truly Co-op Experience

Co-op is a term that’s thrown around for a lot of games. We are big fans of co-op, but there’s a lack of games that are <i>fully</i> co-op; so many you can …

Exploring the tech-infused world of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn came onto my radar the second it was announced at Sony's E3 2015 press conference. Since then, I've been keeping tabs on the game's development and watching as anticipation for it reached a fever pitch.<p>I spent about 5 hours playing Horizon: Zero Dawn in an extended preview of the …

17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Let’s cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve’s ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, managing those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you play.<p>And then there are those …

Linux

For Honor Nobushi Samurai Gameplay Trailer Released (video)

Now the For Honor closed beta development stages upon us, the development team behind the game have released a new gameplay teaser revealing more …

Watch Dogs 2 now has a free 3-hour trial

Ubisoft giving console owners a chance to hack San Francisco free of charge<p>Ubisoft is giving PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners a chance to try out <i>Watch Dogs</i> <i>2</i> for free as part of a limited-time trial. Players can explore the game’s single-player and multiplayer for up to three hours, according to a …

Humans Settled In North America 24,000 Years Ago, During The Last Ice Age, 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought: Study

Apart from a few unsubstantiated theories, it was understood that human settlements in North America, made by settlers who crossed over from Russia …

Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi Anime Film's Key Visual, Theme Song Unveiled

People who attend 1st compilation film's screenings receive original novel<p>The official website for the Overlord anime franchise unveiled the key …

Amazon launches a $5 anime streaming service for Prime subscribers

Amazon has launched Anime Strike, a new branded channel that will let you stream anime shows and movies on-demand for $5 a month.<p>It’s only available to Prime subscribers in the US for now. Anime Strike joins the company’s lineup of add-on Channels that you can subscribe to for a monthly fee and …

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or …

‘Naruto’ creator Masashi Kishimoto is involved in the live-action remake

The idea of an American, live-action remake of <i>Naruto</i> will strike fear into the hearts of many fans. The thankfully, the original <i>Naruto</i> creator, …

How to add more storage to your PlayStation 4

Storage space is at a premium with game consoles. Even if you're more inclined to pick up hard copies than download full games, patches, DLC and installs can fill up the standard hard drive on your PlayStation very quickly.<p>On the bright side, it's very easy to add more storage to your console. You …

Lonely? You Can Now Live With a Holographic Anime Friend

Here’s a Japanese twist on the typical smart home device: a holographic anime-style character that responds to its user’s conversations and text …

Obama says Hanukkah a reminder of the blessing of freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah is a reminder that freedom is the most meaningful of all the blessings enjoyed in the …

Israel

New Bleach Novel by Durarara's Ryohgo Narita Slated for Spring

Cover art for Makoto Matsubara's December 27 Bleach novel unveiled<p>Shueisha reported on Tuesday that the upcoming Bleach novel by Ryohgo Narita …

Magic Leap CEO responds after report cools hype on mixed reality product

Only a small handful of people outside of Magic Leap know what the company's augmented reality/mixed reality product really looks like compared to …

Forget No Man’s Sky! Massive Galactic Explorer, Elite Dangerous Coming to PS4 in 2017

Epic Space MMO, Elite Dangerous from Frontier Developments Coming to PlayStation 4<p>Today, Frontier Developments announced that they will be bringing …

The Olympics Just Made It Official: Cheerleading Is a Sport

Cheerleaders can now dream of Olympic gold — but there's a catch.<p>Here's something to cheer about: the International Olympic Committee's executive board voted Tuesday to recognize cheerleading as a sport, the <i>New York Times</i> reports.<p>That doesn't necessarily mean that cheerleaders will be going to the …

3on3 FreeStyle Open Beta Available Now, Exclusively For PlayStation 4

Previously available as a closed beta, 3 on 3 Freestyle is available now as an open beta, exclusively for PlayStation 4 users.<br>3on3 Freestyle features …

Gaming Industry

Google to be 100% powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google says the decision is a business one, with renewables becoming the lowest-cost option<p>Google has said that it is on track to run the entirety of …

Comcast finally allows HBO, ESPN streaming via PlayStation 4

For those who maintain a cable subscription, one of the (many) annoying aspects is that sometimes channels have streaming apps you can't use, despite being a paying customer. Over the years, Comcast has decided that it's not going to allow customers to use whatever channel's app on one platform or …

Streaming

Google's new Trusted Contacts app puts safety first

Google is trying to reinvent the emergency contact form for the smartphone era.<p>The search giant on Monday unveiled a new app called Trusted Contacts, which aims to keep you safe in dicey situations -- anything from a natural disaster to a walk home on a dark street.<p>The app, only available for now …

The biggest PS4 games revealed at PlayStation Experience

Sony held its annual PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California over the weekend, revealing a slate of new games coming to PS4, PlayStation VR, …

Gaming

Gear Review: Moto Z Droid Plus Mods Take Smartphones out of Their Stale State

For those looking to extend their phones into endless possibilities in a variety of situations, the Moto Z Droid is the device you want in your …