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Islamic State executes renowned Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

He was a world-renowned scholar of antiquities, enchanted into his old age by Syria's fabled city of Palmyra, which he called among the most beautiful in the world.<p>Not far from the spectacular Roman ruins he had spent decades safeguarding and curating, Khaled Asaad met a brutal end at the hands of …

Duke Nukem rights lawsuit settled, with Gearbox declared full owner

Gearbox Software and 3D Realms have settled a lawsuit over an aborted Duke Nukem project, which became the forerunner to the forthcoming <i>Bombshell</i> by Interceptor Entertainment.<p>A joint statement said Gearbox, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment "voluntarily ended all litigation between them." The …

How '90s graphics shaped the bleak future of Deus Ex

All hail the low-poly wasteland<p>Welcome to the second annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New …

Ashley Madison condemns attack as experts say hacked database is real

Hackers have released what they claim to be the personal information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers of 37 million users of the infidelity site Ashley Madison.<p>Ashley Madison condemned the attack but stopped short of verifying the information leaked …

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Use a stealth loadout in Modern Warfare? You may not appreciate Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing headsets

Last week, I met up with gaming audio hardware manufacturer Turtle Beach for a private meeting discussing their upcoming products. In one impressive demonstration, they shot audio beams at my head with their HyperSound Clear technology.<p>After using me for ultrasound target practice, the Turtle Beach …

Bugatti is making a car for Gran Turismo that hints at its next real supercar

Of all the countless automakers who've contributed a wild virtual car to Polyphony Digital's ongoing Vision Gran Turismo project, Bugatti — the ultra-exclusive hypercar manufacturer — is pretty much the last company I would've expected to participate. Yet here we are: Bugatti just teased the …