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Scientists Have Created The First Water-Repellant Metal

Using lasers!<p>There are plenty of hydrophobic coatings out there, but scientists have now etched tiny nanostructures onto the surface of metal to make …

Super Mario Bros Classic Monopoly

It's-a Me, Monopoly!<p>Classic Monopoly with 8-bit Super Mario Bros twists<br>• For 2-6 players, recommended for ages 8+<br>• Includes 8-bit-style tokens, board, …

Retrogaming

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets Blu-ray trailer with tons of new footage

This is probably the last trailer for the movie, we hope<p>The extended version of <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, which includes about 30 minutes of extra footage, has a new trailer.<p>The new version will be included on the Blu-ray and digital release of the film and features the R-rated edits of …

Walking Dead creator 'disappointed' in Game of Thrones author's approach to spoilers

Says he should have fought harder<p>Robert Kirkman, creator of <i>The Walking Dead</i> comic book series, has some choice words for <i>Game of Thrones</i> scribe George R.R. Martin.<p>In a recent Rolling Stone profile, Kirkman said that he sided with <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans who were outraged over the news that the newest …

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How Video Game Easter Eggs Were Invented

Video game designer Warren Robinett explains why he built a secret into 'Adventure.'<p>There's a passage in the popular novel<i>Ready Player One</i> that sets the rest of the action into motion: "The guy who created <i>Adventure</i>, a man named Warren Robinett, decided to hide his name inside the game itself ... …

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'The Sims' Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

The creators of "The Sims" are opening up gender customization options for the first time in the history of the popular life simulation video game.<p>"The Sims" publisher Electronic Arts and developer Maxis says a free update available Thursday for "The Sims 4" will remove gender boundaries and allow …

The Sims

MIT Proves ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Levels Can Be Tougher Than Complex Math Problems

In computer science, there’s no problem scarier than an NP-hard problem. These are the tough-as-hell issues computers struggle with, like the traveling salesman problem. It is the cutting edge of computer science, and it sounds intimidating. But it turns out, you might have already built one, if …

Everything we know about Nintendo NX | Polygon

As its reported March 2017 debut inches closer, the codenamed Nintendo NX system remains, in large part, a mystery. Polygon has collected the facts — and fictions — that we've heard since Nintendo confirmed its new game console was on its way.<p>What's its name?<p>We've been calling it Nintendo NX, but …

A console that lets you play all your old game cartridges in one place? Let's-a-go!

On show in Taiwan, the Retro Freak lets you play all your old game cartridges without the need for all those bulky old retro consoles. Let Mario, Sonic and Zelda live again!<p>As any geek will tell you, the coolest people are collectors, especially if your habit extends to collecting retro …

Retrogaming

Why It's Okay to Teach Wrong Ideas in Physics

Way back in 1913, everyone hailed Niels Bohr’s new model of the atom. It pictured electrons orbiting a central nucleus like planets orbit the sun, …