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Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

The Circle is Complete<p>It started with an Unexpected Journey that was supposed to take Bilbo Baggins on an adventure There and Back Again. But a …

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …

Destiny's latest update completely changes how exotic weapons and armor work (update)

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie released a patch that tweaks numerous exotic weapons and gives players an alternative to farming materials, the studio announced today.<p>The version 1.1 update, which is available now, introduces a major change to the upgrade path for exotic weapons and armor — namely, that …

Star Wars Actor to Black Stormtrooper Critics: "Get Used to it"

Boyega lays it down.<p>Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens actor (and rumoured lead) John Boyega has the perfect response to his fans and critics …

Broken Age's second act now aiming for early 2015 launch

<i>Broken Age Act 2</i>, originally expected to launch by the end of this year, will instead release "early next year," the game's producer wrote this week on Broken Age's official forums.<p>"The goal now is to get all the finale work done so we can hit Alpha on all of <i>Act 2</i> by the end of the year," wrote …

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

How first-person shooter fatigue led to the serene beauty of Adrift

Serene, thought-provoking, almost meditative at times — the first video game from fledgling studio ThreeOneZero owes its impetus not to the lingering space drama <i>Gravity</i>, of which it bears a striking resemblance, but to a complete opposite: the white-knuckled gunplay of virtual war.<p>Medal of Honor …

This Week on the PSN (November 25, 2014)

Games for Turkey Day.<p>Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or …

The complete guide to PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita Black Friday deals

We've scoured the nets to find you the best Black Friday deals for PlayStation3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Price cuts include some amazing bundles, a few peripheral deals and tons of discounted games.<p>If you see anything missing let me know in comments and I'll add it. I'll also continue …

Watch a Semi-Truck's Insane World-Record Jump Over a Lotus F1 Car

Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that'll do.<p>Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and …

One year in, here's what our readers think of the PlayStation 4

One year ago today, the PlayStation 4 was released in North America. When we took a look at it in our original review, we lauded the console for its "masculine chassis" that could "compete for visual attention" in your living room, a controller that's "damn close" to being perfect and a user …

Halo 2 BLAST Soda Can Locations - Halo: The Master Chief Collection Wiki Guide

Exit Theatre Mode<p>There are a total of 6 <b>BLAST Soda Cans</b> available on Halo 2 Anniversary MP maps. It is recommended that you use a Sniper Rifle to …

Newfound Mega-Storms on Uranus Pose Planetary Puzzle

Known for calm weather, the seventh planet from the sun is suddenly sporting a series of storms.<p>A distant, icy, green giant—the planet Uranus—appears to have unexpectedly awakened from a long slumber. Astronomers have discovered a yet unexplained rash of extreme storms on the normally placid planet.<p>…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "In Dreams" Review

A Nightmare on Beaver Street!<p>Warning: Full <b>spoilers</b> from the episode to follow.<p>Well, that was different! Taking a well-deserved rest from the woodland …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Assassin's Creed Rogue Review

Looking Backwards<p>History has always played a pivotal role in the Assassin’s Creed series. It serves as both inspiration and backdrop – a resource for …

The lazy Destiny player's guide to getting the best gear in the least time

The hardcore <i>Destiny</i> community has discovered one of the best games of the year in the endgame, but the path to the best gear and equipment can be hard to understand without a good amount of study.<p>If you're interested in playing for the good stuff, without wasting much of your time, this guide will …

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car Debuts, Is Totally Awesome

What’s technically “funny” but actually has zero sense of humor? This thing, the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car that was freshly unveiled by Mopar at the 2014 SEMA show. Okay, it’s a little funny looking, but don’t say that to its face.<p>The 2015 Charger R/T Funny Car is the first collaboration …

Updated: Descent rudders deployed early before Virgin Galactic space plane’s crash

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed Friday after special tail “feathers” meant to increase drag deployed early, BBC reports. One pilot unlocked …

A console launch in three acts: The birth, death and rebirth of Xbox One

The video game industry's most exciting story this generation can't be found in the likes of <i>The Last of Us</i>, <i>Halo 5</i> or the latest Call of Duty.<p>The most compelling narrative to arise out of this new crop of consoles isn't coming from any video game, it's the Xbox One's Miltonian fall from grace and …

'Destiny' Sequel Already In The Works

Destiny, as a game, has already had a stellar launch and opening few months. It’s a strange beast: oddly cobbled together, repetitive and wholly addictive, but these early days only represent a small portion of Activision and Bungie’s ambition. As evidenced by titles like Skylanders and Call of …

The Most Dangerous Islands In The World

Sweet summer has passed, and now, fall is leaving us as well. The temperature drops, and the snowy storms are getting ready to freeze our toes and our hearts as we long for the summer heat.<p>Thankfully, holiday season is just the time to get out and explore, go to a relaxing and rejuvenating island …

CXC Simulator: The Ultimate Gamers Driving Experience

Are you like Congressman Frank Underwood on <i>House of Cards</i>, who picks up a gaming console to find release after a heavily compressed day? Well, then, here is the ultimate gaming experience for anyone ready to upgrade their Garage-Majal for the Christmas season: the CXC Simulator Motion Pro II, which …

Project CARS' New Gameplay Trailer is Scarily Realistic

Too good to be true?<p>Slightly Mad Studios has released a new trailer for upcoming racer Project CARS showing off a nighttime ride through some …

The amazing future of superhero movies in one handy chart

holy crap<p>There has never been a better time to be a fan of superheroes.<p>Need hard, incontrovertible, graph-based proof? Check out this chart from Comics Alliance that lays out the future of the superhero genre in a single, beautiful timeline. Believe it or not, there are forty superhero flicks due …

TERA: Fate of Arun Expansion Announced

Level cap will get bumped up to 65.<p>Tera: Rising is receiving its first expansion called Fate of Arun, which will increase the level cap and add a new …

The Tomorrow Children's beautiful, broken world is coming together

Developer Q-Games has been relatively quiet about its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>The Tomorrow Children</i> since Gamescom, but a trio of new videos and smattering of details on the European PlayStation Blog today have shed more light on the title.<p><i>The Tomorrow Children</i> is set in a post-apocalyptic …