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Photos: Space crayons and parachuting dogs—a new view of the Soviet space program

Some time last week, Ian Blatchford, director of London’s Science Museum, received a text message about a Russian spacecraft. “Vostok 6 has cleared customs at Dover,” it read.<p>Vostok 6 is no ordinary spacecraft. It is one steeped in history, having carried Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in …

Space Exploration

Emulate This: The Future of Mobile Gaming, SNES Edition

The Super Nintendo (SNES) is one of the most fondly remembered video game consoles of all time.<p>It’s home to influential titles like The Legend of …

Retrogaming

Watch Christmas Vacation reimagined as a horror classic

It's December, which, for people like me, means an annual viewing of National Lampoon's 1989 classic, <i>Christmas Vacation</i>. There's nothing like a re-cut trailer to appreciate a great movie, and Rediscover the 80s has just posted a series of eight "trailers" for <i>Christmas Vacation</i>, recut to resemble …

Evolve gets bigger with four new Hunters, new modes and an addictive dynamic campaign

<i>Evolve</i>, the four versus one shooter from <i>Left 4 Dead</i> creators Turtle Rock, is a bigger game than you think. It's not just a game of hunting down a giant monster (or hunting as a giant monster), it's also a game of rescue, MOBA-like base defense and egg-smashing strategy, the developer has …

Artificial intelligence is now creating its own magic tricks

You might not have to be a professional magician to come up with clever tricks in the near future. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed artificial intelligence that can create magic tricks (specifically, those based on math) all on its own. Once their program learns the …

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

Ever since we first saw Marty McFly hop on a hoverboard to escape the bad guys in "Back to the Future Part II," we've been coveting our own futuristic skateboard.<p>We've suffered through hoverboard hoaxes -- we're looking at you, Christopher Lloyd! But now, thanks to a company called Hendo Hover, it …

Extreme Sports

Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle, PS4 GTA 5 bundle get Black Friday price cut at Walmart

Walmart published its Black Friday deals this morning, which include 3DS XL, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles. It also includes three separate sales, an online-only component, and two items that are guaranteed to be in the store.<p>Check out the breakdown below for help navigating the labyrinthine …

First Details on Telltale’s Game of Thrones Revealed

No more clues; key locations announced, a host of platforms confirmed, and more.<p>Telltale Games has finally opened the book on its highly-anticipated …

Best Buy's Black Friday deal includes Wii U Super Smash Bros bundle, GTA 5 PS4 bundle

Best Buy just rolled out their Black Friday preview and it includes a couple of pretty solid deals for the 3DS, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One.<p>The retail chain's sales are available online Thursday and Friday and in store from 5 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday and then again from 8 a.m. Friday …

Destiny, Eve Online get Black Friday discounts, Microsoft teases huge sale

Last week it was all about the pre-Black Friday sales, this week we're starting to find out a bit about what will be going on sale on Thanksgiving and the day after.<p>Today's runthrough includes Amazon, Kmart, Kohl's, Meijer and the Microsoft Store. If you don't have a copy of <i>Destiny</i> yet, make sure …

The best new Android apps and games from October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This unique …

A Team Of Kids From Korea Just Won $1 Million For Playing A Video Game

That's where people watched two teams face off in the finals of the "League of Legends" World Championships.<p>It was held in a stadium in Seoul that was built for the 2002 World Cup.<p>The guys who took home the $1 million prize, as well as a 70-pound trophy (called the Summoner's Cup), is Korean team …

Destiny Update Makes Some Missions Easier

As the game's next event kicks off.<p>Destiny's latest patch has hit the live servers, bringing with it a couple of easier missions and a fix for a bug …

Average Destiny Session is 3 Hours, 4 on Weekends

Enjoying Destiny? How long is your average gameplay session?<p>Bungie has collated some interesting facts on how we play its latest shooter.<p>According to …

Once-dead video game maker Sierra could be coming back to life next week