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God of War’s camera was a huge risk that paid off

The value in never looking away<p>One of the most interesting details in the new <i>God of War</i> is that the game is presented as a single, unbroken tracking shot. There <i>are</i> cheats, although they’re very limited in number and are hard to spot, but the camera stays with Kratos through the entire game and …

How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer In Just 1 Simple Sentence

Like the offer, but want more money or better benefits? This tactic is surprisingly effective.<p>Interviewing for jobs can be grueling. But if you …

How Dense is THE LORD OF THE RINGS’ Legolas?

Across fiction, Elves and their kin are usually given subtle, yet consequential super powers. Sometimes it’s super agility, or dexterity, or …

Infinity Stones

How Can a Cat Survive a High-Rise Fall? Physics!

Sometimes a cat will fall out of a window or balcony—a byproduct, no doubt, of a cat doing cat things. If you have a house cat, your feline's …

'The Confessions': What if All Your Secrets Went Public? A Story by | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>Dear Monica—that’s how you start a letter, with a salutation, I’d almost forgot.<p>Monica, my dear, my love, my girl …

How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

Streaming platforms are now firmly embedded into our way of life, granting us access to millions of songs, albums and live performances, regardless of whether you're a die-hard Spotify fan, or recent Apple Music convert.<p>However, given that Spotify has been around since 2008, it's likely you've got …

AT&T might be the first US carrier to sell a Huawei phone

Next year, Huawei may finally get a foothold in the US market when AT&T reportedly begins selling its next leading phone. Getting its support would be huge for the company: It's the third-largest smartphone maker in the world behind Apple and Samsung but hasn't been able to reach US customers …

Mobile Technology

With Funimation deal, Sony's PS4 will be a must-have for anime fans

Japanese animation has exploded in popularity over the past few years, thanks to increased availability on streaming services like Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon. It was popular enough for Funimation, which specializes in translating anime for American audiences, to launch its own service in 2016. …

Anime

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's New Problems

Apple’s iPhone 8 looks stunning. In fact is it arguably the most significant update in iPhone history, but that only means the latest news is only going to make excited users angry…<p>Two major new sources – Mac Otakara and the Royal Bank of Canada – have this week said the iPhone 8 release will be …

Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes

The iPod died slowly, then all at once. After nearly 16 years on the market, more than 400 million units sold, and one Cupertino company launched …

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

Medicine

Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

As a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, Jonathan Taplin isn’t your typical academic. Lately, though, he’s been busy writing somber tomes …

Shadow Of The Colossus Was Unfinished, And Better Because Of It

<i>Shadow Of The Colossus</i> was broken, unpolished, and incomplete, and the upcoming remake shouldn’t try to fix that.<p>Technically, Team Ico did complete</i> …

games

How To Transfer Data Between Any Two PS4s

When you upgrade from one PS4 to another, you’re faced with the problem of transferring your data from the old PS4′s internal drive to the new console. If you’ve taken advantage of the recent update that enabled external storage for the PS4, you also have to move the external drive that was …

PS4 Pro

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Sony Is Taking The Concept Of PS4 Exclusivity Way Too Far

Sony is in a strong position this console generation in part because of its growing roster of must-have exclusive titles on PS4. These games are constantly used a cudgel to bludgeon Microsoft which has a far more sparse roster of Xbox-only titles. That’s been true the last few years, and this E3, …

Monster Hunter World coming to PS4 and more (update)

A franchise close to Shawn Layden’s heart<p>A new entry in the Monster Hunter franchise is heading to PlayStation 4 next year. Sony boss Shawn Layden introduced a trailer for the game, called <i>Monster Hunter World</i>, at the start of this year’s PlayStation E3 press conference, showing off plenty of …

PlayStation at E3 2017: All the trailers from Sony’s conference

It was nothing but trailers!<p>Well, Sony didn’t drop the price on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and there was very little talking in the press event at all. It was just a rapid-fire barrage of trailers and announcements, but the energy level was surprisingly muted. The company also wasn’t helped by the …

Gaming Industry

Shadow of the Colossus coming to PS4 next year

A re-remaster?<p>Sony is remaking <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> for the PlayStation 4, the company announced today at E3.<p>The PS4 version is scheduled to be released in 2018.<p>The Team Ico-developed <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> debuted on the PlayStation 2 in 2005. A remastered version was released as part of <i>The Ico &</i> …

Life is Strange prequel Before the Storm debuts this summer (update)

Three episodes on Chloe and Rachel<p><i>Life is Strange: Before the Storm</i> is the prequel to <i>Life is Strange</i>, and it will launch Aug. 31 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Square Enix announced today<p>A trailer for <i>Life is Strange: Before the Storm</i> was shown at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press …

Enix

E3 2017: More of your video games are becoming services

Video games are evolving into never-ending epics that can deliver their makers years of sales after the initial purchase — and players multiple ways to keep spending.<p>At this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the annual video game industry event in Los Angeles, publishers are expected to …

How binge listening to podcasts helped me get through my breakup

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all …

Monument Valley 2 Is A Very Good Sequel To A Great Game

Ustwo’s perception puzzle adventure <i>Monument Valley</i> is one of my favorite mobile games. The sequel popped up earlier this week as a surprise …

Overwatch fans demand permanent dance emotes, but they’re not looking likely

The game’s great dances are “Anniversary event items” for now<p>Those dances everyone loves in <i>Overwatch</i> aren’t going to be around for much longer. Despite players’ pleas to Blizzard Entertainment for permanent dance emotes, the company confirmed on Twitter that they’re specifically tied to the current …

I Can't Handle Overwatch Voice Actors Doing Their Dance Emotes

Holy shit. I can’t deal with this. This video killed me. I am dead now.<p>Over the last year, it’s been awesome to see the voice actors behind our …

Overwatch

A Video Game Trailer Just Became Eligible to Win an Oscar for the First Time

It "encourages us to let our egos dissolve and gain a new perspective on the world."<p>For the first time ever, a video game trailer has qualified for …

iOS 11 will stop apps like Uber from constantly tracking your location

There's a small, but incredibly important feature privacy feature in iOS 11 you're going to want to use. Instead of giving developers the power to decide which options to present users with for location sharing, Apple is giving that power to iOS 11 users.<p>Prior to iOS 11, users could only use one of …

Apps

Do Sony And PlayStation 'Cheat' To Win The E3 Hype Contest?

As we approach E3, there’s one narrative I’m seeing come up a lot as we discuss what to expect from the show and its major participants.<p>Sony and PlayStation have done very well the last couple of years at E3, crafting keynote presentations that end up generating loads of hype among fans and lots of …

Vampyr’s E3 trailer teases this bloody RPG’s November debut

Goddamn these vampires<p><i>Vampyr</i> will launch this November on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced. The historical action role-playing game’s E3 2017 trailer once again teases the bloodsoaked adventure players can look forward to later this fall.<p>The trailer …

Sony's E3 Has Increasingly Become About Games You Won't Play For Years

The company's press conference is always full of surprises, so long as you're okay being years older when they're done.<p>Sony's in an enviable position headed into E3. Just look at this lineup of games from the start of 2017: <i>Nier: Automata, Yakuza 0, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, What Remains</i> …