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More transgender athletes could compete at Rio Olympics under reported new policy

For the first time in Olympic history, this summer’s Rio Games could see transgender athletes compete without having to undergo gender re-assignment surgery.<p>According to ESPN, the International Olympic Committee is set to formally adopt the proposed new standards introduced at its “Consensus …


A New Cartridge-Based Console Is Coming Out Next Year

Classic gaming company Coleco is making a comeback, albeit in name only. The company that now owns the rights to the classic company's name has announced a partnership with Retro Video Game Systems for a cartridge-based console it's calling Coleco Chameleon.<p>It's described as a "versatile new video …


Xbox One-Exclusive Quantum Break New Gameplay Footage Coming This Week

Microsoft will debut new Quantum Break gameplay footage and more during the Game Awards this week. Show organizer Geoff Keighley announced the news in a video. He confirmed that not only will there be new gameplay footage, but also a fresh look at the companion live-action Quantum Break TV show.<p>One …

Britain’s Tyson Fury Wins Heavyweight Championship: Pictures


Russia, France Agree To Cooperate In The Fight Against ISIS

In the last leg of his diplomatic tour to win support for a coordinated effort against ISIS, French President Francois Hollande on Thursday secured a pledge of cooperation from Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports for our Newscast unit:<p>"With both countries still reeling …


10 "World Premieres" Slated for 2015 Game Awards

Next week's 2015 Game Awards will feature 10 "world premieres," show organizer Geoff Keighley has announced. Writing on Twitter, he also says there will be 10 awards handed out on stage.<p>The 10 world premieres aren't necessarily all game announcements, as something like a new trailer or other …


If Turkey And Russia Continue Fighting, It May Threaten NATO's Existence

We all knew it would happen, whether off the coast of Alaska, over the Baltic Sea, or in the Middle East. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been routinely challenging the NATO airspace for months, well before entering the Syrian conflict. Military experts warned that Russian aircraft flying in …

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