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Skype hides IP addresses to protect users from online trolls

Let's be honest: it's pretty hard to find someone who will be genuinely happy for you when you win something. When it comes to online gaming, however, that probability falls to zero. Losing a multiplayer game leaves some people so angry that they'll go out of their way to force fellow players …

Skype

Republique PlayStation 4 Game Launches 4 March 22nd (video)

Paul Alexander designer on the Republique development team, has today taken to the official PlayStation blog to announce that the Republique day will …

Gaming

Warcraft: New TV Spot Showcases Enemies Uniting

Two worlds. One home.<p>Legendary released the first TV spot today for their forthcoming big screen adaptation of the video game franchise Warcraft.<p>The …

8 Go-To Gadgets for Getting Through a Snowstorm

Don't let snow stand in your way. Our useful tech gadget picks will make your life in the snow a bit easier at home or outdoors.<p>Snowstorms are a terrible business. Our selection of gadgets will help you get through such an affair with a little less stress — and even a bit of fun.

Gear & Gadgets

Law Against "Sexist" Video Games Rejected in France; Proponent Blasts Quantic Dream's Kara and More

A few days ago, DualShockers reported about the attempt to pass a law amendment at the French Assemblée Nationale to penalize the production of video …

Grand Theft Auto

Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 delayed … again

Mighty No. 9 is still a work in progress.<p>Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune raised nearly $4M on Kickstarter for his side-scrolling action game way back in 2013. Since then, the project has experienced multiple delays. Now, the game will miss its scheduled February release date across multiple …

The Division beta patch notes will prepare you for the Dark Zone

If you played in The Division's alpha back in December, its upcoming beta will still have some surprises for you. Patch notes posted to The …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD release date confirmed

Nintendo is hoping that a blast through the past will hold fans over until it puts out the latest game <i>Zelda</i> Wii U that we all really want. It has …

Retrogaming

Mortal Kombat X’s New Tri-Borg Is Really Four Robots in One

One of the new characters coming to <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> is an amalgam of three man-machine characters from the fighting game franchise’s history. But it …

'Street Fighter V' will feature the series' first full story mode

<i>Street Fighter V</i> will launch in just a few weeks, but Capcom's already sharing details about the game's long-term content strategy to keep players hooked. Perhaps the most notable announcement the studio made was that, for the first time, a <i>Street Fighter</i> game will have a proper story mode. Series …

Street Fighter

Pokémon's Super Bowl commercial asks fans to 'train on' (update)

Now you don't have to watch the game, Poké-fans<p>Pokémon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in a variety of ways, with the latest being a special Super Bowl commercial. The Pokémon Company released the ad in advance of Feb. 7's big game, which you can watch above.<p>The 60-second spot — which …

Fury Road is still comprehensible at 12x speed

Vashi Nedomansky took five movies that had shorter-than-average scene lengths and sped them up 1200%; alone among them, Mad Max: Fury Road was still …

How Sony Is Using Virtual Reality to Market Movies

With Google (googl) Cardboard continuing to expand its reach, Samsung (ssnlf) selling out its $99 Gear VR headset, and other mobile headsets such as …

Rumor: How is the Hulk in Thor Ragnarok?

Almost everything we know about <b>Thor: Ragnarok</b> is built on rumor, conjecture, and offhand comments from <b>Mark Ruffalo</b>. We know that <b>Cate Blanchett</b> is …

The 'World of Warcraft' movie looks even prettier than the game

"World of Warcraft" launched in North America nearly 11 years ago.<p>The game still boasts over 7 million players— a huge feat for such an old game, and one that requires a monthly subscription to play, no less.<p>And this year, "World of Warcraft" finally gets its big Hollywood debut:<p>The film, simply …

World of Warcraft

This Mashup of Iconic Movie Dance Scenes Will Make Your Day

We’ve seen supercuts of movie phone calls, villains and wedding vows, but now it’s time for the most upbeat montage yet: movie dance scenes. Set to …

Tough Girls

“Jane Got a Gun” and “The Fifth Wave.”<p>The title character in “Jane Got a Gun” is Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman), who lives with her young daughter in the New Mexico Territory. The year is 1871. Jane has a husband, Bill (Noah Emmerich), who has been gone awhile; now he returns, half dead, with …

2 Sundance films explore a journalist's on-air suicide

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When two movies are released at about the same time on the same subject, the topic is often something silly and big and spectacle-filled, like "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" or "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen."<p>But this year at the Sundance Film Festival, audiences …

Airlift review – India's historic Kuwait evacuation retold as a one-man mission

In August 1990, an estimated 170,000 Indians were stranded in no-man’s-land after Iraqi tanks rolled into their adopted home of Kuwait. Frantic backroom negotiations followed between the Indian and Iraqi authorities; eventually, 488 Air India flights were cleared to leave for Bombay from near …

Bollywood

Watch Disturbing, NSFW Flying Lotus-Scored Short Film

<i>FUCKKKYOUUU</i>, a disturbing short film scored by Flying Lotus and directed by Eddie Alcazar, is available to stream online. The eight-minute (and …

Airline crash movie set

<i>Nov. 27, 1991: A fake plane crash on a bridge at Center Street in Piru is set for the opening scenes of the Columbia Pictures movie “Hero.”</i><p>This photo, published in the Dec. 3, 1991, Los Angeles Times, accompanied a short story about a movie that needed some specialized extras:<p>Columbia Pictures is …

Black Mass - Nominated for Nothing

<i>Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars.</i> The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch …

Mad Max

Every theory fans have about Rey in 'Star Wars'

Since the film's release, fans have been coming up with a lot of theories on who the young girl can possibly be. Speculation goes way beyond whether Rey's a Solo or a Skywalker (or even a Kenobi).<p>We've searched through every theory we could find about the mystery girl and some of them are truly out …

Superheroes Collide in Latest 'Batman v Superman' Trailer

With <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> set to open in two months, Warner Bros. have let loose another trailer for the epic showdown between the DC …

Man of Steel

Zika virus outbreak will likely spread across Americas, WHO says

Global health authorities are warning that the Zika virus is predicted to spread through South, Central and North America and will likely reach all countries and territories where the Aedes mosquitoes are found.<p>Since Brazil reported the first case of local transmission last year, the mosquito-borne …

Public Health

Coventry Police accused of illegal entry after tweeting photos from inside unlocked homes

Officers say it was part of a campaign to warn householders to lock up properly - but homeowners take dim view<p>Coventry Police have been criticised on social media for an unorthodox crime prevention strategy which saw them entering unlocked private properties, posting pictures on Twitter and warning …

Social Media

<b>Weardale, County Durham</b> If only they’d reveal those folded wings, translucent and iridescent, shaped like Chinese fans<p>It’s not unusual for earwigs to be active on mild days mid winter but they are, by nature, nocturnal. This one, a male, was grazing on algae from the fence post in broad daylight. …

Nature

Leaked image of the new mini iPhone 5SE appears

Rumors about a smaller, four-inch "iPhone 5SE" have been swirling around for months. We might have just gotten the first hard evidence that Apple is really planning a new, mini iPhone.<p>Apple (AAPL) blog 9to5Mac published images of what appears to be the new iPhone 5SE to the right of an iPhone 5S. …

Jane Birkin: On Film, on Serge, on Fashion, on Refusing to Say Her Own Name

Jane Birkin—star of films by Serge Gainsbourg, Agnès Varda, Jacques Rivette, Michelangelo Antonioni; actress, singer, and director muse to Gainsbourg and Jacques Doillon; mother of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon, and the late Kate Barry; humanitarian and recipient of the O.B.E. and the French …

The Arts