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8 Infamous tech flops that were way ahead of their time

Not every tech product can be a winner in the marketplace, but some failures don’t deserve to be thought of as disasters. Whether it’s a good idea …

Destiny 2 Glossary: A Guide To All The Terms From Xur To Exotic

The lingo of Destiny 2 can feel like a foreign language to those new to the series, even for shooter and RPG fans. Do you not know your Cryptarchs from your Shaders? We have you covered with this list of definitions, including terms new to even Destiny vets, like Bright Dust.<p><b>Adventures</b><p>Adventures …

See the Impressive-Looking Footage of the Reportedly Canceled Halo Megabloks Game

Microsoft and Megabloks were working together on a Halo Megabloks game for Xbox 360, apparently, but it was not meant to be. Andrew Borman of Preserving Gaming History today published a video providing a history of the game, which was reportedly in development at N-Space before being canceled in …

Acer's Absurd Curved Display Laptop Has a Predictably Humongous Price Tag

Look, we’ve been a little amped about Acer’s absurd curved display laptop, the Predator 21-X. It has a stupid name, isn’t practical or reasonable, …

NBA 2K17 Aims to Deliver "Most Authentic and Real Gameplay," See New Footage Here

2K Sports has released a new trailer for NBA 2K17, showing off the upcoming professional basketball game's impressive visuals and gameplay elements.<p>The trailer is titled "Friction," and it uses the Imagine Dragons song of the same name off the game's soundtrack. Regarding the graphics and gameplay, …

Incredible GTA 5 Graphics Mod Continues to Look Amazing, Now Has a Release Date

A new mod for Grand Theft Auto V is coming soon that will crank up the graphics and more.<p>The GTA 5 Redux mod, created by Josh Romito, will debut on September 16. The release date was revealed in a new trailer for the mod, which shows off its incredible visuals and other improvements (via Eurogamer).<p>…

Comic-Con 2016: Why South Park Won't Be Doing a Pokemon Go Episode

Remember Chinpokomon?<p>South Park won't be addressing the mobile phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, and series co-creator Trey Parker explained why during …

Best Pokemon Go Tips - Pokemon GO Wiki Guide - IGN

This page collects the very <b>best Pokemon Go tips</b>, tricks, secrets, and other things that Pokemon Go doesn't tell you. We've built the best Pokemon …

Comic-Con 2016: Trey Parker and Matt Stone Talk South Park Season 20

The team makes a surprise appearance at Comic-Con.<p>South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to celebrate …

Comic-Con 2016: Pokemon Go Dev Confirms Trading, More Pokemon Are Coming

At least 150 or more to see.<p>More Pokemon, trading, Pokemon Centers, and PokeStop customization are all being explored for Pokemon Go, Niantic's John …

Comic-Con 2016: 5 Things We Learned About Pokemon Go

Meet your team leaders, and start looking for Easter Eggs.<p>Pokemon Go took over the massive Hall H at Comic-Con today, a venue upgrade thanks to the …

'Sonic Mania' looks like the 2D sequel fans deserve

<i>Sonic The Hedgehog</i> is more than just a trash-talking Twitter account. To celebrate the franchise's 25 year anniversary, Sega is taking the series back to its 2D roots. <i>Sonic Mania</i> looks like it'll strip away all the extraneous bloat that's barnacled itself to the core gameplay since the Blue Blur's …

'Project Sonic 2017' is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo NX

While fans will celebrate the series' 25th anniversary with a 2D throwback game in <i>Sonic Mania</i>, the Sonic Team (<i>Sonic Colors</i>, <i>Sonic Generations</i>) is working on something new. Tonight Sega dropped this teaser trailer for "Project Sonic," which is due for the 2017 holiday season on Xbox One, PlayStation …

'Gears of War 4' will have plenty of PC-specific features

The history of Microsoft-backed Xbox One games coming to the PC isn't exactly stellar. When Remedy's <i>Quantum Break</i> reached Windows, it was saddled with limitations that were partly dictated by the Universal Windows Platform's own limits, such as frame rate issues and an overall lack of features. You …

Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation prototype teardown, part 1

It was originally thought to be a rumor: a games console that combined Sony and Nintendo hardware. Now Ben Heck proves it does exist. Thanks to Terry and Dan Diebold, who approached The Ben Heck Show team with the console, Ben was able to give you an exclusive teardown of the elusive Super Nintendo …

Ben Heck powers on the Nintendo PlayStation's CD drive

When we got our hands on the legendary "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype last November, the device worked fine as a Sony-branded SNES console sans audio, whereas its CD drive -- the part that eventually led to the birth of the PlayStation -- failed to be recognized by the system. The device has …

What's Inside a Record Player and How It Works

A record player is always going to be a little magical. How it sounds, the nostalgia of it, the vinyls, the needle, and so forth. This exploded view …

18 Quick Photoshop Tips for Beginners

Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever …

Xbox One gets a smarter home screen and leaderboards

After a holiday break, Microsoft is back to trotting out Xbox One software upgrades... and the next one is a doozy. The impending February update will introduce a smarter home screen that lets you rearrange pins and update your activity feed whenever there's something new. Also, it's much better if …

Facebook on Android gives you privacy through Tor

Facebook has offered Tor support for a while if you've been concerned about keeping your social networking activity private, but what about on your phone? Don't worry, you're covered. The site has started rolling out Tor support on Android, giving you a (relatively) easy way to encrypt your …

Xbox One won't get background music until summer at the earliest

Would it be nice to play your own songs through your Xbox One without having to use a second window? Unfortunately, the console doesn't support background music, and that feature isn't coming until Summer. Xbox head Phil Spencer was asked as much on Twitter, and responded that it wouldn't be …

N64's 'GoldenEye 007' goes modern with Unreal Engine 4

Ah, yes. <i>GoldenEye 007</i>. One of the classic Nintendo 64 titles and a memorable first-person shooter is certainly a game that I spent a lot of time with. Now we have a glimpse of what the game could look like if it was made with the tools available to developers today. YouTube user Jude Wilson …

GoldenEye 007 Looks Better Than Ever in This Unreal Engine 4 Makeover

GoldenEye 007 is one of the most beloved and influential shooters of all time. Now, the 1997 Nintendo 64 game (at least a part of it) looks better than ever thanks to a fan-produced Unreal Engine 4 makeover.<p>Sheffield Hallam University student and aspiring environment artist Jude Wilson recently …

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Destiny Might Be Headed to Mercury

If you logged into Destiny over the weekend, you might have been surprised to see a bunch of stuff waiting for you in your in-game mailbox. Bungie might be teasing the next event for its online shooter, but some fans believe the developer is also hinting at what planet the sci-fi game is headed to …

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CES 2016: Expectations vs Reality

We had high hopes for CES 2016. We take a look back at our predictions and compare them to reality.<p>There was a lot of hype for the 2016 Consumer …

All the Coolest Tech From CES 2016

Even before we trekked out to the desert for the Consumer Electronics Show, we had a good idea that CES would be flush with smart cars, televisions, …

CES 2016: The Coolest Cars at CES

CES featured more car tech than ever before. Here are the coolest cars from the show.<p>CES has become a place for automakers to show off their latest …

January's Xbox Games with Gold Revealed

Zheros and DiRT Showdown included too.<p>Microsoft has revealed the free games coming to the Xbox Games with Gold program during January.<p>According to …