Matthew Babaylan

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How the director of the new 'Lego Movie' made Batman great again

Whether he's in comic-book form, a playful 1960s TV character, or the focus of a brooding feature-length blockbuster, the Dark Knight is a character we just can't get enough of — even in Lego form.<p>That was evident when one of the highlights from the 2014 film "The Lego Movie" was the appearance of …

This year’s Call of Duty will go ‘back to its roots’

Is a return to World War II really happening?<p>This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year’s entry, <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i>, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years. In an earnings release today, publisher …

Call of Duty

The new Tomb Raider movie looks practically like cosplay of the 2013 reboot

A Tomb Raider movie based on the 2013 reboot from Crystal Dynamics is on the way - and say what you will about your faith in yet another video game …

Astronomers Capture Rare Footage of Exoplanet Orbiting a Star

Astronomers estimate there to be as many as 100 billion or more exoplanets in the galaxy. The past few years have bought a number of astronomical …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Rare Image of Dying 'Rotten Egg' Star

NASA and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare image that shows the spectacular death of a star.<p>The dying star …

Earthfall is a new four-player co-op shooter akin to Left 4 Dead

Earthfall is a lot like Left 4 Dead. But instead of shooting zombies, you are shooting aliens who came out of a meteorite that hit the Pacific Northwest. The game might very well seem derivative, but developer Holospark is taking care to make sure that the title has its own unique signature.<p>For …

I'm Honestly Surprised It Took This Long to Make 'Metal Gear Solid V' Porn

Amazingly, Solid Snake wasn't a porn actor's name already.<p>One of the main characters of 2015's hit game <i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</i> is Quiet, a badass sniper who sashays through modern desert battlefields wearing little more than ripped stockings and a teensy bikini top. Why? What follows …

Entertainment Tonight: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson Reveal Their 'Fifty Shades' Pre-Sex Scene Rituals

'Fifty Shades Darker' brings the erotic romantic affair between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele back to the big screen.

Death Stranding Will Be Big, Feature Humor and "Is Not a Horror Game"

"I’m not pursuing a dark aspect to the game."<p>Hideo Kojima has discussed the upcoming Death Stranding, saying it will include the humor of his …

Escape to the Future With Missy Elliott and Jamiroquai

Two legends of music-video history are back with sci-fi visions.<p>Two icons of the music-video format have returned this Friday with light-up headpieces and underground post-apocalypse vibes and pretty catchy music. Do not call Missy Elliott and Jamiroquai nostalgia acts—they’re offering colorful and …

Music

Meet TV’s New Blair Waldorf

Meet Camila Mendes, Riverdale’s Blair Waldorf.<p>It’s the last day of summer vacation when Veronica Lodge, Riverdale’s newest mystery, rolls into town in her shiny black car and black hooded cape. The teenager saunters into Pop’s Chock-lit Shoppe, dropping her hood back, and causes heads to turn; …

8 Creepy Video Games That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies You’ve Watched

Fear is an odd thing. We're hard-wired to avoid it at all costs, but there is very little in life that gives us the same rush of adrenaline as …

'Prey' Looks Like The 'Half-Life 3' We've All Been Waiting For

So I have no idea whether <i>Prey</i> will be as amazing as the new trailer makes it look, but it certainly reminds me of a cross between <i>Half-Life 2</i> and <i>Alien</i><i>,</i> and maybe the closest thing to a <i>Half-Life</i> spiritual successor we’re likely to see.<p>The science-fiction shooter isn’t just about blasting scary …

Half-Life (Video Game)

Ghost Recon Wildlands could take forever to finish

In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, you are in charge of four American soldiers, or ghosts, who are fighting behind enemy lines. Your job is to take over the entire country of Bolivia and clear it of the Santa Blanca drug cartel. This is a task that could take the rest of your life.<p>Over the past …

Gaming Industry

Bethesda's chilling 'Prey' reboot arrives on May 5th

Bethesda's creepy <i>Prey</i> reboot has a release date: May 5th, 2017. It's a divisive game, throwing out the work that Human Head Studios did on the now cancelled <i>Prey 2</i>. In its place, Arkane Studios has developed a chilling sci-fi horror game set on a 60s-inspired spaceship. You play as Morgan Yu, a …

Bethesda

NASA's Real 'Hidden Figures'

In the 1960s, Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn and others absorbed the accolades of being the first men in space. Behind the …

Space Exploration

Science, Embryonic Autonomy, and the Question of When Life Begins

When does life begin? According to the United States Supreme Court, a number of politicians including President Barack Obama, and a variety of other …

Here's a SpaceX Rocket Torching Up the Sky On Its Way to the ISS

SpaceX was pretty on point to name its flagship spacecraft Dragon. The fire-breathing spectacle that comes with sending this baby into space is …

Space Travel

Scientists find advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest

Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren't allowed to write down any …

Scientists Capture a “Sonic Boom” of Light

Most people are familiar with sonic booms, even if they don’t know exactly how they work. NASA explains that air reacts like a fluid to objects that …

You Call Sex "Making Love" Because of a Hormone Called Kisspeptin

In elementary school, you learn that romance is a sequence of events: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby …

Neuroscience

The Most Detailed 'Full Disk' View of Earth Ever Has Been Released - And It's Incredible

Wowow.<p>Below is one of the most detailed full-disk photos of Earth ever taken - and the US government is now downloading a fresh version of it every …

NASA is close to figuring out how to put space crews in cryostasis on long space journeys

Longer trips to say Europa, Titan or even the Outer Oort cloud will almost certainly require some form of suspended animation, in the form of …

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

This prank promoting the new 'Rings' movie is genuinely frightening

The creators of the upcoming film "Rings" set up an incredible prank. Watch as Samara — the terrifying girl from "The Ring" — crawls out of a TV set to scare customers in an electronics store.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog grows again today with three more games. As announced by Major Nelson on Twitter, Xbox 360 games Midway Arcade Origins, Mutant Storm Empire, and Tekken 6 are now playable on Xbox One by way of backwards compatibility.<p>If you already own any of these …

Digital Foundry: Every PS4 Pro native 4K game tested

If you've bought PlayStation 4 Pro and paired it with a brand new ultra HD TV, the chances are that you'll be looking for a range of games designed …

PS4 Pro

German Ratings Label Forces The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Cover Change

Last week, Nintendo unveiled the official packaging for its Switch games – a narrow case not dissimilar to those used by Sony for the PSP’s …