Mitchell Madril

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Your Fitbit stats will earn you a boost in 'NBA2K17'

The act of logging your steps with an activity tracker is good for meeting personal goals, but what if there was another use for hitting that target. Well, starting November 25th, tallying 10,000 steps with your Fitbit device will help improve your <i>NBA2K17</i> gaming sessions. Next week, logging said …

Virtual Reality is about to get personal

187shares<p>Throughout the years and throughout the many changes in gaming, one aspect has remained the same; the characters. In almost every game the …

Respawn Unsure If There Will Be a Titanfall 3

"We'd definitely like to tell more of the story and the universe."<p>Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella says the studio is currently unsure as to whether …

Titan Fall

This Year's Best-Kept Secret in Gaming

It's been a huge year for gaming. Mainstream virtual reality is finally here, we have beefed-up versions of the PS4 and Xbox One, and there's a …

Windows 10

Review: ‘Battlefield 1’ Is Great, But Misses An Opportunity To Be A Classic

The <i>Battlefield</i> franchise has taken some unusual turns lately. Last year, it stepped away from modern warfare to become the unusually entertaining if politically complicated <i>Battlefield Hardline</i>. And this year it’s tackling the intimidating setting of World War I with <i>Battlefield 1</i>. Does it</i> …

Gaming Industry

The 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' Beta, When Perfection Becomes Dull

After an inexplicable two days of downtime, the <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i> beta finally started working consistently on Sunday, and was extended an extra day. I’ve been playing it quite a bit to make up for lost time, and to form some impressions of Activision’s latest entry in the series.<p>I am …

The Walking Dead

Battlefield 1 Release Date: Here's Exactly When You Can Start Playing

If you're not already playing Battlefield 1, you might be soon. The game's rollout has been somewhat unique, as a portion of the game is playable now, the full game will unlock tomorrow, still days ahead of its release date. To help make sense of the situation, here's an explanation of what's …

Battlefield 1

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

Back in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Vietnam and civil unrest helped kickstart a new golden age of American horror movies; shortly after the …

Horror

'Assassin's Creed' Trailer: Michael Fassbender Tries To Redeem The Year In Video Game Movies

And the year of “We’re gonna show everyone this time that video game movies can be great… no, Wait, never mind, they’re still terrible!” comes to an end on Dec. 21 with 20th Century Fox’s <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>. The weird irony of the year in video game movies is that we got the top two video game movies …

Film Industry

This CGI teenager is so realistic she won't even creep you out

For many viewers, Saya skips right over the Uncanny Valley.<p>Japanese high school student Saya has flawless skin, shiny hair and her uniform is always clean. That's not surprising since her parents are computer graphics artists who worked together to design their own virtual child.<p>When Saya was first …

Robotics

Samsung crams LTE into a tiny smartwatch chip

Samsung's mobile division is in crisis mode right now, so of course the company is happy to talk about one division that <i>is</i> doing well: chips. It just unveiled the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, which is not only the first 14-nanometer wearable processor, but the first in its class to have a built-in LTE …

DLC and Microtransactions: New Study Shows How Gamers Feel About Them

<b>[UPDATE]</b> A spokespeson for the NPD Group told GameSpot that questions on the survey asked about portable, PC, and console games, as well as smartphone titles, "but only within the context of those who purchase additional content for the core systems."<p>As for specific games featured in the survey, …

Research

Apple has hired a big brain in AI to make Siri less dumb

Carnegie Mellon researcher Russ Salakhutdinov will remain a professor in addition to his work at Apple.<p>Apple has hired a Carnegie Mellon University professor to head up a team working on artificial intelligence as tech giants increasingly place big bets on machine learning as a key part of their …

It seems like a lot of people want to play Mario's iOS debut

The "we don't want to go into the mobile market" publisher Nintendo has made a giant push in the mobile market post Wii U drought, with its …

How a Pro 'StarCraft II' Player Became a Tabletop Designer

Retired 'StarCraft II' pro Kevin Riley on how he left esports behind to make games of his own.<p>Kevin “qxc” Riley wasn’t necessarily planning a career …

This upgrade kit adds a 2TB hard drive to your PS4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the king of consoles this generation, and it’s only getting better now that Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has …

Virtual Reality

How Music Affects Your Brain (Plus 11 Artists To Listen To At Work)

There you sit again: browser open in front of you, the hum of your office in the background, your to-do list sprawled out on your screen and waiting …

Proxima Centauri Is Like Our Sun... on Steroids

Imagine stepping outside on a clear day and looking up at the sun. However, that isn't <i>our</i> sun; it appears much closer in the sky and, wait, if you …

Slamming carbon out of diamonds with silicon creates quantum computing bridge

Just as modern microprocessors evolved from many decades of ever-improving electronic components before them, so too the movement towards quantum …

The term 'superfood' is meaningless — here are the most nutritious foods you should add to your plate

At least that's what the term makes it sound like they do. In reality, there is no legal or medical definition for what counts as a "superfood." Nutritionists and public health experts rarely use the term.<p>But that doesn't mean it's completely bogus. In fact, there is some scientific basis for …

FALSE: Scientists Successfully Recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex Embryo From Chicken DNA

CLAIM<p>Researchers in North Carolina have created "the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years" using DNA from chicken skin.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases

On a good day, my shoulders, knees, and hips will dislocate two to five times apiece. The slightest bump into a table or door will bloom new bruises …

Gross cheese and picky French people are helping scientists figure out what disgust is

Ew, cheese.<p>Disgusting!<p>Quel bleh!<p>It turns out, a lot of French people find cheese gross. And that's great news for science.<p>Here's why.<p>The French researchers behind a study published Monday in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience wanted to figure out what happens in our brains when we recoil …

Apple bolstering Siri intelligence by hiring expert to lead AI research team

One of the areas where Apple has seemingly fallen behind its competition — or, more likely, not yet ready to disclose its technology’s full potential — is artificial intelligence. However, there’s no denying that the company is pushing hard towards bettering its existing products (like Siri) behind …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Red gets serious with new shows from The Rock and director Doug Liman

When YouTube Red launched last year a big emphasis was placed on original programming, and the platform is now stepping up those efforts in a big way by ordering new shows from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and <i>Bourne Identity</i> director Doug Liman. <i>Variety</i> reports that YouTube global head of content …

NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars

A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?<p>Nearly four billion years ago, when Earth was coming alive, Mars was gradually choking to death. The thick atmosphere that had warmed the red planet was leaking into …

MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy

A nuclear fusion world record has been set in the US, marking another step on the long road towards the unlocking of limitless clean energy.<p>A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created the highest plasma pressure ever recorded, using its Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor. High …

Energy

If There's A Game Making PSVR Users Nauseous, It's Probably Driveclub

A Twitter search for the terms “PSVR” and “sick” occasionally brings up people saying things like “PSVR Thumper the game is so sick!!!” and “PSVR is …