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Revolutionary drug 'melts away cancer'

A new drug that ‘melts away cancer’ has been given fast-track approval in the United States.<p>Developed in Melbourne, Australia, Venetoclax was …

Pikachu is Sherlock in this new Nintendo 3DS game

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Gaming

Activision Blizzard recruits ex-Tarantino producer to turn its video games into films

Last November, Activision Blizzard launched its own film and TV studio to develop content based on its video game franchises. Now, the company has announced a new co-president for the venture, naming film producer Stacey Sher as co-president. Sher's past projects include a number of Quentin …

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 …

Xbox

'Aviary Attorney' Looks Like the Best Game About Bird Lawyers in 1848 Paris Ever

A murder most fowl.<p>If the high school pigeon dating simulator <i>Hatoful Boyfriend</i> had you thinking that any game genre could be made better with birds, then a new Steam game ought to excite you. Successfully crowd-funded last year, <i>Aviary Attorney</i> takes the sleuthing visual novel mystery format, …

Watch This Guy Beat Destiny Boss By Himself Using Rock Band Drumkit

Destiny videos continue to surprise and impress. The latest example is a new one from YouTuber Sean Gallagher (via Polygon), who completed the Crota's End boss battle by himself using a Rock Band drumkit instead of a traditional controller. On top of that, he uses wooden spoons, not drumsticks. …

The Red Ranger Has Been Cast in Upcoming POWER RANGERS Movie

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Sequel Coming in 2017

Street Fighter 5 Adds Zangief to Character Roster, Gameplay Trailer Released

Capcom has announced Zangief as the latest character to join the Street Fighter V roster.<p>Based on the gameplay trailer for the character, crushing normals and counter-hits will be a core part of the Russian Red Cyclone's arsenal. His standing heavy kick seems to launch characters and can be …

Watch New Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer

Telltale Games on Thursday released a new trailer for its upcoming episodic game based on Mojang's Minecraft franchise and confirmed another actor whose voice will appear in the game.<p>The video (watch it above) sets up the story for Story Mode's first of five chapters, The Order of the Stone. We …

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has Series-First Transgender Character

For the first time since the series debuted in 2007, this year's Assassin's Creed Syndicate will feature a transgender character. This character is Ned Wynert, a transgender male, and one of a handful of quest-giving NPCs in the stealth-action game.<p>"Inclusiveness is something that's super important …

Zelda Movie Casting Discussed By Series Creator Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of The Legend of Zelda and Mario, has discussed potential casting for a Zelda movie.<p>Joined by Takashi Tezuka, designer and director of numerous Zelda and Mario games, the duo told MTV said they'd like someone "completely new" and indicated a Japanese person may not be the …

Old-school game cartridges are coming to your smartphone

There have been many attempts at bringing classic gaming to smartphones, but they all lack the most visceral part of the experience: the satisfying ka-chunk of plugging a cartridge into your console. You might get that vibe back if Japanese startup Beatrobo has its way. It's launching the Pico …

How to stream games from your Nvidia GTX-powered PC to any Chrome browser

The gaming industry has found yet another new way to enable you to play games from your powerful PC on other devices … only this time, all you need is the Google Chrome browser.<p>Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app, which enables a ton of extras for its GTX graphics cards, is testing a new feature that …

A Super Mario Maker Stage is Coming to Smash Bros

Smash it up.<p>A Super Mario Maker-themed level is coming to Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS.<p>The stage appears to be randomly generated in terms of where …

Al Qaeda leader to ISIS: You're wrong, but we can work together

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a prolonged spell of silence, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has come alive with a series of audio messages. And they're raising a few eyebrows because -- in two separate messages -- al-Zawahiri has extended an olive branch to ISIS, even while describing ISIS leader Abu Bakr …

Al-Qaeda

Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …

Captain America Xbox One Laptop & Iron Man PS4 Laptop: Console War - Technabob

Console laptop expert Ed Zarick keeps pushing his modding skills. His latest finished casemods are based on the upcoming <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>. …

Captain America

ISIS-chan: The world's first weaponised meme

ISIS-chan is a teenage girl with green hair. She’s only 4ft 11. She’s kind, mild and never hurts anyone. Her favourite food is melon. She’s a cartoon. And she’s fighting ISIS.<p>She was created back in January by Japanese social media users as part of a widespread online response to ISIS releasing a …

Scientists are actually studying Ryan Gosling memes.

Hey girl. You've probably seen those Ryan Gosling memes floating around the interwebs--you know, the ones where he says all the things girls like to …

Singapore's elections explained in memes

<b>Singaporeans head to the polls on Friday, and with the same party in power for 50 years, it's all but certain that the People's Action Party (PAP) will once again form the government.</b><p>With the help of popular local memes, the BBC explains why the PAP keeps winning - and why results may not remain …

The Air Force Is Trying to Fix Drone Pilot Burnout With Dank Memes

Air Force drone pilots are stressed out, burnt out, overworked and undertrained. But ain’t they got memes!<p>In August, the Air Force launched a …

Drones

Is America's Flakka Scare Almost Over?

As the DEA works with local and state law enforcement agencies to crack down on dealers, flakka's popularity has probably reached its apex and could soon be replaced by another unregulated synthetic drug.<p>Richard McNeal Hillman had grand aspirations for a drug dealer. According to his plea agreement …

Woman tells court how she was 'duped into sex with female friend who wore prosthetic penis'

A woman today told a court how she was allegedly duped into having sex with a female who pretended to be a man.<p>The alleged victim thought she had …

Shigeru Miyamoto Says Super Mario Bros. 3 Was a Play

He also jokingly claims to be Bowser Jr.'s mother.<p>If you ever thought Super Mario Bros. 3 was just a play, especially considering the game opening's …

New Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Microsoft has been granted a patent for technology that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.<p>The Kinect has been hugely popular as a gaming interface. It scans, with great accuracy, the movements of a player’s body and …

Is it OK to shoot down a drone over your backyard?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, a Kentucky man shot down a drone that was hovering near his backyard.<p>WDRB News reported that the camera drone's owners soon showed up at the home of the shooter, William H. Merideth: "Four guys came over to confront me about it, and I happened to be armed, so that changed their …

Unmanned Aircraft