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Destiny will always be a work in progress, even if The Taken King is a success

<i>Destiny</i> had a lot of problems when it launched a year ago. Its developers at Bungie quickly became aware of them, whether it was something they realized themselves or something the outspoken <i>Destiny</i> community brought to their attention.<p>Regardless of the size or seriousness of a particular problem, …

Metal Gear Solid 5's best secret: You can play the campaign as a woman

Much has been written about the juvenile design of Quiet, the improbably naked sidekick in the <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>. But, for all the justifiable anger about her character, almost nothing has been written about the secret new female protagonist in Metal Gear.<p>I’m calling her …

Halo 5: Guardians is the first main game in the series to avoid an M rating

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> has garnered a T for Teen rating from the ESRB, making it the first traditional Halo game that isn't rated M for Mature.<p>All previous Halo games — aside from the strategy game <i>Halo Wars</i> and the top-down shooters <i>Halo: Spartan Assault</i> and <i>Halo: Spartan Strike</i> — were rated M.<p>The ESRB …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

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The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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Death Star wall tiles: The Dark Side of home improvement

When you want to communicate a subtle sense of dread to all who enter your home, then dress your walls up with Death Star tiles.<p>I'm imagining sitting in my home on Tatooine, relaxing with a glass of Bantha-blood fizz, watching the Galactic Broadcasting Service's latest episode of "This Old Death …

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Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

Ranjit Sinha, head of India's Central Bureau of Investigation, apologises for remark about unlicensed betting<p>One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads …

For Sony, the PS4's second wind of games just as crucial as day one

The PlayStation 4's launch lineup, a mix of 23 big budget blockbusters and smaller indie games, doesn't have a stand out, must-have title in it. That's in part thanks to delays of games like Evolution Studios' <i>DriveClub</i> and Ubisoft's <i>Watch Dogs</i>, but Sony's Scott Rohde says the PS4 will have a steady …

PlayStation 4 Review: A Lot Of The Same

The PS4 feels a little too much like the PS3.<p>Remember: you don't really love your PlayStation. You love the games, and the PlayStation--now on its fourth incarnation--is the boxy black vessel for those games. You don't love the box any more than a toaster that plays Netflix.<p>This is important to …

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Sony reiterates that PlayStation 4 supports used games

Sony has spoken out to downplay concerns about the PlayStation 4 blocking the secondhand market after an updated European PlayStation Network terms of use suggested users would not be able to resell disc-based games.<p>"If you are concerned about our new European TOS, we confirm that you are able to …

Warframe PS4 launch trailer pits exo-suit ninjas against giant robots

A launch trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of Digital Extremes' free-to-play action title <i>Warframe</i> tasks a quartet of warriors with rescuing a comrade.<p>The villain of the piece seems to be a corrupt businessman who captures Warframes and dissects them, selling the parts to the highest bidder. As …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Has Exclusive PlayStation Content

Multiple missions included.<p>Kojima Productions' upcoming prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain -- called Ground Zeroes -- will have …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>10<p>Sat<p>Psycho Killers (Talking Heads Tribute)with special guests Kung Fu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>11<p>Sun<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 will have story "inconsistencies"

The upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may have various story "inconsistencies," series creator Hideo Kojima told Kotaku in a new interview. Kojima explained that the game's nature as a prequel made it problematic to keep the story straight in every instance.<p>"I'm pretty sure that the …

New Injustice game shows what tech improvements we can get from PS3 to PS4

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>Injustice: Gods Among Us is getting an Ultimate Edition, due out Thursday. In short, the new version of the DC Comics fighting game contains all the paid, downloadable content from the original title, …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has exclusive PlayStation content

Kojima Productions has something special planned for PlayStation fans for the release of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i>, according to a tweet from series creator Hideo Kojima.<p>Earlier today, Kojima tweeted a photo of his interview room at Sony's PlayStation 4 event in New York, capturing a bit of …

$10 Pokemon X/Y music collection hits iTunes

The Pokemon Company today released the <i>Pokemon X & Pokemon Y: Super Music Collection</i> on iTunes, a bundle that features songs from the games with "enhanced" sound quality. The soundtrack is available today only on iTunes.<p>The collection is $10 and features more than 200 songs totalling over 3.5 hours …

Pokemon X & Pokemon Y soundtrack arrives on iTunes

A collection of <i>Pokémon X & Pokémon Y</i> music was released on iTunes today.<p><i>Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection</i>includes more than 200 songs and 3.5 hours of music featured in the games and costs $9.99. It also offers a battle game music track from the four-part TV series <i>Pokémon Origins</i> …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes getting PlayStation-exclusive content

The PlayStation versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a prequel to The Phantom Pain, will receive exclusive content, it has been revealed. Series creator Hideo Kojima tweeted an image today (below) that states the game will have "exclusive content on PlayStation platforms."<p>In this case, …

Dungeons & Dragons Online gets reincarnation options in update 20

The 20th title update to <i>Dungeons & Dragons Online</i> brought a host of changes to Turbine's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, several of which deal with reincarnation.<p>The MMORPG's reincarnation options include Heroic True Reincarnation, which now allows players to chose between any …

Best games for Christmas 2013

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag<p>Dead Rising 3<p>Lego Marvel Super Heroes<p>Pokémon X and Y<p>Tomb Raider<p>Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy<p>Tearaway<p>Forza …

Dress up Bats today with Arkham Origins' Millennium Skins Pack

<i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> players can dress up the Dark Knight with the Millennium Skins Pack, which was released today.<p>The six-skin bundle retails for $3.99 on the Nintendo eShop and $4.99 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Steam. Those who purchased the game's $19.99 season pass will receive the pack …