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Xbox head reacts to news of Street Fighter exclusive: 'It's all part of competition'

<i>Street Fighter 5</i> received an early unveiling as a PlayStation 4 and Windows PC exclusive last week thanks to a video popping up accidentally on YouTube. Over the weekend, Capcom confirmed the game's exclusivity and PlayStation officials noted that the PS4 is the only console the game will ever show …

New Cruise Ships Making a Splash in 2015

This year brings with it several new cruise ships from popular lines including Royal Caribbean, whose Anthem of the Seas debuts in April, and Norwegian Cruise Line, which will launch the biggest ship in its fleet -- Norwegian Escape -- in October.<p>One of the most anticipated new cruise ships comes …

US ban on Cuban cigars comes to an end as Barack Obama's détente with Cuba begins

The first practical elements of the new era in US-Cuba relations come into force on Friday<p>America's half-century ban on Cuban cigars will come to an end on Friday as Barack Obama's new policy of détente with Cuba starts to come into force.<p>Just weeks after Mr Obama announced that he was reversing 50 …

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.<p>And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than …

Gear VR is an amazing virtual reality device that you should not buy (yet)

The Samsung Gear VR is a self-contained, portable, high-quality virtual reality gaming headset. It's available now. You shouldn't buy one.<p>The $200 piece of hardware is a shell with optics and more advanced sensors than standard smartphones. It's a simple system to set up: You just attach your …

While others wait, Mark Cuban pulls off Rajon Rondo blockbuster

With his usual fearlessness and risk-taking, Mavs owner Mark Cuban breaks the NBA's trade silence with a blockbuster deal for Boston's Rajon …

College Football Top 25, Ranked By Academics

<b>Correction appended</b>: Dec. 19, 2014.<p>Forgive fans of Texas Christian University’s football team for feeling blue over the holidays. After all, the …