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Evolving Multiplayer In 'Halo 5: Guardians' (Part 6)

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> is trying to find a balance of keeping multiplayer pure while letting the game evolve. Forbes Contributor Todd Kenreck speaks with head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross, franchise development director Frank O’Connor, creative director Tim Longo and studio head of internal development …

7 Best Halo Campaign Missions - IGN Video

From Metropolis to The Long Night of Solace, we run down what we think are the best single-player missions in the Halo series.

343 Industries describes the requisitions system for Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer

Microsoft’s 343 Industries studio unveiled a new rewards system for its upcoming Halo 5: Guardians.<p>The Req System — short for requisition system — is important because it will provide players with the incentive to continue playing the game. The rewards will keep players engaged, encourage more …

Halo 5 Uses a Dynamic Resolution to Stay Locked at 60FPS

As suspected, Halo 5: Guardians' resolution will be dynamic--at least in campaign mode--allowing it to scale up and down as needed in order to keep its framerate locked at 60 frames per second.<p>This is according to a new blog post on the Xbox Wire, which describes 343 Industries' solution as a "new …

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more

<b>By Brendan Martin,</b> (LearnDataSci).<p>Pulled from the web, here is a great collection of eBooks. While every single book in this list is provided for …

What’s the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2015?

We provide Simplest Solutions to Everyday Tech Issues So you no need to google everything for hours.

3D Print a Working Halo UNSC Falcon Helicopter FPV Quadcopter Drone

While they often get overlooked by the wider mainstream media, the impact that video games have on our culture is rapidly becoming difficult to …

Everything We Know About Halo Wars 2 So Far - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

The Halo Wars sequel dream is real, so what's it mean? We dive into the few nuggets of info we've got after the announcement.

Seagate launches a 2-terabyte game drive for Xbox consoles

Seagate is announcing today it is launching a 2-terabyte hard disk drive for the Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles.<p>Making the announcement at the Gamescom fan show in Cologne, Germany, Seagate said it has created the new storage device specifically in mind for Xbox gamers. The …

Augmented Reality & 3D Printing Bring Sight & Touch to Sound

What’s your totem? A group of engineers and designers at REIFY have created 3D printed “sound sculptures” encoded with music and visuals that play on …

3D Printed Laser Engraver Built For Just $20 (video)

If you own a 3D printer and are looking for a weekend project that uses a few recycled DVD drives to create this awesome mini laser engraver that …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Go Behind the Scenes of Halo 5: Guardians in New Videos

After revealing two new videos for the upcoming <b>Halo 5: Guardians</b> last week at E3, Microsoft and 343 Studios have debuted four videos taking players …

Halo

Introduction to CocosSharp

Presented at NDC Oslo<p>C# has become one of the most prolific languages used in game development. Games developed in C# can be created to target desktops, tablets, mobile devices and game consoles, while sharing nearly the entire code base. On mobile devices 2D games in particular are massively …

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

Mars

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

The Internet Reacts To Luigi's Death Stare

Luigi's Death Stare is everywhere right now—people are in love with Luigi's cold, menacing gaze in <i>Mario Kart</i>. This fascination inevitably means …

Project Persphone: British Scientists Building 'Living Space Ark' To Save Humanity

British scientists are working on a space ark capable of sustaining humanity in the event of a global catastrophe.<p>Even though none of them will ever …

Battlefield 4 Premium Official Video 2014

Advance Wars is better than CoD: Advanced Warfare

When the word leaked that the next <i>Call of Duty</i> game is called <i>Advanced Warfare</i>, there was just one thing everyone everywhere wanted to know -- will</i> …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Crafting

What Is Relativity? New Book Offers Simple Explanation

Why can't anything travel faster than the speed of light? Do black holes really suck? And why is the universe expanding?<p>These are just a few of the …

Black Holes

10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life

Photo Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>As of April 2014, the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog lists 21 planets that …

Realistic Pokémon Snap Would Give Me Nightmares

Hey that's not the Mewtwo and the Cerulean Cave I remember from the <i>Pokémon</i> games. This—otherwise amazing—redesign by DeviantART artist arvalis is way …

Introducing the Higgs Boson and Its Siblings!

What does your weight on a bathroom scale, the expansion of our universe today, and the Big Bang have in common? If modern ideas in physics are correct, they are all caused by a new family of particles called "spin-zero bosons." Like coats of paint on a wall, these particles represent new fields …

Physics

Transforming Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Makes First Flight

A short flight and a big future<p>Yesterday Advanced Tactics announced the successful first flight of their Black Knight Transformer, a hybrid truck helicopter designed for military missions. In December, the truck completed driving tests.<p>One of the more modern features of the transformer, besides …