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Hidden PlayStation 4 features only power users know about

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has many great features, a number of which are hidden deep in the sprawling branches of its menu structure.<p>Some features …

Expand Your Coffee Horizons

Track your favorites with the Coffee Passport<p>Great coffee is an experience all its own. The aromas, flavors and sense of adventure when you delve …

Watch Selena Gomez Bring the Intimacy to Her 'Saturday Night Live' Performance

Watch her perform "Good For You," "Same Old Love," and "Hands to Myself."<p>You would think that Jonas, the horrible snow storm world eater, would have brought New York City grinding to a halt. But such was not the case, as everyone's favorite late night weeknd tradition <i>Saturday Night Live</i> carried on …

Blade & Soul launches today, major updates and esports tournaments coming soon

After an initial announcement that it was finally coming to North America last year, NCSoft's kung fu-focused massively multiplayer game, <i>Blade & Soul</i>, goes live for all players today. But according to the publisher, the content at launch is just the beginning of what North American players be able …

Netflix search sucks? Flixed fixes it

Netflix may be home to all your favorite content (largely depending on the shows and movies you love the most) but finding those needles in the haystack could be a whole lot easier, which is why a few different unofficial services have sprung up to help you find out what’s available to stream.<p>One …

These secret codes give you access to everything on Netflix

The site usually requires users to either search for an exact title or flick through a few limited genres that the site's technology has guessed they might like. But new websites show that there are codes that can give access to the full list of all of those genres, allowing people to choose from …

This is why gunmen in Oregon took over a federal building, and why it has people so angry

About two dozen armed militiamen have occupied a federal wildlife refuge site in Oregon for the past seven days with no signs of leaving. Here's what you need to know about this situation as it continues to unfold.<p>On Saturday January 2nd, a group of armed protesters took over the Malheur National …

Kotaku UK's Most Anticipated Games of 2016

It’s a pretty great feeling, standing at the brink of a new year and surveying what’s to come—even if it later turns out that half of your most …

It Turns Out Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan O'Brien are the World's Best Driving Instructors

"Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know, and he always wore his seatbelt."<p>Anybody who has had a driving lesson will know that it's one of the most nerve-racking experiences a person can have next to a pregnancy scare and needing to poo 30 minutes into a six-hour Megabus journey. But what if your …

The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann musical Netflix series gets first trailer

Netflix has just unveiled a lengthy trailer for their new series <i>The Get Down</i> from director Baz Luhrmann (<i>Moulin Rouge</i>). The series follows several …

Watch Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato Parody 'N Sync in 'Irresistible' Video

Former boy band members Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick make cameos in toy store-set clip<p>Sixteen years after 'N Sync dolls came to life in the …

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Watch Kanye West perform Gold Digger on American Idol

If recent televised history is anything to go by, there is nothing more exposing and degrading than a talent show audition. Vocals are stripped bare of instrumentation, every move is under the scrutiny of millions of viewers, and, in the case of American Idol, the watchful eye of Jennifer …

Reality TV

10 games we're most looking forward to in 2016

The holiday rush is over, which means most fans of video games have settled into a time of long, wintry hibernation when we catch up on everything we …

Steam's Winter Sale is hiding something, and the internet's on the case

Detectives are digging up clues for Valve's secret alternate reality game<p>When Valve launched its annual Steam Winter Sale just before Christmas, it secretly introduced something alongside it: an alternate reality game, which some customers-turned-amateur detectives are just now taking a crack …

All the amazing things you can do with your new PlayStation 4

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15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2015

A hyper-limited Pink Floyd EP and more under-the-radar picks<p>15<p>By<p>These albums may not have burned through your playlists in 2015, but at least one</i> …

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Obama runs wild with Bear Grylls to promote action on climate change

US president treks across a glacier and eats a bloody salmon discarded by a bear on British adventurer’s reality TV show<p>He declined to drink urine but Barack Obama did make tea from glacier water and munch on a bloody salmon previously chewed by a bear in his wilderness bromance with Bear …

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Meet Kim Jong-un’s own state-approved girlband

The North Korean leader handpicks the members, their setlist includes covers of the Rocky theme and My Way – and now their brief tour has been cancelled<p><b>Name:</b> Moranbong.<p><b>Formed:</b> July 2012.<p><b>Appearance:</b> A large number of young North Korean women wearing quasi-military satin dress suits, each one holding …

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PornHub's Christmas ad wants you to give premium subscriptions to your grandparents

Christmas, like the Super Bowl is becoming the time of year when companies and their advertising agencies try to outdo each other. This year PornHub has joined the party with its new video for its Premium gifting service.<p>In the advert a family is celebrating Christmas together, replete with festive …

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'Gigantic' creator layoffs show that MOBA games aren't easy

With Blizzard, Riot and seemingly everyone else making a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, the field is getting pretty crowded... and unfortunately, it's clear that some of those developers are facing greater challenges than others. <i>Gigantic</i> creator Motiga has revealed that it's delaying …

'Gears of War' studio is making a MOBA for PS4 and PC

Epic Games, the studio best known for the <i>Gears of War</i> franchise, is building <i>Paragon</i>, a new multiplayer shooter for the PlayStation 4 and PC. It's a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), meaning its gameplay is reminiscent of titles like <i>League of Legends, Smite</i> or <i>Dota</i> -- two teams of five players …

Here Are The Games That Had Surprise Releases Today On PlayStation 4 And Vita

Sony is making a habit of surprise releasing games during its press conferences, and today's PlayStation Experience show was no exception. Here's …

Scrap Mechanic | Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC Game Reviews, Previews, Subjectivity

Share this:<p><i>Please give a warm welcome to Rob Zacny, the new writer of Premature Evaluation. Each Monday he’ll be picking through the detritus of</i> …

Donald Trump just did a big interview with a famous conspiracy theorist and was asked about impeaching Obama

Alex Jones is a radio host famous for promoting conspiracy theories, including that the September 11, 2001, terror attacks were an "inside job."<p>In his very first question to Trump, Jones asked about the attacks.<p>Jones declared that Trump has been repeatedly "vindicated" in his widely disputed claim …

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Best mobile games of November 2015 (pictures)

Mobile Gaming

Microsoft let off a software pirate if he made an anti-piracy video that got 200,000 views

A hacker named Jakub was found guilty of pirating Windows and other software. He was handed a three-year suspended sentence and a hefty fine—5.7 million koruna ($223,200)—by a Czech court. He couldn’t afford to pay it, so the companies suing him—including Microsoft, HBO, Sony Music, and 21st …

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'Clash of Clans' Developer Talks Town Hall 11 Update

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30 PS4 and PS4 Pro tips and tricks for getting the most out of your console

PS4 tips and tricks 2017<p>So, you've got yourself a brand new PS4 and now that it's all set up and running we imagine you want some tips and tricks for …

Daybreak used long-lost code to launch a surprise for — and keep a secret from — EverQuest II players

Game companies don’t often get to play a happy trick on their customers.<p>EverQuest II‘s designers got an idea early in June: They would release two new servers for their free-to-play massively multiplayer online RPG that would only have the original game on them, circa 2004. Players would vote for …

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