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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' pre-orders live now

Pre-orders for <i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</i> are live today via the game's official site, open to pure humans and transhumans alike. (The site is down at the moment, but it should be "back soon"). <i>Mankind Divided</i> is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and it doesn't have an official release date. …

The 'Cat Mantra': How Astronomers Handle an Ungraspable Universe (Podcast)

<i>Michelle Thaller is the Assistant Director of Science at Goddard Space Flight Center at NASA. She contributed this article to</i> Space.com's Expert …

April 2015

UK schools threaten to report parents who let their kids play 18+ games

If your child is playing 18-rated games such as <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, you could be reported to the police and social services. That's the message being sent to parents by a group of primary and secondary schools in Cheshire. In a letter, the Nantwich Education Partnership has warned …

Here's When 'Halo 5' Is Coming Out

Halo 5 will be released on October 27th, Microsoft and 343 industries announced today with a new live action TV ad.<p>The trailer features newcomer Locke exploring some sort of smoldering ruins in the shadow of a giant monument to Master Chief, apparently canonized for his regular universe saving. But …

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How Your Xbox One Is Hurting Your Wallet and How to Fix It

Source: Microsoft<p>Xbox One owners might be surprised to learn that Microsoft’s latest game console slurps up a significant amount of energy even when …

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit

Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution …

'The Legend of Zelda' Wii U version pushed out of 2015

Nintendo's <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game in development for Wii U is no longer due out in 2015, producer Eiji Aonuma announced in a video (embedded after the break) today. "I must apologize to you all that were expecting the game by year's end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one …

HTC, Valve offer free Vive VR dev kits to select developers

Valve, the company that spawned Steam, <i>Team Fortress 2</i>, <i>Portal</i> and <i>Half-Life</i>, will hand out dev kits of its Vive virtual reality headset to select developers at no cost, company spokesperson Doug Lombardi tells <i>Ars Technica</i>. Valve plans to launch a new site next week where developers, big and small, …

20 Most Beautiful Forest Around World

Forest as the dominant terrestrial ecosystem on Earth, is the home for lots of plants and animals. It has an ancient and mysterious charm is the …

Slender the Arrival review: A short and terrifying game for Xbox One, 360, and Windows

Slender Man (or Slendy, as his friends call him) was created by a forum poster in 2009, according to Wikipedia. A blurry, faceless man added to old …

Amazing pictures of cities turned into tiny worlds

By using a pioneering method of aerial photography, each location can be now seen at a full 360 degree angle.<p>After some skilful manipulation on …

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