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Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

Ultraluminous x-rays found spurting from dead stars may overturn the idea that only actively feeding black holes have the power to fire up these displays.<p>Astronomers have pinned down the origins of an especially spectacular fountain of x-rays from a distant galaxy. The surprising source of all …

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

Minecraft movie will be 'large-budget' but unlikely to arrive before 2017

What is Minecraft? It’s a game, obviously: one that its developer Mojang has sold nearly 54m copies of across computers, consoles and mobile devices so far.<p>It’s a series of books published by Egmont that sold more than 1.3m copies in the UK alone in the first eight months of 2014. It’s a range of …

Smash Bros. Wii U & Mortal Kombat X Reveal - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Super Smash Bros. Wii U dated & 5 Mortal Kombat X characters teased. Plus, Kingdom Hearts 3 get an upgrade & Ubisoft Talks Assassin's Creed Unity …

Destiny: Easily Beat this Weeks Nightfall Strike on Venus - IGN Video

We show you how to take down the Archon Priest on Venus in this weeks Nightfall and Strike mission ending on 10/14/2014.

iOS 8.1 blocks ‘date trick’ loophole that allows emulators on iPhone and iPad

A neat trick that allows old console emulators and other unapproved apps to be installed on iOS devices without jailbreaking is set to be wiped out with iOS 8.1. Apple has finally taken action against the “date trick” many users have long been taking advantage of, and it’s going to make playing …

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The Powerful True Story Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's "Democracy" Speech

"Hopefully we’ve said enough stuff to make you think."<p>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's game director has shared a powerful true story that helped …

Watch the weird Valve easter egg in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Gabe Newell: Game designer, digital retail pioneer ... time traveler.<p>Sorry, this odd little easter egg from the bathhouse area of <i>Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments</i> was too weird not to share. So. There you go.

How to enter 'The Terminus,' a secret area Destiny is saving for DLC next year

There's a way into "The Terminus" on Venus in <i>Destiny</i>, and YouTuber Nowise10 shows you how to get there. The Terminus is an area being held out for DLC coming in 2015 called <i>The House of Wolves.</i><p>There's nothing to do in this area yet except roam around and explore it — although there are three dead …

The Shocking Evolutions of 8 Iconic Female Gaming Characters

Makeovers aren't just for reality TV.<p>Most video game redesigns incorporate new characters, along with detailed costumes and evolving physiques. Just …

Is The Binding of Isaac being teased for Wii U?

<i>The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth</i> developer Nicalis has released a video that appears to show six seconds worth of the game playing on Nintendo's Wii U.<p>Eurogamer is reporting that off-screen footage of the Mega Maw loading animation suggests the game is currently in development for the Nintendo system; …

The 3D-Printed Car

The average car is made of 25,000 parts. With its 3D-printed shell, Local Motors' Strati has just 64.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Local Motors, Phoenix<p><b>FIELD</b> Automotive Manufacturing<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Designing the first 3D-printed car.<p><b>Jay Rogers has the keys to a 3D-printed car</b>—in fact, the first-ever 3D- printed car. …

This video argues that Super Smash Bros. exists entirely in an autistic child's mind

No one really bothers to think of the “why” of Super Smash Bros. It’s a fighting game series where Nintendo characters beat each other up. What’s there to think about? Well, apparently, a lot.<p>Uploaded by the YouTube channel Gnoggin, the video below argues that the entire Super Smash Bros. series …

A Game That Makes BioShock Look Downright Normal

<i>The Black Glove</i>, which is being made by ex-<i>BioShock</i> devs, looks like <i>BioShock</i>'s zanier child, but it certainly doesn't play anything like it. For one, …

'Super Smash Bros.' is coming to Wii U on November 21st

And so are its Amiibo figures<p>Now that <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> is on the 3DS, Nintendo has finally announced the release date for the console version: the fighter will be launching on the Wii U on November 21st. Nintendo had previously been cagey with the Wii U launch date, saying only that it would be …

Is Master Chief not the main character of Halo 5?

We already knew that Agent Jameson Locke, the main character of Ridley Scott's live-action <i>Halo: Nightfall</i> series, would make an appearance in <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i><i>.</i> Now, a recent interview with actor Mike Coulter, who plays Locke, suggests that he could be the primary focus of the series' immediate …

Plex Launches On Xbox One

Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox. Plex is now an official Xbox …

Doom was rising, the Amiga was dying, and these weird clones met in the middle

The Commodore Amiga was a popular personal computer in many parts of the world, but it never found wide-spread success in North America. This 15 minute video is a look at what happens when a flailing computer business tries to adapt to a gaming world that's moving increasingly into the first-person …

Assassin's Creed Unity is Dark, Bloody, Beautiful

Beyond the barricade, this is the world you long to see.<p><i>This is one of two in-depth IGN previews of Assassin's Creed Unity. Check out Marty Sliva's</i> …

Actual ethical issues in video-games

Leigh Alexander has a partial list, from their use as military recruiting tools to Apple's censorship of games critical of the electronics industry's …

Microsoft's 'RoomAlive' turns the living room into an augmented-reality game

Last year's "Illumiroom" concept turned a lot of heads when Microsoft showed it off at CES. Now Microsoft's research division is back with something even more complicated: "RoomAlive," which turns a living room into an interactive augmented reality space.<p>Illumiroom was eye catching, but all it did …

Director Of Super Mario Land Satoru Okada Retires From Nintendo

Erik Voskuil, the author of Before Mario, has announced that Satoru Okada has now officially retired from Nintendo. Okada was the director behind …

Valve reveals $250,000 CS:GO Tournament

Gamescom finalists to be joined by eight teams yet to qualify.<p>Valve has announced a $250,000 prize pool for an upcoming Counter-Strike: Global …

7 Minutes of the GameCube's weirdest secrets

Did You Know Gaming has just released a new video explaining the weirdest and most interesting facts about Nintendo's GameCube. Like this gem: in order to win a console, Nintendo held a promotion called "what would you do for a GameCube?" and had five poor souls compete in bizarre stunts for a free …

Speedrunner lops one minute off Shovel Knight's world record time

There's a new world record for the fastest game of <i>Shovel Knight</i> ever played, and it beats the old mark by nearly a minute.<p>The owner of the new mark is BustahWuff, and his run of 48 minutes, 35 seconds came in the "any percentage" category, meaning he simply had to finish the sidescrolling …

Box Office: In the 'Gone Girl' vs. 'Annabelle' Battle, Everybody Wins

After the lackluster last couple of months, Hollywood's box office analysts must be scratching their heads at their good fortune this weekend. The long summer-early-fall slump ended with not one but two huge debuts and an overall rise in sales of nearly 40 percent over last weekend.<p>Not only did …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

What Next For The Ebola Outbreak? Here's What The Math Says

Everyone's talking about Ebola--and no wonder, now that the deadly disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. for the first time ever.<p>Will the mini-outbreak in Dallas be contained, as public health officials keep reassuring us?<p>The short answer is "yes," Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers, a professor of …

Fan Recreates P.T. Demo in Minecraft

At least there's nothing in the sink in this version.<p>A fan has recreated the opening of Silent Hills' P.T. demo in Minecraft.<p>The Minecraft homage, …