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Why is a Limited-Slip Differential so important?

In automotive marketing hubbub and journalistic reviews, you’ll quite often see the term “Limited-Slip Differential” thrown around with great verve. …

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

Rocket League

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Your first look at Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ new desert map

No word yet on a release date<p>We’ve known that <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> has been planning new maps for a few months now. Previously we’d only seen them as conceptual sketches, but the game’s creator took to Twitter yesterday to share screenshots for the first time.<p>When we spoke with Brendan …

The Most Underrated Video Games of E3 2017

Here's a few excellent titles you probably missed this week.<p>Every year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo brings together hundreds of publishers and …

Let This Old McLaren F1 Documentary Show You How the World's Greatest Car Was Born

Obviously, it wasn't a walk in the park.<p>For many enthusiasts, there is no substitute for the McLaren F1. With its 627-horsepower BMW V12, central driving position, and carbon-fiber intensive construction, the F1 is a true masterpiece in the world of sports cars. Of course, it took McLaren a very …

A First Look At Call Of Duty: World War 2's Single-Player Campaign

During Sony’s E3 press conference, we were treated to a pretty epic trailer from Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming <i>Call of Duty: World War 2.</i> It had all the drama and action of what appeared to be the solo campaign. It wasn’t.<p>This was actually <i>Call of Duty: World War 2′s</i> multiplayer trailer. Here, check …

7 radical concept cars by industry outsiders - CNN Style

Written by Ben Griffin<p>It makes sense for an automotive designer to come up with an automotive concept. That is, after all, what they get paid to do. But anyone with a pen and paper, or some sort of 3D software can have a go at creating the car of the future.<p>Most concept cars do, of course, …

E3 2017: All the trailers from Xbox’s conference

From Crackdown 3 to Metro Exodus<p>The biggest moment from the Xbox press conference was undoubtedly the confirmation that Xbox One X, the company’s new console, would be released on Nov. 7 for $499.<p>The Xbox One X isn’t just the most powerful, as toted by Microsoft during its conference, but it’s also …

E3 2017: All the trailers from Bethesda’s press conference

Including a look at the new Wolfenstein game<p>Bethesda was the last publisher to take the state at E3 on Sunday, but it was worth the wait.<p>The studio showed off trailers and in-game footage from titles including a couple of VR additions and <i>The Evil Within 2</i>. Bethesda started the show with another …

Bethesda at E3 2017: The eight best announcements

VR, new Wolfenstein and Link’s outfit<p>Bethesda wrapped up Sunday (or kicked-off Monday, if you live on the east coast) with its big pre-E3 2017 press conference.<p>It may have been late in the day, but it did not disappoint. The developer and publisher delivered news on a slew of new games including a …

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will add two new maps and 3D replays

Bluehole will continue to focus on stability in the short term<p>Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene showed up on the PC Gaming Show to talk about the future of his smash hit survival game, <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i>.<p>In the short term, Greene said that the team at Bluehole would focus on stability and …

Sony can kill the Xbox One X tonight [Update: but it didn’t]

The war is going to be over price<p>[<b>Update</b>: Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation press conference is over and ... nary a mention of PS4 Pro, not to mention pricing or adjustments to pricing. There’s always PlayStation Experience.]<p>Microsoft had a decision to make: Did it want to price the Xbox One X at $499.99 …

Microsoft's Xbox One X won't support virtual reality, reports WSJ (update)

<b>Update, June 13 at 1:44p.m. PT:</b> Xbox boss Phil Spencer tells CNET that the Xbox One X will still support VR and that the company's commitment hasn't changed, which appears to refute the Wall Street Journal's report.<p>The Xbox One X, Microsoft 's new gaming console, reportedly won't include support …

Virtual Reality

Best of E3 so far: PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, and Sony events

It’s the end of the third day of GamesBeat’s march through the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and our feet are sore. The show floor hasn’t even opened, but we’ve now been to six major events staged by Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Bethesda, the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, and Sony.<p>The expo show …

Sea of Thieves

PlayStation at E3 2017: All the trailers from Sony’s conference

It was nothing but trailers!<p>Well, Sony didn’t drop the price on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and there was very little talking in the press event at all. It was just a rapid-fire barrage of trailers and announcements, but the energy level was surprisingly muted. The company also wasn’t helped by the …

Sony PlayStation at E3 2017: The 15 best announcements

Trailers, trailers, trailers<p>Monday’s pre-E3 hoopla wrapped-up with PlayStation’s hourlong press conference.<p>The show delivered game announcements, trailers and more. Below you’ll find a quick summary on the biggest news to come out of the PlayStation press conference at E3 2017.<p>Even before the …

E3 2017: All the trailers from EA Play

Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18 and more<p>From <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> to BioWare’s new IP, <i>Anthem</i>, and everything in between, in can be difficult to keep track of every single trailer that played during EA’s E3 presentation today. That’s why we’ve put together this handy page collecting every single …

BioWare reveals its Destiny-like project Dylan, now called Anthem

Electronic Arts and BioWare have reportedly put the Mass Effect series on hold, and that has the renowned developer preparing something new.<p>BioWare revealed its project Dylan during EA’s media presentation before the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles. The game is now called …

BioWare

A physicist debunks the biggest myth about the Bermuda Triangle

In recent years, theories have popped up that a rush of methane bubbles from the seafloor could be what's causing ships to sink in the Bermuda Triangle. It might sound plausible at first, but bubble physicist Helen Czerski explains why this theory is completely false.<p>Read more about everyday …

The 7 most insanely expensive cars of 2017

We rounded up the priciest cars already unveiled in 2017. From SUVs to coupes, these cars appeal to our inner desire to ride in style.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Auto Shows

US border agents are doing 'digital strip searches'. Here's how to protect yourself

The number of mobile phones being searched at the US border is exploding, but certain steps can help secure your privacy<p>Last month, the US-born Nasa engineer Sidd Bikkannavar was pulled into additional screening when he entered the US after a two-week vacation in Chile. He was taken into a room and …

Mysterious X37-B ‘space plane’ has been in orbit for 677 days – and no one knows why

A mysterious hi-tech ‘space plane’ has now been in orbit for 677 days – and no one outside the U.S. military has any idea what it’s up to.<p>The robotic …

Let’s build a simple endless runner game in Unity

When developing a game or app, it is always important to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the platform you’re targeting. This way, you can ask what kinds of software work best in that context and thereby create something that will provide the best possible experience for your users.<p>This is …

Game Development

eight Koenigsegg hypercars in Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show, 2017: certainly no shortage of horsepower, with the likes of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, Porsche 911 GT3 and McLaren 720S. But …

One story of revenge in Eve Online spans four long years

This is why you don’t harass newbies in the world’s most cutthroat MMO<p><i>Eve Online</i> is often described by players not as a game, but as a part-time job. You can do well in the spacefaring MMO, but it takes time and plenty of it. Falling in with the right player-led guild is important, but patience is …

Trump and climate chaos: a letter to my daughter

Jeremy Hance writes a letter to his young daughter as a part of the Letters to the Revolution initiative

Revolution

NASA Records SLS Engine Test Using 360-Degree Cameras

Watch the engine that could transport astronauts to Mars being test fired.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

The mystery of the first monster black holes explained

More than ten years ago, astronomers made a discovery that has puzzled them ever since – supermassive black holes appeared to have popped up soon …

Universe's Largest Structure Caught In The Act Of Forming

Of all the astronomical, bound structures — planets, stars, galaxies, etc. — there’s none larger than a galaxy cluster.<p>The largest ones contain many thousands of times the mass of the Milky Way, both in terms of galaxies and dark matter.<p>The Universe forms a vast cosmic web where filaments …