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Alienware AW3418DW Review: Curved Gaming Monitor Bliss

With the AW3418DW curved monitor, Alienware has proved that it can make peripherals that are every bit as striking as its futuristic-looking PCs. …

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'Half-Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3

Nearly ten years after the debut of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode Two</i>, the world is still waiting for Valve to deliver the final episode in the trilogy, but we may have to settle for something else. Just a few months after the last of the game's writers left Valve, and 21 years to the day since the company …

Google uploads Android O emoji to GitHub under Apache license

I'm personally not a huge fan of Android O's updated set of emoji, and judging by our poll from last month, neither are many of you. But in case you …

Discord has a major raiding issue, but the developers are trying to fix it

They’re aware this is a problem<p>Most people primarily use Discord as a voice-chat client, creating servers with their friends where they can organize playtimes for their favorite games, but that’s not all Discord is used for.<p>The platform has become a new go-to for communities to come together and …

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Chinese scientists beat Europe in creating the biggest virtual universe with the world's fastest computer

Experts said that China was learning to take full advantage of its raw calculation power, which had outpaced other nations in recent years, and recreating the universe was just the first step.<p>Researchers hope that within three years the country will be leading the way in making new findings about …

The best games of 2016 so far: A Gameological catch-up guide

Nobody has the time to play all the great video games that hit the market. Between the increasingly even distribution of big-budget releases …

8 Strange, Cool and Surprising Games Coming from Japan

From innovative VR experiments through to sequels for 30 year old games.<p>Each year in July, developers and gamers alike descend on the beautiful …

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

Fallout Shelter is out on Windows PC, new quest update live

You can finally leave the vault!<p>As promised in June, Bethesda’s underground vault simulator <i>Fallout Shelter</i> is now available for Windows PC. A new update which adds quests to the game is also available, allowing players to leave their vaults for the first time.<p>Previously, players taking on the role …

Calculus apprehensions may steer women away from science careers

Calculus II was one of the most demoralizing experiences of my college career. I worked hard and still got the worst grades I've ever gotten. In retrospect, I wasn't "bad at math" — I just wasn't as good at remembering formulas and theorems as I was at performing plays in Mandarin or writing essays …

Daisy Ridley And Mark Hamill Post Images To Celebrate The End Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Filming

Yes, believe it or not, another core <i>Star Wars</i> movie is officially in the can. Filming for <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> wrapped this week, and after celebrating with some sexy dancing stormtroopers, some stars of the movie took to Instagram to celebrate.<p>Daisy Ridley posted this pic, which appears to be …

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Podcast: Final Fantasy XIV Is The Best Final Fantasy In Years

Kirk’s off this week, so today on <i>Kotaku Splitscreen</i> I’m joined by Mike Fahey to talk <i>Final Fantasy XIV</i>, <i>7th Dragon III Code VFD</i>, and fanservice games. …

Final Fantasy

Why Emma Watson's £47 flop wasn't meant to be a box-office hit

New films from the Harry Potter star, Morgan Freeman and Al Pacino might have scored low UK opening weekends but they’re part of a new release strategy<p>Emma Watson’s films have made over $8.4bn at the worldwide box office. She boasts more than 22 million followers on Twitter and more than 33 million …

Mr. Robot's season two premiere included a working QR code

Keep an eye out on future episodes<p><i>Mr. Robot</i>'s two-hour premiere last night was suspiciously devoid of technology, but an interactive component has been uncovered as an Easter egg for fans of the show.<p>In one particular scene, Elliot (Rami Malek) can be seen scribbling in a notebook. His newfound …

Pokémon Go review

If you can say nothing else about <i>Pokémon Go</i>, at the very least you must admit that it's a phenomenon to a degree that's rarely seen in gaming.<p>In a matter of a week, this new mobile take on Nintendo's long-running role-playing game series has grown astoundingly popular. It has consumed social media …

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The world's biodiversity has decreased below 'safe' levels

Our planet is losing so many species that we might be putting ourselves at risk. New research shows that across half of the Earth’s land surface, biodiversity — all the different animals, plants, and other species that make up an ecosystem — has dropped below a threshold that some scientists …

NanoPi NEO is an $8 version of the Raspberry Pi Zero you can actually buy

Usually knockoff products are cheaper than the original, but if the original is a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, well the knockoffs just can't afford to slash prices. Enter the NanoPi NEO, an $8 Chinese version of the Pi Zero built by FriendlyARM— that you can actually buy. It's easier to get Hamilton …

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Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

Top Rated Movies From the '00s

The 2000s were a great decade for movies. They saw the emergence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the rebirth of the movie musical. It was a decade when unconventional genres like science fiction and fantasy took home the Oscar for Best Picture. And it was a decade that had directors pushing …

Finally, a reliable 65-foot USB connection

Everyone, at some point or another, has wished that they could have a longer USB cable: whether it's a few more inches to reach the plug under your desk, a 5-foot long cord to plug a phone in on your nightstand, or a 65-foot long USB cable that stretches across your …

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the world's highest paid actor, and rightly so

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now officially the highest paid actor in the world. Take a second to fully comprehend that. This isn’t because film executives are scared of his 24-inch pythons – a number that seems to be multiplying at an alarming rate.<p>It’s because, despite the many reasons his films …

San Andreas

Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle

As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment.<p>After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its …

Nioh dev isn't compromising on game's 'Dark Souls difficulty'

When developer Team Ninja released a demo for Nioh in May, it also promised a future DLC pack to anyone who could beat that small chunk of the final game. This sent a message: Nioh may be difficult--but it's rewarding.<p>And now, following ample user feedback from that demo, which Team Ninja titled …

Resident Evil Multiplayer Spin-Off Umbrella Corps Is Out

Umbrella Corps [official site] has arrived at a funny time for Resident Evil. Only last week, Capcom announced that they’re going back to poking …

Why Bayonetta and God of War Fans Might Love Nier: Automata

What do you do when your planet is overrun by aliens and their murderous robot minions? Escape to the moon, of course.<p>So explained game designer …

Mighty No. 9’s Designer Says ‘I Own All The Problems That Came With This Game'

<i>Mighty No. 9</i> designer Keiji Inafune was deeply frank about his latest game’s development troubles on a stream meant to celebrate its launch. It’s not …

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Five Things They’ll Add to Legend of Zelda Before They Add a Playable Female Character

With the recent revelation that there wouldn’t be a female playable character in <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, I got to thinking: how many …

The best games of E3 2016