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Bethesda Just Leaked 'Dishonored 2'

Well, this may have lacked the careful choreography that accompanied last week’s Fallout 4 announcement, but it’s interesting news just the same. Bethesda may have just accidentally leaked production on Dishonored 2 ahead of tomorrow’s press conference via an accidentally streamed rehearsal. …

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Look Inside Memphis' Weird New Pyramid Bass Pro Shop

The new Bass Pro Shops stands near the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn. The megastore, which opens April 29, is in the Memphis landmark known as the Pyramid.<p>The new Bass Pro Shops stands near the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn. The megastore, which opens April 29, is in the Memphis landmark …

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The Elder Scrolls Online ditches its subscription model today

It’s a new day for The Elder Scrolls Online.<p>The massively multiplayer online role-playing game has launched its new Tamriel Unlimited edition, which removes the original’s $15 a month subscription model. The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t technically free-to-play, since you still need to buy the game …

Bungie knew about Destiny's Loot Cave, it just didn't think you'd care about it

<i>Destiny</i>'s famous loot cave was no secret to its creators when the game was released last year. Developer Bungie just didn't think it was a big deal, user research lead John Hopson revealed during a Game Developers Conference 2015 session this week. Players proved otherwise almost immediately. The …

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Rolls-Royce Shows Off Its Robotic Vision for the Future of Shipping

Tug captains will use an augmented reality HUD to navigate treacherous waters.<p>The cargo ship of the future will be a bridge that looks more like Gene Roddenberry than Herman Melville, at least if Rolls-Royce gets its way.<p>The concept is called oX Bridge, and Rolls images it as a suite of …

Just Cause 3 Story, World Size Details Revealed

Following the official announcement of Just Cause 3 on Tuesday, more details about the game have now come to light regarding the game's story and world size, among other things.<p><i>Game Informer</i> reports that Just Cause 3 will take place "several years" after 2010's Just Cause 2. Rico is still the main …

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Watch_Dogs: First Legit Review Gives it a 19 out of 20; Calls it "Almost Perfect," Criticizes Story

Ubisoft warned about false reviews of <i>Watch_Dogs</i> before the fall of the embargo on the 27th, but that normally doesn’t apply to the printed press, …

Volvo Trucks makes some pretty strong brakes

Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that …

Electronic Arts might get ‘Worst Company in America’ three-peat

A multinational chemical conglomerate, a for-profit health-insurance company, and multibillion-dollar fast-food restaurant chain are all “fighting” for the title of “Worst Company in America,” but they’re all underdogs compared to a maker of video games.<p>Titanfall publisher Electronic Arts is once …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

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Games Done Quick

[Updated] Nvidia Propels Mobile Computing With Whopping 192-Core Tegra K1

<i>Update: Nvidia has published a white paper with complete Tegra K1 specs.</i><p>“We believe the Android operating system will be the most important console operating system in the future,” Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang said at the company’s CES 2014 press conference tonight. Then he effectively …

Nintendo 64 finally gets a modern makeover

French refurbishing company Lekki is now selling newly made-over and re-colored Nintendo 64 consoles bundled with a copy of Super Mario 64, created with second-hand systems that have since been put back into service.<p>Each bundle is available to purchase for €120 from its website, roughly $165, and …

DayZ ‘standalone’ is live on Steam

You can buy the standalone version of DayZ on Steam right now.<p>Developer Bohemia Interactive released DayZ on Steam’s Early Access portal today. This is a heavily upgraded version of the DayZ mod that originally added zombies and other survival elements to Arma II. The studio built this version to …

GameSpot on Twitter: "The standalone version of DayZ is now available on Steam early access. http://t.co/mKRqw4zOeA http://t.co/ZrGb5y2hbB"

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The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

Mystery Tipper Is Giving Thousands in Tips Across the US

A mysterious tipper has been leaving <b>thousands of dollars</b> for servers, bartenders, and golf caddies across the country with little clue to his/her/their identity other than the handle <b>@TipsForJesus</b> scrawled in pen on the receipts. Their exploits are detailed on the TipsForJesus Instagram account, …

LA Auto Show: Youabian Puma

There's ugly and then there's hideous. We can all probably agree that this creation, called the Youabian Puma, is hideous.<p>What exactly is the point of this monstrosity? The company says "to stand out and be unique". Their pamphlet also states, "It was conceptualized for those individuals who dare …

The Week In Numbers: The Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy, NASA's New Moon Laser, And More

<b>7.5</b>: the redshift of light from the farthest-ever confirmed galaxy (it's so distant, it shows us what was happening just 700 million years after the Big Bang)<p><b>21 days</b>: the time these "pillownauts" spent lying in bed to help scientists study the effects of spaceflight on the human body<p><b>622 megabits</b> …

'GTA Online' Delays Stimulus, Announces First Content Pack

Players who were hoping to find a boatload of cash in their GTA Online bank accounts are going to have to wait a little longer for the funds transfer it seems. Rockstar just came out with a series of announcements regarding Grand Theft Auto Online, and a stimulus package delay is one of them.<p>The …

Russia Unveils Amphibious Assault Rifle

Only Russia will be safe from the dolphin uprising.<p>Today in problems I didn't know existed: While there are guns that fire underwater, and guns that fire on land, there are very few that can do both. Introduced at an arms expedition in Moscow, Tula Instrument Design Bureau's ADS gun is an assault …

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Meet Romania's awesome off-road fire and rescue truck

If you're looking for an off-road vehicle in Romania, Ghe-O has you covered, offering rugged, trail-ready trucks. Now, Ghe-O has taken the next step by creating the ultimate emergency vehicle capable of tackling just about any terrain. Looking like the oversized spawn of a Jeep Wrangler and Hummer …

Has Tesla's fire chilled the battery car market?

The nascent battery-car market just might be short-circuiting.<p>If this year is average, about 194,000 vehicles will catch fire before the ball drops in Times Square. And, for the moment at least, just one of them will have been a Tesla Model S. Of course, it didn't help that a passerby happened to …

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Crazy New Electric Car Folds Itself In Half To Park

An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.<p>This absolutely awesome all-electric car, created by engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, can fold itself completely in half when parking. Inspired by a certain leprosy-carrying …

Galpin GTR-1 Supercar: Unveiled

"I've always been in love with coachbuilding and what that means," Galpin Auto Sports President Beau Boeckmann told <i>Popular Mechanics</i> at The Quail Gathering during Monterey Auto Week. "It's so romantic to buy a Duesenburg chassis and design a car around yourself. What could possibly be better than …

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

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Leaked E-mails Suggest Bethesda Misled Gamers About Prey 2

The rumors are true and the quotes dismissing them are misleading you. Arkane Studios is making <i>Prey 2</i>. Officials at the company behind the game just …