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An entire 'Pokémon' game is playable inside 'Minecraft'

When you think of <i>Minecraft</i> add-ons, you probably think of mini games or the occasional clever machine -- fun, but you'll likely be back to the main game before long. Well, you might want to clear your schedule with this one. Phoenix SC has released <i>Pokémon Cobalt and Amethyst</i>, a <i>Minecraft</i> add-on that …

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare hits Nov. 4 with space fighters, watch the video (update)

<i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i> launches worldwide Friday, Nov. 4, bringing with it high-speed space fighters and a war against the "Settlement Defense Front."<p>The game, which is being developed by Infinity Ward, immerses players in a war that "for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond …

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Just Cause 3's First DLC Turns You Into a Fighter Jet

If Just Cause 3 was a power fantasy before, it's quickly becoming a rocket-fueled lucid dream with its upcoming Sky Fortress DLC. As the aerial third of the Air, Land, and Sea expansion series, Sky Fortress transforms protagonist Rico into a pseudo F-15 bomber plane, complete with a …

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This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

Arthur Jeffes collaborated with NASA astrophysicists to turn a billion-year-old star signals into music.<p>Since the LIGO announcement last week, gravitational waves—ripples in the curvature of spacetime—have been in the limelight. Now one composer has reimagined the star signals from over a billion …

Fallout 4 Expansions Detailed, Season Pass Price Increasing to $50

After last week's tease, Bethesda has now officially announced the first details for Fallout 4's expansions. At least three are in the works, called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. Additionally, Bethesda has announced that the price of the Fallout 4 expansion pass is rising from $30 …

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Xbox One/PC Game ReCore Delayed

ReCore, the upcoming adventure game from Microsoft and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, will not launch this spring was was originally planned. A Microsoft representative tells Engadget that the Xbox One and PC game is now slated to arrive during "the latter half of 2016," though an exact date was …

PC Gaming

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

Mass Effect Andromeda: BioWare Dev Talks About Playing the First Hour

With Mass Effect: Andromeda scheduled to arrive later this year, as you'd expect, the game's development is moving along. While the game remains largely a mystery, a BioWare developer recently played through its first hour and shared his thoughts--and he almost shared <i>too much</i>.<p>On Monday, BioWare …

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NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Microsoft Talks Xbox One Background Music, Struggles of Achievement Challenge System

Support for background music on Xbox One (outside of Snap) is on Microsoft's backlog of new features it wants to introduce, but if you're holding out for it, you may want to get comfortable. Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra says in a new interview that Microsoft is taking its time with the new …

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World of Warcraft: Legion may let players try level 100 characters before they commit to them

Blizzard Entertainment would like to offer players of the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion a chance to try out one or more level 100 characters before committing to which one they want to boost to that level, an executive told GamesBeat in a recent interview.<p>The trick will be solving the many …

World of Warcraft

Watch YouTube Videos With No Ads for $10/Month Starting Next Week

Tired of ads on YouTube? The Google-owned video giant on Wednesday announced a new subscription offering where you can pay $10/month to avoid commercials altogether. It's called YouTube Red, and other benefits include the ability to watch videos offline or in the background as other apps run on …

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Nine ways your family finances will change under a Liberal government

Here are nine things you need to know about how your personal finances will change under the new Liberal government. These points are based on measures the party campaigned on prior to the election Monday.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Middle class tax cuts</b>: People with taxable income between $44,700 and $89,401 will save as …

Check Out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's New Multiplayer Map and Specialist

Activision and Treyarch have revealed a new multiplayer map and Specialist character for the upcoming shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As revealed on Activision's new weekly video series, the map is called Redwood and the Specialist, the ninth confirmed so far, is titled Firebreak. You can …

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Star Citizen Features Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson in Its Campaign

Today at CitizenCon, the annual fan event dedicated to PC space game Star Citizen, developer Cloud Imperium Games announced a celebrity cast for the game's single-player campaign. Actors appearing in the campaign, Squadron 42, include Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, John Rhys-Davies, and Gillian Anderson.<p>…

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Obama failing to check Russian imperialism, former CIA head says: ‘Russia is an empire’ looking to expand

In the eyes of former CIA director James Woolsey, Russian President Vladimir Putin is like the farmer Abraham Lincoln once recalled, who said he …

Middle East

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

U.S. mulls sailing near disputed South China Sea islands: Pentagon official | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday.<p>Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the …

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Destiny's new quest unlocks its most mysterious weapon, the Sleeper Simulant

<i>Destiny</i> players can now unlock the Sleeper Simulant, a rare weapon whose "laser tears through enemies and ricochets once on hard surfaces," but whose location confounded users until today.<p>Players who completed "The First Firewall" quest yesterday will receive a new quest from the Gunsmith to …

What Playing the Same Level for Three Straight Hours Taught Me About Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a master class in level design. Though individual missions inevitably funneled players from one point to the next, the areas between those points provided numerous possible paths, each of which presented unique strategic options. You could sneak through the shadows in …

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Star Wars vs. Fallout: Here’s how PlayStation and Xbox are battling with bundles this holiday

Microsoft just finished its week of announcing a new Xbox One bundle each day, and it looks like it has a strong arsenal to combat the PlayStation 4’s momentum this holiday.<p>We’re nearly a full 24 months into this newest console generation, and the competition between Sony and Microsoft has had the …

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5 Things Every LGBT Traveler Must Know Before Going Overseas

With June'slandmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it probably comes as no surprise the travel industry is …

Here's how to grab the exotic Black Spindle sniper rifle in Destiny today

There's a hidden area in one of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>'s new quests that will put you and your fireteam up against one of the stiffest challenges the game has to offer — but it's not without its rewards. Specifically, the Black Spindle, an exotic sniper rifle that mirrors the popular, …

Technology

Resident Evil's Final Movie Returns to Raccoon City, Brings Back a Dead Man

New details have emerged about <i>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter</i>, including a list of characters and an official synopsis.<p>(<i>If you're hoping to avoid spoilers, avoid reading any further</i>.)<p>Filming on <i>The Final Chapter</i> is underway in South Africa, Sony Pictures has announced. Alongside the expected cast …

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Vladimir Putin ‘agrees’ to a cuppa with Sir Elton John to chat about gay rights in Russia

Thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today. I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face …

Fallout 4 Isn't Censored Anywhere, At Least Not Yet

With Bethesda now putting the finishing touches on Fallout 4, the game is being sent to regional ratings classifications boards for judgment. So far, every country has accepted the game "as-is."<p>That's according to Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines. Asked by a fan if Fallout 4 would be …

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'Overwatch' Is The Most Exciting Thing Blizzard's Done In Years

Saying the game is fast paced is an understatement punctuated by bullets. Players run, leap, teleport out of thin air guns blazing and hammers swinging. The demos I’ve played haven’t just achieved the coveted 30 seconds of fun, they’ve held it captive.<p><i>Overwatch</i> is Blizzard’s first original game in …

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