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Nerf’s latest laser tag kit takes a cue from FPS games

Nerf guns are a lot of fun. But the arguments over whether someone got hit and picking up all those darts when you're done? Not so much. Laser tag has a huge advantage there. Nerf even made its own laser tag guns a few years ago, and this week it updates the line with a video-game-influenced …

Galaxy Note

Harrison Ford Thinks Ryan Gosling Should Be Grateful He Didn't Get Punched More

Last year, Ryan Gosling told <i>GQ</i> that Harrison Ford punched him in the face while filming <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>. According to Ford himself, yup, it …

Leatherman adds a watch to wearable multitool range

Tread Tempo<p>Having debuted the Tread bracelet/multitool hybrid two years ago, Leatherman has now paired it with a watch. The company says the delay …

Weird game about girls in bikinis is getting a VR sense edition where you can *smell* them now, too

<i>Dead or Alive</i> is a...weird series. And it's only getting weirder with a new VR-equipped arcade cabinet edition releasing soon.<p>On the surface, <i>Dead or</i> …

Skull & Bones Will Have a Story Campaign

...but we're not quite sure how it will work.<p>While it was introduced very much as a competitive multiplayer game, Ubisoft has confirmed that its …

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Xbox One X is Microsoft's next game console, arriving on November 7th for $499

The smallest Xbox ever<p>After months of speculation, Microsoft is unveiling its “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it's officially named Xbox One X. Microsoft's Xbox One X naming comes just days after the company trademarked a mysterious S logo, and started dropping Scorpio hints in its E3 …

PS4 Pro

10+ Reasons Not To Trust Photos You See On Social Media

Behind the majority of great pictures there's a skilled and creative photographer, but how creative can they get? Sure, nowadays digital manipulation …

The coolest PC case mods at Computex 2017

The ‘Not Hotdog’ App From ‘Silicon Valley’ Is Real And You Can Download It Now, For All Your Hot Dog Identifying Needs

This week’s episode of <i>Silicon Valley</i> saw another twist in the saga of Jian-Yang’s ill-fated “SeeFood” app, which originally had been intended as an app to share eight ways to prepare Chinese octopus, but was later frantically adapted in a pitch meeting as “Shazam for food” by Erlich. The only …

Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the …

South America

An amazingly well-preserved dinosaur found in Canada

In 2011, an excavator operator working in a Canadian mine uncovered a group of unusual looking rocks. The rocks turned out to be the remains of a …

Behold the latest art project from the best Joker cosplayer on the internet

After taking a break from cosplaying as the Joker, Anthony Misiano is back with a beautiful new project that pays tribute to a classic comic.<p>Misiano …

Mark Hamill

I spent $150 on an Xbox controller—it was totally worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>In late 2015, Microsoft excitedly launched the Xbox …

Mark Zuckerberg tried to connect his DIY smart home to a gray t-shirt cannon

In a post today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed the details of his ambitious year-long project to build his own “Home AI.” Dubbed Jarvis, the system is basically an advanced Smart Home, letting you give voice and text commands to any device in the house. The Facebook CEO is a little late in the reveal — …

'Minecraft' Is Getting a Massive Update On PlayStation and Xbox

With all this talk about updates to <i>Minecraft</i>‘s Java, Windows and Pocket Edition versions, what about the consoles, currently missing a slew of …

Star Wars Battle Quads are the drones you're looking for

Returning for 2017, these agile X-wing, TIE fighter and speeder bike toys feature loads of detail.<p>Your squadron has been wiped out, and your battered X-wing fighter is the Rebel Alliance's last hope. As you desperately swoop and streak through space, screaming out of the stars comes Darth Vader in …

Pixel Gaming Lamps Sure Brighten Up The Place

Mario, Vault Boy and Mega Man have teamed up to kick off Pixel Pals, a new line of pixel art figures from peripheral maker PDP. They are obscenely …

What People Who Make Video Games Think of Westworld

We don’t know all the secrets of HBO’s hit series Westworld, but we do know the park inside the show is essentially just like a video game There are …

The 7 best open-world video games

Video games offer a sense of escapism that can’t be matched. When you read a great book, you watch the pages slowly dwindle. The credits eventually …

Westworld's Sex and Violence-Filled Attempt to Outdo Game of Thrones Hid a Really Important Detail

<i>Westworld</i> has taken great pains in previous episodes to put the viewer and its guests in the same position, and more specifically to shame anyone …

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Russian Government

Red Dead Redemption 2: Rockstar reveals first trailer

Rockstar has revealed the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly-anticipated sequel (or possible more accurate, prequel) to 2010’s smash-hit western.<p>The 68-second trailer gives away little, showing largely shots of animals and silent characters in a number of gorgeous-looking vistas, …

Red Dead Redemption

Nintendo 'Switch' gaming system arrives in March

Heads up, gamers: Nintendo today unveiled a new gaming system, dubbed Switch, which features detachable controllers.<p>Here's how it works: At home, your Switch will rest in a dock that connects the system to your TV. When you're heading out, you can lift Switch from the dock and the system will …

6 Reality Shows That Aren't Just Fake, They're Outright Evil

We all know reality shows are fake. And if you didn't, congrats! You've already gained a ton from reading this article. But the shows are "fake" to</i> …

Red Dead Redemption 2 is official

Game hits fall 2017<p><i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> will include a “new online multiplayer experience” when it hits next fall, Rockstar Games announced this morning. A trailer for the game goes live Oct. 20.<p><i>“</i><i>Red Dead Redemption</i> <i>2</i> will release worldwide in Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems,” …

GTA VR short film brings Grand Theft Auto to life

Virtual reality has been a hot topic of late, with Sony preparing to launch its PlayStation VR headset later this week and Oculus announcing a price …

Elder Scrolls Online Update Finally Lets You Freely Explore the World Now

The Elder Scrolls Online receives a major update on PC today, introducing the One Tamriel feature first revealed at E3.<p>As Bethesda puts it, this update "delivers the freedom gamers expect from all great Elder Scrolls games--more self-determination and playing options for veteran players and new …

New Battlefield 1 trailer previews single-player campaign

It’s hard to avoid talk of <i>Battlefield 1</i> ever since the game’s multiplayer beta wrapped up, but one topic that’s been notably missing from discussion …

‘Mafia III’: 5 Reasons To Watch Out For This Sandbox Game

Hangar 13 and 2K Games are releasing “Mafia 13” next week and for curious gamers who have yet to come aboard the hype train, here are five reasons …