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The case against short games

<i>The Order: 1886</i> has many, many problems, and its relative lack of length is not the most troubling.<p>But the pre-release stories about its supposed length, and what it means for its success, were passed around and fretted over endlessly among the gaming press and social media. The question of game …

We may finally get a third decent Aliens film

There have only been two great Alien movies. Could Neill Blomkamp's new Alien project be the third?<p>This week, the internet was abuzz with the news that Neill Blomkamp — director of recent sci-fi fare like <i>District 9</i> and <i>Elysium</i>, and the very soon to be released <i>Chappie</i> — was moving forward with his …

Science Fiction

Meet the rejected characters and deleted scenes of 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'

A collection of new behind-the-scenes stills from the set of <i>Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope</i> have been made available on IGN, offering a look at the making of the early sci-fi classic.<p>The pictures, which include notated script pages, details of a deleted scene, photos of characters who never made …

Apple’s astounding market valuation has hit another all-time peak

When Tim Cook took control of Apple, he seemed to have a clear mission: manage the company’s difficult transformationfrom a high-growth stock market story to a more staid, but still incredibly profitable, dividend-paying blue-chip. But no one saw this year coming. Apple shares have surged more than …

4 Crazy Thanksgiving Food Mash-Ups To Try Around Town

Everyone seems to love a culinary mash-up these days. Heck, a college student at UCLA just created a "ramnut," which is basically a hybrid of the …

Finally, There's An App That Breaks Down Koreatown Food And Brings It To Your Door

If you live near Koreatown, then you know you have a bevy of delicious food options in any direction. However, you might have noticed that many …

Exploring the Science of Girl Boners

Guys can get erections whether they're aroused or not. Do women get something similar?<p>Boners.<p>They're ubiquitous. Men get them, sometimes when they want, sometimes when they don't. As a woman, you’d have to be living under a rock not to notice that boners often pop up at the most inopportune times. …

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Bill Maher’s slippery slope: Why his war on Islam could hit closer to his own home

It’s true, parts of the Quran may condone violence. Does Maher want other books and media held to this standard?<p>Critics of Islam like Bill Maher and Sam Harris have been strongly challenged by those who believe that one shouldn't hold an entire religion responsible for the actions of a fringe that …

Questions and answers about Obama's open Internet plan

<i>UPDATE: Since President Obama's speech in November, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has also come out in favor of tough Net neutrality rules.</i><p>In his pronouncement on the open Internet Monday, President Obama called for the most stringent option among rules being contemplated – treating Internet providers …

UK to seize returning fighters' passports

The British prime minister has outlined plans to seize passports from British nationals linked to armed groups and stop them returning from fighting overseas.<p>David Cameron has also proposed landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London's no-fly lists.<p>"We will shortly be introducing our …

Is Everyone Wrong About Luke Skywalker's Role In The Force Awakens?

Peggy Carter gets a new neighbor in <i>Agent Carter</i>. Get your first look at another classic Bat-character on <i>Gotham</i>. We know at least one character that</i> …

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Shanghai Disney Resort to feature hotels and shopping district

Shanghai Disney Resort will open next year with two hotels, a theme park with six themed lands and a shopping and dining district known as Disneytown.<p>Details of what is expected to be the second-largest Disney resort, behind Disney's massive resort in Orlando, Fla., were released Thursday at a …

Taylor Swift wages a campaign against ad-supported music streaming

Swift is leaving services that won't let her tier her music, like Spotify.<p>Taylor Swift has struck back in her ideological battle with streaming music …

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Gets 'Scandal'-ous Trailer

Once again, we have a much-anticipated new trailer for a much-anticipated new movie where the method of distribution is arguably as interesting as the trailer itself. And quite frankly, I can think of no better place to debut said trailer than during ABC’s much-watched (by the prize demographic …

ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies

There’s a reason ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has proven so hard to take out. He and his followers have become really good at keeping their …

Elevating Elizabeth Warren

Top Senate Democrats are giving the popular progressive firebrand a seat at the leadership table. Are they trying to co-opt her?<p>The news that Senate Democrats are adding Elizabeth Warren to their leadership team raises an important question about the trajectory of the party's most popular figure …

Free-to-play ads are catching up to terrible '90s game marketing

What's the difference between a crappy mid-'90s video game ad, and a crappy 2014 mobile game ad? A supermodel and about $40 million.<p>This short film is the new commercial for mobile game <i>Game of War: Fire Age</i>. It features model-and-actress Kate Upton as Athena, striding a fantasy battlefield, winking …

Destiny's endgame is one of the best multiplayer shooters of the year

Despite the number of major game releases in the past few weeks, I am still playing <i>Destiny</i>, the year's best 6-out-of-10. I've been playing it for two months, and I'm still enjoying it.<p>I'll admit, <i>Destiny</i> is a game with problems. The complaints pointed out in the launch-week review remain valid. The …

Why Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is a viral success

<i>Five Nights at Freddy's 2</i> popped up out of nowhere this week, a sequel to an indie horror game that released just a few short months ago.<p>Almost immediately, it skyrocketed to Steam's top sellers list. Why? Because it's tailor-made for the thing that makes or breaks indie horror games in 2014: It's …

#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt

After Kim Kardashian’s now-infamous Paper magazine cover challenged us all to ‘break the Internet,’ the Internet itself struck back with its own …

'Game of Thrones' showrunner explains why Bran is not in season 5

For the first time in <i>Game of Thrones</i> history, a major character will spend a season on the bench. But the HBO hit’s showrunners have good reasons for …

The Right’s War on Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Cosmos host is widely despised by conservatives. Do they have a point, or are their complaints just anti-intellectualism run amok?<p>Celebrity …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

Netflix Orders Judd Apatow-Gillian Jacobs Comedy 'Love'

A long time ago, in a world before Yahoo Screen, 'Community''s inevitable end seemed that much more pronounced by news that Judd Apatow had plotted a …

Movie News: Movie Reviews, Trailers, Photos | EW.com

MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet arrivals: See the photos<p>40-plus actors you probably forgot were father and son<p>Which 'Grease' Pink Lady are you?<p>Gal …

AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for “broadband,” 4Mbps is enough

Cable lobby also implores FCC not to change definition of broadband.<p>AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change …

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Apple's iOS 8 Keyboard Gets Flooded With Replacements

When Apple announced a new predictive typing feature called QuickType for iOS 8 earlier this summer, it looked like a copy-cat challenge to other keyboard apps that Apple had banned from its App Store. The user interface featured a trio of words above the keys, which looked eerily like the …