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By John Davison | Games, tech, cars, sci-fi, nerd stuff

[SPOILERS] Everybody Is Somebody In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

To say that <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> has a lot of callbacks to Marvel Comics and Spider-Man comics in particular would be an understatement. This is one …

Comics

Dave Filoni Can't Stop Lampshading Ahsoka's Death, Even After Confirming She's Alive

Whether or not Ahsoka survived her fateful encounter with her former master at the end of <i>Rebels</i> season two is still on the minds of fans, even though …

Star Wars

‘Valerian’: How Luc Besson Made a $180 Million Indie That Can’t Fail

Besson side-stepped Hollywood's studio system by financing his sci-fi epic like an independent film. Here's how he pulled it off.<p>It’s hard to get …

Movies

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced the country would aim to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Hydrogen

PlayStation Vita's Rebirth as a Boutique Platform - Rolling Stone

Sony's moribund handheld device is still proving profitable for indie developers and niche publishers<p>At the recent E3 conference, Sony announced that …

PlayStation 4

Nintendo’s most important new games have nothing to do with Mario

Splatoon and Arms represent a big effort for the company<p>Each time Nintendo releases a new console, it’s safe to assume the usual suspects will follow: a new <i>Mario Kart</i> and <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> are all but guaranteed; new <i>Smash Bros.</i> and <i>Zelda</i> games are likely to make appearances at some point; and maybe …

Inside Discord, the Chat App That's Changing How Gamers Communicate - Rolling Stone

It's like Slack or Skype for gamers and there are now 45 million people using it<p>The Church of Makoto Discord channel hosts 55 people. They gather to …

League of Legends

'Sega Forever' Wants to Make Your Phone a Nostalgic Arcade - Rolling Stone

Launching with 'Sonic the Hedgehog', 'Comix Zone', 'Altered Beast', 'Kid Chameleon', and 'Phantasy Star II'<p>Tomorrow a selection of classic games from …

SEGA

6 Crazy Things You Probably Missed in Elon Musk's Mars Colonization Plan

Hope you like pizza.<p>Elon Musk's plan to start a colony on Mars might sound far-fetched, but he's apparently very serious about it. So serious, in fact, that he published a paper outlining the required steps in the June issue of the journal <i>New Space</i>.<p>Musk's theory is that populating Mars is essential …

The Most Buzzworthy Games of E3 2017 | Rolling Stone

From 'Super Mario Odyssey' and 'Call of Duty' to bold multiplayer experiments and beautiful new concepts. The games we're buzzing about most<p>There …

E3

See the New 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' Trailer - Rolling Stone

Chloe and Nadine take on some bad dudes in the hunt for legendary treasure<p><i>Uncharted: The Lost Legacy</i> will be out before you know it: August 22. In …

Sony

Id's Tim Willits on 'Quake Champions' Secret Esports Weapon - Rolling Stone

Id and Bethesda have grand ambitions for 'Quake Champions' esports<p>"Any major esports event can trace itself all the way back to some <i>Quake</i> …

eSports

'Because Nintendo': 'Arms' Producer on Why Fighters' Stretchy Arms - Rolling Stone

Producer Kosuke Yabuki and art director Masaaki Ishikawa discuss how the game came about, its lore, and why you should be playing with motion controls<p>…

Anime

Rocket League dev laments Sony’s ‘political barrier’ keeping crossplay off PS4

Nintendo, a company perennially behind when it comes to consumer expectations for online functionality, revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show that Psyonix’s car soccer hit Rocket League will enable crossplay between Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Sony reiterated at E3, however, that …

Rocket League

Nintendo of America Boss Talks Comebacks, DS and Esports - Rolling Stone

As Nintendo takes a victory lap at this year's E3 show, Fils-Aimé opens up on what makes the company tick, and what's next<p>It's almost exactly a year …

Wii U

'Monster Hunter World' Leads Answer All the Big Questions - Rolling Stone

Rest assured: 'World' is the next 'main' 'Monster Hunter' game<p>Though Capcom's illustrious <i>Monster Hunter</i> series been wildly successful in their home …

RPGs

Podcast E3 2017: Our Favorite Games of E3 - Rolling Stone

The games that stood out to us the most, in no particular order<p>We've seen <i>so</i> many games this week – so in the space of just one hour, we each try and …

Podcasting

Podcast E3 2017: It's Time to Talk About 'Super Mario Odyssey' - Rolling Stone

We talk about Mario's latest, Insomniac's amazing 'Spider-Man' demo, plus our hands-on time with 'Wolfenstein 2' and 'Doom VFR' and 'Fallout 4 VR'<p>On …

Super Mario Odyssey

Why 'Project Cars 2' Might Be VR's Best Evangelist - Rolling Stone

Nausea is a big problem when designing a driving game for VR. UK developer Slightly Mad Studios has got that – and much more – right with its …

Virtual Reality

8 Things You Need to Know from Ubisoft's E3 2017 Show | Rolling Stone

From 'Assassin's Creed Origins' to new multiplayer pirate game 'Skull & Bones' and a mobile 'South Park' spin-off game<p>Ubisoft generally puts on a …

E3

You pump up this mini scuba system by hand and it lets you breathe for 10 minutes underwater

No scuba gear? No problem! Scorkl is a mini scuba device that can be pumped up by hand and it allows you to dive for up to 10 minutes.<p>The high-pressure hand pump can pump to 3,000 psi which allows the small canister to hold enough air for 10 minutes underwater.<p>It easily reached its goal on …

Scuba Diving

The Best Science Fiction Books of 2017 (So Far)

The year's not even close to over, and we already have a growing list of great sci-fi reads.<p>In 2017, current events make escape into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there's a lot of great choices already.<p>Although we're still reading our way through this year's best science fiction …

Elder Scrolls Online dev speaks to the power of megaservers in MMO game design

"We have an interesting server structure in ESO that is unique in this generation of online game," says Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt …

Game Design

GoPro Fusion with OverCapture could mark new age for videography

At the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., last week, GoPro took the wraps off its Fusion spherical camera, a hardware and software technology …

Filmmaking

'Sea of Thieves' Makes You Work For It - Rolling Stone

Four strangers team up to crew a pirate ship with precisely the results you'd expect<p>The core idea behind <i>Sea of Thieves</i> is enticing: you team up with …

Ghost Ship

Imagine that: 7 radical concept cars conceived by industry outsiders

<b>(CNN) —</b> It makes sense for an automotive designer to come up with an automotive concept. That is, after all, what they get paid to do. But anyone with a pen and paper, or some sort of 3D software can have a go at creating the car of the future.<p>Most concept cars do, of course, typically end up much …

Transportation

Podcast E3 2017: All the Games from Bethesda, Ubisoft and Sony - Rolling Stone

From 'Wolfenstein 2' to 'Beyond Good & Evil 2', 'God of War' and 'Spider-Man'<p>In the third of our daily podcasts from E3 we discuss Bethesda's …

E3

7 Things You Need to Know from the PlayStation E3 Showcase | Rolling Stone

From new 'Horizon Zero Dawn' DLC to Insomniac's spectacular 'Spider-Man' and a stunning glimpse of 'God of War'<p>Sony's press conference was weird this …

Horizon Zero Dawn

EA Boss Andrew Wilson's Vision of Gaming's Future Will Blow Your Mind - Rolling Stone

Games are set to change more in the next five years than they have in the last 45, he says<p>Australian-born 42-year-old game maker Andrew Wilson has …

Electronic Arts