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Volvo's Polestar 1 is a 600-HP Hybrid Sports Coupe With 93-Mile EV Range

Polestar 2 takes on Tesla Model 3 as an electric midsize sedan; Polestar 3 is an electric SUV<p>Look out, Tesla. Look out, conventional automakers going deeper into the performance electric vehicle space. Volvo has spun off Polestar into a standalone performance EV brand, and the first vehicle to wear …

Electric Vehicles

Agents of SHIELD's Season Five Space Story Is Still a Mystery

After ending a spectacular season four—which included Ghost Rider, Life Model Decoys, and the Framework—<i>Agents of SHIELD</i> will be back for a two-hour …

Comics

If Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Goes on for Years, We Could See the Same Story Adapted Over Again

Amazon already has a Philip K. Dick show in its adaptation of <i>Man in the High Castle</i>, which is headed into its third season. But Amazon also has an …

Philip K. Dick

Blizzard Accidentally Leaks Overwatch's Halloween Event Skins Early

For once the Xbox store isn’t to blame for <i>Overwatch</i> event skins leaking early. This time, it’s actually Blizzard themselves who have made the slip-up, unveiling a number of legendary skins for next week’s Halloween event before they were supposed to be officially debuted.<p>The leak comes in the form …

Cosplay

Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of October 2017

“There are no vampires in Japan. That is the position of the Emperor. The Emperor is wrong…”<p>In 1899 Geneviève Dieudonné travels to Japan with a group …

Books

Disney chief was consulted about decision to kill Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bob Iger admits it was a big discussion<p>Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, said he was consulted by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams about the decision to kill Han Solo before <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was made.<p>Iger spoke briefly about working on bringing the new era of Star Wars to …

Star Wars

RANKED: Netflix's 5 original animated series for adults, from worst to best

For the most part, Netflix has won over critics with its innovative approach to adult animation.<p>Since the premiere of "BoJack Horseman" in 2014 — which is CEO Reed Hastings' favorite Netflix show — the streaming service has released four other original animated shows that deal in mature themes.<p>Its …

Netflix

New Halo Mixed Reality Experience Revealed

343 Industries has revealed a free mixed reality shooting experience, Halo Recruit and teased more mixed reality Halo to come.<p>Yesterday on the Halo …

Augmented Reality

Film review: Does Blade Runner 2049 top the original?

In a career of iconic roles, Harrison Ford’s performance in the sequel to the dystopian neo-noir is among his best, says critic Caryn James.<p>The original Blade Runner was set in the future of 2019. Today, 35 years after that now-classic movie appeared, its world hardly seems strange at all. Androids …

Movies

How Blade Runner got its name from a dystopian book about health care

Most fans of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film <i>Blade Runner</i> are aware that it’s based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, and that the book is not called <i>Blade Runner</i>. If you pick up Dick’s novel <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?</i>, you’ll notice the term never appears in it. Even in the movie, “blade runner” is a …

Blade Runner

Elon Musk presents his vision for colonizing Mars by 2024

Elon Musk unveiled exciting changes to his vision of establishing a colony on Mars, and surprised us with a plan to use rockets to transport people …

SpaceX

DC is officially stepping away from its expanded cinematic universe

Standalone films are the new name of the game<p>It’s no secret that DC’s cinematic universe efforts have experienced some difficulties winning the hearts of both fans and critics. The exception has been the most recent entry in the franchise: the largely standalone <i>Wonder Woman,</i> released earlier this …

Superheroes

[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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mario Kart

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 …

'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 …

Elon Musk

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 …

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 …

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> …

'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>…

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 …

'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 …

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 …