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Super Mario’s Creator Reveals The Design Secrets Of Its Famous First Level

The first level of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is a masterclass in game design. And now Shigeru Miyamoto–the genius game designer who gave us some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises–explains why. Within the first few seconds of the game, a player is enticed to jump and hit that question mark block, learns …

Retrogaming

Windows 10’s secret Xbox setting makes game streaming look way better

Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 PCs is one of the best features of the new operating system. While Microsoft has a variety of settings that will suit a home network bandwidth, there's a secret one hidden away that unlocks the full potential of Xbox One streaming. Reddit users have uncovered a …

Xbox

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets first-person mode on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

They don’t take shortcuts at Rockstar. Back in June, when the company first announced PC and next-generation console versions of Grand Theft Auto V, industry watchers suspected that it wouldn’t be a simple 1080p upscale. And when the launch was subsequently delayed, those suspicions were confirmed. …

Watch_Dogs: Assassin's Creed and Far Cry Easter Egg Spotted in the Latest Trailer

The folks behind our favorite games love hiding little Easter eggs in their titles, and apparently <i>Watch_Dogs</i>‘ developers do as well, as showcased in …

Xbox One Kinect used in therapies for kids with cerebral palsy

It's used for awkward dancing, sports games and gesture controls in video games. Now Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor can add cerebral palsy rehabilitation to its list of uses.<p>Researchers at the Bloorview Research Institute in Canada are developing games using the Kinect that help children with …

The U.S. Air Force Has a Hilarious Plan for a Real Godzilla Attack

In preparation for the release of the "Godzilla" reboot this summer, the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine wondered: How would the U.S. military respond to a real-life attack by the lizard monster?<p>It turns out that at least a couple members of the U.S. Air Force have thought about just such a …

Complex Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires

Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of plugs …

Digital Art

Xbox One March update adds Dolby Digital optical audio support

The March system update for the Xbox One will allow the console to output Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound over an optical audio cable via bitstream, Polygon can report.<p>The Xbox One launched without support for Dolby Digital, one of the most ubiquitous surround-sound audio standards. Right now, the …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Photography

A Million Gamers Help The Wild 'TwitchPlaysPokemon' Experiment Triumph

After 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 minutes of continuous play, the collaborative gaming experiment known as TwitchPlaysPokemon came to an end early on the morning of March 1st, when an upstart Pokémon master defeated the Elite Four and his rival to become Kanto’s newest champion.<p>The online …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

‘Impossible’ shots of Milky Way over city in new video

“This movie aims to … inspire more astrophotographers residing in heavily light polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way …

Born in March? Here’s your birthstone

Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.<p>March has two birthstones – aquamarine and …

Ancient History

Check your privilege with an antimatter beam

The ASACUSA experiment at CERN has made a beam of antimatter. It will not be used as a disintegrating death ray, but to study symmetries and invariants. This is much more interesting, and at the heart of how science tells us about our place in the universe<p>In a sense, antimatter beams are …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Video: Giant Atmospheric River Wallops the West Coast With Rain

Author: Betsy Mason. Betsy Mason Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:31 am. 6:31 am<p>Data from NASA’s Aqua satellite shows an …

The Week In Numbers: The Top Speed Of A Polar Bear, Quark Mystery Solved, And More

<b>25 miles per hour</b>: the sprinting speed of a polar bear (read about Google's quest to bring polar bears to Street View here)<p><b>500 trillion</b>: the number of particle collisions it took to discover the last as-yet-unproven way of making top quarks<p><b>2016</b>: the year the Hybrid Air powertrain, which propels a …

Black Holes

Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

This couldn't be.<p>A 1,200 pound male polar bear (especially when it's autumn and he hasn't eaten for four months) doesn't make play-dates with an animal from another species. He doesn't arrive every afternoon to cuddle, nuzzle, hug and roll around with a dog. Brian Ladoon claimed it was happening, …

The Birds of Paradise Project - video

A video introduction to the world's most visually stunning and remarkable birds that are hidden away upon the most rugged and inaccessible island on Earth.<p>It's caturday, but today's video will make you think this day should be renamed to honour birds. This is because I am sharing a video that will …

The 5 Most Baffling Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Video games are the only place celebrities don't have advantages over everyone else. The average game hero is an immortal warrior so far beyond human …

How to beat Super Mario Bros. with the lowest score possible

Forget bragging about a high score. What if you set out to beat <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> with the lowest score possible?<p>Well, you'd have to kill nothing, grab nothing, tap the bottom of each flagpole just before time runs out, warp and keep running all the way through level 8-4. That's what YouTube user …

Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges

Two self-styled amateur archeologists from Germany, who filmed themselves scraping off pieces of Egypt's Great Pyramid in hopes of proving that the ancient wonder was built by people from the legendary city of Atlantis, are now facing possible criminal charges in their home country.<p>During a trip to …