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Deadpool review

If you're reading this, then High Moon Studio's Deadpool was made specifically for you. No, this isn't some misguided attempt to match the meta, …

Ouya launches today in North America and UK

Today is the launch of the long-awaited, Kickstarter funded Ouya console, which will be available across North America and the United Kingdom.<p>Users can now purchase the console in retail, including Amazon, Best Buy, Game and Target for $99.99 while additional controllers will retail for …

PS Vita will be the 'perfect companion' to PS4, says Sony

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-24-sony-most-gamers-dont-want-to-buy-online-right-now<p>PlayStation Vita is 15 months into its launch; however, it's the yet-to-be-released PlayStation 4 console that Sony is touting as its "absolute perfect companion."<p>Speaking to GamesIndustry.Biz, Sony …

Microsoft details how Xbox One cloud servers will tackle processor-intensive gaming chores

One of the Xbox launch's big reveals was that Microsoft added 300,000 servers to Xbox Live, and now GM Matt Booty has detailed to <i>Ars Technica</i> how that'll improve game play. He said the improved cloud architecture will speed up GPU- or CPU-heavy chores that aren't dependent on latency -- like …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

Afghan mine delays at ancient site delight archaeologists

The forts and temples of the ancient Buddhist town at Mes Aynak in Afghanistan throng with the biggest crowds they have seen in more than 14 …

Drug-Test Businessman Says Marijuana Led to Boston Bombings

The bombings that took place in Boston were a heinous crime carried out by the Tsarnaev Brothers that killed and maimed American citizens. It seems the older brother had become radicalized in his hatred of U.S. foreign policy and his younger brother, called Jahar, seemed to be along for the ride. …

Searching for the World's First Zero

Mathematicians consider the invention (or <i>discovery</i>, depending on your point of view) of zero as one of the most important intellectual advances humans have ever made. Why? Isn't zero just sheer nothingness? Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>Zero is not only a concept of nothingness, which …

Ciudad Blanca, Legendary Lost City, Possibly Found In Honduran Rain Forest

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/15/2013 09:00 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>New images of a possible lost city hidden by Honduran rain forests show what might be the building foundations and mounds of Ciudad Blanca, a never-confirmed legendary metropolis.<p>Archaeologists and …

Science Mistakes: Astrophysicist Mario Livio Explains Scientific Geniuses' Biggest Blunders

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/16/2013 09:58 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Even geniuses make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes turn out to be genius in their own right, helping to illuminate some underlying mystery or impacting the way an entire field thinks.<p>In celebration …

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

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Would we be ready for an always-on Xbox?

The Xbox Infinity will require a constant internet connection to function. Actually, it won't. No, wait, it will sometimes. Alright, so we can't say …

The Biggest Stories Of The Week (May 18, 2013)

Did you miss any of the big stories this week? Want to find out how the pieces fit together? You're in the right place. This week was filled with …

Around the Internet - Let's Play Nintendo, Last of Us and more

<b>Every week we gather up the most popular articles from our friends across the internet and drop them all in one place for your reading pleasure. This</b> …

The Best And Worst Games Of The Xbox And Xbox 360 Launch Lineups

We’re on the verge of learning our first official bits of information about Microsoft’s follow-up to the Xbox 360, and it has us thinking about the …

Of Course The PlayStation 4 Has More Buzz Than Microsoft's New Xbox

Part of the fun of this job is that sometimes, we get to disagree with our fellow writers. One of my compatriots recently composed a piece titled “Sony PlayStation 4 Riding Wave Of Twice The Social Media Buzz Of New Microsoft Xbox.” In it, he speaks to social media tracking expert Jen Handley of …

PS4's 'play while downloading' feature arrives on PS3 first with 'The Last of Us'

With the PlayStation 4, Sony is trying to lower the friction in buying games from PSN by letting you start playing games while they're still downloading. Now it looks like the new feature will actually make it to the PlayStation 3 in time for the PSN release of Naughty Dog’s anticipated <i>The Last of</i> …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts clip offers a brief look at the game in progress, teases reveal

Infinity Ward released a brief teaser for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> that features a look at the game in an early design state.<p>The video, which you can watch here, was posted via Vine and loops approximately five seconds of footage. Following rumors and a leaked promotional poster, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> was …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

Serbia and Greece Ally Against Bulgaria

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …

Europe

How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent …

The Origins of 9 Great British Insults

For as long as people have been speaking the English language, they’ve been deploying it to poke fun at one another. Let's dig a little deeper into …

Language

10 Facial Reconstructions of Famous Historical Figures

Why look at a painting of a historical figure when you can come face to face with one? Forensic facial reconstruction using scans of skeletal remains …

Party Like It's 1876! 12 Items From the Centennial Exposition

The 1876 International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine, which was more commonly known as the Centennial …

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