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What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

Take a deep breath with nine minutes of Adrift gameplay

Adam Orth and Three One Zero have posted a new nine minutes of gameplay from his upcoming virtual reality/exploration title <i>Adrift</i> and it gives a little more concrete sense of what's going on in the game than has been seen in shorter looks before.<p>The demo parcels out the game's backstory and main …

Virtual Reality

35 Actually Terrifying Scary Movies to Watch for Halloween

And how to watch these classics right now.<p>The changing season means many things—fall foliage, chunky knit sweaters more pumpkin-flavored items than any sane person could possibly desire—but it also means it's almost Halloween, and so it's time for scary movies. Thanks to streaming video services, …

IMDb Ranks the Top Movies From the Last 25 Years

Which films missed the cut?<p>The Internet Movie Database recently turned 25 years old and to celebrate this milestone, it has released a list of the 25 top-rated films from the past 25 years. Starting off as a downloadable database software on the early days of the Internets, IMDb has gone on to …

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

Watch Fallout 4's New Live-Action Trailer

With less than a month to go before Fallout 4's release, Bethesda is ramping up marketing and promotional efforts for the post-apocalyptic RPG. The latest example is a beautiful new live-action trailer for the game, called "The Wanderer," which shows a man (and his dog) walking through a ravaged …

Bethesda

Witcher 3 Dev "Amazed" at Its Success, Has "No Idea" Where Series Goes Next

CD Projekt Red continues to be "amazed" at the success The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has enjoyed thus far. According to visual effects artists Jose Teixeria, that's in part because the developer was not necessarily anticipating that the game would appeal to such a wide audience.<p>"We are still amazed at …

The Witcher

Fallout 4 SPECIAL Video Makes Convincing Case For Having High Agility in the Wasteland

Fallout 4's "S.P.E.C.I.A.L." video series is coming to an end soon, as Bethesda has now published the sixth video in the seven-part series. Today's movie is focused on Agility. As you'll see in the video, cultivating your Agility skills has a number of benefits to help keep you alive in the …

Call of Duty

Ark: Survival Evolved surpasses 2M copies sold

Multiplayer survival games are still a huge category on Steam and PC, and the latest darling of this genre has reached a new milestone.<p>Ark: Survival Evolved has reached 2 million copies sold, according to Studio Wildcard. This open-world online multiplayer game has players trying to scrape together …

Communicate

How to unlock Cortana in the new Xbox One experience preview

Cortana isn’t officially coming to Xbox One until 2016, but some of you can try it out right now.<p>Some gamers were bummed to find out that Microsoft won’t officially launch its Cortana voice assistant for Xbox One with the New Xbox One Experience update in November (read our hands-on with NXOE right …

Cortana

PS4 Price Cut Goes Into Effect, Now Level With Xbox One

In North America, you can now buy a PlayStation 4 starting at $350. The $50 price cut was announced yesterday and goes into effect today at retailers across the United States and Canada. With the price cut, the PS4 is now offered at the same starting price as the Xbox One going into the holiday …

Xbox One Exec Admits PS4 Has "Huge Lead," Not Sure If Microsoft Can Catch Up

The PlayStation 4 has a "huge lead" over the Xbox One, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, an advantage that is so large right now that he's unsure if Microsoft's console can ever catch up.<p>Spencer's candid comments came during a panel at the 2015 GeekWire Summit. As reported by Videogamer, when …

Backward Compatibility

Go Behind-the-Scenes for XCOM 2, Beyond Earth, and Civilization at Firaxicon 2015

Last weekend was the second annual Firaxicon, developer Firaxis' opportunity to go in-depth with its biggest upcoming titles and to have post-mortems on the company's extensive back catalog. While we livestreamed major parts of the event here on GameSpot, you can catch up on everything you might've …

Gaming Industry

Prison Architect is not for the faint of heart

Prison Architect is a top-down voyage into the horrors of penitentiaries, and you’re always at the center of the chaos. Hell, sometimes you’re even the cause of it.<p>Developed by Introversion Software, with the final version of the game available for Mac and PC on October 6, Prison Architect is a …

Crime

Sony advertises Destiny: The Taken King by pushing it into your PlayStation 4 library

Advertisements are features now.<p>If you own a PlayStation 4 but don’t own Destiny, you may have noticed that the sci-fi shooter popped into your library today. Of course, if you click-through to actually launch it, the PS4 will take you to the store page to buy the game for $60. But this is all part …

'Far Cry Primal' will take humanity back to the stone age

What would happen if you took the large, open-world chaos that defines the <i>Far Cry</i> series, removed the guns, vehicles, modern weapons and political character motivations? You'd have <i>Far Cry Primal</i> -- a survival epic staged in a re-imagined stone age. It's a different, but intriguing idea. The player …

Stone Age

Cortana won't help you on Xbox One until next year

If you were hoping to experience Cortana's most helpful version on your Xbox One this year, you might have to settle for her possible appearance in <i>Halo 5</i> at the end of the month instead. The virtual assistant won't make her full debut to owners of Microsoft's latest console until early next year. …

Halo

Watch No Man's Sky Dev Play the PS4 Game on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

Sean Murray, co-founder of No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, appeared Friday night on <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> to talk about and play the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC game. Colbert starts off by asking for a release date, but Murray doesn't budge. They then launch into a discussion …

Every New Xbox One Bundle

As the holiday season approaches, Microsoft is adding a great amount of variety to its Xbox One bundles.<p>Last week, the company announced <i>six</i> new bundles, each of which will launch this year featuring some nice pack-in games like Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, among others. Now we've …

Tomb Raider

All Xbox One Controllers Will Eventually Support Button-Mapping

Button-mapping won't be exclusive to the $150 Xbox One Elite controller that ships later this month. Microsoft's Mike Ybarra confirmed today on Twitter that the feature is coming to <i>all</i> Xbox One controllers sometime down the road through an update, though it's not immediately clear when that will …

Microsoft releases bleak Halo 5: Guardians television commercial

Microsoft debuted its Halo 5: Guardians television commercial debuted tonight on NBC Sunday Night Football today. It’s a bleak snippet, as it shows the reaction as the authorities announce that Master Chief, the hero of the Halo series, died in the line of duty.<p>Halo 5: Guardians launches worldwide …

Designing Next-Gen Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences

Michael Wesolowski Contributor<p>Mike Wesolowski is a Senior Experience Architect at ÄKTA, a Chicago-based experience design and digital innovation consultancy.<p>It wasn’t until I conquered my first dungeon in <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> at my friend’s house that I decided to throw a convincing tantrum at my …