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Cannibalism A-OK But Gay Kiss Too Much For "Walking Dead" Fans

Priorities, people! Warning: this post contains graphic imagery.<p>The complaints came fast and furiously.

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Who should play Marvel Studios' Spider-Man?

Sony have allowed Marvel Studios to create their own version of Spider-Man, but who could replace Andrew Garfield?<p>Things have not been rosy for Andrew Garfield in the Spider-Man camp for some time. In November, the <b>Amazing Spider-Man star said that Sony Pictures' meddling</b> resulted in the …

Marvel Universe

Xbox One is getting its first big update of the year

The first Xbox One system update of the year has begun rolling out, Microsoft announced in a post on Xbox Wire.<p>The new update is bringing improvements to the console's wireless controllers, which will now sync up more speedily, and let you get into a game ever so slightly faster.<p>The new February …

'Game Of Thrones' Actor Breaks Thousand-Year-Old Strength Record

<i>Game of Thrones</i> fans will recognize Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.<p>The Icelandic actor plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO fantasy drama. He’s actually the third actor to fill the role.<p>He’s also insanely strong, quite possibly stronger than the fictional Mountain himself, though by all accounts …

This Year's Super Bowl Video Game Ads Were All Mobile

If you don’t count the Budweiser PacMan spot, every video game advertised in <i>Super Bowl XLIX</i> was a mobile title.<p>No matter how you spin it—and I will spin it down below, so please keep reading—that’s a sign of the times. Mobile is bigger than ever, even if the implications of this fact may not be …

Call of Duty

Madden predicted the Super Bowl exactly

Every year, publisher Electronic Arts runs a simulation that tries to predict the winner and score of the Super Bowl. This year, the game got everything right.<p>The Super Bowl just finished, and the New England Patriots won 28 to 24 thanks to a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Julian …

Texas will honour American sniper by celebrating 'Chris Kyle Day'

Texas will officially celebrate 2 February as “Chris Kyle Day”, in honour of the Navy Seal whose portrayal in the movie American Sniper has caused intense controversy while breaking box-office records.<p>Kyle, reportedly the most lethal sniper in US military history with 160 confirmed kills out of 255 …

American Sniper

Outdoor Adventure Gear: Starter Kit

When it comes to the outdoors, you can sink a lot of hard-earned money into adventure-related products. Between all the gear options available and …

Outdoors

I Didn't Believe Microsoft's New Email App Could Be Better Than Gmail — And I Was Completely Wrong

Earlier today, I read Business Insider tech editor Steve Kovach's post on Microsoft's new Outlook email app for iOS.<p>He was a fan, raving about the app's sync capabilities and ease of use. He even went so far as to say that he deleted his Gmail app after just five minutes of using Microsoft's new …

Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset Feels Like Science-Fiction Come to Life

The future could be a place where something doesn't have to be present to feel real.<p>Demos by nature are carefully aimed at razzling and dazzling …

Xbox's Phil Spencer Discusses the Future of Gaming on HoloLens

"...gaming will be important."<p>During a group interview at Wednesday's Windows 10 event, Xbox Head Phil Spencer opened up about the possible future of …

Will Ferrell Hits Cheerleader in the Face, Gets Thrown Out of Game: Watch the Clip

Why, Will, why?! Comedian <b>Will Ferrell</b> nailed a cheerleader in the face and got thrown out of an NBA game on Wednesday, Jan. 21, but it was staged for …

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

Windows 10

How The New Nintendo 3DS's C-Stick Works in Super Smash Bros.

Oh, and <i>Monster Hunter</i>. Let's not forget that. Very important!<p>Perhaps the most noticeable addition the New Nintendo 3DS brings to the table is a …

The Best First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Like most years, 2014 was a pretty good year for first-person shooters. Some great games were released, and others have been teased for next year or released in Alpha.<p>For the purposes of this list we’ll look just at titles that launched this year as full games—not “Early Release” or Alpha or “Pay …

Hackers claim responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

The hacking group Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for an attack on Sony’s PlayStation network, which caused connection issues for gamers over the weekend.<p>Visitors to the PlayStation Store were met with the message “Page not found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault”. Sony said: “We are …

The Christmas Question: PS4 Or Xbox One?

Christmas is less than a week away, and it’s time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven’t already. Out of every question posed to me by readers (and even Forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. PS4 or Xbox One?<p>Obviously there are other gaming options this holiday season, …

Why Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Took Down Xbox Live And PlayStation Network

As of Friday morning, PlayStation Network is still down, and Xbox Live service is "limited."<p>Lizard Squad is not hacking these services, but it is launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that overload servers with bogus requests.<p>Another hacker group, "The Finest Squad," is …

Nintendo's Wii U 'Star Fox' Will Be Playable At E3 2015

It seemed as if Nintendo was slowly backing away from E3 after two straight years of skipping traditional on-stage press conferences, but last year their singular, constant livestream and playable games area, the “Treehouse,” became one of the highlights of the show. And now, Nintendo isn’t afraid …

'New 3DS XL' North American Launch Date Announced

Nintendo is releasing the oddly (if aptly) named New 3DS XL in North America next month.<p>The handheld hits shelves February 13th.<p>Nintendo’s overhauled handheld console improves upon the original 3DS in just about every way without actually being a new system.<p>Perhaps most notable is its eye-tracking …

Microsoft Is Cutting Xbox One Price Back Down To $349

That didn’t last long: after a brief moment at $399, the Xbox One has returned to its holiday pricing of $349 for the foreseeable future. We all expected that Microsoft would have a hard time selling its console by giving raising the base price in 2015, and the tech giant apparently agreed. While …

Selling

Borderlands is finally coming to PS4 and Xbox One

And you can buy a $399 robot to celebrate<p>The <i>Borderlands</i> series is finally going next-gen — and to celebrate, you can buy a remote controlled version of Claptrap, gaming's most obnoxious robot. Today 2K Games announced the new <i>Borderlands: The Handsome Collection</i>, which will bundle <i>Borderlands 2</i> and …

California-based studio will layoff hundreds of animators and other staff after years of poor box office performances and two sale attempts, reports say<p>DreamWorks Animation has begun a fresh round of staff layoffs, according to reports in Los Angeles Times, which have been confirmed by other …

Animation