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Hours of live “Force Awakens” reveals introduce more toys and other “Star Wars” products than you can shake a lightsaber at. Here, a look at some of the newest stuff this side of the galaxy.
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Force Friday’s bringing a barrage of new “Star Wars” toys. Can Nerf blasters, quadcopters and costumes awaken your interest in the upcoming movie? Warning: Some product names contain movie spoilers.
Baidu, China’s largest search engine and an investor in Uber, is giving its Zuoyebang ‘after school’ service, which helps school students with their studies, wings of its own after it revealed that the business raised an undisclosed Series A funding round. Read More —> Read More
If you’d rather Google the weird thing growing on your hand than go see your friendly neighbourhood healthcare professional, good news: Google is announcing support for a bunch more medical conditions, without having to ever leave search results.
WhatsApp has grown tremendously from the time Facebook acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. The messaging app’s founder, Jan Koum, has just announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900 million monthly active users (MAU). That means it has… —> Read More
Editor’s Note: This feature includes major spoilers for Aftermath, the new Star Wars novel set after Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens. I’ll try to be vague where I can, but I highly suggest
first (It’s quite fun!) and then coming back to discuss all the juicy details and Episode VII speculation.
Star Wars Aftermath is finally here, and with it, the first big (official) look at what’s happening after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Aftermath is unique in that it does tell one connected story with new characters, but every few chapters it takes a 2-3 page break to share tiny glimpses of what’s happening throughout the galaxy. In these moments, author Chuck Wendig (working with Lucasfilm) shines light on the future of some of the series’ most beloved characters: Han, Luke, Boba Fett, and more.
Warframe: Echoes of the Sentient has landed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after already being available for PC. —> Read More
Ever really, really been enjoying a game, only to be hit in the face with one particular sequence that causes everything to come to a grinding halt? 4P’s Geoff shares are ten such moments that came out of left field and made him question the sanity of whoever thought this was a good idea. —> Read More
Rocket League developer Psyonix have announced that the very next update, due out within 2 weeks, will enable players to play another ranked match immediately after finishing the current one. —> Read More
There’s no doubt that ArenaNet has made a major impact upon the world of mmorpg games with their buy-to-play model. Their original Guild Wars launched when subscription-based games ruled the land, and their Guild Wars 2 began life when free-to-play mmos had taken over. Yet their brand of having players buy the core game and play forever without any subscription fees proved to be a winner. However, the company has moved into new territory when they announced at PAX Prime that the core game of Guild Wars 2 was now going to be free to all players. Was this the right decision? Is making the core game of Guild Wars 2 free a good move? —> Read More
Huge Deus Ex fan? Just getting started? Well, it doesnt really matter! Whether youve played every single Deus Ex game ever released or youre new to the series looking for a nice experience then youre in luck. Why you ask? Lets just say you can grab all the Deus Ex games on Steam for only $7! —> Read More
Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
A big part of what’s won Chrome a lot of converts is how much faster it is over the competition. That speed comes at a price, though: The web browser is notoriously a resource hog (especially if you have a dozen or so tabs open at once) and it dram… —> Read More
IFA isn’t just a time to show of smartphones, tablets, PC, and TVs. It’s also an opportune time for accessory makers to make a big splash as well. Jabra did just that when it announced not one, not even two, but three new wireless headsets to appeal to all sorts of users, from the highly mobile and active, to the … —> Read More
The last thing I’d want to do before appearing on the debut episode of a talk show is make the host angry with me, but that’s exactly what Jeb Bush did this week when he announced a contest to fly one lucky campaign contributor out to New York to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sounds reasonable enough — so why is Stephen Colbert unhappy?
Bush never consulted him about the contest.
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If there’s one surefire way to drum up interest in a movie or documentary, try using the court system to have the entire project scrapped. In an obvious lesson that many companies are still learning the hard way, most efforts to prevent a film from being seen will only serve to increase awareness and overall viewership down the line.
So it goes with BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama dubbed The Gamechangers. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games president Sam Houser, The Gamechangers chronicles development studio’s battles with the litigious (and since disbarred) Jack Thompson over video game violence.
Destiny: The Taken King is so ubiquitous in gaming news and discussion that it’s a wonder people haven’t started thinking no other games were releasing this month. The way Bungie has dominated social media in the build up to the DLC’s release is remarkable, and Guardians who have pre-ordered the game are anxiously awaiting its release in a couple of weeks. Those who prefer to see what the game looks like as a finished product before making their decision, however, might be getting the chance sooner than they’d expected, according to Destiny‘s community manager DeeJ.
The Bungie Weekly Update published today announced that Update 2.0 is on its way, due September 8th, and will contain “much of the Year 2 groundwork”. On top of this, Bungie stated that Update 2.0 has a few surprises for every Destiny player, and one in particular from Lord Shaxx that promises to make September 8th a very popular week for Destiny‘s PvP faithful.
Bungie will be letting all players, regardless of whether they have pre-ordered Destiny: The Taken King or not, into the Crucible to sample the new PvP modes on every single brand new map that will be included in the expansion. DeeJ was quick to point out in the update that the new Super abilities for subclasses won’t be available in the preview, as players will have to visit their class Vanguard in The Taken King to earn their new subclass once the game launches.
What Bungie is cleverly referring to as the Crucible Preview Event will take place from September 8th to September 14th, giving Guardians a full week to get a feel for the new Rift and Mayhem modes that will be making their official debut once The Taken King releases a day later. Once —> Read More