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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds into Cinemas With Record Opening

'Sonic the Hedgehog' broke the record for a U.S. video game movie debut (via Paramount) Despite early misgivings, Sonic the Hedgehog has broken the record for a U.S. video game movie debut. Paramount’s troubled adaptation raced to the top o

This is Heavy: ‘Back to the Future’ Deepfake Casts Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland

Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. as Marty McFly and Doc Brown in 'Back to the Future' deepfake (via EZRyderX47/YouTube) If Avengers: Endgame killed the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s favorite surrogate father/son relationship, then YouTube E

‘Doctor Who’ S12, E8: Team TARDIS Tackle 19th Century Trolley Problem

The Doctor and her gang arrive at the Villa Diodati on the night that inspired Mary Shelley's «Frankenstein» (via BBC) This article contains spoilers for “The Haunting of Villa Diodati,” episode eight of Doctor Who season

New 3D Printing Method Is Faster, Thanks to Light

What can’t you 3D print these days? This still-magical feeling technology lets everyone and their little cousin conjure everything from sneakers to guitars to bridges to fake body parts inside a box. And the processes are […] The post New 3D Printi

Military Drone AI Based on Gamers Is How We Get to ‘Metal Gear’

I’ve got a range of opinions on the video game violence debate. No, games don’t people more violent. No, they shouldn’t be banned. Yes, kids shouldn’t play games for adults. Yes, it’s perfectly […] The post Military Drone AI Based on Gamers I

Hands-On: ‘Outriders’ Is a Next-Gen Looter Shooter Worth Getting Excited About

People Can Fly are making a major comeback with their upcoming shooter: Outriders. Published by Square-Enix, Outriders blends elements from popular shooters and delivers something that is both familiar and fresh. I recently […] The post Hands-On: ‘

Watch These Movies Before ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

They did it! Those beautiful bastards. After an eternity of threats and horrifying early leggy character designs and rap anthems, finally there’s a real live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie in theaters. Score one […] The post Watch These Movies Befor

‘Castlevania’ Haunts Netflix For Season 3 This March

Forget slightly less terrifying takes on live-action Sonic the Hedgehog. If you want to see a quality adaptation of an iconic gaming series, look no further than Castlevania on Netflix. We’ve been waiting […] The post ‘Castlevania’ Haunts Netflix

11 Other Sega Franchises That Should Be Movies

We’re on tenterhooks for Sonic The Hedgehog, the long-awaited live-action rendition of Sega’s blue high-speed mascot. Whether it’ll be a box office success seems to be a question that nobody is suited to […] The post 11 Other Sega Fran

Ranking Star Wars Couples From Most to Least Dysfunctional

Despite its futuristic technology, Star Wars sets itself apart by declaring itself a story about the past. Opening with the famous lines, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” the […] The post Ranking Star Wars Couples From Most to Least Dysf

First ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Trailer Answer a Big Mystery

Jim Hopper's fate might be revealed in a secret phone message connected with David Harbour's Instagram account. (Photo Credit: Netflix) I’m going to be honest. I don’t watch Stranger Things. I just don’t care about the 1980s. But you can’

Blurry First Look at ‘The Batman’ Reminds Us of Daredevil

The Batman is increasingly becoming a real movie. With all the drama surrounding Ben Affleck and the old DCEU out of the way, Matt Reeves is firmly in the director’s chair for this […] The post Blurry First Look at ‘The Batman’ Reminds Us of Dared

Fight for New York: An Interview With Nick Scurr About ‘The Division 2: Warlords of New York’

This week, Ubisoft unveiled Warlords of New York, an expansion to its popular looter-shooter, The Division 2. The add-on brings the series full circle by once again having the action take place in […] The post Fight for New York: An Interview With Nick

Rotary Dial Cellphone Is Modern-Day Steampunk

credit: Justine Haupt What is steampunk, really? The most common, and most accurate, answer is that steampunk a fantastical take on the sci-fi genre deeply rooted in 19th century aesthetics. Umbrellas and blimps and clocks. Machinery […] Th

Europe Bans Facebook Dating for Being Too Exposed

As Valentine’s Day approaches, an increasing number of single folks are turning to dating apps to find love. There’s nothing wrong with that. My relationship is the result of online dating. But there […] The post Europe Bans Facebook Dating for Bein

How ‘HyperDot’ Builds an Inclusive Gaming Experience

Since the dawn of video games, we’ve had to settle for whatever controllers and controller layouts developers and publishers gave us. Though some games featured customizable controls, most did not. The idea of […] The post How ‘HyperDot’ B

Why Cozy Mysteries Are The Hottest TV Genre Of 2020

We’re always observing genres as they grow and mutate – geek culture stands at the forefront of the new and different, and smart heads plug in early to get ahead of the curve. […] The post Why Cozy Mysteries Are The Hottest TV Genre Of 2020

Study: Good Stories Make VR Less Sickening

I’ve suffered for this job. It’s true. Years ago, after previewing multiple virtual reality games back to back, I got hit with so much delayed motion sickness that I seriously needed to lie […] The post Study: Good Stories Make VR Less Sickening app

Nike’s All-Star Weekend Sneakers Include Space Jam and Iron Man Kicks

The biggest sneaker weekend of the year is upon us. NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the biggest events of the basketball season, but more importantly it’s the biggest weekend for sneakers all […] The post Nike’s All-Star Weekend Sneakers Include

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Evan Evagora as Elnor (Photo via CBS) I don’t know what I was hoping for from Star Trek: Picard. Maybe a return to the meditative, optimistic style of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I mean, I’d love a good episodic Star […] Th

‘Rogue One’ Disney+ Prequel Series to Film This Year

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rogue One’s Diego Luna finally set a clear timeline for when we can expect the Disney+ prequel series about his character, Cassian Andor, to finally get under […] The post ‘Rogue One’ Disney+ Pre

‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Episode 13 Recap: Class War

Lili Reinhart as Betty -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW Well, I guess we’re done with the flash-forwards, aren’t we. After an entire season of ominous end tags pointing to Jughead’s death, Riverdale finally ran headlong into it

‘Doctor Who’: BBC Responds to Backlash Over Mental Health Episode

The Doctor's response to Graham opening up about his cancer fears «was never meant to be dismissive» (via BBC) This article contains spoilers for “Can You Hear Me?,” episode seven of Doctor Who season 12. Sunday’s ep

Reuters Partners With Facebook For Fact-Checking Program

Photo Credit: Reuters has joined Facebook’s fact-checking crusade. As part of the social network’s third-party program, Reuters will comb through photos, videos, headlines, and other content—in the run-up to the U.S. e

KFC, Crocs Collaborate For Finger-Lickin’ Good Shoes

Original. Comfortable. Kentucky Fried. (via KFC) There is nothing KFC won’t do for a marketing campaign. The fried chicken chain has collaborated with Crocs to introduce two limited-edition pairs of finger-lickin’ good shoes. The firs

This AI Tool Rewrites Outdated Wikipedia Articles

MIT researchers created an automated text-generating system that pinpoints and replaces specific information in relevant Wikipedia sentences, while keeping the language similar to how humans write and edit (via Christine Daniloff/MIT) A system cr

‘Prince of Persia’ Becomes VR Escape Room for Some Reason

Remember Prince of Persia? The ancient original platformer by Jordan Mechner is still fondly remembered for its pioneering use of rotoscope animation in primitive games. Meanwhile, the 2003 reimagining from Ubisoft consistently had […] The post ‘Princ

Shout Out to Award-Winning Black Hair in ‘Hair Love’

It’s been a few days since the most recent Academy Awards and not only do we still remember them, we remember them for being good! The best movie of the year, Bong Joon-ho’s unparalleled […] The post Shout Out to Award-Winning Black Hair in ‘

Review: ‘Patapon 2 Remastered’ Marches to the Beat of its Own Drum

Patapon is one of those PlayStation franchises I never got around to playing. It wasn’t because the series was on PlayStation Portable. I played the heck out of that system. No, the main […] The post Review: ‘Patapon 2 Remastered’ Marches

‘Pokemon Home’ Rescues Your Friends

When I get into a Pokemon game, I really get into it. But this only happens about once a decade or so because that’s how long it takes the franchise’s infamously incremental approach […] The post ‘Pokemon Home’ Rescues Your Friends appeared

Hands-On: ‘The Division 2: Warlords of New York’ Is Exactly What the Series Needs

Back when The Division 2 launched, I claimed proclaimed it as the only looter shooter worth playing. I sunk well over 100 hours into the game; playing both solo and with friends. I […] The post Hands-On: ‘The Division 2: Warlords of New York’

‘The Flash’ Season 6 Episode 11 Recap: Valentine’s Day Swap

Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW It’s Valentine’s Day week on The Flash. Since Barry and Iris are the CW-verse’s most functional couple, that’s always a big deal. Is it a littl

Harrison Ford Finally Talks About His ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Scene

Han Solo may be gone, but Harrison Ford’s career moves on. Probably, if past interviews are any indication, much to his relief. For example, Ford recently starred in Call of the Wild, an […] The post Harrison Ford Finally Talks About His ‘Rise o

NOAA Offers $20K Reward For Info on Dolphins Stabbed, Shot in Florida

(via Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering a reward up to $20,000 for information regarding the recent murders of two dolphins in Florida. A pair of dead dolphins were d

Download Google’s Latest Earth View Satellite Images

Kyrgyzstan (via Google Earth View/Maxar Technologies) Google has dropped more than 1,000 new wallpaper-worthy images of our planet into the Earth View Gallery. High-resolution photos featuring some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes (

Snapchat’s New Mental Health Tool Supports Users

Snapchat logo (via MIH83/Pixabay) Snapchat this week introduced new in-app support for users struggling with mental or emotional health. Here For You provides “safety resources” from local experts when Snapchatters search for sensitiv

Coronavirus Gets Official Title: COVID-19

Photo Credit: Tore F / Unsplash The novel coronavirus disease has an official name. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday announced the title: COVID-19. “Having a name matters to prevent the

Help Wanted: NASA to Hire Artemis-Generation Astronauts

NASA is hiring new astronauts to explore the Moon and Mars (via NASA) NASA is now accepting applications for the next class of Artemis-generation astronauts. Submit your credentials between March 2 and 31 for a chance to join one of the nation

‘Division 2’ Expansion Returns to New York

The Division was never going to be my kind of game. I have a tough time getting into any Tom Clancy digital fever dream that doesn’t star Sam Fisher. And frankly any game […] The post ‘Division 2’ Expansion Returns to New York appeared first on Ge

Galaxy Z Flip Is Your Next Folding Samsung Phone, Galaxy S20 Goes Full 5G

A sizable chunk of the tech industry is still convinced that foldable displays are the future. Our rundown of all the tech we saw fold at CES last month included everything from phones to […] The post Galaxy Z Flip Is Your Next Folding Samsung Phone, G
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