Fan mashup of 'Mario Kart' and 'Star Wars' is a gaming dream

by on February 12, 2016

If you’re like me, you spent your youth imagining what it’d be like if your favorite fictional universes got together — heck, Aliens vs. Predator and Kingdom Hearts are practically kids’ dreams made real. Well, some fans weren’t willing to keep thei… See The Story at the original source – Joystiq (Right Click – New […]

NASA maps part of Pluto's complex terrain

by on February 12, 2016

Pluto’s surface looks pretty textured even from afar, but you may still be surprised by how complex its terrain actually is. This new color-coded geological map illustrates that complexity more clearly. It covers 1,290 miles of the dwarf planet, incl… See The Story at the original source – Joystiq (Right Click – New Tab) Powered […]

This 1937 Film Explains the Secrets of Splash Engine Lubrication

by on February 12, 2016

– A vast number of the engineering challenges faced by those who develop internal-combustion engines come down to one simple factor: friction. Countless years have gone into creating surfaces, coatings, oils, and bearings that attempt to overcome this universal force. – And yet the most basic way in which an engine copes with friction, its lubrication system, hasn’t really changed […]

ICYMI: Ripples in Spacetime, brain jolts to learn and more

by on February 12, 2016

Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory confirmed Einstein’s theory that ripples in the fabric of spacetime do, in fact, exist. They spotted the gravitational waves made when two black… See The Story at the original source – Joystiq (Right Click – New Tab) Powered by WPeMatico Thank […]

The Flare Path: Truck Stop Temptations

by on February 12, 2016

I’ve talked about companion texts in Flare Path before , but I’m not sure I’ve ever used this column to air my companion games theory. In short I believe certain games have soul mates – titles that compliment them so perfectly that the idea of playing one without the other is almost unthinkable. The two […]

Heretics! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Shows Off Chaos

by on February 12, 2016

There is something pleasing about watching a mile-long spacecathedral circling in broadside combat with a mile-long, meat-covered spacecathedral dedicated to ruinous powers. Something to do with pretty space backgrounds, nice giant spacecathedrals, colourful zapbeams, and the very idea of heavily-armed shards of meat, bone, and teeth. I’m less sure about the ship with a big […]

Guitar Hero Live failed to do the business, too

by on February 12, 2016

Hot on the heels of Rock Band 4’s failure to meet sales expectations, Activision has said Guitar Hero Live also didn’t do the business. In a financial call last night, Activision said Guitar Hero Live, which launched last year against direct competitor Rock Band 4, suffered “lower than expected performance”. That’s corporate speak for didn’t […]

When Everyone Loves the Thing You Hate

by on February 12, 2016

Spurred on by Gav’s continuing disappointment with the new series of The X Files, the IGN UK podcast crew discuss the movies, games and TV shows they can’t stand but everyone seems to love. They chaps also discuss how to have the perfect nerdy Valentine’s Day, the time Rory couldn’t drink tequila properly and why […]