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No, a black hole didn't suddenly open up on the Earth's surface. That's Vongfong, a gigantic storm (then a super typhoon) that has been causing chaos in the Asia-Pacific region for much of October. NASA astronaut Reid Weisman posted this dramatic photo as the International Space Station orbited ov...

October 15th 2014 at 9:13pm 0 Comments
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Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known for its BlackBerry line and QWERTY keyboard prowess, was at the top of its game and primed to jump into this emerging form fa...

May 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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I'm having a hard time picking a main character in Marvel Heroes. I started out with Storm, then F2P guilt intervened so I ponied up for Nightcrawler. Then I got a free Spider-man as a result of Gazillion's 10-month anniversary promotional shindig which only added to my indecision. It's a good pro...

April 27th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's time for another weekend, and the news is still dry as a desert. Unfortunately, we've already made up fake news. We've made up haikus. But not all is lost: we're seeing news and experiences from Heroes of the Storm. So while it's a tiny diversion from WoW, we asked your intrepid WoW Insider s...

March 29th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This isn't the first we've seen of Saturn's six-sided jet stream, but NASA's calling the GIF after the break "the first hexagon movie of its kind." The "movie" is made from a compilation of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft, and depicts a hurricane-like storm at the center of the "hexagon" th...

December 5th 2013 at 3:26pm 0 Comments
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Alientrap's Capsized has finally made its way to Xbox Live Arcade today, after being announced for the platform nearly three and a half years ago. The game will be available on the PlayStation Network for PS3 later this summer. The game differentiates itself from the already available PC version w...

July 5th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Listen to much of the chatter about Research in Motion today and you'll hear the launch of BlackBerry 10 described in almost apocalyptic terms. All-or-nothing. Live-or-die. Make-or-break. There's some truth to the extreme language, but BlackBerry 10 is really just the latest in a series of transfo...

January 28th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Starbreeze Studios (Syndicate, The Darkness) has nonchalantly announced Storm on its company site. The in-development game is billed as a (hyphen-overload) co-op sci-fi first-person shooter.The Storm listing was originally picked up by German site PlaySyndicate, after which VG24/7 theorized a link...

January 21st 2013 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Lightning doesn't always shoot downwards. Just occasionally, a thunderstorm will be accompanied by a red sprite: a huge, momentary electrical explosion that occurs around 50 miles high and fires thin tendrils many miles further up into the atmosphere. Sprites have been caught on camera before, but...

July 16th 2012 at 7:05am 0 Comments
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Cast your vote for which PSN games you'd like to see discounted -- that's what the Gamers' Choice Awards boil down to. (And choosing which ones are the best or whatever.) You can start doing that today with the PS Store update.Also joining us today: Killzone 3's free-to-play, standalone multiplayer...

February 28th 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Champions Online released two powersets recently, and I finally got time to sit down and crunch numbers on the new Wind powers. Wind has been live for a few weeks now, and the Squall archetype uses its powers to push enemies around the battlefield and rock the damage charts. Wind has been one of...

January 19th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments