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Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years Now, one hacker has found a way around a similar problem in Sega Saturn hardware — even though solving the issue required cracking the console’s DRM.The Sega Saturn was the follow-up to the Sega Genesis / Sega MegaDrive (outside North America) and competed head-to-head against the Sony PlayStation.

The Best Dreamcast games of all time

The Best Dreamcast games of all time In case you weren't paying attention in 1999, the situation for the Dreamcast wasn't ideal.And it was great, with the console playing host to some of Sega's most creative games of all time, not to mention stellar third-party exclusives.

New data from Cassini reveals Titan has canyons filled with liquid methane

New data from Cassini reveals Titan has canyons filled with liquid methane It’s hard to describe Titan without getting a little breathless — the place is a little like Earth’s “upside down.As hydrocarbon rain turns into rivers and carve through the surface, canyons proportionate to our Grand Canyon run with flowing methane.

The 7 most infuriating taunts in gaming history

The 7 most infuriating taunts in gaming history Some of the best moments in games are about immersion, pulling players into a fictional world where they can project themselves into the characters.That's why it's infuriating when that immersion ends abruptly when an obnoxious character speaks up to ruin the mood.

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa After much anticipation, NASA held a press conference on Monday to detail new findings from images of Jupiter’s moon Europa.These plumes of water ice, sometimes referred to as “cryovolcanoes,” are exciting targets for further scientific study.

9 healing items that would definitely kill you in real life

9 healing items that would definitely kill you in real life If you're a guest in someone else's home, don't go through all their drawers looking for money.If you see a turtle, don't stomp on it.

8 of the most common names in video games - and what they mean

8 of the most common names in video games - and what they mean Whether this name has any significance with the names of the characters who use them - well, you might be surprised.He's even got a brass knuckle that says "I Heart God" on it.

Affordable gifts for the gamers on your list

Affordable gifts for the gamers on your list It's the home stretch of the holidays, and those gifts aren't going to buy themselves.But here's some good news: if you're in a scramble to find a present that'll delight the gamer(s) in your life, you've come to the right place.

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous ) Home schoolers and STEM educators in particular could use this page as an engaging jumping-off point for teaching little zerglings about space.We think of orbits as if every pass occurs along the same line in space, like a train on a track.

The best Christmas gifts for Pokemon fans in 2016

The best Christmas gifts for Pokemon fans in 2016 Here's our definitive list of the best Pokemon gifts to make you the very best present giver that ever was.You love Pikachu and you love Charizard so who do you pick when it comes to selecting a plush toy?

6 games that do death differently

6 games that do death differently Most of us stop short of claiming we died during our travels, but video game protagonists have a habit of trading in extremes.When they describe their adventures after the fact, they'll detail their own demise before remembering that they're very much alive, and none of that actually happened.

The best gaming chairs

The best gaming chairs Sometimes just the basic couch or recliner just doesn't cut it when it comes to gaming.You want your gaming chair to be comfortable, supportive and maybe have a few extra gaming-centric features on it.

9 awesome video game guns that don't kill

9 awesome video game guns that don't kill Love 'em or hate 'em, it's simple fact that guns facilitate violence.Our so-called "heroes" have probably put more bullets in living bodies than there are drops of rain during a thunderstorm.

Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films

Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films The owners of the 007 franchise waited 15 years to create a video game version that delivered boating lessons.The unregulated wild-west landscape of early gaming gave rise to a few skeletons that continue to haunt the video game closet.

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games So often we get riled up when video games get unfairly accused of having lacklustre plots, sub-par characters and more.Yeah, I get it: Conker's Bad Fur Day is mocking other games with so-called 'excuse plots'.

The most awesome games (if you never push start)

The most awesome games (if you never push start) If you hit that button too fast, you might miss out on the game’s most awesome quirks - the start screen idle animations.If you’ve got to the start screen, you’ve already bought the game and definitely want to start playing straight away.

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time Treasure chests are like the ATMs of the gaming world--they're a good way to get quick cash, and sometimes there's one on practically every corner.Heck, at least one person is collecting these things--how is that not unsettling?

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

8 games that got real-life places wrong

8 games that got real-life places wrong Doing research for video games is not an easy job, especially when it comes to creating the game's setting out of a real-life place.Getting it right becomes even trickier when the devs have never been to the place where the game is set.

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming We love games, and most of the time they love us back.But games that actually tell a great love story?