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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?

Here's all eight versions of the original Resident Evil (plus the 'dead' port fans saved from development hell)

Here's all eight versions of the original Resident Evil (plus the 'dead' port fans saved from development hell) The original Resident Evil came out in 1996.If Resident Evil was born in the US, it would be almost old enough to buy a bottle of whisky to go with those green herbs.

The 100 best video game quotes of all time

The 100 best video game quotes of all time Some of them are just the sounds bandits make when you shoot arrows in their face, or phrases that have become so ingrained into videogame culture they’re impossible to ignore.Others are surprisingly meaningful, and might even teach you a thing or two about life.

13 video game secrets that were almost never found

13 video game secrets that were almost never found Melee released in 2001 as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube, and it wasn't until 2008 that someone discovered a mind-blowing secret - there was a way to actually play as Smash Bros.If you've done it right, you'll have pulled off what's known as the Name Entry glitch.

These 22 hidden game techniques will totally change the way you play

These 22 hidden game techniques will totally change the way you play It's ok, you can admit it - we've been there too.Now thanks to the rise of the impossibly skilled and precise speedrunning community, we can see that we've pretty much been doing that with every video game ever.

7 games where the bad guys actually win

7 games where the bad guys actually win The good guys don’t always win.Although video games often represent an idealised version of life, where good triumphs over evil and everyone ends up happy, there are several notable examples where the bad guys definitely ‘win’.

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet A spacecraft speeding through the solar system 619,000 miles from Saturn snapped a photo of the ringed planet's north pole in stark relief.The new image, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's strange hexagonal jet stream surrounding the strong hurricane at the pole.

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space We are seeking to understand what structure in these visible signatures can tell us about the electrodynamics of processes higher up.The third rocket was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS, or ISINGLASS, mission.

The 10 weirdest launch games of all time

The 10 weirdest launch games of all time Often times these are the only titles you get to play while anxiously (or bitterly) awaiting other games to come out during the months-long launch window.Some launches are more fruitful than others.

What even is this weird little moon?

What even is this weird little moon? The little moon, which has been compared to a ravioli, President Donald Trump and a UFO, seems to have a rocky ridge growing out of its middle section.8-mile-wide moon, was formed by the strange interplay of gravity in Pan's part of space.

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens SpaceX just announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will carry EchoStar 23 into space next week.Blue Origin unveiled their new reusable heavy-lift rocket, christened the New Glenn.

10 weirdly similar games that released at the same time

10 weirdly similar games that released at the same time Sadly, precious few of these titles actually exist - something to do with the inherent difficulty of coding up 'two' titles at once.Then there's Infamous and Prototype, two games that dared to make good on the promise of that premise.

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains New close-up photos of Saturn's "Death Star moon" Mimas show the world's untouched, craggy cliffs and craters calling out for exploration.Just imagine strapping on your hiking boots and bouncing across the tree-free, low-gravity landscape, checking out the alien moon's best views from above its pockmarked surface.

Cassini readings from Enceladus show a thin icy crust and surprising heat below

Cassini readings from Enceladus show a thin icy crust and surprising heat below These jets originate from the “tiger stripes,” four warm fractures in the moon’s icy surface.“During this flyby, we obtained the first and, unfortunately, only high-resolution observations of Enceladus’ south pole at microwave wavelengths,” said lead author Alice Le Gall in a statement.

Games developed entirely by one person

Games developed entirely by one person Video games are one of the most complex forms of entertainment to create.For one person to handle all of those tasks on their own is a minor miracle.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.