Game of Thrones Rickon Stark Returns

A forgotten ‘Game of Thrones’ character is finally returning to the show this season

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A forgotten ‘Game of Thrones’ character is finally returning to the show this season

We’ve been reacquainted with nearly all of our favorite (and least favorite) characters throughout the first two episodes of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, but one character you probably don’t remember will be returning as well.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Alternate Opening Scene

Mark Hamill details the original opening scene for ‘The Force Awakens’

By on May 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

Mark Hamill details the original opening scene for ‘The Force Awakens’

One of the rumors about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that caught fire long before the movie ever hit theaters has finally been confirmed by Luke Skywalker himself. Speaking to The Sun, Mark Hamill said that the original opening scene of the movie featured a severed hand floating through space, holding a lightsaber.

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Nintendo E3 2016 Schedule

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 5, 2016 at 1:55 PM.

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Last week, Nintendo dropped a bombshell when it announced that it would only bring one playable game to E3 2016. In previous years, Nintendo has had dozens of demo stations for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, but this year, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only Nintendo game on the show floor.

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer

PSA: Upgrade to Windows 10 now for free, or pay $119 to upgrade after July 29th

By on May 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

PSA: Upgrade to Windows 10 now for free, or pay $119 to upgrade after July 29th

If you’ve been waiting until the last possible moment to decide whether or not you want to upgrade to Windows 10, that last possible moment is suddenly right around the corner. Microsoft reminded Windows users in a blog post today that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends on July 30th, at which point the price for a full version of Windows 10 Home will jump to $119. More →

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Uncharted 4 Review

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

By on May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

This isn’t how I wanted to begin this review, but I think it’s important to get it out of the way as quickly as possible: the Uncharted series has never done much for me.

I’ve been in awe of the visuals and appreciated the storytelling chops of the writers, but the action on screen was so often at odds with the plot that I could never really find a foothold into the world that Naughty Dog had created.

Although it has its fair share of contradictions as well, Uncharted 4 is the first game in the series that has really hooked me, and now I’m finally starting to see what I imagine everyone else saw when Uncharted hit the PS3 in 2007.

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Chronicles of Elyria

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer.

But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It’s a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don’t feel the stakes of the story.

So what’s one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence.

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Vans Nintendo Collection

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

By on May 4, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?

According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.

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Android Marshmallow Market Share

7 months later, Marshmallow is still on just 7.5% of Android devices

By on May 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

7 months later, Marshmallow is still on just 7.5% of Android devices

With seemingly endless resources and thousands of employees at its disposal, it’s hard to believe that Google is still struggling to get a majority of Android users on to a single platform version. And yet, seven months after the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not even 10% of Android devices have been updated.

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YouTube Unplugged Online TV Service

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

By on May 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM.

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

Just hours after Hulu confirmed that it would be launching a premium internet TV service in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting that online video giant YouTube will be doing the same. According to the report, YouTube’s paid subscription service will be called Unplugged and will offer a bundle of streaming cable TV channels.

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Xbox E3 2016 Schedule

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

We’re still well over a month away from E3 2016, but Microsoft decided to announce its plans for the show even earlier this year. Neither Sony nor Nintendo have confirmed anything for E3 yet, but on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed that its Xbox E3 2016 Briefing would once again take place on Monday, June 13th at 9:30 a.m. PDT at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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TV
Can Netflix Replace Cable TV

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

By on May 3, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

This might not come as much of a surprise, but the average Netflix subscriber doesn’t have much faith in the future of traditional television. In a recent survey, AllFlicks polled over 3,000 Netflix users, asking whether or not they thought Netflix could one day replace pay TV altogether.

Over 75% said they did.

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Captain America Civil War Marathon Tickets

Marvel’s Ultimate Captain America Marathon might be the best way to see ‘Civil War’

By on May 3, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

Marvel’s Ultimate Captain America Marathon might be the best way to see ‘Civil War’

Based on early reviews, Captain America: Civil War might be Marvel Studios’ most impressive achievement to date. Despite all of the expectations and the growing sense of superhero fatigue, Marvel has somehow managed to release a movie with a higher rating than any of its previous MCU films.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the studio is planning another massive movie marathon to celebrate the release of Civil War.

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Scary WiFi Hotspot Name Delays Plane

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

By on May 3, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

Getting online at an airport is often a far bigger hassle than it has any right to be. There are typically dozens of hotspots that are being transmitted by the devices of other passengers, hotspots that can only the airport staff know the password to and hotspots that require you to spend a few dollars in order to access them.

It’s a nightmare, but even your worst airport Wi-Fi experience probably doesn’t compare to that of the passengers of Qantas flight QF481.

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