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Academic paper debunks the physics of Super Mario Galaxy

Physics students at the University of Leicester have written a paper called "It's a-me Density!" that examines the physics behind Nintendo's hit platformer, Super Mario Galaxy.

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Doubling down on Nvidia's hottest GPU gives this laptop more grunt than a desktop

Want a gaming laptop, but worried a single GPU just isn't enough for you? Origin's dual-graphics EON17-SLX might look tempting, but its flaws will turn off those who need…

  • Pros: Solid 1080p display , Performance exceeds some desktops…
  • Cons: Boring looks , Touchpad could be better , Mediocre speakers…

Competitive cowboy shooter Secret Ponchos comes to PS4 for free in December

Secret Ponchos, a top-down PVP shooter set in the old American west, is coming to PS4 on 12/2, and will be available for free to PlayStation Plus members for the entire month.

Gaming

Star Wars puts some skin in the game with huge, Xbox-exclusive Minecraft skin pack

Microsoft, Disney, and Lucasfilm have teamed up to bring a massive downloadable pack of 55 skins from the original Star Wars trilogy to Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Gaming

Ubisoft asks fans to ignore early reviews of The Crew

The Crew, Ubisoft's upcoming open-world driving game, is a social experience, and as such the developer wants you to put less stock in early reviews tested less populated servers.

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After sucking the wind out of PS4 sales profits, Sony is instituting a smartphone and TV production smackdown

Sony will produce less smartphones and TVs in light of predicted multi-billion dollar losses from those divisions. The company announced a new plan to investors, which places more emphasis on gaming and image sensors.

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Dark Souls 2 is set to make you hate life on PS4 and Xbox One in 2015

Bandai Namco is set to bring Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, an expanded version of From Software's maniacally challenging action-RPG, to PS4 and XB1 on April 7, 2015.

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DT Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win an Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One bundle

Enter here for your chance to win a free Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One bundle, which includes the console, a copy of Unity, and a copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

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Eat turkey, save money: 62 of our favorite Black Friday deals for 2014

The craziest holiday saving season is upon us, and here's a look at upcoming Black Friday deals on gadgets and accessories - if you dare brave the lines.

Buying Guides

Pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015

Hatoful Boyfriend, the oddball pigeon dating visual novel from Japan that was released earlier this year on Windows, will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita in early 2015.

Gaming

Take a deeper dive into The Dark Below, Destiny’s upcoming expansion

After we got a first look at The Dark Below when the opening cinematic leaked, now we have a behind-the-scenes video that shows some gameplay from Destiny's first DLC expansion.

Gaming

Watch Batman infiltrate Ace Chemicals in this Arkham Knight gameplay

Watch Batman infiltrate the heavily defended Ace Chemicals plant in order to rescue hostages and uncover Scarecrow's plot in this gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight.

Gaming

Even an asinine storyline can't ruin Far Cry 4's snowcapped open-world playground

Far Cry 4 carries over the living world sensibilities that made its last two predecessors such noteworthy games, but it's clearer now than ever that the series' narrative…

  • Pros: Beautiful open world , Autonomous environments create…
  • Cons: Idiotic scripted story , Unlikable characters get in the way…

Tales from the Borderlands and some Japanese oddities lead this week in gaming

Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands is about as mainstream as it gets this week, which also features a few Japanese games being brought over to western audiences.

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Redbox raises the rent on DVD and Blu-ray discs just in time for the holidays

Redbox will be hiking up prices of all DVD and Blu-ray rentals on December 2, while games will have a reprieve on a price hike until January.

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