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Injustice 2 Is a Master Class on How to Do Fan Service Right
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

On one hand, Injustice 2 delivers a funhouse-mirror take on DC Comics’ biggest characters, exploring the characters in intriguingly divergent ways. On the other hand, because it’s a fighting game, all the story needs to do is keep ginning up reasons for former Justice Leaguers to punch each other across the world.

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Here's the First Look at Netflix's Castlevania Show, Coming in July
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

We’ve known since February that Netflix was working on a Castlevania TV show due later this year. Now we know exactly when it’ll premiere (July 7), plus we’ve got an official synopsis and a first teaser.

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This Isn't Anakin Skywalker's Lightsaber Anymore. It's Rey's.
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber is no more—at least namewise, that is. It turns out, internally at Lucasfilm, the marketing team no longer views this weapon as one owned by the fallen Jedi... but instead, it’s now officially Rey’s weapon of choice.

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Racist Star Trek Fans Decry Discovery's Diversity, Revealing They Know Nothing About Star Trek
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

When original Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Heather Kadin were developing the series, they were both adamant about making sure that the show stayed true to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of social progressiveness and inclusion. But for a vocal contingent of racist…

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Why Do We Want Robots to Destroy Us So Badly?
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

The best part about science fiction, besides the explosions, space explorations and psychotic aliens is the fact that it reveals our most human fears. While they’re not flesh and bone, robots are arguably most emblematic of our anxieties: besides being smarter, faster, and (sometimes) shinier than us, “bad robots” are…

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Check Out These Incredibly High Resolution Maps of the Ocean Floor
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

If there’s one thing on Earth we don’t know enough about, it’s the ocean. We’ve only mapped around five percent of the seafloor, and two-thirds of the ocean’s animal species might remain undiscovered. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re only now able to create detailed maps of the seafloor—but that doesn’t each new…

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All the Hints of the War to Come in Game of Thrones' New Trailer
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Today we got our first good look at Game of Thrones’ seventh season, and boy howdy does it look like we’re in for some dark times ahead. But while the trailer is suitably cryptic, if you’ve been paying close attention to the rumors surrounding this penultimate season, it paints an intriguing picture of the battles…

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This Scifi Horror Short Contains One of the Creepiest Space Monsters We've Ever Seen 
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Jerónimo Rocha’s scifi horror short Dédalo is reminiscent of Alien in both visuals and story. It follows a woman who appears to be the lone survivor of a gruesome attack on her space freighter. Her frantic struggle to survive is suspenseful as hell, but the real draw here is that alien creature, specifically its…

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We Have So Many Questions About What the Hell Is Happening in Twin Peaks: The Return
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

We’ve only seen four of the 18 hours of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Return, but we already have a lot of questions. A lot. Since half the fun of Twin Peaks is never fully understanding what’s going on at any given moment, we decided to round up everything that’s bedeviling us the most—realizing, of…

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This Is the Most Complex Video of a Real Cell Ever Made
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

The best part of high school biology was the movies. Some of them basically amounted to weird close-up fetish porn, sure. Other high school biology videos were actually educational, including the only one that ever taught me anything about the human cell, Inner Life of a Cell. But a new video puts them all to shame.

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The New Game of Thrones Trailer Is Here, and Everyone Is Doomed
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Our first good look at the next season of Game of Thrones is finally here, and it’s not just winter that’s coming to the Seven Kingdoms—it’s all-out war.

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Let These Mind-Blowing Galaxy Simulations Melt Your Face Off
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Everyone knows the cure for existential ennui is the Three P’s: Pint (of ice cream), Pink Floyd, and Pretty space pictures. While we can’t provide you with ice cream or a psychedelic experience, we can offer you some truly sublime galaxy simulations that are sure to fill the void inside you—for now.

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Where Does The Flash Go Next After That Season Finale?
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Last night Barry Allen and Savitar—a.k.a. Evil Barry Allen—finally had their long-fated battle. But that wasn’t even the most insane thing that happened in last night’s season finale of The Flash, and we need to talk about what all this means for Barry and the STAR Labs team.

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Spider-Man's Civil War Video Diary Is Just Adorable and Other New Homecoming Revelations
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

We got two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming this morning, and while there wasn’t a ton of new info, there was still enough that we wanted to point it out—first and foremost, that Spidey’s excitement to be fighting his fellow superheroes is just straight-up lovable.

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The Handmaid's Tale Takes Its First Major Departure From the Book, and It's Excellent
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Last week’s episode showed that Hulu’s TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t afraid to take us outside of Offred’s point of view, even if it was just in flashback before. “The Other Side” has taken things a step further, centering an entire episode around another character, and giving us a new look at what’s…

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New The Last Jedi Info Includes Our First Look at Laura Dern and Benecio Del Toro's Characters
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

After teasing it yesterday with some gorgeous covers, Vanity Fair has released its cover story for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it’s packed with new information about the movie—but it also gives us our first look at two mysterious new characters coming to the Star Wars saga.

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Today's Best Deals: Logitech Gold Box, Echo Dot, Portal Router, and More
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Logitech peripherals, hiking boots, and Amazon’s Echo Dot lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.

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Sphero's New Lightning McQueen Makes Me Excited For the Future of Robotic Toys
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero’s new Cars toy. My co-workers hate the way the robot announces it’s going to sleep, and the long animated process it takes to wake up. They’re also horrified by the very existence of sentient automobiles and tractors that moo. But my colleagues are too caught up…

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Hugh Jackman Discovers Real-Life Mario Kart, Gets Really Excited
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Wolverine appearance in Mario Kart 8.

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The Latest Valerian Trailer is a Neon-Streaked, Action-Packed Journey to Save the Universe
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is not lacking in color or a wide variety of alien life, that’s for sure. This new trailer really focuses on explaining the basics of the plot: agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are investigating and then trying to stop a threat to…

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The Most Mysterious TRAPPIST-1 Planet Finally Reveals Some Secrets
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Now that TRAPPIST-1 is the trendiest star system in the galaxy, astronomers and nerds alike are clamoring to learn more about it. We know that the seven-planet system contains three planets in the habitable zone, which means they could hypothetically support liquid water, and even life. We also know that the…

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The Next X-Men Movie Could Take the Franchise to Space
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

John Boyega discusses Finn’s new place in the Resistance in The Last Jedi. The stars of Game of Thrones say there’ll be a quicker pace to the next season. Plus, early rumors for the next Justice League Dark director, and new Wonder Woman posters. To me, my Spoilers!

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Amazon's One-Day Logitech Sale Is Perfect For Gamers and Office Dwellers Alike
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

Amazon’s back at it again with a ton of great deals on Logitech PC peripherals, today only.

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Turns Tony Stark Into Peter Parker's Overprotective Dad (Updated)
May 24th, 2017, 07:15 PM

We’ve got one more good look at Spider-Man: Homecoming before it comes out, and this latest trailer has a lot of new scenes: a little from the big set pieces and a lot of references to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)

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Doug Liman Will Not Direct the Justice League Dark Movie After All
May 23rd, 2017, 07:15 PM

It’s been a tumultuous week for DC movie directors. First, Zack Snyder announced he was stepping away from November’s Justice League for family reasons. Today comes news that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) will not be helming the live-action Justice League Dark movie, Dark Universe.

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