Destiny 2’s next updates may make it a hobby again

By September, Destiny 2 could transform into a significantly different game. Developer Bungie released its latest road map for the online sci-fi shooter, and the studio is promising to mix up a lot of how the endgame works to satisfy its most loyal players. Destiny 2 just got update 1.1.4, which brings back 6-on-6 competitive […]

‘Westworld’ Season 2’s Secret Title Could Be a Major Plot Hint

We may have just gotten a head start at unraveling the mystery of the Westworld season 2 plot. Plot details have understandably been scarce for the HBO science-fiction series, with showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy attempting to maintain the veil of mystery that has surrounded the show since its first season. But in a new interview, Nolan […]

Superhero Bits: Black Panther Challenge, Venom Boycott, Deadpool 2’s X-Force Actors & More

Will Disney bring Netflix’s Marvel shows to their new streaming service? How much has the Black Panther challenge raised for disadvantaged kids to see the movie? Who are all the cast members missing from Marvel‘s 10-year class photo? Have fans figured out who is playing Shatterstar in Deadpool 2? Which Marvel villain did Ryan Coogler […]

Bungie promises to rebalance Destiny 2’s loot boxes, raids

Enlarge (credit: Bungie, Inc.) In its first development roadmap update of 2018, Destiny developer Bungie is promising to rebalance Destiny 2‘s microtransaction and raids systems to give players more satisfying rewards that are less dependent on luck. In the lengthy development update posted Thursday evening, Game Director Christopher Barrett admitted up front that, currently, “the scales are […]

Superhero Bits: Black Panther Specially Formatted for IMAX, Suicide Squad 2’s New Producer & More

Will Wonder Woman‘s cinematographer return for the sequel? What is Brian Michael Bendis‘ first project at DC Comics? Who does Gary Oldman think should play Batman? Did you know Black Panther is being specially formatted for IMAX screens? Which Oscar-winning producer has joined the team behind Suicide Squad 2? All that and more in this […]

Destiny 2’s Ghost is actually an Amazon Alexa speaker and skill now

Enlarge / A Ghost, but IRL. (credit: Amazon) From the Power Glove to Fallout 4‘s real-life Pip Boy, gamers have been pitched a lot of ridiculous hardware over the years. The Destiny 2 Ghost Alexa speaker and accompanying Alexa skill are no less ridiculous. The skill, which also works on other Alexa-enabled speakers, allows Destiny […]

‘Stranger Things’ Bits: The Return of Kali, Season 2’s Scientific Error, Fan Art, and More

In this edition of Stranger Things Bits: David Harbour talks about one of Jim Hopper’s smallest character details Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo answer the web’s most-searched questions about the show An update on how many people have purchased Dustin’s brontosaurus sweatshirt Find out how the show screwed up one of its scientific references The Duffer […]

Google to help developers build automated driving modes by opening the API behind Pixel 2’s Do-Not-Disturb

When Google unveiled its new Pixel 2 flagship phone lineup last month, the company also revealed a neat new feature for drivers. In a nutshell, the Pixel 2 is capable of switching into do-not-disturb mode automatically when it detects that the user is driving, similar to a feature Apple introduced with its latest iOS refresh. […]

The Pixel 2’s custom camera SoC uses Intel technology

(credit: Ron Amadeo/Intel) Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone doesn’t just have one of the best smartphone cameras ever; it also has custom silicon dedicated to the camera that isn’t even active yet. Besides the Snapdragon 835, the Pixel 2 has a whole other SoC for image processing called the “Pixel Visual Core.” The chip represents Google’s […]