She-Hulk Finally Fulfills The Promise Of That Iron Man Post Credits Scene

The first “Iron Man” changed everything. It revived Robert Downey Jr.’s career, and launched what has become the biggest movie franchise of all time. But as big and successful as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become, and as good as it is at bringing comics to the screen, it is easy to forget just how grounded […]

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Premiere Recap: Did the ‘Spiritual Descendant’ Live Up to the Promise of Its Bloodline?

It’s in the prologue of Sunday’s premiere of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels that shapeshifting demon Magda (Natalie Dorman) asks what could pass for a rhetorical question: “Are you ready?” Of course we are. From the moment it was announced, we’ve been ready to dive into John Logan’s “spiritual descendant” of his sublime original Showtime […]

Rocket Report: Rogozin’s crazy promise, SpaceX tests Mars engine, SLS slips

Enlarge / The might Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.35 of the Rocket Report! The leader of Russia’s space program, Dmitry Rogozin, has promised his president that the country can double its launch total this year. And if you believe that, well, we’ve got […]

‘It’s in the past’: Du Plessis makes ball-tampering sledge promise

SOUTH African captain Faf du Plessis says his team won’t sledge Australia about ball-tampering during the Proteas’ ODI tour, and he hopes his players get booed by hostile crowds. Du Plessis insists there’s no bad blood between the two sides despite Australian cricket plunging to its lowest depths during last year’s doomed Test tour of […]

Sony goes back on 11-year-old promise to keep Warhawk servers up

Enlarge / The tank is Sony. The explosion is Warhawk players’ hopes and dreams. (credit: Sony) If you read Ars Technica (or simply play online games regularly), you’re probably accustomed to game makers shutting down online gameplay servers at will, often with little-to-no notice. When it comes to the impending server shutdown for early PS3 […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with promise of Tencent games compatibility

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Tencent games compatibility promise and five bug fixes. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release in October. The company is also releasing builds from the 19H1 branch, which, as its name indicates, will […]

Manifest Stars Tease Central Mystery ('It Could Be Aliens… '), Promise NBC Thriller 'Definitely' Has a Grand Plan

The mystery of Montego Air Flight 828 may or may not involve little green men (and women). Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh, the stars of NBC’s new thriller Manifest, did not rule out an extraterrestrial-related culprit behind the mythological puzzle. (To quickly recap: Flight 828 disappears from radar shortly […]