I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 1:01pm 3/13/14 1:01pm

This Genius Kinect Rig Puts You Inside a Video Game in Two Minutes Flat

What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out. » 2/11/14 1:54pm 2/11/14 1:54pm

How Agents of SHIELD's ragtag crew will become a family

Everybody knows the theme of "misfits coming together to create family" is important to Joss Whedon — so it should come as no surprise that Agents of SHIELD, his new show, is heading in that direction. We talked to showrunner Jeffrey Bell, and he told us how we'll see more sides of Agent Coulson and his gang. » 10/23/13 12:22am 10/23/13 12:22am

All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity

Gravity took nearly four (and a half) years to make. That means for four years, Alfonso Cuarón had to deflect a lot of not-so-great ideas from the studio that had invested millions into his risky endeavor. Thanks to our exclusive interview with the director, we now know what some of those crappy ideas were. » 10/07/13 8:08pm 10/07/13 8:08pm

George R.R. Martin answers our toughest Song of Ice and Fire questions

When we interviewed A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at Comic-Con, we decided to drill down and ask some intense questions. Like, is this series only seven books long because some subplots took over the story? Are the Dothraki one-dimensional stereotypes? What does he think of Sliders? Here's what he… » 7/23/13 7:18pm 7/23/13 7:18pm

Why Pacific Rim Doesn't Look Like Any Movie You've Ever Seen Before

Pacific Rim pays tribute to classic monster movies and films about massive mechanical gladiators — but at the same time, this movie looks totally different than anything you've ever seen. We talked exclusively to the head creature designer, the legendary Wayne Barlowe, and VFX supervisor John Knoll, to find out why. » 7/08/13 8:39pm 7/08/13 8:39pm

Digital Storm's Latest Gaming PCs Are Almost As Cheap As DIY

Every time I post a review of a boutique gaming PC, someone in the comments has to mention that they could build a similar machine themselves for less money. That's still true for Digital Storm's newly-launched Vanquish line of gaming PCs, but it's a narrow truth — we're talking $20 to $60 narrow. » 4/24/13 12:00pm 4/24/13 12:00pm

Arcane Legends' Latest Expansion Adds Pirates. And Sharks. And Pirate…

I've never been a big fan of sharks in massively-multiplayer online role-playing games, something to do with the giant, deadly bastard that used to swim in the harbor outside Freeport in EverQuest. I've never really warmed to pirates either, falling on the ninja side of that age-old debate. Combine the two and you've… » 2/21/13 3:35pm 2/21/13 3:35pm

Square Enix On Bringing Lightning Returns To Life

Lightning returns. The Final Fantasy XIII » 10/11/12 5:00am 10/11/12 5:00am heroine wraps up her saga with . And it looks to be not only a , but also to be one of the most interesting titles in recent memory.