‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ PS4 Gameplay Length, Day One Patch Details Revealed

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” comes out on PlayStation 4 on Sept. 7 and, naturally, fans want to know more about the highly-anticipated title. Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson answered some questions on Twitter this week, revealing a bit more about its Day One patch, file size, and more. Yes, there will be a Day One patch, Stevenson confirmed. Insomniac will share […]

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Xandra, the Startup Behind Hollywood’s Best Alexa Skills, Comes Out of Stealth (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexa, open “Westworld.” When HBO launched a dedicated skill for Amazon’s Echo smart speakers earlier this summer, it gained a lot of praise from fans and critics alike. With two hours worth of dialogue and many different paths to travel, the “Westworld: The Maze” Alexa skill quickly became known as one of Hollywood’s most ambitious experiences for smart speakers to […]

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Facebook targeted LGBT users with conversion therapy ads

Facebook showed “predatory” gay conversion therapy ads to young LGBT people designed to “shame” and “hurt” them. Some users reported seeing the ads promoting “sexual purity” and “gay cures” as a result of the other Facebook pages they had shown an interest in, according to the Telegraph. When outraged users clicked on the “why I am I seeing this ad?” […]

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Magic Leap’s First Headset Is a ‘Tragic Heap,’ Says Oculus VR Founder

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey reviewed the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset on his personal website on Monday, and he didn’t sugar-coat his opinion. Magic Leap is a “tragic heap,” he said. Luckey said he chose those words carefully. “I want what is best for VR and all other technologies on the Reality-Virtuality Continuum, Magic Leap included,” he said. “Unfortunately, […]

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Beer Company BrewDog Debuts Streaming-Video Service in Latest Niche SVOD Move

Netflix has been spending money on streaming-video content like, well, a drunken sailor. Now comes a subscription VOD product from a Scottish beer-brewing company that’s geared around a tippling lifestyle — with a show lineup that includes such fare as “Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person?” and “Four Sheets.” Indie brewery BrewDog is launching the BrewDog Network, with several […]

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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Players Have Listened to Over 75 Billion Minutes Of Music

Players have listened to more than 75 billion minutes of music in “Grand Theft Auto V” and its multiplayer mode “GTA Online,” developer Rockstar Games said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Music is an important part of the “GTA” franchise. “Grand Theft Auto V” and “GTA Online” feature at least 18 radio stations with 240 fully licensed songs […]

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On-off relationships could be toxic for mental health

While watching an on-off relationship on TV can be dramatic entertainment, in real-life these types of relationships could be bad for your mental health. A new study published by the University of Missouri-Colombia has found on-off relationships are toxic to mental health and are associated with depression, anxiety and abuse. The pattern of breaking up and getting back together denotes […]

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