X-Factor Is Testing the Limits of the X-Men’s Age of Ascendance

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Though X-Factor was quite busy with its own contained story about its team discovering the latest, most grotesque programming to come out of Mojoworld, the onset of X of Swords has shifted the series in a drastically different direction. It’s established a terrifying complication for the X-Men’s carefully constructed…

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I’m Sorry, But Who the Hell Is This Supposed to Be?

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In addition to putting Miles Morales at the center of its next Spider-Man game, Insomniac’s also releasing a remastered version of the first game, meant to show off the PlayStation 5’s raw graphical power. While gameplay won’t be all that different from the original Peter-centric game, a number of updates will…

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I Had My First Kiss in GemStone III

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When I was 13, I had my first kiss, got engaged twice, performed a wedding ceremony, telepathically communicated with crystal amulets, and sang songs to cast spells. It was a mystical era in Wehnimer’s Landing, the main town in a game called GemStone III.

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https://gizmodo.com/i-had-my-first-kiss-in-gemstone-iii-1845229020

A Pilot’s Review of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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I’ve been flying regional jets and in general aviation for 12 years. But your flying job will always restrict you to the type of flying and destinations that your employer needs, and unless you’re Bezos or Zuck, you can’t own every genre of airplane and fly everywhere. With Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, I got a…

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https://gizmodo.com/a-pilot-s-review-of-microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-1845224897

Dragon’s Dogma Took a Charming Video Game World and Saw Only Spite in It

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Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom’s beloved 2012 action RPG, became a cult classic in spite of itself. It’s a clunky, at times arcane experience that can obfuscate the game in awkwardness. It also has a rabid audience—one that screams with delight every time it gets ported to a new platform—that fell in love with it for a reason…

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Extremely Good Cat Learns to Copy Human Movements

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Feline intelligence may be more impressive than we’ve appreciated, at least according to a new study. The research claims to present the first evidence that cats can recognize and then mimic human behavior on command—a feat that only a few other animals, including dogs, are known to do.

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https://gizmodo.com/extremely-good-cat-learns-to-copy-human-movements-1845219499