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‘Assassin‘s Creed‘ badassery is even cooler with Leonard Cohen behind it

Ubisoft has always had a knack for nailing trailer music, and this latest look at Assassin‘s Creed Origins is no exception. Leonard Cohen‘s "You Want It Darker" provides the backbeat for this cinematic peek at the next Assassin‘s adventure, set in ancient EgyptOrigins changes things up for the series in a big way, with more of a focus on RPG trappings and layered combat than past games have had. It‘s what the Assassin&

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We won‘t have total solar eclipses forever, so you‘d better make this one count

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First-ever transparent Xbox One S design is ‘Minecraft‘-themed

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You can pre-order a limited edition Xbox One X right now

The Xbox One X is now available for pre-order. Sort of. Microsoft is doing a special limited pre-order for Xbox One X, a so-called "Project Scorpio" edition that‘s a reference to the technologically beefy console‘s codename. It is the same price as the standard Xbox One X (499) and will launch the same day (Nov. 7) but has unique design elements. SEE ALSO: Everything we know about the next Xbox, called Xbox One X For starters, the Pro

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The Foo Fighters just pulled off the best Rickroll of all time

Dave Grohl is one of the coolest, most accomplished musicians in rock history and he can now add "Master Rickroller" to his long line of awe-inspiring titles, right below "Literal Rock Royalty." The Grohl-fronted Foo Fighters interrupted their set at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan to bring out a surprise guest: none other than Rick Astley, the crooner best known for his late ‘80s jam, "Never Gonna Give You Up." If you‘ve used the

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It‘s amazing we waited this long for the perfect ‘Jurassic Park‘ video game

Thanks to video games, we‘ve chased dinosaurs, fought dinosaurs, ridden on top of dinosaurs, and even just straight-up been dinosaurs. But Jurassic Park has its name for a reason, and Jurassic World Evolution lets you live what, for most, is an undreamt dinosaur dream: making piles of sweet, sweet cash off the prehistoric bird-lizards. The upcoming Xbox One game due to launch in summer 2018, which totally coincidentally lines up with J

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You probably think your dog is cool and yet, can it even shop for groceries?

There‘s not much to this post, and yet it is perhaps the most important thing I have ever written. Here is what I know: there is a dog, somewhere (perhaps the Bay Area, California), and that dog is pushing a shopping cart around in a grocery store. The dog appears to be a German Shepherd, and the grocery store appears to be well-stocked. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited pup just can‘t wait to catch the bus to doggy school You may be th

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Elon Musk is back to taking fans‘ ideas to make Tesla ownership even better

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Junior League World Series player makes insane catch, snagging would-be home run

We are pleased to present to you the new coolest 14-year-old in America: this Junior League World Series player who just made the best catch in JLWS history. Jack Regenye of Pennsylvania leapt over the outfield fence to catch a would-be home run in his team‘s game against Chinese Taipei, flipping upside down and popping up with the ball still in his possession. SEE ALSO: 9 ways the MLB can make baseball more exciting Take a look at the insa

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‘Stranger Things‘ pop-up bar in Chicago is so cool even Barb would be like ‘Okay let‘s party‘

If you live near Chicago and like demonic beings from other dimensions, mixed drinks, and waffles: you‘re in luck. A Stranger Things pop-up bar has opened and it is cool as hell. Unfortunately, most of the show‘s cast will need to wait about a decade to check it out. SEE ALSO: ‘Stranger Things‘ characters reimagined as waffles Located in Logan Square, "The Upside Down" is flooded with show references and themed cocktails,

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Jerry Lewis, legendary entertainer and humanitarian, is dead at 91

He called Dean Martin a pal, he was absolutely adored by the French, and he did true good in the world as the national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jerry Lewis will be missed. The legendary comedian, singer, actor, filmmaker, producer, and all-around creator died in his Las Vegas home on Sunday morning, his family confirms. He was 91. SEE ALSO: Jerry Lewis has no time for this interview about how old he is Lewis got his start i

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The eclipse: From ancient paganism to American history, it‘s been a thing

Nothing reminds us that we are on a celestial island surrounded by the abyss like watching our planet‘s energy source turn into a gaping black hole. But don‘t take my word for it. From occult and pagan lore to American history and yes, Hollywood, solar eclipses have been harbingers of doom, transformation, and revolution since time immemorial. And can‘t you just ... feel it? SEE ALSO: 20 questions you‘re too embarrassed to

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Father John Misty writes heartfelt eulogy to the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band

Grief takes many forms, and we‘ve all been grieving over the loss of Chuck E. Cheese‘s animatronic band in different ways. Musician Father John Misty‘s grief led him to write a poetic and emotionally charged eulogy for Chuck E.‘s robotic band of three animals, one monster and an Italian chef. The singer-songwriter posted his tribute to Facebook on August 18. SEE ALSO: Chuck E. Cheese goes to Wall Street: 1 billion IPO repo

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Volkswagen will bring you its buzzy next-gen electric bus in 2022

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6 of history‘s greatest minds that I could easily defeat in Mario Kart 64

Through the annals of history, there have been many historic figures that changed the world with their ingenuity. Whether they mark a scientific achievement, a military victory, or an artistic undertaking, these geniuses left their influence on the world in ways that are almost impossible to imagine or replicate. And I could handily beat each and every one in Mario Kart 64. Here are six of history‘s most influential figures that I could eas

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Nintendo Iran Club: The community fighting for recognition in Iran

When logging on to Nintendo.com, web users are greeted with a world map and prompted to choose their country of origin from an extensive list. The gaming giant‘s most popular regions -- North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan -- are all accounted for. Notably absent are any countries from the Middle East. Much of the region isn‘t even visible, covered by the large grey Nintendo logo sitting dead center on the map.Courtesy of Ninte

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Arkansas thieves forgo cunning scheme and just ram an ATM with a big ol‘ forklift

Sure, you can plan an elaborate heist for months, splitting the money with ten other people while looking serenely at the Bellagio fountains. You can do that, nobody‘s going to stop you. Or, you can learn how to use a huge forklift and just lift stuff with money in it. Forgoing the Ocean‘s style heist, these Arkansas thieves chose the latter. SEE ALSO: 10 classic heist movies every crime obsessed fan should watch Operating a large Cat

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Dick Gregory‘s passing stirs social media reminiscences of his still-relevant comedy

Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking comic and Civil Rights-era icon, has died. Gregory‘s reps confirmed that he succumbed to heart failure on Aug. 19 after being hospitalized earlier in the week. His son, Christian, also confirmed the news in an Instagram post on the late comedian‘s account. "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. M

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1955: Salvador Dal poses nude with a starfish at his seaside villa

Image: Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIn 1930, a few months after being expelled from his father‘s home, surrealist artist Salvador Dal purchased a former fisherman‘s shack near the secluded village of Portlligat on Spain‘s Costa BravaHe paid with some of the 20,000 francs that the Viscount of Noailles had given him as an advance on the painting that would become The Old Age of William Tell.Over the next

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We won‘t always have total solar eclipses in the future. Here‘s why

The moon is receding from earth every year. There will come a day where we will no longer have total solar eclipses. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Meteorologist Joe Rao to discuss more about this future. Check out the full StarTalk podcast featuring interview clips from rapper/producer Logic here. StarTalk on Mashable is a video series, produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio. StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysi

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Please enjoy all these hedgehogs being washed with toothbrushes

If your pet hedgehog needs a bit of extra TLC, take heart. A truly compelling experience awaits you. Many hedgehog owners occasionally remove dirt (and poop!) from their prickly friends‘ quills and feet using a toothbrush. If it‘s done right, most hedgehogs will be cool with it just be sure you also use a gentle shampoo (oatmeal shampoo is a good, soothing option for dry hedgehog skin), a soft brush, and a sink filled with warm water

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Flight or invisibility? The next ‘Splatoon 2‘ match-up has a cool history

Which superpower would you choose: flight or invisibility? Splatoon 2‘s semi-regular Splatfest competitions let players choose which of two teams they‘ll represent. As with the original game, it‘s always a binary choice between two seemingly innocuous options. SEE ALSO: Kanye‘s sneakers appear in the most unexpected place: ‘Splatoon 2‘ The two previous Splatfests, for example, pitted cake against ice cream and

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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda‘ is basically over and BioWare just confirmed it, folks

Five months. That‘s how long it‘s been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that‘s how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game‘s story mode. Technically, it wasn‘t even a full five months, as Andromeda launched on March 21. SEE ALSO: ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda‘ reviews are in: Bad game is bad BioWare confirmed the decision in an update on the Mass Effec

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BioWare confirms ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda‘ won‘t get story add-ons, but doesn‘t explain why

Five months. That‘s how long it‘s been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that‘s how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game‘s story mode. Technically, it wasn‘t even a full five months, as Andromeda launched on March 21. SEE ALSO: ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda‘ reviews are in: Bad game is bad BioWare confirmed the decision in an update on the Mass Effec

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