Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Three books inspired by Netflix series Black Mirror are to be published from next year. Each volume will include three novellas written by a variety of authors. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker will edit them. The novellas will all be original stories, with the first volume due to come out in February 2018. Brooker announced the “all-new” works would appear in a “high-tech ‘paper’ format”. The satirical TV drama series began life on Channel 4…

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Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more than a few nights at college slugging it out against friends in Mario Kart — but local multiplayer on a common screen has been superseded by remote multiplayer across multiple consoles in many titles. Whether…

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Mamma Mia sequel announced with original cast

Mamma Mia sequel announced with original cast

Ten years after the release of Mamma Mia, studio executives are taking a chance on the sequel to the smash musical hit. Super troupers Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth are set to reprise their roles. The songs of Abba will also be back to provide a fresh soundtrack, featuring some songs which did not make it in to the original. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is scheduled for release in…

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Original Bananarama line-up reunite for first ever tour

Original Bananarama line-up reunite for first ever tour

We heard a rumour – and, for once, it turned out to be true: the original line-up of Bananarama have reunited. Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward were the biggest girl band of the 80s, scoring hits including Venus, Shy Boy and Love In The First Degree. Although they scored 10 top 10 hits, the trio never toured before Fahey quit to form Shakespears Sister in 1988. The split was acrimonious, but the members…

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StarCraft: Remastered set to launch this summer, original game will be free as of this week

StarCraft: Remastered set to launch this summer, original game will be free as of this week

Blizzard’s StarCraft and the follow-up expansion Brood Wars are considered two of the greatest real-time strategy (RTS) games ever created. First released in 1998, the original game had three related campaigns between races (Terran, Protoss, and Zerg) that played dramatically differently from one another. This was a significant departure from earlier games like Warcraft: Orcs and Humans or Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, which had little practical differentiation between the races. Blizzard has made a…

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Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony’s more powerful PS4 Pro

Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony’s more powerful PS4 Pro

When Sony built the PS4 Pro, it prioritized backwards compatibility and capabilities above virtually any other feature. While the new PS4 Pro can offer improved performance or visual effects in a number of titles, Sony bent over backwards to ensure that games would always run at the same speed, no matter what, on classic PlayStation 4 hardware. It now seems that these efforts have produced some odd effects, including several games where the PS4 is…

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