- Many owners struggle to teach their dogs to sit, fetch or even bark on command, but John Pilley, a retired psychiatrist, taught his border collie to understand more than 1,000 nouns, a feat that earned them both worldwide recognition.In 2004, Mr Pilley bought a black-and-white border collie he named Chaser.For three years, Mr Pilley trained her for four to five hours a day. He showed her an object, said its name up to 40 times, then hid it and asked her to find it.He used 800 cloth animal toys,
- The Last of Us: Part II actor Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the series, has shared some tantalizing details about what to expect in terms of Joel's story arch and the game overall. Unlike the original game, you play as Ellie in the sequel, but Joel will still have time and space to grow. Baker teased that we will learn more about who Joel is as a person throughout the story of Part II."What we've done such a good job of doing [in The Last of Us 2], is to continue to peel back layers and learn m
- In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, seasonal events no longer just occur on one day of the year; the now run for a few weeks in the lead up for the event. From April 1 to 12, a strange bunny-like creature, Zipper T. Bunny, has shown up on everyone’s islands. Zipper has hidden some eggs around the island as part of the Easter event, but players are finding that these eggs are less hidden and more the only thing on the island anymore.All over the island there are new colorful eggs to find and
- As part of Amazon's gigantic push into gaming, the company is developing a new Lord of the Rings MMO with developers who previously worked on Destiny, WoW, and Planetside, among others. The game is in development at the company's Irvine, California studio, and now some of the first details about the game have emerged thanks to job listings.A job ad for a senior character artist on the Lord of the Rings project calls for a person who will help create what sounds like a new art style for the game.
'This is just so anti-consumer': Southwest early-boarding fee policy reversed after coronavirus backlashSouthwest Airlines wasn't offering refunds or credit for some EarlyBird fees, but the airline announced a temporary change Thursday.
- Everything in Good Job is designed to keep you from achieving what its title implies. Even simple tasks like delivering parcels or mopping up the floor are made comically complicated with unpredictable physics and ridiculous office tools at your disposal. Good Job isn't so much about finding a way to achieve your objectives in the cleanest manner possible, but is instead a fun playground for you and some friends to muck about in. It's at its best when it gives you the freedom to create solutions
- Amazon could soon be a force to be reckoned with in the world of gaming, as the company is said to have invested "hundreds of millions" of dollars into trying to become a major player in the games business. The New York Times reported that figure, and also noted that Amazon's new push into gaming represents the company's "most significant investment" in original entertainment since it launched a movie and TV business with Amazon Studios.Amazon's film and TV business has enjoyed a lot of success
- Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine will serve the balance of his federal sentence in home confinement, a judge ordered, due to coronavirus-related conditions in prison.
- Persona 5 Royal is out now, but if you played the original, you might be wondering if the re-release is worth your time. We round up the biggest differences you need to know between the two games.
- The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the ship's commander, Capt. Brett Crozier “demonstrated extremely poor judgement” in the middle of a crisis.The USS Theodore Roosevelt, with a crew of nearly 5,000, is docked in Guam, and the Navy has said as many as 3,000 will be taken off the s
- Fortnite's not-so-secret Deadpool skin is scheduled to unlock tomorrow, April 3, and it appears Epic has a Deadpool-themed event planned to coincide with the skin's release.The official Deadpool Twitter account teased that the irreverent Marvel character will be "crashing" Fortnite starting April 3. "There'll be music, tacos, and a whole lotta Deadpool," the tweet reads. The accompanying image shows the Yacht defaced with Deadpool's drawings, suggesting the area will be taken over as part of the
- Chastity, Ryan, and Greg recommend the best TV series to binge-watch during quarantine like Community and The Crown, new Netflix shows to check out, discuss the growing list of 2020 movie delays including Wonder Woman 1984 and Fast and Furious 9, and new movies being released on demand.
- Really lean into that sense of existential dread with these must-watch cosmic horror classics.Cosmic horror may be one of the harder-to-define subgenres out there, but that doesn't make it any less worthwhile. From Lovecraftian gods run amok to alien entities piercing the veil of space and time, the thing all cosmic horror stories have in common is a deep and pervasive sense of existential dread--the fear that comes from direct encounters with things that cannot be understood by simple mortal mi
- This weekend kicks off an absolute assault of spring sales, and if you're looking to save money on some games, then there hasn't been a better time in quite a while. The Xbox One store just revealed its slate of spring deals, all of which are available to snag now. Hundreds of games are on sale, including this year's Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as well as some of the best games of recent years like Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 2, and Mortal Kombat 11.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Sims 4,
- Ryan and Greg break down American Horror Story Freak Show Episode 7 "Test of Strength."
- A sequel to the 2013 action-platformer Rogue Legacy is now in development, the game's creator Cellar Door Games announced. The studio didn't have much else to share beyond confirming that Rogue Legacy 2 is on the way. However, "a lot more info" about the sequel will be dropping "in the coming days." For now, Cellar Door shared some in-progress screenshots showing Rogue Legacy 2's more bubble-like art style.Your Legacy continues#RogueLegacy2 pic.twitter.com/uUGeLE9TPm— CellarDoorGames (@Cel
- Oil prices rocketed Thursday, posting the largeset percent increase ever, after US President Donald Trump said Russia and Saudi Arabia planned to end their price war by slashing output.After Trump tweeted that Saudi and Russia could slash production by up to 15 million barrels, Brent hit $36.29 a barrel, up almost 46 percent, and West Texas Intermediate soared around 35 percent to $27.39.
- The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.A person familiar with the White House coronavirus task force's discussion said officials would suggest that non-medical masks, T-shirts or bandannas be used to cover the nose and mouth when outside the home — for instance, at the grocery store or pharmacy.Medical-grade masks, particularly short-in-supply N95 mas
- Week 7 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is here, and that means a new batch of challenges is now live in the hit battle royale shooter. This week brings the first set of Skye's Adventure challenges, and in keeping with the season's spy theme, one of them asks you to hide in Creepin' Cardboard at the Box Factory. If you're not sure where that's located, this map and guide will point you in the right direction.Where Is The Box Factory Location?The trickiest part of this challenge is tracking down t
Chinese government rejects allegations that its face masks were defective, tells countries to 'double check' instructionsThe Chinese government told other countries to "double-check" the instructions for using the defective face masks.
- With the coronavirus putting upending release plans for new movies, TV, and even video games, HBO will be offering streaming on classic shows like Veep, True Blood, The Wire, and even new favorites like Succession and Ballers for free. Also included will be movies such as Lego Movie 2 and Detective Pikachu.Starting April 3, HBO will be streaming almost 500 hours of material on both the HBO Now and HBO Go apps free, but only for a limited time. Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire are notably abs
- The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks within the next few weeks.The government urged them to file taxes and then later reversed course for certain groups.The IRS and Treasury have updated their guidance on how to ensure you get paid.
- The PlayStation 4 virtual reality exclusive Marvel's Iron Man VR has been pushed back "until further notice" amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.Alongside the Iron Man VR delay, Sony also pushed back the launch of its flagship exclusive The Last of Us Part II, which was originally slated to arrive this May. Neither game now has a release date.Update: SIE has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marv
- Spring is in full bloom, and with the changing of seasons comes a new wave of digital games sales. The Nintendo Switch Eshop and PlayStation Store have already kicked off their respective sales, and now the Epic Games Store is jumping into the action with over 100 discounts on PC games. The sale will be live all month long, ending May 1. If you still have a $10 coupon from the Epic holiday sale, you can (and should) use that on any games $15 or more this month--the coupons expire May 1.Epic's Sp
- Turns out you shouldn't ram a cruise ship built to withstand sea ice.
New research sheds light on how the coronavirus travels through the air — you probably won't walk through virus 'clouds,' but healthcare workers are at riskThe World Health Organization says the coronavirus is not airborne. But some research suggests otherwise.
- The Simpsons was one of the many shows that arrived on Disney+ in November last year, with all 30 seasons to date available to watch. However, there was almost immediate controversy when fans spotted that all the episodes were in the 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning that older seasons were cropped from their original 4:3 ratio. Disney responded by stating that the first 19 seasons of the show will be made available in their original ratio at some point, and now the studio has revealed when this will h
- Apex Legends is getting a new limited-time event all about Bloodhound, but it's coinciding with a permanent change that should make fans happy. When the Old Ways Lore Event begins on April 7, players will be able to select from the game's two maps: Kings Canyon or Worlds Edge.As detailed on the EA Blog, the update will add permanent map rotation to the game, letting you choose which map to play in Trios or the newly-returning Duos. This is a marked change from the previous status quo, as Kings C
- Despite suffering a delay, developer Naughty Dog has dropped a bunch of new The Last of Us Part 2 screenshots to tide eager fans over while we wait for the game's now-unclear release date.The screens are all captured on a PS4 Pro, showing off The Last of Us 2's incredible detail in everything from its lighting to its skin textures and more. We also get a better look at Old Man Joel, both blinded by the sun and strumming around on an acoustic guitar. The TLOU2 screens also show Joel's younger bro
- Despite The Last Of Us 2 delay, developer Naughty Dog has dropped a bunch of new The Last of Us Part 2 screenshots to tide eager fans over while we wait for the game's now-unclear release date.The screens are all captured on a PS4 Pro, showing off The Last of Us 2's incredible detail in everything from its lighting to its skin textures and more. We also get a better look at Old Man Joel, both blinded by the sun and strumming around on an acoustic guitar. The TLOU2 screens also show Joel's younge
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