» Astronomy Pic of the Day: The Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud. About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies. The cosmic arachnid sprawls across this spectacular view, composed with narrowband filter data centered on emission from ionized hydrogen atoms. Within the Tarantula (NGC 2070), intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks from the central young cluster of massive stars, cataloged as R136, energize the nebular glow and shape the spidery filaments. Around the Tarantula are other star forming regions with young star clusters, filaments, and blown-out bubble-shaped clouds. In fact, the frame includes the site of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A, left of center. The rich field of view spans about 1 degree or 2 full moons, in the southern constellation Dorado. But were the Tarantula Nebula closer, say 1,500 light-years distant like the local star forming Orion Nebula, it would take up half the sky.



Xbox Will Be at E3 2019

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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With Sony skipping the show, Microsoft has made clear it won't follow suit.

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Anthem Developer Stream Replay - Javellin Customization

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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The Anthem team took part in a 45 minute live stream on November 15th to show off the deep customization options for player exosuits called Javelins. The stream provides a look at how the gear and weapons available to Javelins can be tailored to suit any play style and look at The Forge. There's even a special N7 easter egg. ... [Read More]
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Release: Visual novels galore | Japanese games now up to 80% off

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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More than a feeling.

Dust off your handkerchiefs and oversized swords: an avalanche of new visual novels is hitting GOG and to celebrate we also have a hefty amount of games inspired by the Soul of Japan on sale!

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Update 1.3: Customization

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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Get the lowdown on all the additional cosmetic features!
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Narcos-Themed Strategy Game Announced For 2019

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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A day before the next chapter of the cocaine-dusted, blood-monied Netflix original, Narcos, is revealed, award-winning UK publisher Curve Digital has announced they and their sister company Kuju Entertainment will be... [Read More]
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Sony Interactive Entertainment Is Not Attending E3 In 2019

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is as long as it is circuitous. The annual event has traditionally brought the entire gaming industry together as developers and publishers fight for attention both on and off the show floor through announcements, trailers, and pomp and circumstance. The displays of grandeur have ebbed and flowed over the... [Read More]
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New Gameplay Today – Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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We may still have a while to wait for an all-new Pokémon game to hit Switch, but in the meantime, you can revisit the early days of the series with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee. These games are remakes of the first generation of Pokémon (specifically Yellow), but make several modernizations and take a few liberties.
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Video: Saints Row: The Third and designing over the top

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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Volition's Scott Phillips discusses the initial tonal and creative boundaries for Saint's Row: The Third and explains the processes used to iterate and improve on the game. ...
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Tier VI is Worth the Risk

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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Forget about late game and higher tiers, it's time to focus on Tier VI!
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Armored Brigade review (part 2)

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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How vexing. I’d planned to devote the lion’s share of today’s column to that portion of Veitikka’s debut title last month’s overwhelmingly approbatory preview-cum-review didn’t cover. Like many I was expecting this friendly top-down conflation of Close Combat, Combat Mission, and Command Ops to ship with something the preview code lacked. A campaign.

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The Best Gaming Chairs

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by newsbot
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From pure gaming chairs like the Furmax Ergonomic Racing Chair, to the low-cost Big Joe Dorm Chair, we've got the chairs to fit your seating needs.

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Daily Deal - This War of Mine, 70% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 70% on This War of Mine!*

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