Try not to puke while playing ‘Wipeout’ in VR next year

imageWipeout might be one of the most ill-suited games for virtual reality, featuring high-speed races with brilliant flashing lights and neon streaks — but it's coming to PlayStation VR anyway. Wipeout Omega Collection will get a free VR mode in early 2…

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James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ stars creepy CG anime eyes

imageJames Cameron has been toying with the idea of remaking Battle Angel Alita for decades now (seriously, I wrote about it back in 2009). Now, with its first trailer, the anime adaptation finally seems to be more than a myth. It centers on a scientist (…

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Uber will soon have to compete with China’s Didi Chuxing in Mexico

imageChina's major ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing is expanding its services to Mexico, Reuters reports. This will be Didi's first international expansion and sources told Reuters that the company is planning to launch in Mexico during the first quarter…

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Uber loses another operating licence in the UK

imageUber's UK troubles continue to mount. The company's operating licence has been suspended in Sheffield following what it calls "an administrative error." In early October, Uber told the council that its licence would need to be updated because the per…

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‘Dreams,’ the new game from ‘LittleBigPlanet’ devs, lands in 2018

imageWe've been wondering about Dreams for a while now. First announced in 2015 as a trippy, user-controlled kind of world-creating game, Dreams is the new title from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule and it's due to hit PlayStation 4 in 2018. The rel…

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Watch The Game Awards right here

imageIt's been a fairly fantastic year for video games — so let's celebrate. The Game Awards kick off tonight in Los Angeles at 9 PM ET, though the pre-show begins at 8:30 PM ET across a variety of live-streaming platforms, including Twitch, Twitter and…

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Instagram experiments with a standalone messaging app

imageIt happened to Facebook, and now it's happening to Instagram. Today, the Zuckerberg empire is launching a standalone messaging app for Instagram called Direct. As The Verge reports, it's technically a test and will only be available in six markets &m…

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Ryan Reynolds is ‘Detective Pikachu’

imageThe Hollywood Reporter reveals that the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie has found an actor for its title role: Ryan Reynolds. In a performance that its sources say is "motion-capture in nature" (think Jar Jar Binks or Gollum) Reynolds will…

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Tidal now works with Apple’s CarPlay

imageSpotify, Google Play Music and the BBC's iPlayer Radio all work with Apple's CarPlay. Now Tidal users can get in on the action, too; the company tweeted the compatibility of its streaming app with the iOS-based in-car system.

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Dish CEO steps down to focus on wireless network ambitions

imageDish hasn't been shy about pursuing its wireless dreams over the years, and now that's leading to a shakeup of its core leadership. Longstanding CEO Charlie Ergen is stepping down from the top spot (though not as chairman) to "devote more attention"…

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