Hubble image shows distant galaxy photobombing an interstellar comet as it swings around the sun

Comet 2I/Borisov appears as a bright dot within a haze of dust, with a distant spiral galaxy in the background of the Hubble Space Telescope image, taken on Nov. 16. The comet was about 203 million miles from Earth when the picture was taken. (NASA / ESA / UCLA / D. Jewitt) The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the best images to date showing the interstellar comet known as 2I/Borisov, and one of the pictures shows a faraway spiral galaxy just off to the side. Comet Borisov, whose trajectory has been traced far beyond our solar system, swung around the sun on Dec. 8 and is now heading outward again.… Read More

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PS5 games: all the games confirmed and expected on the PlayStation 5

PS5 games are here. Sure, you may not be able to play them yet, but with a confirmed release window for the next-gen PlayStation console – end of 2020 – and the start of specifications for the console’s processor, ray tracing, and the like, it’s no surprise to see developer’s start announcing titles for the hardware. There aren’t many confirmed PS5 games so far, but they’re slowly trickling in, while we’ve also speculated some of the titles likely to land the console after its 2020 launch – entries in flagship franchises like GTA, for example, seem certain. We can assume, too, that a lot of the developer’s upcoming exclusive titles… Read More

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This is Ultimate Rivals, an Apple Arcade game that has Lebron James playing hockey

Apple Arcade’s $5-per-month subscription service has a large library of games but no truly must-have titles – but that might change. Apple is taking a big swing with a new game, Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, that pits your favorite pro football, soccer, baseball, and hockey players against each other – to, well, play hockey. The game is live now on Apple Arcade. It’s a fanciful premise, and the game is indeed a more casual take than the accuracy-obsessive sports sims on the market. Instead, Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, the debut title for seven-year-old indie developer Bit Fry Games, is an arcade-style game that takes its cues from older classics like… Read More

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PS5 exclusive Godfall looks like a hack-and-slash Destiny

At the Game Awards, we finally saw another game launching with the PlayStation 5 that’s coming next year – and that next PS5 launch title is Godfall, a console exclusive coming holiday (end of year) 2020 that looks like a hack-and-slash Destiny. We know nearly nothing about the game, made by studio Counterplay Games and Gearbox Publishing, save for what’s revealed in this initial teaser trailer. What look like player characters in ornate armor are thrown around a storm-tossed decadent palace before staring at a colossal tower – and wrapped around the top, a gargantuan multi-headed monster. The words ‘loot’ and ‘legendary armor’ are the operative words here – if… Read More

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Yes, you can use the new Xbox Series X horizontally

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s newly revealed next-gen console with a unique, PC-inspired vertical design that has already had many questioning how on earth they’re going to fit it into their TV stand. But don’t worry: according to Xbox head Phil Spencer, Microsoft “designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation.” …read more Source:: Theverge – Tech       

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