Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Hello, and welcome once again to Replay, WIRED’s rundown of all of the week’s big videogame news. This time around we’ve got some updates on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, the Tokyo Game Show, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Let’s get started.Here’s What Games Will Look Like on the New Xbox Series XSlowly but surely, Microsoft…

Defcon Is Canceled

Defcon Is Canceled

For years, a simple and elegant inside joke has permeated Defcon, the influential hacking conference. You say it to your friends, you reference it during your talk, you design a fake website to try to trick unsuspecting rubes: Defcon is canceled. On Friday, though, the bit became reality. Organizers announced that the Las Vegas gathering,…

Shuttered: Mathery’s Technicolor Coronavirus PSAs

Shuttered: Mathery’s Technicolor Coronavirus PSAs

Imagine an alternate reality where guidelines on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus are written in groovy technicolor. Where the situation is still serious, but slightly less weighty, because the reminders to not touch your face are actually fun. Such is the world of Mathery, the name of Brooklyn-based duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo…

As Deaths Mount, Trump’s Disinformation Strategy Will Adapt

As Deaths Mount, Trump’s Disinformation Strategy Will Adapt

In the beginning, coronavirus denialism was easy. When widespread American deaths were still confined to the rising slopes of epidemiological models, skeptics could dismiss them as alarmist predictions. That included the nation’s most prominent coronavirus truther: “Just stay calm,” Donald Trump said on March 10, “it will go away.” Two months later, as the official…

NASA’s EmDrive Leader Has a New Interstellar Project

NASA’s EmDrive Leader Has a New Interstellar Project

The solar system isn’t big enough for Harold White—but it’s a start. The 54-year-old physicist has devoted his career to researching advanced propulsion concepts that he hopes may carry humans to the outer solar system and eventually into the uncharted wilderness of interstellar space. Conventional rocket engines are too slow to cover these vast distances…