Why So Many High-Profile Videogames Have Been Delayed

It’s not every month that four marquee videogames get slapped with big delays. Offering explanations with sterile words like “polish” and “fine tuning,” the studios behind Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel’s Avengers, Dying Light 2, and Final Fantasy VII Remake have all announced that they’re pushing back their games—joining a the ranks of some of this year’s…

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A ‘Captain Marvel’ Sequel Is in the Works

Good day! Welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all the biggest pop culture news around. This week’s biggest news so far has been a bit of a grab-bag, spanning everything from Studio Ghibli to Radiohead and of course, streaming services, because in 2020, there’s always something happening with streaming services. Here we go.Marvel Is…

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Could You Bungee-Jump Using Only Magnets?

Bungee jumping has been around for ages. The land divers of Vanuatu tied vines around their ankles. The first modern-style jump with elastic cords was undertaken in Bristol, England, in 1979 by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. The idea, of course, is that—if all goes well—the cord stretches and exerts an upward force to…

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Don’t Break Up Big Tech

In the shadow of impeachment, the push to break up Big Tech continues to build. Last week, the House of Representatives held a hearing that saw the industry accused of bullying and oligopolistic practices. “They have come to use the scope of their platforms and their overwhelming dominance in certain markets to unfairly disadvantage competitors…

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