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For much of its modern history, science fiction has had a particular fascination with engineering, with authors and artists imagining fantastic, massive structures in the depths of space. Here are 10 of them, from incredibly large to unbelievably massive.

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The early days of first person shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament gave birth to one of the most unique types of video game AIs: the FPS bot. Within a few years time these mindless enemies became an institution. Then just as quickly as they arrived, they disappeared.

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Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids — or themselves — when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most exciting new toys that will be hitting store shelves this year.

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Few of us have the necessary skills (or tools) needed to build our own replica props, but with enough disposable income that can be easily overcome. Triforce's upcoming full-scale Plasma rifle replica from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition might cost $US600, but it's a perfect hand-painted imitation that looks like it was snatched from a fallen Covenant fighter on the battlefield.

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It has been noted before that the transition into the latest generation of consoles has been weirdly soft and tentative. New games take ages to hit the market, and instead we're left to play last-gen re-releases over and over until we wonder why we bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One in the first place. Six months on and I find it's still the case, especially because the game I'm most excited to play right now came out 10 years ago.

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We thought we knew a lot about what was coming at today's Xbox One announcement, but there's at least one phenomenal surprise that the internet was able to keep it's mouth shut about: a new instalment of the Halo franchise is making its way to living rooms in the form of a live-action television series. And Spielberg's directing.

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Did you guys hear about the Halo 4 port on iPhone and iPad? Apparently Microsoft and 343 Industries have the whole thing running on both the iPhone and iPad, and it's just five bucks. The only difference is it's just a chess game and not even a little related to Halo. Oh.