Matt Peckham

Matt Peckham writes about games and general technology for TIME. His work has appeared in Variety, The Washington Post, The New York Times, ABC News, MSNBC, The Sci-Fi Channel and others. He has an M.A. in English from Creighton University and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Drop him a line here.

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Yes, You’ll Be Able to Play Diablo III This Summer

Khazras and dune threshers and fallen ones, oh my, but you won’t need a pair of ruby slippers or a scruffy black terrier to make action-RPG Diablo III happen this year—it sounds like Blizzard’s planning to unlock its demon-butchering bonanza sometime this summer.

During a recent earnings call, Activision-Blizzard revealed the …

Underwater Translator May Finally Let Us Talk to Dolphins

It may not be a shiny gold inverted-V that clips to your shirt (or if you’re Ferengi, inside one of your capacious earlobes) but a new underwater translator could soon allow divers to make sense of dolphin sounds, and here’s the shocker: even speak back in crude dolphin-ese.

Science fiction often obsesses over how we’d chat with …

Skype Promises to Fix Deadly Voice-Over-IP Exploit This Week

Hi there! I’m the latest “wants-to-be-friends” friendly surfing Skype, and if you add me now, I promise I won’t exploit a security vulnerability that lets me take super-secret command of your Mac, or even—on a whim—expunge every last byte you hold precious! Actually you don’t need to add me at all–this next message should …

New Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Trailer Teases High-Def Link

I have a shameful confession to make: I’ve never finished The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The furthest I’ve been? The water temple. That’s the three-quarters mark, true, but it might as well be the start, in view of the raves lavished on this game (you know, like “best game ever made in the history of civilization and frankly time …

Jaguar’s $1.5 Million Hybrid Supercar is Superfast

Want to do 0 to 60 in under three seconds and up to 200 miles per hour on flats? You’ve got two options: Splash yourself with a shelf’s worth of random chemicals while holding a lightning rod in a thunderstorm, or pick up a C-X75 hybrid electric supercar courtesy India-based Tata Motors’ boutique car wing, Jaguar.

And you can have …

Fly Me to the Moon: Off-Planet Tourism Looms

Still not convinced the moon landings weren’t faked? That the moon isn’t made out of cheese? That it’s not a giant disembodied man-face, floating free of earthly tethers? Why not hop a space capsule and see for yourself?

You’d have to be filthy rich to spring for a ticket, but say you’re flush and fearless: private space tourism …

Intel Trades Over 50 Years of Chip Design for ’3D’ Processors

From Avatar‘s tawny-eyed, blue-skinned aliens to high-def Blu-ray movies to Nintendo’s totable 3DS, everyone’s hip to 3D, and the latest company to hop onboard looks to be–wait a second, Intel?

Yep, Intel, as in Intel 3D microprocessors. No, you won’t need dorky glasses to run your next computer, but using sophisticated 3D …

DVD Sales Plunge in U.S., Digital Sales On the Rise

Down, down, to obsolescence town–that might just be the broad-view takeaway from Los Angeles-based Digital Entertainment Group’s recent sales report (via Financial Times), which suggests new DVD sales in the U.S. plunged 20% over the past 12 months.

It wasn’t just customers fleeing a sinking ship: DEG notes the drop was in part due …

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