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Babe Turns a Movement Into a Racket

The website made a name for itself by going after Aziz Ansari, and now it’s hurting the momentum of #MeToo.<p>Fifteen years ago, Hollywood’s glittering superstars—among them Meryl Streep— were on their feet cheering for Roman Polanski, the convicted child rapist and fugitive from justice, when he won …

Microsoft Gets Hacker Friendly

You don’t often hear hackers say a lot of good things about Microsoft. Sure, you might use Windows, especially if you have one of those embarrassing …

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Out of Vanilla Extract? This Substitute is Probably in Your Kitchen

By now, you’ve probably been told once or twice to make your own vanilla extract. (One of those times may or may not have been <b>by us</b>.) Recipes tell you how easy-breezy it is to DIY—buy vanilla beans, split down the center, stuff in a jar, drown in booze (most people use vodka; bourbon is fair game, …

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The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

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Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

In 1971, Winnette Willis was a 23-year-old single mom in Chicago when she became pregnant again. "I was terrified of having another child," she tells Radio Diaries.<p>Before the Supreme Court's decision in <i>Roe v. Wade</i> 45 years ago, abortion was illegal in most of the United States, including in …

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Another Trump appointee resigns after racist comments come to light

Carl Higbie, a top official in the agency that oversees AmeriCorps, is the latest Trump nominee toppled.<p>Carl Higbie, appointed by President Donald Trump to direct external affairs for the federal government’s volunteer service organizations, resigned from his post on Thursday after a number of …

After VRChat player suffers seizure, exec says there are ways to help

Moderators can perform some helpful actions<p>A video of a man reportedly having a seizure in <i>VRChat</i>, a popular VR game akin to <i>Second Life</i>, has attracted attention from people across the internet — including VRChat Inc.’s executive team.<p><i>VRChat,</i> which can be played with an HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or mouse …

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Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Nintendo

Demand for Switch delivered strong financial performance, and Nintendo may just be getting started.<p>For <b>Nintendo</b> (NASDAQOTH:NTDOY), 2017 produced some …

Tron Took Cryptocurrency By Storm: What's Beyond the Hype and Controversy?

The cryptocurrency makes big promises... time to see if it can deliver.<p>“Hello everyone. Hello everyone. Yeah. Just tap one if you can hear my …

This Is The Best Design Job Listing We’ve Ever Seen

How do you coax quality graphic designers to apply for a job listing? The City of Los Angeles has a new strategy: Create a truly heinous poster advertising for the job. Any graphic designer worth their salt will undoubtedly feel moved to apply–if only to prevent the city from using Comic Sans <i>ever</i> …

Nintendo Switch review

The Switch is promising ... but is it ready?<p>[<i>Ed. note: Though the review embargo is up, the actual</i> <i>Nintendo Switch</i> <i>console that users will experience on launch day isn’t live yet, pending a</i> <i>coming-in-hot</i> <i>day</i><i>-</i><i>one patch. As a result, we’ve decided to split the difference:</i> <i>B</i><i>elow, you’ll find our collective</i> …

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Become a Certified Graphic Designer with this Three-Course Bundle for $39

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Graphic design is one of the most creative careers on Earth, and you can work from anywhere. The Graphic Design Certification …

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TumbleSeed review

I like just about everything about <i>TumbleSeed</i> except for the act of playing it.<p>Made by a small group of indie developers, <i>TumbleSeed</i> blends together two quite different inspirations: the tooth-and-nail fight for progress of the roguelike genre, and a classic mechanical arcade game known as <i>Ice Cold</i> …

Rakuen review

<i>Rakuen</i> is a top-down 2D role-playing adventure that takes its visual cues from the 16-bit era. It's a sprite-based exploration game, in which text boxes serve as the primary conduit for communication.<p>Despite such deep drafts from the past, it's a surprisingly modern game, one that alchemizes the …

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review

It’s easy to look at games like <i>Crash Bandicoot</i> through rose-colored glasses, especially when nostalgia is the driving factor. <i>Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy</i> is a true remaster in every sense of the word — levels, user interface and music all remain heart-wrenchingly consistent with the …

Miitopia review

It’s surprising that it took Nintendo more than 10 years to come up with a game like <i>Miitopia</i>.<p>The charming Mii characters have dominated much of the company’s branding since the release of the Wii back in 2006, starring in a plethora of casual games with simple premises. These range from the …

West of Loathing review

The goofiest trip you’ll take to the wild west all year<p>The legends of the American West are already absurd — men and women with quick hands and lots of luck strolling through places with names like “Hell’s Half-Acre.”<p>Suppose you take those puffed-up romantic stories, the big Technicolor dreamscape …

Dream Daddy review

This silly dating sim has more heart than you might think<p>Daddy kink is very real, but online it’s reached certified meme status. Teens tweet “fuck me, daddy” to the Pope. Brands join in on the fun. Daddy is sort of synonymous with fuckable in this, the year of our lord 2017.<p>And now, there’s <i>Dream</i> …

Sonic Mania review

With <i>Sonic Mania</i>, Sega has done the unthinkable for a corporate player in video games: They've given it to the fans.<p>Sega has had a nightmarish time trying to rekindle the magic and majesty of its iconic mascot since the blue hedgehog's peak in the '90s. After the Genesis console faded, Sega went an …

SNES Classic review

The 16-bit throwback is classic Nintendo: a delightful but compromised gaming experience<p>Nostalgia is not a precious commodity, but it is a powerful one all the same. Few publishers are better at harnessing that power than Nintendo, which over the last 30 years has found ways to innovate on console …

Cuphead review

Despite its reputation as a difficult game, Cuphead generously teaches players to become experts<p><i>Cuphead</i> has a reputation for being difficult, so let’s clarify this up top: <i>Cuphead</i> isn’t impossible; it isn’t the <i>Dark Souls</i> of 2D shooters, nor is it the world’s cutest bullet-hell game; it isn’t even …

Sega Genesis Flashback HD review

This Genesis does not do what Nintendoes<p>The Sega Genesis Flashback is an attempt to capture a seemingly new, or at least reinvigorated, market while also not being too ambitious. At $80, the same price as the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, the Genesis Flashback struggles to approximate the user …

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions review

The new mode is a bust, but the core game is still fantastic<p>Some untold stories don't need to be told, and some classics don't need to be improved on.<p><i>Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga</i> began its life in 2003 on the Game Boy Advance as a tale of Nintendo's favorite pair of siblings. This re-release for …

South Park: The Fractured But Whole review

Whether you love South Park or hate it, Ubisoft has perfectly captured its essence<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re going to enjoy <i>South Park: The Fractured But Whole</i>.<p>If you played 2014’s <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> — a solid role-playing game spin on Comedy Central’s long-running …

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Super Mario Odyssey review

Nintendo’s most iconic character comes to the Switch in one of his best adventures ever<p>Perhaps you’ve heard the news: Mario’s not a plumber anymore.<p>I assure you that after playing his latest adventure, <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>, the unexpected career pivot of Nintendo’s most iconic character makes a lot …

Steven Universe: Save the Light review

This adaptation of a great cartoon would be near-perfect if it weren’t completely broken<p><i>Steven Universe: Save the Light</i> would be the perfect video game reimagining of an episode of <i>Steven Universe</i>, if it weren’t completely broken.<p><i>Save the Light</i> is a direct sequel to the 2015 mobile game <i>Steven</i> …

Sonic Forces review

When fan service doesn’t go far enough<p><i>Sonic Forces</i> — the latest game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series by Sega’s internal Sonic Team division — fails to be remarkable on nearly every level.<p>It doesn’t advance the series’ design, nor does it handle classic 2D action as well as the recent <i>Sonic Mania</i>. …

Doom on Switch: Beware if you have tiny bird hands

Can the wee-handed among us enjoy an FPS on the go?<p>The Nintendo Switch is a hit, thanks to its hybrid functionality and impressive slate of first-year games. But there’s one genre the platform has yet to prove itself with: first-person shooters. <i>Doom</i>, launching tomorrow, is the first. But can id …