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The story of Hurricane Katrina, through stunning local newspaper covers

On August 23, 2005, the storm isn't cause for concern yet. It's the 12th tropical depression of the season, according to the National Hurricane …

Britney Spears's 2000 MTV VMAs performance almost ended in disaster

No one has defined the MTV Video Music Awards in the 21st century quite like Britney Spears. In the past 15 years, she's made headlines for her VMA …

All the cool kids are wearing sprouts on their heads in Beijing, apparently

On the smog-covered streets of Beijing, among the crowds of people in the Houhai district, something new has been popping up:<p>Fake sprouts growing out …

Messi beats Ronaldo for 2014-15 UEFA Best Player in Europe award

The award was handed out in Monaco on Wednesday, and to no surprise, Messi is king of Europe.<p>Lionel Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo to take home the …

Xbox One gets voice messaging this April

Xbox One systems will receive voice messaging as part of the console's April firmware update, according to further details about the patch made available by Microsoft today.<p>This week, Xbox One dashboard preview testers will be able to test out the new voice messaging system that allows users to …

Valve and HTC will let developers apply for a free Vive VR headset 'soon'

HTC and Valve are being pretty aggressive with their VR headset timing — the recently announced Vive headset is supposed to be available to consumers by the end of the year. But <i>Ars Technica</i> reports that there's some good news and some not-so-good news for developers who wanted to play with it …

Marvel: Avengers Alliance counts 70 million players since launch on its 3-year anniversary

One of Disney’s longest-running games is still going strong thanks to some superheroes.<p>Disney is making a killing with its smartphone and tablet efforts. It says it’s the No. 8 most-downloaded publisher in the world on mobile, with about a million downloads a day and about 70 million users in its …

Minimap March 27, 2015: Zelda, Destiny of Spirits, Valve VR, Bloodborne, Xbox One, Dark Souls 2, Mario, Hearthstone

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.<p>Subscribe on iTunes<br>• Subscribe to the podcast (RSS)<p>Here's what we're covering today:<p><b>THE BIG STORIES</b><p>The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed beyond 2015, skipping E3<br>• Sony's shutting down …

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The next multibillion dollar tech trend from Asia: E-sports

What 2014 sporting event had more viewers than the NBA Finals (18 million), the NCAA men’s basketball championship (21.2 million), and the World Series (23.5 million)? If you guessed the Super Bowl (111.5 million), you’re correct. If you guessed the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship, an …

Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot photos (almost literally) and print them on the …

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Things we learned from the weekend - March 21-22, 2015, including a match to forget for Steven Gerrard

IN ENGLAND …<p><b>• Is Liverpool v Manchester United still the biggest game in English football?</b><br>It may have had no bearing on the title race, but this fixture remains the most watched and often the most eventful match in English football. Sunday’s encounter, in which Manchester United secured a valuable …

Sepp Blatter may not be perfect, but his successor could be even worse

That formidable journal <i>Private Eye</i> has published an indictment of the redolent FIFA that puts the football press at large into the shade. And fills one with still deeper pessimism about the future of the irredeemable body.<p>The question now appears alas to be, would you prefer to be shot or hanged? …

Eder celebrates Italy call-up in style

<b>1) National call-up for Eder</b><p>Italo-Brazilian Eder celebrated his call-up to the Italian national squad for next weekend’s games against Bulgaria and England in the best possible manner when scoring Sampdoria’s 65th minute winner in their 1-0 home defeat of Inter on Sunday night. In so doing, …

Stunning control and amazing finish from CAF under-20 final

<b>There's an understandable look of disbelief on the face of the Cameroon goalkeeper as Nigeria's Bernard Bulbwa controls the ball on the volley, before swivelling 180 degrees and lashing in an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. Fittingly, it was the only goal of the game.</b>

Goals you might have missed, including a ridiculous 40-yard effort

Harry Arter goal for Bournemouth against Middlesbrough. In this crucial top of the table Championship clash, the Irishman produced an unstoppable effort from outside the area to help his side to a 4-0 victory.<p>Anotehr goal from the upper reaches of the Championship. This time it’s Norwich City’s …

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Goals of the month - April 2015

<b>1 Carlos Tevez, Juventus v Borussia Dortmund</b><br>Scores with virtually no back lift, from the edge of the area in the Champions League.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIAAoUy8XzY<p><b>2 Brian Fernandez, Racing v Sporting Cristal</b> <br>Peels away from the wall at a free-kick and receives a short pass before firing …

Suarez on a Premier League return: I'd only play for Liverpool

The striker returned to Anfield to take part in a charity match and insisted that he would only ever play for the Reds if he moved back to the English game<p>Luis Suarez has refused to rule out one day returning to Liverpool - and says there is no other Premier League club he would consider …

Why Is Nintendo Wrong To Be Proud Of Their Metacritic Scores?

Nintendo has struggled to come up with much good news during their investor briefings over the last few years, with their consoles routinely missing sales targets and the Wii U specifically now the slowest selling major Nintendo system ever. But they do have one constant, shining beam of light, the …

We've got more New Nintendo 3DS XL discussion on Quality Control

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their …

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The Xbox One is finally getting ready to take screenshots

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft's Phil Spencer teased a screenshot feature coming to the Xbox One and tonight the company announced it's rolling out to beta testers. Part of the planned March system update, the often-requested feature (that the PS4 has had since launch) will let gamers take a …

Winning bidder of rare PS4 anniversary console backs out from paying $129K

The winning bidder of Sony's limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 has backed out from the auction after placing a bid of ¥15,135,000, or around $129,000, for the rare console earlier this year, Famitsu reports.<p>It's unclear why the bidder, who remains anonymous, has pulled out. Sony, …

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Tom Daley leads England diving team for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Tom Daley heads up the England diving squad for the Commonwealth Games announced on Friday. The Olympic medallist and the country’s most high-profile diver is the leading name in the 15-strong squad selected for Glasgow.<p>Daley, a Commonwealth gold medal winner in the 10m platform and synchro in …

Obama: More US can do to help Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian …

The long goodbye day: Fergie time draws to a happy close

You know it is not a normal football match when stewards in fluorescent orange jackets have to be sent in to control the queues for commemorative programmes. About 20,000 of those glossy programmes are normally sold for a big occasion at Manchester United but for this game almost four times that …

World Cup on Saturday: Groups C and D begin play

<b>Group C: COLOMBIA vs. GREECE</b><p><b>Where:</b> Belo Horizonte.<p><b>Time:</b> 9 a.m. PDT.<p><b>TV:</b> ABC, Univision.<p><b>The buzz:</b> With New Jersey's Mark Geiger in the center and Sean Hurd of Florida as his assistant, this will be the first game in<p>World Cuphistory with two U.S. officials. Colombia finished a strong second in South …

Robin van Persie turns it into a beating

So Spain are just getting the absolute piss beaten out of them. Robin van Persie has scored again.<p>It's 4-1. FOUR TO ONE. SPAIN ARE LOSING FOUR TO DAMN ONE.<p>Given that the Netherlands conceded the first goal, this is an all-time great performance. Unbelievable.

Creative 3-Generation Photos Explore How Emotions & Time Transform Memories

Photographer Nina Röder‘s photo series Mutter Schuhe (Translated: Mother’s Shoes) is a visual exploration of how time, emotions and perspective …

Sony's Japan Studio unveils three new Vita titles for Europe

Sony's Japan Studio - the place that lent a hand in developing such classics as Demon's Souls, Shadow of the Colossus and Gravity Rush - has …