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Yes, Pikachu is going to be in the Pokémon fighting game

Pikachu, Gardevoir and Suicune will be playable fighters in Bandai Namco's Pokémon fighting game, <i>Pokkén Tournament</i>, the game's developer confirmed during a livestream on Japan's Niconico video service today.<p>The three newly confirmed Pokémon join previously announced playable fighters Lucario and …

343 Still Trying To Fix 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Woes With New Beta Test

A beta test for a game that was released two months ago? Not quite, as the situation isn’t <i>that</i> ludicrous for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but it is pretty bad. There <i>is</i> a beta beginning today for the game, but one that 343 might have been better off calling something else.<p>The beta in question …

Why Destiny Was The Best And Worst Game Of 2014

Bungie’s <i>Destiny</i> has inspired some of the most ambivalent thoughts I’ve ever had while clutching a gamepad.<p>Some people have said it’s the sort of game you either love or you hate. For me it’s much more of a love-hate relationship. It’s exactly what I want out of a video game, and yet its pieces are …

David Goldfarb on: The favourite thing

<i>(Put the needle down on the Replacements record.)</i>My daughter asked me the other day what my favourite thing to do was. She's at the age where she …

Destiny: Crota's End guide and walkthrough

<b>Crota's End</b> is Destiny's second Raid, introduced as part of the Dark Below expansion, which sees players venture into the Moon to take down the son …

The Raid

The world's worst airline meals - Telegraph

Fries are off the menu at KFC in Japan

Problems with potato exports mean that fries have been removed from sale at Japan's KFCs<p>KFC in Japan will no longer be asking “Would you like fries with that?” as industrial disputes in the US have chopped back potato exports.<p>"Due to the prolonged dockworkers' disputes on the United States West …

Why Diners Are More Important Than Ever

So there I was, sitting at the counter of the Lexington Candy Shop, not really trying to mind my own business. I was thoroughly enjoying my pancakes with crispy edges, my softly scrambled eggs made in a pan, and my still-pliant bacon with still more crispy edges, when I overheard the following …

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How to Make Perfect Pan Sauce Every Time

By Alison Roman<p>Photos by Nicole Franzen<p>A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting. These are the keys to pulling off a pro-grade pan sauce.<p>The whole “buy one, get one free” thing is a good deal. You pay for one thing and get something …

Suet surrender: sweet and savoury pudding recipes | Ruby Bakes

The irresistible, rib-sticking qualities of these suet pudding recipes will throw many a January diet into disarray. Relent and embrace this beef and ale pud and moist mini cakes wholeheartedly<p>It’s at this point in January when the few of my friends who were optimistic (or masochistic) enough to …

Anchovy and rosemary roast chicken with garlicky broccoli recipe

This chicken is served with delicious anchovy buttery juices, and is quick to cook, too<p><b>SERVES</b><p>4-6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 onion, thickly sliced<br>• 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled and smashed<br>• 6 large sprigs of rosemary<br>• 1.7kg/3¾lb chicken, flattened (or spatchcocked and leg bones removed)<br>• Olive oil<br>• 50g/2oz butter, softened<br>• 6 …

Superbowls: London’s gourmet grains – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 10:15 am, January 24, 2015 in Food & Drink<p><b>The Cereal Café proved that breakfast is big business. But it’s not all American and sugary: Andy</b> …

Chobi Mela VIII: Bangladesh Photo Festival - Photographs by the photographers of Chobi Mela Festival | LensCulture

Quiet moments, tender thoughts, wistful emptiness make up our love songs. Raindrops on misty windowpanes, the cool breeze of dusk, dry leaves, fill our odes to belonging. We pine. Almost inaudibly we whisper, I miss you. Intimacy is most intensely felt through absence. The warmth of togetherness, …

An Interview with Wildlife Photographer Chris Burkard

www.wildernessculture.com<p>www.chrisburkard.com<p>Chris Burkard has the ability to capture Mother Nature's most beautiful moments. His photos allow us to join him in his adventures and in his passion for the wilderness and all it's untamed elegance. We had the privilege of speaking with Chris to see …

Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing …

Top 10 Ice and Snow Festivals Around the World

Originally a skill taught in culinary schools, the art of ice carving has moved out of the kitchen to the great outdoors.<p>Throughout the northern hemisphere, teams of ice and snow sculpture artists from around the world come together to compete in sculpting events with the resulting artworks put on …

Cruise lines upgrade dining options with specialty restaurants

Once upon a time, cruising was an all-inclusive vacation that bundled your cabin, many activities and meals in one package. That's largely still true, but today the major cruise lines also have specialty restaurants where you can dine, sometimes for an extra fee.<p>The fare in the main dining room can …

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Snowboarding Heads Downhill as Skiing Hits an Upswing

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over …

Skiing

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Easy and tasty chicken recipes for no-fuss dinners

From a simple roast chicken to chicken schnitzel, curry and meatballs, we have a chicken recipe for everyone<p>Chicken is a family favourite and can be a quick option for a midweek supper or can be made a little more special for Sunday lunch.<p>Chicken can be kept simple or be transformed into something …

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6 Weight Loss Myths Busted

From why not all calories are equal to the shocker that having a glass of orange juice for breakfast is actually a bad way to start the day, we …

Nutrition

PlayStation's weekend-long flash sale means a ton of great, cheap indie games

Sony is having a flash sale this weekend on more than 50 games for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, with some titles up to 80 percent off their normal price on the PlayStation Store. That means you can get games like <i>Resogun</i>, <i>Costume Quest 2</i>, <i>Guacamelee</i>, <i>Fez</i>, <i>OlliOlli</i> and more for just …

10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend

Fashion<p>by Emily Phillips | 23 01 2015<p>10 Hot Things To Do<p>Can't face going out in the cold this weekend? We have the perfect things for you to do that …

Top 20 family holidays in Europe this summer

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8 popular diet myths totally debunked

From going gluten free to injecting yourself with hormones, there is always a new fad diet to try. But do they actually work? We take a closer look at some popular methods of losing weight<p><b>Cut out carbs</b><p>Carbohydrates are a traditional dieting nemesis, with starchy foods such as potatoes, bread and …