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Fortnite review

Epic’s latest blends a ton of influences into a messy but intriguing co-op shooter<p><i>Fortnite</i> is the Willy Wonka three-course dinner chewing gum of games.<p>First announced at the Video Game Awards in 2011, <i>Fortnite</i> has been billed as a revolutionary mashup of action role-playing game and creative …

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

Customers

New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Battalion 1944 has now reached its funding goal.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A new World War 2 shooter is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the "core of classic …

World War II

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

How This War of Mine Goes Even Darker With The Little Ones

This War of Mine earned critical acclaim back in fall 2014 for its harrowing, realistic portrayal of a city under siege. Scraggling survivors made camp in dilapidated houses, scrounging for supplies and sometimes stealing from those weaker than them at night and crafting tools and gear during the …

All The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature, introduced in November 2015, lets you play original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on the current-gen console. But what games are available? We've rounded them all up--and we'll continue to update this post as new games are made available to the extensive …

Robert Bales says he was on autopilot when he massacred 16 Afghan civilians

Army sergeant speaks for first time about the rage, stress and steroids that drove him on his 2012 murder spree, killing women and children in Kandahar villages<p>A decorated American soldier who shot dead 16 Afghan civilians in a night-time rampage has described for the first time how stress, rage …

Afghanistan

Enraged White Man Claims He “Settled” Brooklyn for Yuppies

Behold, dear readers, the moment where white privilege ate itself.<p>Race relations are the dark id of the American consciousness, but as this video shot by a bystander in gentrified downtown Brooklyn proves, the most fraught relationship is between white men . . . and white men. The above video …

Race Relations

Woman says she secretly recorded Jared Fogle's conversations

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Rochelle Herman first heard Jared Fogle's alleged off-color comments about young girls, she was so disturbed, she knew she had to do something, she said.<p>She recorded conversations with him for the FBI.<p>Fogle, a pitchman for Subway at the time, was attending a health event at a school in …

Crime

Times Square's painted naked ladies face ban in New York

Naked painted ladies 'inappropriate' and costumed cartoon and superhero characters 'aggressively soliciting tips', says Mayor Bill de Blasio<p>New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe …

GoDaddy denies calling job applicant obese Christian

Michigan boy, 15, completes 57-mile walk with brother on his back | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Michigan boy on Sunday completed a three-day, 57-mile walk across the state, carrying his younger brother on his back, as part of a campaign to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy.<p>Hunter Gandee started the long trek with little brother Braden, who suffers from …

Ann Arbor

Former Disney, SeaWorld workers among 22 busted in undercover child sex sting

Deputies from two Florida counties posed as underage girls seeking sex in an undercover sting that resulted in 22 arrests, the Washington Post reported Friday.<p>Those arrested included former workers from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld and Universal Studios and a youth counselor who had worked as …

Crime

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015

The hiring picture keeps getting better for college graduates. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 9.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2014. That’s a one percent hike from …

Employment

What happened at Gallipoli?

In a military disaster 100 years ago, about 58,000 allied soldiers died. What was the plan, exactly what went wrong, and what is Gallipoli’s legacy?<p>What happened?<p>In a military disaster 100 years ago, about 58,000 allied soldiers – including 29,000 British and Irish soldiers and 11,000 Australians …

Winston Churchill

Enemy at the gate: The history-making, chaotic evacuation of Saigon

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA Air America helicopter bounced as it touched down on an aging apartment building in Saigon.<p>Its pilot knew there was no room for error. Scores of South Vietnamese were lined up on that rooftop, waiting anxiously to scramble aboard his chopper. They knew 150,000 North Vietnamese …

Military

A father goes 'badass' to save his family

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you'd seen him in the crowded room that night, you might not have given him a second look.<p>He was the frail old man in a wheelchair. He wore a black ascot cap, a burgundy tie and a gray tweed jacket that covered his 140-pound frame. Ba Van Nguyen couldn't speak, could barely move; just a …

Vietnam

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

What's New in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order took us back to an alternate 1960s where the Nazis had won World War II, much to the displeasure of a gruff B.J. Blazkowicz, who had spent the preceding 14 years in a coma. The upcoming standalone DLC Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes us back even further in …

GTA 5 PC Is the "Ultimate" Version

The PC edition of acclaimed open-world game Grand Theft Auto V was originally scheduled to launch in fall 2014 alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions. But developer Rockstar Games delayed the project multiple times before finally settling on an April 14 worldwide release date. GameSpot …

Grand Theft Auto

GTA 5 PC's Extensive Graphics Options Revealed

With less than a week to go before Grand Theft Auto V's long-awaited release for PC, developer Rockstar Games has now revealed the open-world title's extensive graphics options.<p>As you can see in the images embedded in this post, GTA V for PC has two settings for visuals: Graphics and Advanced …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Computer Hardware
Justice

'Dukes of Hazzard' actor James Best dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Best, best known for his portrayal of bumbling sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard," died Monday after a brief illness. He was 88.<p>Best died in hospice in Hickory, North Carolina, of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood …

Pop Culture

Player completes Fallout 3 in new record time

In the time it takes most of us to get ready in the morning, one speedrunner completed Bethesda's massive open-world RPG.<p>By clipping through walls …

Los Angeles

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Bang, you’re dead: Where America’s most famous gangsters and outlaws are buried

From robbing banks to gunning down government agents and innocent bystanders, these gangsters and Wild West icons committed some of the most heinous acts of all time. We’ll never forget their names, but most of us have no clue where they were put in the ground. You may be surprised to find one of …