Matthew Chavez

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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Sessions mulls firing Andrew McCabe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing a decision about whether to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just days before he is scheduled to retire, media reports said Wednesday.<p>In the wake of repeated public and private criticism from President Donald Trump, McCabe stepped down in …

He wanted to build Trump’s border wall. He was just charged in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque.

Three men — including the owner of a company that submitted a bid to build President Trump’s border wall — bombed a Minnesota mosque in an attempt to drive Muslims out of the United States, according to a federal complaint.<p>The three men from rural Illinois were arrested and charged Tuesday after …

Crime

Google Maps APIs just changed gaming forever

Google Maps APIs Gaming was just announced for game developers around the world. With these keys to Google Maps, developers have access to the most …

Google Maps

Opinion: Trump's Meeting With The Games Industry Was Never About Finding Solutions

Precedent has already established that government has no power to regulate games.<p>Yesterday’s meeting between President Donald Trump, game industry …

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

Black Panther

Overwatch looks great as a fighting game

Blizzard’s hero-based shooter reimagined as a 2D fighter<p>YouTube channel TGN put together a very convincing video reimagining <i>Overwatch</i> as a 2D fighting game, and the final result is better than it has any right to be. It makes a very convincing argument for a fighting game spinoff.<p>In the video …

‘Pokemon Go:’ Niantic Rewards Concerned Player With 30 New Pokestops

Niantic’s support team rewarded a concerned <i>Pokémon GO</i> player with 30 new Pokéstops after the gamer filed a complaint with the software development …

The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email

How could six senior presidential aides mimic the strategy for which Trump lacerated Hillary Clinton? Only if they believe they are as immune to the usual rules as he is.<p><i>Updated on September 25 at 8:20 p.m.</i><p>Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of <i>Politico</i> dropped a story that, in any other administration, …

Eve Online alliance crumbles thanks to coup, online tumult bleeds into real-world threats

5,000 players suddenly cut off from their leadership, and one potentially from his own hands<p>This time last year, the world of <i>Eve Online</i> was still reeling from a massive war that upturned the game’s balance of power. Word comes today that a major alliance at the center of that war has crumbled, …

‘Pokemon GO’ Petition Demanding Fair Game Play In Raid System

Just a year ago, <i>Pokemon GO</i> became one of the most exciting new games on the market. People were leaving their homes, getting out into the real world …

10 best musician apps for Android

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes. You may be a woodwind player in an orchestra or a guitar player in a rock band. That makes the subject of musician apps a little difficult to approach. There are many types who have many needs. We have a decent list here that should help most people. However, …

New FINAL FANTASY X Album Features 100 Gorgeous Arrangements (Exclusive)

<i>Final Fantasy X</i> is an iconic game (check out the many re-releases if you don’t believe us) for many reasons, and part of the title’s staying power …

Daily Deals: Star Wars Complete Saga (I-VI) Blu-ray

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

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How to beat the first Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go

This weekend, <i>Pokemon Go</i> players will have their first chance to encounter, battle and catch Legendary Pokemon. It’s a moment that we’ve been waiting …

Building a video game for 50 Cent sounds like a soul-crushing experience

The kid wants helicopters, he gets helicopters<p><i>50 Cent: Blood on the Sand</i> was one of the last vestiges of the mindless, licensed video games segment of the previous decade, when every movie, sport and entertainment superstar with an agent smart enough to ask for a video game adaptation got one. …

Mass Effect Andromeda Lead Says It's Been "Hard to See the Criticisms"

Mass Effect Lead Designer Speaks Out<p>When we reviewed Mass Effect Andromeda we noted the technical missteps, yet at the end of the day we felt the …

Mass Effect Andromeda

Final Fantasy VII player gives life meaning by hitting level 99 before first boss

A lesson for us all<p>Two things in this world can make life meaningful: having the strength to forge your own destiny, to live by your own rules, and not be swayed by the whims and wishes of others; and really sticking it to some stranger on the internet. When Twitch streamer CirclMastr spent two …

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Pokémon GO's Mystery Raids Might Actually Be Live Legendary Events

This past week, <i>Pokémon GO</i> was updated with a new patch with a few secrets buried inside. Data miners found a number of key phrases implying changes to gyms were coming, where players will now receive notifications about their “away” Pokémon and their gym status, and there also may be a new mechanic …

The Dream of Cross-Platform Play vs the Reality

Why the hurdles facing cross-platform gaming may be too great...<p>I'll never forget when I was a bright-eyed young gamer and home consoles were …

The Future of Overwatch's Storytelling

Overwatch's VFX Supervisor and Lead Writer talk the future.<p>Overwatch doesn’t really have a story. Not while you’re playing it, anyway, where you …

15 best RPGs for Android

RPGs have one of the most loyal followings of any gaming genre. Whether it’s Final Fantasy or World of Warcraft, people spend dozens of hours crafting characters, playing story lines, and enjoying themselves. RPGs were also one of the first genres to really hit it off on Android and there are a ton …

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Mass Effect: Andromeda dev says game features 'full nudity,' says it's 'totally softcore space porn'

Pretty good banging? Pretty GREAT banging<p>It’s hard to be the playable character in a Mass Effect game. You have to make tricky decisions while trying to figure out what kind of person you’d like to be. You have to be representative of the entire human race in situations where that designation may …

Mass Effect

The Video Game Industry Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair Consoles

The video game industry has been a particularly notable enemy of fair repair.<p>The video game industry is lobbying against legislation that would make it easier for gamers to repair their consoles and for consumers to repair all electronics more generally.<p>The Entertainment Software Association, a …

GameStop Is Changing the Tactics Used in Their Shady Circle of Life Program

GameStop Is Changing up the Shady Circle of Life Program to Make Meeting Quotas More Accommodating for Employees<p>GameStop’s shady Circle of Life …

Employment

Final Fantasy VI Retrospective: Simply The Best

In the first few minutes of <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, just when you think you’ve got a sense of the game’s rhythm, everything changes. Your amnesiac hero …

Final Fantasy

Has it really been a decade since Mass Effect launched?

A look back on a transformative console RPG<p>If you're a Mass Effect fan, this will be 45 minutes well spent. It seems strange that the first game debuted in 2007 — an eternity in video gaming — but it did, and YouTuber Raycevick gives the series’ hold on the gaming consciousness a splendid recap in …

Mass Effect

How 8 Big Franchises Dealt with Major Actor Deaths

From Harry Potter to The Matrix to Star Wars.<p>Filmmakers often run into all sorts of roadblocks in the course of making movies, and the problems are …

What Trump’s hiring freeze means (and doesn’t)

Trump’s order Monday won’t do all that much—but could be the first shot in a war.<p>When Donald Trump announced a hiring freeze on federal jobs on Monday—one of his first actions as president—conservatives cheered, and Democrats and federal workers reacted with horror. Legislators on Capitol Hill …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

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