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A Few Beautiful Board Games, Old and New — Tools and Toys

We love a good board game here at <i>Tools & Toys.</i> Admittedly, many of the more modern ones aren’t the prettiest things in the world to look at. Here are …

Even John Boyega wants a single-player campaign for Star Wars Battlefront

Celebrities: They're just like us!<p>John Boyega, who played Stormtrooper/custodial engineer Finn in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, joined thousands of other <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> players last night in asking for a single-player campaign for EA and DICE's latest shooter.<p>Boyega, who has more than 560,000 …

Computer not included - the ugly truth about virtual reality gaming

by Tim Culpan<p>The race is on to get consumers excited about the latest generation of virtual reality headsets. Unfortunately, they're unavoidably tied …

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Lady Gaga Will Be Back for American Horror Story's Mysterious Sixth Season

After her Golden Globe win for <i>American Horror Story: Hotel—</i>and the fact that she seemed to be having a rip-roaring good time all season playing a …

Rez, plz - The role of MMOs in esports

Just because a game is competitive and popular doesn't mean that it makes a good esport. Look at massively multiplayer online role-playing games. …

Guild Wars

10 Ways Video Games Affect Your Brain

Video games are everywhere. With kids starting to play simple iPhone games as young as two years old, video game addiction has become a problem. But …

This VR documentary takes you inside South Sudan’s devastating civil war

VR video experiences are getting increasingly easy to make and now require little or no kit for people watching.<p>While you could explore Leo’s winning Oscar’s moment in luxurious 360° views, you should really watch this awesome film from PBS’ FRONTLINE investigative team working with Brown …

Netflix reportedly in talks with the BBC for new 'Top Gear'

If Amazon is to be the home of new, new <i>Top Gear</i>, then it's only fitting Netflix gets its hands on new, old <i>Top Gear</i>, right? <i>The Guardian</i> reports that Netflix is "in the early stages" of discussing a deal with the BBC for certain streaming rights to the <i>Top Gear</i> reboot, which'll be hosted by a …

Critics are destroying the comically bad 'London Has Fallen' — the 'perfect movie for Trump's America'

Following last weekend's dud "Gods of Egypt," Butler returns with "London Has Fallen," the sequel to the 2013 action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," in which the actor reprises his role as Secret Service agent Mike Banning. Following the White House blowing up under his watch in "Fallen," Banning …

Rotten Tomatoes

Christian Bale: I could have been a better Batman

British actor says he regrets never entirely realising his original vision of a ‘very, very dark, messed-up character’<p>Christian Bale believes he failed to nail his turn as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s celebrated Dark Knight trilogy.<p>Interviewed by Yahoo! Movies, the British actor said he imagined …

Comic Books

Two X-Men Directors Are Making Dueling 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movies

Shots fired! Or harpoons launched? Just weeks after Bryan Singer said that following <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, he’d turn his attentions toward his …

Pokémon Is One of the Creepiest Dystopian Societies Ever

For 20 years, <i>Pokémon</i> has had the reputation of a cheery kid’s franchise. But under the veneer of Ash and co.’s adventures, there lies one of the most …

What is Overwatch Player Progression System?

Deadpool's R rating masks a simple fact: it's part of a genre that will never grow up

For all its profanity and violence, its protagonist is still called out for being a child. It’s a trait that ties him to even the tamest comic book superhero stories – and that’s totally OK<p>From the multiple repetitive gags about kicking Colossus in his metal crotch, to the jokes about getting shot …

Comic Books

A Must-See Trailer for an Incredible Animated Steampunk Adventure

On March 25, one of the year’s best genre films is going to be released. It’s not live-action, it’s not American, but it’s got more life and wonder …

The 10 best Leonardo DiCaprio movies, ranked

This will mark the first time the actor has won the prize, and all we have to say to the Academy is, "Took you long enough!"<p>DiCaprio has been one of the biggest stars in Hollywood for decades, and though he has focused recently on titles that will get him closer to that Oscar, his career has been …

Love Stories

Snake, the twitterbot – an experiment in game design

<i>snake is a procedural fable that uses judeo-christian imagery to show the dangers of unchecked growth, i.e., capitalism</i> [@aparrish]<p>In this blog post, …

Indie Gaming

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda working on three new video game projects

Speaking at the DICE 2016 summit in Las Vegas on 18 February, Bethesda Softworks's Todd Howard revealed that his studio is hard at work on three "big …

Five Things Revealed about Hideo Kojima and His New Game

Hideo Kojima has set up a new studio and is working on a new game. He hasn’t revealed much about the game, but did touch on it in a new <i>GameSpot</i> …

Anime

Woodworker Crafts Entire 'Settlers of Catan' Game from a Single 2 x 4

Even the resource and development cards are thin strips of wood from the plank.<p>Last spring, Aaron Day entered the 2015 Summers Woodworking 2 x 4 Challenge with a wonderful project that displays a number of woodworking techniques and great economy for the wood he used. The challenge is to craft …

5 Fantasy Series You Can Read Until George R. R. Martin Releases The Winds of Winter

So it’s official, winter is definitely not coming…at least not in novel form. If you are a reader of <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> aka the <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Jared Leto's 'Suicide Squad' Gifts 'Terrified' Viola Davis

Jared Leto's method approach to his role as the Joker in "Suicide Squad" is already the stuff of legend, and his costar Viola Davis has admitted that the creepy gifts he offered the cast initially "terrified" her -- and then motivated her to put her all into her role.<p>Davis, who plays government …

Comic Books

11 Best Superhero Rivalries Of All Time

We live in the glorious Golden Age of superhero movies, in which two superhero-vs-superhero dust-ups are both coming to theaters in the next few …

Five Of Our Favorite Hidden Stories In Games

Some of the most intriguing stories in video games aren’t told directly to the player. You can make it to the end of Dark Souls with no grasp on an …

'Fallout 4' is the DICE Awards game of the year

Bethesda's <i>Fallout 4</i> has taken home the top prize at the DICE Awards. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' ceremony -- now in its 19th year -- also gave the developer best RPG and game direction for <i>Fallout 4</i> and best mobile game for <i>Fallout Shelter.</i><p>Although Bethesda took home the most …

The Division is shaping up to be one of the most unique games of this generation

The promise of Ubisoft Massive’s hybrid shooter RPG is finally coming together.<p>“The Division hasn’t shied away from complexity and that’s something …

Self Defense

Video game stories don’t have to suck

From Firewatch to The Witcher, the medium is getting a lot better at storytelling<p>It’s been said so much now that it’s become cliché: "It has a good story, <i>for a video game</i>." Games have garnered little respect over the decades for the stories they tell, and for good reason. Video game narratives …

Blockbusters

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Survive<p>Everything wants you to die. You need to find food, shelter and weapons to prevent it.<p>Teamwork<p>If they're not your friends, they're your enemy. …