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'The Witcher 3' Puts A Whole Lot Of Pressure On 'Fallout 4'

The internet has been awash with breathless praise for The Witcher 3, and with good reason. It’s a shocking accomplishment, setting a new bar for world-building in video games and offering a world of staggering scope and depth, especially coming from such a small team at CD Projekt Red. Expect …

The Witcher

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

April 27, 2015: Silent Hills, P.T., Five Night at Freddy's, Black Ops 3

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)<br>• Download this episode directly as an MP3<p>Here's what we're covering today:<p><b>THE BIG STORIES</b><p><i>Silent Hills</i> canceled, Konami …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

Apps

A guide to leveling up in Destiny, just in time for The Dark Below

<i>Destiny</i>'s first major expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, hits tomorrow, bringing with it a lot of new content for high-level characters. But what if you've been nursing your <i>Destiny</i> fix and haven't quite capped out a character in the game?<p>Don't worry, we've all been there ... specifically, I'm there right …

Destiny's first expansion means exclusive content for PlayStation

<i>Destiny</i> is offering content exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 — including an extra strike mission — when its first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launches next week, Sony announced this morning.<p>The exclusive content comprises The Undying Mind, an exclusive strike set on Mars and The 4th …

Every Cyber Monday tech deal we've found

Skipping the Black Friday crowds doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best deals. Lots of hot tech products are going on sale on Cyber Monday. We're tracking them all here.<p>Skipping the Black Friday crowds doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best deals. Cyber Monday is just as good for …

Shopping

Engadget's Cyber Monday 2014 roundup

So you've finally recovered from Thanksgiving dinner, only to realize that you missed out on some hot Black Friday deals. Are you stuck paying full price for your gifts? Far from it -- a whole host of stores are participating in Cyber Monday, a second round of (usually online-only) sales that are …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

Destiny's latest update completely changes how exotic weapons and armor work (update)

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie released a patch that tweaks numerous exotic weapons and gives players an alternative to farming materials, the studio announced today.<p>The version 1.1 update, which is available now, introduces a major change to the upgrade path for exotic weapons and armor — namely, that …

The Xbox One controller went through 200 prototypes

Microsoft's 35-strong hardware design team built over 200 Xbox One controller prototypes before reaching the final iteration.<p>In an interview with MCV today, design lead Carl Ledbetter talked about the work that went into perfecting the final hardware box and controller, over a three-year period. …

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games released on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free + IAP). No, it’s not changing to “get” just …