David Vandewater

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How Minecraft may make bitcoin the ‘official currency of virtual worlds’

The United States dollar bill only has value because you believe it does. Now, a game developer in Chile wants to apply that same concept to Minecraft and bitcoin.<p>BitQuest is a new public Minecraft server from Chilean game developer Mego. The idea behind BitQuest is to create a working virtual …

Today's Problems, Illustrated in Fifties Style

Acclaimed British illustrator John Holcroft illustrates present day problems with biting satire. These illustrations borrow style from advertisements …

The voice of atheism since 1881 » Teacher resigns over Jesus cannabis essay

<b>Katrina K Guarascio, above, loves to inspire creative writing – but the New Mexico teacher is now out of a job after a row erupted over an essay one</b> …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

You Can’t Keep Up With The Non-Stop Movie References In This Animated Music Video

Imagine the famous face-morphing suite from Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” video, but with characters from movies, and you have the gist of the new animated music video by the band Cruisr.<p>“All Over” is a rollicking, indie-pop gem whose lyrics are occasionally mirrored by the whirlwind of …

Music Videos

Game on: Easy, savoury Grey Cup snacks

The 102nd Grey Cup is just around the corner, and CFL fans everywhere are gearing up to cheer on their favourite team. This year, why not skip the …

Recipes for Bite-Size Breakfast Foods in Perfect Portions

Sometimes the most delicious foods come in the tiniest packages. Breakfast bites, for example, are a great way to add variety to a boring morning …

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

<i>This buffalo chicken pizza is full of spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing.</i><p>Sometimes I can't even stand my life.<p>I mean, how did I grow up to land this gig where I cook, photograph food, and write about it for a living? It's so fabulous, I can barely handle it …

Yes, GameStop's 10-year-old Super Smash Bros. prodigy was a publicity stunt

The world of competitive Super Smash Bros. went crazy with the news of "Karissa the Destroyer," a 10 year-old kid who showed up at a West Hollywood tournament thrown by GameStop and destroyed all the competition. That competition, it should be noted, included Smash player D’Ron "D1" Maingrette, who …

Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results

Writer and illustrator Austin Light recently shared a funny series of sketches from his notebook that reimagines movie titles with one letter …

The 21 Best Wing Joints in the Country

<i>By: Dave Infante</i><p>There is no "best" type of chicken wing. Great wings win hearts and stomachs with well-balanced flavors and quality meat regardless of whether they're naked, dredged, sauced, or smoked. So instead of tracking down the best wings from Buffalo or Chinese restaurants or women wearing …

5 Pizza Styles You've Probably Never Heard Of

Pizza Guru Tony Gemignani, author ot The Pizza Bible, shares 5 awesome, lesser-known types of pizza from all over the United States.<p>Tony Gemignani's …

Play 900 classic arcade games in your web browser, right now

Some 900 classic arcade games are now available for you to play, all you need is a web browser, and if you're reading this, you're probably good to go.<p>They're all housed for posterity over at The Internet Archive, thanks to the efforts of Jason Scott and those who worked JSMESS (or JavaScript Mess) …

There's A 'Minecraft' Version Of Disney World, And It Might Be Better Than The Real Thing

This time I wanted to take it easy. So I wandered around the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. I rode on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom. Twice, actually. I ate some snacks so I wouldn't die.<p>Oh, and I did all of that from my couch in "Minecraft."<p>Someone built a 1:1 scale of Disney World in …

It's Turkey Time! 12 Fresh Turkey Recipes to Try This Fall

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Book Review - Horns by Joe Hill

<i>Michelle Herbert reviews Horns by Joe Hill…</i><p><b>Horns</b> is the story of Ignatius Perrish and what may seem like his journey to hell, except he already lives …

The Best Books Of June 2018 Are All Right Here

Last week, the internet was ablaze with stories of grifters. Anna Delvey — now branded the SoHo grifter — charmed New York’s elite with her insider …

Books

Five Open-World Game Essentials

Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and …

British gaming to get its own ‘national gallery’ in Nottingham

Just as film has the BFI and fine art has the National Gallery, the world of British gaming is to get what will be called the National Videogame Arcade (NVA) with the announcement of a £2.5m centre in Nottingham.<p>The project will be the world’s first cultural centre for gaming, promoting it as an …

Guardians of the Galaxy's 'Awesome Mix Vol. 1' to get official release on cassette

Guardians of the Galaxy made a mix tape a major plot point, and now it's time to turn that plot point into an actual product that one can buy and play on ... a boombox I guess?<p>Billboard is reporting that Disney will re-release the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy on an actual cassette tape on …

Man Spends 2 Years Building a Huge Mega City in MINECRAFT

Thor Gets a Cellphone and Texts Tony Stark

29 Disney Animal Characters As Anime Humans by Chaico

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT Almost a Different Ending

13 Ultra-Creepy Books To Avoid Before Bedtime

<b>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz</b> Let's kick off this list with the trilogy of books I've revisited most in my life, <i>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark</i>. Sadly, these books have been re-released without the original illustrations by Stephen Gammell, but enough copies of this edition …

7 Books That Will Get Young Boys Reading

<b>Bob Shea:</b> In celebration of the publication of our comedic dinosaur-tinged western, <i>Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads Lane</i> and I were asked to recommend excellent books every boy is sure to love.<p><b>Lane Smith:</b> There's only one problem, all boys are different. Who are these boys? I don't know these …

39 Classic Books Every Modern Gentleman Should Read

The only way to do that, to learn how to make sense of the world with your mind, is to consider a lot of different thoughts. By and large, the best of those thoughts can be found in books that have stood the test of time.<p>We have compiled a list of classics that can teach you how to think — about …