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You haven't played these Pokémon games, but you should

Not only have you not caught them all — you haven't even <i>played</i> them all.<p>The Pokémon-playing community has proven to be one of the most industrious groups of fans this industry has ever seen. That tenacity is built into the franchise's very nature. To fully complete a PokeDex in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, you …

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Archaeologists discover huge ancient tomb in Greece

Archaeologists have discovered a huge ancient tomb in Greece dating back to 300BC<p>Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern <b>Greece</b> have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Colorful ​Pokémon Dress Lets You Wear 'Em All [Update]

Who knew <i>Pokémon</i> could be so fashionable?<p>This dress from Poprageous purports to include "literally EVERY Pokemon character." From the look of the …

Dragon Age: Inquisition to Feature BioWare's First 'Fully Gay' Male

Meet Dorian.<p>Dragon Age: Inquisition's latest party member has been revealed as Dorian, a mage who is developer BioWare's first "fully gay" male party …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

After three decades, Tetris becomes a multigenerational game

Back in 1984, Henk Rogers hunted down Alexey Pajitnov behind the Iron Curtain. He made the trek to Moscow to meet a man who had created a fascinating puzzle game called Tetris. Rogers signed the rights to the game and licensed it Nintendo. By 1989, people had purchased more than 35 million …

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

College & University

Nintendo debuts NFC-enabled figurines that import data into Wii U games, and back again

Nintendo is merging the physical and digital gaming worlds with new NFC figurines that can import data into Wii U games.<p>The gaming giant today at E3 …

FuelBox powerStation Charging Station and Backup Battery

FuelBox powerStation provide two multiple methods to charge your mobile devices at home or on the go. Curious? Let’s go on checking the <b>charging</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists Say 'Printing' Humans May Be The Best Way To Conquer Space

From pizza to prostheses, 3-D printers are being used to whip up all sorts of things. And now scientists are talking about "printing" out batches of people to colonize outer space.<p>Sounds wacky, but these guys are serious.<p>"Our best bet for space exploration could be printing humans, organically, on …

Most anticipated games to see at E3 2014

Pikachu Is Finally Reunited with His Great Love: Ketchup

Among Pokemon fans, it's well-known that Pikachu <i>loves</i> ketchup. Heck, back in 2000, Heinz even released a special edition ketchup with Pikachu on the …

Glenn Beck thinks Watch Dogs teaches you how to hack the real world

Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck spoke out against Ubisoft's latest release <i>Watch Dogs</i> via the independent Libertarian news network The Blaze earlier this week, claiming the game teaches players how to hack in real life.<p>"The idea here is they are teaching you to hack and then become the …

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Why Google Made Its Self-Driving Car So Darn Cute

While Google is notorious for knowing computers better than people, it understands that people might be a bit afraid of its self-driving cars. So rather than show the power and cool-factor of its new autonomous vehicles, Google made them look like Little Tikes cars, built them out of foam, and …

Quicksilver Will Have Expanded Role in X-Men: Apocalypse

Screenwriter says they will go deeper with the character in sequel.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>We’ve already seen X-Men: Days of Future Past here at IGN Towers, …

Your Final Fantasy 14 Questions Answered

Game director Naoki Yoshida answers questions from the IGN community.<p>Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn" >Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm …