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Dominick Cruz: Daniel Cormier set up a ‘trap’ to knock out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

For Daniel Cormier to take the heavyweight championship from Stipe Miocic, he had to give up something first.<p>“DC” added the heavyweight title to his …

Martial Arts

Mark Hamill still disagrees with Star Wars: The Last Jedi's treatment of Luke Skywalker

We’re now six months on from the release of <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b>, but for many fans, their bitter disappointment over the film’s treatment of Luke …

Mark Hamill

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

The best anime movies and series on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Japanese animation, or anime, is no longer a niche interest – it's a global entertainment powerhouse attracting mainstream attention like never …

Anime

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

UFC 217 co-main event breakdown: Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw

It’s no secret that the UFC is suffering from a dearth of superstars, fighters who can move pay-per-view units by their mere presence. When WME-IMG …

The Kick That Saved the UFC

The modest hope coming into Jon Jones’s return fight was that he simply be there on fight night. After 15 months away, and given his track record of …

Brock Lesnar

Daniel Cormier's Best Was Great, But Not Great Enough

“I guess if you win both fights,” said Daniel Cormier, “there is no rivalry.”<p>Cormier was concussed and slurring. The impact of a shin on his temple …

Voluptuous Mileena Mortal Kombat Cosplay is Incredibly Sexy & Borderline NSFW

Stunning Mileena Mortal Kombat Cosplay<p>Welcome back cosplay fans. As you should know by now every single weekend like clockwork, we try to share with …

Anime

Awesome cosplay despite few reported hiccups at Los Angeles' Anime Expo

Not too long ago, Los Angeles hosted one of the biggest Japanese anime conventions around.<p>Anime Expo 2017 took off during the July 1 weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Prior to that, the facility was also the host of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.<p>There was some trouble getting in at …

Stop stalling and start making your first game with this kit

If you love gaming, the <b>S</b><b>chool of Game Design</b> is an enormous online learning kit that teaches you <b>everything you need to know</b> about how to build and design video games.<p>With over <b>120 hours</b> of online video tutorials, you’ll learn both coding skills and the design techniques required to produce <b>visually</b> …

Game Design

How to download the original StarCraft for free

Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never played the game? Good news: It's now available for free.<p>Why the giveaway? Blizzard is no doubt hoping to create some buzz around StarCraft: …

Starcraft

Whittaker versus Jacare: Pace Over Power

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports<p>One slip in the middleweight division of 2017 and that already hard to achieve title shot can just fly out of view. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza found that out last weekend as he took on the rising Australian middleweight, Robert Whittaker. Over one and a …

Erotic Soul Worker Cosplay Is Breathtaking and 100% Hot

Soul Worker Cosplay Features Korean Cosplayer ​Tasha<p>We here at COGconnected are big fans of cosplay. Every weekend we try to show you some of the …

Anime

Robin Black Blocked By Khabib After UFC 209 Breakdown

Robin Black has become a staple in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community when it comes to fight breakdowns and in-depth fight analysis. The MMA guru …

6 True Stories Behind Crappy Movies That Explain A Lot

Have you wondered how movies get made? We don't mean like the craft of cinematography or what it means to be a best boy. We mean how a group of …

3 Hidden Gems of Board Gaming You Should Be Playing

Every year, there are tons of great games that make a tremendous splash in the board game community. Last year we saw huge hits like <i>Scythe</i> and</i> …

When violent games want you to play nice

The challenge of choices that aren’t equal<p>So much of video game narrative consists of finding justifications for mass murder. The enemies are baddies/zombies/demons/splicers! Killing everyone is the least bad of two bad outcomes! You get the point.<p>There needs to be a good reason for people to die …

Choose Your Way to Better RPG Session Prep

The <i>Dragon Age</i>, <i>Mass Effect</i>, and <i>The Witcher</i> video game series have all made names for themselves by forcing players to make important choices …

Board Games

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

Margaery Tyrell, Is That You?

This is Russian cosplayer Xenia Shelkovskaya, doing one hell of an impersonation of English actress Natalie Dormer/Westeros Deal Wheeler Margaery …

Qualcomm has a plan to make VR headsets a whole lot cheaper

At a quiet, barely-attended press conference on the far side of Berlin, Qualcomm revealed its plan to get the cost of VR headsets to plummet. The company has been working on a series of reference designs that encompass plenty of smart home gadgets, and now it's added a VR headset to its ranks. Much …

The Bloody, Deadly, Heavy Fights of Ancient Greece

Fightland Blog<p>Fighting sports have long been considered primitive, and to a certain extent, that belief is true. Fighting may be one of the most primal of human activities after eating, sleeping, and sex. It is easy to imagine the earliest species of hominids swinging at each other over left-over …

This $7 Charger Should Be Bundled With Every Smartphone

You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $7 on this replacement from Aukey (with code NH6DTSM2). It’s …

The Surprising And Allegedly Impossible Death Of EverQuest's 'Unkillable' Dragon

Rare today are opportunities for gamers to step outside the prescribed outlines of a developer’s intended gaming experience, especially in MMORPGs. …

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Provocative Overwatch Cosplay Is Incredibly Awesome

This Overwatch Cosplay Is Crazy Good<p>If it isn’t apparent already, Blizzard has hit a homerun with Overwatch. Since the game’s debut a couple of …

Gaming Industry

5 ways to repurpose your tablet

Do you have an old tablet lying around? Or are you ready to upgrade but feel bad ditching your old one? You could make good use of it by repurposing it into something else.<p>Here are a few easy ideas for turning your old tablet into something new -- kind of. And in you're in the cleaning mood, or …

Gear & Gadgets