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Steam Problems Linger After Christmas Fiasco

You might remember that, a few days ago, Steam had a caching issue that let users see each others’ personal information. It was kind of A Thing. …

Personal Information

2015 Was A Great Year For Xbox One

2015 was a fine year for video games. The new generation has hit its stride, and it’s a welcome reprieve from the spotty and sometimes embarrassing mess we had in 2014. But for Microsoft’s Xbox One, the year carried with it a unique set of challenges. The console entered the year still badly …

How A Mario Character Was Named After Motorhead's Lemmy

One of gaming’s better rumors is each koopaling in <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i> was named after a celebrity. One of the seven is Lemmy, allegedly inspired by …

Retrogaming

Quentin Tarantino reveals his favorite movie of 2015, and it's a fan favorite

Back in 2013, when he was less busy making and promoting a new movie, Tarantino offered a top-10 list that included critical darlings like "Before Midnight" and, for whatever reason, the total bomb "The Long Ranger."<p>Tarantino was recently asked on the red carpet in France for his movie "The Hateful …

Conversation with Steve Binder, Director of the Star Wars Holiday Special

What does the infamous <b>Star Wars Holiday Special</b> have to do with improving race relations and Elvis getting his groove back? Steve Binder. So this …

Star Wars

The best dog of 2015: Fallout 4’s Dogmeat vs. Mad Max’s Dinki-Di vs. Metal Gear’s DD

They helped us get through the most dangerous places in the world. Lesser creatures would run from the sight of mutated animals and giant mechanical beasts, but our hardy four-legged companions stood by our side, patiently waiting for our next move.<p>Dogs played a pivotal role in three big-budget …

The term 'gamer' is quickly becoming meaningless

Despite what you may believe, the statistics don't lie: men and women play video games in a roughly equal proportion. In fact, more women than men …

Our 100% Accurate Predictions About The Next Batch Of Licensed Telltale Games

Telltale’s resume has grown enormously over the last few years, spurred on by the success of their Walking Dead franchise. They’ve always had a …

PC Gaming

J.J. Abrams Recommends Seeing STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS In This Format

How Ralph McQuarrie’s Concept Art Gave ‘Star Wars’ Its Soul

In the full-length trailer for <i>The Force Awakens,</i> when the new character, Rey (Daisy Ridley), rappels down inside the remains of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer, it’s hard for fans not to see the influence of artist Ralph McQuarrie. As Rey’s body is dwarfed by the massive spaceship left to decay …

Star Wars

'Brokeback Mountain,' 10 Years On

Members of the cast and crew talk about their memories of making the iconic film.<p>In the middle of a fall night in 1997, Diana Ossana stumbled upon a short fictional story by Annie Proulx in The New Yorker.<p>The story, "Brokeback Mountain," charted the love affair of two male cowboys, Ennis Del Mar …

National Board Of Review Names 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The Year's Best Movie

Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and more earn Oscar bumps.<p>What a lovely day for "Mad Max: Fury Road," which just earned an Oscar boost thanks to the National Board of Review. The New York-based film organization named George Miller's feminist dystopian reboot the year's best movie.<p>Because it's …

Ghostly ships filled with bodies arrive on Japan's shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.<p>Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's coast guard said.<p>All the bodies were "partially skeletonized" -- …

North Korea

Daniel Radcliffe says he was 'not wanking' on set of 'Harry Potter'

Today in unfortunate celebrity Google alerts: Daniel Radcliffe has clarified comments he made previously about masturbation.<p>Last month, in an …

George Lucas says if he could be any 'Star Wars' character, he'd be Jar Jar Binks

"I like all the characters," he said when posed the question of which character he'd want to be, before making his unusual choice.<p>In the interview, Lucas gives his thoughts on the new "Star Wars" film, and he says that he doesn't enjoy being criticized for making the movies he wants to make.<p>"You go …

Pornhub’s traffic dipped significantly the day Fallout 4 came out

More Fallout 4<p>Tips and tricks<br>• Review<br>• The jankiness of Fallout 4<br>• MIT isn’t evil<p>Fallout 4 isn’t just causing a wave of “sick” days across the planet. The excellent open-world role-playing game is also eating into the time people spend on … other habits.<p>Pornhub, one of the world’s most popular adult …

RPGs

'Godzilla' the 800lb alligator found outside Texas shopping centre

Huge alligator wanders into shopping centre car park from nearby creek near Houston, Texas<p>An alligator dubbed Godzilla who tips the scales at more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) is being taken to an alligator reserve to live out its days, after being found wandering outside a US shopping …

After Binge Watching 'Walking Dead,' N.M. Man Kills Friend Over Zombie Fears

After binge watching a popular show about zombies, a New Mexico man believed his friend was turning into one — so he brutally beat him to death last week, police said.<p>Prior to the alleged crime last Thursday, Damon Perry, 23, watched the Netflix show “The Walking Dead” and drank “multiple” 40-ounce …

Stupid Racist People Are Trying to Boycott STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

THE EXORCIST Director Slams Idea of a Remake, and Now It's No Longer Happening

Review: SCREAM QUEENS Knocks It Out of The Park

Taco Bell Employee Fired After Being Caught With His Hands Down His Pants

This gross photo might just haunt you next time you're trying to enjoy a Doritos Locos taco: A Taco Bell employee in Sandusky, Ohio got the axe after being caught on camera with his hand stuffed down the back of his pants, reports Cleveland's Fox 8. The photo was posted to Taco Bell's Facebook …

Taco Bell

Destiny now offers a really easy way to farm exotic engrams, here's the trick

Every <i>Destiny</i> player wants exotic weapons and armor, but because those items are so powerful, they're exceedingly rare. They're less rare in <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i> because it's possible to farm exotic engrams with very little effort, thanks to a new item in Xur's inventory.<p>Xur, the tentacle-faced …