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Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

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The demo for Wolfenstein: The New Order was amazing — here’s why

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 coverage here.</i><p>One of the most frightening moments during a game demonstration at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) didn’t involve any blood, gore, or monsters. Unless, that is, you consider Nazis to be monsters.<p>The demo was for Wolfenstein: The New Order, due out …

10 Best Songs About Dads | The Art of Manliness

The relationship between fathers and their children is one of the most important and influential of all human connections. Children want to be like …

Batman Recreates Classic Movie Scenes - Part 2

This Man Had The Equivalent Of A Teleportation Device In 1901

I try not to seek out the "best" of anything. The idea of <i>best</i> is so subjective, it becomes useless. Try picking a "best" car, for example. I'll save …

Conan Discovers Even More Nazi-Looking JC Penny Products

It turns out that Michael Graves-designed teapot with its unsettling resemblance to Hitler might not have been the only Nazi-related product in J.C. …

Your lingering BioShock Infinite questions answered (more or less)

<i>This post contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite.</i><p>Developer Irrational Games’ first-person action title BioShock Infinite (available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) has been out for a couple of months now, but forums and message boards are still full of gamers’ unanswered questions about …

Why the creator of the most realistic gaming gun ever isn’t backing down

Video games lead to violence. They warp impressionable young minds because titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield are so realistic that players can’t tell the difference. They are worse than guns.<p>We’ve all heard these extreme claims from the National Rifle Association, from politicians, and from …

Buzz Lightyear - Amazing Lifelike Character Art

Chernobyl, 27 Years Later

Friday was the anniversary of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. Hundreds of people still live there. Photos via English Russia.<p><b>See many more photos of the exclusion zone at English Russia.</b>

10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings

Think you’ve got the Vikings pegged? With all the caricatures and stereotypes out there, there’s probably a lot you’ve never heard about the …

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Mormon Bishop Uses Samurai Sword to Prevent Mugging

When his son informed him early yesterday morning that a female neighbor was being attacked, Kent Hendrix, a Mormon bishop from Utah who moonlights …

Photo of Berlin Taken From Space Illustrates the East-West Divide

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted this amazing photo of Berlin, Germany as seen from the International Space Station with the caption …

The Geekiest Tattoo Ever

Redditor s_jove's tattoo is a beautiful affirmation of geek identity: the inscription of the One Ring from <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, a Gallifreyean seal …

This Flow Chart Explains Time Travel In All Movies and Television – /Film

Who doesn’t love a good time travel movie? Not only are they fun to watch, they’re fun to discuss and dissect after the fact, evidenced by persistent …

A History of Man-Eating Lions and Tigers | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz.</i><p>What separates man from beast?<p>It is a question I’ve heard answered a dozen ways: religion, …

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7 Tips for Successfully Completing Boot Camp, or Any Intense Training Experience | The Art of Manliness

Picture yourself.<p>You’re 18-years-old. It’s Monday morning, December 8, 1941, the day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and you’re furious.<p>You and …

Cold Water Shaving: The Benefits and Pleasures of a Splash of Cold Water | The Art of Manliness

When I watched the HBO series <i>Band of Brothers</i>, I was struck by how the soldiers, ill-supplied, freezing, and wearily dug into the snowy trenches of …

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Bioshock Infinite Rap - "Stylish Vest" by Peter Coffin

Usual Suspects, Batman Villains Reimagined in 1920s Style Mugshots

Canadian 3D artist Jason Mark (aka “jempix“) has reimagined popular Batman villains in the style of vintage mugshots for his series, <i>Usual Suspects</i>. …

How Parenting Advice has Changed

Raising a baby means getting advice from those who supposedly know more than you do -and in the 19th century, there were no shortage of experts to …

9 Ways to Console Yourself Now That You Finished 'BioShock: Infinite'

If you’ve finished <i>BioShock: Infinite</i> (and if you haven’t, you should get on that immediately), you’re probably in mourning for what you’ve lost when you left the beautiful yet lethal world of Columbia. But fear not: There are some ways to recreate the experiences you shared with Booker DeWitt and …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

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Understanding BioShock Infinite’s ending

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><i>MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING: Do not, under any circumstances, read on if you have not played and finished BioShock Infinite. Everything about the game is spoiled</i> …

21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

Sometimes nothing helps us look forward than taking a look back at the things that make us great.

More Tattooed Disney Princesses by Tim Shumate

Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for BioShock Infinite fans

<i>This article contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if …

Cross of Iron: gritty story of the German retreat from the Soviet Union

<b>Cross of Iron</b> <b>(1977)</b><b><br>Director: Sam Peckinpah</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: C+</b><b><br>History grade: B+</b><p>The German invasion of the Soviet Union during the second world war …

How 1912 high school uniforms shaped the look of Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth

Concept artist Claire Hummel, who assisted in visual development for <i>BioShock Infinite,</i> has taken to DeviantArt to share some design work detailing the evolution of heroine Elizabeth's wardrobe.<p>Hummel posted a series of sketches showing several concepts for the outfit Elizabeth wears during the …