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What it Means to be a Self-Made Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni,</i> <i>co-authors of</i> Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato.<p>Cato the …

E3 2013: Dell Unveils New Trio Of Alienware Laptops

Yesterday I published a roundup of 6 noteworthy Haswell-equipped laptops. A mere 30 minutes later, Dell PR gave me an embargoed glimpse into their E3 hardware announcements: a trio of new Alienware gaming notebooks. Thanks to the magic of auto-scheduled publishing, I’m able to deliver some images …

7 Days to Die blends the open world zombie genre with RPG and sandbox elements

Indie developer The Fun Pimps' <i>7 Days to Die</i> aims for a different take on the open world zombie genre, adding Minecraft-like sandbox mechanics as well as elements of shooters, role-playing games, tower defense and survival horror to create a mash-up genre the team calls "Survival Horde."<p><i>7 Days to …

The rules of the playground have changed: Taking time with SiSSYFiGHT designer Eric Zimmerman

A game development veteran is trying to revive one of the industry's first social games.<p>Game designer Eric Zimmerman is a bit like a pit bull, or so fellow colleague Naomi Clark says.<p>"He gets his mind on an interesting design problem or a challenge that needs to be tackled in a game that he's …

Hellraid to feature pen-and-paper-inspired system, character customization

<i>Hellraid,</i> Techland's first-person co-op "slasher" game, will include a Game Master system inspired by pen-and-paper role-playing games and character customization, the developer announced via press release.<p><i>Hellraid</i> takes place after Hell's armies have invaded and taken over the world of man. The …

If New Game Console Reveals Were Honest

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Flickr Has A Secret 'We're Hiring' Ad Only Engineers Can See

Flickr is hiring a select batch of software and mobile engineers.<p>To make sure that only the right kind of candidates apply, the company hid its "We're hiring" ad in the source code of the newly redesigned website's front page.<p>Well done, Flickr.

What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Gaming Accessories

Google's larger Pixel XL whips up an ace Android experience<p>Mini NES Classic is your childhood in a brilliant little box<p>Apple MacBook Pro with Touch …

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Brenda Romero’s Train board game will make you ponder

<i>This story has game spoilers.</i><p>Brenda Romero made a board game in her kitchen that she calls Train, but she never intended to show it to anyone.<p>There is no easy way to explain why such a game should exist, and it’s certainly unlikely anyone would ever agree to sell it. But it is clearly the kind of …

This Amazing Video Game Art Will Make You Wish You Were in Canada

Maybe you live in Toronto. Maybe you’ll be at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival this weekend. But if you won’t be in the upper part of the North …