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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’ new gameplay trailer may not be safe for work

There are more than a few ‘intended for adults’ scenes<p>A new gameplay trailer for <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> is taking note from Quentin Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious</i> Basterds, focusing on one thing in particular: killing Nazis.<p>The new gameplay trailer marks the second tease Bethesda Softworks has …

Game Trailers

Have You Played… Project Highrise?

<i>Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.</i><p>If you’ve ever played XCOM and wished you …

Bomber Crew goes up tiddley up up in October

Flying missions in the upcoming strat-o-sim Bomber Crew [official site] is quite cartoony, in that you can do things like send crew members out on …

PC Gaming

Stranger Things’ season two poster description includes a nod to Barb

We still want justice, okay?<p><i>Stranger Things’</i> second season is set to premiere in just a few months and a description that accompanies a new poster for the sophomore batch of episodes includes some interesting hints.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following may contain spoilers for the first season of <i>Stranger Things</i>. …

Police video shows 25-car pileup due to dust storm

Six people were killed and several others were injured in a 25-car pileup on Interstate 10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks roadmap to NATO membership

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will begin discussions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on an action plan to get it into the U.S.-led alliance, its leader said on Monday, while the country would work on reforms to meet membership standards by 2020.<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and NATO …

Video shows woman demanding ‘white doctor’ for her son in waiting-room rant

As the woman stormed through the Canadian medical facility, she was adamant: She wanted a white doctor to treat her son — not a brown one and not one with an accent.<p>“So you're telling me that my kid has chest pains, he's going to have to sit here until 4 o'clock?” she told an employee at the …

Canada

E3 2017: Nightmares come alive in VR hospital

A virtual reality horror game set in a psychiatric hospital is on show at E3.<p>The BBC's fearless Dave Lee checked in to The Inpatient, and asked game director Nik Bowen why VR horror games were so popular.<p><b>Follow Dave Lee</b> on Twitter @DaveLeeBBC

Mark Hamill reads a Trump tweet as the Joker, and it’s perfect

It’s all fun and games until The Joker gets audited by the IRS<p>On Twitter, Donald Trump's megalomaniacal cadence and vocabulary make him a perfect match for a cartoon supervillain. Mark Hamill thinks so, too, and brightens our day with this tweet, done in the style of his iconic Joker.<p>The tweet he’s …

Donald Trump

Razer will now sell you a mouse pad that glows in 16.8 million colors

This could be the moment. This could be peak Razer<p>If there's one thing the gaming community can agree on, it's that the only way to finish off a high-end, multi-thousand-dollar gaming machine is to house it in a case full of totally sweet and definitely not tacky glowing LEDs. Fortunately, the …

An ex-California state prisoner reviews Prison Architect

I grew up in a pre-tech boom, working-class Bay Area neighborhood, where a kid having relatives that were incarcerated was the norm. Some of those kids would, unfortunately, grow up to follow their relatives into cells (or worse). I wouldn’t classify the town as bad, it’s just the mechanisms of the …

Furious pet owner smacks vet with dead cat, breaks doctor's nose in fight (VIDEO)

A video has surfaced from the Russian Far East showing a cat owner who, angered by the death of his pet, returned to the clinic with friends and hit …

Have You Played… SimCity 4?

<i>Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.</i><p>By far the best SimCity has ever …

Venezuela doctors sound alarm on reported return of diphtheria

Venezuelan doctors on Thursday warned of a diphtheria outbreak in the crisis-stricken country, calling on the government to boost availability of scarce vaccines and antibiotics to stem the disease which local media and the opposition report has killed some two dozen people.<p>Diphtheria is an …

A Fungus May Be Triggering Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a serious condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys portions of the intestines, causing pain, bleeding, diarrhea, …

Books we'd love to see made into games

But on the flip side, we've been jabbing games for weak characters and storytelling—in a loving way—for a long time. There are obviously cases of …

Hearts of Iron 4 drops first major patch

In his review, Rob Zacny stressed the importance of separating Hearts of Iron 4 from the rest of Paradox’s strategy lineup. “Hearts of Iron is a …

Tyre King, 13, Fatally Shot by Police in Columbus, Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, were investigating how a 13-year-old boy wanted for questioning Wednesday night in an armed robbery ended up fatally shot by an officer.<p>The child — later identified by Columbus police as Tyre King — had "pulled a gun from his waistband" when officers attempted to take him …

How long you have to wait before a Steam game goes on sale

If you’re a PC gamer on a budget, chances are you regularly take advantage of Steam discounts and flash sales.<p>Many gamers no longer buy games at …

Dark Souls

Premature Evaluation: Software Inc.

<i>Every Monday we send Brendan into a sweltering 1980s office block to sit down at a cubicle and file a report on an early access game. This week, he</i> …

High School Football Bus Crashes in Denver, Driver Killed, 18 Injured

A school bus carrying members and coaches of a Colorado high school football team crashed into a concrete pillar Sunday at Denver International Airport, killing the driver and injuring 18 passengers, authorities said.<p>Joe Ferdani, a spokesman for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District, said 15 …

Superbug Source Remains a Mystery

Medical detectives said Friday they are still baffled about how much-feared drug-resistant superbugs infected two people in the U.S. this year, but they have good news: both patients recovered and don’t seem to have infected anyone else.<p>The medical team also reported the fourth known case in the …

Mafia 3 details its DLC expansion plans

Free add-ons complement three premium expansions<p>The makers of Mafia 3 detailed plans at PAX West for their free downloadable content coming to everyone after the game launches Oct. 7.<p>Users will get new character outfits to change the look of the main character, a weapons pack 30 days after launch …

Gaming Industry

Watch the PlayStation 4 slim completely disassembled in this teardown video

Tomorrow, maybe Sony will finally acknowledge what everyone knows.<p>The PlayStation 4 slim redesign is expected to be revealed at a Sony event tomorrow, and you can see what it looks like inside as well as out in this disassembly video uploaded recently to YouTube.<p>Courtesy of Links-Tech, this …

Times Square

Six-year-old girl tries to stop axe-wielding robber, shop CCTV shows

Sarah Patel is hailed ‘the bravest girl’ after armed gang raids family shop in Auckland, New Zealand<p>A six-year-old girl has been praised by her father after she attempted to stop an axe-wielding intruder attacking an employee during a raid on her family’s shop.<p>Sarah Patel was captured on CCTV …

Crime

More Than 500 People Have Been Killed In Chicago This Year

Chicago’s homicide tally topped 500 since the start of the year following a deadly Labor Day weekend during which 13 people were killed in the …

Prison Architect receives its final update after nearly six years

Developer is ready to move onto next project<p><i>Prison Architect</i> officially launched this past October, but the game’s remained in development since before and after its full release. Yet Introversion Software announced in the video above that it had finished work on the popular prison management sim …

Prototyping

100ft Robot Golf will launch this October

Also, one of the game’s characters is actually five dogs<p>Real-time golf-and-mech sim <i>100ft Robot Golf</i> will be released this October, developer No Goblin announced today.<p>A game plainly defined by its title, <i>100ft Robot Golf</i> is a single and multiplayer experience that puts players in control of a …

Golf

Sheriff: Man killed 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been …