Ethan Schmelzer

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Here's How Fallout 76 Leveling And Character Progression Works

Bethesda doled out several new details on how character progression and abilities function in Fallout 76 during a panel at Quakecon 2018 over the weekend. By nature of it being an online multiplayer survival game, the systems we know from previous Fallout games are changing. Series staples like the …

Fallout 76

This star-studded 'Madden 19' trailer is hilariously wild: Watch

At this point, <i>Madden 19</i> doesn't really need a trailer that explains what the game is. We all know what <i>Madden</i> is.<p>So instead, we get this, a wild tale …

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Parents warn of online gaming scammers on Fortnite

A family discovered that scammers used Fortnite to trick their 13-year-old into revealing personal email and credit card information.

Online Life

Mom horrified when 7-year-old daughter's avatar was sexually assaulted in Roblox

Here's what the makers of Roblox have to say about keeping your kids safe on the platform.<p>On June 28, Amber Petersen was sitting right beside her 7-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, in their home in Raleigh, North Carolina, while she played the popular online game Roblox on her iPad. Suddenly, Brooklyn …

The most common Xbox One problems, and how to fix them

So, you’re having a problem with your Xbox One. Not only does this spoil the time you set aside for gaming, it also — thanks to the Xbox One’s …

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

LONDON - Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s ‘screen time’ - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.<p>FILE PHOTO: An attendee plays a video game at E3, the world's largest …

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A beginner’s guide to playing Dungeons and Dragons

Roll for initiative<p>Whether you watched the <i>Stranger Things</i> kids fight a demogorgon, listened to Taako, Merle and Magnus hunt down relics on <i>The Adventure Zone</i>, or watched <i>and</i> listened to “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>” on <i>Critical Role</i>, chances are you’ve …

Hunt down collectibles in ‘God of War’ with this treasure maps guide

When <i>God of War</i> players reach the Lake of Nine, a major open-world hub in the newly released PlayStation 4 game, they discover a place where many a …

AMD combats upgrade woes with ‘crates’ featuring discounted hardware bundles

Looking to upgrade your desktop on the cheap? AMD just revealed its new Combat Crate hardware bundles starting at $263. For now, there are only …

How to Get Ads Off of Your PS4 Home Screen

Anyone who got a PlayStation 4 over the weekend may have been dismayed when they turned it on yesterday (Dec. 26) to find a big ad for Destiny 2 on …

Lootboxes May Have Finally Hit A Point Of No Return

EA’s <i>Battlefront 2</i> debacle is the gift that keeps on giving. As you may have already heard from several outlets, foreign governments, due to the …

Watch as 20,000 Dominoes Topple Over to Display Mobile Games

Nothing is more fun than being handed a set of dominoes and using one’s imagination to stack them in any number of scenarios. The best part is …

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

Rocket League

300 Jedi Battle 60,000 Medieval Footsoldiers In Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator (video)

If you have wondered just how many Jedi from 300 would die in an epic battle against 60,000 medieval footmen, your wait is over as YouTube are …

Chickens

Our Favorite Ice Cream in Every State

There's no more delicious way to celebrate life than with a scoop of ice cream.<p>As recommended by our team of 30-plus local editors, discover new …

Ice Cream

Final Fantasy XV: everything you’re too embarrassed to ask

<i>Final Fantasy XV</i> is a joyful payoff for fans who followed the role-playing game through its rocky decade-long development. But is it worth visiting if you only played <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>? Or what if you’ve never tried Final Fantasy and the word chocobo sounds like a flavorless dietary chocolate …

Christmas gifts for gamers - Clothes, merch and the best Xbox One S and PS4 deals

With Christmas just weeks away, households the world over will want to be stocking up on video game goodies to unwrap on the big day. So whether you are looking for a brand new console, some game-based clothing or maybe some post-turkey tabletop gaming, our gaming gift ideas should have you covered.<p>…

Experts Advise Against Throwing Laptop Across Office Even Though It Will Feel Incredible

WASHINGTON—Explaining that the negative consequences in the long term outweigh any short-term satisfaction, experts from the American Psychological …

3 Blue Cheeses for People Who Think They Hate Blue Cheese

If you think you don't like blue cheese, these 3 might change your mind.<p>When I was working at Murray's Cheese in N.Y.C., first as a cheesemonger, then in the classroom, I heard a lot of people say, with surprising conviction, "I don't like blue cheese." It hurt me, like a cheese knife straight in …

Fallout 4 Fan Is Documenting All the Secret Areas

If you've been exploring the Bostonian Wasteland and want to know where all the hidden locations are, then one YouTuber may have the answer for you. They're digging through the world of Fallout 4 and posting videos of all the secret locations in the game.<p>YouTuber The Lawd has been on this journey …

Metal Gear

Siri can beatbox - here's how to make your iPhone bust out a beat

Siri can do many things - but did you know it could beatbox?<p>Siri, the iPhone's voice command software, can call people, search for things on the internet and set dates in your diary.<p>But did you know it could beat box?<p>According to Siri, it has been practicing a 'beat' for a while.<p>If you tell Siri to …

The Play That Made Nick Saban the Best Coach in College Football History

GLENDALE, Ariz. — They had run the play before, time and time again, and it had failed. Over and over again, the ball had hit the ground or fluttered out of bounds. It was not ready for Clemson or a stage this magnificent.<p>In fact, days before Nick Saban won his fifth national championship by a very …

How The Marriage Of Windows 10 And Xbox One Will Help Microsoft

Windows 10 is out today, though by “out” I mean you will likely be sitting around waiting for your computer to update until some sentient Microsoft AI deems you worthy enough to upgrade. When that does finally happen, however, you’ll find a whole host of new features to play with, and specifically, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>We've got the bare bones arrangement you need to start spinning hot wax.<p>By Kevin Nguyen2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>When did every banker's …

The Witcher 3 Expansion 'Almost the Size of The Witcher 2'

First expansion coming in October.<p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's first and second expansions will apparently be 10 and 20 hours long, respectively.<p>That's …

A dark Transformers cartoon series for the adult fan is on its way

Hasbro, IDW Comics and Machinima are partnering to make a Transformers cartoon series that "for the first time ever, is specifically designed for the teen and adult fans."<p>IDW's Transformers line of comics has been making waves in the past couple years for introducing female characters to a universe …

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Why There Hasn't Been a Fallout or Elder Scrolls Movie...Yet

Throughout the years, video game publisher Bethesda has been approached by film studios looking to make Fallout and Elder Scrolls movies. But the Maryland-based company, unlike others in the field, has shot down every proposal to extend its gaming franchises to the big screen.<p>Now we know …

Batman: Arkham Knight's First Week Sales Higher Than The Witcher 3's

Batman: Arkham Knight's first week sales have surpassed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's, making it the fastest selling game of the year so far, according to UK sales monitor Chart-Track.<p>Developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Arkham Knight is the …

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