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How to cook your favorite video game meals in the real-world [correction]

If you've ever wondered what in-game food actually tastes like in the real-world, a new cook book of game-inspired recipes is now available featuring meals based on grub from <i>Skyrim</i>, <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and more.<p><i>Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub</i> was written over a period of two years …

Lizard Squad launches DDoS tool that lets anyone take down online services, starting at $6 per month

Lizard Squad, the “hacker” group best known for attacking Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, has now launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack tool. Now anyone can now take down the website or online service of their choice thanks to “Lizard Stresser,” which we’re …

Alienware Alpha: Hands On With Dell's Console Killer

Last year, in the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show, there was a lot of buzz surrounding Valve and its Steam Box initiative. The various Steam Boxes that were initially unveiled were typically small form factor systems, designed to run Valve’s custom Steam OS Linux distro, which could …

The Fake Kanye West "Kreezus" Album Is The Greatest Christmas Rap Album Of All Time

Rap & Hip-Hop

Don't Believe The Hype? Hopsin Says Made You Look On Rap Retirement

West Coast rapper <b>Hopsin</b> has reportedly pulled a fast one on the music industry and fans alike with a rap retirement prank.<p>According to a new viral …

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Logic Explains Why Battle Rap Doesn't Suit Him

Logic spoke with VladTV and shared his views on Battle Rap. He says that he doesn’t fit into the world that values spontaneity and scoffs at written …

25 Big Xbox Games of 2015 - IGN Video

Here are 25 reasons why 2015 looks like a good year to be an Xbox gamer.

This Android app broadcasts any mobile game you want to stream

You now have a lot more options when it comes to streaming games on mobile.<p>Shou.tv is a new Android app that enables you to broadcast anything on your screen live to the Internet. As the name implies, Shout.tv is also a website where you can share your livestreams with others. This brings a level …

What BioShock's creator learned from Shadow of Mordor

Monolith Production's <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> tells a story "that could never exist in another medium" and, more importantly, has a lot to teach, according to a Matter piece penned by BioShock creator and Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine.<p>All this week, Matter — a "magazine" inside …

Get a look at online heists in Grand Theft Auto 5, coming in 'early 2015'

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s online heists will finally arrive in early 2015, Rockstar Games announced via its website.<p>Online heists add to the game's multiplayer mode with four-player missions in which players plan, prep and (hopefully) pull off a big job. The feature has already been delayed several …

Kobe tops Jordan on NBA scoring list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

God is real, and it wants us dead: The religious terror of BioWare's biggest games

Games are often better at conveying horror than most other mediums, due to our direct and real-time responses.<p>This year, we've experienced the constant dread of <i>Alien: Isolation</i> and the grotesque physicality of <i>The Evil Within</i>. Overlooked, however, is the cosmic horror in BioWare games.<p>"We impose …

Borderlands Remastered Edition spotted on Australian ratings website

<i>Borderlands</i> might be getting a visual upgrade, according to a listing for an unannounced project called <i>Borderlands Remastered Edition</i> that appears on the Australian Classification Board website.<p><i>Borderlands Remastered Edition</i> received a rating of MA 15+ from the ratings board yesterday, Dec. 11, …

Watch Kendrick Lamar Return to Compton Roots in Short Film

"The moment I defined myself and freed myself was the time I locked myself in the studio and said, 'You need to do music,'" the rapper says in …

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Destiny characters and progress will carry over to Destiny 2

Bungie’s already talking about its Destiny sequel, and it’s confirmed that progress from the original game will carry over.<p>The shared-world first-person shooter only launched three months ago, but developer Bungie’s already making the first sequel in a franchise it hopes will span 10 years. …

Ralph Baer, the father of video games, has died at 92

It’s a sad day for video games as Ralph Baer, the “father of video games,” has died at the age of 92.<p>He was a prolific inventor who earned more than 150 patents in his life, but his most famous work was creating a machine known as the Brown Box. It was later released in 1972 as the Magnavox …

Presenting: 'F*** All These Fences,' a short film from The Crew

In <i>The Crew</i>, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is represented by an impassable wall, lined with a parallel row of chain link fences. Those fences span half the width of the game's digital version of America. They also buckle helplessly with the slightest touch from your car, creating a …

Silent Hills is even scarier for Octodad

When you played <i>P.T.</i>, Kojima Productions' horrifying playable teaser for the upcoming <i>Silent Hills</i>, did you ask yourself what would make the experience even scarier?<p>YouTube user John Howe has asked that question, and replaced the supposed Norman Reedus character with none other than Octodad. Instead …

Adrift world premiere shows off space survival at The Game Awards

At tonight's The Game Awards, Adam Orth of Three One Zero showed off a gameplay trailer for <i>Adrift</i>, the studio's upcoming first-person space survival game. The trailer featured an astronaut floating precariously through a badly damaged space station, sirens ablaze in the background.<p>Adrift will be …

All The Winners Of The 2014 Game Awards

The results of the 2014 Game Awards in Las Vegas are in and I’m pretty happy with the results.<p><i>Far Cry 4</i> won Best Shooter—I gave the game Best Shooter in my own FPS list a couple days ago.<p>Best Family Game went to <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, and while I didn’t rank my best family games, that one was at the top of …

No Man's Sky warps into The Game Awards with a new trailer

<i>No Man's Sky</i> made its latest appearance at The Game Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight.<p>Like last year's debut trailer, this year's video explored some procedurally generated worlds — though these were much more detailed and included planet hopping with a spaceship, flora, fauna, animal life and …

Jared Leto is The Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot in DC's Suicide Squad movie

Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the cast of its movie based on DC Comics' Suicide Squad today, announcing that Jared Leto will play The Joker and Will Smith will play Deadshot in the 2016 film.<p>The confirmed cast also includes Margot Robbie, who will play Harley Quinn; Tom Hardy, who will return to …

Supreme Court Cites Eminem in Online Lyrics Case

Slim Shady's "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" quoted extensively as the Supreme Court wrestles with the context of threatening rap lyrics<p>After Killer Mike wrote …

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Get ready for the Halo 5 beta with one full hour of multiplayer gameplay

This is a full hour of multiplayer from <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i>, taken at HaloFest last month in Los Angeles. It's a good look at what should be in store when <i>Halo 5</i>'s beta gets going at the end of this month.<p>The video, by YouTube's Ready Up Live, showcases two maps (Empire and Crossfire) as well as the …

Hip Hop Hall Of Fame And Museum Find Permanent Home

'It is great for us to maintain an educational base of operations in Harlem as our Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum's building will be in Midtown …

Skoda reveals new Fabia R5 rally concept in Essen

A few months ago, Škoda revealed its all-new Fabia, a model that will undoubtedly be a vital product for the Czech automaker, yet it hardly registered on our scale of the most exciting debuts at the Paris Motor Show this year. But this... this is more like it.<p>What you're looking at is the Škoda …

Star Wars 7: Mark Hamill predicted The Force Awakens plot in 1983

Mark Hamill, AKA Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker, predicted the plot and timing of latest instalment The Force Awakens way back in 1983 – on a British morning TV show – it has been revealed.<p>Hamill appeared on ITV breakfast show TV-am more than three decades ago in the year the final instalment of the …

Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow (Album Stream)

The legendary Wu-Tang Clan have finally settled their differences & gave hip-hop another album to add to the history books. RZA was the primary …

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Finally Here

Well, after some false starts and somewhat convincing fakes, the trailer for J.J. Abrams astronomically anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens" trailer is here. And it's totally amazing.<p>The trailer is only 88 seconds long, but it's packed full of "Star Wars"-y goodness: John Boyega …