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An Honest Trailer for Video Games Reveals the True Innovation in Game Design Is Making Money

Honest spokesman Roger returned for another installment of the Cracked series of Honest Ads to sell viewers Horton’s Reality Escaping Electric Brick. …

Money

Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

How to make the most of the Steam Controller: a comprehensive guide

The Steam controller is intimidating. It’s not the keyboard and mouse we’ve been using as PC gamers for years and years, but it’s not a regular …

How to Talk About Videogames: a book that is serious (but never dull) about games

Bogost is the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and professor of interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology …

Cory Doctorow

Build a Retro Gaming Table on the Cheap with a $10 IKEA Lack and a Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown you how to build a retro gaming table before but if you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Element14 shows off how to build one …

Raspberry Pi

Venezuelan economy to turn even worse in 2016, study finds | Fox News

If misery loves company, then at least Venezuela is located in the right corner of the globe.<p>A recent study projects that the South American nation has far and away the world’s most miserable economy in 2016, nearly four times worse off than second-place Argentina. Four other Latin American …

4. Tangiers

Like Pathologic, Tangiers is taking a more cerebral approach to horror - taking place in a surrealist nightmare inspired by Dadaist art and the …

PC Survival Horror Game With Procedurally Generated Worlds Announced

Dead by Daylight is the next game from Naughty Bear and Wet developer Behaviour Interactive. The game, announced this week, is described as a survival horror multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a killer while up to four others attempt to survive. It's a "deadly game of cat and …

Gaming

15 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016

Scare tactics.<p>It's a great time to be a fan of horror games. The genre has been consistently producing quality games that terrify us in all the right …

Horror
XCOM

New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Battalion 1944 has now reached its funding goal.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A new World War 2 shooter is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the "core of classic …

World War II

Polynomial -C

UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world

A number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following:<p><b>Machu Picchu, Peru</b><p>This magnificent "lost city of the Incas" is cited by UNESCO as beset by logging, poor waste management and agricultural incursion but hasn't been placed on its list of sites in danger. …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

New Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Play in All Four Seasons

Despite Fallout 4's official mod tools not even being available yet, another incredible mod for the open-world role-playing game has emerged. The Fallout 4 Seasons Mod (via Eurogamer) expands on the game's day/night cycle by letting you play the RPG throughout all four seasons: spring, summer, …

The Best New Science for Weight Loss in 2016

We scoured through hundreds of weight loss studies published in the past year and identified the top five most surprising, helpful, and actionable tips that could help you reach or maintain your healthiest weight in 2016. The main message boils down to this: Small changes to your lifestyle don't …

Nutrition

Try out the 'Paranormal Activity' VR game at some AMC theaters

The <i>Paranormal Activity</i> movie series may be over after the upcoming 3D-infused <i>Ghost Dimension</i> entry, but it will live on in virtual reality. VRWERX announced today that it will be bringing its VR <i>Paranormal Activity</i> game to select AMC theaters in major markets this weekend, October 22 to 24, …

What Playing the Same Level for Three Straight Hours Taught Me About Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a master class in level design. Though individual missions inevitably funneled players from one point to the next, the areas between those points provided numerous possible paths, each of which presented unique strategic options. You could sneak through the shadows in …

Deus Ex

11,000 people watched Ubisoft livestream a cave painting for 24 hours

At around noon ET today, game giant Ubisoft tweeted an enigmatic photo of a cave painting and and then linked to a YouTube live stream of that cave painting. The camera has been slowly, <i>slowly</i> zooming out to reveal more of the surrounding artwork — all to the tune of cave droplets, the occasional …

Ubisoft
Starcraft

Exclusive: Google updating Chromecast app w/ ‘What’s On,’ suggested apps, more

As we told you yesterday, Google is preparing several big Chromecast announcements for its September event later this month. According to the internal documents that <i>9to5Google</i> has obtained, the company is planning to launch not only brand new Chromecast hardware and Spotify support, but an updated …

The 4 Best JRPGs at Tokyo Game Show

Popularized for their emphasis on narrative and intricate combat systems, series like Final Fantasy and Tales have earned global followings over the past few decades. The Japanese role-playing game genre evokes thoughts of fantastical worlds and emotionally-driven stories, and after sampling the …

Housing

Don’t Be a Slave

<i>Read as a Google Doc (feel free to suggest edits), or download and print out the PDF.</i><p>—<p>I am a slave. I am a slave to others’ opinions of me. I am a …

Over 1,500 Free 4K Stock Video Clips, All Courtesy of a Single Cinematographer

Mitch Martinez is a Philadelphia-based director of photography and cinematographer. Over the past 2.5 years, he has been working on building a free …

Videography

Yep, gameplay video shows Lawbreakers is a CliffyB shooter

Nexon showed off the first gameplay video from Cliff Bleszinski’s new first-person shooter game Lawbreakers.<p>In advance of the PAX Prime game fan event in Seattle, the trailer from Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions, the developer, and publisher Nexon shows off the different characters that you can …

AMD touts Radeon R9 Nano as smallest and most power-efficient 4K graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices is unveiling its AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card today, touting it as the smallest and most power-efficient solution for 4K graphics on a PC.<p>AMD said it will enable PC makers to reinvent the small-form-factor PC with its third “Fiji”-based graphics processing unit (GPU). The …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain sneaks onto Quality Control

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon editor-at-large Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their …

Logitech unveils two headphones for audiophile gamers

Logitech is announcing two new gaming headphones today that promises a “cinematic experience,” just in time for the PAX Prime fan event in Seattle.<p>The wireless Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum and the wired Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum gaming headsets use what the peripheral maker says is the …