Ian Rivais

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The 20 Coolest Arcades in the World

It's time to level up.<p>Pinball and <i>Pac Man</i> are mainstays in pop culture, but it isn't easy to find an authentic arcade where you can play them. Not …

Live-action 'Destiny' trailer blends 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and Led Zeppelin

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Stain glass themed piece by @ghruci_ghoti who did our exclusive "Sacrifice" tee for the Hawaii tattoo expo. This piece is done using reference of @itsmsbernadette photo by @isaac_maderaxx

#OperationPlatinum Aims To Get Bayonetta 2 To Sell 1 Million On Wii U | One Angry Gamer

There’s a social movement in the works that aims to gather up the royal rage, the holy hubris and the optimized optimism of the Nintendo gaming …

Here's who won each console war

War. War never changes. Especially console wars.<p>Ever since the Sega Genesis took on the Super Nintendo, gamers have taken sides and voted with their wallets as companies competed for the industry’s top spot. Of course, we could subjectively debate about which systems were the best for their times, …

Fixing chess: One game developer's redesign of a 1,500-year-old game

The weekend's chess matches with my father ended as they always do, but with a twist.<p>I lost, mostly, but it wasn't to a checkmate. Instead it happened four times when he managed to get both of his warrior kings across the board's midline. That last midline crossing happened despite my defensive …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

XCOM: The Board Game Coming from Fantasy Flight Games

Whether it's one player or four, gamers must coordinate their actions to stave off an alien invasion.<p>XCOM: The Board Game is bringing the strategy …

You haven't known Yoshi's real name for the past 20 years

The character from <i>Super Mario World</i> that we've been casually referring to simply as Yoshi for the past 20-plus years has a much longer, less catchy name, it turns out. His full name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.<p>That bit of surprising trivia comes courtesy of a Nintendo Character Guide published in …

10 Years Ago Today, One of Video Games' Most Amazing Feats Happened

Evo Moment 37 happened a decade ago. That means we're all older and, hopefully, wiser. The Daigo Parry hasn't aged at all, though. It's still one of …

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Shadows Beneath

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson and Others<p>From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation.<p>Brandon Sanderson’s “Sixth of the Dusk,” set in …

Rogues

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin and Others<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors—including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin!</b> <b></b><br>If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story …

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LGBT Gamers Hold Massive Virtual Pride Parade To Celebrate In-Game Same Sex Marriage

The largest group of online gaymers takes over Final Fantasy XIV.<p>Last month the Japanese game developer Square Enix announced that they would reverse a previous restriction and allow same-sex marriages between players in their massively multiplayer online roleplaying game <i>Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm</i> …