Jay Patterson

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This Halloween-set medieval Scottish ballad is incredibly pro-choice

“Tam Lin” takes place on Halloween, but it is not a ghost story. It is instead that curious and little-known object: a feminist and pro-choice medieval Scottish ballad.<p>“Tam Lin” is catnip to women who write Celtic-inflected fantasy of the kind I imprinted on as a teenager — you get to pull from all …

Silly Animation Shows Off Some Crazy Weapons Used During the Middle Ages

From Sam O’Nella, here’s an amusing look at some of the weird, creative, and deeply sinister weapons used during the Medieval period, when castles …

Painting The World In Paper Mario: Color Splash

At PAX West 2016, I had a hands-on session with the upcoming Wii U title Paper Mario: Color Splash, taking on an arena full of koopas, shyguys, and …

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A Year Later, One Mario Maker Player Is Still Trying To Make The Hardest Level Ever

The Medieval Reenactors Who Want to Make Jousting an Olympic Sport

There's a campaign for the old timey horseback stick-battle to be at a future games, so I went to find out if it's worthy or not.<p>Hear-ye! Hear-ye! Hark! Bring out your dead! My pustule-covered spine is leaking down my leg and into my chamber pot! These are just some of the things you would expect …

Pokémon Go

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with …

RANKED: The 20 most beautiful PlayStation games ever made

But realism isn't everything — some of the most beautiful games ever released came out 10+ years ago, standing out instead for excellence in their overall art direction.<p>Since the world of gaming is wide and varied, we're just going to focus on PlayStation exclusive games for now, which was plenty …

Alice In Wonderland