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Tencent makes more money than EA or Activision as global spending embraces PC, mobile over consoles

The biggest game publisher in the world isn’t responsible for Call of Duty or FIFA — it’s the Chinese company that owns League of Legends.<p>Blockbuster games still make for a lucrative business model, but free-to-play has turned Tencent into the biggest publisher in terms of game revenues, according …

Here's the PlayStation Plus lineup for October

PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America will get access to seven games across three PlayStation platforms this October, including the driving game sampler <i>DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition</i> for PS4.<p><i>DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition</i> will offer players 11 tracks and 10 cars playable across the …

The Sims 4 gets Star Wars costumes, ghosts and swimming pools in free updates

Electronic Arts and Maxis are adding new content to <i>The Sims 4</i> in a series of free patches that will bring features like swimming pools and careers to the life simulation game by the end of the year.<p>In an update to <i>The Sims 4</i> hitting today, EA is adding ghosts, gnomes, eye color options and a batch …

'Destiny' Patch 1.0.2 Tweaks Legendary Loot Drops

<i>Destiny</i> is a game built on grinding for loot. Nowhere is this more apparent then in post-level-20 gameplay.<p>Leveling after level 20 requires you to get better and better gear to boost your “Light.” Better and better gear is found by playing missions, purchasing it from vendors, or finding a loot …

Kissing vs. killing: How Shadow of Mordor fails at explaining the difference

Yesterday morning I found myself trying to play <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>. I look forward to playing more today, but yesterday I didn’t get much further than the tutorial before putting the game down to share some feelings. There’s a basic design mistake right at the start.<p>One of the very first things you do …

'Shadow of Mordor' is morally repulsive and I can't stop playing it

The path between 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' is paved with torture and terrorism<p>I'd cleaved apart 200 or so bad guys before I had the grim epiphany that a video game had turned me into an expert in insurgency.<p><i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game that serves as connective …

Music Review: Christopher Owens peddles tepid country ballads on A New Testament

Christopher Owens, whether consciously or not, seems to be distancing himself from his short-lived band, Girls. Where the depressingly small …

With '747,' Lady Antebellum restores its original polish

Once a reliable source of lustrous country-soul ballads such as "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum roughed up its sound a bit for last year's up-tempo "Golden," which paid off neither artistically nor commercially. So you can understand the trio's recruitment here of producer Nathan …

Lady Antebellum

Hyperdub and Teklife to Release Next Life Compilation in Memory of DJ Rashad

Hyperdub and Chicago footwork crew Teklife have teamed up for <i>Next Life</i>, a compilation filled with new material from footwork artists such as DJ Spinn, Traxman, DJ Earl, Gantman, RP Boo, and more. The compilation is in memory of the late DJ Rashad, who passed away in April. All proceeds will go to …

Watch Real Estate's Full Pitchfork Music Festival Set

*Photo by Ebru Yildiz<br>*<p>Real Estate were one of the many artists at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park in Chicago July 18-20. Below, watch video of them performing their entire set, featuring “Crime", “Had to Hear”, and “The Bend” from this year's <i>Atlas</i> and more.<p>Read …

Velvet Underground Third Album 45th Anniversary Box Set Contains Unreleased 1969 VU Fourth Album

The Velvet Underground have announced a 45th anniversary, "super deluxe" edition of their 1969 self-titled album, which includes 65 tracks over six CDs. It's out November 24 via Polydor. Check out the full tracklist below. The edition comes in a case-bound book, and includes liner notes by <i>Rolling</i> …

Go Behind the Scenes of Grimes' "Go" Video

Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, has shared a behind the scenes look at the music video for "Go", which came out back in August. The footage is pretty straightforward—there's makeup being applied to a dancer, Boucher and collaborator Blood Diamonds mean mugging in between takes, and a lot of wordless …

Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, …

Rajai Davis Injury: Updates on Tigers OF's Groin and Return

<b>Updates from Sunday, Oct. 5</b><p>The Tigers announced Rajai Davis is not in the lineup for today's game:<p>Jason Beck of MLB.com later added Davis could still play a role in today's game:<p><b>Original Text</b><p>The Detroit Tigers open the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday but …

Baseball

After not getting to play, Adam Dunn still says he’s retiring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — <b>Adam Dunn</b> was still fully dressed at 1 a.m. Central time as the A’s clubhouse had all but emptied out.<p>At the age of 34 and with 462 career homers, Dunn said he still plans to retire.<p>“This is probably it,” he said.<p>Dunn waited 14 years and 2,001 career games to get to the playoffs, …

Texas Rangers

Charles, Watt, Novak named AFC's best for Week 4

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak have been selected as the AFC's top players for Week 4 of the NFL season.<p>Charles scored three touchdowns in Kansas City's 41-14 rout of …

Derek Jeter Is Tired of Boring Athlete Comments, So He's Starting a Blog

Derek Jeter, the former shortstop and surefire Hall of Fame inductee, spent years as the face of not only the New York Yankees, but also much of …

Tom Brady says he 'can do a better job'

Tom Terrific assured everyone that he can play better and trusts everyone in the locker room.<p>Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed the team's mediocre 2-2 start in an interview on WEEI radio this morning, admitting that he knows he has to improve if the Patriots are going to salvage their …

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Food

Rhubarb: Our Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for This Spring Treat

<b>In Season:</b> Rhubarb can be found from late winter to early spring with a peak season from April to June.<p><b>What to Look For:</b> Thin, red, crisp stalks have the best texture. If stalks are floppy, it indicates they were picked too long ago.<p><b>How to Store:</b> Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to one</b> …

Food Preservation

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.

Food

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .