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What Kingdom Come: Deliverance Can Teach Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Series

There's a moment in Kingdom Come: Deliverance where you break into someone’s house to steal a ring as part of quest for a group of miller’s that, it turns out, are secretly an organization of thieves. We're left thinking, “Wow, this really is a lot like an Elder Scrolls game.” Not in a bad way …

Everything We Wish We Knew About Kingdom Come: Deliverance Before We Started

Life in medieval Europe could be harsh, and the world of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, takes that to heart. The first-person RPG transports players to 15th century Bohemia, amid a brutal civil war, and invests heavily in making gameplay a realistically tough …

US top court takes case of death row cop killer spared execution because he FORGOT his crime

The top court in the US has agreed to take up the case of a death row cop killer spared execution because he FORGOT his crime.<p>Vernon Madison, 67, of …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

A Guide to Hand-Poke Versus Machine Tattoos: Process, After-Care, and Experience

I was 18 years old when I got my first tattoo. My dad looked at it, looked at me, and said, “Don’t get any more.” I’ve since gotten another one, and …

Tattoos

How I learned to love Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Or: My Bohemian rhapsody<p>From its inception, <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> was billed as a game steeped in realism. From period-accurate food and weapon damage to characters drawn from history, Warhorse Studios did its homework. With the game’s release last week, we finally got to play in their (as …

Metal Gear Survive PS4: A New Start For Konami's Series?

Metal Gear Survive Heralds a Bold, If Risky New Venture For the Venerable Series<p>February 16, 2018Written by Michael Briers<p><i>Metal Gear Survive</i> is an …

An introduction to Lenin and Leninism

THE CONCEPTION of "Leninism" has been contentious for many years. It is an "ism" that has been targeted not only by all enemies of revolution, but by …

Bringing Marxism to a new generation

A RECENT YouGov.com poll found that socialism is as popular as capitalism among people under 30--which isn't surprising given that this group of …

Can the Democratic Party be used for good?

THE PRESIDENTIAL run of Bernie Sanders poses an important question for socialists.<p>On the one hand, the Vermont senator's progressive populism could …

Self-harm, suicide and capitalist alienation

Recent figures reported by the BBC demonstrate that the “number of children being admitted to hospital in England for self-harm is at a five-year …

What will socialism look like?

Today, we find ourselves in the midst of one of the deepest crises capitalism has ever faced. While the 99% are being asked to pay for the crisis, …

[Video] The Crisis of World Capitalism

With the deepening crisis of world capitalism and the decline of the power of US imperialism comes growing instability on a global scale. This …

Norway: 200 years after the introduction of capitalist rule

Last year marked the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, a constitution marking the beginning a new state. The celebrations continued …

Constitutional Law

Capitalist Economy: Staggering from One Impasse to the Next

Once more, the world economy is dangling on the edge of a precipice. The crisis in Greece has again hit the headlines and threatens to drag Europe …

Here Is Exactly Why People Who File Bankruptcy Are Smart

I seem to spend a lot of time educating people that most everything they know about bankruptcy is just plain wrong. In fact a friend of mine just told me they were going to file bankruptcy and my answer was, "congratulations."<p>You see, even studies by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have come …

5 Landmark Supreme Court Decisions That Didn't Resolve Anything

As June rolls on, many Americans are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to deliver a landmark decision on whether or not states can ban gay marriage.

10 Supreme Court cases about the 14th Amendment

On the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment's ratification, Constitution Daily looks at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and …

Fourteenth Amendment

The Prickly History Of Tattooing In America

According to a Nielsen poll, one in five Americans has a tattoo, and nearly 90 percent of those who do never regret getting inked up.<p>Of course, it hasn't always been this way. Tattoos were once taboo in the West, even though body art is an ancient practice elsewhere. A new book, <i>100 Years of …

11 Things We Want in Fallout 4

Now that we know it’s coming, we’ve got some ideas for what we’d like to see.<p>The leaks the teases are finally over: Fallout 4 is real, and it’s on …