Kyle Blanchette

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We Played 2 Hours of Red Dead Redemption 2 - Here’s What Happened

As I trotted across the prairieland of New Hanover on my well-groomed steed, Mahogany Boy (named due to a tragic misread of his breed, the Mahogany …

Red Dead Redemption

VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE’s World of Darkness, Briefly Explained

<i>Twenty-seven years ago Vampire: The Masquerade was released in 1991, and it’s been through a few iterations thus far along its journey. Our newest</i> …

Geek

Procedurally generated maps of medieval cities, suitable for RPGs

The Medieval Fantasy City Generator; fill in a few options and press go, and voila! I have no idea how plausible these are, but they're MUCH better …

RPGs

7 Essential Anime Every Fan Should Watch

There hasn’t been a better and more exciting time to be a fan of anime: there’s 30-plus shows airing a season, multiple platforms for streaming and …

Anime

This Incredible VR Film Takes You on an Ayahuasca Journey to the Amazon

"Awavena" expands the boundaries of what immersive video can do.<p>You are sitting in a canoe on the Gregório River as a voice gently narrates the story of Hushahu, the first Yawanawá woman to become a shaman. The narrator translates for Hushahu as she speaks about her tribe of roughly 3,000 …

Virtual Reality

Six lesser-known reasons to visit Japan's Oita Prefecture

Oita, a prefecture on Japan's southern-most island of Kyūshū, is world-famous for its incredible hot springs. Towns like Beppu host bathers from around the world. Yet there's so much more than onsen bathing to do here that it's a bit of a mystery as to why people aren't flocking to explore the …

Japan

This app wants to make your credit cards cheaper so you can pay off debt faster

Collectively, Americans owe more than $1 trillion in credit card debt. The average household with credit card debt owes $16,883.<p>Carrying a balance …

Personal Finance

The Dirtiest Fight in Physics Is About the Universe Itself

FeudsIt's Feud Week at Gizmodo. We're exploring spats, gripes, and fights in tech, science, and entertainment.<p>A fight over the very nature of the …

Dark Matter

John McCain’s Final Letter to America

“We weaken our greatness … when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down; when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.”<p><i>On Monday morning in Arizona, Senator John McCain’s former campaign manager Rick Davis, acting as a</i> …

Owe

Isaac Asimov's Foundation Is Finally Being Made, Thanks to Apple

One of the most formative works in science fiction history is finally being brought to the screen.<p>After years of false starts, both at the movies and …

Science Fiction

11 Alternate History Books That Answer All Your Biggest "What If?" Questions

"Alternate history" is one of those sub-genres that tends to fly a bit under the radar. It gets lumped in with run of the mill historical fiction, or …

A Texas Democrat's words of support for the NFL protests have gone viral

The question is, how do you feel about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem? And is it disrespectful to this country, to the flag, to service members who are right there tonight, where it is tonight, in Afghanistan, and those former service members, retirees and veterans, who are …

Non-violence

These 5 Slow Cooker Recipes Need Only 5 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Cooking

This childhood game could be blockchain's killer app - Rock, Paper, Scissors

It’s the blockchain use case we didn’t know we wanted (and probably don’t need). We can now play the fabled playground game of our childhood, Rock, Paper, Scissors on blockchain.<p>Reddit user, ikirch, has released a version of the popular game – only this time, it requires a wallet, some Ether, and …

Blockchain

The latest Philips Hue lighting kits bring color to your walls

Play and Signe promise real floor-to-ceiling ambiance.<p>Signify's Philips Hue lights can certainly be used to illuminate your walls, but they're not usually <i>meant</i> for it. Even LightStrips are intended more as accents than room-defining centerpieces. That's where the company's latest kits might come to …

Home Automation

Graveyard Keeper is a dark, challenging take on Stardew Valley

A graveyard shift worth all the effort<p><i>Stardew Valley</i> taught me something I would’ve never known about myself: I like farming sims. I love how they take me to another, more calming place. I appreciate how they combine a relaxing setting with small, fun tasks. But farming sims still feel incomplete — …

Cemeteries

‘The Quiet Man’ Will Feature ‘Intense and Brutal Combat,’ Says Producer

Human Head Studios on Thursday shared more details about its elusive new title, “The Quiet Man”, including a brand-new gameplay trailer.<p>In a post on …

Inmost, announced today, is a narrative 2D platformer that looks spectacular.

<b>Inmost, announced today, is a narrative 2D platformer that looks spectacular.</b> It’s developed by a Lithuanian studio called Hidden Layer Games and …

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Instagram Girls of the Month – August ’18

From the nearest restaurant to the furthest beach, Instagram girls are living it up in style and proving as much one picture at a time. And while you …

11 Video Games That Got Banned and Why

Censorship – it’s a hot button issue in the video game world right now. When developers alter their vision to better suit the needs of the market, …

NPR teaches listeners about the proper care and feeding of white nationalists

By Karen Attiah<p>Karen Attiah<p>Global Opinions editor, writing on international affairs and social issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Global Opinions editor<p>Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Charlottesville, NPR decided to give an on-air lesson on the proper care and feeding of white nationalists and neo-Nazi …

Rights & Freedoms

Heavens to shine with new ‘star’ as first space sculpture prepares for launch

Look up into the night sky towards the end of October and you may catch sight of a brand new ‘star’ twinkling in the cosmos.<p>The tiny speck of light is not the offspring of a seething nebula, but the world’s first space sculpture, which will orbit the Earth for three weeks this autumn.<p>The length of …

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

WATCH: Shield of Tomorrow – Hard Six Part 2 (Episode 29)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Welcome to the one comma club

Samsung's smartphone philosophy follows one clear path: give customers everything they want, and apply all of the best processes, components and …

‘A Star Is Born’: Lady Gaga on the Career-Changing Lesson Director Bradley Cooper Taught Her

"It’s changed the way that I work today," Gaga says of working with Cooper on his directorial debut.<p>Lady Gaga has sold out arenas around the world …

We Happy Few is uncomfortable, uncanny and brilliant

Role-playing survival game is willing to take risks<p>All video games are worlds of facades, but <i>We Happy Few</i> investigates the very idea of phony fronts. It’s a story about the amount of effort we put it into performative happiness and the concealment of emptiness. Through a meticulously constructed …

RPGs

Dead Cells is the best Castlevania game in years

It’s not Dracula’s castle, but it’s close<p>It’s a weird time to be a <i>Castlevania</i> fan. While Netflix has reinvigorated interest in the series with a gloriously violent animated show, the games themselves have dried up since the departure of long-time director Koji Igarashi. The most recent official</i> …

How I pulled off the greatest escape from No Man's Sky's deadliest planet

No Man's Sky is not a horror game, but I'm feeling a palpable sense of fear and dread right now. I'm in an underground network of caves, surrounded …