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Why do so many people play so much Destiny?

You've heard about <i>Destiny</i>. How could you not?<p>Stories about Bungie's first-person shooter/massively multiplayer online role-playing game were a constant in 2015's news stream, including on Minimap. Why? Because <i>Destiny</i> is a fascinating and popular game that's in a constant state of evolution, and …

With 'Stereotypes,' A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways

Kevin Sylvester says that when most people see a 6-foot-2-inch, 260-pound black man, they don't expect him to also be a classically trained violinist. A recent exchange with a woman in an elevator, when he happened to have his instrument with him in its case, drove that point home.<p>"She's like, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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VMAs 2015: Miley Cyrus was 'cursing in anger' after Nicki Minaj moment

It was the most explosive moment of the 2015 MTV VMAs — but what went down behind-the-scenes?<p>During Sunday’s telecast, rapper Nicki Minaj called out …

A fourth-grade teacher Kanye-fied his classroom

Forget the teacher who recently turned her classroom into a Harry Potter paradise: Fourth-grade teacher Adrian Perez is welcoming his students back …

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Wolves have always fascinated me, and when at a very early age I read "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" by Jack London, I was hooked on wolf lore forever. Any movie, book or article that discussed wolves was high on my list. I loved watching "Dancing With Wolves" - although the film wasn't …

Quebec

Leaked Deadpool footage was great news for Ryan Reynolds

A few minutes of <i>Deadpool</i> test footage leaked onto the Internet in July of last year, and by December it was announced that the movie was back in active development. So what happened to convince the studio?<p>"Leaked test footage. Exclusively the leaked test footage, 100 percent," Deadpool star Ryan …

South Park: The Stick of Truth DLC unlikely, but not impossible after stressful development

While <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> sold well and was well received by critics, the tribulations of moving the game from failed publisher THQ to Ubisoft likely killed any chance of future downloadable content for the game, developers Obsidian told Polygon this week.<p>"As far as we know [Ubisoft and …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

33-Year-Old Congressman Aaron Schock Causes Controversy with Downton Abbey-Themed Office

<b>Aaron Schock</b>, the congressman who flaunted his abs on a 2011 cover of <i>Men’s Health</i>, has found himself at the center of a bizarre controversy involving <i>Downton Abbey</i>, questionable interior design, and even more questionable ethics.<p>The debate broke after <i>The Washington Post</i>’s Ben Terris published a …

Superman gets a new costume and an unstable new power this week

Superman is getting a makeover this week, including an updated costume and a mysterious new ability.<p>The Man of Steel's new look begins Wednesday, Feb. 4, in <i>Superman</i> <i>#38</i>, which will conclude the "Men of Tomorrow" storyline. Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr., …

Dying Light review: fear of heights

<i>Dying Light</i> is developer Techland's big swing for relevance.<p>The Polish developer has made a name for itself in the shrinking middle tier of game development, putting out games that were at the very least something different than the status quo. With <i>Call of Juarez</i>, it's demonstrated an ability to …

The Arts

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Destiny player digs up hidden House of Wolves DLC details, Bungie urges caution

A <i>Destiny</i> player on Reddit looks to have dug up some early details on the game's next expansion, <i>House of Wolves</i>, including all manner of gear, weapons, a new light level cap raise and possibly even a release date. But Bungie warns that <i>Destiny</i> players shouldn't get too carried away with those leaked</i> …

Everything in gaming is not fine, and that's fine

During an interview last year, popular games website Giantbomb asked me what I thought of the state of the industry. I responded that <i>everything is fine</i> — used in that way where every good friend would know not to ask again.<p>We’re not fine.<p>I’ve been told by friends wiser than myself to always add …

Destiny is the Phil Collins of gaming and I'm its Easy Lover

I often made the same sniffy dismissals of <i>Destiny</i> common to everyone who has yet to play <i>Destiny</i>.<p>"It's just grinding! The story missions are all the same! Peter Dinklage sounds like an Applebee's waiter reading back a to-go order!" It goes on and on.<p>A combination of boredom and curiosity have driven …

Destiny fixed, Crota isn't a pushover anymore; Iron Banner rewards detailed

All good things, and boss-weakening glitches, must come to an end. And so today, with <i>Destiny's</i> latest patch, players will find that Crota isn't the pushover some had turned him into.<p>Among the myriad of updates, fixes and additions was one very important one:<p>"Crota," the breakdown of the latest …

Evolve lets you skip grinding, if you pre-purchase digitally on Xbox One (correction)

<i>Evolve</i>'s marketing has always been focused on the Xbox One, and publisher 2K Games' arrangement with Microsoft got another boost today with the announcement of key exclusives for digital pre-purchase customers on the platform.<p>2K announced <i>Evolve</i>'s open beta last month and said that the recently …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

This is Destiny's most used weaponry

For both new and old-guard <i>Destiny</i> players the primary weapon of choice is the Vision of Confluence, a legendary scout rifle with plenty of damage upgrade options, according to developer Bungie's recent deep dive into its game stats.<p>"Weapon use in <i>Destiny</i> is pretty diverse and follows a very fat …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

How Polygon makes its GOTY list

Putting together a list of the top 10 games of the year is inherently a futile task.<p>Not only is it a concrete, objective way of quantifying something that's inherently subjective, but games today are so disparate that you can end up weighing the relative merits of a sprawling sci-fi first-person …

AMD's G-Sync Competitor Ready To Roll Out, FreeSync Gaming Monitors Launching This Month

AMD may be late to the dynamic refresh rate party, but it appears that their FreeSync technology is primed and ready for public consumption, with some monitors launching as early as this month.<p>First, a necessary primer for those who aren’t familiar with what’s still a relatively young technology in …

Computer Hardware

U.S. Army Aims to Build a Better Bullet

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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Intel’s 5th Gen Core processors are finally, really here

Better graphics and much better battery life are leading to the best laptops we've yet seen<p>The Broadwell codename has been on Intel's lips for many months now. The big chipmaker's move to 14nm production has proven bumpy and delayed the anticipated launch of its latest processor family, but today …

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

The pill is able to trick your body into thinking it has consumed large amounts of calories<p>An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity.<p>The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a …