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The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop | The Art of Manliness

For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts …

GTA 5's Special Edition has a blacklight secret

The special edition of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> contains hidden clues not visible to the naked eye, according to Game Front.<p>By taking a UV light to the front and back of the included map, the site found cryptic instructions for a drop off:<p>Great Ocean Highway<br>Through North Chumask<br>0.5 miles past Raton …

Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your living room, the Xbox One will offer more than just upgraded graphics and a new controller. And for good or ill (ill, for now), …

Mandatory Kinect on Xbox One raises privacy concerns

Microsoft's Xbox One policy answers raise even more questions

Earlier this week, Microsoft finally clarified some of its policies regarding the Xbox One — specifically, privacy concerns surrounding the always-listening Kinect; whether the console is an always-on device; and the ability to play used games on it. The company had dodged questions about those …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Microsoft has $1 billion to invest in exclusive Xbox One titles

Microsoft will invest roughly $1 billion for the development of exclusive titles for its newly revealed Xbox One console, Official Xbox Magazine reports in an interview with the game company's Don Mattrick and Phil Spencer.<p>Responding to accusations that Microsoft turned its back on its core …

Rainbow 6: Patriots pre-orders removed from retailer database

Long in-development Ubisoft title <i>Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots</i> is no longer on retailer GameStop's database while pre-orders have also been removed, IGN reports.<p>The title's deletion suggests <i>Patriots</i>,which was first announced in November 2011, may have been cancelled by Ubisoft. While some …

A video game about mass surveillance in the age of Big Brother and Little Brothers

We live in a hyperconnected, technologically turbo-charged world of mass surveillance and "digital shadows" that is so subtly controlling, that it makes the notion of Big Brother seem quaint.<p>In George Orwell's <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, the only person watching you was the government. In today's society, …

Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

The game developer group known as Bungie have revealed several screenshot images of their upcoming top-tier title for Microsoft and Sony’s …