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The Division preview: Ubisoft's surprisingly deep RPG has an air of Destiny about it

There's so much going on in Ubisoft's The Division that it's difficult to know where to begin, so let's start with the premise: the end of days.<p>In …

Echo Chamber: 'Bloodborne's' Critical Praise Is Gaming Journalism's Failure

Read any review, discussion, forum thread or opinion on From Software’s new PS4 exclusive Bloodborne, and you’re bound to encounter the phrase: “<i>it’s not for everyone</i>.” Sometimes it’s sort of an embarrassed acknowledgement: “I know, this thing is weird and painful, but here’s what I like about it.” …

The lazy Destiny player's guide to getting the best gear in the least time

The hardcore <i>Destiny</i> community has discovered one of the best games of the year in the endgame, but the path to the best gear and equipment can be hard to understand without a good amount of study.<p>If you're interested in playing for the good stuff, without wasting much of your time, this guide will …

Nvidia's Onslaught Continues: GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970 Maxwell Cards Launched

Nvidia has taken the wraps off their latest flagship PC gaming graphics cards today, now known as the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. In the high-end PC graphics arena, there are halo products that are built to lay down the gauntlet for the competition. And of course, Nvidia and AMD have been …

Five Essential Fixes For 'Destiny'

Destiny’s official “endgame” content launches today in the form of a high-level, friends-only raid that takes players through the harrowing Vault of Glass. Hopefully it will alleviate some of the criticism that the game is repetitive, and provide fresh content that isn’t purely a retread of old …

The NSA has a plan to map the entire Internet. It's called 'Treasure Map'

Newly exposed Edward Snowden documents reveal the NSA’s in-depth plan to “map the entire Internet — any device, anywhere, all the time.”<p>According to a report published today by German news publication Der Spiegel, the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, “[aim] to map the Internet, and not just …

What Have We Learned From Titanfall, Watch Dogs, And Destiny?

The reviews are in and Destiny appears to be something of a disappointment for fans and critics alike. The game has received rather low review scores from many major outlets, 6 out of 10s and the like, and its all-important Metacritic rating is hovering at a troubling 75.<p>Past that, it’s a strange …

Marvel changes the course of comics history with a single letter

We've known for a while that the new Thor is going to be a woman, but how does that work? The hammer itself specifies the gender of the hero that wields it, so something has to change, right?<p>Marvel is doing a whole lot with a single letter. Here's a preview of the issue:<p>Now, there is precedence …

Destiny: how a universe was assembled by craftspeople and their community

The team behind Bungie’s ambitious space opera talks about their vision and how gamers helped shape the end product.<p>Watching a game come together is like watching a cathedral self-assemble during a hurricane<p>Making a modern video game, like filming a blockbuster movie, is a profoundly complicated …

Bungie Thinking About Lord of the Rings-Sized Narrative for Destiny, Activision Says

J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy tome <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is regarded as one of the deepest and most finely crafted fantasies ever written. Achieving a similar level of depth and breadth is a goal that Bungie has in mind for its soon-to-be-released shooter, Destiny, according to Activision Publishing CEO …

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The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of September 2014

The last couple weeks have been weird for the video game universe.<p>#GamerGate has flooded Twitter and video game forums like NeoGaf and various sub-reddits.<p>Gamers and the gaming press have been actively embroiled in the video game culture war, with new hashtags springing up like …

Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

Violence on the decline in Mexico's war on drugs | DW | 07.09.2014

"Narcomensajes": the messages that Mexican drug cartels leave for their adversaries. These drug messages don't come through the mail, but are …

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Want to be happier? Buy video games

There has been research that measured the effects of buying things versus the effects of buying experiences, and the findings were that purchased experiences make us happier. So if you can buy a painting on one hand, or a trip to space on the other, the trip to space is going to do more for your …

Destiny: new game expected to draw 10 million players on its first day

It all began more than 20 years ago, in a cramped student flat in Chicago, where two friends, Jason Jones and Alex Seropian, programmed computer games from their living room and hand-assembled the boxes. But next week, Bungie, a company that has grown from a team of two to more than 500 employees, …

PowerX An Ultra Fast 1000mAh Power Bank

A high-capacity portable charger allows to charge multiple mobile devices on the go, but we have to spend over ten hours to recharge it. Have better …

Stop ruining my escapist fantasies, Sarkeesian haters

Earlier this year, I passed on buying <i>Watch Dogs</i>, a game I had been tentatively excited about for over a year. There were a lot of reasons for this, but one specific plot point clinched it: Aiden Pearce was yet another man motivated by villains killing a woman (or in this case, a girl) he cared …

PS3, PS4 and Vita Sales Hit A Major Milestone

There’s an interesting little tidbit contained in a recent video from Sony encouraging third-party manufacturers to make Playstation peripherals. In total, what we can consider the “current” Playstation platforms — Vita, PS4 and PS3 — have hit up to 100 million sales. That’s a solid ecosystem.<p>Of …

This Slick PS4 Controller Is for Professional Players Only

Hmm I'd need to see if it is anywhere near better than the original, which is fabulous on its own imho. Mostly things like this are just a gimick, if …

Ubisoft's The Division delayed to 2015

No mention was made as to why the delay was necessary, but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the publisher will share more details about the game during its E3 2014 media briefing next month.<p>Earlier this year, an anonymous source said The Division's 2014 release date was "laughable." Revealed at E3 …

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iOS 6 Upgrade Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Macworld Editors<p>iOS 6 has arrived, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to update their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let the editors at Macworld help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod …

Alien artist H.R. Giger dies at 74

H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and designer known for his iconic xenomorph design for the movie <i>Alien</i>, died this week at the age of 74, according to a report from the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.<p>Giger's death was reportedly the result of injuries sustained from a fall.<p>The …

7 Secret MGS5: Ground Zeroes Easter Eggs You Haven’t Found Yet

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is out now and, unsurprisingly, has been stuffed full of secrets and easter eggs by that crazy genius, Hideo …

Metal Gear

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

Photography

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - Freedom Cry review

Remember those "very special" episodes of a TV series where everything becomes serious for a show? Freedom Cry feels a little like one of those - a …

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Comes in a Barrel

New mega-set comes with 55 hours of special features and a brand new doc.<p>AMC and Sony Home Entertainment have announced the release of Breaking Bad: …

Exclusive: Upcoming ‘Borderlands 2’ DLC powers you up and sends you hunting for heads

After four chunky content packs, two add-on characters, and an assortment of downloadable character skins/heads, not to mention a core game that can …

Stunning Drawings by Slava Triptih

Creative Illustrations.<p>These are some creative drawings by Slava Triptih, an illustrator from Perm, Russia. Slava Triptih started drawing very early. …

Digital Art