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Here's What The Day One Nintendo Switch System Update Will Do

I wonder if the midnight launch timeframe in a big region like USA will cause servers to slowdown or crash with everyone downloading the update at …

The board hoard: your monthly guide to the best new board games

Every month we round up the best new tabletop games. This time: Adrenaline, Kanagawa and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen<p>Welcome to our regular round-up of the best new tabletop games. This month we’re expressing our artistic flair through classical Japanese painting, engaging in …

Board Games

Board Game of the Year

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Board Game of the Year<p>/ January 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM / Blog, Tabletop Games, Tabletop Opinions<p>Regardless of the way the rest …

What Do Survival Horror and 'Dungeons & Dragons' have in Common? Dread.

Tabletop RPGs may not be known for getting the same scares as old Silent Hill games. But 'Dread' gets there.<p>The Dungeons and Dragons series has been around for a long, long time. The pen and paper roleplaying franchise is as old, if not older, than the medium of video games. In a way, D&D has …

Kingdom Death: Monster is the Everest of board games

Its graphic art style and wider universe detract from the masterful gameplay<p><b>This article is absolutely NSFW.</b><p>On my kitchen table was the ass end of a giant demon bird. I was inspecting its empty orifice, comparing it to a photo on my iPad. The directions said that I had to glue a tiny lump of human …

Non-scientist video gamers' RNA insights captured in peer-reviewed publication - Scope

Five years ago, I wrote about the advent of a new interactive online video game, then called EteRNA (and now simply Eterna), that lets non-scientist …

How to win at Street Fighter 5

Despite being designed for new players, Street Fighter 5 is a difficult game to master. That’s why we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide that will …

Real-World Pokemon Gym Opening in Japan

Pokemon fans in Japan will soon get to visit a real-world Pokemon Gym. The gym, which its creator Sanoyas Interaction is calling a "hands-on edutainment facility," will open in Osaka on November 19.<p>It's called the Pokemon Expo Gym. According to an Inside Games report (translated by Siliconera), …

Pokémon

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Review Roundup

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes represents the rare excursion into multiplayer for the Zelda franchise. But how does it hold up compared with what we expect from a single-player Zelda game? We've rounded up some of the first reviews to give you an idea of what to expect.<p>Tri Force Heroes is …

Legend of Zelda

Mass Effect is becoming a 4D theme park attraction in California

<i>Star Wars</i> isn't the only galaxy-spanning sci-fi series to be getting its own theme park experience. Video game developer BioWare announced last night that <i>Mass Effect</i>, its epic space opera RPG trilogy, would become the inspiration for an upcoming attraction at California's Great America park. The …

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

Immune System

Volkswagen Fraud Is Getting Worse, And This Is Just The Beginning

VW isn't the only car company getting scruitinized<p>The scale of the Volkswagen emissions fraud is expanding, a black, dirty sinkhole that is dragging a spirit of innovation, the CEO, billions of dollars, and millions of cars into an inescapable mire. And, over a week after the initial revelation, …

MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn energy from the sun into chemical energy that can be stored for a cloudy day - a process known as photosynthesis.<p>It took Peidong Yang, a chemist at UC Berkeley, about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconductor …

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Starwars House by MOON HOON Architects

Turning childhood fantasies into livable homes, Korean architecture firm MOON HOON has created the<p>Turning childhood fantasies into livable homes, Korean architecture firm MOON HOON has created the ‘Starwars House’ for a family in Yongin-si. The three-floor home pays visual homage to a certain …

Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Announced

Coming October 6.<p>Dragon Age: Inquisition will be receiving a Game of the Year Edition next month, Electronic Arts and BioWare have …

Gaming

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village Recreated in Unreal 4

Gorgeous.<p>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's iconic village has been reimagined using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4.<p>See Kakariko Village rendered in …

Retrogaming

BBC launches Doctor Who Game Maker to help teach principles of game design

The BBC has launched a new Doctor Who Game Maker tool, letting fans of the perennially popular show create and share their own games featuring the time-travelling doctor.<p>For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British science fiction series first produced by the BBC in 1963, and has emerged as one of …

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Watch a Doom designer's take on Super Mario Maker

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Tom Hall is already a game design legend, after co-founding id Software and Ion Storm and helping create <i>Wolfenstein 3D</i> and <i>Doom</i>. Now, he's brought his talents to the significantly less gory world of <i>Super Mario Maker</i> with a level called "FIND 15 1UPs …

Learn to draw world maps from one of D&D's best cartographers

Jared Blando is an accomplished concept artist and cartographer. Over the past few years, he's worked quite a bit with the team behind the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, creating the maps for both <i>The Hoard of the Dragon Queen</i> and <i>The Rise of Tiamat</i> campaign books. Now, he's written a …

How Unlocks Work in Super Mario Maker - IGN Video

A new video from Nintendo explains how to unlock every building block in the level builder.

Gaming

How to invest in shares with a 99.4pc chance of success

This chart highlights the golden rule investors need to follow to make money from the stock market<p>We are constantly reminded that investing is a long-term game. This chart shows just how true that is.<p>It shows the probability of making money from the UK stock market since 1965 if the shares were …

Investing

5 Defensive High-Yield Dividends That Should Withstand the Next Stock Market Correction

Investors may have found a breather as the new week got off to a start, but the reality is that some investors started to get nervous after more than …