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How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

Caribbean

Arcade Longplay [425] Black Tiger

Happy #thighhighthursday! #nsfw http://t.co/94ow8NGKfS

Adding a Cinematic Effect to Your Portraits in Adobe Photoshop

There is no shortage of ways to add interest and drama to your photographs using Photoshop, but giving them a cinematic feel is one of the more …

Chromebook

The Top 10 Most Badass 'Good Guys' in Modern Gaming - COGconnected

March 15, 2016<p>Share This<p>Who says you’ve got to be a good guy to well… be a good guy? Some of our favourite protagonists in games are the good guys …

Nintendo's rise from playing cards to video game goliath

Over at <i>Grantland</i>, Blake J. Harris writes a fascinating account of Nintendo's metamorphosis from playing card company to digital entertainment juggernaut. Among other things, the article delineates Nintendo's efforts at breaking into the American video games market, its legal battle with a Hollywood …

Mario Kart 8: The Kotaku Review

“Everyone has fond memories of the <i>Mario Kart</i> series” reads a blurb in the review materials for the eighth game in the series. Up until now, I really …

Retrogaming

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Mario Kart 8 Proves Nintendo Is The Game Maker For Grown-Ups

I think <i>Mario Kart 8</i> is just about the most mature game I’ve played this year. I know readers won’t like this article. They’ll disagree. For some reason it seems to have become cool to hate Nintendo. I’m alone in my adoration and it is mostly because I write from a father’s perspective. I’m sure my …

Vita Slim vs. original Vita: Should you upgrade?

Sony has finally launched its first redesign to the PlayStation Vita in the US. Should you ditch your old handheld for a new one?<p>Nintendo has made a mint off of re-releasing its various consoles, so it seems only reasonable that Sony would follow in its footsteps. The PSP saw a slimmer redesign …

Mario Kart 8 made my kids put down their iPods, and that's worth celebrating

Last week my daughter asked if she could play some games on her iPod. We control gaming time with an iron fist in my house, it happens after homework, after dinner, after the younger kids are asleep and in limited quantities. So they take the time spent gaming very seriously. I told her she could …

Grand Theft Auto trilogy launches for Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire

Three of Rockstar Games' best-selling Grand Theft Auto games featured in <i>Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy</i> are now now available for Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, the developer announced today.<p>The Grand Theft Auto trilogy includes <i>Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto: San</i> …

Can a Chromebook Replace Your Laptop?

Living with the Chromebook Pixel.<p>For years, my daily computer was a commendably-powered and somewhat pricey Asus gaming laptop, but after natural …

Ubisoft Hopes to Sell Over 6 Million Copies of Watch Dogs

The long-delayed AAA game will be here on May 27.<p>Ubisoft is targeting over 6.3 million copies sold for its upcoming game, Watch Dogs.<p>CEO Yves …

Daily Deals: Far Cry 4 Pre-order, Action Movie Blu-rays, Disney Infinity Super Pack

Get the most from your Blu-ray player and gaming pre-orders.<p><i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for bargains on things you actually want from</i> …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

Samsung releases Slacker-powered Milk Music free for high-end Galaxy phones

A premium ad-free radio service that doesn't cost a dime<p>In case you can't find what you need from other free Internet Radio services, Samsung has …