Michael Pennington

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Watch Kilian Bron’s Wild Descent on Farwell Canyon in 360

The French freeride star shows off his crazy-cool solo flow<p>French freeride star Kilian Bron has a new video out, and it makes us feel like <i>we’re</i> the ones zipping down a gnarly mountain descent into a scenic river valley.<p>Bron, with sponsor Red Bull, took to the stunning landscapes of Farwell Canyon …

Mountain Biking

M.I.A's self-shot documentary is finally out – but is she unhappy?

The first images of <i>MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A</i>, Steve Loveridge’s long-awaited documentary about the rapper and singer-songwriter M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasm), show swirling green lights coming in and out of focus while a young woman talks about directing, performing and being in front of a camera. Some …

Hear Dr. Octagon’s First Song in 22 Years ‘Octagon Octagon’

Dr. Octagon, the alien time-traveling gynecologist persona of rapper Kool Keith, unveiled his first new song in 22 years, “Octagon Octagon.” The …

KRS-One

KRS-One is an American rapper from the Bronx who rose to fame in the mid-80s as part of the Boogie Down Productions crew with DJ Scott La …

Rakim

Rakim is an American rapper who is considered one of the greatest MCs of all time. As one half of the famous hip hop duo, Eric B. & Rakim, his …

A Toast to Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop Pioneer, Turntable Wizard and Superhero DJ

At 60 years old, the DJ pioneer is still a beacon of youthful enthusiasm for what hip-hop has been and continues to be.<p>The term “old school” can …

How Warframe built an ethical free-to-play economy

It’s easier than it looks, but that doesn’t make it easy<p>Digital Extremes has a long history in gaming, from working on the <i>Unreal</i> and <i>Unreal Tournament</i> franchises to creating the multiplayer component for <i>Bioshock 2</i>.<p>It wasn’t enough.<p>The team realized the publisher model was going to end up costing …

Massive Attack really aren’t happy with Pete Tong

"Nostalgia nightmare roadshow"<p>Massive Attack have hit out at Pete Tong for covering their seminal single ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ for his ‘Ibiza …

Overwatch’s toxic community is killing the game - can it ever be fixed?

Blizzard is spending more time attempting to fix the Overwatch community than improving the game.<p>It’s no secret Overwatch has a troll problem. …

Warframe beginner’s guide: How to survive your first 10 hours

Don’t be overwhelmed!<p><i>Warframe</i> is an intimidating game. Sure, it’s a wildly popular and ridiculously fun free-to-play third-person shooter on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but its accessibility and popularity doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into.<p>New players can feel overwhelmed after four …

Why didn’t anyone tell me Warframe is now the perfect game?

This isn’t OK. How did this happen.<p>Playing <i>Warframe</i> in the year of our Steve 2017 is quite the experience.<p>The game began its life as a mediocre third-person free-to-play shooter on the PlayStation Whichever and was promptly forgotten. But the developers continued to work on it. And update it. And …

Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail

It's not unusual for new mountain bikes to be unveiled at the Crankworx festival in Whistler, British Columbia. What certainly <i>is</i> unusual, though, is …

The craziest DPS builds of all time

Damage dealing is the most selfish of gaming roles. It's not about mending the wounds of your buddies or taunting off the bullies attempting to harm …

Warframe in 2017 is a shooter at the crossroads between art and business

Here's the thing: it is cool to slide along on your bum while firing a rifle. It is also cool to transition from bum-slide into accelerating leap, to …

Why Blizzard welcomes some mods and sues others

Blizzard’s legal history of protecting its IP while allowing you to mod their games<p>Blizzard Entertainment has produced some of the most beloved and enduring multiplayer games in the industry. From <i>Warcraft</i> to <i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Starcraft</i> to <i>Overwatch</i>, and everything in between, the studio has in many …

Engineering

Surprise, You Can Play Overwatch's New Tank Hero, Orisa, Right Now

When <i>Overwatch</i> debuted its last hero, fans had to slog through a seemingly endless ARG that ended with a somewhat deflating reveal of Sombra, a cool character, but one whose arrival was dragged out to the point of absurdity. Now, that’s all changed. Just a couple weeks after teasing a new hero in …

'Overwatch' Season 4 brings a server browser and tweaked respawns

Big news for <i>Overwatch</i> players: Season 4 has begun and a bevy of changes and additions have arrived alongside it. First up, the competitive shooter's server browser. It's live! This means that from here on out, you can set your own parameters for how you want to play. Up for "total mayhem" in the …

Is Overwatch's New Hero Really An 11-Year-Old Girl?

Last week, Blizzard posted a curious message in the <i>Overwatch</i> forums, that “24 isn’t who you think.” Many fans took that to mean that Blizzard was implying that Doomfist was not going to be the game’s 24th hero. The character was never confirmed as next on the agenda, with fans really only …

Dave Brailsford appears to be losing his grip as hands spin out of control | Richard Williams

It was as if some unseen hand had surreptitiously turned the relevant dial way past the optimum setting<p>Early on a July morning in 2012 a small figure in black cycling kit left the village of Vielha, on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, and set off along the quiet two‑lane road towards the Col du …

8v8 "too chaotic" for standard Overwatch, say Blizzard

Ever since 3v3 mode made its debut in the Overwatch Arcade, it got people wondering about other player numbers, not just for that throwaway mode, but …

PC Gaming

How Blizzard coped with World of Warcraft's blood plague and other early disasters

If you stepped into the dwarven capital of Ironforge on September 13, 2005, you would find only bones. Lots of bones. The city, along with every …

World of Warcraft

The Physics of Playing a Guitar Visualized: Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Viewed from Inside the Guitar

Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed. While the first 30 seconds of the video above may resemble an amateur iPhone prank, it soon becomes …

DJ QBert || 2014 DMC NYC Regional || Showcase

Overwatch Character Guide: Abilities And Strategy Tips

With 22 heroes to choose from, there’s a lot of variety to Overwatch. Each hero has their own abilities, strengths, and strategies that really make …

The story of C'Thun: how a WoW boss drove raiders to madness

It’s funny that Hearthstone dedicated its latest expansion to the chittering minions of the Old Gods. These Cthulhu-inspired monstrosities are drawn …

World of Warcraft

Has Heaven Opened? Because a Track Featuring Nas, J Dilla and Madlib Has Been Released

The track appears ahead of J Dilla's upcoming posthumous album 'The Diary'.<p><i>Image via Wikimedia</i><p>You know how every rap nerd wants to bore you by delving headfirst into the semantics of how, like, ugh, <i>Illmatic</i> is the greatest rap album of all time? And then, when they're finished with that, they're …

The rise of Mo'Wax founder James Lavelle — and the record industry that fell with him

Lavelle started seminal trip-hop label Mo'Wax in 1992, at the age of 18. By 1996, the label had released Shadow's classic debut <i>Endtroducing...</i> and Lavelle and Davis began collaborating as UNKLE. More of a series of A&R coups (hence the film's title) than a traditional musical outfit, UNKLE …

Rap & Hip-Hop