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I Accidentally Took Someone’s Virginity

Every winter, our company sends a select few upstate for this mid-year conference. I was making my fourth consecutive trip for our outlet, mostly …

'Destiny' Stats Remind Us Just How Casual The Playerbase Really Is

In this, my five hundredth post about Destiny in the last six months, it’s time to stop and discuss a simple truth. You, me, the people who are still playing Destiny and care enough to read this kind of article are in a very, very tiny minority of players.<p>Just how tiny? Now we have some idea, …

Playlist

How to build a kick-ass Paladin deck for free in Hearthstone

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>There are tons of ways to play every character class in Hearthstone<i>.</i> There is no best way to build a single deck, so this is not an end-all-be-all guide but …

BattleCry | Polygon E3 2014

Read these too!<p>Xbox at E3 2014: All the news collected just for you<p>Ubisoft at E3 2014: Everything we know, collected in one stream<p>PlayStation at E3 2014: All the news, videos and reveals<p>Bethesda Softworks and developer BattleCry Studios attempt to answer that thought exercise with <i>BattleCry</i>, a …

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

The 7 Stages Of Getting Asked Out By A Stranger

It just happened to me. Right now. Just before I started writing a different, rather more pretentious post on how to order the ultimate “<i>that guy”</i> …

Understanding The “Catholic Schoolgirl” Fetish

The sins of the Catholic Church are without peer in the wretched annals of Western Civilization. Although the papacy is thankfully in decline, it …

How One Book Helped Me Win $500,000

After receiving a ton of flak in the comments from the last article I wrote titled “Three Books Worth More than Your College Education,” it was …

A Face is Always Easier to Forget Than A Song

You’ve sat in your bed watching reruns of Sex and the City and scooping down pints of Ben & Jerry’s with your best friend on frigid winter nights. …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Woody Allen

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions

This could make the typical job interview "the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life," writes Vicky Oliver in her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions<p>But you can be prepared ahead of time. We've compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver's book — and how …

30 Ways To Make Your 20s Better

1. Accept that you can’t please everybody, and then decide which select few opinions and feelings you value enough to try and satisfy.<p>2. Recognize …

7 Days to Die blends the open world zombie genre with RPG and sandbox elements

Indie developer The Fun Pimps' <i>7 Days to Die</i> aims for a different take on the open world zombie genre, adding Minecraft-like sandbox mechanics as well as elements of shooters, role-playing games, tower defense and survival horror to create a mash-up genre the team calls "Survival Horde."<p><i>7 Days to …

7 Grand Steps coming to PC and Mac June 7

<i>7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat</i>, developer Mousechief's video game tour of Western civilization, will be released on Windows PC and Mac June 7.<p>The Independent Games Festival-nominated title will be available for $15 on Steam and Mousechief.com. The strategy game uses board game mechanics, text …

Pid creators developing a new game where you play as a mother badger

The developers of <i>Pid</i> and <i>Bionic Commando: Rearmed</i>, are creating a game that places players in the role of a mother badger protecting her cubs in the wilderness.<p>The third-person adventure game requires players to look for shelter and hunt food — such as foxes — while protecting their litter from …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

'Pathfinder Roleplaying Game' Beginner Box Review: The Perfect Introduction To d20 Gaming

<i>The Pathfinder Beginner Box is a great introduction to Paizo’s roleplaying game and to d20 tabletop gaming.</i><p>When Wizards of the Coast opened up the core rules for their 3.X version of Dungeons & Dragons under the Open Gaming License (OGL) a new era of d20-based games was born.<p>Indies sprang up out of …

If Video Games Were Drugs, DDR Would Be Ecstacy

What if video games were drugs?<p>Then we'd all be screwed.<i>Dorkly</i> seems to have the answer for the closest parallels of what games would be which …

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking | The Art of Manliness

“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men …

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in …

How to Get a Drink at a Busy Bar | The Art of Manliness

<b>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM’s resident bartender, Mike Hagan. Mr. Hagan has previously written on classic cocktails and</b> …

To Succeed in Work and Life, Be a T-Shaped Man | The Art of Manliness

Like almost every boy who grew up in the 80s, I thought Mr. T was the man. What wasn’t there to like about him? He was big, strong, and had a cool …

Roadmap to Buying Your First Home | The Art of Manliness

Almost two years ago, I became a homeowner.<p>I had no idea what I was getting myself into when Kate and I decided we were ready to buy a home. I …

How to Make Friends in a New City | The Art of Manliness

Every year, roughly 15% of the population of America relocates. If we expand that to a five-year period, that number balloons to 40%. Most moves are …