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Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game console ever in the U.S.

Nintendo has managed to sell so many of its Nintendo Switch console that it’s become not only its own fastest-selling console, but also the fastest selling in the U.S. ever, beating the record set by the Wii back during its launch. The Switch has sold over 4.8 million units in its first 10 months …

Gaming

Zelda Williams Recalls Growing Up Playing the Video Game Her Father Named Her After

The daughter of Robin Williams, who shares a name with the titular princess in Nintendo's 'Legend of Zelda' series, recently played a marathon …

Retrogaming

The Best Way to Wear Your Hair This Winter Is Also The Laziest

Yes, there are haircuts other than the buzz cut<p>For months now, we’ve been singing the praises of snipping one’s hair into a buzz cut. And for good reason: it’s an extremely versatile style that can be dressed up or down at a moment’s notice, requiring only a change in wardrobe to transition from …

Ranking the Final Fantasy Games

Yes, we know we like XII more than you.<p>Few video game franchises have remained as consistently incredible as Final Fantasy. For nearly 30 years, each …

Final Fantasy

Nine Underappreciated JRPGs That Are Worth Your Time

You’ve heard of <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>. Everyone’s already told you to play <i>Chrono Trigger</i>. But what about the lesser-known JRPGs? What about the gems that …

Retrogaming

Why Video Games Should Hurt Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.<p>I can be stabbed, poisoned, and fall from a balcony, but still, in <i>Dark Souls</i>, the so-called toughest of the tough games, I can run, …

Mental Health

The anime-style English teacher Japan has fallen in love with has a live-action version too

After going head-over-heels for the illustrated <b>Ellen-sensei</b>, fans are startled to see her being portrayed by <b>an actual human being</b>.<p>Just a week ago, …

Anime

Replacement for Overwatch "Butt Pose" Revealed

In March, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it would replace Overwatch's controversial "butt pose" for the character Tracer. Now, the replacement for the animation victory has been revealed.<p>Posted on NeoGAF, the new animation focuses less on Tracer's backside than the previous version. You can …

'Legend of Zelda' fans, check out Google Maps today for a cute surprise

Google Maps has a neat little easter egg today for fans of Nintendo's <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> video game. Pegman, the yellow figure that you drag onto the …

Pokemon is 20: You tell us what your favourite video game is

<b>The Pokemon video game franchise turned 20 on Saturday, with gamers celebrating two decades of monster-catching.</b><p>The game was launched by a Japanese company back in 1996, and it grew to be one of the most successful video games of all time.<p>The series started as a black and white game on a hand held …

Pokémon

Pokémon turns 20 after two decades of capturing our hearts

Pikachu, Squirtle, Charizard, and all their of friends turn 20 years old today.<p>On this day in 1996, Pokémon Red and Green came out in Japan for the Game Boy. It spawned a series that has sold over 200 million copies. But Pokémon’s reach goes far beyond video games, as it has also inspired a cartoon …

Panda Cub Bei Bei Is Unamused by Snow at National Zoo in DC

Cute panda cub Bei Bei recently got his first snow experience at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC, ahead of the big blizzard on the …

Cute Animals

Saint Bernard Rescued After Falling Into Frozen Lake

Saint Bernards usually have a reputation of rescuing people. But in Virginia, it was the other way around.<p>According to the Fairfax County Fire and …

Pets

Deer Prance Through Empty Snow-Covered Streets in Washington, D.C.

Four deer pranced through the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Cleveland Park early Saturday as a potentially historic snowstorm descended upon the …

Snowstorms

Massive Snowstorm Covers East Coast as Seen From Space

The nor'easter hitting the East Coast this weekend is truly blanketing a large part of the country.<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted an image of the …

New York City

The Best Recipes, Netflix Shows and More for When You're Snowbound

When a massive snowstorm strikes the East Coast this weekend, many are planning to avoid the messy roads and instead hunker down inside.<p>But what do …

Cooking

Blizzard 2016 Goes to the Dogs

While the first major winter storm of 2016 may have forced most people in the eastern United States to retreat into their homes, canines have been …

Weather

One Engaged Couple Braved the Nor'easter for Awesome Photo Shoot

One brave D.C.-area couple decided to trek out into this weekend's massive nor'easter to capture the perfect wintry engagement photos.<p>Although …

Tractor-Trailer

The Fat-Loss Metaconda Workout | Men's Health

Why the hell would I call it that?<p>This type of workout is designed to improve metabolic conditioning, commonly referred to as “MetCon” by fitness junkies.<p>And anacondas are the largest snakes in the world.<p>So fuse MetCon with anaconda, and you get “Metaconda”— a sweaty snake of a workout that …

The Fat-Frying Kettlebell Workout from Hell | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Here’s how to do it: Grab a heavy kettlebell. Perform 20 swings, and then do a 30-second suitcase carry with the weight in your left hand.<p>Stop, and immediately perform 20 more …

Smoke Your Hips and Legs with the Threaded Lunge | Men's Health

<b>Related:</b> Try the Get Back in Shape DVD—30-Minute Cardio and Muscle Workouts That Will Transform Your Body<p>You can plug the threaded lunge into a total-body circuit as one of your lower-body exercises.<p>Or you can use it as a fat-loss finisher on your next leg day. Do as many reps as possible in 40 …

One-Dumbbell Upper-Body Workout | Men's Health

You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on the minute for 10 minutes straight. Then you’ll follow the same protocol for single-arm supported rows.<p>The routine packs a ton of chest and back work into a short amount of time, says Gaddour.<p>And since you’re working each side of …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Fitness

For Silent Hills, Kojima and Del Toro Were Working With Noted Horror Manga Artist

If you weren't already disappointed enough over the cancellation of Silent Hills, Guillermo del Toro made things a little worse this weekend, particularly if you're a fan of horror manga.<p>On Twitter, the director--who was working on the new Silent Hill along with Metal Gear mastermind Hideo …

Horror manga legend Junji Ito was working on Kojima and del Toro's canceled Silent Hills

In yet another sign that the world is a terrible, cruel place that will only ever disappoint us, Guillermo del Toro has revealed that his canceled <i>Silent Hill</i> reboot with <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> creator Hideo Kojima had another illustrious collaborator: Junji Ito. If you're not familiar with Ito's work, …

Manga

Five things you need to know about Obon--one of Japan's biggest holidays 【Videos & more】

If the idea of your loved ones leaving this earth never to return again seems unfair, then you should consider the Japanese view of the afterlife. …

Japan

Feast your eyes on yet more adorable 8-bit GIFs depicting daily life in Japan

A while back, we shared a series of super-cute 8-bit GIFs created by talented Tumblr user 1041uuu which depict <b>everyday scenes of life in</b> <b>Japan</b> in a …

Japan

Niece of famous Taiwanese 80s singer capturing hearts in Japan

If you’re one of the, I don’t know…two? three?… people who both read our humble site regularly and who are also really into <b>Japanese Bubble Era love</b> …

This little tyke taking on a sumo wrestler is the cutest thing you'll see today 【Video】

Sumo wrestlers. They’re big, strong, and pretty intimidating. Even though they might be quick to smile and friendlier than your average bear, we …

Nintendo made a crazy 3DS strategy game about Abe Lincoln fighting aliens

It’s called Codename Steam, and it’s pretty great<p>Intelligent Systems is one of Nintendo's more renowned internal development studios, and it's especially known for making one thing very well: great strategy games. The studio’s hits range from <i>Fire Emblem</i> to <i>Advance Wars</i>, so it's no real surprise that …