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Surprise: Final Fantasy IX Is Out Now On Phones

Stealthy Square Enix snuck <i>Final Fantasy IX</i> out on iOS and Android this morning, and presumably it’ll be on Steam soon too.<p>This new version of the …

NASA releases even more of its fantastical space tourism posters

You might think NASA is a big bureaucratic agency that only operates according to rules, regulations, and process — and you'd mostly be right. But the space agency is also full of dreamers and thinkers like the ones who make up the design studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who were behind the …

Stew Science: Why You Shouldn't Cook Your Beef All Day

As anyone who has ever tried to eat at a dozen Nashville hot fried chicken joints in the course of one day can tell you, you absolutely <i>can</i> have too much of a good thing.<p>I used to be of the mindset that if cooking a stew for a long time is a good idea, then cooking it even longer is a better idea. I …

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BioWare writer David Gaider joins Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition studio as creative director

If I had to name the greatest achievement of writing in human history, I would say that honor should go to the person responsible for the character HK-47 in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I think developer Beamdog might agree with that.<p>The studio announced this morning that it has hired …

The Witness: how Jonathan Blow rejected game design rules to make a masterpiece

Most of the games industry would describe a seven-year development cycle as hell on Earth. It brings to mind tortured, much delayed projects like Duke Nukem Forever and Daikatana – the sort of games that sink studios. So when asking Jonathan Blow to describe the process of making The Witness, the …

Game Design

Star Wars: Commander is a big hit in China with 1M users in four days

CMGE, the big Chinese mobile game company, said that Star Wars: Commander has become a No. 1 hit in China, generating more than 1 million downloads in just four days. That shows that the Chinese have a growing appetite for Western content — and that Star Wars is a kind of universal …

We definitively solved the debate over whether you can still eat cheese with mold on it

This question is a controversial topic in the food world. Some people say they scrape the mold off cheese and eat it, while others won't touch it past the expiration date.<p>We consulted an expert to find out how long cheese is safe to eat.<p>Kantha Shelke, a food scientist for Corvus Blue LLC and …

If You Know Anything About Magic the Gathering...

by<p>Sethisto<p>You all know I love me some ponies. Sometimes ponies are used in the wrong situation though. Sometimes ancient, legendary treasures don't …

I Have no Mouth, and I Must Scream is now on mobile

Cult-classic sci-fi horror adventure I Have no Mouth, and I Must Scream has arrived on iOS and Android platforms.Based around the Harlan Ellison …

Photo of Original STAR TREK Enterprise Model With The Men Who Built It

These STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS VFX Reels Are So Cool

Vicis Zero1

Vicis is a new startup from Seattle trying to crack a tough market, sports helmets. Their debut helmet, called Zero1 and designed by Artefact, is a …

The history of cheddar cheese reflects the development of the U.S. food system

"We don't really think about it, but the history of cheddar has really affected American cheesemaking in general, and also just the food system …

Five Nights at Freddy's RPG Pulled From Sale, Will Be Free Upon Return

Following his recent admission that the game was released too early, FNaF World developer Scott Cawthon has pulled his latest release from Steam.<p>"Even though the game had a 'Very Positive' rating with 87%, I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting," Cawthon wrote on Steam …

What we know about Apple's VR plans

Apple may not have a virtual reality or augmented reality product on the market right now, but the company is definitely working on <i>something</i> related to those technologies.<p>Apple has spent a lot of time and energy on hiring, buying and designing potential devices over the past few years.<p>The company …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Games of the future will be developed by algorithms, not humans

<i>This article was taken from The WIRED World in 2016 -- our fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which our network of expert writers</i> …

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These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

A large, unknown 9th planet lurks in our solar system, evidence suggests

A huge planet thought to lurk on the outskirts of our solar system could upend the way we understand our cosmic neighborhood.<p>New evidence suggests …

What's Your Greatest Video Game Achievement?

Did you catch 'em all?

At luxury hotels, pets provide soothing experience – and a marketing opportunity

Marcus is working the room.<p>Part of a solicitous team working to create an impression of accommodating luxury, he greets guests in the plush lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A ripple passes through the teeming crowd of winter holiday makers. One by one their heads turn, sometimes …

Lost In Harmony Is One Of The Sweetest Rhythm Games I've Played

This carefree scene of teens sharing a skateboard ride is actually part of the touching tale of two friends coping when one is diagnosed with a …

We tried Samsung’s new virtual reality headset — it’s a must-buy if you have these phones

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Business Insider/Jeff Dunn</i> Let's get the verdict out of the way: If you have any interest in virtual reality, and you own a recent …

Anthropologie Is Selling a Rusty Trash Can for $100

We have officially reached Peak Shabby Chic.<p>Anthropologie, on its website, is selling a trash can. But not just any trash can. A design-forward trash can. A “West Village” trash can. The item—composed of matte, corrugated metal—is handmade, the site notes, and comes complete with either a …

West Village

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said.<p>The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, suggest …

Global Warming

Meet Ground Force One, the president's $1.1 million armored bus

The president has no shortage of transit options, from Air Force One and Marine One to Cadillac One. Now meet Ground Force One, the president's armored bus and the most recent edition to the presidential fleet.<p>We've compiled some of Ground Force One's most impressive features:

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15-Foot Gaming Screen Part of Nintendo World Store's Major Renovation

Nintendo has announced plans for a "major renovation" of its Nintendo World Store in Manhattan's Rockefeller Plaza. The store, the only one of its kind in the United States, will temporarily close on January 19 and then reopen with its "new look and new feel" on February 19, Nintendo announced this …

The dashboard of the future, and how you will use it, at CES 2016 (pictures)

Best Xbox One games for new owners

Xbox, on<p>Microsoft and the Xbox One had a rough start to this console generation, but they've really picked up steam since then. Along with the Xbox One S and the upcoming Project Scorpio, Microsoft has a slate of excellent console-exclusive games. All of that may have pushed you off the fence into …

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