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Seven Quality Of Life Changes 'Fallout 4' Needs Immediately

<i>Fallout 4</i> has only been out a day, but I’m one of the lucky few who have been playing it for nearly two weeks now. After about 70 hours, there are fewer and fewer unexplored locations on my map, and I’m approaching level 50 rather quickly.<p>As such, I’ve had plenty of time to think about a few small …

The Moneyless Man who gave up on cash and embraced foraging and farming

Mark Boyle chose to go without money for three years. Now he has begun a community smallholding that is as cash-free as possible – and is opening the world’s first free pub<p>Mark Boyle proved how, in a world dominated by money, he could live in Britain surviving entirely without cash – by bartering, …

Agriculture

'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' Style Review Events Are Part Of The Problem

Let’s talk about game review media events—tightly organized, often somewhat lavish press events where the gaming media is holed up inside some nice hotel for a few days to review a game. This is what was on offer for <i>Metal Gear Solid V</i>.<p>The only reviews for <i>MGSV: The Phantom Pain</i> you’ll be able to …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Review

Tactical Espionage Excellence<p><i>Editor's Note: Review updated on 10/15/2015 to include impressions of Metal Gear Online.</i><p>I had planned it all very …

Connecting The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Deadpool Theorem

As a fan of Marvel comic book adapted movies in general, I as well as millions of others have seen both the Marvel Studios produced Marvel Cinematic …

I was there when The Witcher 3 launched

<i>I was there when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched. For three days I was in the eye of the storm of perhaps the biggest game launch I'm ever likely</i> …

The Witcher

This small company wants to be Marvel 2.0 — and they just might do it

Together, the three of them — Dinesh Shamdasani, Gavin Cuneo, and Russell Brown —represented the corporate leadership of Valiant Entertainment, a small comics publisher with gigantic ambition.<p>They might even have a shot at realizing that ambition, with a recent nine-figure investment from the …

Until Dawn: the surprising ambition and curious fear of Supermassive Games | Polygon

Mountains

The Most Depressing Theories On What Limbo Means

Limbo isn’t a straightforward adventure. It’s confusing. But it’s a good kind of confusing that inspires people to band together and try to solve its …

Quantum Mechanics

Alpha build of Skyrim total conversion mod Enderal looks flippin' terrific

Enderal is the sequel to a very popular Oblivion mod, and it’s growing closer by the day.<p>We’ve talked about Enderal – The Shards of Order before but …

The Elder Scrolls

The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city

Confined to their New York apartment by their parents, the Angulos learned about the world from their father’s movie collection. As new documentary The Wolfpack tells their extraordinary story, we take them on a tour of a London they already know – thanks to James Bond, Austin Powers and the Spice …

Metal Gear Solid 2: The first postmodern video game

In the design document for Metal Gear Solid 2, written in the months following MGS's success, there is a section explaining the concept of 'Absolute …

Metal Gear

The Chinese Room: A look behind Britain's boldest studio

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's co-director Jessica Curry is not your typical video game developer. Having a background as a film composer is one …

Game Development

Scalebound: Platinum Action With Deep RPG Systems – IGN First

Dragon customization, skill points, and more.<p>Traditionally, Platinum Games has been in the business of comically over-the-top action, the …

Here's the 1st trailer for Quentin Tarantino's ultraviolent next movie, 'The Hateful Eight'

This post-Civil War tale looks at a group of bounty hunters taking shelter in a lodge during a massive blizzard. But when one of them shows up with a captive who is worth a lot of money dead or alive, the plotting and deception begins.<p>Tarantino's latest writing-directing effort stars Kurt Russell, …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

Entertainment

Box Office: 4 Reasons 'Fantastic Four' Flamed Out

Well, the results are in and the news is “grimm.” 20th Century Fox’s much-discussed <i>Fantastic Four</i> arrived this weekend not with a bang but with a horrifying whimper, opening with just $26.2 million for the weekend. There isn’t much precedent for a major comic book superhero movie opening this …

Police force gives cannabis users green light to grow drugs

<b>Update: Police are 'turning a blind eye' to cannabis across the country</b><p>Cannabis users in County Durham who grow the drug for their own consumption will no longer be targeted by the police after the force declared the illegal activity was not a priority.<p>In a move, which will be seen as a further …

Play horror game 'The Flock' before it shuts down forever

<i>The Flock</i> is a competitive horror game attached to a ticking clock. Every player is a monster collectively called the Flock, and they're all after the Artifact, a light-filled item that transforms whomever holds it into a new creature. The goal is to hold the Artifact for the longest stretch of …

'Minecraft' meets 'Grand Theft Auto V' in space

Imagine: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, reclines behind a desk built out of spare rocket ship parts. A gleaming saber rests to his right. Sean Murray, founder of the independent development studio Hello Games, sits across from him, chatting about Hello's new title, <i>No Man's Sky</i>. There's …

Grand Theft Auto

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is like an open-world, playable Game of Thrones

<i>Wild Hunt</i> once again stars series hero Geralt, who comes from a line of supernaturally powerful monster hunters called witchers. He's basically a genetically engineered problem solver: he travels the world aiding everyone, from kings to peasants, armed with magic spells, superhuman strength, and …

Game of Thrones

Please, Steam Dinosaur Game, Don't Suck

Goodness gracious, <i>ARK: Survival Evolved</i> looks cool. So of course, I’m worried.<p>I don’t mean to sound cynical, but well, we’ve been here before. A …

games

How Konami accidentally made P.T. the coolest game of all time

Konami is trying really, really hard to make you forget that P.T. ever existed. That plan is backfiring.<p>In the wake of <i>Silent Hills'</i> cancellation, Konami has done virtually everything in its power to scrub <i>P.T.</i>'s existence from the face of the planet. First, it quietly revealed plans to remove the …

Avant-garde

The Witcher 3's latest trailer makes heads roll ... literally

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>'s newest trailer, released today by developer CD Projekt Red, reminds us of an old adage: "Don't make Geralt angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry."<p>Is that not how the saying goes? Regardless, Geralt of Rivia is here to rid the world of evil, and nothing will get in …

Earth - Ten giant animals that are long since dead

Today Earth is home to the heaviest animal that has ever lived: the blue whale. As far as we know, no past animal has ever weighed more. But some have been longer.<p>While the large dinosaurs tend to grab more than their fair share of attention, there have been many other giant animals that we will …

Game Design Deep Dive: One-hit kills in Titan Souls

<i>Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in</i> …

The best PC hardware for Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5: we've tested and benchmarked the title on every single-chip enthusiast-level graphics card on the market right now. It's been …

Computer Hardware

Super Cool Trailer for THE BOY AND THE BEAST Anime Film

Game mods can now be sold on the Steam Workshop for real money

Valve is updating Steam today to allow users to charge real money for game mods on the Steam Workshop, starting with <i>Skyrim</i> and rolling out to other …