Rob Regal

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The Year In JRPGs, 2016

I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that this was one of the most significant years for Japanese role-playing games in recent history, …

Final Fantasy

Retro Video Game Review – The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

<b>Jordan Jones reviews The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link…</b><p>What was it about the second installments of major NES franchises? <b>Super Mario</b> …

Retrogaming

Donald Trump: John Legend and David Axelrod spar on Real Time

While guesting on the season finale of <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i> on Friday, John Legend got into a heated discussion with CNN political commentator …

Singapore Could Soon Be Dubbed “The World’s first smart city”

Smartphones, smart lighting, smart sensors, smart cars; the list goes on. In a world where technology is advancing at the speed of light, it’s …

Playstation 4 Is Easily Going To Cross 100 Million Units

The PS4 is currently the most successful console on the market- it’s nearly sold 50 million units, and with the launch of the PS4 Pro, the PS4 Slim, …

What It's Like to Be the Daughter of a Notorious Gangster

Growing up in Badran, a rough neighborhood in central Yogyakarta, Indonesia, it took Wulan Mayastika a while to realize that things about her father just didn't add up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia</i><p>It wasn't one big shocking event that made Wulan Mayastika first wonder about her …

Crime

Never mind the baubles: why the best Christmas films are darker than December

Festive tales about the comforts of family don’t work unless the joy is spiked with pain – from Dickens to Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life<p>For many, Christmas means movies. For the analog generation, who grew up before the home-entertainment revolution, iTunes, DVDs or even VHS rental, Christmas was …

Northern Europe

Microsoft Surface Pro 5

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to launch the new Surface Pro 5 in January 2017. Fans were expecting the debut of the new hybrid PC …

Tupac Shakur's Most Socially Conscious Lyrics: 10 Times He Was at His Most Woke

Tupac Shakur contained multitudes. He was a brilliant poet, a highly trained and skilled actor, advocate and free-thinker. He’s also the man who …

Best Nikon DSLR Cameras for Beginners

February 23, 2018<p><b>15</b> Views <b>0</b><p>When your love for photography changes from informal to serious, you’re likely going to make the move from point-and-shoot …

Cameras

People Are Already Frustrated At Nintendo For Their Lack Of Stock For The NES Classic

NES classic

Henry Louis Gates on Trump: “That election clearly represented a backlash against the progress black people have made since 1965″

The Harvard historian tells a tale of “Soul Train” and the election of Obama, crack and urban riots — and Trump<p>It’s been the best of times, as well as the worst of times: For black Americans, the years since Martin Luther King’s leadership of the civil rights movement have been some of the most …

Black History

9 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Brands often work tirelessly to leverage social media in order to boost online visibility and revenue. They want more clicks, more likes, and they want to create a positive user experience.<p>But what happens when a brand is a person instead of a company? When it’s just you, you need to take a …

Public Relations

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

Nineteen Ninety-Sex: The Year Of Rap's Femme Fatales

<i>“I used to be scared of the dick / Now I throw lips to the shit, handle it like a real bitch”</i><p>Lil’ Kim was 22-years-old on November 12, 1996, when she …

Broken, Defaced, Unseen: The Hidden Black Female Figures of Western Art

If you look closely enough, you’ll find that museums are invisible graveyards.<p>In Italy, in Florence, hangs Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus_,_” perhaps one of the world’s most celebrated paintings. The goddess Venus stands naked inside a tremendous scallop shell, gliding along the waters, riding …

Michelle Obama

How the 2016 Election Exposed America's Racial and Cultural Divides

The 2016 election exposed an America of deep divides over race, ethnicity and culture — a nation carved into two large coalitions, roughly equal in size but radically different in demographics and desires.<p>Those contrasts were brought into sharp relief in the hours after Donald Trump was elected …

Government

Top 10 Hip Hop Songs Against Police Brutality

There’s a long tradition of protest songs against misconduct by police, even way before Hip Hop. From J.B. Lenoir’s “Alabama Blues” in 1965 to Marvin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Amazon Opens Black Friday Shop Early (AMZN) | Investopedia

If you’re looking forward to this year’s Black Friday Deals from Amazon (AMZN), you can get started early. In a countdown event, the giant online …

Shopping

5 Reasons People Stay in Unhappy Relationships

Some people make a choice to stay with a partner even though they declare themselves to be extremely unhappy in the relationship. They may be married …

Relationships

Mini NES is gone? Here are some Nintendo backup options

If you need your retro Nintendo fix and the NES Classic is nowhere to be found, there are a few alternatives to consider.<p>Bad news: The Mini NES is impossible to find. This year's hot retro gaming gift might be a pretty tough thing to track down outside of getting ripped off on eBay.<p>If you can't get …

Retrogaming

Barack Obama and Joe Biden Were the Internet’s Favorite Politicians

We're going to miss them so damn much.<p>The internet loves the Obama family. Malia’s IDGAF attitude when she was seen possibly smoking pot at a music …

Joe Biden

GameStop Black Friday: The best PlayStation and Xbox deals

Consoles and games galore!<p>With exactly two weeks to go until the big day, GameStop’s Black Friday ad has finally come in, courtesy of BFAds.net.<p>The bonanza begins at 5 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving, which is when GameStop locations across the U.S. will open. However, the deals are valid all …

Black Professors Speak Out After Trump Victory About the Routine Racism of Academia

<i>Editor’s note: Once a month, this column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for</i> …

Higher Education

A startup known as the 'Uber for birth control' could give women access to contraception if Obamacare is repealed

Their imminent power over women's bodies has prompted some to stock up on Plan B and get an IUD before the inauguration, afraid of reduced access to contraception if Trump repeals the Affordable Care Act, as he's promised to.<p>Women are right to be concerned — there's a lot at stake. Losing Obamacare …

Health Care

No. 25 Terps survive scare in opener, top AU, 62-56

If Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon was nervous during his team’s shaky opener against American on Friday night, he rarely showed it. He didn’t wear a tie with his suit and left the top of his blue shirt unbuttoned. He rarely screamed, and as American tied the game midway through the second half and …

College Sports

Will Alec Baldwin Continue to Play Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live'?

The inspired casting of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump breathed new life into "Saturday Night Live" this season, and contributed to a ratings boost. Now that the real Trump is headed to the White House, will Baldwin become a full-time cast member or will the show recast?<p>Baldwin has proven himself an …

Comedy