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Tomorrow Daily 099: VR 'Pokémon,' real-life fireball shooter, a Middle-earth map and more

On today's show, Khail and Producer Logan check out a first-person "Pokémon" demo, the Pyro Fireshooter, an interactive Middle-earth map featuring peer-to-peer battles, and the week's newest releases.<p>Ashley's out sick today, but never fear, Producer Logan swooped in to save the show! Khail and …

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Watch Vanity Code | How to Sound Smart at a Dinner Party (And Never Be Invited Back) | Vanity Fair Video | CNE

Tired of feeling incompetent at dinner parties? Don’t have time to learn about modern dance or the latest season of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>? Not to worry, you can always take the Commander’s “Contrarian Offensive” approach, drink to excess and disagree with everyone at the table.

The Last Great Gaming Store In New York City's Chinatown

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A visit to Galloping Ghost, the largest video game arcade in the USA | Ars Technica

From the archives: We took a trip down memory lane through Galloping Ghost's 400+ games.<p>It's Thanksgiving week in the US, and most of our staff is …

What Nintendo Is Doing Right

Gaming

The Wizard of Minecraft

Markus Persson, a.k.a. Notch, is gaming's biggest rock star. But he may never make a second album<p>It's a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

I Drank Eight Umbreons And Slept On The Kitchen Floor: Frozen Pokemon Themed Cocktails

This is a series of frozen Pokemon cocktails mixed by Tumblr-er Meow Purr Nom. They were inspired by Eevee and the eight different Pokemon it can …

Lemon Juice

RIP: Tombstone Statue Of Young Boy Playing Pokemon

This is the tombstone statue spotted by Redditor Paramorgue in Lund, Sweden. It features the likeness of a boy who passed away at the far too young …

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Watch: Isabella Rossellini Has A New Series Of Animal Seduction Videos

We are very excited to learn about how snakes get to know each other, and also to be kind of weirded out.<p>If you've never seen Italian actress Isabella Rossellini's <i>Green Porno _series, you have a weird, wondrous day ahead of you, my friend. The short video series, which appeared on the Sundance</i> …

The theism of Goat Simulator: the surprising metaphysics of the year's goofiest game

<i>Goat Simulator</i> might be one of the most ridiculous games to be released this year. It stars a rollicking goat in an experience that developer Coffee Stain Studios happily describes as players doing "stupid shit." It's goofy, it's weird, and its cheerful madness takes place in a very unexpected …

The 10 Best Things From May 2014

Can We Build a Gaming PC on a Console Budget?

There's no debating that a souped-up gaming PC will outperform an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 any day of the week, but it'll also cost you a lot more at checkout. However, what about a gaming PC that isn't top of the line, say, one that was built for $550?<p>This is the question we put to the test: …

Computer Hardware

Demon Gaze is an uncomfortable, fascinating slog (impressions)

Capture the demons, and save the world.<p>NIS America and Kadokawa Games combined old-school dungeon-crawling with some genius ideas on loot-gathering to create Demon Gaze. This PlayStation Vita-exclusive role-playing game gives the amnesiac protagonist a debt at a local inn and the ability to capture …

Humorous ad rules — a $500 trailer scores a million views for Leviathan: Warships

Game marketers held their equivalent of the Emmy Awards yesterday in San Francisco, and a $500 ad from Paradox Interactive walked away with the funniest award for its Leviathan: Warships “Jazzy Trailer.”<p>Overall, Ubisoft won 27 awards at the Game Marketing Awards (winners here) at the Game Marketing …

GameStop Dramatically Rolling Back Games Business

“Game” may be right there in the name, but brick and mortar video game store GameStop is looking to diversify. CEO Paul Raines told investors that the company plans on making an aggressive expansion into “gaming adjacent” spaces – specifically mobile and Apple products. The company intends to open …

Being a Pokémon Trainer vs Being A Pet Owner

Minecraft: Explore Every Inch of Denmark

You can virtually walk around the whole country if you just have a terabyte of space to spare.<p>If you can't afford a plane ticket to Denmark, you can …

Experience the terror of drowning in this interactive video

<i>Sortie En Mer: A Trip Out to Sea</i>, an interactive video from French marine wear manufacturer Guy Cotten, aims to promote lifejacket use by turning an idyllic boating trip into deadly game of survival.<p>The story begins on a sailboat where things take an unexpected turn. You experience <i>Sortie En Mer</i> …

Tabletop Simulator - Overview video

<i>Tabletop Simulator</i> allows you to fix boring, traditional games like Checkers and Backgammon by adding awesome dragons to them.<p>The genius of this physics-based simulation isn't that it allows you to play board games in an online environment — its that it lets you break them down at a molecular …

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How video games can change the world, one child at a time

GlassLab: where game designers and teachers come together to fix the way we teach our kids.<p>By any reasonable measure, Michael John made it big.<p>Mention the name of the character John helped create and almost anyone who's held a video game controller will remember it: Spyro, the purple dragon that …