Steven Smit

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Watch This Ridiculous Halo Snipe

In a video titled "One of the luckiest shots in HALO HISTORY," gamer Jimmy Boswell miraculously lands a cross-map kill after his bullet bounces off a half-dozen surfaces.<p>You have to watch the video to believe it. Even better? It's part of a Double Kill.<p>Thankfully, Halo 4 has a Theater Mode that …

Halo

I can't be the only one who likes to read the patch notes

I have a secret. Do you want to hear it? I... I really love reading patch notes — those tedious, often bullet-pointed lists of alterations and bug fixes that get pushed out with game updates. They're also called change logs. Turns out, I'm not alone in my unseemly passion for them.<p>For a long time …

The New Nintendo 3DS loads a secret game when you play the Super Mario theme

The New Nintendo 3DS will load a secret game when you tap out the Mario theme, according to one user who has posted a video of the bizarre Easter egg.<p>Here is how you can do it: By tapping out the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme's opening bar on the New Page screen of the New Nintendo 3DS browser, the list …

When Cards Against Humanity says they're selling 'bullshit,' they mean it

Listen up, team: When Cards Against Humanity says it is selling you bullshit, take that at face value.<p>On Black Friday, the party game deviants swapped out their online storefront with a promotion offering "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy some new bullshit." That meant actual bovine crap, as …

The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask Confirmed for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo started today's November Direct presentation with a big surprise for long-time Zelda fans. Long-rumored and finally confirmed, the cult-favorite puzzle mystery entry in the Zelda franchise, Majora's Mask, will come to 3DS spring 2015.<p>The semi-sequel to Ocarina of Time will likely have …

How to dig up a landfill: The search for E.T. | Polygon

"If you're looking for something now that happened in 2008, we can help with that — it's how the police find bodies when they're looking for them."<p>"When you start dealing with garbage, people get a little nervous."<p>"I had people saying I was killing children."

Dragon Age: Inquisition main theme available for your listening pleasure | PC Invasion

In their ongoing quest to reveal as much about the game before it launches as possible, EA have put up the main <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> theme. You can …

How Company of Heroes 2 is Building the "Ultimate WWII RTS Experience"

Company of Heroes 2 developer Relic wants to make the most comprehensive World War II real-time strategy game on the planet. It's a lofty goal, but what does it take to create an experience compelling enough to keep bringing players back, especially in the crowded RTS genre? We talked with CoH2's …

Game Development

The Witcher's "Missing Element" Was Open-World, Dev Says

The Witcher franchise's "missing element" was an open-world design, according to Polish developer CD Projekt Red. In a new interview with VG247, CD Projekt Red's Michal Platkow-Gilewski said the studio always wanted to make a truly open-world Witcher game, but technical limitations held the company …

Nevada, Home of The Republic of Molossia

<i>If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

McDonald's

Everything goes wrong in our Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Overview

All I wanted to do was impress my co-worker, Griffin McElroy.<p>Let's go take down a warchief, I said. It'll be fun and show off how badass you can be in <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, I thought.<p>Well, I managed a couple of cool tricks in this short video tour of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i> with Griffin by my …

DriveClub review: car culture

More than anything, <i>DriveClub</i> wants to reconcile two disparate ways to play racing games: faster, more direct single-player modes, and more intense, competitive multiplayer.<p>I love racing games, but I'm one of those odd ones who often prefers playing alone. It's fun to know that I'm beating my …

Jeff Goldblum stars in greatest lightbulb ad of all time

There's a piece of brilliantly bizarre viral marketing going around today, starring Jeff Goldblum as "Terry Quattro," a swanky celebrity shilling GE lightbulbs.<p>Posted yesterday, the ad is for GE Link lightbulbs, which last a long time and have all sorts of other features, as shown by Goldblum as he …

The Psychology Of Selling And Why You Will Spend More Money With Apple

You don’t get to be the world’s largest publicly traded company without understanding how to maximise income and revenue. With a market capitalisation of over $600 billion, Tim Cook and his team show no signs of stopping in the near future. Behind the success are a number of simple techniques …

11 Very Important Things to Know About Cider

<b>By Erika Janik</b><p>Forget the juice; we're talking about the hard stuff. Here are 11 facts everyone should know about good old-fashioned apple cider.<p><b>1.</b> …

Why Are Jokes So Perishable?

There are fads and fashions in humor, and most of the world's humor is hopelessly out of fashion. Shakespeare's tragedies are as sad as ever, but his comedies are no longer very funny -- most of them have about as much comedic fizz left as an open bottle of seltzer after a week in the fridge. Ditto …

Dedicated man shreds through Dark Souls 2 with a guitar controller

Last month moderately insane Twitch user Bearzly blasted through all of Dark Souls using nothing but a guitar controller in an ass backwards control …

Where Does the Dollar Sign Come From?

In this week's episode of The Big Question, Craig Benzine talks $$$.<p><b>See Also...</b><br>How Do They Make Decaf Coffee?<br>Who Invented the Hot Dog?<br>How Does …

10 Verbs with Two Past-Tense Forms That Creeped (or Crept) into English

<b>Vocabulary.com, posted by Arika Okrent</b><p>Sometimes you know a word has two forms, but you 're not sure which one is appropriate to use in the situation …

Language

10 Paradoxes That Will Boggle Your Mind

A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for …

Bob Odenkirk

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

TV

Pokemon's Original 151 Built From Scratch in Minecraft

Give a monkey an infinite amount of time with Minecraft, and it'll eventually build everything possible. Until we one day reach that nightmare scenario, we'll have to make do with people can make in the game using a finite amount of time, and that's not so bad--just look at these recreations of the …

Insomniac Says "Never Say Never" About Another Spyro Game

According to Insomniac's founder and CEO Ted Price, the studio hasn't ruled out returning to the first big franchise it created, Spyro the Dragon.<p>"We’ll always love Spyro," Price told IGN in an interview. "I’ve learned to say never say never so… who knows?"<p>Price also said that Activision has done a …

Nintendo Wii

Destiny's Biggest Problem? Bungie Locked Their Best Game Design Chops Inside A Vault Of Glass

I’m a level 26 Warlock embarking on a series of difficult bounties to obtain my first Exotic weapon. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in two weeks. I’m obsessed with grinding out those 100 weekly Crucible and Vanguard marks, completing the daily heroic missions, and I get downright giddy over the …

Super Smash Bros 3DS review: pocket monster

Smash Bros hasn't been compressed for 3DS — it's been tailored to it<p><i>Super Smash Bros. 3DS</i> is a people-pleaser.<p>Describing the contents of <i>Super Smash Bros. 3DS</i> makes it sound like some kind of mythical horn of plenty. It's got nearly 50 playable characters from games across franchises, universes and …

New Witcher 3 video dev diary travels the game world | PC Invasion

Time to go behind the scenes with the development team who discuss travelling in the Witcher 3 world and how to get around it.

Pier Solar HD release date set for PS4, PS3, PC and Ouya

Pier Solar and the Great Architects, the HD remake of the 2010's epic Sega Mega Drive RPG, is due on 30th September for PS4, PS3, Ouya, and PC via …

The Secret Emotional Lives of 5 Punctuation Marks

Punctuation is the homely, workaday cousin to the glamorous word. It works quietly in the background, sweeping up and trying to keep the information …

Language

Guild Wars 2 free trial week starts 25 September | PC Invasion

If playing Guild Wars 2 for free sounds like the sort of thing you have in mind for late September, this offer is probably of interest.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

A splinter of procedural creativity keeps this derivative open-worlder feeling fresh.<p>Despite a myriad of sources to draw from, few games have brought …