Tristan Hackbart

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One tweet perfectly highlights the bizarre position Microsoft is in with 'Minecraft'

Microsoft's ownership of "Minecraft" has made for some decidedly strange situations.<p>There was none more bizarre than this week, when company executive Phil Spencer celebrated the launch of "Minecraft" for Nintendo's hot new game console, the Switch. As of May 11, you can buy and play "Minecraft: …

Zelda-Like Oceanhorn Sells 1 Million, Coming to "a Nintendo Console"

With the release of Oceanhorn on PS4 and Xbox One last month, publisher FDG Entertainment has announced that the game has sold one million units across all platforms. In addition to the aforementioned consoles, it's out now on PC, Mac, and iOS devices.<p>In a press release, FDG revealed that Oceanhorn …

It’s Time for Videogames to Embrace the Power of Failure Again

As we move into the busiest season of the year for gaming, I'm beginning to suspect that videogames are developing a serious problem: They're scared …

Barack Obama’s Wrong: The New Cold War's Only Just Begun

From propaganda to missile deployments, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is testing Obama’s resolve—while claiming to be America’s victim.<p>In one of the …

EXTENDED STAY

(<i>Article originally published on Black Rifle Coffee by Scott Lambin</i>)<p>Warfighters, security professionals and law enforcement officers alike are faced …

Mentoring

NRA Gun of the Week: KRISS Vector Gen II CRB

There is no doubt that KRISS USA is up to some interesting things. For example, the Vector Gen II CRB is a pistol-caliber carbine in the company’s …

The scary truth about what Putin really wants (and Obama’s willful ignorance)

What is Vladimir Putin up to? Evidence of Russian ambition seems to mount by the day. Seizing its neighbor’s territory. Russian bomber overflights of NATO member states. Sophisticated cyberattacks aimed at influencing America’s presidential election. Missiles fired at civilian aircraft. Devastating …

America’s Longest War Gets Longer

Written by Eric Margolis<p>Saturday October 8, 2016<p>Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and …

Survival Gear: Setting Your Group Standard

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.I am talking about the decisions you will make regarding the survival gear and equipment that your larger …

An Out of This World Star Trek Glassware Set Featuring 4 Planets and a Borg Cube Shot Glass

ThinkGeek has created an out of this world <i>Star Trek</i> glassware set featuring 4 planet glasses (Earth, Vulcan, Romulus, and Qo’noS) as well as a Borg …

Science Fiction

These delightful animated GIFs capture tiny scenes from classic movies

Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated GIF in an art project called Low Poly Scenes. So far, he's adapted scenes from films such as <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Free Willy</i>, <i>Indiana Jones,</i> and <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, as well as television shows such as <i>Game</i> …

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Skateboarding's Greatest Innovator Just Released His First Video in 12 Years

Rodney Mullen, inventor of the ollie, reinvents himself once again.<p>Here are a few things you need to know about Rodney Mullen: He's been a professional skateboarder for almost four decades, including a nine-year tenure on the legendary Powell Peralta Bones Brigade. After leaving Powell, he and a …

Someone Finally Made a Video of Blink-182 Blinking 182 Times

Why name your band Blink when you can be Blink-182 instead? Well, for starters, Irish bands called Blink may threaten legal action and force you to …

Music

Calvin and Hobbes in 3D is even more magical

Striking the perfect balance between 2D and 3D<p>Turning classic 2D cartoons into 3D renderings can be a tricky act to balance. There's always something a little unsettling and kind of off about the finished model, like say, <i>The Peanuts Movie</i>, or <i>Garfield: The Movie</i>. Maybe it's the way that it looks way …

BioWare Confirms Mass Effect: Andromeda Books Coming From "Talented" Writers

BioWare has officially commented on the new Mass Effect: Andromeda books that emerged online recently. In a post on its website titled "Expanding the Mass Effect Universe," the developer explained the books will give the studio "the opportunity to expand the Mass Effect universe and bring new …

IGN's Top 10 FPS Games of All Time

We pick the 10 best FPS titles ever.<p>First person shooters have long been a gaming staple, with hundreds of shooters released over the last three …

Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

You would think that lightsabers are merely an elegant weapon of a more civilized age, but they’re also a great tool for exercise, and lightsaber …

Catching up with the guy who stole Half-Life 2’s source code, 10 years later

From Death by Video Game: can you love a game so much you must take its sequel?<p>At 6am on May 7, 2004, Axel Gembe awoke in the small German town of …

How Days Gone creators built the horde of zombie-like creatures in their E3 demo

My favorite demo from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was the Days Gone gameplay demo at the close of the Sony press conference. I saw it again later in a small group session with the developers from Bend Studio. Sure, it was yet another post-apocalypse game, but this one stood out above the …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Will the People’s Liberation Army Navy ever take the leap into nuclear propulsion for its aircraft carriers? Credible reports...<p>The U.S. military is …

These are the coolest games we saw at E3

This Marine Uses Stormtrooper Toys To Depict His Combat Experience In Stunning Photos

There’s motion in the war photo’s stillness. Rubble appears to fly everywhere. Two soldiers are turning away from it in the out-of-focus smoky haze, while in the foreground another soldier takes cover behind a huge boulder; weapon out, possibly ready to charge forward and take advantage of the …

Military

25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography

The Department of Defense has officially announced the winners of its 2015 photo competition, honoring the best in military photography this …

Supersized black hole discovery forces universal rethink

Massive galactic objects, billions of times heavier than the sun, could be more common than was thought, say scientists<p>Our universe could be riddled with monster black holes, new research has suggested.<p>The revelation comes after a black hole with a mass of 17bn suns was found in a large, virtually …

Black Holes

Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

20 examples of sleep in a combat zone

When Marines initially invaded Iraq in 2003, there were no bases or bunks or nice places to sleep.<p>It was the ground, with stars for a blanket.<p>The desert gets cold at night, I assure you.<p>In the following slides, we'll show you that troops are willing to grab a bit of shut-eye in just about any …

Sex Workers Share the Strangest Things Clients Have Asked Them to Do

There's a surprising lack of actual sex.<p>Over at Reddit, people who claim to be current and former sex workers are sharing the "strangest" thing a client has asked them to do. The results are <i>highly</i> readable. Behind-the-scenes info about any industry is fascinating, but when you throw in sex, it …