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Control is a ritual-obsessed, supernatural action game from the creator of Quantum Break

For the past few years, Remedy Entertainment has toyed with different ways to tell its stories. Its thriller game <i>Alan Wake</i> played out through episodic installments, not unlike a TV show. Sci-fi action-adventure game <i>Quantum Break</i> took the idea of television more literally, with a live-action series …

Xbox One

Nintendo and Microsoft team up in surprising Minecraft ad, Sony left out

Sony’s cross-platform decision is looking worse and worse<p>The commercial for the latest Nintendo Switch update for <i>Minecraft</i>, which allows cross-platform play, does something that may be a first for the modern gaming industry: It promotes a competitor’s console in a positive way. Seeing the Xbox and …

Rocket League

What The Last Of Us 2 Adds To Combat--And To Ellie

Following a series of cinematic trailers, Sony debuted the first look at gameplay from The Last of Us Part II during its recent E3 2018 press conference. What Sony and developer Naughty Dog showed is just as gruesome as the previous trailer for the sequel; on top of a man getting eviscerated, we …

Framing

'Minecraft' cross-play is here for mobile, PC, Switch and Xbox

Announced at E3 last year, <i>Minecraft</i>'s cross-play update is finally here to unite players on mobile, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox hardware. More than just proving to Sony that cross-platform multiplayer is safe and that it works, the "Bedrock" update also brings the Switch version up to par with …

Gaming

Xiaomi’s new $261 electric bicycle prepares to turn the ebike industry on its head

The Chinese company Xiaomi has an impressive line of affordable products, ranging from consumer electronics to sofas. They are no strangers to personal electric vehicles either, having produced a very popular electric bicycle as well as an equally popular electric scooter.<p>And now they are doubling …

Electric Vehicles

Here’s How To Clean Sticky Dough Off Your Hands, According to the Pros

The professional pastry chefs who spend their days elbow-deep in bread dough and pie crusts have a nifty trick to get the dough off their hands and …

Baking

The best two-player board games to add to your collection

Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders and Codenames have come out with two-player variants<p>Board games are always a fun activity for big groups of friends, but if you live with a partner or roommate, it can be nice to just break out a quick two-player game after work.<p>Many board game companies have recognized …

Board Games

How to optimize your online gaming setup

Whether you play <i>Fortnite</i>, <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> or <i>Overwatch</i>, you're going to want as little latency as possible between your hands and the game's servers. While you can't really account for how reliable your ISP is, by making a few smart choices you <i>can</i> ensure that your side of the equation …

Online Life

How to Double The Life of Your Air Conditioner

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time.<p>Air conditioners are certainly not cheap. They are an investment for your …

Domestic Technology

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Is Even More Difficult Than Dark Souls Or Bloodborne, From Software Says

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is From Software's latest game. After it was announced at E3--and it was revealed the game would have a resurrection mechanic--some people feared the PS4, Xbox One, and PC title would be easier than previous From Software games such as Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The …

Dark Souls

Your old video games could be worth serious cash

<i>By Daniel Howley</i><p>E3 2018 is in the rearview mirror. And while the biggest game show of the year brought us plenty of new games to look forward to, they're still months from hitting the market. For some gamers, though, the latest and greatest titles aren't worth waiting for. Instead, they're hunting …

Retrogaming

22 Fun and Unexpected Ways to Cook with Dill Pickles

The cool thing about dill pickles? They’re really damn versatile. You can chop them up and mix them into all sorts of dishes to bolster savory …

Cooking

Why You Should Think Twice About Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher countertops are still having their moment. They can add warmth and character to an otherwise sterile kitchen, and the natural and classic …

Home Improvement

Cordless trim router by Rigid

The small size of trim routers makes them perfect for all sorts of furniture work, like making a light roundover or chamfer along an edge, mortising …

Woodworking

10 Paint Colors That Will Never, Ever, Ever Go Out of Style

Use these in your house and you'll be set for life.<p>Not one to be influenced by what's "in style"? Don't care about the Color of the Year? As much as it can be fun to try new trends, who wants to repaint her whole house every few years? "It takes the average consumer more than 100 days from starting …

Home Decorating

Opioids don't have to be addictive – the new versions will treat pain without triggering pleasure

The problem with opioids is that they kill pain – and people. In the past three years, more than 125,000 persons died from an opioid overdose – an …

Medicine

Composting At Home Doesn't Have To Be Hard (Or Smelly), Thanks To This Painless Guide

This year, there's been a lot of talk about the importance of beating plastic pollution so it doesn't end up in our oceans. And it’s about time. But …

Gardening

How to Build a Portable Table Saw Table

Boost your productivity and accuracy<p>Join the doors together with hinges, then set the saw into the opening on the aluminum angles. Use the saw fence …

Woodworking

Staking Tomatoes Like a Pro Will Boost Your Harvest - Horticulture

Staking tomatoes makes all the difference in the health and production of your plants. I learned the hard way the first year I grew tomatoes. I …

Gardening

15 Fantastic Card Games for Family Vacations

Family vacations are a great time to relax. And light card games fit that mode perfectly.<p>An article in the USA Today caught my attention last week – …

Board Games

6 Easy Brine Recipes

Want to lock in moisture and add deep, complex flavor to your meats? Experiment with brining, a simple technique that involves marinating your …

Recipes

66 Garden-Fresh Side Dishes

You’ve worked hard in the garden all summer. It’s time to savor the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor! Pair one of our garden-fresh side dishes …

Cooking

How to Paint a Front Door

<b>Gather your supplies.</b> You’ll need a drop cloth, a bucket, a sponge, dish-washing liquid, dry rags, a medium-grit sanding sponge, a vacuum, painter’s …

Home Improvement

Pot Pie Cupcakes Recipe

"Chicken pot pie cupcakes."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (14.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup<p>1 poached chicken breast, diced<p>1 cup frozen mixed vegetables<p>1 cup …

Recipes

'Fortnite' players are furious at Sony for locking accounts to the PlayStation 4 — an exclusionary tactic that’s burning years of goodwill with fans

PlayStation owners are furious at Sony, and they've started a hashtag to air their grievances: #BlameSony.<p>The reason? Sony is locking "Fortnite" …

Gaming

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Woodworking

This Is America: If You’re Tired Of All The Recent Negative News, These 46 Wholesome Pics Will Make Your Day

Former United States President John F. Kennedy once said, “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the …

Pics

This Technique Makes Pork Chops Taste Better Than Steak

The "other white meat" might finally deserve a turn in the spotlight.<p>I feel bad for pork chops. They’re often overlooked for steak or chicken and …

Cooking

Hot & Cold Fudge Pie Recipe

The hot and cold combination of sweet course provides a special, more intensive flavor of the dessert that you eat. This hot & cold fudge pie will …

Recipes

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Amaretto Caramel Sauce

This white chocolate cheesecake with Amaretto caramel sauce is made in haven! So rich, so creamy, and very delicious! If you like the sweet …

Dessert