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How to pick which board game to play, in one handy flowchart

It is December. It is cold, and everything is terrible. It is a time to stay indoors as much as possible, drink hot toddies, watch <i>The Great British Baking Show</i>, and, of course, play board games. But with an astonishing array of high-quality games to choose from, and an ever-intensifying gaming …

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Shadow Complex Remastered coming to PS4, Xbox One; free download on PC right now | Polygon

A remastered version of <i>Shadow Complex</i>, Chair Entertainment's 2009 award-winning Xbox Live sidescroller, is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year.<p>It's also coming to Windows PC. And starting right now, until Dec. 31, you'll be able to download the complete game for free from the …

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Virtual Planes, Virtual Airports And Absolutely No Rogering: Inside The Fascinating World Of VATSIM

The last time I tried my hand at flying a plane on my PC was while exploring multiplayer Grand Theft Auto V. I couldn’t master the craft at all and …

Evoland II is a grand-scale mashup of generations of games

Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder is an action/role-playing game, and before you ask me what game it’s like, I’ll tell you: all of them.<p>The conceit is that as you travel through time, the game’s style, drawing, and action change around you.<p>But not only do you move up and …

Auschwitz 'showers' offend some visitors to the former Nazi camp

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the management at the Auschwitz Memorial installed sprinklers outside the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland, they thought they would create some cool comfort for visitors. Instead, it sparked a red-hot controversy.<p>Offended Jewish visitors over the weekend likened the misting …

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The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

Canada accused of 'cultural genocide'

<b>Ottawa -</b> In the late summer, as villages began the preparation for winter, the trucks would tour the villages. They knew where to go and what to say.<p>The man from the government would explain the children were being removed, taken away from their homes and their families and given a place at a …

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

At least three killed after U.N. troops in Mali fire at protest

BAMAKO (Reuters) - United Nations peacekeepers in the northern Malian town of Gao killed at least three people on Tuesday when they used live rounds to disperse protesters there, witnesses said.<p>A U.N. spokesman said only warning shots were fired.<p>The violence erupted as peacekeepers were meeting …

Board Game Cafes Hitting Public Consciousness

The board game café phenomenon has been getting more news coverage recently, and appears to be another sign of the growing appetite for hobby game …

6 Tips for Learning a New Board Game

What’s the best way to learn a new board game?<p>We received this question from a reader last week and realize that plenty of people may have the same …

Speedrunners raise over $1.5 million to help prevent cancer

Playing games fast is a popular trend, and it’s one that’s helping good causes in a big way.<p>Awesome Games Done Quick, an annual winter event in which speedrunners try to finish games as quickly as they can for charity, raised over $1,545,000 for Prevent Cancer during the past eight days. The event, …

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