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Happiness is an illusion, here's why you should seek contentment instead

<i>This article is part of a series, On Happiness, examining what it means and how it might be achieved in the 21st century.</i><p>I want to share a personal …

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World of Warcraft: Legion animated short shows Khadgar's pursuit of knowledge and power

<i>Update July 28, 2016: A new motion comic-style short has been released for World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion, Legion.</i><p>This one is all about …

United we stand. Threatened, we revert to groups.

Researchers who study this phenomenon, which plays out in ways as varied as European soccer hooliganism and sectarianism in the Middle East, say it …

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

The very best Fallout 4 settlements. Seriously, how the hell did they make these?

The settlement building element of Fallout 4 wasn't to everyone's taste, with some finding it a distraction from the bigger picture of exploring the …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

A Mass Effect dev made a creepy short film, and you can watch it now

Richard Boylan is a cinematics director at BioWare whose work has been featured in games such as <i>Mass Effect 3</i> and <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>. But Boylan isn't just interested in game cinematics; he also shoots short movies in his free time.<p>Boylan's short movie "Timelike" was actually published online …

5 Things You May Have Missed in the Destiny Endgame - IGN Video

Did you bail out of Destiny once you hit level 20? Here's some of what you missed out on.

New Destiny: The Taken King Video Stars...You

Bungie and Activision have rolled out a unique new video campaign for Destiny: The Taken King. The hook here is that <i>you</i> are the focus of the video, not some nameless Guardian.<p>Head to the "Legend of You" website, enter your gamer ID and platform, and--if you're at least level 20--the site will spit …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

Watch an amazing, R-rated Power Rangers 'deboot' starring Dawson and Starbuck (Update)

<b>Second Update:</b> It's back! The video was reposted to Vimeo with one new addition. “They put these disclaimers on so kids so don’t confuse our super-violent film with their Power Rangers brand," director Joseph Kahn told Deadline. "There are no hard feelings. We signed contracts. We can play it …

Like Alien and Blade Runner? This short is for you.

<i>Atropa</i> is a short film and proof of concept in the style of <i>Alien</i> and <i>Blade Runner</i>. With a late '70s/early '80s sci-fi aesthetic and a plot that sees Officer Cole Freeman investigating a missing research vessel in deep space, it hits all the right notes for dark, meaty science fiction.<p>At a little …

30 best Android games for your new tablet

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential Android phones as well as our recommendations for iPhones and iPads.</i><p>Holy Kris Kringle! You just unrwapped an Nexus 9, an Nvidia Shield tablet, or some other kind of big-screen Android slate. You must now spend the rest of the day installing …

30 best Android games for your new phone

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential Android tablets as well as our recommendations for iPhones and iPads.</i><p>It’s Christmas Day, and I’m betting that many of you just unwrapped a brand-new Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, or other Android phone. That means it’s time for games!<p>Like Santa, we’ve …

The 'soft war' against America's enemies is fueled by video games and movies

It may seem like a whole lot of smoke for very little fire.<p>Hackers break into the digital catacombs of Sony Pictures Entertainment and make off with terabytes of stolen data including the plot lines of unannounced movies, the nasty internal emails of Hollywood executives, and the temper tantrums …

A year in video games, condensed into two minutes

2014 is drawing to a close, and with its end comes reflection on the year's best — and worst — games. To highlight these releases, YouTube user Malcolm Klock created a video montage you can view above.<p>"2014 has been an intense time for games," the description reads. "It has been a year of big …

Even in 8-bit graphics, Destiny's Cryptarch is an asshole

When you dig down into the core of <i>Destiny</i>'s story and your character's motivations, things start to fall apart. And by dig, I mean scratch the surface.<p>In this video, Loading Ready Run uses charming retro graphics to try to take some of the sting out of what we all know: None of this makes any …

Fan-Made Animated Zelda Series Debuts

Does the merest hint of an animated Zelda series bring back memories of this? Then you may be interested in having a look at the new (slightly …

Myths About Video Game Addiction, Who is Responsible?

Game Over: Mainstream Media’s Video Game Blame<p>August 22, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan<p>Last month, I reported on British newspaper <i>The Sun’s</i> feature …

How To Buy A Lot Of Video Games With Very Little Money

Any good hobby requires investment, through time or money. Gaming requires both.<p>Games don’t have to be an expensive hobby if you don’t want them to …

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