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Crash Bandicoot: An oral history

A deep look back at PlayStation’s blockbuster 1996 platformer, as told by those who were there.<p>The first time Taylor Kurosaki and Bob Rafei saw a running PlayStation, they were in a Las Vegas hotel room. It was the 1995 Consumer Electronics Show. They, along with the company they worked for, …

Final Fantasy 7: An oral history

Just in the North American market, we probably spent more than $20 million on marketing. … Including Europe, probably $30 million. … Including Japan, probably $40 million.<p>As the head of Western marketing for <i>Final Fantasy 7</i>, Jun Iwasaki worked closely with Sony and ad agencies to promote the game to …

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Bill Cosby Drops Lawsuit Against Andrea Constand, Accuser in Criminal Case

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement.<p>Cosby had sued Andrea Constand for breach of contract for speaking to police who reopened the criminal investigation last year. His lawyers …

Justice

Stop Everything You’re Doing And Read These 17 Manga

They are like really long picture adult picture books, but better.

The 25 hardest video games of all time

From the darkest corners of gaming history, here are the shooters, platformers and beat-’em-ups that took no prisoners<p>Games used to be harder. That’s the lament veteran players now mutter whenever encountering some modern shoot-’em-up or action adventure. It sounds like the same sort of nostalgic …

How To Cook Beans in the Oven

I can still remember the first time I made a pot of home-cooked beans. Up until then my only experience of beans was straight from a can. Cooking …

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Our 5 most anticipated games of 2016

2015 is behind us. December 30 and December 31 represent something closer to a transition period where we can start looking ahead. Let’s do that.<p>The GamesBeat staff came together today to decide the best games of next year! OK — that’s not exactly right. We actually looked at the upcoming big-name …

More women accuse Saudi prince after his arrest on sex crime charge, LAPD says

A Saudi prince who allegedly tried to force a female worker to perform a sex act on him inside a Beverly Glen residence has now been accused of attacking other women in the home, according to Los Angeles police and court records.<p>Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of …

Crime

People Keep Naming Their Kids After "Game Of Thrones" Characters

"Is your Khaleesi coming out to play?"<p>The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) list of the most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2014, published Monday morning, shows that we're quite keen on naming our kids after pop culture characters.<p>1 - AMELIA<p>2 - OLIVIA<p>3 - ISLA<p>4 - EMILY<p>5 - POPPY<p>6 - …

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, July 31 - Aug. 2

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

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77 Thoughts I Had While Watching Season 5, Episode 2 Of "Game Of Thrones"

"Do you think she's safe with Littlefinger?" ...Pretty sure no one would be safe chillin' with someone named Littlefinger.<p>1. I kinda forgot Arya was on a boat to Braavos.<p>2. When I was 13, I was afraid to go to the mall alone and this girl's traveling across the big blue ocean solo. Pretty badass.<p>3. …

19 Struggles Only "Game Of Thrones" Fans Understand

I got 99 problems, and Twitter spoilers are one.

For a Final Fantasy fan, the premise of a brand new game is both exciting and terrifying in equal measure. After the last major trilogy of entries …

Read This: An article about the symbolism behind the PlayStation controller

As part of its week-long series of articles dedicated to the original PlayStation, David Shimomura of <i>Kill Screen</i> has written an interesting post …

Seven awesome 1990s PlayStation commercials from Japan to tug at your heartstrings

In Japan, as in the rest of the world, the <b>PlayStation</b> brand is famous for its wacky, original adverts. So much so that the keen beans over at YouTube …

Fake 7-Elevens That Fool No One

Best of 2014: Gaming’s biggest surprises

<i>Check out all of our Best of 2014 coverage here and Worst of 2014 coverage here.</i><p>It’s easy to dwell on broken game launches and mediocre releases, but this year wasn’t all bad.<p>2014 had some disappointments, but it also had plenty of surprises for gamers. And we mean the good kind! Well, …

The Christmas Question: PS4 Or Xbox One?

Christmas is less than a week away, and it’s time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven’t already. Out of every question posed to me by readers (and even Forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. PS4 or Xbox One?<p>Obviously there are other gaming options this holiday season, …