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Flatten Your Belly for a Happy Back

Strengthening your core is the key to pain-free pedaling<p>As a fitness writer, I’ve written more than my fair share of “flatten your belly” features. Generally the promised reward is aesthetic—bikini bodies and all that. But for cyclists there’s a better reason to firm up your midsection than …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fix tackles multiplayer cheaters

Sledgehammer Games today rolled out fixes and updates for <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>The fixes came as a result of players being "vocal about exploits and cheaters," according to a post on the developer's community site. They focus on problems identified in …

6 Hardcore Holiday Workouts

There's nothing quite like enjoying a great meal with friends and family. Good food and good conversation are part of what makes the holidays so …

Microsoft handing out gifts to Xbox One owners for console's first anniversary

Microsoft will celebrate the one year anniversary of Xbox One on Saturday, and long with handing goodies out to users, the firm has also released a …

Does Cycling Make Your Thighs Bigger

So, wait, when it comes to your thighs, does cycling result in inches lost—or gained?<p>First of all, let’s get a couple of things straight. “Bulky” doesn’t actually mean anything, not definitively at least. Muscle tone vs. bulk is really in the eye of the exerciser. And a fear of “bulky thighs” is a …

The New Borderlands Has Its Own 'Loot Caves'

It's not just a <i>Destiny</i> thing anymore.<p><i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> players have begun stumbling across incredibly efficient loot/experience/badass …

Super Smash Bros. Ushers In Big Gains For Nintendo

by luminaire1 Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 05:51 PM<p>I keep telling people. Nintendo is kinda like novacaine. It may start slow, but it never fails. …

Metal Gear Online brought back to life by professional hackers

Stealthy classic is back online despite having been retired by its publisher, thanks to security skills<p>The problem with games designed to be played online is that they can be shut down by their publishers. Decisions that often make commercial sense for the publishers a few years down the line, but …

Xbox One Custom Backgrounds Coming via November Update

Microsoft has outlined numerous improvements, additions and changes coming to Xbox One via its monthly system update.<p>The main attraction for November is the new personalisation features, which allow users to create a customised background. The corporation adds that this was the "number one …

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The Evil Within is torture porn, and the victim is the player

We all need something to live for. That goes double for those of us thrust into a zombie-filled post-apocalypse, like <i>The Evil Within</i>’s Detective …

Bethesda confirms Prey 2 cancelled

No longer just in development hell: Pete Hines, VP of Bethesda, has confirmed that the company has officially stopped working on Prey 2.<p>Officially announced back in 2011, Prey 2 was the sequel to 2006's Prey. The story concentrated on US Marshall Killian Samuels, abducted by aliens and now working …

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'Halo 2: Anniversary' Full-Length Trailer Released

We’ve finally been given a full look into the visual remastering of "Halo."<p>Microsoft is re-releasing and remastering the Xbox first-person shooter game series under the title “Halo: The Master Chief Collection." The compilation, which is due out on Xbox One on Nov. 11, combines four games in the …

Assassin's Creed Unity time-travels to World War 2 in its latest trailer

In Assassin's Creed Unity, you play as Arno Dorian, who was born to an Assassin father in Versailles. After your father is killed, you are taken in …

Xbox One holiday price drop now live across all retailers with prices starting at $349 (or lower)

Just in time for the Black Friday deal season, Microsoft announced a $50 price drop coming to all major retailers for Xbox One consoles and bundles last week. While most stores ended up offering the deal early on some bundles, we are now seeing the discounts live across a number of retailers …

The Xbox One will get more affordable thanks to a new processor

Microsoft may have already cut the Xbox One's price to $349 for the holidays, but there are hints that the game console may get a permanent price drop before too long. An AMD chip design manager recently updated his LinkedIn resume (since made private) with word that he worked on a more efficient, …

Is the PS4 and XBOX One Lifespan Set To Be Much Shorter Than Previous Consoles?

Here’s A Final Pre-Launch Look At The Beautiful Scenery And Ugly People Of ‘GTA V’ On Xbox One And PS4

<i>Artsy shots of ugly men — it must be time for another GTA V trailer!</i><p>The current-gen version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is only a week away, so here’s a final trailer that shows off the two things this game is going to do best – beautiful scenery, and ugly people being very mean to each other. I suppose …

Ubisoft's Sneaky Scheme to Keep You From Seeing Bad Reviews

Embargoes on game reviews aren't necessarily bad for consumers. But they can be used in rotten ways.<p>Ubisoft released <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, the …

Far Cry 4 Without All The Shooting

There is a lot of stuff to shoot in <i>Far Cry 4</i>. A lot. Dudes, cars, merciless soul-eating badgers, rhinos, flying whirly copters—the list goes on. But …

Far Cry 4 Review

Far Cry 4 is one of those open-world games where consequences are few, side tasks are many, and you can mostly just blaze your way through the …

Hung Up

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

Once in a while a game comes along that has the power to move mountains – or at least move some consoles. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is that for Nintendo, as a next-gen console instalment of a game that’s near and dear to the hearts of its core customers. And Super Smash Bros. for Wii U more than …

Twitch-streaming tool XSplit gets V2 update as it faces competition from free OBS

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may have built-in livestreaming capabilities, but many professional broadcasters prefer more powerful software that runs independently on a PC. One of those tools is getting a big update today.<p>SplitmediaLabs unleashed the version 2.0 revision of its XSplit broadcasting …

Chevrolet built a futuristic, spaceship-inspired concept car for 'Gran Turismo 6'

The latest concept car designed for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> is a futuristic supercar from Chevrolet. The car, dubbed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT), will be available as downloadable content in the PlayStation 3 game later this holiday season. It was designed through a collaboration between …

Apple no longer labels free-to-play games as 'Free' on the App Store

Apple made a small but important change to its App Store today, dropping the word "FREE" from the installation button of games and other apps that are free-to-play and free-to-download, but might also include in-app purchases.<p>Apple has swapped "FREE" for "Get" for all free iOS apps, though …

Why Ridley Isn’t Playable in Smash Bros.

Size is only part of the problem.<p>Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explained why he chose not to make Ridley, the space pirate villain from the …

Monsters, The Future, Beards - Evolve on Up at Noon - IGN Video

Developer Turtle Rock's Phil Robb talks about what happens now that Evolve is all but finished and almost in your hands.

Titanfall gets a 'Deluxe Edition,' reaches 7 million players

Respawn Entertainment's futuristic mech-powered shooter <i>Titanfall</i> now has a Deluxe Edition that's available for Windows PC today and will come to Xbox One next week.<p>The Deluxe Edition release of <i>Titanfall</i> includes the main game and its three downloadable expansions: <i>Expedition</i>, <i>Frontier's Edge</i> and <i>IMC</i> …

Three reasons Codename: Steam is the most interesting upcoming 3DS game

<i>Codename: Steam</i> is an upcoming turn-based strategy game for the 3DS.<p>Developed by Intelligent Systems, the creators of the Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series, it's a unique project that combines the team's strategy know-how with an outrageous aesthetic.<p>Strategy-centered action<p>After getting some …

Grand Theft Auto V - GTA 5 - How to Unlock the Dodo Seaplane - IGN Video

IGN shows returning players how to unlock the classic Dodo seaplane in Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4 and Xbox One. For more on GTA 5, check out the full …