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'The Order: 1886' Reminds Us That Perceived Value Is Personal, Not Some Industry-Wide Equation

Some (potentially inaccurate) reports are circulating that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>The Order: 1886</i> is a game that will take no longer than 5 hours to complete, leading to some impassioned discussions about perceived value in video games. The question that seems to reverberate through …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

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Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

TGS 2014: Battlefield Hardline Director Talks About The Delay

Visceral got demand to make it different.<p>Battlefield Hardline’s creative director Ian Milham tells IGN that it took EA some convincing by Visceral to …

Palace of pain: Netley, the hospital built for an empire of soldiers

A hospital orderly, wearing what resembles a butcher's apron, poses with an equally ominous-looking trolley. Ward maids, country-looking girls, pose in utilitarian overalls designed for dirty work, rather than the pristine starch of nurses' uniforms. A handsome stable hand, straight out of War …

Mass surveillance, Watch Dogs and the militarized police: When strapping cameras on people is a good idea

When an unnamed Ferguson, Missouri, police officer stopped Michael Brown on the street, Brown was walking alongside his friend Dorian Johnson. Johnson and that police officer are the only witnesses to the interaction that ultimately ended with Brown's death.<p>That police shooting has led to a week …

First Listen: Panopticon, 'Roads To The North'

There are a couple moments in "Where Mountains Pierce the Sky" — after nine minutes of acoustic guitar, fiddle and Native American flute, what could conceivably be called a black metal riff with a pop-punk bounce and flurry of twin lead guitars — that clue you into <i>Roads to the North</i>'s M.O. (As if …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

There's something off about the cover of FIFA15

Or maybe our minds just live in the gutter.<p>Be warned: Once you see what I'm about to show you, it can not be unseen. So, please, proceed with caution ...<p>It would appear as if someone was having a bit of fun when they designed the cover of EA Sports' FIFA15 for North America. While the picture may …

You can now listen to headphones through your hoodie

So you just bought a flashy pair of headphones, and you're worried that your hoodie might prevent you from flaunting your new gear. Are you stuck? Not if you pick up Betabrand's upcoming Audio Engineer jacket. Its hood is made of the same "acoustically transparent" fabric you'd find in a nice set …

LEGO rolls out 'Dark Knight' Tumbler for Comic-Con

Batman's most intimidating movie vehicle hits stores in September.<p>Why so serious? Because Batman's most intimidating Batmobile ever is getting the LEGO treatment.<p>A LEGO Tumbler, the Caped Crusader's black armored vehicle of choice in Christopher Nolan's <i>Dark Knight</i> movie trilogy, will be on display …

How Video Games Taught Me to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

15 tips on staying alive when the end is neigh.<p><i>With Dying Light out today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, we figured it'd be a good idea to revisit this</i> …

NFL 2K5 — sports gaming's King Arthur — launched 10 years ago today

Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of <i>NFL 2K5</i> — more formally, <i>ESPN NFL 2K5</i>. Killed by the infamous exclusive video game license the NFL would sell to EA Sports five months later, few other games — in any genre —have remained a constant part of modern conversation despite not publishing in a …

With 10 consoles in one, does the Retron 5 have what it takes?

Those cartridge slots, though, make the Retron 5 unique in a world where even smartphones are capable of running classic console emulators. When you …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

Dawn of Planet of the Apes swings to top of US box office as Transformers 4 crumbles

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,Transformers: Age of Extinction,22 Jump Street,Begin Again,Boyhood,Tammy,Deliver Us From Evil,How to Train Your Dragon 2,Maleficent,Jersey Boys,Film,Culture,US news<p>Apes prequel draws $73m while Transformers slumps, but the buzz around Boyhood, Linklater's 12-year …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Takes $103 Million

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (our review) went bananas over the weekend, throwing a monkey wrench into Transformers’ dominance, and grossing $103 million worldwide, including $73 million domestic, evolving 33% above the original. It was helped (a little) by 3D ticket prices, which accounted for …

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Harry Potter returns as an adult in new story from J.K. Rowling

<i>Polygon's Culture section deals with the intersection of gaming, its audience and pop culture as a whole. This is where we'll put non-gaming stories we think are worth talking about.</i><p>Harry Potter and his friends are back in a brief piece penned by author J.K. Rowling for Pottermore, the online home …

Tom Hanks Ad-Libbed The Best Line In ‘Forrest Gump’ And 11 Other Things You May Not Know About The Movie

Tom Hanks has had an incredibly fruitful acting career, moving seamlessly from comedies to dramas in some of the most beloved and successful movies of the last 25 years. <i>Forrest Gump</i> might just be his most popular film and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The movie about a slow-witted man who …

Skywind's first public alpha will launch 'soon,' say developers

<i>Skywind</i>, the fan-developed effort to restore <i>The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind</i> with the engine from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, is nearing the first public release of its alpha, the creators said in an update video released this week.<p>The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project, which is undertaking the update …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Created Kevlar, Dies At 90

Women in Chemistry: Stephanie Kwolek<p>Stephanie Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues said Friday.<p>A fellow chemist told The Associated Press that Kwolek died Wednesday at a Wilmington, Del., hospital following a …

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Huge Impact Crater In Russia Tied To Ancient Mass Extinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New evidence implicates one of Earth's biggest impact craters in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago, according to research presented here Wednesday (June 11) at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Los …

Play Far Cry 4 with friends on PS4 without owning a copy

Picture this: it's 20 November 2014, and you've just picked up<p><i>Far Cry 4</i>. You fancy running around the vast, mountainous setting of Kryat with some …

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