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'Dark Souls II' Lore And Speculation

<i>“Long ago, in a walled off land, far to the north, a great king built a great kingdom. I believe they called it Drangleic. Perhaps you’re familiar? No, how could you be. But one day, you will stand before its decrepit gate. Without really knowing why…”</i><p>~from the opening cinematic to <i>Dark Souls</i> …

5 indie games I want to play more of in 2014

I’m starting to dread the Game Developers Conference. The number of email pitches that we journalists get before the annual tradeshow in San Francisco is simply overwhelming. Forget trying to read them all, much less replying.<p>Unfortunately, much of this is due to the growing throng of independent …

Bacon, Coffee, Pasta, & Other Endangered Foods (PHOTOS)

Climate Change<p>Bacon, Coffee, Pasta, & Other Endangered Foods (PHOTOS)<p>See beloved food staples like bacon, chocolate, coffee, and peanuts that climate …

Haruki Murakami criticises 'hysteria' over islands row

The internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami has criticised the "hysteria" over an ongoing territorial row between Japan and China, accusing both countries of inflaming the situation by using nationalist rhetoric.<p>The long-running dispute over the Senkaku islands – known as the Diaoyu in …

The Most Beautiful Coffee Shops in the World

T.S. Eliot, quite possibly the greatest English language poet of the 20th century, oh-so eloquently reflected on the passing of time by saying, “I …

Kofi Annan: 'Sometimes you don't have to pick a fight to get your way'

Kofi Annan,United Nations,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,George Bush,Tony Blair,Politics,World news,Syria<p>The former UN secretary general talks about his fears for Syria, Tony Blair's brilliance and being mistaken for Morgan Freeman<p>When you have been secretary general of the United Nations for 10 …

The Art of Using Chopsticks Correctly

Chopsticks are a mainstay of dinner tables in Japan and throughout Asia. Japanese people have been using them since they were small children—that …

A Listener's Guide to the Music of Kids on the Slope

And so with one last musical interlude, Shinichirō Watanabe’s marvelous anime <i>Kids on the Slope</i> concluded its 12-episode run. <i>Kids</i> was something truly …

Gaming Music Week: Award-Winning Microstudio Composer Jessica Curry

Jessica Curry has been lavishly praised for her soundtrack to thechineseroom‘s indie first-person-unshooter <i>Dear Esther</i>.<p><i>Dear Esther’s</i> slow pace, lack of conflict and focus on narrative were all enhanced, critics agreed, by her score’s mix of sonorous vocals, melancholy keyboard and jarring …

Team SoloMid Alex 'Xpecial' Chu Hopes League of Legends Season Three Offers More Defined Schedule

Riot Games’ League of Legends continues to gain steam around the world. According to Korean trade publication PC Bang Network News, League of Legends is currently the top game in Korea (as of April 2012). One of the top pro gaming teams in the world, Team SoloMid, has watched the explosive growth …

Check Out This Beautiful Violin And Voice Rendition Of The Skyrim Theme Song

Peter Hollens and Lindsey Sterling have put together not only a beautiful rendition of the music from Skyrim, using just Peter’s voice, her violin,<p>and some drums* they’ve also made this fantastic, seriously dorky music video <i>in costume</i> to accompany it. I love the shots with the Skyrim interface …

Taipei Assassins Manager Erica Tseng Talks Growth Of Female Gamers In League Of Legends

Led by team leader “Mistake,” Taipei Assassins won the G1 Champion in 2011, defeating 150 teams. With the help of PC gaming peripheral and laptop maker Razer’s support, Taipei Assassins has become a major force in League of Legends and eSports.<p>Previously known as FTW (For The Win), the Taipei …

My Awesome Sister is the Zelda Gymnast and Yes, She's a Lifelong Gamer

It's been a strange but wonderful week for my sister, Elsa García. Of course there is the excitement of being in London and competing in the Olympic …

Korean Pro Gamer Bok 'Reapered' Han-gyu Explains Why League Of Legends Is Dominating Asia

Recent data has shown that Riot Games’ League of Legends has surpassed Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II to become the top game in Korean eSports. Pro gamer Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu, who plays the top lane roll for Azubu Blaze, has watched first-hand as Riot’s MOBA (multiplayer online battle …