Charles Michael Bourquardez

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild has the courage to assume you’re not stupid

Dear Ubisoft: Please take notes<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> begins with Link being woken up from a very long sleep before being introduced to the game’s world. He knows as much as you do, which means he knows nothing. You’ll quickly meet a character who explains a few things, but not …

The one recipe you need to conquer the delightfully challenging new 'Legend of Zelda' game

The massive open-world of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is dangerous as heck.<p>If the Moblins don't get you, the elements probably will. In fact, just <i>existing</i> in the parts of Hyrule, "Breath of the Wild's" massive environment, will kill you.<p>There are, of course, a few things you can do to …

Let’s talk about that ‘bad review’ of Breath of the Wild

It’s not about praise for those who made it, it’s about praise for those who bought it<p>This morning brought news that Jim Sterling, the well known video games raconteur who definitely does not participate in groupthink, was under attack. Jim could bait someone by reading a phone book in the wrong …

Breath of the Wild

'Girl With a Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Set For 2018, Without Rooney Mara

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is coming back — but she'll look very different.<p>Sony has set a date for the sequel to the 2011 thriller: "The Girl in the Spider's Web" will open Oct. 5, 2018. But the original movie's stars, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, will not be reprising their roles as hacker …

Meet the guy who spent over $4,000 on No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky has some very devoted fans<p>I’m a pretty big fan of Hello Games’ <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, although that’s something of an understatement.<p>I’ve played the game for over 400 hours so far, having explored 415 planets across 135 systems. I’ve been rather prolific on Twitter, sharing experiences and …

No Man's Sky

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

Someone cut the whole 'Breaking Bad' series into a two-hour feature film

While there's plenty of films that run for ages (looking at you, <i>Lord of The Rings</i> trilogy) it's not easy to fit a television series into a …

TV

I can’t finish Horizon Zero Dawn, but I know it’ll be perfect to go back to

Sorry Horizon, shoulda let me smooch somebody<p>I bought <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> knowing that I would not finish it immediately. Why? The answer is simple.<p>I know myself. And I know that <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> is coming out next Tuesday. Characters from <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>, a game that came out in …

The Nintendo Switch's Amazing, Not-So-Secret Weapon

I flew out to Austin, TX this weekend so of course I brought my Nintendo Switch and some video games. I had some PlayStation 4 games to play, but lugging around a PS4 Pro, while possible, is far from ideal. So with <i>Zelda,</i> <i>Shovel Knight</i> and a handful of other games in tow, off I went.<p>The very first …

Gaming

Nintendo just admitted its new game console has a problem: 'We are in a fact-finding mode'

The brand-new Nintendo Switch hybrid game console is finally available, alongside a much-anticipated new "Legend of Zelda" game — and, for the most part, early adopters are happy with the Switch.<p>But this is a brand-new piece of consumer electronics we're talking about here. There are bound to be …

'Raw' Review: Cannibal Coming-of-Age Movie Is a Modern Horror Masterpiece

<i>It's the cannibal movie that caused people to faint at a film festival</i> – this is what people talk about when they talk about <i>Raw,</i> the extraordinary …

Horror

The Top 15 *Most-Pinned* Brownie Recipes on Pinterest

Whether you prefer ’em old style, packed with newfangled flavors like pumpkin or potato chips, or even spiked with red wine, brownies have got to be THE treat that tops all others. So when it’s time to indulge, you want the most over-the-top brownie recipe you can find, amiright? Here’s where …

Dessert

The Five Ages of King Kong

Ever since the first “King Kong” movie in 1933, the giant, chest-pounding, helicopter-smacking, no-nonsense primate has meant different things to different generations, embodying both his science and his fiction. Kong has been a kind of canvas on which to paint the economic and political issues of …

Great Depression

Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its …

Pokemon Go Adds 80 Generation 2 Pokemon, New Evolution Items This Week

The rest of the Johto region has arrived, plus new evolution items, and Nanab and Pinap Berries.<p><b>UPDATE (2/16):</b> The new Pokemon are now available to …

The Game Boy is back at CES 2017 as the Super Retro Boy

The Super Retro Boy is a portable game console that lets you play your favorite Game Boy cartridges.<p>If you have a bunch of old Game Boy games gathering dust, the company Retro-Bit has something for you. It's the Super Retro Boy -- a 2017 take on Nintendo's Game Boy. And at CES in Las Vegas, there …

Here are the best video games of 2016

With electoral college vote, Trump’s win is official

Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history.<p>Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after electors from Texas cast ballots and put him …

Government

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Starbucks’s red cup controversy, explained

In a world filled with many items, there is none more divisive right now than the 2015 Red Starbucks Cup™. On the surface, it might look like a simple crimson container sized to hold either 8, 12, 16, 20, or 30 fluid ounces of the life-giving dark nectar we know as coffee.<p>But it's much more than …

Lost Japan-only 'Legend of Zelda' game is available to play

Even the biggest Nintendo fan out there might not be familiar with Satellaview. It was a Japan-only peripheral for the Super Famicon (the country's version of our Super NES) that broadcast games via satellite -- one of which was a remixed version of <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i>. Now, as …

Retrogaming

The best cereals of all time, ranked

To taste your favorite cereal is to transport yourself back to the saccharin days of youth — the Saturday cartoons, the lazy mornings, the innocent bliss.<p>Since we tend to romanticize the cereals we grew up with, debating which one is the best can be a rather contentious affair. Luckily, there’s …

63 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

Short on time? Running out of oven space? Here are some make-ahead dishes for a seamless feast.<p>It's normal to get antsy in the days leading up to the main event. Alleviate your to-do list stress by prepping in advance. For less of a headache on Turkey day, get your apps, sides, and mains out of the …

Baking

This fitness blogger proves that under-eating is NOT the way to go if you want to be fit

It seems like every other month a diet regime is being touted as the <i>it</i> way of being healthy. Australian fitness blogger Madalin Frodsham was no …

Nutrition

Fugitive nearly evades police using ‘Hollywood quality’ disguise

Shaun “Shizz” Miller was desperate.<p>Police had surrounded his residence in South Yarmouth, Mass., and were demanding that the alleged drug trafficker — a fugitive for months — come outside.<p>Miller did exactly that, but not before slipping on a wrinkled, liver-spotted mask that added about a …

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.<p>The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last …

Public Health

Astronomers Discover Tiny, Shy Moon Hiding In The Shadows Of The Solar System

Hey there, lil fella!<p>It turns out Makemake -- an atmosphere-less dwarf planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system -- has been hiding a companion.<p>There, circling some 13,000 miles from the icy planetoid, scientists spotted a small moon, nicknamed MK2.<p>The moon's discovery, announced Tuesday …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in May that you should watch

Titles are about to leave Netflix as we head into May, including the standout titles "Blade Runner," "Election," "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," and "Clerks."<p>Below is the full list.<p><b>We've highlighted in bold some titles we think you should check out (or re-watch) before they're gone.</b>

5 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever: What to Eat

Our 1,350-calorie-a-day diet features foods that are great at stopping that famished feeling.

Rare Sumatran rhino, once believed to be extinct, dies just weeks after being discovered

A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died in Indonesia, less than a month after its discovery and capture were hailed as an enormous conservation success for a species long believed to be extinct in the region.<p>The female rhino died from a leg infection, Indonesian environment officials told Agence …