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The new game from the folks behind 'Grand Theft Auto' is ridiculously gorgeous

In 2010, a new video game classic was born.<p>"Red Dead Redemption" is widely regarded as one of the finest games made in the past 10 years. It takes the open-world environment of "Grand Theft Auto" and twists it into something unique: a third-person, open-world action game set in the Old West — it's …

Video game releases for May 2017

Highlights include Prey, Injustice 2, Fire Emblem and Star Trek VR<p>Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of May 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, …

Microsoft Explains Why It's Not Making Xbox Games Like 'Breath of the Wild' Or 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

As we head into fall when Xbox Scorpio arrives to try and blow everyone away with its horsepower, Microsoft is also doing some thinking about how we as players consume games, and how that might need to change.<p>The Guardian has a pretty lengthy, interesting interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer, who …

Breath of the Wild

No 'Star Wars' game has ever looked this real

In the last two Star Wars games, "Battlefront" and "Battlefront II," you're given a sandbox of Star Wars characters and worlds to play in.<p>These games are <i>very</i> pretty — some of the best-looking games on any system — but they don't hold a candle to what one intrepid gamer turned the original …

Study: A National Medical Marijuana Program Would Save Medicaid $1 Billion a Year

The marijuana industry is growing like a weed. Last year, legal weed sales grew by 34%, according to cannabis research firm ArcView, and by 2021, legal sales (which includes medical and recreational pot) are expected to exceed $22 billion. Investment firm Cowen & Co. has an even more bullish …

Here's where attorney general Jeff Sessions stands on legal marijuana

After a contentious confirmation battle, the Senate confirmed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as President Donald Trump's attorney general Wednesday evening.<p>As the head of the Department of Justice, Sessions will now have to define how the federal government will approach marijuana.<p>A landslide of …

Canadian Pot Dealers Are Freaking Out About Legalization

Legalization is going to put a lot of casual Canadian weed dealers out of business. We asked them how they are going to transition out of the black market.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>From Liberal Party insiders to pharmacists, many Canadians stand to gain from the legalization of …

Cannabis

Dressing Marijuana Up As Fruit Is Apparently The New Trend In Illegal Drug Shipping

Drug-busting has had a particularly fruity theme in Texas lately, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have recently uncovered large …

Border Officials Find Nearly 2 Tons of Weed Inside Fake Ass Limes

Pick a fruit. <i>Any</i> fruit. Now make a fake version of it. BOOM. You're well on your way to being busted for trying to sneak some weed through Texas.<p>For …

Tractor-Trailer

Medicine's Secret Weapon Against Brain Cancer Is Weed

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the brain. It is, for now, an extremely difficult disease to overcome — most people live …

Cancer

8 Healthy Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know

I came. I slawed. I concasséd (that’s chef speak for a fancy method of dicing a tomato). And now that I’ve graduated from New York City’s …

Nutrition

Han Solo Movie: Fleabag Star Up for Key Role as CGI Character

The character will be an important part of the story.<p>Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in talks to join the Han Solo standalone film.<p>Variety …

This Chocolate Aphrodisiac Will Get You High on Love (and Other Things)

Chocolate is known to be an aphrodisiac, and having sex while high can be a pretty incredible experience. So combining the two to create the ultimate sexual stimulant only makes sense. A group of high-end cannabis chocolatiers, 1906, released the first edible weed aphrodisiac to hit the market. A …

New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trailer Shows Off Beautiful Environments And Exciting Action

Ahead of the game's launch next month, a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has come online. Posted on the game's Japanese website, the two-minute trailer shows off some of the highly anticipated RPG's gorgeous environments and a number of action sequences.<p>In one segment, you …

States Keep Passing Laws On Marijuana As Anti-Marijuana Leaders Take Over

The states may be pushing forward with more legalization of marijuana, but Washington, D.C., might be stepping back. The marijuana business community has a mixed outlook regarding how the new administration will address their emerging multimillion-dollar industry. Some say “the genie is out of the …

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

Star Wars land to open at Disneyland in 2019

Star Wars fans who have been itching to see the new Star Wars land open at Disneyland will have to wait a bit longer.<p>During an earnings call with analysts Tuesday, Walt Disney Co. president and chief executive Bob Iger announced that the 14-acre expansion based on the blockbuster movie franchise …

8 key findings on marijuana consumer trends from the 'Uber for weed'

On February 8, Eaze— a California-based marijuana delivery service and technology platform — released its second annual "State of Cannabis" report, which explores trends in consumer demographics and buying behaviors.<p>The so-called "Uber for weed" used data from 250,000 California users on the Eaze …

Illinois Asks Trump to Let Banks Take Medical Marijuana Business

Federal rules effectively barring marijuana businesses from using banks stymie the medical marijuana industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An official in Illinois has asked President Donald Trump for guidance on his administration’s policy on the banking …

Cannabis

US researchers observe black hole taking more than a decade to eat star

A US researcher has noticed a black hole taking more than a decade to devour a star. Most black holes only require one year to eat stars.<p>University …

Black Holes

DEA pulls certificates for two Colorado doctors in medical marijuana controversy

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has pulled the medicine-prescribing certificates of two Colorado doctors, after those physicians had …

Cannabis

Fallout 4's 58GB High-Resolution Texture Pack Is Out Now On PC

Fallout 4's high-resolution PC texture pack has landed on Steam. You can grab it right here (via NeoGAF). As announced previously, the texture pack is meaty, requiring 58 GB of hard drive space.<p>Here is the texture pack's official description: "Experience the wasteland like you've never seen it …

A neurobiologist says medical marijuana could solve the US opioid abuse crisis

Americans are in pain. Over 2.5 million people in the US are addicted to opioids, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports. About 80 die daily from opioid overdoses. It’s gotten so bad that even conservative state legislators want to legalize medical marijuana, arguing it’s a safer, …

Cannabis

These Cannabis Formulas Were Made Specifically To Give You Better Sex

The idea of taking a puff or two of weed to help relax before sex is not exactly a secret. But, thanks to cannabis company hmbldt, it's about to get …

Meet The Expert Who Says Cannabis Is The Secret To Better Sex

The connection between marijuana and great sex may seem relatively trendy, but as Joe Dolce writes in his new book <i>Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the</i> …

Cantina Talk: That Rogue One Spin-Off Novel We Wanted? Oh, It’s Happening

Hey, you probably haven't heard, but <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> has an official title now: <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. It's also got a red logo, which …

Wisconsin Democrats urge GOP to hold pot referendum

Democratic lawmakers are calling on Republicans to let the public weigh in on whether Wisconsin should join 28 other states that have legalized medical marijuana.<p>Rep. Chris Taylor and Sen. Jon Erpenbach have introduced a bill that would let Wisconsin residents vote in an advisory referendum on …

Star Wars invades your sushi with official soy sauce dishes

Star Wars is a global phenomenon, but it seems like Japan gets all the special merch.<p>LucasFilm, capitalising on Japan's local tastes, has released a set of special Star Wars-themed soy sauce dishes.<p>The set, which includes Darth Vader, C-3P0, R2-D2 and a Stormtrooper helmet, sells online for 11,380 …

Star Wars

The 50 best burger joints in America

The burger is an American classic.<p>Whether it's served alone on a bun or stacked with cheese and bacon and smothered in condiments, a burger <i>always</i> makes for a satisfying meal.<p>We asked Foursquare City Guide to help us find the best burgers across the country.<p>Keep scrolling to see which burger joints …

This Is What Happens When Your Dog Gets Stoned

Stop laughing!<p>It can take a couple of days for a dog to come down from a marijuana high. As with most marijuana-related things—illegality makes research hard to come by—there's not metric to measure how stoned a dog can get. (Medical marijuana for dogs has very low levels of THC.) If it comes down …