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All of the images in this post are borrowed from the amazing Flickr feed of the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.
Any day now, the apple trees on …Honey Bees
I actually wear a hat like that when I role-play. The pointy one, not the one with horns. That would be too nerdy.Knights of Pen & Paper was a unique …RPGs
Gave my girlfriend a custom-made Escape: Curse of the Temple/Portal crossover boardgame for her birthday.
As the title says, my girlfriend loves Escape: Curse of the Temple. She also loves the videogame Portal, so I decided to combine that for her …Board Games
Newsbrief: E-Line Media and The Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska's Never Alone has won both the "Most Significant Impact" and "Game of the Year" …Gaming Conventions
Day 1 of 90 [[The Spirit rover is on the surface of Mars.]] Spirit (thinking): 89 days to go! Day 88 of 90 Spirit (thinking): Two days until I go …Geek Humor
I really have no right to take any credit for this, because although I must have read about Wander in the Inform Designer's Manual some years ago, it …Interactive Fiction
You’ve probably heard before that focal lengths between 85mm and 135mm produce the best head shots because they provide a desirable perspective in …
Fantasy Grounds, one of the leading virtual tabletop platforms, now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D …RPGs
The selfie stick was invented twice, two decades apart, by men on opposite sides of the world - and both times it was the result of problems experienced on a European holiday.
The selfie stick has become so common that it is now widely seen as a nuisance - it has been banned from stadiums, concerts, …Cameras
New titles require unique non-game related hook or hilariously weird premise to gain coverage, says Cliff Harris
UK indie game development veteran …
I like everything I do to be an improvement on what I've done before. That means I study a lot, and often in directions that don't immediately apply …RPGs
For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively rendering the animals as legal "people" in the eyes of the law. New York Supreme Court Justice …Social Justice
Nearly two years after I left Google, I’m starting to understand what’s going on in the professional sphere. The conventional seams between …Employment
The original Magicka was something of a surprise hit for publisher Paradox Interactive. The top-down, dungeon crawler by way of twin-stick shooter was …Wizardry
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 17 (UPI) -- Astronomers may have formed secret alliance with the lawn care industry. What else can explain the anger of …Roomba
Magic: The Gathering is a game where players use cards to cast spells on their opponents. The game quickly became a hit after it was introduced in the mid-1990s. But the game's very popularity led to a crisis inside the company.
Magic cards are sold in small packs with random sets of cards, like …Success
I remember the first time I played Star Wars: Dark Forces back in 1995. It’s an oldie, but it was a goodie: a first-person shooter that put you inside a little corner of the Star Wars universe, where you could battle it out with blasters and thermal detonators to your heart’s content. It was …Star Wars
We learned this week that more than 317 million computer viruses or other malicious programs were unleashed by hackers last year, according to the Internet security firm Symantec. That's nearly a million new cyberthreats daily.
But not all attempts at messing with your computer are from sneaky, …Java
My friend, Carmine Gallo, has written a book called The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty. The Apple Store is the …Apple Store
Author Joseph Leray
Posted On2015-04-15 16:30:56
The TouchArcade Borg Collective was pretty enamored with Pandemic: The Board Game [$6.99 (HD)] …Board Games
Yesterday SpaceX made another unsuccessful try at landing a Falcon 9 first stage on a barge in the ocean, but the fuzzy Vine clip posted cut off right before things got exciting. Today, the company posted a longer, higher res video but quickly pulled it from YouTube. Now, you can see exactly what …Space
Games By Apr. 15, 2015 4:29 pm
Dungeon Masters take note, it’s time to step up your game with some 3D monsters.
Designer Miguel Zavala has been going …Monsters
Space album! Happy to announce that we will release a full album’s worth of music written and recorded in space in Fall 2015 with Warner Music. Exciting!
Happy to announce that we will release a full album’s worth of music written and recorded in space in Fall 2015 with Warner …