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Knight classes: Inside Chicago's only school for medieval longsword | Polygon

"I did what any good student would do... I photocopied the whole thing."<p>Forty percent of these students are women. And they're not just here for the crossfit classes.

Medieval

Bloodborne review: scarlet letter

<i>Bloodborne</i>'s greatest surprise may be how much it asked me to forget what I'd learned from <i>Demon's Souls</i> and <i>Dark Souls</i>.<p>From Software's games have been lauded for how they buck modern game design trends. They don't rely on cinematic storytelling through lengthy cutscenes. They don't present pivotal …

DirectX 12 Can Combine Nvidia and AMD Cards

Microsoft could be on the verge of a graphics card breakthrough with the arrival of DirectX 12, as the new API will allow PC users to combine GPUs from different manufacturers.<p>Presently, PC users who want to double the number of graphics cards attached to their motherboard are restricted by the …

19 Things Only RPG Nerds Will Find Funny

For those who know the true, pre-Twitter meaning of DM.

Japan has strawberries called the 'Scent of First Love' that are completely white inside and out with red seeds: http://t.co/ZGYZfnn2Vw

Harry Potter, from Snape's point of view, is 14 minutes of pure heartbreak

<b>Updated on January 14, 2016:</b> Alan Rickman has passed away, with Harry Potter's Severus Snape remaining one of the actor's iconic roles. This edit shows just how much heavy lifting it took to create a story we would only really understand once the series was complete.<p>He did this all without knowing …

Harry Potter

The Japanese wrestler that almost amputated Muhammad Ali’s leg

Sometimes, professional wrestling is real.<p>[via]<p>If you’ve never heard of the June 1976 fight that almost got Muhammad Ali’s leg cut off, it doesn’t …

Martial Arts

Attack On Titan Characters Made Unnervingly Real

It isn't like they took the anime characters and made them look real. That's exactly what they did.<p>They being Universal Studios Japan, which, …

Anime

There Are Few Anime As Fun As Amagi Brilliant Park

Some anime get the adrenaline pumping. Others tug at the heartstrings. Some are mindless adventures while yet others make you think. And then there …

Anime

Shelf Life: Six ways to prepare a coelacanth | @GrrlScientist

How do you preserve a fish so researchers can study it for hundreds of years into the future? This video shows six different methods used by the American Museum of Natural history to preserve its coelacanth specimens for research.<p>Coelacanths originally appeared in the fossil record between 415-360 …

Few Anime are as Fun as Amagi Brilliant Park

Some anime get the adrenaline pumping. Others tug at the heartstrings. Some are mindless adventures while yet others make you think. And then there …

Anime

Teaser Trailer for New GHOST IN THE SHELL Anime Film

Swap in bigger, cheaper PS4 hard drives with Nyko's new Data Bank add-on

Accessory maker Nyko is releasing a new hard drive dock for the PlayStation 4 that, while maybe not the most elegant of accessories, allows console owners to swap in larger 3.5 inch hard drives for extra storage.<p>The Nyko Data Bank introduces compatibility for 3.5 inch hard drives — instead of 2.5 …

Old Man's War

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.<p>The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are …

Assassin's Creed Unity Patch 4 Coming Next Week

From next week, players will be able to select the free game of their choice.<p>Ubisoft is expecting to roll out Patch 4 for Assassin's Creed Unity on …

77-year-old woman can lift more than you

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Early Monday morning, dawn cracked over the roof of the Maplewood YMCA, and there were three people in the weight room.<p>One man had biceps the circumference of telephone poles. Another looked like he could easily lift a small car.<p>The third was a 77-year-old lady with a sweet laugh …

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands of euros for anti-extremist charity

Neo-Nazis gathered in a small German town found themselves the target of an anti-fascist prank this week when they inadvertently raised €10,000 for an anti-extremist organisation.<p>For decades, far-right extremists have marched through Wunsiedel in Bavaria every year, to the despair of those who live …

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Assassin's Creed Unity review: Paris burning

Unity falls short of the fresh start Assassin's Creed needs<p><i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> has the weight of a console transition lying heavily upon it.<p>As of Nov. 11, 2014, there will have been eight main Assassin's Creed games since 2007, including <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>. The series has seen annualized …

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0x10c, by C418

supported by 79 fans who also own “0x10c”<p>The music from this album is no less impactful away from the fantasic game Fez. talc33<p>supported by 71 fans …

Percussion

An Awesome Soundtrack in an Otherwise Lackluster Game

Since his introduction in <i>Sonic Adventure 2</i>, Shadow the Hedgehog has become one of the most popular characters in the series second only to the Blue …

shadowthehedgehog

Attitude is more important: http://t.co/Iu9gSjRpyB

All articles | Dungeons & Dragons

We celebrate 30 years of The Crystal Shard by chatting with R.A. Salvatore and asking D&D superstars what Drizzt means to them. Plus, more …

Demons Invade PAX! | Dungeons & Dragons

Join us as we unleash the Rage of Demons on PAX Prime 2015<p>At this year’s PAX Prime, adventure into the twisted fairy-tale land of the Underdark and …

Board Games

You haven't played these Pokémon games, but you should

Not only have you not caught them all — you haven't even <i>played</i> them all.<p>The Pokémon-playing community has proven to be one of the most industrious groups of fans this industry has ever seen. That tenacity is built into the franchise's very nature. To fully complete a PokeDex in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, you …