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Has Milan Lucic Taken His Career to Another Level in 2013-14?

Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic statistically certified the most prolific 10-game start of his NHL career amidst Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to New Jersey.<p>While his production pace is not realistically sustainable, the tape and the data confirm his revamped compete level. More vitally, the …

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Pain coming back to PlayStation Network as free-to-play title

<i>Pain</i>, the 2007 PlayStation 3 action game first released as a downloadable title through Sony's PlayStation Network, is coming back as a free-to-play game, Sony announced at the Brazil Game Show today.<p>The updated version is being developed by Argentinian studio QB9, which takes over for original …

Friends List: Are video games too risky for voice actors?

Today I'm talking about the risks of voice acting in video games with Polygon Reporter Alexa Ray Corriea.<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series in which members of Polygon's editorial staff answer an important, unusual or agitating question related to video games. The …

Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed 4 DLC is PS-exclusive for six months

The PlayStation-exclusive downloadable content for <i>Watch Dogs</i> and <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> will be available on other platforms six months after launch, according to a trailer advertising the library of upcoming PlayStation 4 games.<p>You can see both Ubisoft titles mentioned in a section of the …

Sony working on "grand" FAQ for PlayStation 4

Gamers with lingering questions about the PlayStation 4 may be happy to learn Sony is working on a "grand" FAQ for the next-generation console, SCEE Blog Manager Fred Dutton said today.<p>On the European PlayStation Blog, a fan asked for more details on the PS4's user interface and features, as well …

Time to clear out the hard drive: Call of Duty: Ghosts require 40GB of storage space on PC

Developer Infinity Ward has continually said that the next Call of Duty game is going to offer “one of the best Call of Duty experiences ever.” What they are saying today is that it’s also one of the largest … in terms of minimum required hard-drive space.<p>Infinity Ward released the minimum system …

The 30th Anniversary Capcom Character Encyclopedia Is Here

The <i>30th Anniversary Capcom Character Encyclopedia</i> will remind you that Nintendo is not the only juggernaut of memorable video game characters. The …

Alienware Offering $200 for Old Game Consoles with PC Purchase

Accepting trade-ins of old PCs and Macs, too.<p>The next generation of console gaming is just over the horizon. And while there's plenty of reasons to …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Ultra Street Fighter 4 adds Double Ultra Combos, Red Focus Attacks

Capcom confirmed two new changes coming to the fighting system in <i>Ultra Street Fighter 4</i> next year, tweaking the way Ultra Combos and Focus Attacks will function.<p>First is the addition of Double Ultra Combos; no longer will players be forced to choose which Ultra Combo they want to bring into battle.</i> …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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World Cup ticket scalping scam suspect turns himself in

Ray Whelan, the British executive with close ties to FIFA who is suspected of heading a World Cup ticket scalping scam, turned himself in to Brazilian authorities on Monday afternoon.<p>Police had been searching for Mr. Whelan for four days, after he left through the service door of an upscale Rio …

Tuukka Rask denies Tomas Hertl with save

VIDEO: David Krejci scores with 0.8 seconds, Sharks' first regulation loss

The Sharks were 0.8 seconds away from extending their point streak to 10 games to start the season until David Krejci scored to give the Bruins a 2-1 …

Patrick Marleau scores on the rebound

MacGregor: John Scott's thuggery generates outrage throughout NHL

Such glorious opportunity.<p>Let us hope the NHL does not pass this one up – as the league has unfortunately done so often in the past.<p>At the 5 minute 49 second mark of the third period in a Wednesday game between the visiting Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres, with Boston winning 4-2, Sabres enforcer …

Retailers worry that delayed tax refunds could keep wallets closed

Business News<p>It's bad news for retailers and consumers: Those big tax refunds they're counting on to boost sales and pad bank accounts are going to take a little longer.<p>Due to the government shutdown, the IRS will delay the start of the tax filing season by one to two weeks. The original start date …

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Ford sees upside, takes on Toyota for global sales lead

Business News<p>How you view Ford’s third-quarter profit will likely depend on how you count the numbers. Despite a sharp decline, Detroit’s second-largest maker is proclaiming the earnings a “significant” success.<p>Indeed, Ford Motor Co. sees plenty of upside for the year so far, announcing that it has …

A kidney for $10,000? Paying donors actually pays off, new study finds

Health news<p>Paying living kidney donors $10,000 to give up their organs would save money over the current system based solely on altruism — even if it only boosts donations by a conservative 5 percent.<p>That’s according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers that rekindles the ongoing debate about …

Astronauts point to next frontier: Stopping killer asteroids

Science News<p>For most people, going into outer space would be enough of a claim to fame — but the way astronaut Rusty Schweickart sees it, saving the world from killer asteroids is far more significant.<p>"Apollo and Skylab were great experiences for me personally, but my NEO [near-Earth object] work …

Officials: Too early to tell what caused thrill-ride accident at N.C. State Fair

Five people were hurt, two seriously, when a pendulum-swing thrill ride at the North Carolina State Fair jolted back to a start as riders were getting off, authorities and witnesses said.<p>Authorities said Friday that it was too early to tell what went wrong. They said that they were interviewing …

2013 World Series: Game 1 dominates TV ratings with 14.4 million viewers

Wednesday night's match-up in Fenway finished ahead of 2012 and 2011's series openers.<p>The "Major League Baseball is dying" narrative lost another battle Wednesday night. Game 1 of the World Series averaged 14.4 million television viewers on Fox, making it the most-watched series opener since at …

Sharks vs. Bruins - Game Recap - October 24, 2013 - ESPN

BOSTON -- David Krejci thought there were a few seconds left before overtime.<p>He was surprised when he saw how close it was.<p>Krejci tipped in a shot …

NSA leaks strain US-German relationship - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> it sounds like a joke, but it's not. if it's wednesday it must be germany . every day brings fresh outrage from another overseas country . another ally of the united states over new revelations that they have been spied upon by the u.s. it's all coming from the former american intelligence …

Bruins vs. Sabres - Game Recap - October 23, 2013 - ESPN

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Milan Lucic got five stitches -- and the last word.<p>The Buffalo crowd cheered when Lucic was struck in the face with a puck late in …