Christopher Alan Ennis

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Halloween Is The Best Week For Cosplay

I like to keep the cosplay related to video games where I can on Fancy Pants, but some days - or even some weeks - you've got to make exceptions. The …

Answer to Is it actually possible to sue a ham sandwich in the United States and has anyone ever tried?

Believe it or not, it is possible to sue a ham sandwich in the United States -- as long as you are the government, and you are bringing a unique type …

How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy

CEO: “We’ve never been asked for keys nor [have we] handed over user data."<p>In recent months, I’ve started to take my own digital security much more …

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World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Holy Crap. Has The Famous Glitch, Missingno, Returned In Pokémon X & Y?

Hold on to your butts, this one is a doozy. Earlier today, an image with a screenshot of a trainer standing in front of a boutique in Lumiose City, a …

“Aren’t you a little too old for that?” 17 years of playing Pokémon

Pokémon is turning 20, and I've been around for most of it.<p>This Saturday, February 27, marks the 20th anniversary of the original release of <i>Pokémon</i> …

You’re infected—if you want to see your data again, pay us $300 in Bitcoins

Ransomware comes of age with unbreakable crypto, anonymous payments.<p>Malware that takes computers hostage until users pay a ransom is getting meaner, …

Xbox One has some epic accessories in store for Forza 5

As driving real cars is losing steam with teenagers and young adults, playing with digital devices is gaining popularity. Instead of buying that aftermarket exhaust or an interior lighting package, you may head out and pick up the latest racing wheel to play your favorite racing game. In the case …

No time to lose (or win): Coping with being an adult gamer

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Mr. Takahashi’s article about gamers who don’t finish games really hit home. For all of my love of video games, I certainly classify as a lapsed gamer. I am a …

Checking in on North America’s first video game college, 25 years later

Seattle's Digipen is more than just where the Portal guys went to school.<p>REDMOND, WA—In my teenage years, I knew with utter certainty what I wanted …

“Captain Phillips,” the shutdown and American nationalism in decline

Is Tom Hanks’ “Captain Phillips” a paean to red-state nationalism — or just a casualty of our crazy politics?<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 12, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>I feel pretty sure that Tom Hanks, director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray had no conscious intention of wading into America’s culture …

Race against The Stig in Forza 5

Forza and Top Gear make one of the best partnerships...in the world.<p>The Stig's "digital cousin" will show up in <i>Forza 5</i>, giving players the chance to race against the mysterious man in the white suit. A word of caution - if you beat him, there's a 99% chance that you'll end up in a ham slicer.<p>This …

When you make a BMW 2002 M3 lovechild you get better than coffee

The right kind of hybrid.<p>Long before the first generation Prius, there were hybrids that weren't awful, weren't the misplaced darlings of Greenpeace, and made lovely noises instead of manufacturer mandated silence. I'm speaking of course, of older cars with modern-ish engines swapped into them. …

Mythbusters tests which is more efficient, four-way stop or roundabout [w/poll]

In the US, the four-way-stop intersection is king, with little competition from roundabouts. In Europe, things are reversed, and the roundabout is much more common than four-way-stop intersections. While it has been said before that the roundabout is a more efficient way to handle traffic at a busy …

The 8 wrongest romances in video games

<i>A version of this article was originally published in October 2013.</i><p>Tainted love<p>Ain't love grand? Actually, in the cases of these twisted tales of …