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The only recipe you need to conquer the delightfully tough new 'Legend of Zelda' game

The massive open-world of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is ridiculously dangerous.<p>If the Moblins don't get you, the elements probably will. In fact, just <i>existing</i> in the parts of Hyrule, "Breath of the Wild's" massive environment, will kill you.<p>There are, of course, a few things you can …

The best new games and apps for the Gear VR

We've selected the following apps, games and experiences as some of the most intriguing new content for your Gear VR. While not everything on this …

All the 'Persona' games, briefly summarized

Today is a big day. That crazy video game series about high school students who like to befriend and battle demons is getting another release today. …

D.C. is gearing up to become the capital of esports, sponsors team NRG Esports

For Washington, D.C., being the capital of the United States of America isn't enough. The city is looking to become the capital of something else …

The Best Gear for Upgrading Your Video Game Console

Microsoft and Sony aren’t planning to upgrade their flagship consoles for a few months yet, but you can still improve your gaming experience with …

How to Choose the Right Processor and Motherboard

AMD has just released its fastest processor yet after more than a half decade of research and development, and Intel’s Kaby Lake processor is now …

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater

The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money<p>There is a science to every sale. Among other findings of interest to retailers, researchers have shown that customers are drawn to items sitting on the middle of a shelf, as opposed to the ends <b>[1],</b> and that we perceive prices to be lower …

How To House-Sit Your Way Around The World

An ex-California state prisoner reviews Prison Architect

I grew up in a pre-tech boom, working-class Bay Area neighborhood, where a kid having relatives that were incarcerated was the norm. Some of those kids would, unfortunately, grow up to follow their relatives into cells (or worse). I wouldn’t classify the town as bad, it’s just the mechanisms of the …

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10 New Rules For Finding Cheap Flights

It seems as if someone posts or prints a set of air ticket buying tips every day now, and most of those tips belong to the "round up the usual suspects" family: Be flexible, check alternate airports, fly a low-fare airline, visit all the websites, buy domestic tickets two months in advance and …

Breakdown of the fastest spaceships in the history of science fiction

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

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The secret to Madden's player ratings, revealed at last

For years, I've bothered Donny Moore — the "Ratings Czar" for EA Sports' Madden NFL series — for a breakdown of how a player's all-important "Overall" rating was computed. It's position-specific. If you're creating a quarterback, giving him high marks in kicking accuracy doesn't mean anything, for …

Eve: The most thrilling boring game in the universe

"All of it surprises me."<p>Alex "The Mittani" Gianturco is a long-time <i>Eve Online</i> player. In real life, he's a retired DC attorney. In <i>Eve</i>, he's a ruthless space dictator. Thinking about his journey from fresh-faced player to being arguably the most powerful person in the game, he tells me none of it …

Jackie Chan Turns 61: His 7 Most Intrepid Stunts and the Injuries that Followed (Video)

The 'Rush Hour' star has done everything from sliding down a skyscraper to shooting fight sequences atop a moving bus.<p>Hong Kong's celebrated actor, …

The Message Is The Product: Solving Mobile Gaming’s Price Problem

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Barring a couple of examples like <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Monument Valley</i> the conventional wisdom is that you can’t charge for mobile games. …

2014 in review: a great year for horror games

While many folks feel 2014 was somewhat lackluster overall, it was a <i>fantastic</i> year for horror games.<p>In some ways, it felt like horror games, once so very much in vogue with the survival-horror style (think the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series) in the late 90s, have been making a slow-but-steady …

Different rules apply | MZS

I want to tell you a story about the difference between knowing and understanding.<p>Over the weekend, my ten-year-old son and I had just finished …

Interview: Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse on what Hollywood’s love of blockbusters means for the rest of us | Interviews

Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse just may have the coolest job on the planet. She’s made a career out of studying and figuring out why …

The best Android strategy games without in-app purchases

We've combed through the Google Play Store for the very best strategy games out there, then weeded out anything with a pesky "Offers in-app …

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