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The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

'Super Mario' is coming to 'Minecraft: Wii U Edition'

<i>Minecraft</i> is available on almost every platform known to man, so when the Wii U version launched last December, most people responded with a shrug. Heck, you couldn't even use the GamePad for inventory management. To makes the console edition a little more attractive, Nintendo has teamed up with …

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EA Sports

Wherever I Lay My Nuka-Grenade: On Finding Home in Video Games

What does "home" really mean to you? In gaming it represents a host of different situations.<p>Having recently uprooted myself to move from England to Scotland, the question of what "home" really means has been on my mind a lot. The very nature of what makes a home is intangible in a way, while also …

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Here's Mario in an Unreal Engine 4 game

If Nintendo wants to develop a Mario game using Unreal Engine 4, hey, they can get it for free — well, so long as Epic Games gets 5 percent of the gross revenue it makes more than $3,000.<p>Even as a novelty it probably would, and though Epic can cut side deals for big players who use the technology, …

10 unexpected candidates for song of the summer

iggy who?<p>Music always sounds better during the summer, providing the perfect soundtrack to those sunny afternoons spent sipping tall Margaritas on a boat. Give these 10 under-the-radar songs a listen when you’re tired of bumping this season’s major players, like Fetty Wap’s unstoppable “Trap …

Square Enix's version of Star Wars isn't messing around

If Square Enix had its way with Star Wars, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and your everyday Stormtrooper would be a much more fearsome force than what we've come to know over the years. Did we say if? We mean when.<p>As part of the Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai line, Square Enix reimagined all three …

These are the Five Video Gaming Podcasts You Need in Your Life

With so many options available, what demands your subscription attention? VICE Gaming cuts through the noise to highlight five essentials.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>I've probably listened to hundreds of hours of video game podcasts over the last few years that explore the nerdy …

Metal Gear

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

The VICE Guide to House Parties

Getting in, getting laid, and getting high—how to conquer those Friday nights that will define your young life.<p><b>More VICE Guides: Dating Rich Girls / Adulthood / Self-Esteem /</b> Raving<b>.</b> Photo by Travis Kent<p>You are exactly the kind of person who would be at a place like this, at this time of the …

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The Socialist Subtext of ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it, anything you want to, do it, want to change the world, there's nothing to it."<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p>"He's a Nazi, <i>him.</i>"<p>I'm home for Easter during my final year of university, and my mother has just peered up from a pile …

Film Industry

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle Schaeffer.</i><p>In 1942 my grandfather, Peter Stoppi, a young man of 29 years old, joined the army to fight …

Why I'm in love with this sweet game about a little girl in Alaska

The Inupiat, like many indigenous tribal peoples, hold the belief that all things are inhabited by a spiritual essence that goes deeper than their outward expression.<p>I think that <i>Never Alone</i>, a game based on the Inupiat's stories and culture, is an example of this animism. On the face of it, the …

Chasing League of Legends: Here’s every upcoming MOBA we could think of

I used to resist using the term MOBA because I thought it was too obscure. These days, I’m pretty confident that you’ve all at least heard of the term before.<p>The multiplayer online battle arena is a newish type of video game that features teams of player-controlled heroes battling each other, …

19 Ways "The Fault In Our Stars" And "A Walk To Remember" Have Exactly The Same Plot

Imagine if you marathon-watched both.

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How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Meet Scarlett, the queen of 'Starcraft II'

In November 2013, 19-year-old Canadian <i>Starcraft II</i> pro Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn played what's been called one of the game's most exciting matches ever: a hard-earned surprise victory against top-ranked player Choi "Bomber" Ji Sung in the Hammerstein Ballroom. North America's current top player, …

This Might Be The Strangest Book Ever Written

In 1976 Luigi Serafini, an Italian artist, architect and designer, decided to write about an imaginary world. The end result was utterly bizarre.

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Check this out: a card game you don't need a table to play on. Oddball Aeronauts (Prototype) Review

I was contacted by maverick:muse back near the end of 2013 and asked if I wanted to check out a new game they were working on. This new game was a …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

iPad Apps

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>3<p>Sat<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>8<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Mar<p>6<p>Tue<p>Eric Johnsonwith original band members …

27 Signs You're Not A Relationship-Type Person

I would do anything for love, but I won't do that...or anything else really because love is kinda stupid. Sorry.

GamesBeat’s 2013 ‘Naughty and Nice’ Alternative Holiday Gift Guide for your geek

There’s almost no point in calling the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” anymore. As the years have rolled on, the biggest shopping day of the year has engulfed the holiday while greedily absorbing the rest of the month.<p>That leaves even less time for you to prepare a suitable, special holiday …

TFTW: Top Ten Underrated Games