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The 7 best VR games for iPhone

No Android? No problem! There are plenty of cool VR games for iOS. All you need is a headset.<p>Warning: You're about to cross over. Once you've tried games in virtual reality, it's going to be awfully difficult to go back to 2D gaming on a TV or monitor.<p>Better yet, you can enjoy some stellar VR …

Virtual Reality

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

The 20 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 5th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of programming available to stream, and it’s not just recycled titles from Netflix or straight-to-DVD rejects. Although it’s not the easiest streaming …

If Twin Peaks had been a PSone game, it would have been Mizzurna Falls

Not a Deadly Premonition demake, but pretty darn close<p>More episodes of <i>Twin Peaks</i>, David Lynch's unsettling take on small-town life, are tantalizingly close, but how to fill the time until then? You could play <i>Deadly Premonition</i> for the 10th time, sure, but if you'd like to see a game that arguably …

7 Crime Docs To Watch On Netflix After You Finish 'Making A Murderer'

Clear your calendar.<p>Since its premiere last month, Netflix's "Making a Murderer" has become the most talked-about true crime investigation on the Internet, with people comparing it favorably to both the "Serial" podcast series and HBO's "The Jinx."<p>The documentary series has struck a nerve by …

Crime

Best mobile games of November 2015 (pictures)

Mobile Gaming

We are still plagued by “Heart of Darkness”: Conrad’s ambiguous masterpiece haunts the new “Beasts of No Nation,” and almost every other Western work about Africa’s troubles

<b>Idris Elba in the Netflix original film "Beasts of No Nation" (Netflix)</b><p>The Idris Elba war film opens this week in theaters and on Netflix<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 16, 2015 9:06pm (UTC)<p>Why is Africa the way it is? As Joseph Conrad observed at the turn of the previous century, it’s a question that …

Netflix Original

Dark Disney: The True Stories Behind Popular Disney Animated Films

The 10 best ruins in Britain

<b>St Peter’s seminary, Cardross, near Glasgow</b><p>Concrete makes good ruins, especially when formed by the robust Glaswegian imaginations of the late architects Isi Metzstein and Andy MacMillan, and when pounded over the years by northwestern coastal weather. And subjected to attrition by graffiti and …

Henry Viii

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Feline Witcher Gear Locations - The Witcher 3 Guide - IGN Video

IGN shows you where to find the diagrams for the starting set of Feline Witcher Gear in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For more on TW3, check out our full …

The Witcher

A Brief History of Metal Gear Solid

Metal... Gear?<p><i>This is an extract from A Brief History of Videogames by Richard Stanton, available now. (It's rather good.)</i><p>Metal Gear Solid is one of …

Metal Gear

Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made

The most expensive Indian movie ever made turns out to have spent a fair bit on getting one man to the top of a cliff and then leaving him hanging. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali – a Telugu production, dubbed into Tamil and releasing in two parts (Baahubali: The Conclusion follows next year) – reportedly …

War

A Witcher 3 guide to Gwent

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> isn't just a spectacular role-playing game with a rich backdrop, story and characters, it's also the setting for a really fun card game.<p>In the taverns of <i>Witcher 3</i> you can often find a patron to challenge to a game of <i>Gwent</i>, a collectible card game that puts you in the role …

The Witcher

Witcher 3 Guide: Taking Advantage of Potion Crafting

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, some of the most important tools you have at your disposal are Geralt's special Witcher potions. While they are not necessary for your survival in the beginning of the game, they definitely become more vital as the game progresses. This is why it's a good idea to start …

The Witcher

A Witcher primer: What you need to know to play The Witcher 3 | Polygon

THE TALE SO FAR<p>What follows are plot synopsis of the first two games designed to help you prepare for <i>Wild Hunt</i> without getting too deep into the breadth and plot complexity of the game. It will help you understand, as a new player, the decisions you'll be asked to recall in the third game because, …

Exploring the New Star Wars Canon - Rebel Base - IGN Video

The Star Wars canon has been redefined. The movies are obviously in, but what else is now considered essential reading and viewing?

Canon

Masters 2015: Last-Minute Odds, Picks and Projections

Link to Media<p>Tiger's back, at least in the pure physical sense.<p>But can Tiger Woods whip up some of his old-school Masters magic? That remains to be seen.<p>Meanwhile, there are lots of other golfers who appear poised to make a run at the coveted green jacket that will go to the winner of the 79th …

Golf

Timeline of the Kojima, Konami Controversy

A whole lot of drama.<p><i>This timeline has been updated on July 29 to reflect developments that have happened since the story originally ran in April.</i><p>The …

Metal Gear

GTA 5's Online Heist Bonuses, Roles, and Challenges Explained

Ahead of their release next week, Rockstar has further detailed the online heists mode coming to Grand Theft Auto V.<p>As previously announced, each four-man group that attempts a heist will need to designate one player as a leader. This player will need to be at least rank 12, own a high-end …

Grand Theft Auto

Final Fantasy Creator's Fictional Hip-Hop Journey, as Told by Mega64

The story of the original Final Fantasy and its name is well known: Hironobu Sakaguchi created the game and titled it as such because he planned to leave the games industry if it didn't sell well. It did perform strongly, and Sakaguchi went on to make, well, quite a few follow-ups.<p>Sakaguchi was the …

Final Fantasy

Soccer Gods

Time-lapse video shows Pyongyang from a different perspective

More than anywhere else on earth, North Korea is hidden from the world community. But a videographer and a self-proclaimed "branding pioneer" have put together a unique look at the nation's capital city, Pyongyang. The two men, JT Singh and Rob Whitworth, traveled to the city with support from a …

Greetings Comic-Con! Here Are 35 TV Series Available On Netflix For Your Geek-Loving Hearts

Comic Con has arrived to San Diego this weekend, and while attendees will be battling crushing lines for the opportunity to see panels that those of us at home will be livestreaming. While they’re standing in line for hours, we can relax at home with some geek-inspired television series. It’s just …

Putting Cristiano Ronaldo on Japanese TV was a bad idea

Studying abs, using weird facial exercise equipment: It's all in a day's work for the Japanese show Super News.<p>Pour one out for Cristiano Ronaldo's publicists this morning, because they're probably fired. The Real Madrid star flew to Japan to appear on the news show Super News, and what proceeded …

Abandoned Places: 19 eerie photos of a world left behind

China's Drive To Join The Outer World: The Soccer World Cup

On Friday, 19 million Chinese watched Brazil defeat Croatia 3-1 in Saõ Paolo on the opening day of the <i>Copa do mundo,</i> or World Cup, which is the most fanatically followed soccer tournament in the world. This huge audience tuned in despite the late hour in China (4 a.m.) and the fact that their own …

Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for Watch Dogs fans

<i>This article may contain spoilers for Watch Dogs.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if you’re …

Top 10 movie westerns

It's the most all-American of film genres, filled with he-men and black hats. But the western has given us some great movies: the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 crime movies • Top 10 arthouse movies • Top 10 family movies • Top 10 war movies • Top 10 teen movies • Top 10 …

'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' Trailer: 'Grave of the Fireflies' Director Returns – /Film

When Studio Ghibli comes up in conversation, it is inevitably co-founder Hayao Miyazaki who dominates the talk. For good reason: he’s made more …

Anime

Blurring the Line Between GTA 5 & the Real World

....it's like a lava lamp.<p>In a case of art imitating art imitating life (or something,) creator Craig Kind has highlighted the increasingly blurred …