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Metal Gear

Razer didn't save developers from Ouya

It’s probably nothing revelatory to come out and say that the slow death and sale of portions of Ouya has been a fair disaster.<p>The writing was on the wall for a while. If I was feeling less generous than I am, you might well say from the start, but y’know, I don’t think a lot of how Ouya approached …

Battleborn's Crazy Leveling System Explained - IGN Video

Battleborn's character levels reset at the end of every mission... or do they? Steve Gibson explains how not all is lost when the mission comes to an …

Technology

Hellboy in Hell preview: and then things get worse | Polygon

Mike Mignola's twenty-plus-year old creation has had his ups and downs over the years. Friends and loved ones have come and gone, he's had his fallings out with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, he's met gods and monsters and luchadors. But now he's dead.<p>And he's in Hell.<p>What's come …

Five Nights at Freddy's creator talks about life after Dollar General, the stress of success

Three days after releasing the latest game in the Five Nights at Freddy's series, the series creator posted an open letter of sorts discussing how he's struggled in the past to succeed and now seems to be struggling with the amount of hate he feels has been directed at him lately.<p>"It's true that …

The Swindle is like Spelunky meets Mark of the Ninja

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>The Swindle</i> combines 2D stealth gameplay with rouguelike elements and a bunch of platforming, and bundles it all into a steampunk wrapper. Sure, that sounds like a lot, but developer Size Five Games has a good handle on what makes all of those …

You can play classic C64 games on this Commodore smartphone

When I was a toddler, our home doubled as my parents’ fledgling ad agency and we had a Commodore 64. It was meant for work, but I managed to sneak in some gaming when no one was around.<p>Naturally, I was intrigued to see a new product bearing the company’s branding. It originally went bankrupt in …

This Bloodborne statue looks sick

Japanese figure-maker Gecco brought its <i>Bloodborne</i> Hunter statue to San Diego Comic-Con this week, offering a glimpse of what the final product will look like when it ships this later this year. The Hunter statue, which was announced earlier this year as an unpainted prototype sculpt, stands 32 …

The future of UX design

User experience design is often thought of as a new or emerging concept in Web design and app design. However, it has been around long before it was ever given the name “user experience.”<p>While the birth of the Internet didn’t focus at all on user experience or even design for that matter, as the …

How Chirp enables easy data transfers using nothing but sound

Chirp, a London-based technology company that lets you transfer data between devices using nothing but audio clips, has announced it’s opening its platform to developers as it looks to increase the uptake of the underlying technology.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Chirp made headlines back in 2012 …

'Neuromancer' Movie Concept Art By Tsutomu Nihei Is Revealed

Recently Vincenzo Natali, the highly regarded movie director, released a swathe of fascinating concept art for a selection of his unmade films. From properties like Predator to It, he also displayed some amazing art for Neuromancer. What’s especially incredible about these last pieces is that they …

Anime

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

Go underground with the workers who dig NYC's subterranean tunnels

Since 1872, Union 147— or the Sandhogs, as they're popularly known — has worked underground to excavate and construct most subterranean infrastructure projects for the city, clearing and blasting million-year old bedrock and creating tunnels for various uses.<p>Beginning with the foundations for the …

New York City

YotaPhone 2 gets whiter, cheaper and Lollipopier

The YotaPhone 2, with AMOLED on the front and E Ink on the back, is already quite a striking handset thanks to its dual-screen design. Though not striking enough, apparently, or at least not as openly eccentric as the new, white version of the device launching today. And a different color scheme …

Mobile Technology

Makers are getting their own social network

Maker Media founder Dale Dougherty speaks with such an infectious exuberance about creating and building that after speaking to him you want to go home and resurrect that project that's been sitting in your garage or bedroom. From a magazine, to a series of faires and camps for children, …

5 Ridiculously Common Misconceptions about UX — SitePoint

What would you say if I said User Experience, (a.k.a UX) was your obligation rather than an option?<p>Though the term was coined in the mid-90’s by Don …

South African mercenaries' secret war on Boko Haram

Mercenaries from South Africa have proved quietly decisive in helping the Nigerian military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram, writes Colin Freeman in Abuja<p>With their roots in <b>South Africa</b> apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Bread

A Saudi Prince is using video games to fuel an intellectual renaissance in the Middle East | Polygon

It's through those lenses — those unfair representations of a complex, massive grouping of a wide variety of people and what they believe in — that much of the non-Arab world sees the population of the Middle East.<p>And it was this realization, this moment of clarity about how the world might view …

Ann Patchett: Owning a bookstore means you always get to tell people what to read.

<i>Ann Patchett is a novelist and independent-bookstore owner. Her latest book is “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.”</i><p>When Karen Hayes and I opened Parnassus Books in Nashville in November 2011, I hadn’t really considered what an enormous boon it would be to my lifelong preoccupation with forcing …

Books

10 Futuristic Technologies That Will Never Exist

Part of the joy of science fiction is seeing all the awesome toys, and imagining how they could exist in the real world. And so many of science …

Physics

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a …

The Art of Error: 12 Cool and Creative 404 Pages

Making your 404 page fun is only half the battle — there’s still a lot of practical factors to keep in mind. In closing, let’s review some general tips to remember when covering your mistakes:<p><b>Link to Popular Posts —</b> Take advantage of the fact that your user may not know where to go next. Recommend …

A Conversation with Kameron Hurley and Ken Liu

Ken Liu and Kameron Hurley are two of the most talented and inventive writers working in fantasy today. <i>The Grace of Kings</i>, the first installment in …

40 Examples Video Game Logic That Totally Makes Sense

–February 28, 2015<b>Posted in:</b> Lists<p>PREV NEXT RAND<p><b>Tags:</b> logic, video game logic, video games, wtf<p>40 Examples Video Game Logic That Totally Makes Sense

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