Zac Cady

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Platinum Games' New Action-RPG Offers Stylish And Deep Combat On The Go

Developer Platinum Games--the studio behind Bayonetta and Nier Automata--is known for its particular brand of action games that focus on kinetic hack and slash gameplay. With that particular style in mind, the developers are launching a new IP known as World of Demons--a Samurai action-RPG game …

Take a Guided Tour of the Xbox One's Controller

If you're picking up the Xbox One when it releases (whenever that is), this is the controller you'll be spending a lot of time with. While we've …

Why it matters that you can't own an electronic copy of the Oxford English Dictionary

In my latest Guardian column, I talk about the digital versions of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

Stop Whining about Ben Affleck Playing Batman, He is Perfect for the Part

Friday was my day off, so I wasn’t in the Geekosystem offices to yell at Victoria McNally about how wrong she is to hate Ben Affleck being cast as …

Ben Affleck

A 2013 Cosplay Comeback

I've been on vacation for three weeks, which explains the recent lack of a weekly cosplay roundup. But hey, I'm back now, and so is Fancy Pants.<p>It's …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Bonne Anniversaire, Coco Chanel! Read the Fashion Icon's Top 10 Quotes

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel<p>It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, "Fashion passes, style remains." Not only was she one of the greatest style icons of our day—founding her eponymous brand and creating dressing rules still followed today—but she was also a woman of wise words. Her quotes about …

Coco Chanel

Jared Platt On The Link Between Creativity and Efficiency

Aside from his Arizona-based wedding and portrait photography business, Jared Platt is best known in the industry as a master of workflow efficiency …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who’s currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a …

Interview with Andrew Nelles, Former Chicago Sun-Times Photographer

Andrew Nelles is a 26-year-old freelance photojournalist based in Chicago, Ill. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he began freelancing in …

Top 10: Beach Cities

See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Top 10

Top 10 Islands

A renowned travel writer told us where in the the world to find the top ten islands.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p>Leslie Thomas is a successful writer in England who's been in the business for more than 40 years. He has written more than 30 novels and several travel …

Los Angeles

Top 10 Museums and Galleries

Experience fine art at one of the top ten museums and galleries in the world.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.</b> <br>The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research and museum complex, with 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological …

Top 10 Literary Cities

If your idea of vacation includes checking out local bookshops and exploring writer hangouts, this list is for you.<p><i>From the September 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>magazine</i><p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b><br>It’s practically mandatory that visitors to Edinburgh travel by the book. The atmospheric …

Literature

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

World Celebration Foods

What’s a party without food? Check out this gallery of celebratory cuisine from around the world. Haggis, anyone?

Chinese New Year

National Geographic Travel

Best of the World Weekly

Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

Travel Photography

Three Reasons to Visit Swedish Lapland

If you’ve got “See the northern lights” on your bucket list, you may want to start planning a trip to Swedish Lapland later this year because your chances of catching the aurora borealis are pretty high. NASA is predicting that the strongest solar explosions of the last decade (called “solar …

Make Way for the Penguin Parade

“Just to the right of that rock,” ranger Ash Belsar said, pointing, as we grabbed our night-vision gear. “You’ll see one straight ahead.” I put the lens to my eye and scanned the beach. There it was: my first little penguin of the night, wobbling out of the surf.<p>And it really <i>was</i> little. In fact, at …

Into the Wild on Kiawah Island

“Look at the pool,” my fiancé Andy called out. “Is that a stray cat?” I looked down at our hotel’s empty early morning pools and there it was. “Wonder how it got there,” I mused.<p>At times on Kiawah Island, I wondered if I was in South Carolina or the marshlands of Botswana. A mere 20 miles south of …

Living History in Athens

“The best part of being in Athens is the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American poet, animator, and longtime resident of the capital of Greece. “Walking around Athens is a living history lesson. Modern is juxtaposed with ancient, and art is featured throughout the …

Iconic Greece: Thessaloniki

Icons are, for the uninitiated (that means most of us), an encounter with the unknown: religious paintings on wooden panels of great antiquity. For others, they take on great spiritual significance. And there’s no better place to see them than Thessaloniki in northern Greece.<p>This often neglected …

Best Beach Adventures

See photos of beach adventures (including biking in Hawaii, diving in Thailand, and surfing in Micronesia) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

La La Land

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Top 10 Ancient Highways

Travel to the Past Down These Countries’ Ancient Roads<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Old North Trail, North America</b> <br>The Blackfeet Indians traveled along the Old North Trail, which originally stretched nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) from Canada to Mexico, running …

Hong Kong

Top 10 Mediterranean Adventures

Take your Mediterranean travels to the next level with our picks for the top ten adventures to experience along its shores—and beyond.<p><b>Cycle the Tour de France</b><br>The world's premier long-distance cycling event is for pros only—but there's nothing stopping you from enjoying some of the world's best …

European Travel

Total Gem: The Emerald Coast of Brazil

“You’ve landed in heaven, but right now it’s hell,” the driver said as he loaded my luggage into the car. I had just flown from Buenos Aires to Florianópolis and was breathing in warm, beachy evening air mixed with car exhaust and jet fuel. He responded to my obvious, but cautious response — “Why …