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24 Diagrams To Help You Have Better Sex

Understand consent, keep your penis safe, get it on while pregnant, and more.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A STRANGE EMAIL | Valve

It was late at night in October of last year when the strange email arrived. In fact, I only read it by accident and did not delete it by some …

Tisha Cherry's Pop Culture Food Art

Give <b>Tisha Cherry</b> a food item--<i>any</i> food item--and I'll bet that she can turn it into a work of art. But you'd better be well-informed about pop …

Analysts and game company CEOs eagerly await King’s initial public offering

The game industry and Wall Street are eagerly awaiting the initial public offering of King Digital Entertainment, which may raise more than $500 million at a $7.6 billion valuation as early as Wednesday.<p>The West hasn’t seen a major game company IPO since Zynga went public in 2011. And that was a …

Animal Crossing Drawing Challenge reaps creepy magic

<i>Animal Crossing: New Leaf</i> was a lot of people's game of the year for 2013, but that doesn't mean that passion for the title has cooled now that we're …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

The Classics: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' text adventure

You have: no tea<p><i>You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can't.</i><p>Each version of <i>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i> has its own unique charm. The five novels let you revel in Douglas Adams' gloriously strange writing, while …

AMD's Dual 290x Graphics Card Is Just A Rumor, But Here's Why It Definitely Exists

The rumor mill is spinning once again, and this time the focus is on AMD and its Hawaii XT GPU used in their flagship Radeon 290x card. These rumors strongly suggest that “Vesuvius” — allegedly AMD’s codename for a dual-GPU graphics card — is real, and that its release is imminent.<p>Whispers of …

These May Be the 10 Worst Game Consoles Ever

Who's up for a good argument? All of us, probably, and AllTime10s has made a list of what they believe to be the ten worst game consoles ever made …

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Humor: CollegeHumor Takes on the Anti-Photoshop Movement in Hilarious Fashion

The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business. Videos that demonstrate what the liquify tool and an overzealous retoucher can do deliver an …

See a Wikipedia photographer’s Kickstarter campaign for an online video game museum

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Evan Amos<p>Have you ever seen a ColecoVision? What about a Magnavox Odyssey? Long before the Xbox ever came into …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Real Life Playable Flappy Bird Game

Flappy Bird might be inexplicably gone from the iTunes App Store but that tricky little flying bird still lives on- in real life. Fawn Qiu made this …

Helvetica: one font to rule them all

For the past 50 years Helvetica has dominated design. But, now its pioneer Mike Parker has passed away, is the era of this sleek, modernist typeface drawing to a close?<p>One of the few places the Helvetica font has failed to infiltrate over the past half-century is the graveyard – Roman typefaces …

GLaDOS teaches the difference between nuclear fusion and fission

NASA has enlisted the help of a great mind to teach people the difference between nuclear fusion and fission: GLaDOS, the renegade AI who serves as an antagonist in Valve's Portal franchise.<p>The video above, produced by the education and public outreach department of the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope …

This is South Park: The Stick of Truth's Censor Screen

Some versions may not get their anal probing scenes, but they'll receive something just as cheeky.<p>The censor screen for affected versions of the …

As Auroracoin “Airdrop” Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?

Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will “airdrop” 31.8 coins to every citizen of Iceland – all 330,000 of them.<p>It is, in short, a pretty ballsy move.<p>Aurouracoin …

Twitch defeats Pokemon Red, moves on to Pokemon Crystal

The bold social experiment has entered a new phase, with the Twitch community beating Pokemon Red and starting on Pokemon Crystal.<p><b>Twitch Plays</b> …

First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

3 Times Nintendo Brought Itself Back From The Brink

It would be a stretch to call the Nintendo Wii U a failure. Between its launch in November 2012 and the end of 2013, the console had sold only 5.83 …

Phonat – Ride The Prejudice – Video and Motion Graphics by Hello, Savants!

Motion Graphics.<p>Are you also obsessed with stunning motion graphics? Or maybe you just love electronic beats, then you should watch this video. …

Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns

If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's <i>probably</i> not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's archaic video cables. Don't worry, it can be fixed. RetroActive, a one-man mod team, is working on a …

Fashion Zoo Animals

Barcelona-based graphic artist Yago Partal offers photo manipulations featuring various animals in different outfits, dress from the most stylish …

The 90-Year Evolution of the Warner Bros. Logo

If you watch a lot of (older) movies you'll notice that studio logos are generally quite consistent. The spinning globe of Universal, the Paramount …

Here Are Some of the Crazy New Recipes IBM's Watson Has Invented

It's a while since IBM's Watson was put to work inventing recipes, but now the fruits of its labors are being cooked up and served out of IBM's new …

A brief history of video games (Part I) - Safwat Saleem

Legend of Zelda Songring - Sizes 6 - 13 (Stainless Steel)

BE AWARE: These rings are MADE-TO-ORDER and will take 4 - 5 weeks to create.<p>Each of these delightful Legend of Zelda songrings features one of your favorite songs from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.<p>There are three different finishes available: Stainless Steel …