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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, …

Eve Online to honor players with monument in Iceland

CCP Games, the developer of space battle MMOG Eve Online, will erect a monument in Iceland to pay tribute to every single player.<p>Last month, Eve …

Eve Online dev building real-life monument to the game

In an effort to honor <i>Eve Online</i>'s first decade of existence, developer CCP Games is building a real-life monument in the harbor of the studio's hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland, the company announced today.<p>The monument, known as "Worlds Within a World," is set to be unveiled at a special event on …

ReRoll Is Mapping The World For An Epic Scale MMO

(Video Link)<p>Massively multiplayer online games seem huge when you're playing, but in real world scale those MMO continents are pretty small, and as …

Why the fighting game community is color blind

How the FGC's roots grew the most racially diverse community in gaming.<p>Tom Cannon is a <i>StarCraft</i> player. He is also black. And in the hypercompetitive eSports scene, those two things just don't go well together.<p>Getting into competitive gaming isn't easy for anyone. Most professional gamers play …

DayZ creator defends Steam Early Access games

DayZ is busted and janky, and its creator knows it.<p>The zombie-survival game is available to purchase now in its prerelease state for $30 on Steam’s Early Access platform, but Dean Hall — creator of DayZ — is telling everyone he can not to buy it. He thinks people should wait while he and his team …

25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

Insurgency remedies Call of Duty’s and Battlefield’s Hollywood take on competitive warfare (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Man, first-person shooters sure are a lot harder when they don’t resemble Michael Bay movies.<p>I mean, I played a round of Battlefield 4 the other day where I shot a guy on the street from the top of a skyscraper with a pistol and then jumped off said …

The Best (and Worst) War Movies of All Time

There is something about the horror, bravery, tragedy, and excitement of combat that has inspires filmmakers and put butts in the seats.

I Help Make Video Games, And I'm Sick Of The Hatred From Gamers

<i>The following editorial was written by a developer who has been testing and making games for five years. The developer asked to be kept …

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Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

<i>This week on-air and online, the tech team is</i> exploring the sharing economy<i>. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i> aggregated at this link, <i>and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just</i> email, <i>leave a comment or</i> tweet.<p>Not long ago if you wanted to rent a room for the weekend your …

Has iTunes Radio Killed Pandora Yet? Quite The Opposite

When Apple announced iTunes Radio at WWDC this June, it looked like a lot of subscription radio services would take a massive hit. But for Pandora, things couldn’t be better. Since Apple’s new service made its debut alongside iOS 7 back in September, listening has increased by 9 percent.<p>Pandora is …

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

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30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

How Not to Make Your Parents' Money Mistakes | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>I work as a financial planner, a money blogger, and a personal finance writer.<p>But by all rights, I …

Fantasy Football

10 Great Fall Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

The spring has always been associated with romance — the blossoming flowers supposedly mirroring the spate of budding new loves.<p>But in my opinion, …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

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Risk redecorated for Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition

USAopoly, a company that specializes in collector's editions of well-known board games, is currently selling a Plants vs. Zombies Collector's Edition of Risk.<p>The board game includes more than 160 game pieces molded to fit the town of Brainsborough. Up to two players can choose between zombies or …

The Top 8 Things We Learned About Tom Hanks from His Reddit_AMA: Everything from ‘Bosom Bodies’ to ‘Captain Phillips’

The Top 8 Things We Learned About Tom Hanks from His Reddit_AMA: Everything from 'Bosom Bodies' to 'Captain Phillips'<p>Sure, everyone from Barack Obama …

When Irish rally drivers banter, hilarity ensues

Two rally drivers, a lot of cursing, and a very good time.<p>I've heard it said that the Irish dialect can be pretty indecipherable. Throw in the foreign jargon being spouted by rally navigators, and you've got a situation where profanity is about the only thing you'll understand. This rally video …

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9 Foundational Habits Young Men Should Start Now to Raise Themselves Right | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back I was driving through the place where I grew up – Edmond, Oklahoma – and happened to pass by my old high school. This wasn’t an unusual …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …