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Zelda Versus Jason Links To A Different Past

Who knew that the mastermind behind Jason was some blonde kid in a cave? Well, better hide your teenagers, Hyrulians, because this is one ReDead that …

Report: 'Cortana' Is Microsoft's Response To Siri

<i>And she will help you fight the Covenant. Sort of.</i><p>Apple basically created the modern smartphone market. Google quickly figured out how to make itself a major player in that market.<p>Microsoft has tried, so far unsuccessfully, to make it a three-horse race.<p>The company was also late to the …

Hack, Slash, And Die A Lot With Legend of Dungeon On The Mac [Review]

Robot Loves Kitty is the husband and wife team that lived in a treehouse to save money while they ran a Kickstarter project for the game that became <i>Legend of Dungeon</i>.<p>It’s out now on Mac, PC, and Linux, and it’s a brilliant combination of high tech, retro-graphics, and a strong sense of irony, not …

Xbox 360

Tips for Playing GTA V

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is a very good game. It's also really large and complex. Tons of things to do. Many sights to see. Lots of options. Think of it as …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Bill Murray

GameCase is a third-party iOS game controller for iPad and iPhone

Following the rollout of the iOS 7 update for Apple's mobile devices and tablets this week, ClamCase revealed the GameCase, its third-party iOS game controller for iPad and iPhone devices.<p>Apple announced that iOS 7 will add support for third-party game controllers to the hardware via new MFi …

iOS 7 Revs Up Gaming With New Controllers, Developer Tools

Apple is making it chimp-simple to allow us all to use game controllers, which will be made by the likes of Logitech, SteelSeries, and more.

Gaming

Wow: The Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit

This is the $13 Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. It comes with two thumb-mounted lightsabers and a book with a bunch of different arenas to …

Real Monsters, Psychological Conditions Illustrated as Monsters

Illustrator Toby Allen has created “Real Monsters,” a series of illustrations depicting psychological conditions as monsters.<p>The artwork is not at …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

Steam will grant access to music, movies and TV shows

Steam will allow users to access music, movie and television shows from a number of other media services, according to the page for the newly-unveiled SteamOS service.<p>Valve stated the company has been working with media streaming services users "know and love" to make the function possible.<p>"We're …

Seventeen Years of Pokemon in a Single Image

Has it been seventeen years? The time has just flown by. Here's how the in-game maps have evolved.<p>The above image was uploaded by Japanese Twitter …

Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> knows a thing or two about the secret of the creative life. In this mashup of Gaiman’s Nerdist podcast interview and scenes from films about writers, video-monger Brandon Farley captures the essence of Gaiman’s philosophy on writing and his advice to aspiring writers — a fine addition …

How to Write a Convincing E-mail | Inc.com

E-mails are the most common document in the business world. Unfortunately, many e-mails are so poorly written that recipients must struggle to figure out why they're reading the e-mail and what they're supposed to do about it.<p><i>Note:</i> to hone your emailing skills, sign up for myfree weekly …

E-Mail

17 Quotes On Writing That Every Wannabe Author Should Read

Thanks to the rise of the self-publishing industry, that number's probably even higher a decade later.<p>So, wannabe authors, before you start writing the next great American novel, here's some helpful advice from the world's most famous and successful writers on how to perfect your craft.<p>Learn them. …

Writing Is A Breathing, Living Thing, And That’s All I Want

What if all I want to do is write. I want people to know how I feel and for them to understand me. All of these ideas in my head fade when the ink …

10 Ways to Write Content That Ranks High on Google

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Since its arrival on the online scene, search engine optimization (SEO) has put writers in a difficult position. Do you write for people or the search engine algorithms?<p>Thankfully, we no longer have to choose. According to an infographic from …

A Passionate, Unapologetic Plea for Creative Writing in Schools

<i>Some fiction and memoir programs are a waste of classroom time. Others sharpen students' thinking and provide them with unmatched insight. Good teachers know the difference.</i><p>ellichen/Shutterstock<p>"I'm not sure if eight-year-olds should be permitted to have death or murder references in their short …

Mental-Health Minute: Write Down Three Things That Make You Happy. No, Really! Just Do It

A million years ago—OK, maybe only about five—I used to do this thing where I'd wake up and almost immediately write a haiku. A lot of the time, the haikus were not very good—they were about feeding very meowy morning cats or odes to my still-warm comforter—but I just found the entire stash, and …

Business writing tips to get results

It's not about me. It's about you.<p>When it comes to writing effectively for business, this is the most important concept. If we want to get the results we would like from our e-mails, reports, letters and other documents, then we have to make our readers the focus.<p>Here's why this is so important. …

Literary Agent Alyssa Reuben Examines a Successful Query Letter

This series is called <b>“Successful Queries”</b> and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. In …

Writing

Pressbooks for Blogging Books and Booking Blogs Start to Finish

I’m always on the look out for ways writers and bloggers can easily blog their books or book their blogs. For some time now I have been aware of …

James Joyce’s “Dirty Letters” to His Wife (1909)

Writer and artist Alistair Gentry once proposed a lecture series he called “One Eyed Monster.” Central to the project is what Gentry calls “the cult …

15 Famous Authors on Why They Write

<i>Animal Farm</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> author George Orwell’s 109th birthday just passed, and The Atlantic led us to an excerpt from the writer’s 1946 …

Literature