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Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

The Brain

Intel Skylake arrives on HP gaming desktops at heavy 30% off

Intel’s newest 6th generation processor – dubbed Skylake – is now arriving to OEMs as an upgrade option. At HP, they’ve made two specific desktops available for purchase with the 6th Gen CPU: the Envy 750se desktop and the even-more-gamer-centric Envy Phoenix 860st.<p>Both of these models are …

Dungeons & Dragons is now available on Steam

Official maps, characters, and monsters are all available to download for virtual tabletop simulator Fantasy Grounds<p><i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is coming to a computer near you — as an actual, proper RPG complete with a dungeon master, your friends, and official content. Virtual tabletop software <i>Fantasy</i> …

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Virtual Tabletop

<b>Wizards of the Coast</b> and <b>SmiteWorks</b> today announced the launch of <b>Dungeons & Dragons</b> content in <b>Fantasy Grounds</b>, the online virtual tabletop. Fantasy …

3D print your own gorgeous Dungeons & Dragons monsters for free

Dungeon Masters take note, it’s time to step up your game with some 3D monsters.<p>Designer Miguel Zavala has been going through the latest <i>Dungeons &</i> …

Xbox One and PS4 Getting New Dungeons & Dragons RPG

Sword Coast Legends, a role-playing game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe developed by n-Space and Digital Extremes, is coming to consoles.<p>The game will launch "late 2015" for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the PC, Mac, and Linux versions are scheduled to arrive on …

Why Sword Coast Legends is the digital Dungeon Dragons RPG you've been waiting for

<i>Sword Coast Legends</i> was my favorite game of GDC 2015. Now, three months later I think it has a <i>pretty damn good</i> chance of being my favorite game of E3. And yes, I know we just got started—that’s how incredible <i>Sword Coast Legends</i> is.<p>In case you missed my GDC preview, let me recap: <i>Sword Coast Legends</i> …

Dungeons and Dragons

Here's what the lead designer of D&D is learning from Destiny

Mike Mearls, lead designer of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, is hooked on <i>Destiny</i>, so Polygon wanted to learn more about how that's influencing how he thinks about tabletop gaming.<p>"I read this interesting article about how you need to look at your life and write down the five things that …

The no-bullshit guide to better town maps for your D&D campaign or fantasy novel

If you're interested in writing fiction in certain genres, or play tabletop role-playing games, there will come a time in your life where you're going to have to draw a map. Jonathan Roberts, who illustrated <i>The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow</i> …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

Halo: Nightfall demonstrates the worst way to die on an alien planet

In the run up to the DVD, Blu-ray and digital release of Halo: Nightfall, Microsoft has released a clip of the feature-lengh release that you can watch above.<p>The clip, which is just about three minutes long, follows a surviving unit on the colony planet of Sedra as they are hunted by Lekgolo worms. …

Yes, I Say Yes!: Zelda Treasure Chest With Lights, Sound Effects And Floating Rupee Engagement Ring Box

This is a $200 Zelda inspired treasure chest with a 'floating' rupee engagement ring box you can use to ask that special someone if they'll marry …

Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to North America and Europe

We’re finally getting a new Dragon Quest.<p>Sony announced today that Dragon Quest Heroes, an action-based take on Square Enix’s popular role-playing game series, is coming to North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 later this year. The Japanese version launches for PlayStation 4 and …

North America

I Drank Eight Umbreons And Slept On The Kitchen Floor: Frozen Pokemon Themed Cocktails

This is a series of frozen Pokemon cocktails mixed by Tumblr-er Meow Purr Nom. They were inspired by Eevee and the eight different Pokemon it can …

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Creators on the Midseason Finale, Inhumans and Skye's Identity

Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon discuss those character reveals and make a big confirmation.<p><b>Note: Full spoilers follow for the Marvel’s Agents of</b> …

Europe is Getting a Special Edition Majora's Mask Release

Just take all our Euros.<p>Nintendo's announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D led its already thrilling Nintendo Direct, and the game will …

Alienware shows off its new Area-51 gaming desktop

Alienware makes PCs for serious gamers. That’s evident in a demo I saw of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop, which ships to retail Tuesday morning.<p>The first thing you notice about it is its “Triad” triangular design. The shape means it is really easy to access both the front and rear ports, but …

Unboxing the Premium Box Edition of Hyrule Warriors - IGN Video

IGN's Jose Otero and Brian Altano unbox an imported special edition of Hyrule Warriors from Japan.

Five Changes Nintendo Needs to Make to Pokemon

1 of 5<p><i>[Make It So takes a look at our favorite games and suggests additions, subtractions, and areas to improve upon for the sequel or next entry in</i> …