Josh Wilkie

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12 New Board Games to Put Your Friendships to the Test

Game night is more than a time to catch up with friends, scarf popcorn and get competitive — it’s also a time to put your true friendships to the test. Whether you’ve gained a new friend over a spirited game of chess or gotten a glimpse at your ex-BFF’s true colors during a heated final round of …

The Parrot Bebop is a drone enthusiast's dream

Gazing straight up into a partially cloudy sky, I could just make out the Parrot Bebop drone buzzing overhead. I looked down at the formidable …

How to Manage Inefficient Communication With Freelancers

One of the four major workforce trends headed our way is the rise in freelance workers. In fact, the freelance workforce is already 53 million strong, and growing.<p>To prepare for the workforce of the future, it's time managers take a close look at how managing freelance employees varies from …

Virtual reality app store Wear VR secures $1.5M in funding

While Oculus, Valve, and more focus on developing the hardware for virtual reality, one company is already well on its way to cornering the VR app market.<p>Wear VR (it uses the stylized “WEARVR” logo) is an app store specifically for virtual-reality games, and it has just raised $1.5 million to help …

Food For Thought: How A $300 Hobby Saves Me $24K A Year

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p><i>In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man shares how he went from being an organic grocery store shopper to a gardener who</i> …

Gardening

How Power Is Shifting From Corporations To Platforms

It was largely during the 20th century that corporations rose to power. Private enterprises— usually run by a cadre of professional managers rather than by entrepreneurs— came to rival the reach and influence of governments, controlling massive resources that were not bound by traditional …

Innovation

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

National Parks

Hotel In A Volcano-Waterfall Is The Sweetest Digs You'll Ever Find

We've seen some pretty tricked-out hotel rooms in our day, but nothing quite beats these.<p>Welcome to Montaña Mágica Lodge, a hotel built INSIDE A MAN-MADE VOLCANO in Chile's Patagonian rainforest.<p>Here, the daily "eruption" is not lava, but rather a magical waterfall trickling down the plant-covered …

Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon - Family Camping

Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon on REI's guided vacation for the whole family. Enjoy upscale accommodations at private campsites.

Road Trip! 5 Spring Mountain Destinations in Driving Distance of SF

Spring Break is typically celebrated on the beach, but these five mountain locations less than 350 miles from San Francisco can give you a unique …

Hiking

AMC's PREACHER Casts Joseph Gilgun as Irish Vampire Cassidy

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

Elite: Dangerous Big Co-Op Update Out Now

Frontier Developments has released an update for its space sim Elite: Dangerous that significantly improves the way you can play it with friends, the developer has announced.<p>The Wings update introduces a variety of new cooperative features that were missing at launch. Players can now join and …

PlayStation 4

Best-Selling PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Games on PSN in February Revealed

Sony has published its monthly list of the best-selling games on North America's PlayStation Store, and Dying Light has come out on top for the month of February on PS4.<p>Techland's open-world zombie game, released at the end of January, edged out February's big releases like Evolve (released …

PS Vita

Watch Killing Floor 2's 200 Frames-Per-Second Reload Animations

Developer Tripwire Interactive has released a new developer diary video, which details Killing Floor 2's weapons and perks.<p>Tripwire president John Gibson explained that one feature unique to Killing Floor 2's weapons are the reload animations. Whereas the average reload animation is 30 …

PlayStation 4

Dragon Age Inquisition Wins Another Game of the Year Award

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is taking place in Austin, Texas this weekend, and last night it hosted the second annual SXSW Gaming Awards, where Dragon Age: Inquisition won another Game of the Year award.<p>Dragon Age: Inquisition previously won the Game of the Year Award at the Game Awards, …

Dragon Age

Life Is Strange Episode 2 Out Later This Month

Life Is Strange Episode 2 will release on all platforms on March 24, developer Dontnod has announced.<p>Dontnod announced the release date at the EGX Rezzed convention in London, where it also played through 15 minutes of the new episode on stage.<p>You can watch the presentation and gameplay footage of …

PlayStation

PC Mech Shooter Hawken Acquired by APB Publisher

The rights for free-to-play PC mech shooter Hawken have been acquired by APB publisher Reloaded Games, the company announced on Facebook.<p>"I'm pretty excited to *now* be able to announce that Reloaded Games is the new owner of Hawken," the game's new producer Joshua "capnjosh" Clausen wrote.<p>"It's a …

Oculus Rift

Rare's N64 Team Offer New Details on Banjo Kazooie Spiritual Successor

Playtonic Games, the new UK studio formed by a group of decorated Rare developers, has revealed more details of its Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor.<p>The unnamed game, known internally as Project Ukulele, is expected to be a 3D platformer with Rare's signature '90s gameplay and humor. Prior to this …

Retrogaming

EA Attending Star Wars Event Next Month, But Why?

Electronic Arts will attend next month's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, but right now, it's unclear why. The publisher is listed as an exhibitor for the show, to be held April 16-19, but no other details are provided on the event's website.<p>GameSpot has contacted EA, asking what the …

Visceral

Check out New Elder Scrolls Online Features and Areas Ahead of Relaunch

Starting this week, The Elder Scrolls Online will be rebranded as Tamriel Unlimited. To accompany the update, Zenimax Online Studios released a launch trailer during their weekly ESO Live! Stream last week (starts at 1:33:45). The trailer runs through many of the features and content packs added …

Gaming Industry

Goat Simulator Studio Makes An Entry Into Dota 2

Independent game developer Coffee Stain Studios has submitted a Goat Simulator-inspired courier for consideration in Valve's free-to-play MOBA game, Dota 2. The item can be viewed on the Dota 2 workshop, where users can vote for whether they would like to see the item come to the game.<p>The item's …

Gaming

World of Tanks Announced for Xbox One

Coming in 2015.<p>Wargaming's free-to-play tank combat game World of Tanks is expected to release on the Xbox One sometime in 2015.<p>A battle server …

Xbox

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Reaches 3 Million Copies Shipped

Big numbers for a big game.<p>Capcom has announced that global shipments of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have surpassed 3 million since its launch.<p>These …

Gaming

Crytek's Ryse: Son of Rome demoed for Xbox One, available as launch title

With Microsoft's Xbox One hardware reveal out of the way, the company's shifting focus to its launch lineup. And here at E3, we got a first look at just what the One is capable of with Crytek's previously announced <i>Ryse: Son of Rome</i>. The game, an exclusive for the platform, lets players take control …

Just Cause 3 will be “lighthearted” and “just silly” says director

Many like to point towards <i>Saints Row</i> as the leading franchise for calling out the video game industry’s overblown and illogical trends, but I still …

The Order: 1886’s visually enthralling world is wasted on uninspired gameplay

<b>BY MIGUEL CONCEPCION</b><p>As the 21st century began and many of us transitioned from the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 2, I arrived at a thought: …

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Official Gameplay Trailer #1

Space sim Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One

We’re smack dab in the middle of a revival of space exploration games. <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> from Frontier Developments was one of the very first to make …

Venezuelan leader Maduro condemns new US sanctions

<b>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called the latest US sanctions "the most aggressive, unjust and harmful step that has ever been taken by the US against Venezuela".</b><p>In a televised address, Mr Maduro named one of seven officials sanctioned by the US as his new interior minister.<p>He also …

Venezuela