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ProtonMail’s encrypted email service exits beta, adds iOS, Android apps

As Apple continues to battle the US Government’s desire to work around the security of its mobile operating system, European encrypted email startup, ProtonMail, is choosing the latest skirmish in the crypto wars to launch its end-to-end encrypted email service out of beta — switching from …

Tickled review: fetish documentary goes from giggly to grim

What begins as a lighthearted glimpse into the inner workings of a niche porn empire soon morphs into a disturbing study of cyberbullying<p>Tickled, the first documentary from New Zealand TV personality David Farrier (co-directed by Dylan Reeve), caused a sensation at the True/False documentary film …

JJ Abrams Explains Leia Hugging Rey In The Force Awakens

One of the bigger fan nitpicks about <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> concerns a scene in the final minutes of the film: I’m talking about General Leia …

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.<p>Your mind wasn't designed to handle the video game world of designer Marc ten Bosch's 4D adventure puzzler, <i>Miegakure</i>. You read right, that's 4D: four-dimensional action in the crazy beautiful world Bosch has …

Meet the Girl Who Makes Video Games About Her Sex Life

Meet the Girl Who Makes Video Games About Her Sex LifeA screenshot of Cibele.When Nina Freeman was 16 years old, she met an older guy through Final …

Eight tabletop games to help you survive the holidays

Open box in case of emergency<p>We are standing on the brink of yet another holiday season, staring down the barrel of more family obligations than are perhaps medically advisable. Polygon is here for you, dear reader, with a list of potential tabletop games that could just save your life. Or at least …

Will Momentum be hailed a movie masterpiece? It’s the £46 question | Ryan Gilbey

The new thriller Momentum has had a disastrous opening weekend. But as I discovered with Ishtar, box-office takings should never be a benchmark of quality<p>Bad news this week for anyone involved with the new thriller Momentum. In short, the film doesn’t have any. Despite a recognisable cast (Morgan …

Veteran film blogger says The Revenant too 'unflinchingly brutal' for women

Outcry on social media as Jeffrey Wells suggests Alejandro González Iñárritu’s forthcoming drama won’t appeal to female audiences on account of its raw and immersive qualities<p>Film blogger Jeffrey Wells has sparked outrage after suggesting that the forthcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant …

Samsung Gear VR review (2015): A no-brainer if you own a Samsung phone

When Samsung and Oculus debuted their Gear VR headset almost a year ago, the companies made it clear the device wasn't yet ready for the masses. Billed as "Innovator Edition" models, the original Gear VRs were intended mainly for early adopters. They only fitted a limited number of phones -- the …

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This Kickstarter game and gadget could level up your sex life

I’ve been obsessed with the video game medium for over 30 years now, and I’ve seen mankind’s quest to find new ways of controlling play take some pretty unusual turns.<p>Yet this is the first time I’ve seen someone suggest I play a game with the flexing power of my nether regions.<p>Brian Krieger, …

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A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

The freedom to explore most open-world games is a lie

Open-world games aren't going away anytime soon, but more often than not when we play them we're being led around by a breadcrumb trail instead of actually exploring. Sometimes even quite literally. The reasoning for that is because it's <i>much</i> easier for game developers to stick a mini-map or quest …

Amazon announces its Black Friday deals, Web holds its breath

Ahead of the annual internet meltdown, Amazon has announced its best deals that will go on sale during the Black Friday shopping period.<p>The digital pandemonium, which will start on November 20, a full-week ahead of actual Black Friday will see Amazon trial a number of new features and ways to help …

Look At This Gorgeous Super Nintendo Book

It’s a good time to be alive if you like books about consoles from the 90s. Sega fans got an amazing Genesis/Mega Drive coffee table book last year, …

Giant collection of 16-bit Nintendo cover art is ultimate coffee table book for old school gamers

Thanks to modern Internet marketing, it’s unlikely that anyone buys a <b>video game</b> without first having seen multiple gameplay videos of it as various …

Retrogaming

6 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your Favorite Video Games

Video games have wasted countless hours of our time, but their storylines, universes, and characters have an incredible ability to inspire us, sometimes even more so than books or movies are able. Why not funnel some of that inspiration into your Halloween costume? Here are six costumes based on …

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The Perfect Man

How Billy Mitchell became a video-game superstar and achieved Pac-Man bliss<p>Billy Mitchell, the most knowledgeable and masterful Pac-Man player ever …

Pacman

Check Out This Amazing Metal Gear Solid Cosplay

The Tokyo Game Show is known for amazing cosplay, but we ran into a group that went above and beyond with their wonderfully creative Metal Gear Solid costumes.<p>Check out the gallery below for a look at the Metal Gear group, and come back later for links to our full cosplay roundup! Click any …

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How Aidan Turner Turned a 70s Masterpiece Theatre Reboot into a Mini-Revolution

The Dublin-born actor Aidan Turner melts the screen as Ross Poldark, the title character in BBC’s reboot of <i>Poldark</i>, airing this month on the PBS anthology <i>Masterpiece.</i> Adapted from Winston Graham’s novels (set in Cornwall, England, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries), the series revolves …

8 Character Trailers for The Wachowskis' Netflix Series SENSE8

The Next Big Thing In Algorithm-Driven Recommendation Services? Humans

Text Rex, from the Infatuation food and drink site, gives local search a personal touch.<p>I’m texting with a stranger about dive bars. No, this isn’t a Tinder date in the making. I’m just looking for places to go hang out after work. But rather than firing up Yelp or letting Foursquare push …

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'Legends Of Tomorrow' Trailer Introduces Heroes And Villains Both New And Old

<i>Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow spoilers follow.</i><p>The above trailer for <i>Flash/Arrow</i> spin-off <i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> is pretty exciting.<p>Not only are we introduced to a new epoch-spanning villain Vandal Savage, a roguish Time Master Rip Hunter, and Hawkgirl, we’re also given a glimpse of some of our …

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10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Meet Jon Skywalker in GAME OF THRONES/STAR WARS Mash Up

Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' could become a Netflix exclusive

Only seven episodes of Charlie Brooker's <i>Black Mirror</i> have been made, but their dark and unsettling depictions of the future have garnered a sizeable cult following. Now, <i>Radio Times</i> is reporting that the show has attracted the attention of Netflix, and that the streaming service is keen to pull the …

Black Mirror

The movie shot entirely on an iPhone is coming July 10th

Tangerine was a hit at Sundance earlier this year<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a surprise hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is finally hitting theaters on July 10th. The movie, shot using an iPhone 5S and the Filmic Pro app, received rave reviews after its debut in January. While there have been plenty of …

Deus Ex taught me to be a real-life cyborg

It may not be obvious, but the human body has very clear mechanical upgrade slots.<p>I didn't start thinking about this until I got my second recreational body implant — an NFC chip — roughly a year ago. I already had a magnet in one finger, and the chip fit well in the webbing between my thumb and …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …