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Activision Letting 'Destiny' Players Upgrade From Last-Gen To Next-Gen For Free

We’re at a strange time in the console space, where tens of millions of players own last generation systems like the Xbox 360 or PS3, but are slowly migrating over to Xbox One or PS4. With Bungie’s Destiny about to launch across all four platforms, they’ve realized some complications may crop …

Inside The Making Of The New “Dungeons & Dragons”

A 40-year tradition of fantasy gaming wants to claim back its throne.<p>My 11-year-old niece is filling out her character sheet because I’ve suckered her into trying <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for the first time. It’s the preeminent fantasy role-playing game in which a group of friends don characters like …

The Blooper Reel For ‘The LEGO Movie’ Is Just As Funny As The Actual Movie

By the end of 2014, if there’s not a legitimate movement to have <i>The LEGO Movie</i> nominated for a billion Academy Awards, including Best Picture, I’m going to be furious. In fact, I will be so upset that I will go to the homes of every Academy member and put hundreds of small individual LEGO pieces …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

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So, Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree.<p>That's not somewhere …

New TV Deal for Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS

Read Satya Nadella's first letter to employees as Microsoft's CEO

CEO calls for focus as he warns that "our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."<p>It's official, Satya Nadella is Microsoft's next CEO, and on his first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a …

Here's The 'Maleficent' Trailer Featuring Lana Del Rey That Premiered During The Grammys

Disney just premiered another new trailer for its live-action "Sleeping Beauty" film "Maleficent" during the Grammys.<p>The film features Angelina Jolie as the villainess as the story is told from her point of view.<p>Forget the movie for a minute though. We're digging Lana del Rey's take on the classic …

Print out the Doctor Who version of Cards Against Humanity right now

<i>Cards Against Humanity</i> is the hilarious party game for horrible people, and now you can mix the game's political incorrectness with your knowledge of</i> …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

Thank you for posting and reading blogs on IGN! Our little My IGN blogging experiment has come to end, but we really enjoyed many of your …

Five Underrated Stealth-Action Titles

Thief is just around the corner and looks to break new ground on the stealth-action genre for the next-generation. So what better way than to welcome …

Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity.<p>A NASA combination handout photograph shows the surface of Mars in front of the Mars rover on December 26, 2013 (L) and on January 8, …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Striking Concept Art for BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BLACKGATE

Why the Xbox One Is Better Than the PS4

The months leading up to the Xbox One's launch have been uncomfortable and confused, but Microsoft has managed to put out the best game and home …

Access Pokemon Bank by September 2014 for Free Celebi

Even if you sign up for a free trial.<p>During a new Nintendo Direct broadcast this morning, Nintendo announced that anyone who accesses Pokemon Bank …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the Galaxy S 5. The most recent …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Cyber Monday 2013: The best deals (UPDATED)

Black Friday is behind us -- now it's time for Cyber Monday. The biggest online shopping day of the year is the time when online retailers work hard to one-up each other with the best deals. Some of those deals are beginning to be revealed (and some bargains are already in effect). Here are the …

Full Scale Millennium Falcon Completed for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII!

Cards Against Humanity holds reverse Black Friday 'sale' by charging extra

Multiplayer party card game <i>Cards Against Humanity</i> is having a special Black Friday sale today ... by increasing the price of all its products by $5.<p>The tongue-in-cheek "sale" pokes fun at traditional Black Friday deals, which are characterized by heavily-discounted products that encourage consumers …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Here are all the Xbox One voice, gesture commands (updated)

Microsoft posted a guide to Xbox One voice commands, including how to navigate menus, control volume and multitask, on its Tumblr.<p>The image, which you can view on Tumblr, features more than 30 commands. In addition to basic functions, like turning the Xbox One on and off, users can issue voice …

10 amazing role-playing games from this past console generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As another era in gaming winds down, I thought it might be fun to take a look at 10 amazing role-playing games (and five honorable mentions) that graced the …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …