Kendall Abbas

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Fallout 76's Solution To Dealing With Griefers Is Brutal; More PvP Details Revealed

Bethesda has discussed how Fallout 76 will deal with griefers, namely players that are intent on attacking and killing others, even when their target isn't interested in player versus player combat. As discussed during the game's QuakeCon 2018 panel by game director Todd Howard, Bethesda decided to …

QuakeCon

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee Bring Back Mega Evolutions

Alolan forms won't be the only Pokemon variants available in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee. The latest issue of <i>CoroCoro</i> magazine (via Pokemon fansite Serebii) has revealed the upcoming Nintendo Switch games will also feature Mega Evolutions, the powerful transformations introduced …

Pokémon

All Hail Crab Tank

Ben Mauro is an artist who has worked on a ton of stuff in both video games and movies, from <i>BioShock</i> to <i>The Hobbit</i> to <i>Call of Duty</i> to <i>Elysium</i>.<p>The images …

Call of Duty

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Trump Is Right About Breastfeeding and the United Nations

Over the weekend the <i>New York Times</i> ran a piece about a bizarre fight at the United Nations over breast-feeding. The gist: The U.N.'s World Health …

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

The Librarian is a game that feels like a poem

If an owl visits you in the middle of the night carrying a note, it’s probably something important.<p><i>It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column</i> <i>Short Play</i> <i>we suggest video games that can be started and finished</i> …

Can A Cocktail Of Vitamins And Steroids Cure A Major Killer In Hospitals?

Scientists have launched two large studies to test a medical treatment that, if proven effective, could have an enormous impact on the leading cause of death in American hospitals.<p>The treatment is aimed at sepsis, a condition in which the body's inflammatory response rages out of control in …

Medicine

19 Posts You'll Laugh At If You're Proud Of Your Nerdiness

"Viggo Mortensen's appeal as Aragorn is 90% the way he opens doors."

Watch Fortnite players ruin one another with the new Port-a-Fort

You don’t need me to tell you that <i>Fortnite</i> is kind of a big deal these days. Streamers of the popular battle royale game have been pulling off crazy …

Gaming Industry

The entire Myst series will be re-released for Windows 10

Myst holds a special place in the hearts of many. Released in 1993, it was unlike any video game most had seen at the time — and yet, its DNA lingers in countless games released today. It was also the game that made tens of thousands of kids beg their parents for a CD drive.<p>With the game’s 25th …

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

One game is betting hard against the direction of PUBG and Fortnite (correction)

Why horror belongs in battle royale<p><b>Correction:</b> The article has been edited to reflect that there is a solo mode in the game and extraction takes 20 seconds, not 90.<p>All battle royale games are horror games at their core.<p>I’d put the experience of being in the final 10 players of a <i>PlayerUnknown’s</i> …

Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us

Forget fidget spinners — these seriously cool desktop toys can keep you entertained for hours and you’ll still look (mostly) like an adult playing …

Sea Of Thieves Beginner's Guide: Key Tips When Starting

For better or worse, Sea of Thieves is a game that grants players a lot of freedom. While there are quests and goals, you aren't led by the hand with an objective marker from one place to the next. You can go where you want and do what you want, but with that level of flexibility, actually getting …

Sea of Thieves

3D-printed stethoscopes in war zones

Physicians in remote parts of the world can now 3D-print a clinically validated stethoscope with recycled plastic, thanks to scientists who have …

A Master Sword for Battling Rain, the Return of the One, and More of Our Favorite Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the best toys you might have missed, but deserve to know about. This week we should all take our …

What To Do With Your Old Video Game Consoles

Hooray—you got an Xbox One X for Christmas. And instead of dwelling on the sentimental value of the 2013-minted Xbox One you’ve shared so many …

Your 'Gluten Sensitivity' Could Be Explained by Something Else Found in Wheat

Stop blaming the gluten.<p>If you're one of those people who don't have coeliac disease but still think gluten is causing your gut problems, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

Listening Is a Lost Art in Medicine. Here’s How to Rediscover It

William Osler, often called the father of modern medicine, famously advised his students: “Just listen to your patient; he is telling you the diagnosis.” A century later, clinicians and health system leaders started tuning out the patient’s voice, turning instead to electronic health records and …

This Viral Video Is The Most Realistic Depiction Of Childbirth, Ever

This particular childbirth reenactment is unique, to say the least<p>It’s hard to know what to expect during labor. Even if it’s your second, third, or …

Sugar and cancer: Is there a link?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Does sugar, which makes all things delicious, lead to cancer?<p>A biologic mechanism in yeast cells may explain the relationship between sugar and malignant tumors, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications.<p>The nine-year research project may even influence …

Diabetes

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ hieroglyphs passes this scholar’s spell check

Ubisoft did its homework<p>A scholar who studied ancient Egypt during the reign of Cleopatra VII — the setting of <i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i> — decoded hieroglyphs used in some frames and screenshots promoting the game and, whaddaya know, found that Ubisoft designers really did their homework. There’s a …

Gorgeous Calm Video Games That Make You Feel Like An Angel

When we say “Video Games” a screen of shooting, Killing, Running away from enemies, appears instantly in our brain because in majority those are the …

Destiny 2’s Toughest Exotic Quest Is A Frantic Race Against Time

Think <i>Destiny 2</i> is a little too easy? Good news: The quest for the Rat King sidearm is just the kind of extreme challenge you might be looking</i> …

BitzBlade 2.0 Multitool, 26 Tools in One (video)

StatGear based in Brooklyn New York have launched their 16th Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds required to take the new BitzBlade 2.0 multitool …

This Device Measures The Vital Signs Of Anyone In The Room

It’s designed as an unobtrusive way to monitor the health of elderly relatives.<p>From across a room, a tiny box beaming out low-power radar can tell how fast your heart is beating. The technology–initially developed as a concept at NASA to locate victims in a disaster–is coming to market as a monitor …

This Guy Figured Out How To Throw Playing Cards With Deadly Accuracy In Less Than An Hour

Throwing playing cards like ninja stars always seemed too cool to be real, but master card chuckers have shown us otherwise as they toss cards so …

Mastercard

Seven Years On, Red Dead Redemption's Greatest Mystery Remains Unsolved

You can probably remember your favourite character from <i>Red Dead Redemption</i>. Most likely, it’s good ‘ol straight-talking, gun-slinging John Marston. …

Red Dead Redemption

Tooth and Tail, an RTS from Monaco devs, out in September

Once called Lead to Fire, it’s a novel controller-focused strategy game<p><i>Tooth and Tail</i>, the real-time strategy game from the developers of <i>Monaco</i>, finally has a release date. The “one button” RTS will launch on September 12 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.<p>The small team at Pocketwatch Games has been …