Colm Mathews

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Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

World History

President Trump’s War on Science

The news was hard to digest until one realized it was part of a much larger and increasingly disturbing pattern in the Trump administration. On Aug. 18, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine received an order from the Interior Department that it stop work on what seemed a …

Climate

'This is crazy,' sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job

By all accounts, the head nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit was professional and restrained when she told a Salt Lake City police detective he wasn’t allowed to draw blood from a badly injured patient.<p>The detective didn’t have a warrant, first off. And the patient wasn’t …

Law Enforcement

Officer on leave after pulling gun on biker - CNN Video

King County sheriff's detective Richard Rowe did not identify himself as law enforcement until 35 seconds after approaching motorist Alex Randall.

Turner Broadcasting

Assassin's Creed Origins Won't Have You Instantly Fail Missions if You're Detected

Insta-fail stealth missions have been a pain in our arse since the birth of Assassin's Creed, so we're overjoyed to hear that Assassin's Creed …

Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.<p>Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive …

Bots

Scathing 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' review is so funny and SO on point

If you've never known the joys of a review from Jason "VideoGameDunkey" Gastrow then we have got a treat for you.<p>In his latest video, Dunkey turns …

Andromeda

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 …

GameBoy Advance: Mad Men edition

Think your iPhone is the most beautifully designed portable gaming console? Think again.<p>I’ve owned a lot of game consoles in my life, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the GameBoy Advance SP. It was Nintendo’s first clamshell console design – a form factor since embraced by the Nintendo DS and …

Gameboy emulator on the Oculus Rift: Gameception

Gameboy emulators are pretty common for both desktop and mobile platforms -- but one dev has built one compatible with the Oculus Rift.<p>One of the more interesting aspects of the Oculus Rift is that it allows you to visit a virtual reality, where you can do things that you might do in your …

How Does a Game Boy’s Brain Work?

Despite a huge library of successful games, the Gameboy was deeply underpowered, even for its time. At its heart was a modified version of the same …

Batteries

Fallout 4 official mod support: Bethesda's Todd Howard reveals PC, Xbox One and PS4 launch window

Bethesda is hoping to launch official mod support for Fallout 4 in April on PC, with the feature coming to Xbox One and PS4 over the following two …

It's Back to the Future Day and Doc Brown Has Special Video Message for You

Back to the Future Day is here! October 21, 2015 was the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to at the end of the classic sci-fi comedy, and when much of its first sequel was set. Now Doc Brown himself--or rather, actor Christopher Lloyd--has recorded a special video message from his …

In Star Wars Battlefront, Luke Skywalker Is No Match for AT-AT Feet

Star Wars Battlefront's beta is underway, and it features many of the game's coolest features--namely, units like AT-ATs and heroes like Luke Skywalker. Unfortuantely, despite the latter's prowess with the Force, it's apparently no match for the sort of technique you'd use to kill an ant.<p>In the …

Luke Skywalker

Just Cause 3 mission trailer offers new paths to destruction

Remember when escort missions were all about sitting in the back of a truck and shooting at anyone who came too close?<p>This trailer for <i>Just Cause 3</i> shows some of that in play, but there's a whole lot more going on. As repeatedly promised, this is an open-world game of endless violence featuring many …

Enix

"My Game Is Tomb Raider Meets Guitar Hero But Epic"

Crest developer Eat Create Sleep has launched an "indie pitch generator," which is sure to keep you busy for a little while today. Simply press the "make a new pitch" button and a new concept will appear.<p>Some of my favorites so far: "My game is Tomb Raider meets Guitar Hero but epic"; "That game is …

Horizon: Zero Dawn Video Showcases Open-World Monster Hunting

A new video of Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn has been posted online, showing some of the first live gameplay of the upcoming PS4 exclusive.<p>The gameplay demonstration in the video below was recorded from a live Nico Nico stream at Tokyo Game Show, which explains why the quality is low and also …

Hide the kids: Honest Game Trailers eviscerates Rocket League

Honest Game Trailers is back to lay down some brutal truth on another sacred cow of video gaming and, yeah, they're right about <i>Rocket League,</i> especially the part about being offered free on PlayStation Network.<p>I, too, did not know this was a "series" until the game was offered free on PSN launched …

Watch an hour of Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay

<i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> gets an hour-long deep dive in this replay of the July 15 livestream.<p>In the video, a playthrough of the E3 demo, we get a closer look at the new combat system, new characters from the upcoming game and how one goes about taking over London.<p><i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> is …

Assassin's Creed

Best GTA 5 PC Videos Users Have Made So Far

Grand Theft Auto V on PC just launched yesterday, but users are already taking advantage of one of the game's new, system-exclusive features: the movie editor.<p>Fans are able to cut together their own movie in-game and share the results to YouTube. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always a little …

This GTA5 video of Franklin on a forklift is the funniest thing ever, somehow

The PC version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> hit earlier this week, and not even two days later, we are already reaping the benefits of its new built-in video editor thanks to extraordinarily stupid videos like this one from YouTube user TMulharin.<p>It's hard to pin down what's so special about this video: Is …

Grand Theft Auto

This Week in GameTech - PS4 SharePlay Backfires; Project Morpheus News

Join us every Sunday as we revisit the best hardware and technology stories from the past seven days. This week, Sony's PlayStation 4 SharePlay feature gets a reality check, Apple begins work on an experimental electric car project, and Microsoft prepares to unify apps and features across Xbox One …

Every Mario game placed in chronological order

We've been playing games starring Mario since the '80s — dozens of them. That's a lot of adventures for an unassuming plumber to go on. Yet in all of this time, across all of these games, one question has never been answered: How do they all fit together?<p>You may scoff at that question, but if …

This apartment built in Unreal Engine 4 is nicer than any I will ever live in

If you'd like to visit a fabulous, exotic locale today, look no further than this downloadable pet project — a virtual tour of an apartment built in Unreal Engine 4 — from CG generalist and level designer Dereau Benoit.<p>"Unreal Paris" isn't interested in exploring crazy worlds, but just a single …

Unreal Engine

Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

PC Gaming

Euclid's Big Problem - Numberphile

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5 of the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained (Part 1)

Fan rewrites the ending to The Last of Us, creator approves

<i>The Last of Us</i> was one of 2013's finest games, in its story, acting and play. It'd take brass balls to just swagger in and rewrite the ending, but someone did, and the game's creative director himself gave the redo a thumbs up,<p>NeoGAF, in one of its classic rainy-day thought exercises, yesterday …

Uncharted