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From pixels to polygons: 2D characters get three-dimensional

With video game visuals looking more photo-realistic with each new generation, it’s hard to believe characters used to resemble flat, squared waffles not long ago.<p>Let’s travel back in time a few decades to see what your favorite heroes — plus an evil pig-man and a six-time NBA champion — looked …

Become the enemy in Dark Souls 2's best troll

Freaking out other players in <i>Dark Souls 2</i> doesn't take much effort. All you have to do is stand there.<p>OK, OK, it's not exactly that simple. To pull off this prank, YouTube's GuardianHX dressed up as a Hollow Royal Soldier, went to the Forest of Fallen Giants, lured out the original foes, killed …

Final Fight retrospective

Like so many Capcom classics, Final Fight is a pop-culture archetype, its opening backstreet belt a nostalgic incendiary for arcade goers of the 90s. …

Still running Windows XP? That's the way Bill Gates planned it

Bill Gates's vision was of 'a computer on every desk, each one running Microsoft software'. Now the true cost is emerging<p>One evening a few years ago, I found myself at a Christmas party in London. The event took place on the eighth floor of a building in the heart of the City and, at one point, …

How Cloud Startups Are Changing The Face Of Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pete Sonsini is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates.</i><p>After more than a decade of hype and billions of dollars of value creation, it would be reasonable to expect investors to start losing interest in cloud-related startups. In the venture business, me-too investors reap …

Everything Is Distributed

In September 2007, Jean Bookout, 76, was driving her Toyota Camry down an unfamiliar road in Oklahoma, with her friend Barbara Schwarz seated next to her on the passenger side. Suddenly, the Camry began to accelerate on its own. Bookout tried hitting the brakes, applying the emergency brake, but …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

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A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Alternative Godzilla Movie Posters

A selection of unofficial, alternative Godzilla movie posters by different creative folks.<p>It’s always a pleasure to see how great blockbusters of the …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Ghost Stories: The Most Forgettable Coldplay Album Ever

The band’s sixth album is beautiful, soothing, and relentlessly uninspiring.<p>People don't listen to a Coldplay song, Marshall McLuhan would have said, they slip into it like a warm bath. Dulcet melodies spill pleasingly into the vat like aromatic oils. The musical palette is a soapy broth. The words …

The Current Presents: Stephen Malkmus & The JicksThe Current

The former leader of Pavement, one of the most important bands of the 1990s, Stephen Malkmus has continued his enduring career with The Jicks. Malkmus and his more recent group have released six albums together, the most recent being <i>Wig Out at Jagbags</i>. He and The Jicks recently performed …

Twitter Has Quietly Learned To Censor And Ban Its Users When Governments Ask

But last week, it agreed to censor a pro-Ukrainian Twitter feed in Russia. It also blocked a "blasphemous" account in Pakistan. It's not the first time Twitter has censored politically sensitive accounts. Now, it seems, Twitter's reputation as a platform for free speech is at risk.<p>Here's a brief …

50 Best Bob Dylan Covers of All Time

As we began to compile this list of the 50 Best Bob Dylan Covers of All Time—asking for input from Paste readers, writers and editors—someone …