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25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

Don't get us wrong: We love Fallout 4, one of our chosen top games of 2015. But when it comes to the absolute best Fallout game -- especially with a mind to classic RPG elements -- we need to give props to its post-apocalyptic, turn-based predecessor Fallout 2 first.<p>Fallout 2 is an open-world game, …

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

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Does The Design Industry Need A Women-Only Platform To Promote Equality?

The Swedish website No Sir aims to level the playing field for female designers.<p>Tech and finance are frequently cited as the most notorious culprits, but virtually every industry suffers from gender inequality. Design is no exception. A recent poll from O’Reilly found that women in the design …

Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and More Discounted on PSN

A great bang for your buck.<p>There's currently a Square Enix Sale on the PlayStation Store and it's headlined by some pretty great games for up to 75% …

How Final Fantasy Explorers grabbed onto all my free time and won't let go

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Final Fantasy Explorers</i> has me in its clutches, and it refuses to let me go. It's got most of my favorite grindy stuff from Monster Hunter, without most of the difficulty-based friction of that franchise. It's got <i>monster collecting and raising</i>, …

The Biggest Video Game Releases Of February 2016

February is almost upon us, and with it a host of game releases of both new games, expansions, and HD remasters.<p>From turn-based battles against aliens, monsters, and enemy troops, to zombie shooters and beat-em-up brawlers, February isn’t the biggest video game month of the year, but there’s a …

Plants vs. Zombies

All the Chinese Food You Should Be Ordering Instead of Sesame Chicken

Yes, we know you love sesame chicken. But it's time to branch out.<p>We get it: <b>You love sesame chicken</b>. We love it too. It's perfectly sweet, salty, fried and moist. Who doesn't remember their first free sample at the mall food court? And that's fine for entry-level eating, but now it's time to branch …

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Amazon is Now Offering Prime Customers 20% Off Pre-Order and New Release Video Games

Amazon is now offering Prime subscribers 20% off pre-order and newly released video games.<p><b>Prime Exclusive Savings</b><br>● 20% off new physical video games …

Customers

It was scary in Silent Hill, but Pyramid Head's knife is even scarier in real life

There are plenty of video game weapons well-suited to destroying whatever they come in contact with, but few are as no-nonsense, …

Feature: Exciting Wii U and 3DS Games to Play in the First Quarter of 2016

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Quick Look: Garmin Forerunner 630

Garmin’s new 630 is the same size as the 620 but is said to have 60 percent more battery life and 44 percent more viewable screen area. It’s also …

Goodbye Chest Straps, Garmin's Fenix 3 Multisport GPS Watch Gains a Heart Rate Monitor

If swimming, surfing, biking, snowboarding, running, and hiking sound like the average weekend for you, Garmin’s fēnix 3 is the multisport GPS watch …

Razer's gaming Ultrabook lets you bring your own video card

If you're a gamer, you don't have it easy when buying laptops: You may want a sleek, lightweight Ultrabook when you're traveling, but you also want the big, powerful desktop replacement when you're home. What to do? Razer thinks you can have both. It's launching the Blade Stealth, a 12.5-inch …

Sony's PlayStation Now adds over 40 PS3 exclusives to its game library

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Jason Schreier's Top 10 Games Of 2015

It is time again to go through my favorite games of the year. I promise they’re not all JRPGs.<p>2015 was a great year for video games by all accounts, …

Metal Gear

Amazon's Black Friday Sales List Revealed

As the week moves on, we're getting closer and closer to Black Friday and all of its deals. Amazon has posted its schedule of sales detailing what will be available starting tomorrow at 6:55 AM PST. No prices have been confirmed, but we now know what will be on offer and when it's on sale.<p>The deals …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

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From Running To Road Biking, The Tech That Matters

Making the transition from running to biking couldn’t be easier with these gadgets.<p>As you may have seen in my previous posts, I’m a keen advocate of technology for road running. Having run over 3000km this year the right kit has made a real difference.<p>Recently I’ve been working with Specialized to …

Helix Bluetooth headphones can be worn in a fashionable cuff

Finding the right Bluetooth headphones is no easy feat, even as wireless sound accessories continue to expand. The truth is most headsets are still bulky and easily tangled; and while companies like Beats display a certain fashion statement, most sound products won’t exactly look good when you take …

The 10 Best Affordable Whiskeys Under $35

Older doesn't always mean better for whiskey, and neither does more expensive. Phenomenal whiskey deals can be found for those looking to spend wisely by shopping the opposite side of the "Pappy" spectrum. While the availability of wonderful whiskey really explodes at the $40-$45 range, herein …

Behold! A homemade Chuck Schumer sandwich, a towering monolith of mayo, roast beef, tomatoes, red onion, dill pickles, banana peppers, pickled jalapeño slices, and yellow mustard all (barely) contained between a crusty roll. Thank you @chuckschumer for your contribution to society!

Healthy and Frosted (!) Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

These paleo carrot cake cookies let you enjoy all the classic flavors of the cake minus the grains, dairy and sugar in one healthy bite! You even get that cream cheese frosting flavor too.<p>I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the …

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Computex 2015: Corsair unveils $399 Bulldog DIY 4K gaming PC for living room

The computer hardware company hopes build-your-own types will prefer the Bulldog's integrated liquid cooling and other advanced capabilities that …

Living Rooms

'The Witcher 3' May Be The Best Open-World Game Ever

<i>This is part of my ongoing review of ‘The Witcher 3.’</i><p>There’s something truly brilliant about the way <i>The Witcher 3</i> handles its quests.<p>There’s a few different types of quests in the game. Primary, Secondary, and Witcher Contracts. But these three divisions are nowhere near as distinct as they may …

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Why You've Never Heard of the Best, Cheapest Way to Shave

The long lost safety razor is economical, cool, and precise. That's why it's your new best friend.<p>I hate shaving. <i>Hate</i> it. Along with doing laundry and ignoring my university's requests for alumni contributions, it's one of the chores I most wish didn't have to be a thing. This is because I have the …

'Pillar' is a personality test and much more in video game form

<i>"When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you instead of just -- "</i><p><i>"Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak."</i><p>This scene from <i>Fight Club</i> encapsulates one of the driving ideas behind <i>Pillar</i>, a video game starring a series of characters with disparate personalities and …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

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The Only 15 Things You Need to Build a Working Wardrobe

If you just got out of college or you're switching careers, start out with these essentials and you'll always be ready for the office.<p>1. Start with 5 Shirts...<p>The shirt should have a supporting role in one's outfit. It's a backdrop–utility is paramount. Keep the color simple and it will go with …