Rob Ulstan

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is the ultimate version of the Witcher's favorite pastime

If you've played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you've likely come across Gwent, a collectible card game everyone - including our hero, Geralt of Rivia - …

IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

'Sword Art Online: The Beginning' goes into alpha testing next month.<p>It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using …

Virtual Reality

The Video Game that Made Elon Musk Question Whether Our Reality is a Simulation

<b>Jake Anderson</b> <b><br>February 22, 2016</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> In June, a team of programmers will release a ground-breaking new video game called <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, which uses …

Dice bag showing its age? Try this customizable box instead

Little luxuries from Dog Might make tabletop gaming an every-day carry<p>Nice tabletop gaming gear is expensive, but it's also highly desirable as players level up in life and want to work their hobbies into their homes. Just look at the incredibly successful folks at Geek Chic who've turned an …

suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton

The Phoenix can help people walk again.<p>suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively lightweight and affordable device that can help people with mobility …

The best pencils: colouring, drawing and sketching

The best pencils<p>Do you have the best pencils for your next project? Whether you're a professional artist or you're learning how to draw, it's …

Eve: Valkyrie alpha: Hands-on with the Oculus Rift's killer app | Polygon

The art of knowing where to look<p>"One of the weird things about VR is that you'd imagine that once you're immersed in a cockpit, everything becomes easy; because you're in a cockpit, it just makes sense," Willans said. But that's not the case, and I found myself struggling with remembering to look …

Ready Player One

My Small Family Tree Became a Towering Redwood With Ancestry DNA

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>For many families, knowing your relatives is a priority. In other families, knowing your aunts, uncles, cousins, even …

12 Kinds of Kindness Is a 12-Step Program for Beating Your Selfishness

For almost every addiction you can think of, there's a 12 step program for overcoming it. What if someone created a 12-step program for selfishness, …

'Star Wars' locations you can actually go and see | CNN Travel

Teaching Kids to Code Has Never Been So Easy

Code.org isn't messing around this year. As part of its Hour of Code Campaign, its homepage features individual tutorials with varying themes — ones …

The Parrot Bebop 2 Drone Has Doubled Its Battery Life

After releasing the original Bebop drone last year, Parrot has unveiled its upgraded version, the Bebop 2. The new Bebop 2 has all the features you'd …

Amazing art book teaches you how to draw from scratch

Learning basic artistic rules is the first step in becoming a successful illustrator. But with so many resources available that aim to teach you how …

What's Your #StarWarsRoom Look Like?

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>By now, you’ve probably seen the incredible Kraft Macaroni & Cheese commercial featuring the father and son exploring Dad’s …

Star Wars

17 Anime So Disturbing You’ll Regret Watching Them

Nyatto is on a quest to save his brain-dead sister’s soul from Death. An acid trip on par with <i>Eraserhead</i>, you will be rocking in a corner once the 30 …

International Star Wars Trailer Shows Off Lots of New Action

The latest <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer comes from Disney Japan, and brings with it not only kanji subtitles, but also brand new …

UK: Bake-offs, hijabs, and attacks against Muslim women | Muslim Hijab

<b>London, United Kingdom -</b> Twenty-three-year-old Mariah Idrissi had no idea she would almost overnight become the face of hijab-wearing women in the UK.<p>She didn't expect that a brief appearance in an advertisement for clothing retailer H&M encouraging people to recycle clothes would spur the police …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Stranger 75/100 - Mariana [#Explored 30/10/2015]

Five Trips That Changed My Life

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Traveling has its challenges—canceled flights, lost passports, maxed-out credit cards, security scares, you name it. But more often than not, at the end of the day, the thrill of becoming acquainted with a new place—and the people who call it home—outweighs the risks of …

18 artists changing the face of horror

Horror and gothic art will never lose its appeal as long as humanity maintains its fascination with death. For some artists, the macabre provides a …

11 Anime Universes You’d Be Unlucky To Live In

Many people dream of living in the anime world<p>Adventures!<p>Exciting romance!<p>And much more!<p>But then there are some series that make us glad to live our …

Android RPG Adaptation Gets the Perfect Writer

Meg Jayanth, the wordsmith who so smartly crafted a steampunk yarn like none other for Inkle Studios' ingenious <i>80 Days</i>, will pen the story for a …

How to draw a fantasy anime female

For this painting I'm definitely 
in the realm of fantasy, to the point where the proportions, lighting and physics are not in any way realistic.<p>I'll …

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Scythe,' an Amazing Game With Engine Building and Steam-Powered Mechs

Typically, when we write game reviews at GeekDad, we discuss the game’s components, then launch into a detailed gameplay explanation, before winding …