Rudy Weirich

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No Man's Sky Is Good Now

To say that <i>No Man’s Sky</i> had a troubled launch would be a massive understatement. Even as someone who generally had a good time with the game then, I …

No Man's Sky

If You're in Your 40s, Consider Buying These Stocks

You likely have a multi-decade investment horizon. Here's how to make the most of it.<p>If you're a 40-year-old investor, you're probably not planning …

The UK Just Switched on an Ambitious Fusion Reactor - And It Works

First plasma has been achieved.<p>The UK's newest fusion reactor, ST40, was switched on last week, and has already managed to achieve 'first plasma' - …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Universe

Pioneer the next gaming hit with 26 hours of Unity3D training

From <i>Call of Duty</i> to <i>World of Warcraft</i>, multiplayer games have become the bread and butter for many of the industry's biggest developers. So, if you …

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

Game Development

See How ‘Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Will Defy Series Conventions With Over An Hour Of New Footage

Nintendo has been promising to shake up <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> for years without following through. Sure, each new entry in the series may tweak a few things, but the end product still feels very much like traditional <i>Zelda</i>. Well, that may finally be changing with <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the …

Breath of the Wild

E3 2016: Horizon Zero Dawn and the Thrill of the Hunt

Best known for its Killzone FPS franchise, Guerrilla Games is going in a hugely different direction with its next PS4 project, the open-world role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn.<p>Set in a world called Horizon, the main character is a woman named Aloy, a proficient hunter and also a rebel. The game …

The New Zelda Game Is Going to Let You Do Something Wild

After three decades of acrobatically restrained <i>Zelda</i> games, Nintendo is about to upend a sacred franchise tenet: Link, the series’ elf-eared, …

Watch 19 minutes of combat and weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

From skeleton arms to swords<p>Much of yesterday was dedicated to <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> during Nintendo's nearly day-long livestream. The day of streaming ended up delivering quite a lot of tidbits about the game and how it will be played on the Wii U.<p>In this video, we get a look at …

PSA: The Division Open Beta Begins Today, First on Xbox One

The Division's open beta has begun. Xbox One players can jump it starting today, February 18, while servers will go live for PlayStation 4 and PC beginning tomorrow, February 19.<p>Xbox One players can use this Xbox.com link to queue up their download right now.<p>In a blog post, Ubisoft encouraged …

Hyperloop Tech CEO Predicts The Hyperloop Could Become Reality by 2020

Even without direct involvement from Elon Musk<p>Rob Lloyd is working towards a “Kitty Hawk” moment.<p>That’s what the CEO of the startup company Hyperloop Tech revealed during a presentation at Web Summit in Dublin last week, referring to the time and place (December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North …

10 Reasons To Invest In Closed-End Funds

Closed-end funds are often thought to be too complex and their potential can often be overlooked by investors. But a number of closed-end funds’ structural characteristics may make them a suitable part of an asset appreciation and income-generating strategy. Here are ten reasons to consider …

Investing

5 Reasons You’ll Never Be a Millionaire (and How to Fix That)

Break these 5 wealth-killing habits to reach your financial goals.<p>What if you could retire early, travel the world, or fund that brilliant business idea you've had tucked away in the corner of your mind?<p>Well, it certainly won't happen by accident, and despite your best efforts, you might just be …

Personal Finance

This game is made out of suffering | Polygon

Here are the Batman: Arkham Knight upgrades you should unlock immediately

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>The upgrade system in <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> is fairly straightforward — if you're struggling with one facet of the game, drop some upgrade points into its corresponding tree. Getting pummeled by foes? Invest in the combat perks. Getting riddled with …

Destiny: Why The Fans Are Furious - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Destin and Fran understand why Destiny fans are angry, but they may want to wait until Thursday before doing anything too rash.

Rise of the Tome Raider Interview - IGN Live: E3 2015 - IGN Video

The developers of Rise of the Tomb Raider join us on our E3 20115 live show to discuss the game.

How to pick the right hero in Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, and League of Legends

One of the most difficult things about multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) is learning the nuances. Learning a new game’s jargon and idiosyncrasies can bog down even the most hardened veterans; if you go into League of Legends from Dota 2 and expect “stack camps” and “pull creeps” for your …

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Claptastic Voyage DLC on March 24 (update)

<i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> developer 2K Australia is adding a new campaign to the shooter, <i>Claptastic Voyage</i>, on March 24, the studio and co-developer Gearbox Software announced today during a panel at PAX East 2015.<p>The downloadable add-on will also be released that day for <i>Borderlands: The Handsome</i> …

The drunken battles of Hearthstone's upcoming adventure pack

Coren Direbrew is a real bastard.<p>Not at first though. Initially, the first boss in the recently announced upcoming Adventure pack for <i>Hearthstone</i>, Blackrock Mountain, is kind of a pushover.<p>Played with the normal difficulty, Direbrew isn't much of a challenge. That's because the dwarf's special …

Love death in Necropolis

The elevator pitch for <i>Necropolis</i> is the sort of tantalizing morsel that seems to provoke an instinctual urge to possess and play: It's <i>Dark Souls</i> lite mixed with <i>Spelunky</i>, Mike McCain tells me.<p>And amazingly, the play lives up to the pitch.<p>Even in its early alpha stage, Necropolis is a tightly …

Ghostbusters: The Board Game is scaring up funds on Kickstarter, coming this October

Board game maker Cryptozoic Entertainment is ready to serve all your supernatural elimination needs, at least in the realm of tabletop gaming, with <i>Ghostbusters: The Board Game</i>. The game-maker's latest, the first Ghostbusters board game in some 30 years and officially licensed by Sony, is currently …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

DC Comics is bringing an end to The New 52

DC Comics is ending its New 52 imprint this June, the company announced via press release today.<p>Starting June 3, the publishing line will feature 24 new comics and 25 ongoing comics. Despite the New 52 coming to an end, DC Comics confirms this is not another reboot, and it is not returning to a …

Destiny: Easily Beat this Weeks Nightfall Strike on Mars - IGN Video

We show you how to take down Valus Ta' aurc on Mars in this weeks Nightfall and Strike mission. Keep in mind there's no damage modifier this week …

Bungie: Destiny's first two expansion packs still aren't finished, despite what video shows

Work on the first expansion pack for <i>Destiny</i>, "The Dark Below," continues, despite the appearance of a video that seems to detail the pack's content, Bungie officials wrote in their official forums today.<p>"People at Bungie are hard at work to complete content for our first post launch pack, 'The Dark …

Destiny Bug Leaks a Ton of Potential Future Content

The bug appears to reveal new story missions, strikes, raids, and Crucible content<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Bungie has confirmed via their community blog that the DLC …