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8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

The College Football Playoff Risk board

With seven or so teams still in the running for college football's national championship, it's time to assess how the game's gone so far.<p><b>No. 3 Florida State</b><p>Beset on all sides by threats, but still sitting on a valuable piece of football property it almost owns completely, the EU of college …

No, Far Cry 4 isn't missing that feature, you're just a pirate

Far Cry 4 gamers on PC who complain that the game has no field-of-view controls are outing themselves as playing pirated copies of the game.<p>This is per the game's director, Alex Hutchinson, who noted that pirated copies lack the visual feature. It was applied to the game through a day-one …

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

2014 Division II, Division III, and NAIA football playoff bracket breakdowns

At the nation's smaller schools, the regular season is a memory. Now, the best fight for championships.<p>In September, 504 schools that aren't members of Division I suited up and began a three-month journey. Last Saturday, most of them walked off the field for the final time this year.<p>They mostly …

Chicago Sun-Times Accidentally Leaves Dummy Text in Chicago Bears Article

In a stunning editorial decision, Cab Calloway appears to have taken over the football beat for the <i>Chicago Sun-Times.</i><p>The paper rolled out its Friday edition, rifling off an emphatic headline about Jay Cutler and the current state of jazz singalongs in the Chicago Bears locker room.<p>Radio host Ben …

Texas teacher fired after Ferguson tweets

A Texas teacher was fired Friday, one week after sending racially charged tweets about incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Vinita Hegwood said in a statement that she was "reacting to a series of threatening and racist attacks" made against her and her "expressed opinions on Ferguson, Missouri," when …

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The lazy Destiny player's guide to getting the best gear in the least time

The hardcore <i>Destiny</i> community has discovered one of the best games of the year in the endgame, but the path to the best gear and equipment can be hard to understand without a good amount of study.<p>If you're interested in playing for the good stuff, without wasting much of your time, this guide will …

Apple Must Face Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Text Messages

Apple was ordered to face a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming it failed to tell consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based smartphones from iPhones. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California said Apple must face …

The 2013 NFL Redraft

Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays hit the reset button on the 2013 draft<p>The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be a mess. 2012 had Andrew Luck and Robert …

There's A Big New Game Award Show Happening This December

Spike's VGX may no longer be this year's big holiday showcase—former host Geoff Keighley just announced plans for a new December awards show, The …

Fullscreen acquires Rooster Teeth, video studio behind 'Red vs. Blue'

In the latest instance of multichannel video network consolidation, Fullscreen Media today has purchased video production company Rooster Teeth, the company behind popular gaming web video series <i>Red vs. Blue</i>.<p>The move is interesting, in part because Fullscreen just recently sold a majority stake to …

SMU on pace for college football's worst stats in almost a decade

SMU has scored 49 points on the season. It allows 48 points per game.<p>Of the 128 teams in FBS, 127 have won a game this year. The 128th is SMU.<p>Not only have the Mustangs not won a game, they've only once come within three touchdowns of winning. The Mustangs have allowed more than 41 points in every …

Ringling Bros. at Fault for 'Hair Hanging' Stunt Malfunction: OSHA

Federal workplace regulators found Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at fault for the malfunction during a "hair hanging" acrobat act that left nine performers seriously injured in May. Feld Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will also be …

Look at this chart of average Metacritic scores. What happened in 2007?

This is a graph of average Metacritic scores, from both users and review publications, going back 15 years. It's kicked up a lot of discussion on Reddit over the past day. I have one so-far unanswered question: What the hell happened in 2007?<p>What a review score really does mean, or should mean, has …

Ridley Is In Smash Bros. Wii U... But Not Playable

Yes, Ridley is in the Wii U version of Smash. No, he's not playable. But! You can get him to fight <i>for</i> you during a match, which I suppose is an OK …

Uefa awards Serbia Euro 2016 win over Albania but deducts three points

Serbia will have to play their next two European qualifying matches behind closed doors as punishment for the chaos that enveloped their match with Albania in Belgrade last week but both sides have been sanctioned by Uefa.<p>The Guardian has learned that Uefa’s disciplinary committee has decided to …

Two Dead in Washington High School Shooting

A Washington State high school "homecoming prince" opened fire in the cafeteria Friday, killing a girl and wounding four other people before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said.<p>A hospital official said three patients were in "very critical condition" with head wounds after the …

'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' Ramps Up The Insanity With 8-Person Multiplayer

Nintendo knows they’re more or less the last bastion of couch co-op and competitive play for console multiplayer, with most games on the Xbox One or PS4 these days not even getting a two-player splitscreen mode. But now they’re taking things to a whole new level.<p>Yesterday brought us yet another …

Peewee Football Team Fined for Breaking Mercy Rule

You’re an eight-year-old playing your first season of peewee football. You’ve never scored a touchdown in your brief, little life.<p>All you want in this sweet world is to catch a football and run into the end zone. That’s the only instinct humming around in your tiny body.<p>This was the extent of one …

Michigan's green 'M' is tame compared to the best college sports prank

With the big clash between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans coming up this weekend, the Wolverines found themselves the victim of some gentle provocation from Spartans supporters. The big block M in the middle of their campus was found painted Spartan green with the letters S and …

DeMarco Murray Deserves a Big Payday That May Never Come

Think you're overworked and underpaid? DeMarco Murray has you beat.<p>Murray has been the Dallas Cowboys' leading rusher for four seasons. He leads the NFL in rushing by a margin of 298 yards. He leads the league in carries by a margin of 61, roughly three extra games' worth of work for a typical …

Boxer Brutally Punches Referee Repeatedly After Losing, Now Banned for Life

The astonishing footage above comes from the ongoing European Youth Boxing Championship in Zagreb, Croatia.<p>In the light heavyweight clash between Vido Loncar of Croatia and Algirdas Baniulis of Lithuania on Monday, Loncar had a simply incredible reaction to losing his match.<p>As you can see at 1:13 …

Comedian Rob Riggle is Frank West in the Dead Rising movie

The Dead Rising movie — which is officially titled <i>Dead Rising: Watchtower</i> — has its Frank West: comedian Rob Riggle, the former <i>Daily Show</i> correspondent who has actually covered wars, you know.<p>Riggle, a retired U.S. Marine and star of <i>21 Jump Street</i> and <i>Let's Be Cops</i>, will play the weathered …

P.K Subban absolutely schools the Avalanche with video game goal

Stop giving up video game goals, Colorado! It's not a good thing.<p>Remember a few days ago, when Phil Kessel scored an NHL '94 goal against the Avalanche in overtime? Colorado let another team do the same thing to them on Saturday.<p>This time the scorer was P.K. Subban in what could be considered the …

Hong Kong police charge leaves protesters injured

Police in heavy riot gear rained blows on protesters in the northern district of Mongkok, with some carried off on stretchers and others treated for head wounds, fractures and bruising, according to AFP journalists and medics at the scene.<p>Accusations that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's …

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Alabama-Texas A&M final score and 6 brutal stats from the Tide's 59-0 win

What Alabama offensive problems?<p>If Alabama is struggling to adjust under new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's system, it didn't show Saturday. The Tide seemingly did whatever they wanted against Texas A&M, jumping to a 45-0 halftime victory before cruising to a 59-0 win.<p>The domination was …

13 College Football Players on Pace to Break FBS Records in 2014

With the college football season at its halfway point, it is not too early to extrapolate players' numbers and see what kind of records they are on pace for.<p>Nonconference play is over, which ostensibly means the best players will face harder competition in the second half of the year, but that …