Sean Purdy

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‘This couldn’t be any more Canadian’: John Oliver takes on Senate scandal in Last Week Tonight segment

John Oliver took a break from dancing on FIFA’s grave to ridicule another bloated, corrupt and comically inept organization: the Canadian Senate.<p>In …

Curling

'Super Mario amiibos' Unlock More Content In Games You Already Own

Super Mario amiibos extend value by unlocking new content in Captain Toad’s Treasure Trackers, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart as well as recently released Mario Party 10.<p>Whether investing in the latest Lego video-game, choosing the right console or expanding the collection of toys to life …

Hear the Second ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Now

Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign and Mastodon reign supreme on <i>Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2</i>, the second installment of the mixtape series inspired by …

Here's the Game of Thrones / Princess Bride mashup you never knew you needed (NSFW)

The best thing about this video is the idea that Peter Falk just showed up at Fred Savage's house and began to read the most wildly inappropriate book you could possible imagine.<p>There is nothing about this video that's safe for work, but it tickled every one of my funny bones. Also, you know, some …

Game of Thrones

High prices always hurt poor people

<b>Re: Milking A Sacred Cow, editorial, March 6.</b><br>Even an amateur economist understands the less money a family earns, the more impact even small …

Canada

‘Bloody Sunday’ march commemorated by survivors and beneficiaries, including America’s first black president

SELMA, Ala. — America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” the nation’s first black president said Saturday as he stood in …

Black History

Seniors and the generation spending gap

Why are we doing so much to try to help seniors when they’re already the wealthiest generation in history?<p>At age 89, Larry South would have been …

Seven lives — OK, they're NPCs — ruined by video games

Like comic books, video games are full of unaddressed collateral damage. The Thing and the Hulk wreck Manhattan before bro-hugging out their differences, and no one wonders about the cleanup. Likewise, there are many NPCs who have their lives irrevocably altered by our careless misadventrures. …

Upset Fans Lash Out Over 'Evolve' DLC, Lack Of Content

<i>Evolve</i> has already gotten some pretty rave reviews from critics and gamers alike, but 2K’s 4 vs. 1 monster shooter is facing backlash from gamers.<p>That’s because of the sheer amount of day-one DLC (downloadable content) available at launch: $60 total, or exactly how much the game itself costs.<p>This …

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

Nintendo Offers Free Mario, Zelda, and Kirby Valentine's Day Cards

Need a Valentine's Day card for that special someone in your life? If they love games, Nintendo can help you out.<p>The company posted a selection of Nintendo-themed Valentine's Day cards to its website, which you can print, cut out, and give to your loved ones.<p>There are four sets of cards overall …

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin trailer shows what's changing in Dark Souls 2

A new trailer for <i>Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin</i>, Namco Bandai's re-release of <i>Dark Souls 2</i> and its three expansions, gives fans of the Souls series a taste of what's coming this April. From visual changes to new enemies (and old enemies showing up in unexpected places), there's a lot to see …

BioWare is giving away Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern songs for free right now

Want to listen to the tavern songs from <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> at your convenience, perhaps in an attempt to make your drinking a bit more atmospheric? BioWare is making that easier than ever by giving away an album's worth of bard tunes for free right now.<p>BioWare said on the Dragon Age website …

Borderlands 3: Gearbox Needs Help to Make it Happen - PAX South 2015 - IGN Video

During the Borderlands PAX South panel Randy Pitchford put the call out for people to help Gearbox create Borderlands 3.

This reality show confronts online trolls in real life

<i>Trolljägarna (Troll Hunter)</i> is a Swedish reality TV show that hunts down and confronts online harassers in real life.<p>It's hosted by investigative journalist Robert Aschberg, who actively confronts online abusers as they leave work, or finds them outside their homes.<p>CBC radio's Q has just posted an …

Celine Dion turns 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' into an emotional journey

There are few things that could make the trailer for Marvel's next Avengers film, <i>Age of Ultron</i>, better than it already is, but Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" does pretty well for itself.<p>The spoof, posted by Martin Revelations Films, uses the <i>Titanic</i> theme song to add in what Tony Stark's …

Saturday Night Live Sketch Skewers the Gap Between Gameplay and Story

You've probably noticed it called out in some <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, <i>Uncharted</i> and <i>BioShock</i> games: those moments where the emotions being presented to you in …

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Andrew Wilson of EA: 'We never want to be worst US company again'

The giant video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is not universally loved – if you play games or talk about them on the internet, you may have noticed. Despite releasing some of the most successful games of the last 20 years (Fifa, Battlefield, Need For Speed, Mass Effect) the company has plenty …

How to make a ‘Lord of the Rings’ game that doesn’t suck

<i>Shadow of Mordor</i> is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive, the same company behind the Arkham series of Batman games, perhaps the finest example of a licensed video game series ever made. Despite being based on very different properties, Arkham and <i>Mordor</i> share one very important aspect in …

I kissed a virtual bird and I liked it

Welcome to the world's only post-apocalyptic avian dating simulator<p>I've never actually played a dating sim before, but I'm confident in saying <i>Hatoful Boyfriend</i> is one of the weirdest ever released. It's a game where you play as the only human in a high school for birds, and your main goal is to woo …

Fez dev Phil Fish releases his craziest (and best) statement ever

It was just a few weeks ago that outspoken indie developer Phil Fish, creator of the puzzle-platform game Fez, announced he was leaving game development due to endless harassment from gamers. But that didn’t stop him from making a new statement tonight regarding the ongoing uproar surrounding the …

Temple Run VR to freak out Samsung Gear VR users

Temple Run has been downloaded over a billion times, a number very few developers have the pleasure of touting. The escape video game is great as a casual distraction, but so far it hasn’t passed that level. This changes today as Imagi Studios aims to make the game as immersive as it can get.<p>Temple …

Meet the Iraq veteran helping to make an unconventional game about war

In November of 2004 seven U.S. Marine battalions and associated coalition forces began a bombardment. When the planes had finished their work and after the artillery had softened key objectives, a force of more than 13,000 began their assault under the cover of darkness.<p>The planners had given the …

Dragon Age II -- Mark of the Assassin - Does Everything Need Multiplayer? - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

The Unlocked team discusses if they're really is a need to have multiplayer in every new game.

PC 2014 Games Release List

Following this year's E3, we've compiled a list of the PC games of 2014 that have been or will be released by the end of the year. If a game has an announced release date, it is written next to the game title.<p>To keep the list at a manageable size, we did not include every single game released for …

Rocket League

Conan O'Brien Tries Games (And Hijinks) At E3 2014

Looks like someone had a great time at this year's E3. Conan O'Brien returned to the show to check out <i>Sunset Overdrive</i>, take part in some …

The 12 Big Games Missing From E3 2014

M.I.A.<p>E3 2014 was filled with dozens of amazing games spread across pretty much every platform under the sun. But alongside those were the notable …