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How Halo: The Master Chief Collection is improving on more recent games in the series

Not surprisingly, much of the attention so far lavished on <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> has focused on <i>Halo 2</i>.<p>That game is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will, by some margin, be the most improved of the four core Halo games included in the package,which is due to be released on Xbox One …

How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

Space game Elite: Dangerous is confirmed for PC and Mac. But will it ever come to console?<p>Frontier chief David Braben indicated that Elite will one …

The Honest Modern Warfare Trailer, Now With More Underage Racists

I've been waiting for Smosh to do an Honest Game Trailer for <i>Call of Duty</i>'s <i>Modern Warfare</i> trilogy, and they do not disappoint. <i>"Suit up for the least</i> …

The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions

Answered<p>In Zeus<p>Does Zeus live on mount Olympus<p>Zeus was believed by the Ancient Greeks to be one of the Olympian gods, and all the Olympian gods lived …

No Man's Sky | Polygon E3 2014

Read these too!<p>No Man's Sky is headed to PS4<p>Hello Games reassembled and developing after the flood<p>Stop dwelling on graphics and embrace procedural generation<p>THE UNIVERSE<p>The pink-orange grass sways in the wind as the unnamed character walks out of the cave. For an instant, the right wall flashes …

No Man's Sky

Destiny: All the Beta Teases - IGN Video

We've seen a lot of Destiny teases from Bungie the last few days. See them all in this video showcasing the classes, enemies and planets in the beta.

Microsoft goes Hollywood as it unveils Xbox Originals television programs for Xbox Live

After a lot of anticipation and some major investments in Hollywood, Microsoft is unveiling its original television shows, dubbed Xbox Originals, for its Xbox Live online entertainment network. And yes, there’s going to be a Halo TV show as well as a Halo “digital feature.”<p>Much like original TV …

A coming compendium to the world's most fascinating and completely fictional history

"There's no good reason why one of the greatest stories in the history of video gaming should be left untold," former Penny Arcade Report writer-turned-author Andrew Groen tells Polygon.<p>Over the past year, Groen has been working on a book that compiles the history of war in the <i>Eve Online</i> universe. …

Can We Build a Gaming PC on a Console Budget?

There's no debating that a souped-up gaming PC will outperform an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 any day of the week, but it'll also cost you a lot more at checkout. However, what about a gaming PC that isn't top of the line, say, one that was built for $550?<p>This is the question we put to the test: …

This Is What The Brain Of Every Introvert Looks Like

"Should you put on pants and go to that party? Probably not." —Your brain

This Is What Smoking Weed Does To Your Body

The science of being stoned in under a minute and a half.

Dark Souls II Video Review - IGN Video

Dark Souls II is a smart, massive, and incredibly rewarding sequel to the challenging original.

Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

<b>To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released an online version, playable</b> …

Reflecting On Persona’s Growth And New Ventures

This week, Atlus USA confirmed four new Persona games are coming to our shores. From another fighting game to a dance-party rhythm title, these …

Watch GLaDOS from 'Portal' explain the difference between fission and fusion

Do you know the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion? Here's a teacher guaranteed to hold your attention in class. GLaDOS, the hilarious homicidal artificial intelligence from the <i>Portal</i> games, explains the two nuclear reactions in a new video produced by NASA. While she isn't …

EVE, offline: how do you archive a universe?

Building an MMO time capsule at the Museum of Modern Art<p>The year is 2114, and somewhere, a researcher is about to visit a dead world. Turning on a computer, she metaphorically or literally dusts off a piece of software bearing the title "<i>EVE</i> in a Box." It launches, and her avatar appears in a space …

Unboxing Dark Souls II Collector's Edition - IGN Video

Naomi and Marty go hands on with the collector's edition of Dark Souls II and show you all of the incredible goodies that come in it.

These Photos Of Asia Are Utterly Breathtaking

Weerapong Chaipuck is an absolute master of low-light and long exposure photography. He uses Photoshop, but the stunning colours in his landscape pictures are primarily due to his sense of timing. You can buy prints here.

Plague Inc.: Evolved hits Steam Early Access tomorrow

Virus-spreading simulator <i>Plague Inc.: Evolved</i> will launch on Steam Early Access tomorrow, Feb. 20, developer Ndemic Creations announced.<p>In <i>Plague Inc.</i> players work to cultivate and spread a virus across the world. On release tomorrow, the core of the title's single player campaign — which was …

How Titanfall's AI-controlled enemies could help new players

<i>Titanfall</i>, Respawn Entertainment's upcoming first-person shooter, includes enemies controlled by artificial intelligence that exist in part to help new players, community manager Abbie Heppe revealed today on Xbox Wire.<p><i>Titanfall</i>'s multiplayer arenas are limited to 12 human players, but the game …

Let's Play The Titanfall Beta: IGN's New Video Series Episode 1 - IGN Video

The journey begins as Alfredo attempts to mold Greg into a Titan killing machine. Prepare for Gregfall.

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Run Silent, Run Cheat: The Sneaky Hobby Games Navy Submariners Play

Deceptive games are downright customary on British and U.S. subs<p>Life is busy aboard a submarine. To wile away the hours not spent working or …

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PlanetSide 2 Getting New Continent of Hossin Soon

May, to be precise.<p>PlanetSide 2 will be getting a new continent in May alongside a host of other new content.<p>A roadmap posted on the shooter's site …

DayZ to increase in difficulty once new vehicles are introduced

Dean Hall's zombie survival mod <i>DayZ</i> is slated to increase in difficulty once new vehicles and weapons are introduced, including helicopters and small aircrafts, the developer confirmed in a recent Reddit AMA.<p>"The plan is to increase the difficulty significantly as new functionality comes online …

Warner Bros. shows deep preview of combat in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. hasn’t produced a critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings video game yet, but it’s taking another crack at it with the original story and concept of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It’s going to be a bloody mess in an unrelentingly dark world, much like Warner Bros.’ recent Batman games.<p>…

Scientists create anti-atom beam — but use it for good, not evil

Creating an antimatter beam sounds like something only a mad scientist would do, but there's nothing mad about the beam of antihydrogen atoms that scientists generated for the first time at Europe's CERN research center.<p>The researchers behind the technical achievement, revealed Tuesday in the …

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Borderlands 2 is coming to PS Vita on March 18 (update)

<i>Borderlands 2</i> is heading to PS Vita, with a launch date set for March 18, publisher 2K Games announced today on Twitter.<p>Developer Gearbox Software previously confirmed its plans to ship the game on the handheld system sometime this year, although the team did not specify when.<p>Last year, Sony …