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Incredible video game art exhibition at the V&A, in pictures

Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game

If you’re looking for a way to close out your week that’s entertaining, edifying and looks like you’re doing real work, check out Chimeria:Grayscale, a game where you act as an HR person dealing with everyday office problems via email. Okay, maybe it doesn’t sound that exciting, but there’s more to …

Two Free PC Games Are Up For Grabs Right Now

There have been a number of opportunities to pick up some free PC games recently, and that's again the case right now. Steam and the Humble Store are each giving away a freebie right now, one of which is particularly excellent. [<b>Update:</b> One of the free games has now expired, but there's still time …

Gaming

A Remaster Of A Classic Adventure Game Is Free To Kick Off GOG's Winter Sale

The holiday season is here, and that means that you might have some extra time to play games. If you're looking for something to occupy your vacation, GOG's a good place to start: its winter sale begins today, and you can also grab Grim Fandango Remastered for free right now.<p>GOG is kicking off its …

Adventure Games

You Can Get Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag For Free Right Now

If you never got around to playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you missed out on what I'd argue is the best Assassin's Creed game in the series. But today's a good day to try it out: It's now available for free on PC.<p>Ubisoft is holding a promotion this month to celebrate the tenth …

Assassin's Creed

Forget apples: A piece of cheese a day could keep the doctor away

There's no reason to skip that cheese plate at your company Christmas party.<p>Eating a small piece of cheese each day could reduce your risk of heart …

With over 70 million sold, the PS4 is the most popular game console in the world — these are its 29 best games

There are <i>too many</i> good games on the PlayStation 4. If you're one of the over 70 million PS4 owners, it's hard to know where to start.<p>That's why we put together the list below, full of only the greatest bangers worth spending your time and money on.<p><b>Of note:</b><b>The list is not ranked</b>. There is one …

The Sims Will Be Available On Your iPhone or Android Device

Sims fans can now access a new form of virtual reality in the palm of their hands. Electronic Arts recently announced that they are releasing The …

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favorite apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's superphone.<p>This list includes both obvious choices you can find on the top charts, and lesser-known software that we use and love.<p>Let's check them out:

Apps

Fans Remaking Tomb Raider 2 In Unreal Engine 4

The new <i>Tomb Raider</i> games are great, but sometimes you just want to go back and play the classics. And sometimes you want to go back and play the …

Meet the special "Black Edition" BlackBerry KEYone

Today, at Berlin’s IFA conference, TCL announced the global availability of the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, which packs a midnight-black physique with moderately upgraded specs.<p>Honestly, there’s nothing much to get excited about here. The KEYone sees a modest performance bump, with RAM …

Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about “How To” do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns …

Developers put game on Pirate Bay to help cash-strapped players

Game studios normally bend over backwards to discourage pirates and keep titles off of any piracy sites, but don't tell that to Acid Wizard. When the studio saw that a young player asked for a refund for its horror game <i>Darkwood</i> out of a fear that his parents wouldn't like the cost of the game, it …

Riot’s new 2D platformer, Ziggs: Arcade Blast is out now and free

A few Riot employees have been working on building a new platformer as part of the Thunderdome X “hackathon.” Team PVC (Player Voted Content) decided …

Pokemon's Japanese Official Instagram is Adorable

While poking around the official Japanese Pokemon website to figure out what this mysterious Pokemon teaser meant, I stumbled upon the official …

League of Legends to get its own esports reality show

Broadcasting on YouTube, "The Next Gamer" will whittle a group of 40 gamers down to one pro.<p>Esports is growing and growing, so the reality shows were inevitable.<p>Announced on Monday, "The Next Gamer" is an Australian reality show that will be streamed on YouTube in the hopes of finding the country's …

League of Legends

Master WordPress and own the internet

Did you know that <b>28% of the internet is powered by WordPress?</b> I’m using it right now. If you want to <b>build your own website</b>, blog or online shop, WordPress is your first port of call. And <b>PressShack University WordPress Training</b> does a lot more than just show you the ropes.<p>When I started using …

Web Design

Monster Hunter World for PS4, Xbox One and PC Gets New Weapons Gameplay and Info; More Coming Soon

Today, during a panel hosted by Capcom at San Diego Comic Con, more information and gameplay were shared about the upcoming <i>Monster Hunter World</i>.<p>The …

Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu – Famous Tendon From Tokyo Opens In Singapore

An award-winning tempura and tendon restaurant from Asakusa, Tokyo—<b>Shitamatchi Tendon Akimitsu</b> has opened in Singapore with its first outlet at Plaza …

Japan

Young Chinese find leisure, friends in Tencent fantasy rampage

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - What's a Chinese girl got to do to get some attention these days? Grow a new skin? Chop off a few heads? For Zeng Xiaoxian, that seemed like the best shot.<p>​Unable to compete with her boyfriend's obsession with the hugely popular and top-grossing online game "Honour of …

China

Restaurant brings in Instagram kits so you can nail your #foodporn shots

Making your avocado toast pop on Instagram requires a unique formula that isn't always possible to achieve. But, one London restaurant is offering …

A New Wave Of Biographical Video Games Is Playing At Real Life

An emerging genre of games based on people’s real-life experiences is proving provocative and compelling<p>In my myriad careers as a video game player, …

The Matcha Project Specialises In Matcha, Houjicha & Genmaicha Drinks

It is true that matcha desserts can be found in most Japanese restaurants in Singapore but if you are on a lookout for a cafe that specialises in …

Tea

Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good

If innovations in housework helped free women to enter the labor force in the 1960s and 1970s, could innovations in leisure — like League of Legends — be taking men out of the labor force today?<p>That’s the logic behind a new working paper released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic …

University of Chicago

9 Best Attractions In Japan That Travellers Should Not Miss

There are so many attractions in Japan and most of these wonderful places are actually interestingly situated out of its capital, Tokyo. How does …

Japan

BlackBerry acknowledges Keyone display separation issues, ‘examining’ a potential fix

Despite some initial issues with performance, BlackBerry’s Keyone is a pretty fantastic smartphone. Last week, though, it was revealed through a durability test that the Keyone has a fairly serious issue — there’s nothing holding down the display. Now, the company is responding to that problem.<p>TCL …

Mobile Technology

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

The Basics of Physics in Scientific Study

Crash Course in Physics<p>Physics is a systematic study of the natural world, particularly the interaction between matter and energy. It is a discipline …

StarCraft is now free, nearly 20 years after its release

Have you always wanted to check out that <i>StarCraft</i> game you’d heard so much about, but somehow managed to go <i>nearly 20 years</i> without buying a copy?<p>Good news! Nearly two decades after its 1998 release, StarCraft is now free. Legally!<p>Blizzard has just released the original game — plus the <i>Brood War</i> …