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Here's 10 things you should do during your Fallout 4 playthrough

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><b>Heads up: The video above contains some minor spoilers.</b><p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a big, big game, and figuring out what's worth your limited time can be a challenge. To help guide you through the wasteland, we've created the video above, which showcases ten of …

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Players Bring GTA 5, The Witcher, Nigel Thornberry to The Wasteland

Fallout 4's character-creation tool is being put to good use. Some creative and committed players have now created characters like Trevor from Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher hero Geralt, and Nigel Thornberry.<p>The Nigel Thornberry character comes from Reddit user CaptainThump, while the Geralt …

Grand Theft Auto

The uniquely powerful reason why Pixar movies are so good

Disney / Pixar<p>The first reaction test audiences had to "Monsters, Inc." wasn't the bottomless sense of wonder drummed up by most Pixar movies: It was …

Stan Lee's Tips on How to Create a Good Superhero

How to come up with the best name, power and costume.<p>When he's not making cameos, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee keeps busy. We sat down to talk to …

What a book about British wizards taught me about American blackness

As a child I liked stories about magic.<p>I liked stories where commoners became kings, where the impossible was suddenly at your fingertips. As a child, I liked Susanna Clarke’s <i>Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell</i> because it gave me a world I could disappear into, one without the political struggles …

Fresh Prince intro gets us closer to the day when all sitcoms are recreated in GTA 5

Some liberties had to be taken to pull this off, but this still is the best you're going to do at a shot-for-shot recreation of <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i>'s introduction, inside <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> anyway.<p>I mean, that's it. It's right there in the lede paragraph. Watch for yourself. Franklin stars as …

Grand Theft Auto

How unknown British actress Emilia Clarke became a breakout star on 'Game of Thrones'

Now the "Mother of Dragons" reportedly earns north of $7 million per season in "Game of Thrones," the most watched show in HBO history. Season five recently came to a close.<p>July 1, Clarke reprises the role of Sarah Connor in "Terminator Genisys."

Game of Thrones

Feds Investigate String of Fires at Black Churches in South

David Goldman—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Joe …

Charleston shooting suspect left racist manifesto on Web site, authorities say

A Web site linked to Dylann Roof, the man accused of shooting nine people Wednesday in a Charleston, S.C., church, includes chilling images and detailed racist rationale of his beliefs.<p>A Web site linked to accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof includes chilling images, detailed racist rationale<p>By …

South Carolina

Our Favorite A-maiz-ingly Corny Dad Puns (with Recipes)

My dad mans the cast-iron skillet, periodically adjusting the burner’s heat as to not incinerate any pancakes. This is Sunday: Every drop of batter counts.<p>He flips a pancake, using a metal spatula with a chipped white handle sourced from some dollar bin at a random garage sale. My dad claims this …

Ice Cream

Father's Day: 5 Benefits of Dads That May Surprise You

Bedtime stories, roughhouse play, and sharing household chores can influence children's health and well-being in enormous ways, new research shows.<p>He built the tree house. Wiped away tears on a tough day. Cheered on the sidelines.There are lots of obvious reasons to appreciate your old man, as many …

Charleston victims: 9 lives lost to family and community

<b>(CNN) —</b> They gathered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to study the Bible -- a small group, 13 people. Many were familiar faces. One was a stranger.<p>But it was unfathomable that this stranger was a killer lying in wait, a man who would kill nine churchgoers and church leaders in …

Charleston Church Shooting

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Albert Einstein

Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one …

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Smash Wii U: Find Out Who is the Very Best in Our All Pokemon Match! - IGN Plays Live - IGN Video

Marty, Naomi, Brendan, and Alexio see who really is the very best in an all Pokemon, all pokeball match! Check out IGN Plays Live every Tuesday, …

Game players are failing in our duty to be evil

Most game players find evil paths in narrative games a big turn-off. Overwhelmingly, they follow "good" paths as the default option.<p>Statistics presented by Microsoft technical evangelist Amanda Lange at GDC today showed that, in narrative games where "good" and "evil" were clearly defined as story …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Designing Evolve's terrifying video game monsters

Like <i>Left 4 Dead,</i> <i>Evolve</i> is a first-person shooter that forces players to form small teams and fight alongside each other. But whereas <i>Left 4 Dead</i> took place in a world inspired by <i>28 Days Later</i> and George A. Romero movies, <i>Evolve</i> is more of a monster movie turned into a cooperative FPS. "It was always …

Monsters

MOBAs Make Us Furious - So Why Do We Play? - IGN Arena - IGN Video

We analyze the highs and lows of a genre that's often depressing -- and why we can't stop playing.

Assault, Trapper, Medic, Support: Which Evolve Hunter is Right For You?

Nothing reinforces the importance of teamwork more than the menace and threat of a creature 10 times your size, which is what you face in 2K’s Evolve. In its foursome of hunters, the class names could not be more straightforward: assault, medic, Support, Trapper. If you play with squads regularly, …

Evolve Review Roundup

After years of development, one major delay, and the changing of hands from now-bankrupt publisher THQ to Grand Theft Auto company Take-Two, Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock's 4v1 monster-hunting game Evolve has finally arrived.<p>The game has not been without controversy, as its extensive DLC plans …

Left 4 Dead

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Online Life

Mom, grandparents take pleas in case of starved 7-year-old

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother and grandparents of a 7-year-old boy who was so malnourished that one doctor said he looked like a Holocaust survivor …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Kid Cudi, Post-Wilin'

Still one of the most promising voices in hip-hop, he looks back on a career that almost derailed right at the start. And explains Justin Bieber.<p><i>Originally published in the May 2014 issue, part of the music extravaganza</i><p><b>I still do juvenile shit</b> here and there. But I'm not doin' no dumb shit, like …

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