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What Are the Best and Worst Escape Rooms in Your City?

Some escape rooms are Disney-World slick; others are basically a dirty studio apartment with everything glued down. And some are a lot more fun to solve than others. What are the best escape rooms in your area—and what are the worst?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Five years of Five Nights At Freddy’s

Pizza pundits have been riffing on the uncanny valley awfulness inherent to animatronic mascot characters since long before the Rock-A-Fire Explosion first began to jam. There’s just something about watching a nearly human shape move in nearly human ways, as cold plastic eyes stare out at a crowd of children with…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Five years of Five Nights At Freddy’s

Pizza pundits have been riffing on the uncanny valley awfulness inherent to animatronic mascot characters since long before the Rock-A-Fire Explosion first began to jam. There’s just something about watching a nearly human shape move in nearly human ways, as cold plastic eyes stare out at a crowd of children with…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Free MS-DOS Games Now Available From the Internet Archive

I’ve previously talked about how the Internet Archive is a great place to play your favorite abandonware from decades ago within your browser, and it’s even better now. The archive has added 2,500 new MS-DOS titles for you to try out, and they are all free of charge.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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In a 1987 video game, Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor was nearly impossible to blow up

As Game Of Thrones concluded earlier this year, not with the bang of long-awaited confrontations, but the protracted whimper of its haphazardly plotted, poorly paced seasons, an unlikely replacement came to dominate our weekly conversations. It was as though it were conjured by the collective will of an industry eager…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Hasbro’s latest weird political swing: A Ms. Monopoly game addressing the gender pay gap

Could someone do us a favor and go check on Hasbro, please? Ostensibly one of the most boring companies in the world—give or take a quick acquisition of the Tupac catalog here or there—the board game giant has taken a sharp, highly unsettling veer into the political of late, wandering into instances of trouble that’ve…Read […]

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Play Jeopardy in Your Car, You Nerd

Podcasts, audiobooks, and music can make your daily drives less dull, but for those who want something a little more interactive and mentally engaging, you can now play Jeopardy—hosted by Alex Trebek, no less—through your smartphone using the Drivetime app (Android, iOS). Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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When it comes to awful Stephen King adaptations, video games just can’t be beat

Earlier this week we ran a piece highlighting the best and weirdest of the extremely wide world of Stephen King adaptations, from film, to TV, to weird, barely recognizable outliers. While reading that piece, you may have noticed that one major medium—one whose rise, coincidentally, mirrored King’s own steadily…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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When it comes to awful Stephen King adaptations, video games just can’t be beat

Earlier this week we ran a piece highlighting the best and weirdest of the extremely wide world of Stephen King adaptations, from film, to TV, to weird, barely recognizable outliers. While reading that piece, you may have noticed that one major medium—one whose rise, coincidentally, mirrored King’s own steadily…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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I Miss Simple Video Games That Didn’t Try Too Hard

As someone obsessed with handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Switch should have been the ultimate portable system for me. Instead, it actually made me nostalgic for Tiger Electronics’ LCD handhelds; arguably some of the first true portable video game systems. They were cheap, durable, simple, and addictive, and 30…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Don’t Throw Your Old Xbox or Playstation in the Trash

Last week, as part of New York City’s new electronics waste collection program, officials stated that more than 100,000 items were collected from homes in fewer than three years. And while that means fewer electronics—like computers, cell phones or televisions—in our landfills, it’s an incredibly small number.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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