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How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone

Playing Fortnite is a lot of fun when you aren’t getting filled with holes or kissing other players’ Infinity Gauntlets. Looking for weapons? Exciting. Chopping down trees? Soothing, in a Ron Swanson-like way. Scavenging for items across the map? Just think of how much fun they’ll be to not use when another player…Read more… Continue […]

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Luka Dončić’s Overwatch Mains Are Cause For Serious Concern

Luka Dončić is not only a presumptive top-two pick in June’s NBA Draft, he’s also the proud owner of a Gamer’s Heart. According to a profile written last month by ESPN’s Mina Kimes, Dončić is a fan of the Call Of Duty series. He also “spends two to three hours a day playing video games […]

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Where to Waste Time Online

Where do you go to waste time on the internet? Facebook and Twitter, the usual default answers, are exhausting. Scrolling through them feels like work. “I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore,” says Dan Nosowitz in the internet-culture blog Select All. We agree with him that it’s way too easy to […]

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God Of War Makes Its Violence Matter

Video games are serious now. It’s no longer enough for AAA video games to have sleek graphics, hours upon hours of playable content, and innovative game mechanics. They also need top-notch voice acting, cinematic cutscenes featuring real actors performing in motion-capture suits, and a compelling story with all sorts…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Bill Nye’s Tips for Getting Kids Excited About Science 

Bill Nye, the ‘90s television icon, the teacher who helped kid-me understand topics like buoyancy and momentum, the man whose mission it is to help make science more accessible to the masses, is back. (Not that he ever left—he’s always been really, really busy.) These days, Nye is teaming up with Nintendo to help…Read more… […]

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Sea Of Thieves’s Ocean Is Vast And Beautiful And Lifelike And It Won’t Stop Putting Me To Sleep

Reviews have knocked Sea of Thieves, the big new multiplayer pirate video game for Windows and Xbox, for its lack of content, for repetitive quest structure, and for generally feeling sort of hollow and unfinished. My colleague Heather Alexandra over at Kotaku wrote that playing it “feels a bit like working in a…Read more… Continue […]

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Waking Up to the Game Boy Super Mario Land Theme Is the Best Way to Start Your Day

The original Game Boy was the first device to push my fascination with gadgets to an obsession. I saved for months to buy one, and to this day it’s still one of my favorite gaming platforms. That explains why, despite every gadget I use having an alarm clock built-in, I now prefer waking up to […]

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An Even More Tragic Version of the Joker Exists and It’s All My Fault

It was a foregone conclusion that when the Batman: The Enemy Within video game was done, John Doe would complete his metamorphosis into the Joker. What remained to be seen was how culpable players would feel at the end of it all. Personally, I was so exhausted and guilt-ridden that I made my Batman do […]

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This ‘March for Our Lives’ Browser Game Helps Spread Awareness for Saturday’s March

On Saturday, March 24, people will be gathering all over the country for the March for Our Lives. This browser game, Game for Our Lives, was built to help spread the word about the protest, and give you a nice distraction on Friday afternoon.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Science Finds Once Again That Violent Video Games Don’t Turn People Into Rage Monsters

A new study published this week in Nature journal Molecular Psychology provides a well-timed rebuttal to the weary trope—occasionally alluded to by President Trump and others in the wake of mass shootings—that violent video games are causing real-life mayhem.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Samurai Zombies, Birdmen, and the Other Weirdest Foes Lara Croft Has Ever Fought

Lara Croft has been raiding tombs on and off for over two decades’ worth of video games at this point, but her latest movie adventure wants to return Lara to her most basic elements in a reboot—which means some of Lara’s more bizarre opponents from the classic games are probably going to be missing.Read more… […]

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My Family Died of Dysentery in the Palm of My Hands—and I Loved Every Minute of It

Before kids hunted for Carmen Sandiego, in a time when computers could barely muster a few on-screen colors, a game called The Oregon Trail taught students about the hardships of pioneer life. The graphics were terrible, the sound effects were awful, and more often than not, all your characters died. But it was the…Read more… […]

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