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The most underrated monsters of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Orcs are great. Everyone knows what they are and as a Dungeon Master you hardly have to say a word to describe them. Most importantly, they get the job done. Still, any good adventure should have some variation. I am … Continue reading

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A new episode of Quake has been released 20 years after original release

It’s hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since the release of id Software’s seminal first-person shooter, Quake. This was the first truly 3D FPS game on the market and it helped push the genre forward as much … Continue reading

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Microsoft creates a Game of Thrones Xbox One you can never buy

With a phenomenal Game of Thrones season now over, Microsoft has decided to celebrate the occasion by releasing a limited edition Game of Thrones-themed Xbox One. The only drawback here is that it’s only available to contest winners in France. This console is … Continue reading

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The Star Trek movie timeline gets official name: the Kelvin Timeline

The 2009 Star Trek movie reboot helmed by JJ Abrams made sweeping changes to the franchise that not all fans were happy to see. In addition to a completely new visual style, the 2009 version fooled with the timeline, diverging … Continue reading

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Contraptions DLC further divides the Fallout 4 experience

Fallout 4 differed from the previous games in several ways, but the most noticeable deviation was the building and crafting system. After adventuring in the wasteland, players would return home with a mountain of junk that they could use to build … Continue reading

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Microsoft Says It’s in Love With Linux. Now It’s Finally Proving It

Getty Images It’s official: Microsoft code isn’t just for Windows anymore. Today, the company released .NET Core 1.0, a version of its popular software development platform that will run not just on its own Windows operating systems, but on the … Continue reading

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Killjoys is Firefly meets Dark Angel, so why aren’t you watching it?

The first time I had to describe Killjoys to someone, I described it as Firefly meets Dark Angel. Actually, I still describe it that way, which makes sense because I’m a diehard Browncoat and I loved Dark Angel (well, season … Continue reading

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Microsoft pays woman $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft’s pushy Windows 10 upgrade tactics have finally come back to haunt them. Well, a little, anyway. They’ve just paid a woman $10,000 over an unwanted upgrade. Travel agency owner Teri Goldstein swears up and down that she didn’t want … Continue reading

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India’s $4 smartphone starts shipping on June 30

When Ringing Bells announced their $4 smartphone, they nearly broke the Internet. Now, the phone that sounded like vaporware is nearly ready to ship. Scores of outside observers wondered if the phone would ever even materialize. A fraud investigation was … Continue reading

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Future cities could be built from self-healing artificial bone

The carbon emissions of the world are coming under ever closer scrutiny, which is why we are seeing increasing investment in so-called green tech. Concrete and steel production are examples of industry with very high carbon emissions and no clear … Continue reading

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