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A Thousand Years Of Neverwinter Lore In One Minute

With hundreds of thousands of pen-and=paper adventurers adding their personal stories to the streets of D&D’s Neverwinter over the years, the Lore in a Minute folks wisely stick to bullet points in prepping gamers for the free-to-play MMO.


​Goodbye, 'Start' Button. We'll Miss You.

You put in a disc or launch a game from the hard drive. The title screen glows in front of you, beckoning. Time to press the start button, like you’ve done thousands of times before. Not anymore though. Start’s gone, shown the door by both the PS4 and Xbox One.


The First Big Video Game Console, Now The Latest Tiny LEGO Kit

With it’s sexy wood panelling and those iconic controllers, the Atari 2600 is one of the most readily recognisable pieces of video game console history, even when it’s only 9.5cm wide and built entirely from LEGO pieces.


China's Radiation Masks Sure Make Computer Work Interesting

Due to dodgy air quality, a good face mask is a must-have accessory for residents in China. While air-pollution masks are more and more common outdoors in China, another sort of mask is turning heads indoors: computer radiation face masks.


'I'm An RPG-Kind-of-Girl' Says Newly Crowned Miss World

Megan Young enjoys Assassin’s Creed, Fable, and especially Pokémon — her favourite is Blastoise (a “basic Pokémon with a lot of strength and spunk.”) Last night she was crowned Miss World 2013. If we’re ever in a beauty pageant with aliens from other galaxies, folks, this is the woman we want representing humankind.


The Lighter Side Of China's Compulsory Military Training

It’s September again, and that means the start of a brand new school year in China. For university first-year students, it means more than just moving out of house and partying; it means compulsory military training. But it seems there is some fun to be had despite the training’s harsh nature.


A Look Into The Homes Of China's 'Ant Tribe'

China churns out more and more university graduates every year. This year alone, close to seven million Chinese students graduated from university. Many of these students will find decent, well-paying jobs, and many of them will not. Those who do not find “good” jobs and have no money end up in what is called the “ant tribe”.


Pacific Rim Wasn't Japanese Enough, Clearly

Pacific Rim, Hollywood’s lavish love letter to all things Tokusatsu, comes full circle in this tribute trailer that reimagines the Western movie as something a little more Japanese.


When A Short Film Looks As Good As A Hollywood Blockbuster

Dust is not, as you may first think, an upcoming Hollywood adaptation of The Last Of Us. It’s just a short, one that’s taken four years, and a lot of hard work, to put together.


Awesome Tattoo Looks Like Suit Of Armour

Dmitry Bronya is the man responsible for this incredible tattoo. It looks less like a heart or Koi fish, and more like something that’d protect you from a maniac swinging a giant blade.