Chronicles of Elyria

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

By about 6 hours ago.

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer.

But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It’s a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don’t feel the stakes of the story.

So what’s one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence.

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Vans Nintendo Collection

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

By about 7 hours ago.

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?

According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.

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Android Marshmallow Market Share

7 months later, Marshmallow is still on just 7.5% of Android devices

By about 8 hours ago.

7 months later, Marshmallow is still on just 7.5% of Android devices

With seemingly endless resources and thousands of employees at its disposal, it’s hard to believe that Google is still struggling to get a majority of Android users on to a single platform version. And yet, seven months after the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not even 10% of Android devices have been updated.

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YouTube Unplugged Online TV Service

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

By about 12 hours ago.

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

Just hours after Hulu confirmed that it would be launching a premium internet TV service in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting that online video giant YouTube will be doing the same. According to the report, YouTube’s paid subscription service will be called Unplugged and will offer a bundle of streaming cable TV channels.

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Xbox E3 2016 Schedule

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

We’re still well over a month away from E3 2016, but Microsoft decided to announce its plans for the show even earlier this year. Neither Sony nor Nintendo have confirmed anything for E3 yet, but on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed that its Xbox E3 2016 Briefing would once again take place on Monday, June 13th at 9:30 a.m. PDT at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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TV
Can Netflix Replace Cable TV

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

By on May 3, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

This might not come as much of a surprise, but the average Netflix subscriber doesn’t have much faith in the future of traditional television. In a recent survey, AllFlicks polled over 3,000 Netflix users, asking whether or not they thought Netflix could one day replace pay TV altogether.

Over 75% said they did.

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Captain America Civil War Marathon Tickets

Marvel’s Ultimate Captain America Marathon might be the best way to see ‘Civil War’

By on May 3, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

Marvel’s Ultimate Captain America Marathon might be the best way to see ‘Civil War’

Based on early reviews, Captain America: Civil War might be Marvel Studios’ most impressive achievement to date. Despite all of the expectations and the growing sense of superhero fatigue, Marvel has somehow managed to release a movie with a higher rating than any of its previous MCU films.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the studio is planning another massive movie marathon to celebrate the release of Civil War.

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Scary WiFi Hotspot Name Delays Plane

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

By on May 3, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

Getting online at an airport is often a far bigger hassle than it has any right to be. There are typically dozens of hotspots that are being transmitted by the devices of other passengers, hotspots that can only the airport staff know the password to and hotspots that require you to spend a few dollars in order to access them.

It’s a nightmare, but even your worst airport Wi-Fi experience probably doesn’t compare to that of the passengers of Qantas flight QF481.

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Dishonored 2 Release Date

‘Dishonored 2’ will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th

By on May 3, 2016 at 1:37 PM.

‘Dishonored 2’ will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th

One of the most celebrated games of the last generation is getting a sequel, and now we know its release date. Bethesda announced on Tuesday that Dishonored 2 would finally be making its way to store shelves on November 11th, a little over four years after the first game released in 2012.

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Nigel Sylvester Go Los Angeles Bike Tour

Watch a pro BMX rider give a terrifying, awe-inspiring tour of Los Angeles

By on May 3, 2016 at 9:35 AM.

Watch a pro BMX rider give a terrifying, awe-inspiring tour of Los Angeles

Video tours of major cities are a dime a dozen now that everyone carries a video camera in their pocket, but there’s something unique about Nigel Sylvester’s Go! series — it’s all filmed while Sylvester is riding his bike.

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Oculus Rift Demos Best Buy

You can try Oculus Rift at Best Buy starting later this week

By on May 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

You can try Oculus Rift at Best Buy starting later this week

Anyone who has tried virtual reality will tell you that there’s really no way to explain it to someone who has never experienced it before. That’s why this news should excite those of you who haven’t had a chance to try it yourselves.

Starting on Saturday, May 7th, Best Buy will become the first major U.S. retailer to offer Oculus Rift in-store demos. The demos will be stationed at The Intel Experience inside 48 Best Buy stores around the country. More →

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Game of Thrones Every Betrayal

A single infographic shows every betrayal that ever happened in ‘Game of Thrones’

By on May 2, 2016 at 2:15 PM.

A single infographic shows every betrayal that ever happened in ‘Game of Thrones’

If you are a character in the world of Game of Thrones, chances are you will either be killed by someone you love and respect or you will be forced to kill someone you love and respect at some point in your life.

In fact, the surprising and brutal deaths have become the show’s calling card over the years, but when you have dozens of characters to keep track of, it can be difficult to remember who killed who.

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