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A New Avante-Garde In Tokyo: 1955 – 1970

I don’t often think about technology’s impact on art, and when I do, I typically think of technology as a medium or materials, a la Jan Švankmajer’s light bulbs, wire, and mass-produced doll heads. In fact, short of anthropological masks and paintings, it’s rare to visit an art museum and consider, say, the impact of […]

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New York Comic Con: Geekin’ Out And Kickin’ Ass

There’s really nothing better than a splicer piloting a huge mech and repeatedly blowing up a zombie in another mech. Such was my experience at New York Comic Con this year, and yes, I was the one dressed up as a Bioshock splicer, thank you for asking. I almost felt bad for that zombie guy. […]

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Heroes Of Newerth Frees All Champions

As we mentioned in our recent review, Pu Liu, the Executive Director of Heroes of Newerth mentioned that the in-game store would be restructured soon. Yes, the store is restructured; items have been priced lower and the overall value is more apparent when you purchase skins and champions. Except that you won’t need to purchase […]

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MOBA Round-Up: Introduction To New Worlds

My brother Austen and I are hooked on MOBA games. You might know them as “DotA games” or “Action RTS games,” but it’s equally likely that you haven’t heard about them at all. At the very least, you probably have no idea how fast these Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (see, MOBA) games are growing and […]

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Millions Agree: Ouya Is The Console Gaming Needs

I’m a skeptic, so I’m not going to come right out and say I love something that doesn’t even exist yet. But man, I love Ouya. I really do. At least, I love the promise of Ouya. I love Ouya’s potential. Because I love indie games. I love Steam and the Playstation Store. I love […]

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Escort’s SmartRadar Detects A Partnership With Apple

When I moved to New York, one thing I was really looking forward to was the public transportation. As weird as that may sound, when you’ve paid as much money in speeding tickets as I have, you kind of look forward to not driving. I’ve been busted for going 10 or 15 over the speed […]

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Resident Evil Cafe Opening In Tokyo

Capcom has announced that it’s opening a Resident Evil themed restaurant, called Biohazard Cafe & Grill S.T.A.R.S. in Japan next month. The part most like Resident Evil? The cafe opens on Friday the 13th in a crowded department store (Shibuya Parco Part-1). The part that’s not like Resident Evil? The, uh, singing and dancing entertainment […]

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Review: Diablo 3 Is A Hell Of A Bad Game

DISCLAIMER: I don’t like Diablo or Diablo 2. Having said that disclaimer, a big part of the reason I don’t like Diablo 3 is because, like its predecessors, I feel the game is a cheap psychological hack that makes players feel like they’re moving ahead and progressing, when in reality, they’re just picking up more […]

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NASA, Let’s Give It Another Shot

I’m sorry I dumped you for a Virgin. They seemed so exciting at the time, but now I know the truth. I need a more experienced partner. Since we broke up, I’ve done a lot of thinking. I realize now that I focused on all the negative things, and I ignored all the positive contributions […]

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Could This Male Contraceptive Pill Make A Vas Deferens In The Fight Against HIV?

  First of all, I won’t apologize for the pun in the title. Secondly, it seems my first male contraceptive article stirred up a lot of controversy about the hypothetical anti-HIV properties of RISUG (shared from a journal named, appropriately, Medical Hypotheses). After speaking with the makers of the U.S. version, they mentioned that although this […]

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