​4 Tips for Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume


I haven't really dressed up for Halloween since I was a kid. Last year, I just grabbed my judo gi and pretended to be some kind of zombified martial artist. The year before, I wore a headcrab hat one of my roommates got me a few years back… and pretended to a headcrab zombie. You can see the trend. » 10/31/14 2:56pm 27 minutes ago

10 Tropes About Magical Weapons That We Never Want To See Again

Fantasy epics are full of weapons with mystical powers and strange destinies. It makes sense — everybody loves a weapon with some cool attributes. But as fantasy has grown, you see the same ideas over and over. And here are 10 story ideas about mystical weapons that have been done to death. » 10/31/14 1:23pm Today 1:23pm

Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions.http://thevane.gawker.com/spring-forward... » 10/31/14 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

How To Step Up Your Screenshot Game In The Sims 4

It's very easy to capture screenshots in The Sims 4. All you have to do is press "C." Capturing screenshots that actually look good is a totally different story. More than many other games, The Sims forces you to act like a photographer or filmmaker. Here are some ways to do that. » 10/31/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Nothing Says Halloween Like People Screaming at Horror Games

Let's plays of horror games are popular for good reason: watching someone else lose it over a jump scare can be hilarious, and, in case you're a huge coward (like me), even therapeutic. There have been lots of really good videos over the years—and what better time to take a look back than Halloween? » 10/31/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Help Write the Forza Horizon 2 Travel Guide, Win an Xbox One and an HDTV

Okay, Europe is pretty awesome as a travel destination, but it has its difficulties. It's expensive to get there, communicating with the locals can be difficult, and even if blazing around the hairpin turns of the Amalfi Coast didn't already present the serious possibility of death, what's the point if you can't do it… » 10/27/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm