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The Most Interesting Pirate-Themed Levels And Areas

It's not that hard to find great pirate-themed video game zones and levels. Gigantic ships, pirate hideouts on mysterious islands (or in space), full of treasure, topped with a Caribbean atmosphere; an ever-returning element of video games that will always be a pleasure to the eye. We've collected some of the most… » 1/25/13 6:30pm 1/25/13 6:30pm

The Better Name for 'Girlfriend Mode' Is Probably 'Co-Star Mode'

One of this morning's Internet dramas involved Randy Pitchford, head of Borderlands development studio Gearbox Software, complaining about the website MCV's condemnation of a reference to a "girlfriend mode" for Borderlands 2. The "girlfriend mode" is not an official mode in the game, nor does it appear to be an… » 8/13/12 1:30pm 8/13/12 1:30pm

Science Says Don't Play Super Mario Galaxy Before Trying to Shoot…

The zombie is five steps away, you're cornered, and you've got one last bullet in the chamber. If you were just playing Super Mario Galaxy you might as well turn the gun on yourself. A recent highly scientific study found that when it comes to putting a bullet in a humanoid target's brain, Super Mario Galaxy doesn't… » 5/01/12 9:30am 5/01/12 9:30am

The Week in Unbelievably Gorgeous Screenshots

Last week, I was so happy to publish a feature about the incredible screenshots of DeadEndThrills, a.k.a. Duncan Harris. Duncan is regularly cranking out so many terrific shots over on his site that I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from each week, as well as a few classics from his many collections. » 12/16/11 8:00pm 12/16/11 8:00pm