My Weekend In A Massive Room Full Of The PC Gaming Elite


Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren't what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can. » 7/30/14 4:44pm 4 minutes ago

Putin Regime Offering 3.9 Million to Expose Tor's Anonymous Network​

Russia is hoping that 3.9 million roubles will be sufficient to produce a feasibility study on cracking Tor—a nonprofit service that reroutes internet traffic to anonymize user's IP addresses. Turns out: They could have saved over 3.7 million roubles just by switching to whatever these guys at Carnegie Mellon did! » 7/30/14 4:32pm 16 minutes ago

Which Parts of New York City Should the Sharknado Destroy?

Tonight's debut of Sharknado II: The Second One is a follow-up to last summer's surprise hit featuring a climate change-induced tornado sweeping up shivers of sharks and siccing them on unsuspecting residents of Los Angeles. Tonight's sharknado has its sights set on New York. What should the sharknado(es) destroy?… » 7/30/14 4:14pm 34 minutes ago

U.S. Condemns Strike On Gaza School Without Mentioning Israel

Earlier today, a school being used as a U.N. shelter was shelled in Gaza, killing at least 17 Palestinians and injuring 90. Israel took some responsibility for the attack, explaining that its military "fired back after its soldiers were targeted by mortar rounds launched from the vicinity of the school." The U.S. … » 7/30/14 4:05pm 44 minutes ago

App Debt: How Kim Kardashian and Uber Will Bankrupt Us All

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the celebrity role-playing game from the Seinfeld of reality stars, is currently the fifth most popular free iPhone app on Apple's charts. It's also the fifth-highest grossing. One analyst predicted revenue of $200 million this year. But how many of the fame gamers that put it there have any… » 7/30/14 3:57pm 52 minutes ago

This Week in Tabloids: Normals Who Dated A-Listers Spill Sex Secrets

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman heads to the newsstand and picks up the latest issues of Ok!, Star, In Touch, Life & Style and Us so that together we may worship at the altar of Tabloid. This week: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello continue to be hotter than the hinges of Hell; Jen Garner is… » 7/30/14 3:53pm 55 minutes ago

Cops: Alleged Casino Robber Spent Cash on Hookers, Clothes, Good Times

Like a lot of tourists, Scott Carmitchell of Kansas had himself a helluva time in Las Vegas last weekend, with a $400 hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel, a Caesars Palace shopping spree, a bag of weed and a quartet of hookers helping to keep his spirits high. » 7/30/14 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

Here Are The Next Five Celebrity-Inspired Video Games You'll Love

It's a strange age we live in when Kim Kardashian can make so much money off of a mobile gaming experience and we write endlessly about its production, its profits, and its deeper cultural meaning instead of the obvious question: What will be the next smash-hit celebrity gaming experience? » 7/30/14 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

​Boy Scouts: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, But We Still Won't Let Them Lead

On January 1 of this year, the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to openly gay scouts. But, it still bars gay adult leaders. We talked about this issue with the organization's National Commissioner and asked him if Scouting considers gays pedophiles. » 7/30/14 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Florida Man Finds Phone Full Of Child Porn After Buying Used Car

When you buy a used car, you may find all kinds of things: coins, CDs, maybe an article of clothing. What you do not want to find is a cell-phone with some child-porn on it. That happened to an unsuspecting Florida car buyer when he purchased a 2005 Pontiac that was owned by a convicted sex offender. » 7/30/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Airbnb Squatters Are Disguising Themselves In Masks to Avoid Eviction

The Airbnb squatters want to make sure their "10/10, would squat again" experience lasts as long as possible. Forcing their "host" to undergo months of expensive legal work to evict them was only the beginning. Now the startup swindlers are reportedly wearing disguises to avoid being served an eviction notice. » 7/30/14 2:14pm Today 2:14pm

Lawsuit: Cops in Eric Garner Precinct Beat Man Who Died Last Year

Staten Island police arrive at the scene of an alleged crime, where they find a middle-aged black man. He resists arrest, maybe, so they rough him up a bit. After a while, he complains that he's having difficulty breathing, but medical attention arrives too late, and he dies. » 7/30/14 2:07pm Today 2:07pm

Is Chelsea Handler Building a Clique of Power Women?

The summer's increased lightning strike injuries first tipped you off, then you began to smell it in the air. "Could it be..." you allowed yourself to wonder briefly. "No, no. No, it couldn't." Well, I hope rather than scare you this news brings you a bit of relief—relief that you haven't been imagining it after all.… » 7/30/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Truvada: It's Time To Take the Fucking Pill

This month, Tim Murphy wrote in New York magazine, "This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada." That's been my experience too, that the debate over using the drug as… » 7/30/14 1:53pm Today 1:53pm

Friendship Means Saving Your Bestie From Herself

It's National Friendship Day, and, really, is there a more important holiday? If life is a cheesy 80's movie, friends are the weed edibles that make it watchable. Without amigos, who would stop us from getting baby bangs? Your friends constantly save you from the horrorshow that is your life, and it's time to repay… » 7/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

App Debt: How Kim Kardashian and Uber Will Bankrupt Us All

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the celebrity role-playing game from the Seinfeld of reality stars, is currently the fifth most popular free iPhone app on Apple's charts. It's also the fifth-highest grossing. One analyst predicted revenue of $200 million this year. But how many of the fame gamers that put it there have any… » 7/30/14 3:56pm 53 minutes ago