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July 7, 2012

Sons Of Big Bucks: Metal Gear Solid 4 And The Video Game Economy From 1UP.com

Taken as a whole, MGS4 uses its remarkable departures from traditional series themes to achieve ends that are entirely characteristic of the Metal Gear Solid series. It denies players the usual tension underlying the decision to kill or not to kill,…

PODCAST: Tune In To 1UP's Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Special

An extra special podcast to celebrate all things Metal Gear.

Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’ At 25

Eric B. & Rakim's debut album, Paid in Full, was released on July 7th, 1987—that's 25 years ago tomorrow. I have been having some thoughts about this. If you have not yet run screaming away from your computer to find a mud-pit to wallow in for the r…

Serena Williams Is Still Dominant

Four straight aces? She won her first Grand Slam 13 years ago, yet at today's Wimbledon final she was still able to do this.

Satchel Paige's Six Rules For Staying Young

Negro Leagues star pitcher and Major League Baseball's oldest rookie at age 42, Satchel Paige achieved a great many things between his birth on this day in 1906, and his death in 1982. Generously, he shared his perfect tips for "staying young" with the world. Read them, live them, prosper.

Every Stanley Cup Playoffs Goal In An Animated Infographic

And a new bar has been set for infographic designers, particularly the many great ones working in sports. This is an incredible visualization of this year's NHL playoffs.

How Much Money Would The Characters On "Mad Men" Be Making Today?

Nice work if you can get it -- although Peggy seems to be stuck in episode one. Her '60s salary is the only specific number mentioned on the show and, based solely on inflation, she'd now be making over 120,000 a year, so maybe it's safe to assume that some of the talents at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce would be making more than the national average.

Vietnam-Era Zippos Engraved With Soldier's Personalities

This collection of Vietnam War lighters was assembled and sourced by Bradford Edwards for his book "Vietnam Zippos" and the 282 lighters were recently available for auction. The engravings range from sentimental to shocking, and together they paint a unique, personalized picture of the U.S. troops during Vietnam.

Downright Adorable "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Animated Tribute

Animator Malcolm Sutherland admits that making "fan videos" is "super nerdy," but he doesn't care -- and thank goodness for that! This animated tribute has a style all it's own, while retaining the characters that made TMNT universally loved among awesome kids. I only wish it was longer. Cowabunga!

The History And Future Of The Couture Bride

The couture shows, which just wrapped in Paris, presented one exquisitely-crafted staggeringly beautiful gown after another. But one piece in particular has always held our fascination–the last look, traditionally a bridal look. (How stunning was Li…

Designing 007: Fifty Years Of Bond Style

Sean Connery’s suits. Ursula Andress’ bikini. Daniel Craig’s trunks. James Bond’s been at fashion’s forefront ever since he first swaggered onto the casino tables at the start of Dr. No -- even surviving Roger Moore’s penchant for safari jackets. …

Morgan Freeman: Obama 'Not America's First Black President'

In an interview with NPR, Morgan Freeman said Americans forget that President Barack Obama's mother was a white woman from Kansas.

This Hamster Is Eating Spaghetti

This hamster is extremely cute. Ergo, hamsters eating spaghetti are extremely cute.

Bikini Stars Show Their Stripes: It’s Another #FriskyFriday!

Girls in all their glory: TGI #FriskyFriday!

‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ Has New Images, Same Sexy Costumes

For me.. This is the movie of the year!! Yeah, we Europeans love Milla! And Resident Evil, movies and the games.

Interview With A Nutria

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Anna W., a wild nutria living in a pond in Delaware. Us: Let's get right down to it, Anna. Why do people hate you? Anna:…

Black White And Spikes On Jasminevillegas' Blog

GAHHH I love studded fashion!!! Would YOU wear spiked shoes?! in jasminevillegas' Journal

Kris Humphries' Ex-Girlfriend Myla Sinanaj Pregnant?

In the midst of his attempt to severe ties from Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries has found himself in the news for allegedly impregnating someone else. Humphries took up with Myla Sinanaj, a hotel worker who looks eerily like Kardashian, in January, a…

Shuster's Picks: The Seven Women On Romney's VP "Short List"

1. Condoleeza Rice. I suspect that the former Bush 43 national security adviser and secretary of state is Romney's VP "dream pick." She would help him make crucial inroads with strong Obama voting blocks — African Americans, women and younger voter…

Britney Marshall: Meet The 14-Year-old Who Unlike Her Mother And Sisters Is Refusing To Have Breast Implants

Britney Marshall (pictured), from Kirkby, Nottinghamshire, has no desire to follow in the footsteps of her mother and siblings, who boast £50,000 worth of silicone breasts.

Bi-Polar Woman, 20, Kills Herself Inside Police Car With The Cop's Own GUN On Her Way To The Hospital

Stephanie Hicks was walking in the sweltering heat to the hospital located more than nine miles from her hometown of Alton, Missouri, when a police officer offered her a ride that ended in her suicide.

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