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Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong

Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories. »9/01/15 9:02pmTuesday 9:02pm

The Olympics Are Broken and Boston Can't Fix Them 

Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as tribute to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many Bostonians were not super happy about it, and it's easy to see why. The prospect of footing the bill for a $4.5 billion party excites very few cities these days. Boston winning the games could be a major loss for… »1/13/15 11:07am1/13/15 11:07am

Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and »12/18/14 3:29pm12/18/14 3:29pm

Your Complete Guide To London's Creepy Brand Protection Policies

With the Olympics underway, so many nice folks—tourists, ticket scalpers, chemically enhanced athletes—will grace London. But so will unpleasant people, like the so-called Olympic brand police. Hundreds of "trading standards officers" are now stalking the streets, looking for anyone who might be engaging in ambush… »7/27/12 4:18pm7/27/12 4:18pm

NHL 12 Has Awkward-Looking Goalie Fights, But Goalie Fights Nonetheless

Long awaited, much hyped, you'll finally be able to throw down with goalies in NHL 12, out next month. We look forward to having these every game, despite the fact that they happen once or twice every year in the real world (EA Sports: It's In The Game!), but this is kind of underwhelming. Maybe it's the lack of… »8/26/11 4:15pm8/26/11 4:15pm

8 Most Interesting College Football Games of the Weekend

Sometimes choosing which college football games to watch is tough. Particularly since, unlike the NFL, the games kick off at odd hours, on odd stations, with odd match-ups. And there are so damn many of them. As college football has become more commoditized the top 2 or 3 games soak up 99% of the attention and the… »9/11/08 4:00pm9/11/08 4:00pm