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6 Reasons I Recently Defriended You on Facebook

I went through that friends list with a scythe, casting out anyone who I hadn't worked with, or gotten drunk with, or fantasized about getting drunk with. I was ruthless, just totally not caring what effect this might have on my suddenly Bucholz-less non-friends. So if there was a wave of really bad poetry sweeping the Internet last spring, I guess


8 Creepy Video Game Urban Legends (That Happen to Be True)

The urban legends of every era always seem to reflect whatever teenagers are doing at the time. That's why it only makes sense that today's are centered around video games. Except ... these are absolutely true.


If The Internet Disappeared: Staying Off The Grid

Sometimes you just do things without knowing why. When Jeeves dubbed me the Internet messiah, I started running.


6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates

Piracy accounts for 31% of all Internet traffic and, regardless of your personal opinion on the issue, it does really suck for a lot of game developers. But rather than just try to sue the pants off of everyone who ever logs into Bittorrent, some have started thinking outside the box a little.


5 Bad Ideas Humanity Is Sticking With Out of Habit

Old habits die harder than Bruce Willis.


Five Surefire Ways to Piss off a Smoker [CHART]

If you really want to take years off a smoker's life, ask them any of these questions.


6 Bizarrely Creepy Moments from the Mario Universe

It's a place where hitting a floating brick with your head and expecting money to come out is considered normal. These games are classics, so we don't even stop to think about the absurdity of what goes on in them. For something to be considered creepy within that context it would have to be pretty messed up. Like, for example ...


7 Memes That Went Viral Before The Internet Existed

In the very likely case that you're on the Internet right now, you already know what a "meme" is. But you may not realize that the concept -- a meaningless phrase, image or joke getting repeated endlessly for no reason at all -- predates the Internet generation by a long shot.


5 Soviet Space Programs That Prove Russia Was Insane

The thing about the Iron Curtain is that we'll never fully know what crazy shit went on behind it during the Cold War. And that's too bad, because the little hints that leak out really make it look like these people just did not give a shit.


The 7 Most Needlessly Terrifying Pieces of Heavy Machinery

If you never dreamed of driving a huge tank fitted with a giant chainsaw while growing up, then congratulations on having been a well-adjusted kid. As for the rest of us? Well, people like us grew up and built these machines for real.


If The Internet Disappeared: Pornography Finds A Way

The hottest new club in New York: Rule 34.


The Good The Bad and the Ugly of Video Games [COMIC]

The spectrums for success and failure for ten different aspects of gaming.