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Final Fantasy producer interested in making a MOBA

Over the weekend at PAX Prime 2014, I sat down with veteran Square Enix producer Hajime Tabata to discuss Final Fantasy Type-0. We did that. It was good. Then, seemingly at random, he mentioned how much time he spends watching League of Legends and other multiplayer online battle arena games (MOBAs) on Twitch. I love a good tangent. Show More Summary

Fantasy Football 2014: Round 1 Mock Draft and Top Player-Related Team Names

September is upon us, and with the ninth month of the year comes a new NFL season. The first game of the season will be here before we know it—the Green Bay Packers square off against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday—so it's time toShow More Summary

Renderings Revealed: Unrealized Times Square Plans Include a Very Subtle 'Big Apple'

Photo via Architizer A new exhibition at NYC's Skyscraper Museum takes a wild look at some fairly ludicrous proposals for a Times Square redesign. Reading "more like New Yorker covers than 4.2-million-square-foot plans to clean up a tawdry city center,"...

You Can Now Send a Netflix Rec to a Friend in a Facebook Message

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Netflix indecision is the worst, so from time to time you'll ask your friends what they're watching. And then you forget what they told you and you're back at square one. Now Netflix is making your life easier, by letting you recommend a show or movie to a friend directly from Netflix in a Facebook message. Read more...

Square Enix Confirms More 'Dragon Quest' Ports are Coming to Mobile

If you can recall back nearly a year ago to October of 2013, Square Enix announced that mobile ports of the first eight Dragon Quest games would be coming to Japan. We hoped at the time that those mobile ports would also hit stateside, and as it turned out they did–or at least they've started

Turkey vs. USA, FIBA World Cup 2014: Game time, TV schedule and more

Turkey and the USA square off in the second day of group play. Blowing past Finland 114-55 was a solid opening for USA Basketball in the 2014 World Cup, and the impression it made on the rest of Group C was that field goals will be hard to come by. Show More Summary

This surprising request brought an emergency doctor to tears

Most of the time I feel as though I am running in quicksand attempting to bring patients to a place of grace and dignity in dying. On occasion, there is someone who jerks me out of my quicksand and plants me squarely on stable shore and then proceeds to show me what grace and dignity in […]


A 2-alarm fire broke out in the duct work in the kitchen of Connolly's Irish Pub on W 45th Street near Times Square - home to many Fighting Irish of Notre Dame football fans. In fact, it happened during half-time. The bar packed with people enjoying the game. Show More Summary

In Defense Of Square Smartwatches

All the smartphone hype is currently around round watches. When LG and Samsung announced their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year, most pundits had a heard time getting excited about them — in part because everybody was still waiting for the round Moto 360. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about the square watches from those two manufacturers,… Read More

GrawliX-Files: Tatted Temptress takes Thai tourist at Hyatt Times Square

Another story for the ‘crazy f#@king s#@t that happens when you are a wasted traveler’ category. I see so many of these odd hotel happenings that I will now categorize them as Loyalty Traveler GrawliX-Files. Tatted Temptress takes Thai...Show More Summary

NYPD: The Woman With The Big Chest Tattoo Robbed Times Square Hyatt Hotel Guest

Have you seen this woman with a huge chest tattoo? Don't be distracted by her hypnotic bosom ink; the NYPD says she is wanted for grand larceny in Times Square. [ more › ]

Tech Wire: Square Seeks $200 Million in New Funding

Looks like things aren't just credit card swipes and sunshine for the mobile payment system Square. The New York Times speculates that the company may be facing some financial hardships. As Bloomberg sources reported earlier this week, Square is...

Seductress takes tourist for a ride

A STUNNING blond temptress, last seen in a skin-tight black spaghetti-strap top, leggings and heels, is being sought for luring a Thai tourist from a Manhattan bar to his Times Square hotel room and leaving with his Rolex, cash and jewelry, cops said Friday.

Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's that time of year: If you're one of the hundreds of millions people on Ikea's mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered ) products. Ikea has been sending these babies out for more than six decades—and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them. Read more...

CBS announces Amazing Race cast again, in case you forgot

CBS today re-announced The Amazing Race‘s 11 teams and a new twist for the 25th season, having already revealed the cast earlier this summer when the race started publicly in Times Square. The cast includes Survivor contestants Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson, while Survivor‘s new cast includes an annoying Amazing Race team. Of course, re-announcing the cast […] read more »

The Megatowers Are Coming: Can Gary Barnett Build a Second One57 in Times Square?

News about 740 Eighth Avenue has been scarce since the office tower plans from Related Companies and Boston Properties fell through and they traded the site to Gary Barnett's Extell Development. But an article in Deadline Hollywood now sheds...

Ground Breaking: Rodin Square Breaks Ground, Reaffirms Luxury Baller Status

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Renderings via Intech Construction and PlanPhilly The Dalian/Rodin Square officially broke ground yesterday on the future mega-complex that will house 293 super-luxe apartments and a 55,000 square foot Whole Foods. Last time we...

Meet the Lawyer Out to Destroy the College Sports 'Cartel'

5 days agoNews : Reason

The New York Times recently published a fascinating story and Q and A with Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer on a quest to bring down he NCAA's restrictions on paying players. The lawsuit centers squarely on how such restrictions hurt players who never see a dime of the money they earn for their schools. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Visited Times Square

6 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Kate Fridkis This post originally appeared on October 2, 2011. I try to avoid Times Square. Actually,  I'm one of those really ordinary New Yorkers who make aggressive, snide comments about it to out-of-towners who were thinking about checking it out. Show More Summary

On Ukraine's 'other side' to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew in tiny Moldova

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The world may not be ready for another crisis on Ukraine’s borders, but one may be brewing — this time on the west, in the obscure Moldovan province of Transnistria, occupying about 1,600 square miles between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian frontier.

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