One-Panel Review: Sergio Toppi's 'The Collector'--Hellboy and Indiana Jones Walk into a Western...

Oct
24

In One-Panel Review, we review a new comic through a single frame; this week, it's Sergio Toppi's charming, high adventure saga, The Collector, in which our Collector scours the world in search of fabulous artifacts of history and mythology. Toppi's long been a legendary figure in comics worldwide, making this recent translation a godsend to English-speaking readers.

The 8 Most Insane Video Game Conspiracy Theories

Oct
24

Everybody loves a good story, and a good story that totally happened to a cousin of your best friend is even better. The internet makes everyone our best friend's cousin, and video games, much like movies before them, give us a set of shared experiences and expectations to draw from and relate to. Haunted video game cartridges, long forgotten games with mysterious plots, children going mad, these are all things that somehow seem like they could have happened.

What It's Like To Cover The Video Game Music, Chiptune, and Nerdcore Scene, An Interview With Robert Swackhamer of 8BitX

Oct
23

Robert Swackhamer has been covering all kinds of nerdly pursuits (and beer, which might qualify nowadays) since 2010. At first with Spankwagon, and more recently with 8BitX. He's expanded his coverage to the video game music, chiptune, and nerdcore music scenes, and related festival and convention coverage. His video and photo work ensures that these under-reported scenes get a piece of the coverage that they deserve. If you'd like to help him you can support him on Patreon and make sure that he has the resources to continue catching some of the creative pursuits that so often slip through the cracks.

Who Is That Mystery Woman in the Avengers 2 Trailer?

Oct
23

There are many mysteries in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, but one in particular has been on a lot of fans' minds. It's the scene where all of the Avengers are gathered together in their casual-wear (presumably in Avengers Tower). There's Hawkeye, Tony Stark, Rhodey, Maria Hill, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and... wait, who the heck is that?

Analyzing the Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Through GIFs

Oct
23

A leak prompted the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to officially debut a week early (check it out here if you missed it), and considering it's our first look at footage from the film, there are a lot of interesting images to pore over.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Leaks, Marvel Responds by Uploading HD Version

Oct
22

The Age of Ultron trailer was supposed to debut during next week's episode of Agents of SHIELD, but instead, it leaked online earlier today. In response, Marvel reacted in the possible given a bad situation (for them that is), and uploaded an HD version to their YouTube channel.

The Pull List: Memetic #1 Delivers Visions of an Internet Apocalypse [Second Opinion]

Oct
22

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. The internet has been around for a fairly long time now, and yet we rarely see stories that try to approach internet and internet culture in a semi-serious fashion. Memetic is not afraind to do so, however.

The Pull List: Memetic Won't Be Going Viral Anytime Soon

Oct
22

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. BOOM! Studios' latest series, Memetic, posits an apocalypse via internet meme. While the premise seems ripe enough, the execution does nothing you wouldn't draw up yourself in five minutes on a napkin.

This Is When You'll Be Able to See Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

Oct
22

If you missed out on the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at Comic-Con, it'll be arriving much sooner than a lot of us expected it to. We previously heard that it would arrive attached to Interstellar in November, and while that might still be true, it'll actually be viewable next week when it debuts on TV.

Eight Years Later: Dreamfall Chapters First Impressions [Game Review]

Oct
22

It's been eight long, long years since Dreamfall was released; and considering how that game ended, it's been a hell of a wait. As a fan whose expectations started high, and only escalated with time, it's been a surreal experience stepping foot in this world again.

The Super Circuitcast! 10/22/14! Abandoned Games! [Podcast]

Oct
21

This week, Matt, Moo, Ryan, Sean, and Jen discuss abandoned games - that is to say, games that we started and never finished. Why does this happen? Which games did we give up on? Will Moo make inappropriate jokes? Probably, but tune in to find out for sure!

Mike Tyson Mysteries and the Art of Pop-Culture Referencing [First Impressions]

Oct
21

Mike Tyson's Mysteries: too stupid to succeed? Is cashing in on a washed-up and disgraced boxer a little low, even by adult swim's standards? Is it a good idea to have an eleven-minute Venture Brothers clone that happens to feature Mike Tyson, his adopted Asian daughter, an obscure historical figure, and a pigeon?

Batman Stamps Cause An Uproar In The Stamp Collecting Community

Oct
21

Proving once again that literally no matter what you do somebody will get pissed off about it, the USPS managed to poke the seething nest of harsh words and recriminations that is the stamp collecting community. The stick they poked it with? a batarang. That’s right, the highest authority on stamp collecting in the country is up in arms because the USPS has decided to put out a limited edition of Batman stamps to commemorate the character’s 75th anniversary.

The Living Room Congress, Session 52: The BlastCast [Podcast]

Oct
20

Breakfast is touched upon; Tusk comes up empty; TV gets talked; RPGs flutter and stutter; Grant looks for his Destiny.

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In This Game, You Play as Bread (No, Seriously)

Oct
20

Normally, I'd write a game like this off as yet another attempt to cash-in on the wave of "joke" simulator games, but this one is by the guys who did Surgeon Simulator, so pre-order, obviously.

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