I've never been to Comic-Con. That being said, I know enough about Comic-Con to never take shrooms in a maelstrom of costumes, coordinated lines, security, and sweaty hystericals; every poster is a portal into an unthinkable parallel dimension; every panel looks like the Spanish Inquisition; every signing table is a Nazi registration booth and where are your papers?? Good heavens, where have you left your papers??? And that's precisely the hell this guy imposed upon himself.
A new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has dropped, and it's intent on reminding you that this game does in fact have a story. It's about how Kevin Spacey uses his wealth and power to organize elaborate games of laser tag. Or something. There were a lot of shooting and explosions and I got distracted.
Test footage for the lost Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie leaked in the past few days as a grainy, handcam-quality version, but ICYMI, or in case you were wondering what the hell was scribbled on that white sheet of paper before Deadpool decapitated that motorcycle goon, here's a new, squeaky-clean HD version!
On your morning commute, at the coffee place you stop at for a maple bar and a latte, the 40 year-old clerk who's been staring off into space 'til now begins speaking to you. He's barely putting up, and the bile runs from the corners of his mouth as he tells you fifteen years worth of repressed aggression at everything from saran wrap to disgust with subtly hypocritical neighbors. Welcome to Sleaford Mods.
Remember I Hit It With My Axe? That weekly webshow where a a group of pornstars and erotica models played D&D? It made quite the splash back in 2010 for obvious reasons, but less well-known is the mire of misogyny and elitism that the group (especially their outspoken DM Zak S) encountered before the show was ever even released, a story which one of the models involved, Mandy Morbid, took the time to explain in a Tumblr post that should be your #LongReads of the day. If you think 'girl gamers' are an explosive issue, it's nothing compared to 'porn gamers'.
Over the past weekend at Comic-Con, Marvel gave away a series of six posters featuring characters from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Assembling all of them side-by-side reveals an even bigger image, with the team taking on a horde of Ultron-controlled robots. Check out Iron Man, Quicksilver, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, the Hulk, and a confused looking Hawkeye doing what they do best in the completed image below.
The first full episode of NBC's Constantine premiered at Comic-Con this past week, way ahead of its October debut. That's a pretty long wait for those of us who missed it, but luckily, the trailer from the convention has made its way online, and it looks pretty damn good.
This guy is truly the undisputed master of the original Halo. Speedrunner Andrew Halabourda has beaten the world record for the game on Legendary difficulty, completing the entire single player campaign in less than an hour and forty minutes. To cap that off, he only died seven times during the entire, brutal run.
This year's Comic-Con might be over, but don't let that stop you from taking a second look at all of the awesome cosplay that was at the event. Check out 50 of our favorites below, and start planning next year's trip!
Evil Geniuses' Patrick "Aches" Price has been suspended by Major League Gaming "due to "repeated harassment of MLG employees and conduct detrimental to the league." As a competitive Call of Duty player, Price will subsequently be barred from four MLG Pro League Matches and the NA 2K Tournament.
I've sworn off psychedelic music for good countless times, only to be dragged back into the fold by groups like Kikagaku Moyo (which translates to "geometric patterns"), who play an easy-on-the-ear mode of psych jams and uplifting experimental rock. Fans of J Mascis' alt-rock or contemporary space rock absolutely must apply.