14 Fan Trailers This Year That Were as Good as the Real Thing

Dec
11

My friends and family think I'm a weirdo, but honestly, I enjoy going to the theater to see the trailers almost as much as the actual movie. For a trailer-geek like me, 2014 had some really great ones (the recent Mad Max insanity certainly being among them), but this year has also seen more than a few fan-made efforts that rival the real thing.

5 Star Wars: Episode VII Character Names Revealed on Retro-Looking Trading Cards

Dec
11

The names of the new Star Wars characters who were featured in the Force Awakens trailer last month have been revealed... in the weirdest way possible. They're featured on a series of trading cards harkening back to the old Topps series from the 70s. Awesome, but also confusing.

7 Reasons Why TV Will Be in Serious Trouble in 2015

Dec
10

TV isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but 2014 was a very tough year for traditional networks, and 2015 isn't looking any brighter at all. In fact, the next 12 months will likely prove to be an extremely trying time for live television, here's why.

BBC and Paramount Are Building a Theme Park, Here's What We Know So Far

Dec
10

You'll soon be able to hang out with The Doctor, Sherlock Holmes, and Captain Kirk, all in one place. Today, plans were revealed for a theme park in the UK that will feature attractions based on BBC TV shows and Paramount movies. That means everything from Sherlock and Doctor Who, to Star Trek and Transformers, combined into one massive Disneyland-esque resort. Here's everything we know about the project so far.

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40 Brutal GIFs from the Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

Dec
10

A new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer debuted today, and holy crap is it blowing my mind. I was going to write an analysis piece on it, but after watching it a couple dozen times, I'm realizing that nothing needs to be said about it. Instead, let's just take a moment to admire how freakin' insane these visuals are.

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Globalization and Mutual Assured Destruction in Adventure Time's 'The Cooler'

Dec
10

On the latest Adventure Time, "The Cooler," Flame Princess seeks Princess Bubblegum's help when the Fire Kingdom's core mysteriously cools, but nothing is as it seems with the pink and brainy patriarch. It's a tale of assured mutual destruction and inter-kingdom intrigue, one that asks why we permit our rulers to commit the unthinkable. It's the eponymous time again!

The Super Circuitcast! 12/10/14! The 2014 Game Awards! [Podcast]

Dec
10

The 2014 Game Awards have come and gone, but what did the Super Circuitcast crew think of the awards show? Listen in and find out!

5 Things We Learned about the Spider-Man Series from the Sony Leak

Dec
10

If you haven't heard, Sony got the crap hacked out of them back in November by an unnamed group (some speculate it's North Korea, seriously), and so much data was lifted that we're still seeing it slowly trickle out into the public. One of the more recent finds was a bunch of emails between top Sony execs discussing the future of their Spider-Man franchise.

Analyzing the Agents of SHIELD Mid-Season Finale: 5 Questions We Have After 'What They Become'

Dec
09

Wow, tonight Agents of SHIELD dropped a pretty huge episode to kick-off their three month hiatus. While it certainly didn't answer every question we have (and actually raised a few more), what it's setting up for the next half of the season is pretty huge.

How to Unlock Destiny's New Strike in the Dark Below DLC

Dec
09

Destiny's first expansion pack is out today and it includes a new strike. It's called "The Will of Crota," and is also this week's Weekly Heroic strike. Unlike most strikes though, this one is a little bit tricky to unlock. Here's how to do it.

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3 Things That Were Patched and 3 Things That Should be Patched in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dec
09

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been out for a few weeks now, and as is to be expected from huge RPGs, there were plenty of bugs. Fortunately Bioware released a patch today that fixes a lot of game breaking bugs for all platforms. Here are 3 things that were patched, and 3 more things I’d like to see patched in the near future.

Ranking the 5 Directors on Ready Player One's Shortlist

Dec
08

Ready Player One was a 2011 novel that landed somewhere between the ultimate nostalgia binge and a gaming geek's wet dream.

PSX: 15 Announcements and Trailers from the PlayStation Experience

Dec
08

The very first PlayStation Experience went down this past weekend, and the two-day event saw a huge number of announcements, reveals, and trailers. Here are 15 of the biggest news items.

On Caring About The Inconsequential: #SaberGate vs. #BlackStormtrooper

Dec
06

Part of being a nerd, part of being an enthusiast of any stripe, is caring, really caring, about minutiae. Sure, the reaction we get from a lot of people, sometimes even fellow nerds, is dismissive mocking, but in the end it is okay to care about things that don’t matter.

The Living Room Congress, Session 59: Rub-A-Dub-Dub In The Club-Club Hot Tub [Podcast]

Dec
06

The wilds go explored; laughter is had in the afternoon; atoms are tested; Sonic Boom obliterates autism; DRM generates woes.

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