Amazon May Have Just Snatched Twitch.tv from Google [Updated]

Aug
25

UPDATE: Twitch has indeed been purchased by Amazon. The acquisition has been officially confirmed by Twitch itself with a statement from its CEO.

The Living Room Congress, Session 46: T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas [Podcast]

Aug
25

Guardians Of The Galaxy brings new flavor; The Purge binges; Michael-factuals; Yahoo: Screen picks up Community; Valve drops a bomb.

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New Music Monday: Opeth, J Mascis, The New Pornographers, and More!

Aug
25

Psst! Hey kid. You like new music? Great, cuz you've stumbled into the perfect foxhole - New Music Monday, the most "CM PUNK!! CM PUNK!!" column on 8CN. Each week all sorts of new music type thingies are released to the public and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Funk Radio E93 - Unassuming White Guys [Podcast]

Aug
24

Today we introduce you to an up-and-coming subgenre of music dubbed "indie soul."

SOE President John Smedley's Flight Diverted Due to Hackers' Threat

Aug
24

In a string of creepily eerie events, the life of the President has been endangered! The President of Sony Online Entertainment, that is.

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This Half-Life 2 VR Demonstration May be the Coolest Thing you See All Day

Aug
24

Half-Life 2 has been modded for compatibility with the Oculus Rift VR headset, and it's been modded for compatibility with the Razer Hydra motion controller, but like chocolate and peanut butter, no one realized how great these two things might be together until now. This, folks, might legitimately be the future of gaming right here.

Why I Enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy Even More the Second Time

Aug
24

I'm not going to lie, I loved The Guardians of the Galaxy, but of course, I figured I would. Of the last five movies to come out of Marvel Studios, I've thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Still, Guardians was easily my favorite film of the summer, if not of the year (so far). I recently got a chance to go see it again, though, and I have to say that I think it may have been even better the second time.

If You Don't Slow-Clap to Patrick Stewart's Ice Bucketing, I Will End Your Replicant Ass

Aug
23

Sometimes it's like Patrick Stewart spent his entire life wrestling in the arena of class and dignity, in which the only competitor is, after all, himself. We get it, Mr. Stewart: your demeanor is unassailable. Now watch him take the ice bucket challenge in the most Captain Picard way possible.

Channel Surfer: Top 5 Things I Want To See in Legend of Korra Book 4

Aug
23

Wow! What a season finale! If you’re not watching Legend of Korra, stop reading, get off this site, and start—I have been told by my editor to stop telling people to get off the site. Please do not get off the site. As an incentive to keep on clicking, here are the top 5 things Channel Surfer would like to see in Legend of Korra Book 4. Spoilers Ahead.

Nic Cage Heads to China with His Weirdest Accent Yet in the Trailer for Outlast

Aug
22

Nic Cage is so off-the-wall batshit crazy awesome, that not even the blandness of Hayden Christensen can slow this trailer down. In Outcast, Cage plays a world weary veteran of the crusades, who heads to China to show Anakin Skywalker a thing or two about swordfights.

University Bans Political Activism On Their Internet

Aug
22

Northern Illinois University drew the ire of the interwebs down upon itself recently by blocking sites they deem "obscene, defamatory, or [that] constitutes a threat.” The issue was initially brought up by Reddit user darkf when he tried to access the Wikipedia page for Westboro Baptist Church. The attempt brought him a warning message that the site was illegal or unethical and further outlined the policy he was about to violate.

Star Wars Is Looking to Redefine Interconnected Storytelling

Aug
22

Episode VII is full of exciting possibilities for Star Wars fans, but the decisions that Lucasfilm has made leading up to it have left some worried. In order to give the story a "fresh start" so to speak, Lucasfilm will be dropping all of the Expanded Universe material (everything outside of the movies and the Clone Wars TV series).

James Gunn Remarks on (and Disparages) Possible Avengers/Guardians Film

Aug
22

I'm not even sure how you would apply the phrase 'cross-over' today without sounding redundant or outdated, so let's just say that a meeting between the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy may be somewhere on the horizon--but thankfully, it will be on director James Gunn's refreshingly reasonable terms. 

TV Deal: Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Collection is 85% Off Today

Aug
22

If you're a Stargate fan, it doesn't get much cheaper than this. Amazon's Gold Box deal today is the complete run of Stargate Atlantis for $45 on Blu-ray and $30 on DVD. That is by far the cheapest it's ever been on Amazon (and probably as cheap as it's going to get). This deal will last until tomorrow, or until supplies run out, whichever comes first.

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Breaking Bad Scavenger Hunt Happening in LA

Aug
22

Aaron Paul is just the best. In honor of the upcoming Emmy's, the final time that Breaking Bad will be up for an Emmy award, he's holding a scavenger hunt this Monday (August 25) in LA. Paul will be hiding everything from signed scripts, to posters, to some Breaking Bad art in the Hollywood area.

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