Apparently, over 50% of comics Kickstarters succeed, and it's not hard to see why: far from being crummy marker-and-zine affairs, these are legitimate gems that can easily compete with big-publisher favorites in terms of innovative storytelling and beautiful illustrations. They just need a leg-up, some TLC from good kind folks like you! So here's a handful of titles that I'd love to see in my neighborhood comic book store.
The Sims 4 is finally here, and unsurprisingly given its recent track record, EA has done a less than perfect job of following up one of the most successful game franchises in history. Heres a few of the things they got wrong and what they can do to fix them.
ESPN may have aired Dota 2's $10 million International championship, but don't expect the network to be embracing the esports anytime soon. ESPN president John Skipper recently downplayed Amazon's $970 million acquisition of Twitch in an interview, stating that his network was more interested in "real sports." Ouch.
Thanks science, now I can't even enjoy watching Nic Cage and Sean Connery chew some scenery in The Rock without thinking about my cholesterol. According to a new research study, watching a Michael Bay movie led study participants to eat twice as much, as opposed to when watching what could be considered the exact opposite, the PBS talk show Charlie Rose.
Twenty minutes into the conversation, I am transfixed. I am speaking with JaVonni Ortiz, a promising 22 year old self-starter behind Dark Storm, a unique game recently greenlit on Steam. The exciting stealth game promises an adventure bursting with good story, great design, a strong female protagonist and versatile gameplay with multiple routes and options for capturing the enemy, but the game has come a long way. It is at this point in the conversation, he says, “I think the most shocking story is that Dark Storm wasn't supposed to be a stealth action game.”
You ever notice how things seem to move faster the closer they are? And the darker it is at night? And the more legs there are? And the more suspenseful the music is? And the more webbed body parts you find, just lying around? Kinda makes you think, huh?
It's really easy in this industry to get weighed down by negativity. There are a lot of things that legitimately make me emberassed to call myself a gamer, at times. These past weeks or so have been especially complicated and frustrating, as both a journalist and a game enthusiast. Every now and then, though, there's a ltitle bit of light that makes me think this whole crazy gaming thing might just turn out okay.
Futurama may have ended for good last year (with a fantastic finale no less), but that's not going to be the last time we see the Planet Express gang. On November 9, The Simpsons will feature a crossover with the characters of Futurama; and if that sounds way too insane to actually be happening, we finally have a first look at the episode to prove that it is.
Arrow returns in just a few days, and The CW has revealed the first official images from the premiere episode. "The Calm" will debut on October 8, with subsequent season three episodes airing on Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Today we're looking at Footprints, in which . . . well, I think the publisher says it best: "When Bigfoot discovers his brother Yeti brutally murdered, he assembles his old team of P.I.s -- Jersey Devil, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, and Megalodon -- to unravel a conspiracy that spans decades." Now tell me you wouldn't pay $0.99 to read that.
Kevin Smith's next film will premiere this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, and considering it's about a guy trying to turn another guy into a walrus, I think we're all pretty curious as to how it will turn out.
If for whatever reason you haven't begun assembling your Marvel movie collection, there's probably no better way to do it than this. The "Phase One" box set (the one in the briefcase) is back in stock on Amazon for $120, or 40% off. That means you'll get Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D versions of The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor, as well as Blu-rays of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk; plus, an exclusive Tesseract replica and a "top secret bonus disc."