Channel Surfer: Avatar LAB, Book 1: Water [Avatar Retrospective]

Oct
03

Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Change may be the last animated entry into one of the best television shows of the past decade. In honor of this milestone, Channel Surfer is providing a retrospective on each Avatar season, from the original series to the now. This is meant to be an overview for Avatar veterans, and hopefully an introduction for anyone interested in the show. This week we start with The Last Airbender, Book 1: Water.  

The Living Room Congress, Session 50: The EvisceSK8or [Podcast]

Oct
03

Scott Games jives at Freddy's; Leo guards the galaxy; foreign films invade; spiders show butt; Musical Michaeltheticals.

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Bludgeon Your Horizons 10/3: Album Picks for the Adventurous

Oct
03

Welcome back to Bludgeon Your Horizons, where Eric and I chuck 'difficult' albums at each other until one of us falls stone dead. Last week it was David Lynch and Anhedonist, this week we're doing Alamailmaan Vasarat and Klaus Nomi--klezmer metal vs. future opera, Eastern Europe vs. the Jupiterian colonies of Europa. 

Annabelle is a Pretty Poor Sequel to The Conjuring [Movie Review]

Oct
03

When it was announced that there would be a sequel to The Conjuring, most people expected it to be a roundabout remake of The Amityville Horror, due to the fact that it is the most famous case dealing with The Warrens (who share the coveted role of “Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film”). Instead, the sequel is actually a prequel, telling the story of Annabelle, the creepy-looking doll that *spoiler alert*, turns out to be evil. While the doll wasn’t a huge focus of The Conjuring, it certainly had an impact with audiences, but did that alone warrant the explanation of her backstory?

Movie Trivia: David Fincher Was Approached to Direct Star Wars Episode VII

Oct
02

J.J. Abrams is the man Disney chose to helm the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, but he was hardly the only filmmaker they considered. Brad Bird, Jon Favreau, Guillermo del Toro, and Matthew Vaughn were all in the running at one point, and according to a new quote, so was this iconic director.

Super DEAD Bros.: The Dark Secret Held Within Super Smash Bros. [Fan Theory]

Oct
02

Super Smash Brothers is an immensely popular series of games. Unlike most other fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, there are no commands to memorize or execute. There are no nearly impossible Half-Circle Backs or Dragon Punches that need to be done. Every single move in Super Smash Bros is either one button or moving the control stick in a single direction with one button. With most fighting games, a person can only truly master a small handful of characters simply due to the sheer amount of memorization involved. However with Super Smash Bros, it is possible to stretch that limit since everyone's moves are on the exact same controls. But what if I told you that there was a dark secret hidden within the game that we all enjoy? What if I told you that no one in the game is actually alive?

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Destiny: 9 Ways to Prepare for the Iron Banner

Oct
02

Right now, Destiny players are frantically trying to gear up with all of the new Queen's Wrath equipment. On October 7 though, that will come to an end, making room for the official introduction of the Iron Banner, a one-week Crucible event that will let Guardians compete in PvP using all of the abilities and stats of their gear.

World of Warcraft: What Are the Old Gods? [Fan Theory]

Oct
02

There are many questions surrounding World of Warcraft’s Old Gods, and perhaps the most fundamental is simply, “What are they?” We know that they are ancient and evil beyond mortal comprehension, but what is their true nature? The answer may lie with their loyal servants, the elementals.

Science Says Portal 2 Is Better for Your Brain than Actual Brain Training Software

Oct
02

If you've been searching for a video game that will make you a little smarter, it may be time to throw out Brain Age and start thinking with portals.

Adventure Time Storyboards Revisit/Dissect Your Favorite Scenes

Oct
01

Waiting for the new October Adventure Time episodes? Check out these episode storyboards released by the art staff! They're pure fanporn, especially for aspiring animators / sequential artists: step-by-step (often hilarious) animation notes, demo sketches--it's part behind-the-scenes special, part comic book adaptation, all nostalgic fun.

We're Seriously Never Trusting a Piano Again [Podcast]

Oct
01

In this week's story we've got a cleaning business that pays the college bills, but things get a little creepy when we get called to an old, dirty mansion. Will we be brutally murdered, or is this hot millionaire playboy just misunderstood?

Watch All of the Star Wars Rebels Short Films Here

Oct
01

Star Wars Rebels, our first look at the "new" Star Wars (post-Disney acquisition that is), arrives on Friday. As a lead-in to this premiere, Disney has spent the last month releasing a series of short films featuring the cast of characters.

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Just Kidding About Joaquin Phoenix, Ethan Hawke Might be Marvel's Pick for Doctor Strange Instead

Oct
01

The last we heard about it, Joaquin Phoenix was basically a lock to star in Marvel's Doctor Strange. According to this new rumor, no, not so much.

Angry Birds Movie Revealed with an Incredibly Stacked Voice Cast

Oct
01

The Angry Birds movie has been officially revealed, and while the character designs leave me skeptical, the voice cast is hard to argue with.

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Xbox One Continues to Struggle in Asia with a Dismal South Korean Launch

Oct
01

The Xbox One had a really rough launch in Japan, and it doesn't appear be fairing much better in the neighboring country of Korea.

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