Comikaze Expo 2014: First Impressions from a First-Time Attendee

Nov
03

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, sponsored by Hot Topic.  Now, I am no stranger to comic based conventions.  After living in California for 6 years, I have attended Wonder Con, Anime Expo, and Comic Con and thought I saw it all. And I was quickly proven wrong. While it does have what is now considered the norm for comic conventions – diverse range of cosplayers, panels that have absolutely nothing to do with comic books, big names signing autographs for a hefty price – this one did have its little (mostly positive!) quirks.

5 Ways Comikaze Expo Can Improve for Next Year

Nov
02

I've attended Comikaze Expo for three years now, and every time I go, I can barely recognize the convention from the previous year’s. From the layout to the booths to the programming, every year Comikaze has continued to change and evolve in huge ways. That's great news to me, because it shows that this event is willing to update itself to meet the needs of its attendees; and given how close it is to me, it's quickly becoming one of my favorite conventions to attend.

Songs They Send Us: Trippy New Stuff from Ummagma

Nov
02

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you. Enjoy!

Sporting "delicate, airy, gossamer type vocals [that] hold glimmers of Cocteau Twins", and "cinenmatic soundscapes with elements of Pink Floyd", Canadian / Ukranian duo Ummagma are poised to release Kiev - The Remixes, an album of remixes featuring artists like Sounds of Sputnik, A Copycat, and Brazil's Mind Moves. The album revolves around the Ummagma's captivating signature song "Kiev", which is inspired by the Ukranian city that was the scene of so much violence during last year's bloody Ukranian Revolution. A mesmerizing mix of guazy, atmospheric sounds, trembling beats, and fragile vocals, "Kiev" is a near perfect song that seduces the listener in and out of consciousness. Trust me, you'll dig it.

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Songs They Send Us: Punchy UK Band Rivertairs Release Creepy Ass Jack the Ripper Song

Nov
01

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you. Enjoy!

When I confront a band that claims influences like The Kinks, Small Faces, and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, my ears get all tingly. UK based quartet Rivertairs do just that and more! According to their press release they create music that blends "vivacious vocals, whimsical guitar parts, punchy bass lines, shimmering keys, vintage beats, and shaking tambourines" into curious little vignettes of musical happenstance. Their latest single, "Jack", which will be available as a free download soon, is available for preview now!

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Songs They Send Us: Afroman Still Smoking Weed, Because It's The Right Thing To Do

Nov
01

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you. Enjoy!

You've probably already seen this one but they sent it to us so I'm going to pass it along. Remember Afroman's "Because I Got High"? Of course you do! That song was hilarious, and it was everywhere in the early 2000's. It was in movies like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and could be heard blasting out of every college dorm in the early 2000's. It's a classic! And now it's back, remixed with a positive slant! From the press release!

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10 Non-Horror Games That Suddenly Become Terrifying

Oct
31

Some games are downright scary, and in the years following Amnesia, horror games have found themselves in a renaissance of sorts. Other games, however, seem perfectly safe for non-horror fans, until they go from normal game to pants-shitting terror in the span of five minutes.

The Living Room Congress, Session 54: Awkward Cousins [Podcast]

Oct
30

Laughter happens in the afternoon; Nintendo snaps; America has a horror story; Final Fantasy 8 gets combed; community guides are bottom tier.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Clip Leaks, Sets Up Marvel's Civil War

Oct
30

We got all of the announcements from the big Marvel event earlier that went down earlier week, but what didn't arrive online were the two new videos they showed. Luckily for us (albeit probably frustrating for Marvel), both of them were discretely filmed and leaked online. The first one, a teaser for Avengers: Infinity War, hit the web yesterday, and now we've got a pretty decent look at the second: a full scene from Age of Ultron that succinctly sets the stage for Civil War.

8 Happy Game Endings That Are Actually Really Depressing

Oct
30

Sad endings in games can be really tricky. After all, you as the player are the protagonist, so it's natural to want everything to go right for your character. Because of that, for a long time, games tended to stay clear of overtly depressing endings, for fear of alienating players who were invested in seeing their characters win in the end. Some games however, despite how happy their ending seemed, were actually hiding some pretty depressing stories.

We're Leaving the Girl Behind and Gaining Ground on the Woman [Podcast]

Oct
30

The Adventures of Phoebe McGee continue as we spend a lot of time talking to an old woman, witnessing a bird fight, and possibly hurdling off a cliff to our doom. Suddenly the ominous ocean doesn't seem so bad.

Movie Theaters Have Banned Google Glass and Other Wearable Tech

Oct
30

Google Glass is no longer welcome at the cinema, as least according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). Why? Piracy, which actually makes a lot of sense.

These Are the Free PlayStation Plus Games for November

Oct
29

Sony has revealed November's free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and it's a pretty cool collection of indie favorites.

Horror Movie Homages Galore in Adventure Time's "Ghost Fly"

Oct
29

On last night’s episode of Adventure Time, “Ghost Fly,” Jake swats a fly for drinking his soup and does ghost-battle with its diminutive poltergeist afterward. It’s the eponymous time again!

What Is Marvel's Civil War, and How Does It Relate to the Movie Universe?

Oct
29

Yesterday, Marvel broke the internet when they announced all of their films from now up to 2019. Nine films were presented, including newbies like Doctor Strange and Black Panther, and the ridiculously exciting prospect of Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that will presumably be so packed with awesome, it needs to be split into two parts.

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Destiny's First Expansion Pack is Adding a Higher Level Cap, New Missions, More Gear

Oct
29

Activision has revealed what the first full-on Destiny expansion will bring. It's called The Dark Below, and will include new story missions involving the Hive, a higher level cap, and of course, more gear to collect.

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