BioWare's Next RPG is Called Shadow Realms, Will Feature 4v1 Multiplayer

Aug
13

Bioware has announced their latest project, and it's probably not what you expected. Set in a "modern fantasy world," Shadow Realms will feature 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer with action RPG gameplay.

Gamescom Metal Gear Solid Preview Has Horse Poops, Bikini Boxes

Aug
13

15 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V gameplay was demoed during a Gamescom livestream earlier today. It's the same mission we saw at E3, but approached in an entirely different way. Considering Kojima himself was present, rest assured that it is entirely insane.

Minecraft Convention Organizers Disappear with $500,000: What Happened to MineOrama?

Aug
13

Last month, a New York-based Minecraft convention called MineOrama was delayed for undisclosed reasons. "We are not a scam," the event's Twitter account posted at the time, assuring fans that they had every intention of finding a new date and venue for the gathering. Now however, it seems very likely that this was indeed a scam, as the organizers for the event have disappeared, deleting MineOrama's online presence, and taking almost half a million dollars in ticket sales with them.

Holy Crap! Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima Are Working on the Next Silent Hill

Aug
12

Somebody pinch me. If it wasn't official, I honestly wouldn't have believed this report for a second; it's simply way too awesome. It's true though, Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima, easily two of the weirdest (in the best way possible) artists in their respective fields, are going to collaborate on the next Silent Hill game. To add some icing on that cake (as if it even needed any), it will star Walking Dead's Norman Reedus. Daryl Dixon vs. Del Toro and Kojima's Silent Hill? Yes please!

6 Unbearably Sad Robin Williams Quotes from my Facebook Feed

Aug
12

It's common to say "I can't believe he's gone" when you hear of a celebrity's passing, but with Robin Williams... well, last week, would you have called him an important childrens' performer, like LeVar Burton or Mr. Rogers? If someone asked you "name a typical 'inspiring mentor' actor" we'd all say something like Morgan Freeman, or Patrick Stewart, right? Can you start to see the hole he's left behind now? That's precisely went through my head when I sat down at my feeds last night: some of the lines people dredged up were simply crippling.

Photos & Video from the Steven Universe Nucleus Gallery + Rebecca Sugar's Ukulele Set!

Aug
12

Last Saturday night, Los Angeles' Gallery Nucleus hosted a Steven Universe/Adventure Time tribute art show with signings by Grace Kraft, Coleman Engle, and Rebecca Sugar herself! The show boasted a line of attendees around the block three hours early, and not for nothing: aside from the signings, the crowd was treated to an intimate ukulele set from Ms. Sugar (featuring alternate versions of all your favorite SU and AT melodies!) as well as a prize raffle, and of course, the most beautiful collection of Steven fanart on this or any other coast. Check out our favorite pieces and video footage of the ukulele show!

This Game Lets You Play as Any Animal in a World the Size of Europe

Aug
12

What if I were to tell you that an upcoming game features a playable world the size of Europe? With dynamic weather and seasons, and the ability to play as literally every animal in the game (as well as ancient humans, mythical creatures, and more). Also, it's being designed by Michel Ancel, the guy who created Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil. Now where do I insert my money?

Morning 'Toons: NEW PBF COMIC! Presenting "Harmony"!

Aug
12

Perry Bible Fellowship is the stuff of webcomic legend, and is the reason why to this day I shut my eyes tight in the shower for fear of Bubble Gnomes. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just hear this: GIVE THEM THE SUGAR. GIVE THEM ANYTHING THEY WANT. PBF comics ended its most recent hiatus as of yesterday with "Harmony," which continues Nicolas Gurewitch's obsession with drawing human bodies with inanimate object-heads but having them do human things.

Agents of SHIELD: Skye's Dad Has Been Cast, 5 Theories on Who He Might Be Playing

Aug
11

When Agents of SHIELD returns in September, there's going to be one big question that needs to be answered: who is Skye's father and how does he tie into the unresolved mysteries from season one?

Ant-Man Director Reveals New Plot Details

Aug
11

The (latest) Ant-Man director, Peyton Reed, has revealed a few details on what the upcoming Marvel movie will be about. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it seems the script will be drawing quite a bit of inspiration from Scott Lang (Paul Rudd's character) first appearance in the comics.

Track of the Day: The Surf Rock and Siren Shrieks of AMANDA X

Aug
11

The tail end of July saw a brilliant release in Amanda X's amnesia, an album equal parts frothing grunge, cool surf, and powerful vocals that bring the brass and sass. "dream house" is today's track, and the sprawling riffs have been running weld-marks all over my mind.

Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Will Feature a 'Rare' Shiny Promo Pokemon at Launch

Aug
11

A new trailer for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has revealed that an "incredibly rare" shiny Pokemon will be available for a limited time after the games' fall release.

Valve May Be Bringing Movies and TV Shows to Steam

Aug
11

References to Steam application IDs for films, TV series, videos, plugins, and music have been discovered in the latest Steam Beta update. SteamDB tweeted the find, which may indicate that Valve plans to distribute more video and music content alongside their PC game and software library.

New Music Monday: The Gaslight Anthem, Sinead O'Connor, Caleb Johnson, and More!

Aug
11

Psst! Hey kid. You like new music? Great! You've slipped into the right rabbit hole - New Music Monday, the most "Have mercy!" column on 8CN. Each week dozens of new music things get thrust onto the masses by labels both big and small 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 precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Can AI Penetrate The Sex Industry?

Aug
09

Jobs are kind of a big deal. Robots are kind of a big deal (and super cool). Looking into the future and the spread of technology it’s natural to worry about more and more jobs being replaced by machines and robots. Most factories have at least some level of robotics on the floor. Data is frequently analyzed by programs with an ever increasing level of sophistication that is rapidly approaching intelligence. It can seem like there is no economic niche or specialty that humans can’t be squeezed out of. Could sex workers be lined up right next to factory workers in the unemployment line in the near future?

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