League of Legends More Popular Than Dota 2: Top 20 Games on Twitch for August 2014

Sep
07

Twitch.TV recently released a report regarding the top 20 most popular games on the service for the month of August. The month saw some interesting changes for Twitch, including being purchased by Amazon, and more relevantly some titles being replaced by others in terms of popularity. Read on for the full list.

Wikipedia Is An Ecosystem Full Of Bots And It's SpongeBob SquarePants' Fault

Sep
07

Wikipedia is the largest repository of human knowledge ever accumulated. It has branches in dozens of languages. It is both the savior and the bane of every college student. All of the answers are there, but your professor won’t let you use them because Wikipedia is a den of scum and villainy. It’s curated by non-experts and vandals with no integrity, right? Nope. It’s a giant library that’s mostly (okay, maybe not mostly) run by robots!

Channel Surfer: Spartacus, How Did People in the Past Get Those Killer Abs?

Sep
07

Who was Spartacus? Well, that’s just it; no one really knows who Spartacus was. We know he existed, we know he led a slave rebellion, and we know he was the subject of that one movie in 1960. This presents an interesting opportunity wherein a well known historical figure is basically a blank canvas for storytelling. And nudity. Lots of nudity.

The 4 Most Gorgeous-Looking Kickstarter Comics Right Now

Sep
06

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.

6 Things Wrong with The Sims 4 (And How EA Can Fix Them)

Sep
05

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 President Says Esports Are Not Sports

Sep
05

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.

Study Suggests that Michael Bay Movies Could Make You Fatter

Sep
05

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.

Deal: Dancing Groot POP! Figure Available for Pre-Order

Sep
05

The Dancing Groot Pop! figure is now available for pre-order on Amazon! In just a few short hours it's already become the #1 selling toy/game on the site, so if you want one, I wouldn't wait.

How NOT to Dance the Hustle! [Funk Radio E96]

Sep
05

Today we give you a brief history and dance lesson on the Hustle craze which took the world by storm in 1977. But did you know it existed years before then, and in a few different forms?

Through The Eye of Dark Storm: Indie Gaming Meets AAA Stealth Action

Sep
05

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.”

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Cute Dog + Spider Costume = Terrified Night-time Pedestrians

Sep
05

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?

Unreal Engine 4 Becoming Free for Academic Use is an Amazing Idea

Sep
04

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.

Our First Look at the Simpsons-Futurama Crossover!

Sep
04

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.

5 Images from the Arrow Season 3 Premiere Revealed

Sep
04

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.

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X-Men Shoots Next Year, Shazam Not in Justice League, Supergirl TV Show? [Superhero News]

Sep
04

The X-Men are going to Canada? Shazam is out of the Justice League? DC considering a Supergirl TV series? All of these questions and maybe even a few answers below.

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