Rami, Ryan, and Moo round out the roster again this week, as the two amigos and Rami talk about a bunch of Blizzard stuff. Gonna be honest, if you're not interested in Warcraft, Hearthstone, or Blizzard in general, you're probably going to be bored. Or not! Listen and find out!
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I 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. This week, I'm taking a look at The Life After from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Gabo. Is it good? Is it bad? Two words: Ghost Hemingway.
For a while now we've been carelessly traipsing through the whimsically perverse world of awful album cover art. We've seen men covered in pasta sauce, karate chopping preachers, bovine bowel problems, hungover vampires, and, of course, a scrumdiddlyupmtious dick sandwich. Don't worry, I'll continue to trudge on, but as we move deeper into the cave of bad taste I think now would be a good time to reflect on the horrors we've been through. Here's a wonderful little song to help you muster the courage. Citizen! Prepare thyself!
A pro Counter-Strike player's game got a little bit too real when actual police officers showed up at his house mid-stream. They were apparently called by an anonymous tipster as part of a (very illegal) prank known as "swatting."
Esports might be getting a whole lot... sexier? According to a recent tweet, YouPorn (you know what YouPorn is, don't make me explain) is considering sponsoring competitive League of Legends, Dota 2, or Hearthstone players, and wants to know what fans think of that.
Rubbernecking. According to Webster's Dictionary, rubbernecking is: to look around or stare with great curiosity; especially : to slow down while you are driving in order to stare at something (such as an accident).
The Emmy nominations are in, and HBO once again dominated the competition with a ridiculous 99 award nods. This marks the 14th year in a row that they've placed first, but if current trends continue, its dynasty might be quickly coming to an end.
Many believe that Sherlock Holmes is the most prolific character in the history of movies, and with over 70 appearances, that seems like a safe bet. Now, one more iconic performer is set to take the character into his later years.
Josh Millrod, one half of the trumpet/synth/spirit-wielding drone duo Grasshopper, released a solo tape entitled Seeking the Millenary Kingdom under his own name way back in May. It was a stunning release full of gorgeous, pre-dawn tones, and a direct reflection of his own personal growth. I had the pleasure of speaking with Josh about performance as exorcism, sound therapy vs. music vs. art, and the upcoming doom metal Grasshopper album that was turned down for being too dark.
The full panel schedule for the first official day of Comic-Con 2014 has been revealed. Amongst Thursday's many geeky offerings are big presentations from movie studios including DreamWorks and Paramount, game studios like Capcom, TV networks, webseries, and even an appearance from George R. R. Martin!
Pacific Rim 2 was officially greenlit last month, and the announcement came with a little bonus: an animated series set in the PacRim universe that will be released ahead of the sequel. A Guillermo del Toro-led animated series is pretty much all I needed to hear to get excited, but now we have a few more details on what it will entail.