Humble 2K Bundle Lets You Name Your Price for BioShock, XCOM, Spec Ops, and More

Jul
08

The latest Humble Bundle is now live, eschewing the traditional indie collection for a pretty impressive group of 2K games. You can name your own price on BioShock, XCOM: Declassified, The Darkness II, and if you beat the average, they'll also throw in BioShock 2, Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, and some unannounced mystery games.

Cliff Bleszinski is Back with a F2P Shooter Game

Jul
08

Ol' Cliffy B has been teasing his next project since leaving Epic in 2012. Today, he's finally ready to draw back the curtain on the game: a free-to-play "arena" shooter called Blue Streak.

J.K. Rowling Just Wrote a New Harry Potter Story That Takes the Boy Who Lived into His 30s

Jul
08

J.K. Rowling has returned to the world of Harry Potter with a brand new short story. Over the past few months, the author has been covering the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore, the digital Harry Potter portal, in the voice of Ginny Potter, who's now a reporter for The Daily Prophet. Today however, Rowling published a new column by the paper's infamous Gossip Correspondent Rita Skeeter (remember her from Goblet of Fire?) that gives us a glimpse into the lives of an older Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their friends.

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Is Packed with New Footage, including Ronan the Accuser Speaking!

Jul
08

Earlier this evening, Marvel screened 17 minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters across the country. The footage was book-ended by a new, extended trailer, which is now available online in a slightly edited form. Despite the fact that we're only a month away from the film's release date, this new preview manages to pack in a bunch of surprises including Ronan speaking, our first good look at Michael Rooker's Yondu, and an awesome use of "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways. It's so rock n' roll it hurts.

I Spent The Day With Cillian Cubstead of Valkyrie Komics And It Was Lovely

Jul
08

I arrive at Cillian Cubstead’s house around 5pm on the Fourth of July. I’m an hour late. I check Google Maps four times in the neighborhoods behind Boulder Station and get two sets of directions that bear no relation to the set of directions Maps first gave me. This fucking neighborhood turns me around every time. When I arrive at the house I double check the address and knock on the door.

Rock Out with Pikachu: Pokemon Orchestral Concert Tour Announced

Jul
08

Finally, an excuse to jam out to Pokemon music in public, and not get (too many) weird stares. The team behind The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour has teamed up with The Pokemon Company to take a brand new, Pokemon-themed concert tour on the road.

The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume VI (Very NSFW, Potentially Offensive Material Ahead)

Jul
08

Gather round citizens! Shall we continue our valient quest to discover the worst of the worst, the most hideous album cover of all time? Who among you remain brave enough to join me still on this journey.... Okay, I'll stop talking like that. We're up to volume six now - be prepared, the worst is yet to come. This should help get you in the mood.

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Countdown to Comic-Con Harley Quinn Gets Meta in a Special Convention-Themed One-Shot

Jul
07

DC Comics is celebrating Comic-Con 2014 in a very interesting way. They've announced a Harley Quinn one-shot that will have the character crashing Comic-Con to pitch her own comic book character: Hurl Girl, a superheroine whose power is throwing up. Seriously.

AMC Plans $600 Million Renovation Project to Make Their Seats More Comfy

Jul
07

Your local movie theater might just get a whole lot comfier soon. AMC is reportedly spending upwards of $600 on adding new reclining chairs to 1,800 of its nearly 5,000 theaters. These won't be cheap old budget recliners either, they're being described as full-on "La-Z-Boy-type seats."

17 Minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy Were Screened Tonight, Here's What Happened

Jul
07

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in less than a month, and in an effort to ramp up the excitement, Marvel held a 17-minute extended preview of the finished film earlier tonight. If you weren't lucky enough to grab a seat at one of these screenings, don't worry, we've got you covered.

New Music Monday: Pink Floyd, Weezer, Judas Priest, Richard Marx, and More!!

Jul
07

Whoa there little doggie! Do you like new music? Then you've rambled into the right briar patch, kiddo - New Music Monday, the most rootin' tootin-ist column at the 8th Circuit. Each week dozens of new cd's, records, and cassettes get released to the masses, and this is where they come to be 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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Track of the Day: Heart-Swelling Electronica

Jul
07

Here's a track to make you burst at the temples with the feels: a Moderat remix of electronica standby Jon Hopkins' "Abandon Windows" for a sound simultaneously static and hyperventilating. I'm a stern acolyte of analog music, born with a severe distrust of 'beep-boop' music (a term I use when I'm at my crotchetiest), but this is the sort of genre-bending that Hopkins has made a name for himself with, and it's got a sense of serenity and triumph palpable to all palettes. 

Someone Is Trying to Recreate Mario Kart in Dota 2... Because Reasons

Jul
07

A Dota 2 mod is trying to bring the racing experience of Mario Kart to MOBAs. If you're asking yourself, for the love of all that is holy, why? Kindly remember that modders don't deal in anything so petty as logic, Warcraft III should have taught you that.

Kevin Smith Discusses His Star Wars 7 Set Visit, Describes What Made Him Cry

Jul
07

Last week, Star Wars­ super-fan and filmmaker Kevin Smith revealed that he had visited the set of Episode VII, and the experience had left him in tears. Those are tears of joy mind you, as he's been nothing but positive about the experience since then. One thing he hasn't discussed however is what exactly he saw that triggered such an emotional reaction; until now that is.

MPAA Says Christoph Waltz's Butt is Too Sexy, Bans Zero Theorem Poster

Jul
07

Christoph Waltz's bare bottom has officially joined Eva Green's nipples in the "too sexy for the MPAA" club. A poster for Terry Gilliam's new film, Zero Theorem, has been banned by the organization due to its use of 100% more naked butt than is allowed.

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