New Music Monday: Morrissey, Jason Mraz, Rise Against, and More!

Jul
15

Welcome back to New Music Monday, the worst punctuated column on 8CN. Each week dozens of new records, tapes, and cds are released to the masses 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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Watch Weird Al Yankovic Parody Pharrell's Happy in a New Music Video!

Jul
15

Weird Al Yankovic has premiered a new music video, "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's pop-hit "Happy." If Weird Al making more music isn't awesome enough, the video also features guest appearances from comedians like Aisha Tyler, Aisha Tyler, and Kristen Schaal. Fantastic.

Jurassic World Brochure Reveals Park Attractions, Rides, and Dinosaurs!

Jul
15

For the first time in franchise history, Jurassic World will actually feature a functioning Dino-park, complete with attractions, and visitors, and all of the trappings of a real-life theme park. In fact, as our previous sneak peaks at the film showed, the filmmakers have gone the extra mile in building particularly elaborate sets, complete with fully-stocked gift shops and park facilities. As a big theme-park enthusiast, this is particularly exciting for me, as it means being able to pore over all of the movie's cool props, like this leaked park brochure.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trailer Reveals Outfits for Pikachu, Mega Metagross

Jul
15

A new trailer for the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes has been released, and it features the debut of a new Mega evolution, secret base gameplay, and Pikachu's new fashion line (which has something to do with the Contest Hall).

Speedrunner Beats The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in an Hour and a Half

Jul
15

In less than a year, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds speedrunners have managed to blitz through the roughly 10 hour game in mind-bogglingly short amounts of time.

Countdown to Comic-Con: Hall H Wristbands Introduced to Help You Gauge the Line

Jul
14

There are only nine days left until Comic-Con, and today we're highlighting a big change in how the convention will be handling the infamous Hall H line.

Track of the Day: Low-Key, Brash, and Warbly Synthpunk from POW!

Jul
14

What's immediately striking about POW!'s "One-Eyed Scorpion" is the 'off-ness' of the synth: you're used to hearing this sort of sound: fast and freewheeling shifts during the chorus, the 3-chord garage tripod, slight Liverpool accent, indistinct lyrics. Then you realize that constant drone, almost heavenly it's so thick and enveloping, is not just an extremely fuzzed-out bass--it's a synth, a glorious synth roaring away like a motorboat grafted to a nuclear generator.

Valve Considering an International for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Jul
14

Dota 2's The International is, by a wide margin, the most lucrative esports tournament of all time. So far, the community has contributed over $10 million to the prize payout, with over $4 million going to first place alone. It's undoubtedly a huge success for Valve, who developed the game and also manage the competition, so it's no surprise that they're considering how to branch out.

Archie Andrews will Die Saving His Friend in Life with Archie Issue #36

Jul
14

Earlier this year, Archie Comics announced that comic book icon Archie Andrews would die in issue #36 of Life with Archie, the franchise's alternate timeline series. Today they revealed how the beloved character will go in the upcoming issue, which hits shops this Wednesday.

Whale Rider Actress May Join Game of Thrones in a Big Way

Jul
14

Game of Thrones is currently in between seasons right now, so you know what that means, casting rumors! Every new season brings new characters, and if recent rumors are true, one of them might be played by an Academy Award nominated actress.

The Strain isn't Plagued by Genre Identity Crisis, Just Ol' Fashioned Bad Writing!

Jul
14

Last night, Guillermo Del Toro's new vampire-driven thriller series The Strain debuted on FX, and was previously hyped as a fresh new look at vampires, an exciting project that brings Del Toro's creature-crafting acumen to the little screen. The premise sounds spooky enough: a plane lands with nearly all of its passengers dead as a wealthy corporate head exchanges shady dealings with a Nazi gentleman with a horizontal eyelid problem. My verdict: cut out the CSI, leave in the horror, and then The Strain can aim at the dubious honors currently held by SyFy channel originals.

Tekken 7 Announced with a Teaser Trailer at Evo 2014

Jul
14

On the eve of the franchise's 20th anniversary, Namco has revealed the seventh entry in the Tekken fighting game series. The game was announced at the Evo 2014 fighting game tournament in Las Vegas with a trailer, which dubs this title as the "final battle." Does that mean final... Tekken?

Riot Deactivates All League of Legends Skin Codes to Combat Scammers

Jul
14

League of Legends developer Riot Games often rewards fans who come out to see them at conventions and esports competitions with codes for in-game character skins. Some of these skins, such as the ones given out at the world championships last year, are exclusive to these events, and as such, are extremely rare.

Is This the Best Peter Griffin Cosplay of All Time? Yes, Yes It Is.

Jul
14

Allentown Comic Con this past weekend got a special, surprise guest: Peter Griffin. Calling him a cosplayer seems like an understatement, this guy was Peter Griffin. The voice! The laugh! He even has the chin!

Entire Episode of Doctor Who Season 8 Leaks Online

Jul
14

The BBC just can't seem to keep a lid on Doctor Who leaks. Last week, five scripts from the upcoming season eight made their way online, and now, an entire episode has emerged.

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