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.
Ever since Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was pushed back to 2016, the rumors surrounding the film have been getting crazier and crazier. It doesn't help that four members of the Justice League have already been confirmed (Bats, Supes, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg), as well as a mystery Jason Mamoa role (Aquaman?), and Lex Luthor. So why not a few more? Why not... Doomsday?
Two weeks until Comic-Con! Nick is arriving at the event in full force this year, showcasing a wide variety of TV shows, as well as holding their very first open call at the convention for original animated project ideas.
Despite the fact that it's been nearly seven years since Halo 3 came out, and it's easily one of the most popular video games of all time, someone has managed to discover a completely new Easter Egg hidden in the game.
A pre-order incentive is supposed to reward you for being a fan. Unfortunately, they're increasingly being used as a means of punishing those of us who refuse to commit to purchases before we've had a chance to try a demo or read a review. Nice packaging, a soundtrack CD, and a booklet with behind-the-scenes info were one thing. They’re clearly aimed at the hardcore fan who would have bought the game no matter what, and they don’t affect the gameplay experience for anyone who picks up a copy after the launch. Then it was skins, digital currency, and exclusive weapons. This was a little more worrying to me.
Last April Fools Day we were treated to the first Homestar Runner cartoon since, what, 2010 or so? And to everyone's relief, it did not suck; if you wanna get pedantic, it did the opposite of sucking, because it had Strong Bad and everything that made it so inexplicably watchable before. Now if that wasn't enough to bring a tear to your millenial eye, hear this: Homestar is coming back to the internet.
Valve is letting players beta test their new game mode, Robot Destruction, on a new map called Asteroid. The mode has players scoring points by destroying NPC robots, while also attempting to steal points from the enemy team. It's probably one of the most complicated game modes right now, so don't worry if you popped in and have no idea what's going on. Here's a quick guide on how to get started with Robot Destruction.