U2 and Apple partnered together last week to sync “Songs of Innocence,” U2’s latest, mediocre album, to every single iTunes account on the planet. They seemed quite proud of their “largest album release of all time,” and didn’t stop to think that maybe there are a bunch of us out here in the wilds who don’t want a U2 album, even if it is free. There was some Twitter hub-ub, and today Apple finally gave people a chance to opt-out of their charity.
We still have a ways to go until Avengers 2 hits theaters, but at least now we know what the movie is about. Disney has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming sequel, read on for potentially spoilery details.
Did Marvel just stealth-drop the Punisher into the Cinematic Universe? According to Joe and Anthony Russo, the introduction of a new character was set up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and their description of the mysterious newcomer sounds very familiar.
Holy crap, Surge is coming back. Be still my beating heart... you will need the rest. For many of us growing up in the 90s, Surge was the go-to beverage for a heavy caffeine fix, that was, before Mountain Dew battered it into an untimely death in 2002. Luckily for all of us whose brains still crave that strange, chemically-enhanced taste though, Surge is back on the market.
What a way to start the morning. Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of Mojang, the studio behind Minecraft, for an incredible $2.5 billion. All three of Mojang's original founders, including Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, will be leaving the studio after the deal goes through.
I just went into debt--here's how you can too! Fantagraphics, arguably the largest indie comics publisher today, is having a 50% off sale on Comixology ending tonight! Check out our must-buy picks amongst the award-winning heavyweights and off-off-off-kilter titles in their collection, and grab yourself some quality non-superhero comics!
Much like crude forms of sampling existed before purpose built sampling technology, mash ups existed before non-linear editing equipment and digitized media made it easy. Just as tape trading thrived before Bandcamp, bootleg VHS tapes made the rounds of the country, doorstep to doorstep and hand to hand before YouTube. Though often these tapes were violent, pornographic or just plain bizarre, plenty were pet projects, experiments and forgotten cult classics that refused to die. So it is with this nearly thirty year old mash up of Disney's Winnie the Pooh and Apocalypse Now.
There's a helluva lot more than only four great Kickstarter comics projects per week, but in the interests of limited time and space, here are our absolute must-see projects: the life and times of orgasmocentric psychologist Wilhelm Reich in deadpan black and white, a claustrophobic deep-sea conspiracy of resource scarcity, hide and seek in the last urban metropolis, and so much more!
To the surprise of many, Destiny feels strangely uninterested in its own story. There's a huge amount of lore hidden away in the Tower and Grimoire, but overall, the game doesn't really spend a whole lot of time explaining things to you. By the end of it, there are way more mysteries than there are answers.
Oh my god, Rocket's head, I'm dying. The above image is from an ongoing anime series in Japan called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers and while it's not particularly good by most accounts, it will have the distinction of being the next show to featured the Guardians in animated form.
Well that didn't take long did it? It seems that Destiny's "level cap" of 20 can be reached well before the end of the story content. Luckily for those that want to stick with the game though, this isn't the end of your character's progression.
In this episode and alien seizes a child in the middle of a hallway, asks Deanna Troi, “What is this?” and then proceeds to offer the child candy, and everybody is okay with this. The exact scenario that your parents warn you about has just unfolded and it’s no big deal. Obviously the child is supervised, but nobody really knows what this alien intends. It’s a first contact. He might insist on stuffing the kid so full of candy that he dies. He may have worked up some kind of Willy Wonka nightmare treat using the replicator that will turn the kid into a blueberry. None of them knows! First contacts are always a little bit focused on certain points the writers with to make rather than believability.
It’s been less than 72 hours since Destiny's release and in true obsessive fan style, followers of the game are already finding ways to exploit Destiny to their cruel advantage through cheats and glitches.
The Teen Titans have a long history of comic book appearances, but if you're anything like me, you know them best from the 2003 TV series. That, or the recently revived incarnation of the show, which despite its comedy focus, is actually not bad. Now it seems the Titans might finally be making their way to live-action, with a pilot in the works at TNT.
Shigeru Miyamoto is taking a break from video games to try his hand at filmmaking. He'll be directing his first animated short, starring the Pikmin,and titled Pikmin Short Movie. Here's to hoping he's better at making movies than he is at naming movies.