Everybody loves a good story, and a good story that totally happened to a cousin of your best friend is even better. The internet makes everyone our best friend's cousin, and video games, much like movies before them, give us a set of shared experiences and expectations to draw from and relate to. Haunted video game cartridges, long forgotten games with mysterious plots, children going mad, these are all things that somehow seem like they could have happened.
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There are many mysteries in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, but one in particular has been on a lot of fans' minds. It's the scene where all of the Avengers are gathered together in their casual-wear (presumably in Avengers Tower). There's Hawkeye, Tony Stark, Rhodey, Maria Hill, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and... wait, who the heck is that?
The Age of Ultron trailer was supposed to debut during next week's episode of Agents of SHIELD, but instead, it leaked online earlier today. In response, Marvel reacted in the possible given a bad situation (for them that is), and uploaded an HD version to their YouTube channel.
If you missed out on the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at Comic-Con, it'll be arriving much sooner than a lot of us expected it to. We previously heard that it would arrive attached to Interstellar in November, and while that might still be true, it'll actually be viewable next week when it debuts on TV.
Mike Tyson's Mysteries: too stupid to succeed? Is cashing in on a washed-up and disgraced boxer a little low, even by adult swim's standards? Is it a good idea to have an eleven-minute Venture Brothers clone that happens to feature Mike Tyson, his adopted Asian daughter, an obscure historical figure, and a pigeon?
Proving once again that literally no matter what you do somebody will get pissed off about it, the USPS managed to poke the seething nest of harsh words and recriminations that is the stamp collecting community. The stick they poked it with? a batarang. That’s right, the highest authority on stamp collecting in the country is up in arms because the USPS has decided to put out a limited edition of Batman stamps to commemorate the character’s 75th anniversary.
Here there be rumors, spoilers, and possibly illegal information. Tread lightly and get your grains of salt ready because an extra risked a reported $5 million dollar breech of nondisclosure agreement lawsuit to bring us this information. Was he a Bothan? Maybe.
"...100% designed to follow the course of a film, starting with Training, moving on to the Fight… Put this mix on when you are training on the beach, hitting the bag, chopping wood, running up/down a mountain, or generally doing anything which requires involves fierce determination and focus to win. BLOOD BROS!" --Signed, Blood Bros.
In a fantastic gesture that we all needed, user EsquirebobAnimations has produced a parody of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” that is indeed worth blasting off again, combining Mulan, Digimon, and Pokemon.
Shinji Mikami, the guy who brought us the original Resident Evil, is returning to horror games later this month with The Evil Within. If you can't wait that long to get your horror fix on though, we've got 9 games to keep you up at night while you wait.
We all had that kid we were friends with who was a little, or maybe a lot, better off than us. They seemed to have the nicest stuff. They never seemed to worry about things we worried about, and they always seemed to have an uncle who had an exciting job that afforded them access to magical and exotic goods. This being a game we're talking about, of course it would be The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo.