Hey, when any musician takes time to compose an ode to a sci-fi literary giant, it’s more than worth noting –as was the “F*ck Me Ray Bradbury” song from a few years back proved. Continue reading “Adam WaRock Gives Ray Bradbury a Nerdcore Memento Mori” »
It was Wednesday when North Korean premier Kim Jong Un delivered a speech to a stadium full of (mostly weeping) children, telling them that they would soon be denizens of a ‘happy and prosperous nation’ and that they were “more precious than 100 million tons of gold and silver.”
Apparently the next day he realized what a pu$$y he’d been, and immediately promised to unleash ‘a sea of fire’ on South Korea, should they rehearse any military drills.
Living in the most bipolar nation in the world, then, it’s perhaps not too implausible that North Korea met with South Korea to sell them some online video games, which turned out to be infected with tons of malware. Continue reading “Did North Korea Sell Malware-Infected Video Games to South Korea?” »
There has been a ton of buzz around E3 regarding next-gen games and consoles, and now we finally get a look at Epic’s Unreal Engine 4. Based how many great current generation titles are built around Unreal’s tech, this could be a glimpse into what many titles will look like on future hardware.
According to Kotaku (via Gametrailers), Epic president Mike Capps has announced that they are currently working on a “couple” of next-gen games and one of those titles will be “targeted at PC”. Continue reading “Next Gen Walkthrough With Unreal Engine 4” »
Thank god there’s guys like this to give us yet more of it, based yet again on another rather blood-gushing epic tale — and this time it’s courtesy of Mr.Dominic Omega, a dude I’ve never heard of but who’s so skillfully woven his rhymes with the the epic score of GOT (all dutifully mixed by The Arcitype). Continue reading “Dominic Omega’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Rap Isn’t for N00bz” »
First, the set-up: For Justin Bieber’s new contest, all you have to do is submit a song of yourself covering his new single, ‘Boyfriend’, via Youtube/Vimeo/whatever, and whomever has the most unique vision will appear on NBC’s Justin Bieber special, and get, I dunno, a sh*tload of hits and a meat tray or something.
As Geekosystem has pointed out, there’s a lot of eager teens submitting their videos, and doing the very best they can. Continue reading “This Girl Really Wants to Win That Justin Bieber Contest” »
E3 this year has been described by many as underwhelming, but when Ubisoft Montreal took to the stage with a brand new, never-before-seen IP, that all changed. The team responsible for the ever popular Assassin’s Creed franchise showed us its new project called Watch Dogs (gameplay footage below).
Watch Dogs is a story about a hacker that uses his abilities to tap into the computer systems around him and get the advantage against his enemies.
You play as protagonist Aiden Pierce, who is equipped at all times with a PDA Continue reading “Watch Dogs, E3′s Most Anticipated Game of The Year” »
Older 2D RPGs have found a new home on our mobile devices with many of the major developers and publishers, like Konami, re-releasing older titles.
One the biggest in the RPG world, Square Enix, is bringing yet another of its games to mobile platforms that was previously not available in English. Through an announcement at this year’s E3, Final Fantasy Dimensions was finally confirmed for iOS and Android.
We reported to you previously when Square Enix hinted Continue reading “Final Fantasy Finally Coming To iOS And Android” »
For those of you who grew up watching Mister Fred Rogers talk to us as kids, it’s stuff like this that sends us back to when we were five; when the idea of train sets and puppets were the most amazing things on the face of the planet (at least when it was socially aceptable to look at them as such).
At the very root of it, “Garden of Your Mind” provides a three minute re-mix that not only hammers this home, but provides a nice track that allows the five year old in us to wake up again, if not only to retreat back to our own gardens, now cultivated by twenty odd years of schooling, bosses, road rage, and other songs that make this track seem Continue reading “Mister Rogers Gets Remixed In Inspiring Digital Track” »
His latest, “Diablo III Rap,” is no exception, even if it all seems like he’s basically just reading Continue reading “Straight From the 9th Nerdcore Circle of Hell: Dan Bull” »
From the people who brought you Finding Nemo, The Lion King and who can forget, John Carter comes “Wreck It Ralph” a new animatated comedy from Disney.
Why the hell are we covering a new disney movie, you ask? Well only because the film looks excellent and it’s one in a line of, well, zero other films that discuss the perils of being a video game bad guy (in cartoon form at least).
John C. Reilly lends his voice to the character of Ralph, who apparently, like Zangchief and red Pacman, have grown tired of wrecking things for the video game Continue reading ““Wreck It Ralph” Asks, What If Bad Video Game Characters Became Good Guys?” »
Some new details on Skyrim’s Dawngaurd expansion DLC have surfaced out of E3 including a new class, a new shout and the introduction to a whole new dynamic set of characters in the world. Dawnguard will introduce vampires to the world of Skyrim in this very first DLC release for the massive RPG.
Not only will the blood sucking vampires be introduced as new enemies and so on, they will also be a playable class. The Vampire Lords will come with their own skill trees, weapons, abilities as well as the choice to enter the Oblivion realm at will according to Gametrailers. Continue reading “Skyrim Gets A New Class And A New Shout In Dawngaurd” »
For those of you who’d done your best to forget the trials and tribulations of high school required reading (and who hasn’t), it’s still worth noting that legendary sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday peacefully at the ripe old age of 91.
Regardless of how much you hated/loved/skimmed through Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles, these works had a huge impact on pop culture, influencing authors like Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, Carl Sagan, Harlan Ellison, and others — Continue reading “So Long to Ray Bradbury, One of the Most Influential Geeks of Our Time” »
“The Silent City” is a new indie online series that’s sure to grab the attention of more than a few this summer. So far it’s already raised 12 grand on kickstarter, beating its original goal of $10,000, and is set to release five episodes sometime between now and when the leaves turn colors this fall.
According to it’s director, Rubidium Wu, “The Silent City” was: Continue reading “The Silent City Set To Make Its Online Debut” »
Many have expressed their discontent with the lack of surprising new media to come out of E3, most specifically, new games. Although some of us are a little disappointed in Square Enix not showing anything from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the Japanese developer came out last second with a brand new tech demo called Agni’s Philosophy (seen below).
The tech demo, in many ways, is quite a direct departure from what we are normally used to with FF trailers. The intense cinematics and breathtaking visuals are there, but almost everything else is telling us that Final Fantasy is changing. Continue reading “Next-Gen Final Fantasy Tech Demo Boasts Incredible Visuals [Video]” »
“You’ve gotta be frakking kidding me.”
We don’t know this man’s name, so we’ll call him “Boss”, but all you need to know is that a Leopard walked it’s way into a small oil community in Northeast India, injuring 13 people. Forrest authorities fired a couple of tranqs into the Leopard, but to no avail, as it went on to injure eight more people. Continue reading “Man Wrestles Wild Leopard…Wins” »
The real reasons remained unclear: the director insisted he wanted to sort of return to the indie side of things (like American Graffiti, I guess?). Not much has been heard since, and some thought there still might be a chance: he was after all, still supposedly working on Star Wars: Underworld, a new TV series/pilot/movie of some sort.
With E3 news flooding the Internet, much of the talk has centered around Nintendo and whether or not it can emerge from the impending abyss it seems hurled toward.
Basically meaning, how’d that Wii U thing turn out?
While performance specs aren’t exactly concrete, there’s been a lot of buzz, courtesy of Kotaku: the white Wii U controller, the fact that, yes, there will be a Super Mario Bros U Wii (available on both remote and gamepad).
Speaking of which, here’s the trailer. And stay tuned for Shigeru Miyamoto getting REALLY EXCITED about Continue reading “E3: Nintendo Shows Off New Sh*t; Mario Creator Goes Insane” »
GTTV today gives us an exclusive look at the brand new Lucasarts Star Wars game, which is certainly taking on a much more dark and mature feel to previous Star Wars experiences. Star Wars 1313 will take place in a “bleak underworld” filled with bounty hunters and will be set on Coruscant on “Level 1313.”
The games director, Dominic Robilliard, sat down with Gametrailers TV personality Geoff Keighley to discuss the direction of the new title (below). Robilliard said that the game will be taking place on Coruscant, officially quashing the rumor that Boba Fett would be the game’s protagonist.
In the gameplay video below we see an almost Continue reading “Star Wars 1313 Exclusive New Gameplay Footage” »
Yet whether with Legos, bad costumes, and cardboard props, the cheap and Ed Wood-ian can often turn into something better than the actual thing.
Thank god that someone had the genius then to animate the entire Prometheus trailer with nothing but hand-drawn cutouts — Continue reading “‘Prometheus’ Cut-Out Animation Trailer is Insane (And So Are Its Creators, Maybe)” »
Its been a couple years since Russian baritone Eduard Khil provided several possibly-under-the-influence web surfers with seconds of entertainment in “I Am So Happy to Be Back Home (Trololo)” a song that took 4 + decades to go hard-core viral.
Unfortunately, Mr. Khil passed away yesterday at the relatively young age of 77 years.
It was always kinda strange to figure out what made ‘Trololo’, based on Continue reading “Eduard ‘Trololo’ Khil, Russian Viral Video Star, Dies” »