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  • Blog Post: This Robotic Wheatley Puppet Is Equal Parts Lovable And Impressive

    Many folk's reactions to Portal 2's adorably incompetent Wheatley was either "Aww" or "I want one". Prop-maker Genevieve Bee sits in the latter camp, but decided to use her considerable skills to construct her own. While not the first Wheatley replica someone has made, this... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Fan Illustrates Comic Depicting Cayde-6's Backstory

    Cayde-6, the charmingly robotic Exo and Hunter Vanguard of Destiny’s Guardians, is a (mechanical) man of many mysteries, and also voiced by geek legend Nathan Fillion. A new fan-made comic illustrates one of the character’s few anecdotes that flesh out his backstory. Created by professional... More
  • Blog Post: Tense Star Wars: Battlefront Duel Is Almost Too Funny To Believe

    Thousands upon thousands of tense confrontations between the cannon fodder of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance have played out in the days since Star Wars: Battlefront released. The clip below captures only one of them, but boy is it one to remember. Uploaded by Nick Nixon on YouTube, the standoff... More
  • Blog Post: Civil War Comes To The Marvel Universe In First Teaser Trailer

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a path of construction. The company has assembled the greatest superhero arc ever to grace cinema. Next May, it all gets torn to pieces. The next Captain America film riffs on one of the most important storylines in Marvel Comics history: Civil War . It’s... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout 4's Mysterious Stranger Perk Music Now Available As A Ringtone

    For a stranger, gamers have gotten familiar with the enigmatic guardian of the Fallout 4 universe. Now players can carry a little piece of the Mysterious Stranger with these new ringtones based on the infamous in-game perk. The Mysterious Stranger, a perk seen throughout the Fallout franchise, spawns... More
  • Blog Post: 3D-Printed Halo 5: Guardians Spartans Report For Duty

    Halo fans can now immortalize their personal Spartans as 3D-printed figures. 3D printing technology companies Sandboxr and 3D Systems have teamed up with Halo developer 343 Industries and launched a Halo 5: Guardians figure customization service today. Starting at $29.99, players can customize a Spartan... More
  • Blog Post: NES-Inspired Friday The 13th Figure Ships This Week With Musical Packaging

    Collectibles manufacturer NECA is celebrating the 13th figure in their line of retro gaming figures with a wide re-release of its original 8-bit Jason Vorhees figure. Originally a Comic-Con exclusive, NECA’s video game Jason Voorhees action figure comes packaged in a musical box. Before the Kickstarter... More
  • Blog Post: HBO Releases A Not-So-Subtle Teaser For Game Of Thrones' Return

    With or without George R. R. Martin's next Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter , HBO is continuing its TV show adaptation. The next season will largely venture beyond the novels, beginning with the answer to a big question posed at the end of last season. Note that there are spoilers ahead... More
  • Blog Post: Massive Collection Of Historic Infocom Documents Archived Online

    In the scramble to preserve the collective history of video games, every retro advertisement or developer memo is its own treasure. With that in mind, technology archivist Jason Scott posted a massive treasure trove of Infocom company documents onto the Internet Archive today, covering a significant... More
  • Blog Post: Movie Commentary Site Rifftrax Lambasts '80s Cult Classic, The Wizard

    Gamers who grew up in the '80s likely remember The Wizard , the Nintendo-centric film about three kids traveling to California to enter a video game competition, which provided moviegoers with an early glimpse of Super Mario Bros. 3. The film is as bad as Lucas' Power Glove, something commentary... More
  • Blog Post: Head-Bonking Stormtrooper Found In Battlefront Easter Egg

    A newly discovered easter egg in Star Wars Battlefront has stormtroopers shaking their heads in embarrassment, and maybe a little pain. The easter egg pays tribute to one of Star War's most amusing bloopers. Check out the easter egg below, originally discovered and uploaded by GamesRadar. The easter... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out All Of Fallout 4's Awesome Magazine Covers

    If you’ve spent any amount of time exploring The Commonwealth of Fallout 4, chances are you’ve picked up a few magazine covers scattered inside various derelict buildings. Now you no longer need to scour Boston's bombed-out remains to appreciate their gorgeous artwork. DeviantArt user... More
  • Blog Post: Dress Like A Vault Dweller For The Holidays With Fallout Outwear

    Fashion matters, even in a radioactive wasteland. To outfit aspiring survivors, Bethesda has a new line of Fallout outwear just in time for the apocalypse/holiday season. Following an announcement of Pip Boy holiday ornaments , the new clothing line includes: Vault 111 varsity jacket – $60 Vault... More
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Kylo Ren's Lightsaber

    Kylo Ren's lightsaber has been the talk of the Star Wars world from the moment it flashed to life in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens . At first glance, it appears to be designed like a claymore, but recently revealed information from a Star Wars exhibit at California's... More
  • Blog Post: SNL Joins Star Wars Episode VII's Main Cast For Fake Screen Tests

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley and John Boyega appeared on SNL recently, alongside a handful of celebrity guests and impersonators, to show off what the casting process of Episode VII was surely like. To call out exactly who appears would spoil some jokes, but look out for someone who... More
  • Blog Post: Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Really Likes League Of Legends, Calls Out ESPN's Colin Cowherd

    Arguments for eSports' legitimacy are becoming less and less necessary as the sport expands, but just in case, renowned investor (and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! star and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie executive producer) Mark Cuban has one for you. In a recent, brief interview below with ESL... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Toyed With Bunny Protagonists For Splatoon

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at the development history of Splatoon, showcasing some design directions Nintendo ultimately decided not to follow. Alongside the idea of making Mario the star of the game, or plain old squids without transformation abilities, bunny characters were also briefly... More
  • Blog Post: Modder Finds Underwater Harpoon Gun In Fallout 4

    Bethesda Game Studios was apparently considering underwater warfare for Fallout 4. Modder xxdeathknight72xx combed through Fallout 4's weapon files and uncovered a harpoon gun. This incredibly powerful weapon works well on land (as the video from Tyrannicon shows), but the bubbles that accompany... More
  • Blog Post: Your Vote Could Create A Star Wars: Dark Forces Lego Set

    Kyle Katarn's Moldy Crow starship, which originated in the Star Wars: Dark Forces video game, is up for voting at the Lego Ideas website . Lego Ideas gives builders an avenue to display their custom Lego creations, with the hopes of the community liking them enough that Lego considers turning them... More
  • Blog Post: Awkward Video Game Animations Acted Out In Real Life

    It’s safe to say we’ve all seen video games characters fall short when trying to mimic reality. Vine user Danny Gonzalez demonstrates in a recent Vine video just how far many games are from seamlessly recreating even simple everyday tasks like sitting. Many open-world games should come to... More
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