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Update: The shoes are real. Nike will be auctioning off 1,500 of them on Ebay starting tonight. Word on the streets is that this is the entire run of the shoes. All proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the search for a cure to Parkinson's disease. I'm going to throw in as much cash as I can for a pair. Wish me luck!
Frank Marshall, the producer of the amazing Back to the Future films, tweeted "Something big is coming soon. Can't say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF." He followed his tweet up with a YouTube video that clearly shows Nike is making a line of shoes inspired by the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wore in 2015. As you can see, they have flashing lights, a neon glow, and what would appear to be self-lacing technology.
Looks like we'll be sporting our 2015 look a few years early.
The year is still young, and I'm sure many of my top picks from it will release between now and the end of November. From Portal 2 to Dead Space 2, 2011 has already brought a handful of amazing games, and one of them is a game that I followed closely over the course of the last two years, but thought would be a flop, not the must-play experience I can't seem to get enough of. That game is Dead Island.
I've put over 20 hours into this game, and I'm loving what I've seen thus far. Read on to find out why.
Randy Pitchford recently showed us his office (which is okay), and although Ben Hanson refused to shoot video of my office, I figured I would do the same thing. Most people cannot fully comprehend the levels of awesome that are contained within my office's four walls. I usually have to tell people "Don't touch that!" and "Please stop bringing your family by to look at my office."
My office is awesome! Take a tour with me and I'll show you why.
On most Wednesdays my comic book store is as as quiet as a library. If more than five people are browsing the comic racks at any given time, it usually means that a large family was dragged in by a son or daughter.
The atmosphere was completely different today. The sound of excited chatter danced from the new release shelves all the way over to the darkened corners where back issues of Valiant and Malibu comics dwell. I didn't get an exact headcount, but I'd say 30 people were in the store. I haven't seen this many people buying comics at once since Superman died. Everyone was here to read and discuss this week's biggest release, DC Comics' Justice League #1. If you haven't been following your comic book news as of late (for shame!), this comic is the first issue in DC's relaunched universe. The relaunch wipes away decades worth of character histories and renumbers all books to number one.
Before I dig my fangs into all six of the Star Wars movies, I should let you know that I am still a gigantic fan of this science fiction universe. Just yesterday I purchased a new action figure of Dengar, I frequently wear T-shirts with AT-ATs on them, I hum the Imperial March more than my coworkers would like to hear, and I plan on attending a midnight event for the upcoming Blu-Ray releases. Granted, after watching the prequel movies, my affection may fall more into the camp of someone suffering from Stockholm syndrome, or someone who had half of his brain removed (the side with the prequel memories), but I still feel a strong connection to this universe. I dedicated most of my childhood playtime to Star Wars, and one of my greatest memories to this day is recreating the Battle of Hoth outside with a dozen-plus neighborhood friends the morning after a massive snowstorm.
I don't like spending money on clothing for my virtual gaming identity. The idea seems silly to me, especially since this character is usually only seen on Xbox's dashboard.
For the life of me, I cannot remember the last time I had a weekend
play out the way I wanted it to. Work usually bleeds over onto at least
one of the weekend days, and the house usually needs cleaning or repair.
And before you ask about friends and family, I devote far too much time
both of them (both are overrated, in my opinion). I'm not complaining,
mind you. I just wish I had one Saturday to myself.
The first shot from Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel film (above) shows a traditional looking Superman costume. I didn't blink an eye at it. If anything, I thought actor Henry Cavill (The Tudors) looked like a great choice for the role. Hardcore Superman fans, on the other hand, wondered why his crotch was blanketed in thick shadow. This seriously became a major talking point in comic book forums.
I'm guessing Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's phone lines are lighting up with calls from PETA right now. A zoo keeper, who apparently is a bitter Star Trek fan, loaded up an R2 unit with treats and inserted it into the grizzly bear habitat. To no surprise whatsoever, one of the grizzlies, named Emmett, savaged the hapless droid. It appears our zoos are now using noble animals to get YouTube hits. Maybe they'll dress up tigers like Thundercats next! We can only dream...
With LucasFilm's blessing, artist Matt Busch has created a world map that shows the locations of all of the archeological artifacts Dr. Jones was in hot pursuit of in his four motion pictures, and various novels, shows, and video games.
My wife Kelly and I have an agreement: Saturday is game day. She games. I game. Everyone that ventures into my house on this hallowed day is expected to pick up a controller (or at least flail arms and legs on Kinect). Most Saturdays I scan my library for titles I haven't finished yet. Hot new games usually get the red carpet treatment. Role-playing games from generations gone by also stand out. I don't often go back to revisit games I've already completed. That changed last Saturday. I was feeling nostalgic, but didn't want to go through the bother of digging through boxes to find my NES or Genesis components. Instead, I decided to replay a modern game. The debate of which game to play weighed heavily on my mind. I started mentally organizing the games I enjoyed most from this generation. Before long, my living room floor was covered in game boxes. My wife commented that I was having a Beautiful Mind-like moment. My madness resulted in the creation of this list.
Executive editor Andrew Reiner looks back at his favorite titles. Do you agree with his list?
If I tallied the amount of time I spent on the road covering video game events over the last 18 years, I'm willing to bet two full years of my life are dedicated to the cause. I've been to every Electronic Entertainment Expo since the show's inception, and have attended dozens of small, hole in the wall events across the globe. Somehow, in all of this time, I have not attended one QuakeCon, a show dating back to 1996.
This year, I went to the show to work. Next year, I'll be attending as a gamer