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Xbox One at GamesCom 2014: Everything you need to know

Xbox One at GamesCom 2014: Everything you need to know

Aug 18, 2014

Held annually in Germany, GamesCom is a trade fair for video games. The show is a great venue for publishers and developers to show off games that will be making their way to store shelves before Christmas, or games that are slated for release early next year. It is also Europe’s biggest video gaming expo. Here, publishers typically show off larger sections of...

Halo 5 and beyond: Everything you need to know about Halo’s future

Halo 5 and beyond: Everything you need to know about Halo’s future

Aug 18, 2014

As is the case for about a year when most new consoles launch, PS4 and Xbox One are in the midst of a dry spell, especially in terms of exclusives. Sure, the PS4 just saw a visually polished re-release of a masterpiece in The Last of Us, but there aren’t any newly acclaimed titles to speak of. For both consoles, their best days are yet to come. Xbox One users,...

Alien encounters in film

Alien encounters in film

Aug 7, 2014

Learning from Alien Encounters in Film For most of us, our experience with extraterrestrial beings is limited to the films we watch. Whether it’s in the form of a friendly buddy alien like in E.T. or the more dangerous, murder-obsessed stereotype – as is the case with Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise – the appearance and temperament of aliens in film is as varied...

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

Aug 4, 2014

You probably remember hearing the name “Nate Silver” during the 2012 election. A writer and statistician, Silver correctly predicted how 49 of the 50 states would vote in the presidential elections that saw Barack Obama earn a landslide victory. Since then, Silver has been poached by ESPN to work his analytic magic, and he does so for FiveThirtyEight, a polling...

The Only Rule of Fight Club 2 is…Let’s Talk About It!

The Only Rule of Fight Club 2 is…Let’s Talk About It!

Jul 28, 2014

Chances are you’ve either read the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel or seen the 1999 David Fincher film that both bear the name Fight Club. It’s my hope that if you’re still reading these words, you’ll be happy to hear that the story will continue. Earlier this week, Palahniuk announced that he was working on a sequel to the groundbreaking novel that explored reality...

7 Scientific Failures in (Mostly) Good Movies

7 Scientific Failures in (Mostly) Good Movies

Jul 17, 2014

Movies are made for entertainment – it’s as simple as that. But at what point does pushing boundaries for the sake of enjoyment cross the line into unforgivable plot holes? Movies are riddled with mistakes, sometimes defying the laws of science. We tend to overlook these errors in the name of Hollywood, but then again, some of the inaccuracies are just...

5 Hosts to Fix Ubisoft’s Terrible E3 Presentations

5 Hosts to Fix Ubisoft’s Terrible E3 Presentations

Jun 8, 2014

In 2010 when Ubisoft had snark incarnate Joel McHale host, the vitriol surrounding him was so rich and thick, it was downright diabetic. Long ago did Sony and Microsoft realize how little people cared about things like comedians and really just want to see video games. Ubisoft has not had this epiphany quite yet, and instead has devoted a bizarre amount of time...

10 Songs That Transcend Video Game Music

10 Songs That Transcend Video Game Music

Jun 1, 2014

Without great music to accompany them, great games would fall flat. In recent years, video games have been given the same treatment as movies and television shows when it comes to their soundtracks. This resulted in some of the most incredible pieces of music I have ever heard. Below is a list of 10 amazing pieces from the world of video games. This list is not...

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Announced

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Announced

May 7, 2014

It’s the remake that Pokemon fans have been dreaming of since Heart Gold and Soul Silver were released in 2010! Announced today by Nintendo and The Pokemon Company, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will be released worldwide this November on the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. According to the press release from Nintendo, “Pokemon Omega Ruby and...

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Review

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Review

Apr 8, 2014

The first installment of Burial at Sea was a good, albeit brief, reintroduction to the world of Rapture. With the promise of a much longer play time, in addition to getting to play as Elizabeth, the final piece of BioShock Infinite’s DLC made me very excited. Opening directly after the end of Burial at Sea: Episode 1, Episode 2 reintroduces us to a few...