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Serial’s 12th episode is a bad end to a fantastic season

Serial’s 12th episode is a bad end to a fantastic season

Dec 19, 2014

Serial ended today. Just in case you’re as aware of the non-popculture side of the Internet like I usually am, Serial is the spin-off podcast of WBEZ’s This American Life. While that would be my cue to tune out, enough people I know and respect were recommending this podcast that I caved into the peer pressure and tried it out. The voice of Sarah Koenig is our...

News | Meet the Warcraft movie cast

News | Meet the Warcraft movie cast

Nov 9, 2014

A partial list of the cast starring in the upcoming Warcraft movie by Legendary has been revealed at Blizzcon 2014. Those expecting the Brad Pitts, Tom Cruses, and Jennifer Lawrences of the acting world to play their favorite orcs and humans may be a little disappointed by the selection, but that’s not to say the film isn’t going to have star power....

Making the case for a new Hulk video game

Making the case for a new Hulk video game

Sep 19, 2014

Why is it that the Incredible Hulk hasn’t received his just due yet? OK, let’s take a step back for a second. Yes, he is finally being depicted by an actor who will apparently stick to the role in Mark Ruffalo, who took over for Eric Bana and Edward Norton. For those who don’t remember, those actors portrayed the...

What qualifies Zoe Quinn’s personal life as gaming news?

What qualifies Zoe Quinn’s personal life as gaming news?

Aug 18, 2014

So as most of us took this unfortunately departed weekend to unwind from the week, one man took his time to carefully lay out his personal experiences in a romantic relationship with the creator of the fantastic Depression Quest, Zoe Quinn. If you haven’t read the story yet, Quinn allegedly cheated on the author with multiple people while sending him into a...

Why BioShock on iOS isn’t the end of the world

Why BioShock on iOS isn’t the end of the world

Aug 9, 2014

When I first heard that BioShock was being ported to iOS, I joined the gaming community in letting out a collective sigh and agreed that a mobile version of one of the most revered console games of all time was not something the world needed. However, since the announcement and after much thought, my outlook has changed. Maybe mobile ports of games with a level...

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...

Cards Against Humanity Can Go Suck A Bigger Blacker Dick

Cards Against Humanity Can Go Suck A Bigger Blacker Dick

Jun 21, 2014

If you’re a human being who interacts with other human beings you’re probably aware of Cards Against Humanity, because lets be honest, people can’t stop talking about the game. That’s for a good reason though; it’s fun. If you’re with the right group of people who aren’t overly sensitive and don’t take themselves...

5 of the Most Iconic Fathers in Video Games

5 of the Most Iconic Fathers in Video Games

Jun 14, 2014

We all have dads. It’s a fact. If your dad didn’t impregnate your mom, you wouldn’t exist. This proves my theory that everyone has a dad. And since it’s Father’s Day – the day where you morn the life you had before you accepted the thought of your parents doing it – what better way to celebrate than by reflecting on...

Why the “Look Up” Viral Video is Nothing Short of Hypocritical

Why the “Look Up” Viral Video is Nothing Short of Hypocritical

May 4, 2014

At this point, you’ve likely watched the “Look Up” video or at least witnessed several of your friends share the viral video across social networks, claiming it’s “so true” and mocking people for not getting out and living in the “real world.” The video itself tells a poetic story of a man who turns off his computer, looks up from his phone and found true love...