Dungeon Defenders Eternity Review
Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the latest release from Trendy Entertainment, a unique mix of action and tower defense gameplay. Ultimately, it’s a more definitive version of the original Dungeon Defenders release. As with the original, it’s true visual discoball of a game. Colors are absolutely everywhere. It’s bright.
On Gender and Cosplay
We’ve all heard the stereotype: cosplayers are just fake nerd girls who dress up for male attention. We’ve all seen women endure slut-shaming and name-calling because they had the audacity to dress up as a character they like from a favorite game or comic. The nerd community is notorious for its issues regarding gender and exclusivity, but cosplaying in particular seems to be the cause of a great deal of controversy among gamers and comic fans. Full Article
Let's Get Graphic: Fanpup's Favorite Banned Books
Banned Books Week is giving ‘graphic’ a whole new meaning, choosing to focus on graphic novels/comics for its annual awareness campaign this year. The focus of graphic novels and comics this year is awesome for all those literary nerds out there. The way that graphic novels are being written and consumed is changing; it’s no longer “just for kids” or "just for boys." Full Aricle
Palahniuk's Fight Club Sequel
In 1996, Chuck Palahniuk began writing a short story that became the favorite book/movie of every 14 year old boy ever. Both the book and movie had a profound impact on literature and film-making and continue to influence and inspire people from all walks of life. Then, at SDCC 2013, Palahniuk announced he would be writing a Fight Club sequel in partnership with Dark Horse Comics. Full Article
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Personality Chart
One of the greatest strengths of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the strong character writing. The Scooby Gang, the enemies, and of course Buffy herself were all fully developed people with real strengths and flaws. After seven seasons of friendships, heartbreak, and battling off the ever-encroaching apocalypse, it is no surprise people tend to see themselves in the characters. Full Article
5.0 First Impressions: A D&D Preview
I know the 5th edition rules of Dungeons and Dragons have been in open beta for a long time and there’s a chance that for some of you, nothing in the new Players handbook is a surprise. However, for the rest of you who, for one reason or another, didn’t follow 5.0’s development, there are some first impressions of the new game. Full Article
PAX Prime 2014 Demos
Fanpup got to play a lot of amazing games at this year’s PAX Prime. Developers from around the world brought their A-game to show demos and gameplay footage from the most anticipated unreleased games of 2014-2015. Here’s what we thought.
DBZ: Battle of Gods - A Fanpup Review
Remember when this movie came out in the theaters to a huge fanfare of media coverage? No? We don't either, but we promise - it did actually happen! Robert, our resident Dragonball expert gives you the lowdown on how the Z Fighters fare on the big screen.
11 Tali'Zorah Fan Concepts That Are Better Than the Game
I will admit through all the hubbub surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, the thing that made me most angry was the reveal of what Tali’Zorah looks like under her mask. Here are some fan concepts that would have been better than what we got in the game.
From Arryn to Stark: A Game of Houses
We have all tried to answer the eternal question that has plagued mankind since 1996: which Game of Thrones house would you be in? Well, here at Fanpup we tend to take questions like this very seriously, and each of us has gone through an existential crisis to find the true house that suits our personalities. Few of us survived. Below you will find those of us who survived the choice, and are here to tell our stories. Full Article
Contributor Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
I’m sure at least a handful of you went out and saw Guardians of the Galaxy since it opened in theatres on August 1st. Well, so did a handful of us and boy do we have opinions about it! So whether you saw it and want to see what other people thought or are still on the fence about paying movie-theatre prices, we’re here to help. Here are our (widely varied) opinions on Marvel’s latest summer blockbuster. Full Article
All that Dungeons is not Dragons: A Look at Some Other RPG Systems
As an avid fan of tabletop Role Playing Games, I am no stranger to the infamous Dungeons & Dragons. As the first published RPG, D&D has become a household name synonymous with slaying orcs and consuming snack-food with friends for hours on end. Full Article
BioWare, Romance, and Character
In the aftermath of E3, much attention has been paid to the comments made by Ubisoft regarding their lack of female player characters. The internet community is standing up for inclusion and rightly criticizing what should be completely unacceptable behavior. However, another story has been making its rounds much more quietly. BioWare has announced that some romance options in Dragon Age: Inquisition will be restricted based on the player character's gender. Full Article
We <3 Board Games
Here at Fanpup, we love board games. Like... a lot. There is nothing better than gathering a group of friends, maybe some beers (if you're legal!), and playing games for hours on end. We don't want to brag, but some of us even consider ourselves tabletop connoisseurs. Lucky for you, we've decided to share a bit of our vast knowledge so that you can have fun playing some of the board games we love. Full Article
Gotham: What We Learned From the Pilot
We've heard the news on what the show is supposed to showcase. Now, that we've seen the pilot at San Diego Comic-Con, we can give you a good idea of whether or not the show is your preferred brand of Bat-villain origin drama.
For the Love of Cosplay: Jimmy Kimmel and Geek-Shaming
Even with all of the (overwhelmingly positive) news coverage of San Diego Comic-Con this year, Jimmy Kimmel is here to remind us that a) it’s still cool to shame people for liking things you don’t like and b) nerds don’t get laid.
Fanpup Top 10 SDCC 2014 Panels
Take a look at the Top 10 list we compiled of all the panels we’re most excited to go to and let us know if there’s something not on our radar that you’d like us to cover.
The Sorcerer's Throne: Game of Thrones Hogwarts Sorting
The worlds of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones aren’t that different, really. Okay, well maybe they are, but I can’t be the only one who has wondered what it would be like if Daenerys, Sansa, Jon Snow, and the gang attended Hogwarts. No? Just me? Well anyway, I worked out which Hogwarts House I think some of the Game of Thrones characters would belong to. Full Article
Put Out: Cigarette Smoking in Comics
A TV show featuring the DC comics character Constantine will be airing on NBC this fall, and before even one set photo has been glimpsed we now know that onscreen, John Constantine won’t share his counterpart’s habit of chain smoking. NBC reportedly doesn’t want to promote a protagonist
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