The Hobbit: Battle of the 16 Personalities
Professor Tolkien, in his meticulous creation of Middle-Earth, brought to the world iconic characters and archetypes that would be emulated and built-upon forever after. What better way to honor the final cinematic chapter of this high fantasy masterpiece than to apply modern-day personality theory to the characters and find out... Who Would You Be?
What Would the Women of The Walking Dead Do?
The Walking Dead used to have a huge problem in the first few seasons, and it wasn’t the zombies. Poorly written women was a problem that plagued the series, but now as things continue to get worse for Rick and the gang, the women have never looked better.
3 Stages of Watching the new Star Wars Trailer
It’s been over a week since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve been thinking about this trailer SO much it’s almost like you’re in a relationship with it. A passionate, yet tumultuous relationship. So to help you navigate these rocky waters, our relationship experts put together this list of what you might be going through.
Indie Game Revolution
Think back to your childhood: the hums and coin jangles of the arcade, the early weekend morning NES frenzies on the living room floor, and the ever-present dread of a save file accidentally being overwritten. The newest long-term exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum is called ‘Indie Game Revolution’ and focuses on highlighting the journey that video games have gone through to become one of the most pervasive and exciting media in the world today. Full Article
Big Hero 6 Review
Big Hero 6 is based on a very manga-like run of Marvel comics by the same name, so it was inevitable that Disney (post-Marvel acquisition) would start optioning non-superhero comic book characters and I really enjoyed this first Marvel film from Disney that didn’t build into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Amazing Amazons: Wonder Woman Cosplay Roundup
Wonder Woman is among the most beloved comic book characters of all time, so it’s no wonder (get it?) that she’s also an incredibly popular character for cosplayers. She has numerous versions, several different costumes, and has inspired many, many custom iterations. Here are some of our favorites. Full Article
Mockingjay - Part 1 (quick) Review
Franchise trilogies in dystopian worlds are a dime a dozen these days, but everyone seems to come back toThe Hunger Games as the one that arguably started this movement in young adult literature, so one would hope that the first half of the last book would live up to the expectations
SpeakEasy: A Bold Pub Game Review
I recently got the chance to test out SpeakEasy, a new party game currently being crowdfunded via Kickstarter. It’s specifically designed to be played in bars, so the main obstacle was a matter of gathering some friends for a night on the town to test it out. Here are my impressions so far.
Interstellar Group Review
Christopher Nolan’s latest, Interstellar is out and it seems like everyone has an opinion on it, including us. So instead of a traditional review we thought we’d give the floor to a bunch of our contributors and see if some sort of consensus can be had.
7 Nerdy Knockoff Shows You Loved as a Kid
Take a trip down memory lane with Fanpup’s 7 nerdy knockoff cartoons you (probably) loved. You might not recognize them at first glance, but there was no forgetting these theme songs.
Shovelry 101: Shovel Knight Review
Shovel Knight has taken the gaming community by storm recently thanks to it’s nostalgia-inducing gameplay, 8-bit graphics, and characters that’ll live on for ages to come. Steel thy shovels viewers, prepare for an in depth analysis of Shovel Kight - Yacht Club Games’s pride and joy.
Gracepoint: A small town Murder Mystery that pays off in a big way
As Twin Peaks proved back in 1990, there are few venues in popular fiction that have more potential to entice viewers than the small town with big secrets. What appears to be an idyllic, tight-knit community is also home to a number of sordid secrets and macabre mysteries, and to unearth them is to shake the foundation of the town to its core. Full Article
Thinking of Attending San Diego Comic Con 2015? Read this now!
Thinking of going to SDCC this year? Too often I see people deciding to try for tickets, only to realize they are a few months too late in the planning process. Here are the things you should be doing RIGHT NOW to put yourself in a position to go.
Behind the Mask: The Avengers Personality Chart
Generally, with larger-than-life superpowers come larger-than-life personalities. What sets Marvel apart is often the more human aspects of the characters - we relate to The Avengers because behind the masks, the powers, and the grand adventures are real people with real problems.
5 Things We'd Like to See From Mass Effect 4
Happy N7 Day and Keelah se’lai! After the upcoming release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare will be turning more focus toward the fourth installment in the Mass Effect franchise. Not much is known about the game, other than that it is definitely not a continuation of Shepard’s story and that the Mako will be making a long-awaited return; all we can really do is speculate. Full Article
#NailedIt: Getting Gender and Sexuality Right in Comic Books
There has been a lot of news lately about companies doing a poor job representing women, non-binary gendered individuals, and members of the LGBT community in games, movies, and books. And it is a valid case. However, there are many creators displaying a fantastic capability for depicting characters of all genders and sexualities. [NSFW] Full Article
Creating Character: Which D&D Class Would You Be?
Anyone who has played Dungeons and Dragons has had to think a lot about what sort of character to create. You have to decide on your race, your deity, your weapons and armor and, arguably the most important choice, your class. Will you be a fierce druid protecting the wilds or a monk with a body as tuned and practiced as the most complex machine? Full Article
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.
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