Matthew Phariss

876 Flips | 3 Magazines | 20 Likes | 6 Following | 4 Followers | @ACGgaming | The King of Randomness himself. Matt believes in Unicorns, Bananas, and Yodeling Beaver-men.

1977 Wants its News Back: Atari is Making a New Console

The internet (or at least, the part of the internet that wasn't permanently glued to E3) was somewhat bamboozled last week when a mysterious new …

Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction review – almost all non-human life is here

The most brilliant definition of science fiction I know comes courtesy of the writer Brian Aldiss, who once described it as “hubris clobbered by nemesis”. At Into the Unknown, the Barbican’s ambitious new exploration of sci-fi’s vast realm, there is certainly hubris: the claims made for it – …

Science Fiction

Now is the time to revisit Wall-E, perhaps the finest environmental film of the past decade

A warning about unbridled consumption wrapped up in a children’s tale, Pixar’s film wasn’t intended as a political statement. But it’s powerful all the same.<p><i>Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What</i> …

Why Your Cinematic Universe Is Doomed To Fail

If there’s one thing we know about Hollywood, it’s that no good idea goes unpunished. When a film becomes a hit, you’ll see copycats and rip-offs on …

‘Wonder Woman’ Finally Explains Why Diana Wanted That Photo So Badly

Warning: Spoilers for <i>Wonder Woman</i> inside!<p>In 2016, the world was introduced to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>. While the boys were busy fighting each other until they realized their mom has the same first name, Diana Prince was on an entirely different mission: …

Justice League

Goodbye Fidget Spinner, Hello Tiny Arcade!

Why are these ridiculous fidget spinners such a craze?! Enough with it! If you want to keep your fingers busy and yourself entertained, ditch that …

Fidget Spinner

The Nintendo Switch game we’ve been dying for was finally just released

Look… Breath of the Wild is an amazing game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers unlimited fun. But it we’re being honest, there’s only so long that two hot …

Retrogaming

The First Proper Arcade Stick For The Nintendo Switch Gets Released This July

The timing could not be better, as Hori has finally revealed when it will be releasing its arcade stick for the Nintendo Switch.<p>The stick itself will be part of the Real Arcade Pro.V Hayabusa line made by Hori and these sticks are very impressive indeed.<p>Mainly because they use all manner of parts …

Retrogaming

Golf Story could be the RPG-style golf game we've been waiting for

As an easy-on-the-eyes golf game for Nintendo Switch, <i>Golf Story</i> looks promising.<p>But there's more to it than that, and I think that's how it'll be …

The Unending Appeal of Minecraft

The first half of 2017 was crammed with exceptional games. That high tide ebbed in May, and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks going back and …

Free Halo Fan-Made Game For PC Has An Awesome Cinematic Trailer

Although there's not been a mainline Halo game on PC since Halo 2, PC players still have something Halo-related to look forward to. Installation 01 is a fan-made tribute to the Halo series, and the developers just released a cool new cinematic trailer.<p>The video is essentially a tribute to Halo …

This Museum Lets You Play 23 Classic Video Games from the 80s

An interactive exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image recreates the once grand youth entertainment complex.<p>At the height of the video arcade boom in the 80s, more than 10,000 individual arcade centers could be found in the US. These hubs of youth entertainment and favorite funnel for preteen pocket …

New Blizzard Mobile Game Seems to Be a Warcraft Spin-Off

Job listing points to "passion for creating imagery synonymous with the Warcraft IP."<p>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft might not be the only game in …

Mobile Devices

There’s already an Arms fan game — and its creator wants Nintendo to see it

That was fast<p><i>Arms</i> isn’t out until June 16, but it’s already got an active fandom. If you need proof, here it is: Someone’s already gone ahead and made a 2D remake of it, called <i>Arms2d</i>.<p>“While Nintendo's game is a complex over-the-shoulder fighting game, my simple fan project is a free-for-all Super …

"Kill Or Be Killed" Game The Culling Coming To Xbox One Preview

If you're an Xbox One player in the mood for a 'last man standing' style fight to the death, you won't have to wait long. The Culling is coming to Xbox One's early access-esque Game Preview program. You can check out the new trailer above.<p>Developer Xaviant says the game captures "the spirit of the …

Insanely Stylish Metroidvania 'Unformed' Hitting PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Inspired By Lovecraft, Chinese Folklore, and Gameplay Inspired by Dark Souls<p>As far as concepts go, <i>Unformed</i> is the ideal love child. Set in a dark …

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the second-best Pirates movie. It’s also exhausting.

Get ready for another bloated sea monster carcass of a movie!<p>I find the best way to spot a mediocre film is to gauge just how much of its running time I spend thinking about what I’m going to order for dinner afterward. So let me tell you about the poutine order I placed after seeing <i>Pirates of the</i> …

It's Up To 'The Last Jedi' To Take 'Star Wars' Into The Future

<i>Vanity Fair</i> celebrated the 40th anniversary of <i>Star Wars</i> by publishing cast images courtesy of Annie Leibovitz along with a lengthy preview article about Rian Johnsson’s upcoming <i>Star Wars</i> episode. Due on Dec. 15, 2017, <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> will help answer whether or not the Walt Disney <i>Star Wars</i> …

The Next X-Men Spinoff Will Be a Horror Movie

And it sounds cool as hell.<p>In a bit of a swerve that no one was really expecting, <i>The New Mutants</i>—the next X-Men movie, expected to premiere in April of next year—isn't going to be a typical action blockbuster. Instead, it's going to be a horror film.<p>The news comes from <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, who …

Rosario Dawson in Talks for X-Men Spinoff ‘New Mutants’ – Variety

Rosario Dawson is in talks to join the X-Men spinoff “New Mutants” for Fox and Marvel as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.<p>“New Mutants” is in pre-production and has …

Hollywood

VRC’s Raising a Rukus Coming to Gear VR, Written by Nicole Perlman – Variety

“Raising a Rukus,” the animated kids series from Los Angeles-based Virtual Reality Company (VRC), launched on the Samsung Gear VR headset Thursday — …

Virtual Reality

'Super Smash Bros.' Switch: Link from 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' could be a new character

The <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> <i>4</i> release date for the Nintendo Switch remains a mystery. Nintendo won't say anything beyond light hints and there's no sign of</i> …

Overwatch had one of the best first years ever

One of the most important games to come out in years is celebrating its first anniversary.<p>Overwatch came out on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In one year, Blizzard’s team-based shooter has attracted more than 30 million players. And it’s a paid game, not free-to-play. All of …

Spider-Man PS4 game inspired by HOMECOMING, hints at Playstation VR support

MARVELSpider-Man PS4 suit is inspired by Homecoming<p>The Spider-Man PS4 game, which is set to be revealed at E3 on June 13, will feature elements not …

Genius Inventor Turns Microwave Oven into Video Game Console

Colin Furze supercharges a dreary cooking appliance into the amazing "PLAY-O-WAVE."<p>Bored chefs everywhere, rejoice! Brilliant British inventor Colin Furze has created his very own BMO, the perfect invention for killing time in the kitchen. Part microwave, part game console, the PLAY-O-WAVE lets you …

Xbox Pass starts free today for Xbox Live Gold members

Microsoft’s subscription service for Xbox One starts next Thursday, but Gold members can get a free 14-day trail right now.<p>In what could end up being …

Mad Max

Pokémon Go cheaters are apparently getting stuck with crappy monsters

<i>Pokémon Go</i> developer Niantic has repeatedly made it clear that the company disapproves of players who use unofficial third-party software to boost their experience. Now Niantic has allegedly come up with a unique form of punishment. Rather than being able to detect and catch the fame’s full roster …

Father Surprises Son With A Nintendo Switch In An Excellent Way

Twitter user Mohikan noticed that his son made a cardboard Nintendo Switch. “Probably because he wants us to buy it,” Mohikan added. After doing …

First look at rumored Mario and Rabbids crossover RPG art leaks

There are ... no words<p>The first image for <i>Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle</i>, a strange Nintendo Switch game that’s been the subject of repeated rumors throughout the year, has appeared online. Comicbook’s gaming vertical WWG posted a piece of full key art, following a cropped image from the game …