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This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous - Technabob

Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> and <i>Mega Man.</i> So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and …

Adidas, Make These Zelda Sneakers

As part of his application process for a design internship with Adidas, student Paxton Porter—a lover of both sneakers and <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>—came up …

Shoes

Film Student Let Thief Steal His Phone, Tracked Him to Create This Short Film

We’ve seen our fair share of strange, voyeuristic, and sometimes ethically questionable photo and video projects, but this one tops the list. After …

Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville give India back its freedom in first trailer for historical drama Viceroy's House

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Viceroy's House, a rousing historical drama set in the final months of British rule in India.<p>Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan, Viceroy's House casts Hugh Bonneville and …

India

Nintendo Switch Exclusive Video Game Looks Absolutely Beautiful

Today, developer AnyArts Productions released the first teaser trailer for its newly announced, Nintendo Switch exclusive, <i>Seasons of Heaven.</i> …

These Assassin's Creed Shoes Are Surprisingly Tasteful

The three options range from $75 to $110<p>Ubisoft has collaborated with the California-based shoe company Supra to release Assassin's Creed-themed …

Assassin's Creed

This New Dragon Ball Manga Reimagines Yamcha As the Ultimate Hero

Though he was a big player in the original Dragon Ball series, <b>Yamcha was pretty useless by the time DBZ rolled around.</b> Say what you want about …

Anime

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Science Fiction

The UK just legalized everything that Snowden warned us about

The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy. The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation "worse than scary." Edward Snowden says it’s simply …

Surveillance

Steph Curry, Lebron James and Kevin Durant are some of Marvel’s illustrations of NBA’s top players as superheroes

Project inspired by the new Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’<p>What would happen if the NBA’s biggest ballers got superpowers? Well, thanks to some …

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern Crossover Covers Show Cornelius in Action

We got super psyched when we heard that the Green Lantern Corps was heading to the Planet of the Apes for its latest crossover comic series. Now, …

Marvel Reveals All 50+ U.S.Avengers State Variant Covers

<i>UPDATE: An earlier version of this story credited the cover art to Ivan Reis, not Rod Reis. The text below has been updated with proper credit.</i><p>To …

Government plans to block porn sites that are accessible to children

The Government is launching a new crackdown on the porn industry with plans to block sites that fail to verify their users are adults.<p>The proposal …

Privacy

The Simpsons: University of Glasgow launches course on philosophy of Homer Simpson

Over the last few years, many articles have been written about how <i>The Simpsons</i> predicted the future on multiple occasions, including the recent …

The Simpsons

Meet PoisonTap, the $5 tool that ransacks password-protected computers | Ars Technica

The perils of leaving computers unattended is about to get worse.<p>The perils of leaving computers unattended just got worse, thanks to a newly …

A history of Chinese science fiction, from 475 BC to Cixin Liu

At the 2016 Hugos, a Chinese book in translation made history by winning for Best Novel: Cixin Liu's "Three Body Problem".<p>This sparked an interest in …

China

Ghost in the Shell teaser reveals first look at Scarlett Johansson in action

Paramount is playing the long game with its promotion of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, preferring to build as much a sense of mystery as possible around the …

Anime

Young Justice Season 3 Officially in Production

When it comes to superheroes, “dead” doesn’t always mean dead — and nowYoung Justice is the latest reminder.<p>As announced Monday afternoon by Warner …

Comic Books

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Quentin Tarantino, 'one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived', is retiring

Quentin Tarantino, king of stylish movie violence and director of cult favourites such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Jackie Brown, has announced that he will retire from filmmaking after directing two more films.<p>"Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, "Match that s---", he told an audience, …

Benedict Cumberbatch swears, does British humour proud on Jimmy Fallon show

Benedict Cumberbatch managed to charm and shock viewers in equal measure with an appearance on US late-night chat show the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night.<p>The Doctor Strange actor took part in a segment called Mad Lib Theatre, in which Fallon asks his guest to think of items such …

Benedict Cumberbatch

Meet the Man Bringing Chinese Science Fiction to the West

Ken Liu is a prolific and award-winning author of stories that span the galaxies of futurism and fantasy. He also happens to interpret one cultural …

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy

<b>The Russian embassy has expressed concern about the security of its diplomats after a protest against Russia's bombing of Syria.</b><p>Protesters blocked the entrance to the London embassy on Thursday with 800 mannequin limbs which they said was in response to the killing of civilians in Syrian city …

Middle East

Donald Mohammed Trump: the satire holding a mirror up to Islamophobia

The presidential candidate discovers he’s Asian in a surreal new film. It’s time we made him face up to reality, says its star, People Just Do Nothing’s Asim Chaudhry<p>Donald Trump and Chabuddy G from the TV show People Just Do Nothing have a lot in common. Both of their heads have been colonised by …

Muslim Ban

Asian firearms officer wins £457,000 payout for years of racist abuse

Nadeem Saddique, who guarded Tony Blair and royal family, to be compensated by Cleveland police after long-running battle<p>A firearms officer who guarded Tony Blair and members of the royal family has won a £457,000 payout after he was called “just a Paki” during years of racist abuse by fellow …

Sociology

How video games unwittingly train the brain to justify killing

Let’s play a game. One of the quotes below belongs to a trained soldier speaking of killing the enemy, while the other to a convicted felon …

Special Forces

Kojima draws comparisons between his game design theories and Westworld

The designer is a fan of the show<p><i>Westworld</i> has a pretty close connection to video games, with developers like <i>BioShock</i>’s Ken Levine helping showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy figure out how to implement a gaming style of thinking into the show. Levine isn’t the only developer that’s explored</i> …

Red Dead Redemption

‘Sherlock’ Honest Trailer Pokes Fun at The Popular BBC Series — Watch

Screen Junkies takes on Benedict Cumberbatch and his portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective character.<p>The fourth season of the …

Pork pies and stilton under Brexit threat, says Nick Clegg

Lib Dem spokesman warns EU businesses could make imitations of regionally designated foodstuffs such as Melton Mowbray pork pies and stilton<p>Melton Mowbray pork pies, stilton cheese and British-made chocolate such as Cadbury’s could be under threat from Brexit, the former deputy prime minister Nick …

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