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Gwar Sends Off Oderus Urungus With a Viking Funeral

Gwar frontman Dave Brockie and his alter ego Oderus Urungus were sent off in a blaze of glory as his fans and bandmates paid their respects with a …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

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Cat Power and Eddie Vedder Play “Tonight You Belong to Me” Live in Portugal

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam recently played a solo set at the Portugal festival Super Bock Super Rock. As Consequence of Sound reports, Vedder brought out Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to sing their cover of "Tonight You Belong to Me", the pop classic written by Billy Rose and Lee David. Marshall and …

See Johnny Depp Play a Bluesy Guitar Solo With Aerosmith

Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith for the group’s final encore of the night in Boston for a cover of the blues song “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” The actor, who …

Police: Prostitute killed tech exec with heroin

A woman whom police describe as a high-end prostitute is under arrest after they say she injected a Silicon Valley tech executive with heroin and then casually left as he lay dying.<p>Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, had an "ongoing prostitution relationship" with Alix Catherine Tichleman, 26, when he was …

Google heroin prostitute second murder? Georgia police suspicious.

The <i>Slatest</i> has moved! You can find new stories here.<p>Slate<p>The Slatest<p>Your News Companion<p>July 11 2014 9:48 AM<p>Prostitute Accused in Google Heroin Murder …

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Ubisoft Says Its Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry Movies Won't Be Terrible

Video game movies, despite often making a lot of money, do not have a great track record from a critical standpoint. One video game company that is pushing hard in the movie space is Ubisoft, which is currently making a total of six movies based on its popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, …

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Microsoft Hiring “Super Creator” To Develop The Next Xbox Hardware; Aims to Improve Game Dev Tools (UPDATED)

Microsoft just launched the Xbox One a few months ago, but the company is already looking at the future, as revealed by a new career opportunity ad …

How to Optimize Your PC for Gaming

Gaming PCs are complex beasts that occasionally need to be tamed into submission before they're capable of performing their greatest feats. With a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your hardware and see better in-game performance as a result, and you don't have to be a tech enthusiast …

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Xbox isn't going anywhere, Microsoft CEO says

Microsoft is "fortunate" to have the Xbox division, CEO Satya Nadella wrote today in an email to employees reaffirming the company's commitment to the gaming brand.<p>According to Nadella, Xbox represents the company's investment in "single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and …

Watch Dogs' 8M copies sold pushes Ubisoft to record Q1

When you sell 8 million copies of a new game, you’re probably gonna smash a few records.<p>Publisher Ubisoft generated $490 million in sales during its fiscal first quarter. That’s up 374 percent from $103 million during the same period last year. In its financial report for its Q1 of fiscal 2015, the …

Here’s a 72-minute trailer for a 720-hour movie, “Ambiancé”

It’ll be 480 minutes longer than the world’s longest film<p>Prachi Gupta<p>July 9, 2014 7:58pm (UTC)<p>You may not have heard of Swedish filmmaker Anders Weberg, but you probably will by the time he ends his career, six years from now, upon the release of a presumably record-breaking 720-hour long film, …

Star Wars: Episode 7 to feature scenes shot on Imax cameras

JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII will feature scenes shot on Imax cameras, Disney has confirmed<p>The news was announced on Twitter by Abrams' production company, @bad_robot, where a photograph of an Imax camera was posted against a desert background. The shot is likely to have been taken in Abu …

From the Vault: 'A Scanner Darkly' by Philip K. Dick

If you're looking for a good dystopian flick that toys with perception, look no further than "A Scanner Darkly," based on Philip K. Dick's book of …

Brad Pitt visited Wimpy – he must have excellent taste

"You like Wimpy? Is that still going?"<p>I've heard the question so many times, my answer is automatic: yes, there are plenty of Wimpy restaurants still available across the UK, but after their more glamorous locations were converted into Burger Kings in the early nineties they're mainly found in …

First look at Unbroken, the epic WW2 drama directed by Angelina Jolie

The first trailer for Unbroken, Angelina Jolie's first film in the director's chair, has been published online.<p>Adapted from Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, the film explores the real-life story of Louis Zamperini, a US Olympic track star …

Think you know who Hercules was? Well, think again

Brett Ratner's Hercules has everything you would want from a film about a dung-shovelling demigod. It has a leading man (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) who has spent a lot of time in the gym. It has loincloths. There's also a big lion and an even bigger boar, and both Cerberus and the Hydra are present …

‘Iron Man’ And 9 Other Iconic Film Roles Nearly Played By Tom Cruise

Next to Jack Nicholson, I don’t think anyone embodies the role of movie star more than Tom Cruise. (Only difference being Nicholson brings a certain arrogance of cool and Tom has more of an industry robot vibe.) Throughout much of the 80s, all of the 90s, and well into the 00s, Tom Cruise could …

Watch André Benjamin in the first trailer for Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side

The long-awaited biopic of Jimi Hendrix, directed by 12 Years a Slave scriptwriter John Ridley, is finally nearing cinemas, and to draw attention to this fact, a trailer for the film has popped up on the internet.<p>Somewhat scuppered by the fact that the Hendrix estate wouldn't let the great man's …

Airbus looking to introduce cockpits without windows

Up until a few years ago, the suggestion of building a passenger jet with a windowless cockpit would no doubt have had many passengers checking the …

'Watch Dogs' Becomes Ubisoft's Fastest Selling Game Despite Xbox Issues

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the first day of its release, <i>Watch Dogs</i> sold more copies than any other Ubisoft game ever. It …

Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground band booed, doused in beer in U.K.

Actor-musician Macaulay Culkin was hoping to bring a few slices of humor and pizza in his comedy cover band the Pizza Underground's performance at the Dot to Dot Festival over the weekend in Nottingham, England.<p>But the audience apparently didn't get the joke and pelted him and his bandmates off the …

Why 'Watch Dogs' Is Bad News For AMD Users -- And Potentially The Entire PC Gaming Ecosystem

<i>Update 1: I’ve posted benchmarks for Watch Dogs across a wide range of AMD and Nvidia hardware.</i><p><i>Update 2: I’ve published an in-depth response from Nvidia here.</i><p><i>Original Article Follows:</i><p>When it comes to PC games, there’s a not-so-subtle war being waged between AMD and Nvidia for the continued loyalty …

'Watch Dogs' review: bringing a smartphone to a gunfight

"We are the modern magicians," one hacker quips during the opening sequence of <i>Watch Dogs</i>. But there’s little magic here.<p>Set in a fictional version of modern-day Chicago, one overrun by technology and crime, the game puts you in the role of hacker and self-styled vigilante Aiden Pearce. After losing …

Report: Microsoft combining online storage, music streaming services

Microsoft is apparently working to combine its cloud storage platform, OneDrive, with its music app, Xbox Music, to create a OneDrive Music folder, according to references discovered by LiveSino.<p>LiveSino is a website that focuses on Microsoft's technology. According to the site's report, the …

Pearl Jam Plot Fall U.S. Tour

Pearl Jam have announced a 12-city October U.S. tour, following a summer trek to Europe, that includes their appearance at Austin City Limits Music …

Led Zeppelin accused of stealing Stairway to Heaven opening

Led Zeppelin may soon be headed to court over the claim that Stairway to Heaven was stolen, in part, from another band. A lawyer is preparing an injunction against the upcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin IV, arguing that one of the group's most famous guitar lines was nicked from the headlining act at …

What are the best – and worst – Beatles cover versions?

Last night, Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips performed a cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds at the Billboard Music Awards, ahead of the release of their full cover album of the Beatles' St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.<p>The twerking one isn't the first to try her hand at covering the mop top …

Pete Townshend Talks Mods, Recording, and Smashing Guitars

The Who are the best known and most brilliant expression of the most influential “youth movement” ever to take Great Britain, the Mods. Their career …