Philippe Smit

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Does This ROGUE ONE Teaser Resurrect A Classic STAR WARS Villain?

Credit: Lucasfilm<p>Darth Vader's cameo in <b>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</b> has been on the books for some time, but is there a surprise cameo from another …

The Full SCI-FI, FANTASY & GENRE Movie Release Schedule

The ever-growing and evolving panoply of sci-fi, fantasy and genre movies.

Animation

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About in March

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland …

Blue on blue

MUCH is at stake in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on June 23rd, from the health of the economy to the future of the United …

Great Britain

Ethan Young to Create Young Adult Original Graphic Novel Series

This fall, <b>Ethan Young</b>, the acclaimed writer and artist of <i>Nanjing: The Burning City</i>, brings his immense talent to a sci-fi epic full of heart, humor, …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Agent Carter Is Sent West In Latest Promo

<b>ABC</b> has released via <b>Facebook</b> a new promo for the second season of <b>Marvel’s Agent Carter</b>. Here we see <b>Hayley Atwell</b> reprising her role as the <b>SSR’s</b> best …

Cross-Platform MMORPG 'Albion Online' Closed Beta Starts Monday, "Classless Combat" Video Released

It’s been a while since we talked about the upcoming cross-platform MMORPG <i>Albion Online</i>, but with the closed beta starting early next week and new …

MMOGs

Dragon Age: Inquisition Getting Epilogue DLC and a Major Patch

As part of PAX Prime this weekend, BioWare announced the final DLC for its acclaimed role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, but it's probably not what you expect. The DLC, called Trespasser, serves as an epilogue to the main game.<p>"It's something we haven't tried before," creative director Mike …

Total War: Warhammer Gameplay Reveal Is Very Impressive

Since the reveal of <i>Total War: Warhammer</i>, I’ve been saying all I want to see is gameplay footage. The idea of <i>Warhammer</i> on this big of a scale was a …

'Agents of SHIELD' Season 3 Confirms Secret Warriors Intro

Marvel’s <i>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i> expanded its comic cred significantly in Season 2 with a fuller focus on Hydra and the <i>Inhumans</i>, while its finale …

Comics

Total War: Warhammer is some super nerdy fantasy that somehow won’t intimidate you

In 2001, during production of Peter Jackson's <i>The Two Towers</i>, the filmmakers ran into a problem.<p>The movie's climax, a massive battle at the mountainside fortress Helm's Deep, involved a cast of thousands of computer generated orc monstrosities. It would have been impractical to hand animate each …

Mass Effect: Andromeda To Sport “Ridiculously Cool” Weather Effects

So, by default of adoring the series, <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> is probably the game I am most looking forward to, even though we don’t know too much …

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Gets First Trailer and Screenshots

Developer Harebrained Schemes has released the first trailer and screenshots for its upcoming role-playing game, Shadowrun: Hong Kong. The studio has also published a Steam page, where you can pre-purchase the game for $20, a 33 percent markdown from the $30 launch price.<p>The images and trailer show …

'Battle Chasers' Returning With New Game and Comic

Almost fifteen years after the comic disappeared from shelves, Joe Madureira's <i>Battle Chasers</i> is set up for a big comeback. Of course, since he's …

Comic Books

Harry Potter, from Snape's point of view, is 14 minutes of pure heartbreak

<b>Updated on January 14, 2016:</b> Alan Rickman has passed away, with Harry Potter's Severus Snape remaining one of the actor's iconic roles. This edit shows just how much heavy lifting it took to create a story we would only really understand once the series was complete.<p>He did this all without knowing …

Harry Potter

KAL's cartoon

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Cartoons

The Tale of Studio Ghibli

STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning feature film “Spirited Away”, has frequently been described as Japan’s answer to Disney. …

Stjepan Sejic Joins Rat Queens

<b>Image Comics/Shadowline</b>‘s high fantasy series <b>Rat Queens</b> written by <b>Kurtis J. Wiebe</b> will welcome a new artist: <b>Stjepan Sejic</b> for issues 9-11.<p>The <b>Rat</b> …

The world reshaped

In 2015 demographers, teachers and politicians will stop talking about the population pyramid and start referring to the population dome. The change …

Geography

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …

From ODY-C To Star Wars – A Nice Line In Forbidden Planet Variants

So Forbidden Planet loves a variant cover. They do, they really love them. Sometimes they do a joint one with other stores, sometimes they just nick …

The Infinite Loop Gets Its First English Printing at IDW

<b>IDW Publishing</b> has announced they will be bringing to print <b>The Infinite Loop</b>, the wildly successful Kickstarter-run project, as a 6-issue miniseries …

Raven Gregory is Back with Widow's Web

<b>Raven Gregory</b> and <b>Autumn Ivy</b>‘s long awaited new creator owned series, <b>Widow’s Web</b>, will be debuting next month at <b>Phoenix Fanfest</b> Dec 12-14. Gregory, …

Harebrained Schemes wants to add video game elements to your paper-and-pen RPGs

Harebrained Schemes is looking to further mix the worlds of tabletop and video gaming.<p>The developer of the Shadowrun Returns role-playing (video) game and the upcoming Golem Arcana physical-miniatures-meets-digital strategy game is prototyping some interesting new software. Traditionally, …

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Divinity: Original Sin review: next to godliness

<i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> is a testament to what an experienced developer can do when freed from the demands of a publisher and left to create precisely the game it wants.<p>Belgian developer Larian Studios has been building on its Divinity franchise for over a decade, since 2002's poorly named <i>Divine</i> …

Nathan Fillion and co-stars will reunite for Firefly Online

<i>Firefly</i> actor Nathan Fillion and his co-stars will reprise their roles once again for the upcoming online strategic role-playing game <i>Firefly Online</i>, io9 reports.<p>The news was announced at San Diego Comic-Con.<p>In <i>Firefly Online</i>, players act as the captain of a ship. They'll hire a crew, lead missions, …

Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

<i>I move, therefore I am.</i> ~ Haruki Murakami, IQ 84<p>Using smartphones via sensors to transmit data is certainly not new, and in fact, has been almost …

The single greatest benefit of owning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC is the plethora of modding opportunities available to you. Nearly every facet …