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George Lucas biography shows how a distrust of studios led to Star Wars

It helps explain the prequel trilogy<p>There’s a perennial argument playing out over and over on the internet: did George Lucas ruin <i>Star Wars</i>? The franchise’s creator did himself few favors with the Special Editions and prequel trilogy, but he never seemed to care about the reaction from series fans. …

Star Wars

Blizzard Is Remaking Diablo Inside Of Diablo III

Blizzard will release a remake of <i>Diablo</i> inside of <i>Diablo III</i> as part of an upcoming “20th anniversary” patch, the company said today. It’ll include a …

Ridealong: The Last King Of Wurm Online

<i>Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within.</i></i> …

13 fantastic, lesser-known horror films fans can watch on Netflix right now

Look. It's October and we know you want to watch horror movies until you're scared of everything that moves.<p>But you don't want to spend all the money …

23 Genuinely Scary Horror Movies You Have To Watch This Halloween

It's not really Halloween unless you watch a scary movie.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Horror

Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER Sequel Finally Gets A Title

We know very little about what Denis Villeneuve plans to do with his sequel to Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i>. It will feature Ryan Gosling and a …

Blade Runner

Obsidian's 'Tyranny' Is An RPG That Invites You To Play It More Than Once

Obsidian Entertainment recently introduced the first in a series of Developer Diary videos for their upcoming RPG <i>Tyranny</i> which made one thing perfectly clear. <i>Tyranny</i> is a game designed for people who like RPGs with deep freedom of choice, multiple story paths and a wide variety of possible endings. …

Indie Gaming

You Can Finally Own the Ultimate Version of This Iconic Big Trouble In Little China Poster

When someone thinks of John Carpenter’s <i>Big Trouble in Little China</i>, they think of the image above. It’s from the theatrical one sheet that was …

Turner Classic and Criterion launching FilmStruck streaming service

Here's something you didn't know you needed in your life: a Netflix, but just for the prestige films of yesteryear. That's the idea behind FilmStruck, a subscription service that's being developed by Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, the offering …

Inside ‘Blair Witch’: The Top-Secret, Thrilling Sequel to ‘The Blair Witch Project’

Lionsgate screened Adam Wingard’s latest film under the title ‘The Woods’ at Comic-Con, surprising—and thrilling—a crowd of horror superfans.<p>In the …

Horror

These Awesome New Books Chronicle the World of Masters of the Universe

The world of He-Man and She-Ra has a <i>lot</i> of history, spanning decades of comics, cartoons, toys, and more. But three new books coming from Dark Horse …

Epic sues gamer over creation of ‘world’s most powerful’ Paragon hack

aimbot, triggerbot included<p>Epic Games is suing a German gamer that the developer says created a game-cheating hack for their game <i>Paragon</i> and sold it for a monthly subscription fee, according to a lawsuit filed this week.<p>Epic is seeking relief and damages from the development, use, advertising and …

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game Coming This October

It's time to return to Sunnydale.<p>Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios are teaming up to bring you <i>Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game</i>. Buffy is …

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Tyranny: the first look at gameplay from Obsidian's next RPG

Yep, this looks like classic Obsidian<p>Announced earlier this year, <i>Tyranny</i> is the latest collaboration between developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive. During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2016, the first gameplay trailer for the new title was revealed.<p>The trailer above gives …

Board Games That Are Super Fun To Play Solo

There's something about the sound of dice rolling, the feeling of moving pieces around a board, and the feel of cards in your hand that make board …

‘Jessica Jones’ Co-Creator Brian Michael Bendis Reveals He Has Another Comic Property Coming To TV

Congrats comic fans, you have another TV adaptation to gorge on. <i>Jessica Jones</i> co-creator Brian Michael Bendis has revealed that another one of his characters is earmarked for television.<p><i>Deadline</i> reports that this intriguing nugget of information tumbled out at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, …

A 61-year-old Oscar winner is getting insanely buff for a superhero movie, and people are going nuts

His stock rose in 2015 when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his incredible performance as the psychotically driven music instructor, Fletcher, in "Whiplash."<p>But now the 61-year-old is the latest internet meme thanks to his bulging biceps.<p>Pictures of Simmons working out have shown up on …

Justice League

This Cool Webseries Teaches You How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

Whether you’ve played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> before or not, if you’ve spent about four seconds watching <i>Critical Role</i>, it’s impossible to not feel a bit …

The incredible journey to build EVE Online's first Death Star

Few corporations in EVE Online will ever have a reputation like Hard Knocks Inc. More than just a group of elite soldiers, they routinely infiltrate …

PC Gaming

Get Casual, Hardcore, and War Games With TableTop Monthly

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>So you or your geeklets have decided that you need to get into tabletop or miniature gaming; problem is, there is a metric ton …

Miniature

You Picked 3 More Fantasy Anime As Dark/Brutal AS GAME OF THRONES

Turns out, anime and <i>Game of Thrones</i> share an almost warg-like connection. We rec’d five fantasy titles that are just as dark and brutal as the show, …

The Legacy of Kain game that was cancelled three years in

In 2009 the developers who made the well received Wii game Silent Hill: Shattered Memories moved onto what promised to be a much larger, much more …

Enix

Glow-in-the-Dark Lo-Pan and other Big Trouble in Little China action figures

<i>"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you</i> …

Mel Brooks Talks About the Post-Apocalyptic Rollerskating Film That Almost Ruined Him

Have you heard of the movie <i>Solarbabies</i>? It’s a 1986 scifi film starring Jason Patric about a team of roller skating kids that save the world. As you …

Xbox Games With Gold for June offers The Crew, Goat Simulator and more

Get your goat on<p>Next month will be the three-year anniversary of Microsoft's Games With Gold program, and the company is marking the occasion by offering a total of four games to Xbox One owners (with an assist from Xbox 360 backward compatibility).<p>The Xbox One version of Coffee Stain Studios' <i>Goat</i> …

Don’t Knock (Over) the Dread Roleplaying Game

You might have noticed a rather odd and unnerving game played on <i>Tabletop</i> Season 3. Something like a roleplaying game, but with a rickety spire of …

Board Games

Reliving the slow-mo shootouts of Max Payne 2

Whatever happened to bullet time? I think the death knell of the early noughties’ most overused shooter idea was rung in slow-mo when Matrix …

PC Gaming

12 sci-fi/fantasy books that channel the blood of hardboiled noir into their black, black hearts

Hardboiled detective novels (popular from 1920 through the 1950s) and the film noir genre inspired by it (popular from the 1940s through the 1950s) …

Books

Cooler Master aims to inspire creative PC builds with Maker series

Cooler Master is looking to shake things up in the DIY PC building community with its new Maker line that was introduced at the Consumer Electronics …