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'LGBTQ misrepresented in mainstream cinema': Faraz Ansari, maker of India's first silent LGBTQ film

May,27 2017 12:27:27 IST<p>Faraz Arif Ansari, the maker of <i>Sisak,</i> which is being touted as India's first silent LGBTQ film, says though presently people …

WETA Workshop Sculptor Shows Off Incredible Prototype For "Labyrinth" Board Game

Artists, crafters and writers who become obsessed with board games often wonder if they can make their own game, and I've heard some great ideas from …

All-Female D&D Campaign Girls Guts Glory Creates a Safe Space for Gamer Girls

Girls Guts Glory is an L.A.-based, all-female campaign of the quintessential table-top role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Like any D&D campaign, …

Feminism

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia may have a big learning curve for modern fans

Fire Emblem Gaiden was the series’ Zelda 2<p>On May 19, Nintendo will release a version of <i>Fire Emblem</i> <i>Gaiden</i>, the series’ second installment, stateside for the first time on Nintendo 3DS. But the newly dubbed <i>Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia</i> may look pretty unfamiliar to Fire Emblem fans who cut …

Our First Look at DC's Long Awaited Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Animated Movie

Warner Bros. animation first announced an adaptation of the iconic <i>Teen Titan</i> story arc by Marv Wolfman and George Perez over a decade ago—but it’s …

The world’s best Go player says he still has “one last move” to defeat Google’s AlphaGo AI

Robots 60, Humans 0.<p>Over the past few days, Google’s Deepmind machine-learning team secretively put its AlphaGo artificial intelligence system onto two Chinese online board-game platforms to test its skill in fast-paced games against several of the world’s best Go players. As of Jan. 4, when the …

Artificial Intelligence

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Comic Creators from Rival Publishers Assemble for 'Love is Love' Pulse Charity Anthology

Marc Andreyko and IGN Editor Joshua Yehl discuss the new anthology comic created as a tribute to the Pulse nightclub victims in Orlando.<p>It’s unusual …

The Only Comic You Should Read Today Features Santa Beating the Crap Out of Krampus

I would not be doing my job, on today of all days, if I did not tell you that you really should read the <i>Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas</i> <i>Annual</i> …

Just in time for Hanukkah: Maccabees and Menorahs, a dreidel powered RPG

Randy sez, "Maccabees and Menorahs is a one page RPG played with a dreidel and gelt. Designed to run over 8 short sessions, one for each night of …

Best kid ever dresses up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for 'Superhero Day,' and ugh, we're crying now

It's 2016: SCOTUS black robes are the new superhero capes.<p>To celebrate "Superhero Day" at her school (what kind of school is this?), eight year old …

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Brazil

Internet rightfully outraged that this woman didn't win her office ugly Christmas sweater contest

Maya Moore didn't win her office ugly Christmas sweater contest, but she did win Twitter's heart.<p>On Wednesday, Moore shared a photo of the …

Here's the 'cat rapper' freestyling to his cat Ravioli during bathtime

Cats generally do not like bathing, but at least this feline gets a personalized freestyle alongside his soap.<p>Ravioli's owner is self-proclaimed "cat …

Stories Emerge of Heroes at Orlando LGBTQ Nightclub

As we learn the names and stories of the 49 individuals who were killed in the Orlando LGBTQ nightclub massacre, we are also hearing stories of the …

LGBTQI

Monopoly Has Set Up A Helpline To Stop Family Feuds This Christmas

If the Christmas dinner table is a metaphorical battleground for family feuds, then Monopoly is the cardboard equivalent of the atomic bomb. The …

Christmas Music Performed in the Style of Old Favourite Games

Talented and grumpy-faced youtuber Seth Everman released a video this week showcasing a series of Christmas carols played by way of favourite old game soundtracks, spotted by our friends over at Game Informer.<p>Enjoy covers in the style of The Legend of Zelda series, Super Mario 64, generic 8-bit, …

Grand Theft Auto

Little girl sends BBC anxious letter about Big Ben, gets the perfect reply

LONDON — There are few things in Britain more iconic than Big Ben, the giant clock that stands out above London and spends its day cheerfully bonging …

Pagan priest wins right to wear goat horns in license photo, saying they are ‘religious attire’

It doesn’t matter how many articles of clothing Phelan Moonsong puts on before walking out the door each day: If he’s not wearing his favorite pair of goat horns, the Pagan priest might as well be naked.<p>Unless the 56-year-old Millinocket, Maine<b>,</b> man is sleeping or bathing, his beloved horns are …

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try …

Retrogaming

Kickstarting Papers & Paychecks, an RPG where you play "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society"

A thirty year old joke by Will McLean in the first edition of the Dungeon Masters Guide features a group of fantasy adventurer types crowded around a …

Adult toy store employees fight off armed robber by throwing dildos at him

Here's something you don't see everyday.<p>When a man came to rob adult toy store Lotions & Lacein San Bernadino, California, two female employees …

The Long-Lasting Significance Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Trilogy

Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen reflect on the 15th anniversary of "Fellowship."<p>Fifteen years ago, Hollywood was abuzz as director Peter Jackson geared up to release the first installment of his screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel <i>The</i> <i>Lord of the Rings</i>. The film series …

Wonderful Handmade Xbox One and PlayStation 3 Game Controller Coffee Tables

Chesnee, South Carolina artist and design engineer Scott Blackwell of WoodCurve has created wonderful handmade Xbox One and PlayStation 3 game …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Archie Comics reboot expands with four one-shots

In January, the CW’s <i>Riverdale</i> will reinvent the Archie Comics mythos into a gritty, eerie thriller. But for more than a year now, Archie Comics has …

John Glenn dies at 95; hero was first American to orbit Earth

When his bell-shaped capsule splashed into the ocean after orbiting Earth again and again, John Glenn emerged an instant hero — the fighter-jock pilot of few words who in just five hours of circling the planet helped cement America's faith that it could lead the race into outer space.<p>He walked …

It Took Four Months to Recreate the TMNT Cartoon's Intro Using Super Nintendo's Mario Paint

The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of us spent countless hours playing with <i>Mario Paint</i> …