Astonishing Video Game Myths That Turned Out To Be True

(Image Link)

What do Michael Jackson, E.T. and Super Mario Bros. 3 have in common, besides being big in the 80s?

They're all the subject of video game myths that turned out to be true, and confirming these myths to be true made gamers hungry to expose more hidden truths about the video games they really dig.

Gamers definitely did not dig the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game released back in 1982 for the Atari 2600, so Atari decided to bury thousands of copies in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The whole thing sounded like a crazy conspiracy cooked up by gamers who wanted to make Atari look bad for selling them such a crappy game, but the 2014 documentary Atari: Game Over confirmed the myth to be true.

Another myth that sounded half baked but was totally true involves Michael Jackson creating some of the soundtrack music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3- the King of Pop was uncredited until recently:

Due to a number of complications, Sega remained tight-lipped about the whole thing for a long time, but it was eventually confirmed that Jackson did have an involvement with the game. However, apparently a lot of the work he did for the soundtrack was heavily altered following the allegations of sex abuse made against him in 1993. Nevertheless, prominent Sonic 3 developers have claimed that Jackson actually completed the full soundtrack, but he was unhappy with the sound capabilities of the Genesis and so he decided to remain uncredited.

(YouTube Link)

And lastly we have Super Mario Bros. 3, the strange sequel that starts with a curtain rising and ends with the characters exiting stage right.

Gamers have long suspected the game's whole story was nothing but a stage performance, which was recently confirmed by creator Shigeru Miyamoto:

...it seemed more likely that people were just over-analyzing the game rather than it being something that Shigeru Miyamoto and company actually had in mind when they designed Super Mario Bros. 3. But last year, on Nintendo’s UK Twitter, Miyamoto addressed a handful of Mario myths, including the question, “Was Super Mario Bros. 3 all just a performance?” His response: “YES.”

(YouTube Link)

See 10 Astonishing Video Game Myths That Turned Out To Be True here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 
New T-Shirts from the NeatoShop:



Ranking 40 Trailers Revealed At San Diego Comic-Con 2017

San Diego Comic-Con International is the most popular place for studios to show off their creations and get fans excited by releasing trailers, but it seems like they released more trailers this year than ever before.

(YouTube Link)

From Stranger Things season 2 to Ready Player One to Thor: Ragnarok, fans have some great movies and TV shows coming to a screen near them soon, so let's kick start the excitement with some must see trailers.

(YouTube Link)

Personally I'm excited to see Marvel's The Defenders finally come together, with Sigourney Weaver as the main villain...Sweet Christmas I'm hyped!

(YouTube Link)

See Syfy San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Trailers Ranked here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

How Fallout Loot Actually Works

Fallout has left many players struggling with loot fever, an affliction which caused characters to fill their inventory with junk like teddy bears, tin cans and vacuum cleaners just in case they need them later on.

This fever causes players to do unspeakable things in order to keep their packs full of junk, like looting the dismembered bodies of fallen raiders or searching the battlefield for a chunk of Deathclaw needed to make gauntlets.

And, as this comic by Julia Lepetit shows, loot fever can also cause characters to lose all sense of style, leaving them looking like someone who has been hanging out in the radzone too long!

-Via Dorkly


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Gorgeous Fan Art Of The Women Of The Marvel Universe

The women of the Marvel Universe are not disparaged or marginalized, they're extremely powerful and treated as equals by the guys they regularly best in battle.

They also each have their own signature style of dress which isn't limited to capes and spandex, and their costumes often become as much a part of their identity as their powers.

Now I wouldn't call these beautiful fan art pieces by illustrator and colorist Michi faithful adaptations of the characters from the comics, they're more like imaginative redesigns rendered in a painterly, post-modern style.

In other words they're quite nice to look at online but would look even more amazing hanging on your wall!

See more Gorgeous Fanart Of The Women of Marvel here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Ready Player One Teaser

Ready Player One is a story that takes place in the future, the year 2044 to be exact, mostly in a virtual reality game with real-world implications that will entice all serious players. The Wikipedia link contains plot spoilers, so just watch the teaser from San Diego Comic Con.

(YouTube link)

If the movie becomes a hit and a classic, expect a backlash in the year 2044 as people complain we don't have the futuristic innovations of the movie -or else relief if we don't have the deprivations shown. Based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, the movie was produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. Ready Player One will be in theaters in March of 2018. -via Geeks Are Sexy


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Times When Rampant Substance Abuse Led To Cinematic Genius

Some of the greatest works of cinematic genius were created while under the influence, like the original Star Wars trilogy, Cool Runnings and The Highlander, memorable movies the creators may not remember making.

Star Wars character animator Phil Tippett supposedly came up with the Rancor monster's design while on acid after receiving a vision of a creature that looked like "a cross between a bear and a potato". So like this then?

(Image Link)

They're not exactly cinematic genius, but the co-writer of hit family movies like Cool Runnings, Snow Dogs and the the original outlines for Shrek is named Tommy Swerdlow- and he was high on heroin the whole time.

That seems odd for the writer of family friendly flicks, but tons of booze on the set of The Highlander definitely makes sense:

Christopher Lambert, Highlander himself, remembers the extras pounding Scotch between takes, causing them to "[go] at it for real" right there on the set (hopefully he means fighting and not something else). Lambert doesn't say whether he partook, but that probably wouldn't have been a smart idea given that he was trying to act in a language he barely knew.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Connery was the hardest drinker of all. Mulcahy recalls that on the plane ride to the shooting location, Connery produced a bottle of homemade Scotch, which is apparently a thing, and offered him a sip, which "blew his brains out." Later, after a mishap during a scene in which Clancy Brown was supposed to slice a table in two with his sword, a chunk of it nearly took Connery's head off. Brown called a special meeting to apologize to Connery, who waved him off with a cool "Maybe we'll use my stunt double more." That is not the reaction of a man who is not impaired by Scottish moonshine.

See 6 Times Rampant Substance Abuse Led To Cinematic Genius here (NSFW language)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Movies That Almost Starred Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has starred in many high grossing and extremely popular films, movies which will forever be known as "Tom Hanks movies" and therefore impossible to imagine with anyone else in the lead role.

He's also had quite a bit of luck scoring great roles, luck which may have run out had he starred in an awful movie like Super Mario Bros.- his replacement Bob Hoskins called the movie "his biggest disappointment in life."

It's also fun to imagine how different movies like Shawshank Redemption, When Harry Met Sally or Groundhog Day would have looked if they'd starred Tom Hanks:

(Image Link)

On second thought those movies are great the way they are!

See 16 Movies That Almost Starred Tom Hanks at Mental Floss


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

What Would Happen If Fictional Villains Actually Won

Storytellers love to stress that any evil being who threatens the heroes must be eliminated for the good of us all, but since the stories end with goodness prevailing we never get to see what life under an evil thumb would look like.

It's said to be horrible, with lots of enslavement, torture and skin flaying, but the baddies who simply work you to death don't really seem so bad after all, since it's easy to both skip out on work and fake your own death.

Bowser can't even keep track of the stuff that goes on in his own castle so life under his rule would be pretty much the same, only with more turtles and spikes.

And, as this JHALL comic shows, Loki would realize he made a horrible mistake ten minutes after he subjugated humanity- because humans are awful!

See What Would Happen If Fictional Villains Actually Won here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Johnny Depp Drops Out And Breaks Stuff

Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood's most recognizable actors, and one of the most popular by far, but back before he had achieved superstar status he was a guitar obsessed teen who couldn't tune in to school- so he dropped out.

He discussed his school days and a certain hotel room incident with Carl Fussman back in 2009, then Quoted Studios cartoonified the interview for their Blank on Blank series. (NSFW language)

(YouTube Link)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

A Dark Starcraft Fan Film By Freddie Wong

The Starcraft series presents intergalactic conflict to gamers in a fresh new way, and even though it hasn't inspired as many fan creations as other Blizzard franchises it has inspired a few pretty great fan films.

But none of those Starcraft fan films are as dark as Freddie Wong's The Rush, which gives us a ground view of what it feels like to be caught in the middle of a zerg rush. It made me feel bad for all the innocent digital people in video game land who lose their little virtual lives every time we play.

(YouTube Link)

-Via GeekTyrant


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Cereal Disappointment

Cereal promotions used to be really good, but like the toys they include in the boxes these days their promo items have really gone downhill.

It used to be that cereal fans could collect a bunch of UPC codes, send them in with a check and a great t-shirt or plush toy would appear 4-6 weeks later, but nowadays the great toys and tees are few and far between.

And, as this Ostrich Zero comic shows, any Star Wars blind promotion you see is bound to bring you nothing but a bowl full of disappointment. "Meesa gonna ruin your day!"

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Animated Short About A Zombie And The Dog Who Loves Him

It's hard to say goodbye to dead friends and relatives, hard to let them go after they've passed on, but pets find it impossible to let go of the love they feel for their dead owners- especially if their owner is still shambling around.

The little dog in this adorable short by animator Changsik Lee refuses to give up on his now zombified owner, and his unconditional love is horrifyingly heartwarming...and a little sick.

(YouTube Link)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

What Nickelodeon's Green Slime Is Actually Made Of

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon, then you probably have great memories of the green slime that covered participants in Double Dare, You Can't Do That On Television (which was technically a Canadian show) and countless other Nickelodeon programs. But have you ever wondered what actually went into that green goop?

(Video Link)

Now, thanks to this great video with Marc Sumemrs himself, you can finally put all those childhood questions to rest. The secret to the perfect slime? Vanilla pudding, apple sauce, green food coloring, and oatmeal -so you know it's delicious as well as disgusting-looking.

Via That's Nerdalicious


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

"Impossible" Japanese Puzzle Solved After 10 Years!

Makers of "impossible" puzzles must get a kick out of watching people struggle to solve their creation, sitting there all smug with that "I know something you don't know" face on as the person flounders.

And yet these puzzles captivate certain people, frustrating and beffudling as they are, and these obsessed puzzlers will spend years trying to solve the puzzle even if they never get anywhere.

The older Japanese gentleman in this video has been trying to solve an "impossible" puzzle for a decade, and after the solution to the puzzle is revealed to him it becomes clear he should have chosen a different hobby!

(YouTube Link)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Fun Food and Drink Specials Served Up for the San Diego Comic Con

Downtown San Diego goes all in when it comes to celebrating SDCC and welcoming its over 130,000 attendees. Restaurants and bars are no exception to the rule and throughout the area, chefs and bartenders whip up brilliant new concoctions based on fan favorites like Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones and even My Little Ponies. Whether you're going to the convention or just want to make some fun geeky food at home, you'll want to see all the fun foods and beverages available for sale only during Comic Con weekend.

Cafe 222 (222 Island Ave.)

Always a popular Downtown breakfast spot, Cafe 22's specialty of the month is a waffle shaped just like Captain America's shield and adorned in the red, white and blue of raspberries, whipped cream and blueberries. It's a heroic way to start your day.

Tajima (901 E St.)

Naruto fans know that the show's main character has a soft spot for some good ramen from the Ichi Raku ramen restaurant. He also has a particular list of favorite ingredients including pork chashu, Japanese seaweed, green onions, half an egg, bamboo shoots and naruto fish paste cakes (that's the real name unrelated to the character). While local ramen shop Tajima's usual miso ramen always contains pork chashu, Japanese seaweed, green onions and egg, their special Naruto ramen is only available during Comic Con and has the bamboo and naruto additions to make it perfect for visiting anime fans.

The Blind Burro (639 J St.)

One of the busiest Mexican restaurants Downtown, the Blind Burro modified a few of their regular items to be particularly super -like the 10" long Super Tacos available in carne asada or pollo varieties, or the Giganto Dog which could go quite far in filling up the monster it was named for with an all beef frank topped with candied chipotle bacon, pinto puree, charred green onions, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeño puree, mayonnaise and mustard. Even the most popular appetizer on the menu, the classic guacamole, was given a name to suit the occasion as it has been retitled Kryptonite for the weekend.

The Burro didn't leave their cocktail menu behind either, sprucing up their usual house margarita, border mule and paloma tradicional with Milagro Silver and fun adornments, and redubbing them the Mega Margarita, the Pop Bam Slam Mule and the Marvel-ous Paloma.

Le Parfait Paris (555 G St.)

Rather than taking the time to introduce all new dishes just for the weekend, Le Parfait Paris decided to make all the items on their regular menu a little more super. How, you might ask? By adding superhero-shaped chocolate pieces to them all, of course! Besides Superman, there are also Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man chocolates available.

Gelato Paradiso (789 W Harbor Dr., #117)

While the rest of the bars and restaurants on this list have merely taken inspiration from their favorite comic books, movies and tv shows, Gelato Paradiso actually partnered with Zenescope Entertainment to release three specialty gelato flavors based on characters from the company's comic book characters. The Van Helsing Vanilla Variegato features vanilla gelato with a strawberry variegato swirl; the Robyn Hood Camo Pistachio is a pistachio gelato gone nuts with hazelnuts and almonds; and the Grimm Tales of Double Chocolate Terror is made with a double chocolate gelato and cherries.

Are you unable to stop eating gelato once you start? Then you'll want to head to the Zenescope booth at the convention before noon on Saturday to register for their gelato eating contest held on Saturday at 3 PM. The winner of the contest will receive a four day pass for next year's Comic Con as well as a best of Zenescope goodie pack and all entrants will also be entered to win one of three sets of PlayStation VR goggles.

Continue reading

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Greatest Secrets Of The Nintendo Entertainment System

I remember the first time I named my save game ZELDA in The Legend Of Zelda and started my game on the second quest, with a completely different map layout, which totally blew my young mind back in '88.

Then came the mighty Contra code, the Track & Field pencil trick and the Duck Hunt brightness trick, which allowed players to hit the duck every time by tweaking the TV's brightness level until it zonked the zapper.

These secrets were shared by word of mouth or through Nintendo Power magazine, so many of them remained undiscovered by gamers, which is a shame because knowing them really would have helped.

For example- I really wish I'd known about Merlin's Mystery Shop in River City Ransom, which sold epic level weapons that would have made beating the game so much easier! Instead I got beat into submission and gave up...*sigh*

See Greatest Secrets Of The NES You Never Knew here

http://screenrant.com/nintendo-entertainment-system-nes-greatest-secrets-never-knew/?utm_source=SR-FB-P&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=SR-FB-P&view=lista


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

The Story Of Your Friendly Neighborhood Accountant John Spiderman

Spider-Man earned his "friendly neighborhood" nickname by helping his fellow citizens live safer and more peaceful lives, but his services are pretty much limited to doing whatever a spider can.

John Spiderman, on the other hand, earned his "friendly neighborhood CPA" nickname by providing citizens with low cost accounting services, tax filing and a friendly smile...which you can't see since he's wearing a mask.

(YouTube Link)

This ridiculous video by The Warp Zone may not give Spider Man: Homecoming a run for its money, but it does present an alternate version of Spider-Man Marvel hasn't thought of yet, and that's something, ain't it?

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Make Your Baby a Hero With This Crocheted Thor Baby Set

You know that your little one is destined for greatness, but it might take a little convincing to get other people to believe it. But that's where Etsy seller CrochetHeroDesigns comes in -helping you put together the perfect outfit to deckout your little hero. For boys, there's this great Thor costume, but for those sweet little girls, you can always try the Wonder Woman design below.

You can check out the rest of their great designs here, but keep in mind they only sell the crochet designs, so you'll have to make them yourself if you want to actually put one on your baby.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

An Up Close Look At The Costumes From Marvel's Black Panther

We've finally been treated to a fantastic trailer for Black Panther, and even though many casual comic book fans didn't have a clue who Black Panther was before Captain America: Civil War they're all on board the train to Wakanda now!

So to help get everyone hyped about Black Panther, which is slated to be released in February, 2018, here's a look at the amazing costumes designer Ruth E. Carter created for the film.

Gizmodo's Germain Lussier took these up close pics of Ruth's costumes at D23, giving us a glimpse of what the characters Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Zuri (Forest Whitaker), as well as Black Panther's updated costume with his cool new mask/cowl.

See Up Close With The Gorgeous Costumes of Black Panther here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

A Far Out Animated Short About Whales In Space

Whales look (and sound) totally cool when they're cruising around under the sea, but they look even cooler when they're cruising around on an alien planet IN OUTER SPACE! Of course, even whale poop looks cooler on an alien planet so that's not saying much.

But can you imagine how cool it would be to come across a whale while exploring the surface of an alien planet?

Don't spend too long thinking about it, space out on the surreal and beautiful short PANACEE by Jules BOULAIN-ADENIS, aka NALEB, and watch the space whales soar!

PANACÉE from NALEB on Vimeo.

-Via The Mary Sue


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

D&D Players Reveal The Worst Things They've Ever Done In-Game

The great thing about roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons is the freedom you have to imagine your character doing whatever you want, but this freedom is also the terrible thing about RPGs.

Absolute freedom means figuring out all the nasty things your character can do "just because", and when some people let their imagination run wild it heads straight for the darkest part of the fantasy forest.

Redditor Gate4043 asked the fine people of Ask Reddit "D&D Players, what's the most screwed up thing you've ever done in a game?" (NSFW) and suffice it to say their responses were darker than the darkest Grimdark novel- and much more comical!

See 12 D&D Players Admit the Most Twisted Thing They've Done In-Game here (NSFW language)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Jack Black Perfectly Lip Syncs To Iron Maiden, Talking Heads And More!

Jack Black is no stranger to the music scene, and even though he's more commonly known for his screen time in movies and TV shows his band Tenacious D proves he's truly a star of both stage and screen.

#TheNumberOfTheBeast @ironmaiden

A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on May 7, 2017 at 10:58am PDT

So what's next for the veteran actor/musician/comedian? According to the videos he has been posting on Instagram lately Jack is ready to conquer the world of Lip Sync Karaoke, which is to singing as mime is to clowning- silent.

#TalkingHeads #PsychoKiller #RadOnes

A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Jul 9, 2017 at 2:19pm PDT

Jack has posted many more really rad lip sync videos to his Instagram, including Sabbath's The Wizard, Little Room by The White Stripes and this rousing rendition of PJ Harvey's Dress.

@pjharveyofficial #Dress #RadOnes

A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:22am PDT

-Via Dangerous Minds


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

"Historically Accurate" Burger King

The Burger King who stars in the fast food chain's commercials gives people the creeps, and he has been known to act like a creep when he's hopped up on Whopper Sauce and Chicken Fries.

But, as much as he dresses like a pimp and acts like a greedy pig, at least the Burger King has never demanded Prima Nocta privileges from newlywed customers, and water is free and available any time in his restaurants.

So before you dismiss the Burger King as a creep watch this minimal animation short by AOK and see how bad the King of Burgers could be if he acted more "kingly"! (NSFW language)

(YouTube Link)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Clever Superhero Room Ideas You'll Want To Steal

People are adding geeky themes to their homes more than ever before, with superhero motifs being the most popular by far, but along with the trend comes repetition and boredom since many DIYers lack imagination.

(Image Link)

Which is why you should take a look at lists like BuzzFeed's 19 Superhero Room Ideas Guaranteed To Make You The Coolest before you renovate, so you can create a heroic space both you and your inner child will be proud of.

This tutorial from DudeMom shows how to add fabric panels and a new paint job to an old dresser and make it look totally super, or if you'd rather buy than DIY the Super Hero Ceiling Fan Blades seen at the top of the post may be more your speed.

And while you're at it you may want to add these adorable prints to the kid's room and remind them that "Even Superman Eats His Vegetables".

See more Beyond Clever Superhero Room Ideas You'll Want To Steal here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Castles Made Of Sand Were Built To Be Destroyed

When children build castles in the sand their construction is often accompanied by a story telling where the structure is from, who lives there and what's happening inside the sand structure.

It's a tradition among sandcastle builders that dates back thousands of years, and yet these stories of warfare, death and destruction sadly never change, because if the waves don't destroy the castle the crabs surely will.

(YouTube Link)

This amazing looking CGI short entitled "Chateau de Sable" was created by students Quentin DELEAU Lucie FONCELLE, GOUDAL Maxime Julien PARIS and Sylvain ROBERT from ESMA.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

This Is The Last Slave Leia Cosplay We'll Ever Need

I thought Slave Leia costumes had been done to death until I saw this extra sexy version by Bearded Leia cosplay, which features the shaggy dog of the gender swap world and his handler.

The best part about this cosplay isn't the beard, or the fact that Bearded Leia is comfortable enough with his body that he's down to wear a golden bikini at a Con. No, the best part by far is that totally tubular Jabba the Hutt balloon sculpture!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

These Star Wars Comics Will Give You All The Feels

(Via Tyson Murphy)

Emotion is one of the main differences between the top two sci-fi franchises- Star Trek is the more logical and cerebral of the two, while Star Wars is full of visceral and emotional elements that Vulcans may not comprehend.

(Via RadioProxy)

Therefore fans expect to have all the feels while watching a Star Wars story unfold, and our deep connection to the characters gives the writers a galaxy full of ways to tug at our heartstrings.

(You Were Right About Me by Dan Hipp)

See 7 Star Wars Comics That Will Fill You With Emotion here


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

11 Things You Should Know Before Going to the San Diego Comic Con

Every year, we are astonished at the number of people who enjoy San Diego Comic Con. This year's convention will be held July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center. If you've decided this is the year you're finally going, you may as well be prepared. And there's no one better to prepare you than Neatorama author and annual SDCC attendee Jill Harness. Learn how to negotiate long lines, what to buy, who to see, where to eat, and how to plan your days at the con to get the most enjoyment and memories out of them. For example,

Hall H is the biggest waste of time and one of the most awful experiences in all of Comic Con. As I mentioned, you have to wait FOREVER to get into the panel, then even if you make it before the cutoff, you’ll still likely be in the back of the room where you’ll just be watching everything on a giant TV screen anyway because the hall is so big you can’t even see the people in front of the room from the back.

Some people will still justify it by pointing out that they got to learn all the amazing stuff about their favorite show or movie before anyone else, but the difference is literally the length of the panel itself because as soon as the panel is over, everything that just happened will be put up on the internet -so you just gave up AT LEAST half of your day at Comic Con just so you could see stuff on a screen happen an hour before the general public.

That makes sense. A first-time attendee would do better to get an overall feel for everything that is Comic Con than to use a whole day for one activity. There's a lot to do, so spend your time well. Check out the rest of the Comic Con tips at Rue the Day.

And whether you're going to SDCC or not, we'll have pictures of the cosplayers from Jill and Zeon the next week, as we do every year

(Image credit: Flickr user Kevin Dooley)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Delightful Geeky Planters That Are Perfect for Your Desk and Shelves

Etsy seller RedwoodStoneworks specializes in making small plaster creations -particularly planters. Their geeky designs are particularly lovable and feature franchises like Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy.

There are also geek games and toys like D20s and LEGO.

If you're more of an animal nerd though, don't worry, they'll still have you covered with dogs, cats, squirrels, pandas and more.

While most sit flat, there are even some hanging designs available to adorn your walls as well.

Don't miss the rest of the seller's designs over on Etsy.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Meet Mankind's Mechanical Successor In This Animated Short

I still can't put my finger on why seeing a lonely robot wandering around after mankind has gone extinct makes me feel bad for the bot, but I'm pretty sure it's not the "mankind going extinct" part.

Perhaps it comes down to how much I and others like me we relate to that feeling of loneliness we take with us wherever we go, or maybe I'm just a sucker for a lonely robot story.

Whatever the reason, Redone by David James Armsby made my engine purr, even though the conceptual short introduces us to mankind's doom...

(YouTube Link)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 
Email This Post to a Friend
""

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
neat stories? Like us on Facebook!
Close: I already like you guys!