An open letter condemning harrassment in the gaming community has attracted the support of 2,000 gamers and members of the industry. The letter follows a string of abusive comments and even death threats made against Anita Sarkeesian, who runs the video blog Feminist Frequency. She started a crowdfunded series of lengthy and detailed YouTube videos […]
From Vocativ: To many Westerners, Dubai is a conservative city in a conservative Arab state, which makes it an odd place for a convention of risque Lycra-obsessed cosplayers and over-the-top entertainment. Even more bizarre: In a culture where ladies are told to cover up, Comic Con is attracting women in their droves. And theyâ€™re not […]
“I’m so tired of these fake geek guys. They’re just trying to impress us real nerd girls.” [BuzzFeedYellow]
Although there are some crazy mobile games in Japan, this definitely a spoof. WOULD YOU LIKE TASTY GELATIN INFANT?
Jon Lazar has customized Lego minifigures to recreate 31 super heroines nominated by readers of his blog. He explains: When the LEGO Friends line was introduced, it was met with mixed reviews. Many little girls loved it and LEGO builders liked the colors that were introduced with the line, but it was often derided for […]
This isn’t Ted Turner mucking about with old movies again. Instead it’s a set photograph by the late Richard Fish, the subject of a new exhibition at the Oviatt Library at the University of California in Los Angeles. [Via: Us Vs Them]
Well, not exactly, but Filthy Frackers, a Portland couple who specialize in mixing popular culture with retro tech, have reimagined the opening titles as an 8-bit game. A few people have already noted the caption text is a bit too smooth, but it’s fun nostalgia nonetheless. [Via Boing Boing]
This is the first in a fun series of mini-dramas. It’s a little hard to describe, but each episode is about the adventures of fans of a particular TV show, shot and directed in the style of the show itself, with plenty of visual references. Check out their YouTube channel for episodes on Supernatural and […]
What’s cooler than Doctor Who and Clara? Doctor Who and Clara in Rio. And what’s cooler than Doctor Who and Clara in Rio? Doctor Who and Clara in Rio filmed on a drone cam. Watch out for the special surprise guest!
Here’s the trailer for a documentary to be released tomorrow looking at the life of Star Trek’s George Takei. Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his […]
Slickly-produced as this clip by The Verge is, it’s definitely more a brief overview than anything in depth. But if your knowledge doesn’t go much beyond “funny-shaped dice” you might learn something, and it puts the recently-released fifth edition into context. For a different take on the culture of D&D players, I can highly recommend […]
From ThinkGeek.com: Vincent van Gogh was many things: human, artist, and beard-wearer. But when he met the Doctor and Amy, a spark (however temporary) lit up his life and vaulted it to a new level. Oh, and he also designed dresses. Don’t believe us? Well, just look at this picture of this one. It’s like […]