Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font [Video]

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made. [Great Big Story]

Toys Meet Data Analysis In Legonomics

It might feel as if some Lego sets are much worse value than others. But some dedicated numbercrunchers suggest the price per brick is largely stable across both sets and time. (Before the numbers, two rants as a Brit of a certain age. It’s Lego bricks, not Legos. And the only true Lego set is […]

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens To Get TV Adaptation

Amazon has confirmed Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will be adapted into a TV series to air next year. It’s appropriate timing as the 1990 novel is set in 2018. Something of a dream collaboration among sci-fi fans, it’s a comedic tale of an angel and a demon who try to stave off […]

It’s-a Me, Mario! – Meet The Man Behind the Voice of Super Mario [Video]

You know Mario—who could forget the cheery “woo-hoos!” of Nintendo’s most beloved video game character? Now meet Charles Martinet, the voice behind the iconic mustachioed man. It turns out, Martinet not only voiced Mario, he also created the voices for Wario, Luigi and even Donkey Kong! [Great Big Story]

DEAL: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation – $1.99 (88% Off)

Interested in reading about the birth of the video game industry? Console Wars is one of the best books out there when it comes to this subject, and today, it can be yours for just $1.99! Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how […]

Stan Lee Celebrates 75 Years at Marvel [Video]

Did you know that Stan Lee has been working at Marvel for 75 years now? The man is now 94 years old, and by looking at him, I’d say he doesn’t look a day older than 70. I’ve even seen him in person at Montreal Comiccon a few years ago, and the man looked just […]

Reddit: Helping Noob Console Gamers Since Forever

So a guy on Reddit posted about how he was interested in console gaming but was kinda poor and didn’t know where to start. As you can see above, Redditors stepped up and not only led him in the right direction but straight up gave him a game collection, as seen above. So the next […]

Watch as Mark Hamill Gets Reunited With His Original Jedi Prop Lightsaber [Video]

In this short clip of an upcoming episode of Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, the actor gets reunited with his original prop lightsaber from Return of the Jedi and tells us a little more about this piece of geek history. Check it out! [GeekTyrant]

The Story of Hideo Kojima (Part 1): How Metal Gear Launched the Career of a Gaming Icon

Hideo Kojima is widely considered to be one of the greatest icons in video game development. His enormously popular Metal Gear Solid series introduced a cinematic storytelling to gaming that was revolutionary in its time. But Hideo Kojima’s childhood wasn’t always happy, and his early career as a developer at Konami could have gone better. […]

How to Efficiently Visit a Museum [Video]

In a nutshell, walk the full floor plan without spending too much time on specific areas, take a break and eat food, come back and now take the time to look at and read everthing that interests you. [Nick Gray | Via Neatorama]

A Look at Why We Lie to Ourselves and Damage our Chances of Hapiness [Video]

As humans, we are masters at knowing how to lie to ourselves. We pay a heavy price for this self-deception. [The School of Life]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From March-April 2016)

Let’s continue our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In March the Department of Defense launched a challenge for “white hat hackers” to try to breach their computer systems. Sensibly enough it was limited to approved US participants […]