There’s only one month left before PAX East comes to Boston (March 26-28). That’s right: one month until Penny Arcade’s author and artist duo Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik cordially invite 60,000 gamers and all the major gaming industry players to the Hynes Convention Center?xml:namespace>
As expected, last week's episode of Lost was pretty solid - easily the most enjoyable of this still-young season. We got a nice dose of both mythology -- Jacob's cave and its "candidate" names -- and the character moments that always separated this show from the sci-fi pack. Even if we're still not sure where all of this parallel world stuff is going.
Seth Horowitz, in a blurry iPhone snapshot of the photo that ran with the Globe's story. Yes, that is a bat in his pocket.We totally get why the Globe chose to frontload yesterday's profile of Brown University assistant research professor Seth Horowitz
with his accomplishments in the field of neuro-fuckery -- after
all, we're mighty intrigued by the notion that you can use sounds to
"hijack the auditory system" to improve concentration, cure insomnia,
and make your boss vomit.
Oh no: CBS is reportedly adapting the popular Twitter feed "ShitMyDadSays" into a television sitcom. William Shatner will play the titular Dad. We probably could think of a worse idea we've heard in the past few months, but . . . no. This is the worst idea we've heard in a while.
2K games and Firaxis (Sid Meier's gaming company) today announced the impending release of Civilization V for PCs this fall. Given that the last proper Civ title came out about five years ago (completely awesome and available cheap), this is welcome news for quite a few of us. The downside: productivity will likely slow to a halt in the weeks immediately following Civ V's release.
Concept art for Boston Dynamics' LS3In an uncertain technological future, it's nice to know we can depend on one thing: that the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will always be into some
seriously heavy shit. Responsible for such sinister-sounding past endeavors as the Sea Shadow and the MQ-1 Predator, DARPA permanently resides on the cutting edge.
Last week's episode of Lost, the third of its final season, was a little . . . well, let's just be direct about it: it was pretty bad. It could
be that our disappointment stems from the fact that our anticipation
has been heightened with each episode as the finish line approaches;
perhaps when viewed again as part of a DVD marathon, it will seem a lot
more palatable (a sentiment expressed in at least one recap we've come
Mattel's plastic princess has quite the well-rounded resume: Barbie has piloted a plane, run for President, and explored Space. In 2010, she'll try her hand at her 125th vocation, and Mattel decided to put it to a vote on their website: Architect, Computer Engineer, Environmentalist, News Anchor, or Surgeon.
The results were .
As far as monster mashups go, "Sharktopus" is pretty straightforward in its absurdity. Still, the imaginations of sci-fi fans have run wild in
the days since Karen O'Hara of SyFy Movies announced via Twitter that
low-budget schlockmaster Roger Corman's long-awaited Sharktopus is
finally in the works.
SyfyMovies Just got off the phone with the legendary Roger Corman who's doing a new movie for us this year.
Everybody recovered from the punishing, brain-bending wallop that was last week's two-part Lost premiere spectacular? Ready to get back to the Island, even if it's full of talking dead people and smoke-monsters-made-flesh, and cast-resurrecting alternate universes? Good. Then we hope you can join us for another installment of our live Lost chatjam.
One of the Macmillan titles pulled from Amazon.com
Right on the heels of Steve Jobs promising to change the way geeks read forever and ever, the first skirmish in the e-book wars hit the blogosphere this weekend when Amazon yanked the “Buy” buttons for all books published by Macmillan
as a hardball negotiating tactic against the company's plan to raise
prices on electronic editions.
"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
but what you can do to co-opt with interstellar agents in order to
prevent my impending assassination."
So here we are: Tonight's the night we Lost fans have so feverishly been waiting for: the premiere of the show's final season, which will hopefully answer some of our most burning Lost questions. What is the smoke monster? Who are the Others? Why is Walt doing ads for Tyson chicken nuggets?
Join the Phoenix's crack team of Lost pundits, as we testily and fanboyishly dissect Season 6.
What happens if Hognet becomes self-aware this Tuesday
In the spirit of the season, PETA have momentarily put aside their paint-slinging and nudity-exploiting, opting to set their sights on a new cause: freeing Punxsutawney Phil from a life of enslavement and untold horrors by replacing him with -- wait for it -- an animatronic rodent replica
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