The first interaction I had at GameLoop 2010 – the all-male check-in desk shouting out attendee’s requested shirt sizes – was a reminder that I am an exception. Every shirt was just a size, except for the handful of women's shirts.
We here at Laser Orgy consider ourselves experts on the behavior of
nerds on the internet, not least because we ourselves are nerds on the
internet. So when we saw the collective shackles raised in response to Peter Keough's review of the "dork-pandering" film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, we felt compelled to respond.
today's the day that one of the world's most influential sci-fi authors
turns 90. To mark the occasion, his adopted hometown of Los Angeles has
been whooping it up all week.
Chances are that anyone reading this post has, at some point, spent
some quality time with Bradbury's writing.
hero and spokesman for all that is awkward, pale, and pompadoured, Conan
O'Brien has just pushed himself a notch higher on the badass meter. When not making jokes about masturbating manatees or vindictively breaking NBC's budget,
O'Brien has been known to dabble in a bit of that thing the kids call
rock and roll.
it's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday! So, to honor the late, legendary composer of
creepy chronicles, we give you this episode of The Real Ghostbusters. Personally, I would consider this late '80s cartoon spinoff series the presiding authority on questionably pronounced Lovecraftian monikers like "Cthulhu."
Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, artist and author of Penny Arcade
Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon has already highlighted the key points of Penny Arcade's recent run-in with feminist blog Shakesville, not to mention the e-mails they've apparently received from readers who are upset about last Wednesday's comic
Last week, Irrational Games, the studio of Ken Levine, the creator of BioShock, unveiled its next title: BioShock Infinite, which appears, more or less to be BioShock set in some kind of City in the Clouds (or possibly on an airship), rather than the underwater city of the Rapture. Today, in an interview with Kotaku's Stephen Totilo, Levine expands upon the game and its connection to the original BioShock
Above: Luke Skywalker resists the temptation of the dark side while constructing his green lightsaber in a cave on Tattooine in this scene cut from Return of the Jedi and, amazingly, not re-inserted into the film in the previous "Special Edition." This scene will be part of the Star Wars trilogy Blu-Ray release in 2011, which I guess is the "Super-Special Edition" or something like that. Kind of a cool scene, though, I guess.
Leo Villareal is an artist -- an artist whose art will send you down a 200-foot hallway and make you feel like you're travelling through hyperspace.Sometimes
referred to as a light sculptor, Villareal uses different kinds of
electronic light and computer coding technology to compose space-like
panoramas of moving, glowing awesomeness.
If you were like me at 13 years old, you found yourself reading through old Spider-Man comics, wishing that some visionary stagesmith would turn the web-slinging adventures of Peter Parker into a multi-million dollar, Broadway rock opera, complete with a sure-to-be mediocre soundtrack by a once awesome band, now relegated to the desolate halls of "Adult Contemporary" radio.
At first glance, Avatar and Inception might seem entirely unrelated; the former is a CGI theme-park-ride with
a boilerplate going-native plot, the latter a brainy and zany
big-budget puzzle that's as much a meditation on storytelling as it is a
summer popcorn film.
If you have played Oregon Trail at any point in your life (and, come on, of course you have), prepare to be hilarified by this epic trailer. Watch immediately and repeatedly.
Today, Simpsons-quoterati brought some disturbing news to our attention: August 1, 2010 is the day that Lisa Simpson would have gotten married -- if she hadn't jilted her foppish groom at the altar because he wouldn't wear Homer's piggy cufflinks (well, that and the fact that he wanted to steal her away to England and never return).
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