Arrow SPOILER Thread: In the Glades, in the Glades

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, TV
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm


Want you, koo koo, Speedball.

Check out New Star Wars Arcade Game Battle Pod in Action

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, Video Games
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm


We've known about this game for a while, but so far all that have been shown are static pictures. Today we get our first look at the game in action, with its immersive dome and flight-simulator set-up that lets you virtually fly into the battles of Hoth, Endor, Death Star I and Death Star II (NO PREQUELS).

It's in select arcades now, and expanding, presumably to places like Dave and Buster's where people who play it will remember the original movies, versus a new generation of kids who, months from now, will be saying: "Where's Finn? Where's Kylo Ren? Why no shiny flashy things right into your eyes? This isn't Star Wars." (Resign yourself, people. That will happen.)

Minions Strip Naked in Their Superbowl Spot

By Luke Y. Thompson in Cartoons, Movies
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm


As far as I'm aware, there has not been a Minions porn parody yet, but since the regular family film versions seem willing to throw away their clothes with zeal already, we may not need one. Watch them strip down and party, if you dare, and learn what not to do at a big game get-together.

Geek Apparel of the Week: First Fully Show-Accurate Beavis and Butt-head Merch Ever?

By Luke Y. Thompson in Cartoons, Merchandise
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm


My first reaction to these socks from Poprageous: Ehhh, they're socks. They're cool (huh-huh), but most people never see your socks, especially if you're a dude.

My second reaction: Holy shit. They finally managed that?

Key & Peele Superbowl Special to Air Friday; Check out 3 Minutes of It

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:36 am


If you saw "Superbowl" in the headline and thought, "Why is this nerdy?" check out one of the many fake monikers included in the skit, above. Yes, it's a newer version of the running gag where they make fun of weird football player names and the approximate geographic regions of the country such specific weirdness is likely to come from. And it cracks me up every time, even though I barely know a damn thing about football besides touchdowns. (Edit: which is why I didn't initially know the sketch above features actual football players.)

Comedy Central should have actually run this at half-time; I'd watch it over puppies or Katy Perry.

Mythbusters to FINALLY Prove That Shooting Demons on the Moons of Mars Is Unrealistic?

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, Video Games
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 am


Yes, they're doing a video game episode. And yes, they're going to do tests to see if Doom is plausible, with the help of id Software's Tim Willits.

It could have been worse. At least they're not myth-busting Custer's Revenge.

First Look: Inside the Evolve Art Book...Plus New Funko Toys

By Luke Y. Thompson in Books, Video Games
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am


In Evolve, one of the year's most anticipated multiplayer games, a team of four players competes against a giant monster...controlled by a fifth player. The game drops on February 10th, along with a nicely detailed art book that includes developmental concepts and takes the reader all the way through the design of the game, from the earliest sketches to final renderings. You see Evolve evolve.

The folks at Insight Editions were good enough to share a few pages of the book with us, if you'd like to see...

Dad Customizes Barbie and Ken Into Labyrinth Dolls for 7 Year-Old Daughter

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, Toys
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:01 am

uhjess on imgur

Most of us have, at some point or another, wanted to own movie-based toys that don't actually exist yet. The entire reason some companies like Funko even exist is to capitalize on that. But when one seven year-old girl wanted dolls based on the dance scene in Labyrinth, her dad went out and customized them.

Now, typically customs don't last super-long when played with, and going by what my wife tells me, Barbies can get more abused than Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream. But as with any toy you give your kids, it's the joy on their faces when they first get them that counts most, and this girl has a Nerd Father of the Year candidate in her life.

Check out the full creation of the Labyrinth dolls on his imgur page. Then, the next time you have an argument with your parents, you can show them this and tell them they are inadequate.

h/t shinypb

BDSM Domino's Ad Shows Your Tongue in a Sex Dungeon to Describe New Flavor [UPDATED]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Food & Drink
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 am


If you guessed this is not an American Domino's Pizza ad, you'd be right. Something this unholy could only come Holy Land? Yep, Domino's Israel think that stretching your tongue till it looks like SpongeBob's best pal as an amputee Gimp, and scourging it with whips in a bondage dungeon, is a great way to promote the yummy taste of their new sriracha pizza.

I imagine Mel Gibson immediately ordering 50. But everyone else, not so much.

UPDATE: Aww snap, Domino's Big Corporate reacts.

via Jezebel

New Comic Book Day: Who Won Those Valiant Hardcovers?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:30 am

Valiant Comics
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Last week, I asked for pics of how you show off your collections and the response was incredible. As a special gift for all of us, Valiant has given TR an exclusive one-page minicomic - look over there :points to the picture that says "Click to Embiggen" underneath: for that one, because it's pretty awesome. You guys have some AWESOME stuff, and some of you are exceptionally talented at showing it off, and I wanted to start with a few honorable mentions.

Mataxis's Joes had me screaming "THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM" until I found out they actually were. Props to 10glfan for very clearly being an awesome Dad. And to Luke because I'm an inveterate kissass (and holy crap, man, that's a whole wall of figures). A shoutout to Toyota executive Faimekhan. Kozmik_Pariah's display case is incredible - great lighting, man. Nthman16, Kurutchin and Bearr have outstanding eyes for book shelving - not just showing off your books, but thinking about how they look standing next to each other.

One more honorable mention goes to montewilliams for reminding us all that libraries are great places to get hooked on comics. As a special thanks, I have a few trades from my own collection that I'd like to donate to your library, Monte. Shoot me an email with the address of your branch, and I'll get those out this week.