First Screenshots From Adventure Time's First 3D Game, Finn and Jake Investigations

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

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I know graphics don't necessarily make a game a winner. but the job Little Orbit has done here turning one of the most 2D modern cartoons there is into 3D is quite handsome. In this new title for XBone, PS4 and WiiU, "Finn and Jake decide to carry on the profession of Finn's foster parents, who were Professional Investigators. Confronted with mysterious Land of Ooo disappearances and strange events, players will interrogate colorful inhabitants, dispatch evil doers in fast-paced combat, solve mind-bending puzzles, explore new and familiar locations, and genuinely feel as if they have stepped into their own personal episode of Adventure Time."

Dunno about all that, but it sure is purdy...

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Panic and Self-Flagellation at Star Wars Celebration

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 am

A First-Person Tale of Lines, Lost Cars, Lines, Ian McDiarmid, Lines, Fanboy Crowds, French Fries, Lines, Star Wars and More Lines.

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I started to curse myself right around the time I realized I had no idea where my car was. Yes, I roughly remembered where I came in that morning to Angel stadium, having been detoured way the hell out there by all the lot-crowding anywhere near the actual convention. But since I had arrived, it was like they'd switched things around, and the elderly parking attendants couldn't agree on where I would have been most likely to get directed at 9:30 a.m.

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Looks Like the Agents of SHIELD Spin-off Will Be Mockingbird

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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It's going to star her, anyway, along with onscreen on-again, off-again ex Lance Hunter. I suppose it's possible the show will focus on the "real SHIELD" led by Edward James Olmos, but focusing on a character who already has her own comic-book lore makes sense, even if it's mostly from comics not bearing her own name...and a key defining characteristic (her relationship with Hawkeye) quite clearly ain't gonna happen.

Though it'll certainly be interesting if they try to bring in her ol' pal Ka-Zar.

Gotham SPOILER Thread - Edward Bound

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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Pretend I thought of a clever joke here. It was super-funny, hypothetically.

Tags: Batman, Fox, Gotham

Top-Down Smackdown: It's PPV Time Again Already

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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I know, they do pay-per-views every month, so I shouldn't be surprised. I've just gotten used to the idea of spacing out the gimmick shows. Post-WrestleMania used to be Backlash, with rematches of many of the major encounters, but I guess now that the 'Mania deck is stacked with part-timers, that doesn't work so well. Another reason to be thankful Seth Rollins is champion. Let's see what we have coming up on Sunday's Extreme Rules...

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GoT Milked - Your Weekly Game of Thrones Recap Thread by a Dummy

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

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(Reminder: I have watched only the first six episodes of Game of Thrones, and last week's episode. The goal is to see if I can make any sense of it with all I've missed.)

Right, so we get a few real-life political lessons this week. Fair trials for your enemies will make people accuse you of being unpatriotic, bribing your ministers usually works, poor people in regions where slaves are freed will remember slavery fondly because at least they weren't goddamn slaves, and third-party candidates can totally be spoilers.

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Topless Toy Chest: Masters of the Universe Hover Robots (Convention Exclusive)

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

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In the current Masters of the Universe line, one of the ways used to maximize tooling budgets has been to release two-packs of "army builders," allowing for some unique sculpt pieces to be used for two figures rather than one, and letting collectors build up larger infantries if they wished. Thus far, all of the faction leaders from the vintage Masters line have had such a pack - He-Man got Eternian Palace Guards, King Hiss got Snake Warriors, Hordak got Horde Troopers...and Skeletor, until now, had nothing. But with every available slot in the regular monthly subscription already filled, the only way to get to his army was with a traveling convention exclusive, which will be available at Comic-Con and other shows, and was briefly made available to subscribers this week. Was it worth it?

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Archie's Met Everyone Else by Now; It's Sharknado's Turn

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Sharknado 1-3 director Anthony C. Ferrante will write this comic, in which Riverdale becomes the next city in the path of nature's most exploitative fanged phenomenon. It's set to hit comic stores the same day Sharknado 3 airs on Syfy - July 22nd.

Have we reached the point yet where these Archie crossovers seem like bad jokes rather than creative steps forward? I feel like Archie's Game of Thrones is next, and am slightly afraid.

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Handjob Karaoke Game Show

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Well, this is one way to get over your fear of singing in public. The latest WTF-ery from the land of the rising fun features a game of the rising wiener - can you sing the song on key while being jerked off by an attractive assistant?

On the other hand, if you're afraid of both karaoke and being masturbated by a stranger on TV, I don't know what to tell you. Except that right now, Bob Barker is wishing he'd moved to Japan.

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Arrow SPOILER Thread - Cagey Bird

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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We don't need to know the way home. Ollie wants 'is life beyoooo-ooond...the Thunderdome.