The next best thing to making yourself a drink would have to be making a drink for Ron Burgundy...by tossing the crucial ice cubes into his glass - as he yells up to 300 new potential comedy catchphrases at you. It's Scotchy Scotch Toss, the game!
Do you have the motor skills of a very stupid baby? Can you miss the scorpion terrarium? More importantly, do you want to hear all the new one-liners Will Ferrell recorded just for the game? Sure you do. Keep going for the trailer, and be sure to follow Topless Robot on Twitter, as we just might be giving away a download code sometime very soon...More >>
Meet the Kegerator, a.k.a. the greatest device in the world not to give happy endings (yet). It comes pre-loaded with 140 classic arcade games - the actual, original programs, so that all your old tips and tricks will still work - has built in MP3 software to create your own accompanying music playlist, and comes with a built-in fridge, cup-holders and three beer taps. As the press release puts it, "players never have to stop the action to refill their drink."
I don't know how you folks are with beer, but if a lot of it is being consumed, I can think of at least one reason the action might need to be paused. Unless there's a future model planned with built-in urinals.
Still, PS4 and Xbox One got nothing on this ultimate machine...er, except price. The Kegerator costs five thousand dollars. But it's not like you'll ever need to leave the house once you have one, so you can always sell your car.
A mere week after Sony unleashed PlayStation 4, here comes Microsoft's Xbox One, just in time for all those crazy Black Friday sales. I've been using the One for about a week now, and have come to love and hate certain aspects of this next generation of consoles.
Full disclosure: I'm pro early adoption. Fun fact: my gamertag (pajamo) on Xbox Live has the motto "late adopters are dolts." Word. I've been pretty excited for a new generation of consoles, but I've also been happy that it's taken much longer than normal for their emergence day. The 360 debuted way back in 2005. Imagine: no iPhones, no Netlifx streaming, no Hulu to speak of.
This week. I'm focusing on the Xbox One the machine as opposed to the launch games. Specifically, Xbox One's 7 big wins and 3 total fails:More >>
In comparing the Xbox One/PS4 console wars to Game of Thrones, South Park has been running a pretty epic multi-part arc, which this week also included references to Sailor Moon and My Little Pony. Yes, it comes off sometimes as a blatant plug for The Stick of Truth, but if the game's as good as this week's episode was, I'll be happy.
We haven't done South Park talkbacks before, but this one was the nerdiest one in quite some time. The entire episode, entitled "A Song of Ass and Fire," is now posted online, but even if you have no interest in the whole thing, the show's unique take on the Game of Thrones theme, featuring an appearance from their version of George R. R. Martin, is worth watching.
Read on to see and hear...More >>
"Sick Sandy Hook videogame lets players shoot mom, collect ammo and fire into school" announces the headline in the New York Daily News.
"How quickly do you think you could turn the murder of dozens of kids into an object of entertainment? Most of us would be too horrified to try. For some unethical game designers, it took no time at all," says an editorial on the website for liberal advocacy group Americans Against the Tea Party, which also quotes Democratic Senator Chris Murphy as hoping the "very disturbed person who could think of something like this sees the cruelty of what he's done and stops it."
Would you care to guess what neither writer actually mentions...and therefore we must assume they neglected to do entirely?More >>
Hope, according to Emily Dickinson, is the thing with feathers. But for some people, fear can be a thing with feathers, too. Put simply, birds can be scary as crap. Napoleon Dynamite clearly felt it, when he anxiously asked his employer "Do the chickens have large talons?"
This being Turkey Month, so to speak, and with the amusing, imaginatively silly Free Birds now in theaters, it seems like a good time to pay tribute to a few of pop culture's more memorable beastly birds. A pre-emptive note, however: I've chosen to omit The Birds, Hitchcock's near-masterpiece of 1963, not because it isn't a classic, but because its feathered fiends are experienced in the aggregate, as a massive collective menace, and I'm after big-ass birds, preferably with individual personalities. No disrespect intended. Please don't peck my eyes out.
Bringing you abbreviated highlights of the best reader tips from the weekend open thread (minus gifs, copyrighted images and some other stuff like that).
And yes, I realized that different keywords each week, actually describing the content, are a good idea. Web genius me.
-Grumpy Cat versus Oscar the Grouch (SlyDante777).
Looks like WWE won't be the only license to get limited-edition McStatues - Edward Kenway, complete with rotating base that depicts a pirate corpse in the tide, will be available online at the Spawn store on Friday the 13th of December.
Each comes with a Todd-signed certificate of authenticity (seriously, if you don't have his autograph on something by now, you may be the last one standing) and is one of only 1,000...although 50 of those 1000 will be special unpainted variants, which seems like a clever way of marketing the fact that the painters got tired before the end of the run and quit early. I'm just guessing. But if you want one to paint in sports team colors, that would be the one to get.
Ed'll run you $295, including free shipping and handling. Never mind the black flag - I think my bank account's waving the white one.
Occasional TR tipster Chris Ward has had a lifelong obsession with Pac-Man that almost certainly beats yours - he got the yellow guy permanently inked on his skin, he uncovers Pac-pornography, and for most of his life he has owned a Pac-Man machine from Coney Island that's approximately the same age he is. He's moved it through multiple states and flights of stairs like you freakin' well should if you own something this awesome.