How do you get from point A to point B in a city in the clouds? If you’re a citizen of Columbia, the floating city in the upcoming game BioShock Infinite, you use a Sky-Hook to transport you across Sky-Lines. And how do you attack enemies? A Sky-Hook, of course. Wait, it’s a method of transportation and a weapon? I need it.
GaymerConnect (Formerly GaymerCon) Gamifies the Gaming Convention, Dares Attendees to Level Up for Special Lootz
What’s in a name? Absolutely everything if you own a trademark. And it seems that the group who plans to run a new LBGTQ gaming convention did not own the trademark to the name Gam3rCon. That would belong to Gaym3rcon (who also owns all phonetic variants). The organization that is currently working to organize the upcoming LBGTQ-friendly convention, not wishing to run afoul of the law, has changed its name to Gaymer X. But that’s not all.
As Mel Brooks has told us, “It’s good to be the king.” But if you’re Charles, the Prince of Wales, that’s all good too. For his birthday, Charles must have received many well-wishes and presents…but none were as interesting as the one he received from The Hobbit director, Peter Jackson.
Joss Whedon is a busy man, what with his directing The Avengers, working on a new Marvel-based television series, selling his version of Much Ado About Nothing to Lionsgate, and presumably guzzling caffeine to compensate for all that sleep he’s not getting. But he’s finally putting the wheels in motion for the project we’ve been waiting for since 2008, the sequel to Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
The 1987 film RoboCop was a razor sharp satire of late ‘80s America, with its crime, grime, and anarcho-capitalist bend. Interspersed between such lines as “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me” are wry newscasts and commercials from the future. And if there were a commercial for RoboCop itself, it would look like the video, below.
As some of you may know, there are not one but two Snow White movies coming out this year: Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror. From the trailer of Mirror, Mirror, I can already tell you I won’t be seeing it: it looks silly rather than funny, plus it uses the title of one of my favorite Star Trek episodes without giving me Spock’s beard. But this new trailer of SWatH (below), on the other hand, is so full of delicious action and mesmerizing imagery that once upon a time never looked so here and now.
You read that right. NASA wants volunteers for their four-month simulation to Mars. But instead of conducting tests on confinement and psychological stress, NASA just want to study your tastebuds.