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Candy Box Wastes Your Time In The Sweetest Way Possible

Candy Box Wastes Your Time In The Sweetest Way Possible

Candy Box is an RPG, played in your browser with ASCII art. It's simultaneously the most bizarre and awesome thing that Craig's spent an entire afternoon playing. This month, anyway. more »

Stinkyboard Hits Funding Target, Name Still Causes Confusion

Stinkyboard Hits Funding Target, Name Still Causes Confusion

No, the Stinky Footboard isn't a medical condition, but is instead a gaming peripheral for your PC. The Kickstarter project to fund it has just hit its target, so now might be a good time to check it out. more »

Games Workshop’s Space Marine Trademark Battle Rolls On

Games Workshop’s Space Marine Trademark Battle Rolls On

Games Workshop has found themselves in hot water recently, after their attempt to claim Trademark rights to the phrase "space marine" has come to the attention of angry fans all over the Internet. Craig tries to break down the whys and wherefores of the situation.... more »

The Humble eBook Bundle Wants Your Money and Spare Time

The Humble eBook Bundle Wants Your Money and Spare Time

You may not play videogames, so the Humble Indie Bundle phenomenon may not mean much to you. The Humble eBook Bundle is here to change that. "The coolest thing to happen to literature since Comic Sans." more »

Games & Community: Andy K on Story-Games.com

Games & Community: Andy K on Story-Games.com

Today I sit down with Andy Kitkowski, the creator and moderator of Story Games, a humble but popular forum built to discuss tabletop roleplaying games of all stripes. I wanted to find out where it came from, where it's headed, and what kind of a... more »

Neil Gaiman Interviews Stephen King

Neil Gaiman Interviews Stephen King

“They pay me absurd amounts of money,” he observes, "for something that I would do for free.” more »

Emerald City 2012: Interview with Glitch Webseries Creator Tyler Hill

Emerald City 2012: Interview with Glitch Webseries Creator Tyler Hill

Sunday at Emerald City I chatted with Tyler Hill, creator, writer and director of the new web series Glitch. To check out the pilot before its official release, head over to watchglitch.com more »

Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut

Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut

The Force is strong with the amazing, fan-made Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut. more »

Harlan Ellison Discusses “The Glass Teat”  Live Thursday Jan 19th

Harlan Ellison Discusses “The Glass Teat” Live Thursday Jan 19th

Most well known for his Sci Fi and speculative fiction, Ellison also wrote a few well-known televesion episodes, including the Star Trek episode The City On The Edge Of Forever, which went on to become the most popular original series episode. more »

The Art of James Hance

I loves me a good mashup. When we love a character, we want more of them. And if we want it badly enough, we don’t wait for the creator of that character to give it to us. This is where fan art and fan fiction... more »

Goodnight Dune: A Children’s Classic

This morning I stumbled across what I consider to be, hands down, the best children’s book I have ever read. If only it was in book form! From the about page at Goodnight Dune: Goodnight Dune was written and illustrated after I saw this article... more »

Amazon.com’s All Video Game Gold Box, Wednesday, Feb. 23

As is their wont from time to time, Amazon.com will be filling their Gold Box deals of the day with video games and related accessories on Wednesday, February 23.If you haven’t seen these before, it’s an interesting, and quite tempting, sales event. Beginning at 12:01... more »

Tabletop Gaming On the Web: I Can Haz RPGs?

Not getting enough gaming in your week? Friends only wanna play D&D and you wanna be a Jedi? Are you the lone nerd within driving distance? Well, I have the answer to all your needs! And now I’m going to stop sounding like the late... more »

If the Cataclysm comes, beep me.

Bad Buffy para-phrasing aside, the fattest kid in the PC gaming world is about to cannonball a tsunami all over your Internets, social life and news coverage. Even if you don’t play WoW, the latest expansion release is going to be pretty in your face... more »

A Photographic Look at the Presidency Of JFK

A Photographic Look at the Presidency Of JFK

Today, The Big Picture devotes its post to the presidency of John F. Kennedy. He was elected 50 years ago this month. I figured the history geeks out there would enjoy taking a look at these photographs. My personal favorite of the group shows Kennedy... more »

News: Lost Cities comes to Facebook

Lost Cities is one of the classics of two player games in recent years. As some of you may remember from my review, I am not a fan. However, some people like it and it is coming to Facebook. You can play it as Lost... more »

A New Take On Cookbooks

A New Take On Cookbooks

Katie Shelly’s new cookbook adds a twist to traditional cookbook recipes. Instead of providing a list of ingredients followed by step-by-step instructions, Shelly’s Picture Cook cookbook illustrates the recipes. Sure, they may not provide the exact quantities and specifics that every cook needs, but as... more »

Amazing Animal Photos from Great Migrations

Amazing Animal Photos from Great Migrations

It’s fall, which means it’s time for millions of species (like these black-browed albatrosses) to head south for the winter. Last week, The Big Picture devoted a blog post to pictures from National Geographic’s new seven-part TV series, Great Migrations. Great Migrations debuted November 7,... more »

Too Cute: Nightmare Before Christmas Bento Boxes

Too Cute: Nightmare Before Christmas Bento Boxes

Okay, I’ve seen lots of cute bento boxes, but this is one of my faves. Japanese food and Tim Burton? What’s not to love? For even more awesomeness, check out Gina Lee‘s photostream. via: Super Punch more »

GameGavel – Video Game Dedicated Auctions

Looking for that rare Atari cartridge? Trying to reclaim your PS2 collection after having to sell the lot to make rent that one Summer? Have you exhausted eBay? Creeped out by craigslist? If your looking for a dedicated auction site for video game systems, games,... more »

A list of other Twitter accounts that should get TV shows

…Because why stop at S#*! My Dad Says? Here are the Twitter accounts I think would make great television. @God_Damn_Batman Synopsis: Batman, @DrunkHulk, and @FeministHulk are a crimefighting team that also share a cramped apartment. This action dramedy will be fraught with adventure, unavoidable Marvel/DC... more »

Choose Your Own Adventure Epicness and Pulptastic Title Generator

See that Contact Us button up there? I encourage you to use it when you make something awesome. I get some fun stuff that way, and this item is no exception. Via that magical button, Bradley W. Schenck sent me a link to his page,... more »

Etsy Find of the Day: Double Rainbow Pillow (What Does It Mean?!?!)

While this might not be the the most polished or well-made Etsy find you’ve ever seen, you really can’t deny that it’s just so…topical. And hysterical. And really, quite charming the more I look at it. The listing says that there has been a good amount... more »

Alice in Zombieland?!?

Threadless is an awesome site that has all kinds of kick-ass gear, including t-shirts and hoodies. If you don’t know about threadless, you should check them out cus they are a whole bag of awesome. Their latest awesome is this little ditty called “Zombies in... more »

Etsy Find of the Day: Geek Mug Set

I don’t normally dig the ’70s aesthetic, but these are pretty awesome. They’re reworked vintage Japanese mugs that unabashedly proclaim your geekery, and $35 gets the pair. Unless I decide to buy ’em first… more »

Woot-mazon.com?

You’ve heard of woot.com, right? I mean, c’mon, almost everyone in the world has heard of woot and their “clearance sale” style of bringing cool stuff to the masses at low prices, right? Anyway, woot.com was acquired by Amazon.com, and the official announcement to the... more »

Think you’re America’s Greatest Otaku?

No, really, TOKYOPOP is looking for “America’s Greatest Otaku.” Think you’ve got what it takes to be the best fan of Japanese pop culture in the U.S.? Why not try out for this upcoming reality show? All you have to do is hit up the... more »

Fanime 2010: General Impressions

First off, let me just say that FanimeCon is off-the-hook, wall-to-wall, totally extreme, random, awesome geekness. And I mean ALL of this in the best possible way. Truly. So what is Fanime? What do they have? What do they do? Why would you EVER want... more »

Meet the Last Person on Earth to Watch the Lost Series Finale

Okay, so maybe I’m being a little melodramatic about the whole thing, but hey, it really feels like I’ll be the last person on earth to watch the very last episode of Lost. I’m currently waiting to board a flight to the United Kingdom (no,... more »

Geek Laugh of the Day: Warehouse Comic

I can’t remember where I ran across this the other day, so some deserving other blog is going without their credit and I’ll apologize for that right up front. But I still want to share this because it made me laugh. Check out the rest... more »