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Microsoft to sell Xbox One Without Kinect… and…

Microsoft announced via their Xbox Wire blog a number of changes to its Xbox One Console and related services.  A new package without the Kinect camera and motion control accessory will be available starting June 9th for $399, putting the system on par with the better-selling PS4. Show More Summary

Nintendo apologizes in Tomodachi Life same-sex story

Redmond, WA – in a statement released today, Nintendo of America addressed the controversy in the upcoming relief of Tomodachi Life, a new game that allows you to simulate social interaction with characters you design and collect.  The...Show More Summary

Marc Alan Fishman: “Dear Gotham…”

My dearest Gotham, I saw that you prematurely showed yourself to the world. It’s OK to be a tease. I can forgive that. But I couldn’t help myself… I was a voyeur to your little show. What can I say? I like what you’re bringing to the table. For starters, you’re what’s all the rage […] Originally published on ComicMix as Marc Alan Fishman: “Dear Gotham…”

Marc Alan Fishman: Turtles the Size of Buicks!

No doubt you’ve watched it. If you’re of my generation? You’ve likely re-watched it several times over. And after each subsequent viewing… you ask yourself: Is Michael Bay destroying my childhood one license at a time? In response, I think we’ve all come to relatively the same conclusion– maybe a little bit. Show More Summary

Oculus Rift, Facebook, and Sharing With Crowdfunding Backers

It’s amazing how money changes things.  Norm McDonald once did a bit about buying a friend a lottery ticket for a Christmas gift – “You don’t actually want it to win…” Oculus Rift, the latest uber-cool project amongst video game mavens,...Show More Summary

Any day I can reference a Mary Worth from 2005 is a good day

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: Comic books make me a better person

I love comic books.  I have since I was five years old.  I even love comic books I don’t like. I love the way the whole of words and pictures is bigger (and better) than the parts.  I love the way that great storytellers can take a blank...Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: And The Winner Is…

Unlike my esteemed colleague Jen Krueger, I watched the Academy Awards all the way through on Sunday (although at the same time I was also fixing dinner, playing fetch with my cat, and incessantly checking my e-mails, and then laterShow More Summary

Sad sad Wednesday

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be. To Be or Not To Be is a hilarious choose-your-own adventure version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, where you can play as the title character, Ophelia, or the ghost of Hamlet's father. Show More Summary

This just in: Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi is the sweetest man ever

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to ask a child dressed as a Dalek if he can be The Doctor. There’s lots of cool moments in  this video of Doctor Who filming at Mermaid Quay, like the first scenes by new recurring castmember Samuel...Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: Pete and Me

Pete Seeger died Monday evening. He was 94 years old. You can read about his life here  in the newspaper of record. A simple Google search will get you a bunch more versions, but these are the facts. And the facts are so incredibly inadequate at this point. The first time I saw Pete Seeger perform was on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967. Show More Summary

Tweeks: Complete Alice In Wonderland Confusion

This week the Tweeks give their sometimes musical and always whimsical take on Dynamite’s Complete Alice in Wonderland hardcover graphic novel by Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Erica Awano. Tweeks Alice   (Click here to continue...) Originally published on ComicMix as Tweeks: Complete Alice In Wonderland Confusion

Martha Thomases: Whatever It Is, She’s Against It

When Brooklyn Nine Nine won the Golden Globe for best television comedy on Sunday, my first thought was, “That’s the end of that.” I mean, I love the show. I thought the episode that came after the Globes on Tuesday was really funny (although I don’t want to see any romances develop within the department. Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: Saving Mr. Disney

Like so many kids of my generation, Walt Disney was my baby-sitter when I was a kid. “Uncle” Walt sometimes showed up on The Mickey Mouse Club. He was the genial host of The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. He was the bestower of Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, Goofy and all those amazing cartoons. Alas, I grew up, as kids tend to do. Show More Summary

New Who Review: The Day of the Doctor

It’s not often you get to describe an event as being fifty years in the making. even less so do you get to mean it.  Three Doctors in three timelines converge to give them all a chance to change a terrible moment in their collectiveShow More Summary

Marc Alan Fishman: The Shoot Promo on Comics

The professional wrestler C.M. Punk truly made his mark and broke free of the shackles of mid-card obscurity by way of his infamous pipe bomb shoot promo. For those not in-the-know, a shoot in wrestling is an interview (or soliloquy some of the time) wherein said grappler breaks the fourth wall. Show More Summary

Weekend Window-Closing Wrap Up: November 17, 2013

Once again, closing windows on my computer so you can open them up on yours. The Literary Darknet of Independent Publishing: “The invisible, generally unregulated ocean of written content coming onto the market from the self-publishing community is, in some ways, a literary equivalent of the Darknet. Show More Summary

John Ostrander: The Chicago Pizza Way

Ordinarily, I’m a big fan of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. However, on last Wednesday’s night show, he took almost the whole second segment to castigate deep dish pizza, also known as Chicago-style pizza or just Chicago pizza. The whole flippin’ middle segment. I’m from Chicago. I love Chicago pizza. I’d like to refer Mr. Show More Summary

Wednesday Window-Closing Wrap Up: November 13, 2013

Closing windows on my computer so you can open them up on yours. Here we go: He’s the best he is at what he does, and what he does is oh so pretty: Proof that Wolverine is the greatest Disney princess of them all Aiming for the Scorpion Nebula, the Doctor instead lands on the beach at Brighton, and they are soon caught up in a mystery. Show More Summary

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