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Should Video Games Get Olympic Representation?

25 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Video Games! Y ou've heard of them. But what you might not be so aware of is 'eSports' - the growing genre of highly competitive multiplayer gaming. But are eSports really on a level where we should be seeing digital athletes at the Olympics? Rob Pardo, formerly of Blizzard, thinks so. Read more...

Could Anyone Actually Endure The G-Forces In The New Star Wars Trailer?

55 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we could help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene. Turns out, they're more believable than you probably think. Read more...

NPR Interviews Film Score Composers

58 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week, NPR 's "All Things Considered" is running a fantastic series of interviews with film score composers. "You'll hear about the magic of the Wizard of Oz score, how 5/4 time inspired Halloween 's terrifying theme, and why a Canadian says he's become to the go-to composer for films requiring South Asian-inspired soundtracks." Read more...

Wait, Now You'll Be Able To Own Every Pacific Rim Jaeger As A Toy

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Okay, so I was wrong. Turns out that NECA will be making even more Pacific Rim Jaeger figures to complete your collection - a new poster released by the company over the holidays has given us our first look at two more Jaegers that really round out the complete collection of on-screen mechs in figure form. Read more...

MIT Students Build Handmade Wooden Roller Coaster For Incoming Freshmen

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The coaster was designed by three mechanical engineering juniors and built in the span of a week by the incoming freshmen who would ride its wooden rails. In early designs, the coaster even had an internal loop. Unfortunately, MIT's Environment Health and Safety department said "no upside-down people. Period." Read more...

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

For a limited time, you can download Andy Weir's The Martian for only 3.00$ here.Here's the blurb:Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (December 22nd)

In hardcover:Stephen King's Revival is up one position, ending the week at number 3.Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library is down one spot, finishing the week at number 9.Anne Rice's Prince Lestat is up three positions, ending the week...Show More Summary

[Best & Worst '14] Adam’s 5 Least Favorite Horror Games of 2014!

2014 has been an excellent year for anyone who enjoys a night of spooky gaming, but it’ll almost definitely pale in comparison to the impressive line-up that 2015 has in store for us. It’s a little surprising how good this year has been, since the year that follows the launch of a new console generation […]

‘Shovel Knight’ keeps it all old school

THE PLAYER David D’Angelo and the six-person team at Yacht Club Games are sometimes accused of living in the past. […]

An Aerial View of Two Ecosystems

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The border between Mongolia and China falls roughly on the border between two ecosystems. In this satellite image from the US Geological Survey (USGS), you can see where the northern steppes of Mongolia give way to the southern Chinese desert. The transition zone is known as the Edrengiyn Nuruu. Read more...

Book Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

15 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : Genre Reader

I received a review copy of The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley way back in January when the book was first published. While it took me awhile to read it, I'm glad I was a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to book 2. Instead of a terribly written review, I thought […]

Official 'Dark Shadows' cast photo released

Now that's better. After a weird photo of star Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins surfaced last week, Entertainment Weekly got a first look at the cast from the movie adaptation for the '60s vampire soap Dark Shadows. No word on whether this photo's release has been planned for weeks or it's surfacing to counter the bad reaction to the Depp shot. Show More Summary

'Paranormal Witness' recap: The Poltergeist/Watch In The Wilderness

BY AMANDA POOLE Paranormal Witness is a reenactment program airing on Syfy at 10 p.m. on Weds and highlights stories taken from everyday people's encounters with the paranormal. Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, actual...Show More Summary

'Paranormal Witness' producer Mark Lewis on Syfy's new hit

BY AARON SAGERS Syfy's Paranormal Witness is a bona fide hit for the network, and brings chills from the world of the unexplained into the living room through spooky reenactments and intense eyewitness interviews. Instead of relyingShow More Summary

Set your DVR: 'Horrors of Stephen King'

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced it will celebrate Halloween this year with the King - Stephen King. In the documentary A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, author and filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau will chat with the horror master about the classic scary films that influenced him the most. Premiering Monday, Oct. Show More Summary

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando begins ... Now!

Tyra Banks &"Lady Luck," photo by Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort Let the fear begin - again. For 25 nights, beginning tonight and going through Oct. 31, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights returns. This year, guests...Show More Summary

'Supernatural' Friday: Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard on Season 7

Misha Collins When we last left the Winchester brothers, things had gone to hell in Heaven. Castiel has left his angelic self behind to become God after the Civil War in Heaven and a battle over the souls in Purgatory. Sam has his memories...Show More Summary

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