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Guy Pretends To Be Serial Killer, Terrorizes GTA Online Players

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you start hearing a little kid singing disturbing renditions of nursery songs in your Grand Theft Auto Online sessions, you better start running. Read more...

Want To Avoid The Flu On An Airplane? Here’s Where Not To Sit

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Soon,Halloweenwillend,andtheseasonwe’realldreadingwillstart.Whyfluseasonalwayshastocoincidewiththeseasonmostofustendtogetonanairplaneisavastmystery,beyondthefactthatthere’salwaysthatjerkwhocan’tstayhomeandsneezesthroughouttheflight.Fortunately,PopularSciencehasfound wherenottositwhenyouspotsaidjerk.

The Perfect Lineup of Tabletop Horror Games for a Scary Game Night

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Halloween is a great excuse to get together with friends and do some gaming. These horror-themed board and card games are perfect for playing in a single crisp autumn evening, and you might even prevent (or cause) the apocalypse. Read more...

David Mitchell Grew Up Drawing His Own Maps Of Tolkien's Middle Earth

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks both prove that author David Mitchell has an incredible knack for world-building. So it's probably not a huge surprise that he was obsessed with Tolkien as a child, to the point of drawing his own maps of Middle Earth. Read more...

The Time Traveler's Guide to Atmospheric Tourism

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So you're planning to time travel back to an earlier geological period in Earth's history. That makes sense — you want to see dinosaurs with ostrich feathers, and a young sun that's much dimmer than it is today. You've got your towel, but you're forgetting something important. You'll probably need an atmosphere suit. Read more...

‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Will Have You Stabbing Nazis As Well

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Youmighthavereadthatheadlineandthought,“Mr.Seitz,clearlyyouhaveyourgamesconfused.TherearenoNazisinRevolution-eraFrance!Theywereafewcenturiesaway!”Andyou’dberight!Theywere!Butthat’snotstoppingUbisoft!Thisdoesactuallyhaveanin-universeexplanation;remember,thisisn’tactuallythetime-period,butsomeschmoeintheMatr-er,Animus,experiencingthattimeperiodthroughhisgeneticancestralmemory.

Humble Horror Books, Bioshock Infinite's Season Pass, and More Deals

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Humble Horror Books Bundle packs in 15+ scary stories. Read more...

Meet The Feline Guardians Of America's Comic Book Stores

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Faster than a speeding roadrunner, able to leap tall bookshelves in a single bound, these mild-mannered creatures possess extraordinary superpowers—which perhaps explains why they would feel right at home in a comic book store. Read more...

20 Horror Movies Where Almost Everyone Survives

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Horror movies get their shock value from a high body count, right? The characters get killed off one by one, until there's just one survivor left — often, this is the "Final Girl." But actually, that's often not true. Here are 20 horror movies where most, or all, of the sympathetic characters survive. Read more...

The Best Moments From Last Night's Arrow

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Arrow enters its usual first-quarter holding pattern in this episode, so we don't make much progress. But "The Magician" is still peppered with great moments. Let's talk about the scenes that absolutely made the episode. Read more.....

Brain Abnormalities Linked To Chronic Fatigue

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are often told that their condition isn't real — that it's all in their head. It turns out this is true — but in a very literal sense. Researchers have learned that the brains of CFS patients...Show More Summary

Dungeons and Dragons is getting in on that miniature aerial combat craze

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

FFG's X-Wing and Wizkid's own Star Trek: Attack Wing have seen a pretty major revitalisation of dogfighting miniature games in recent years, but now the esteemed tabletop franchise D&D is getting a piece of the action, replacing spaceships with, err... Dragons. I mean, what did you expect? Read more...

LL Cool J Hints He’s Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Marvel’sgotalotinthepipe.Andit’snotjustthetwomoviesayearforthenextfiveyears,atleast.They’vealsogotoneTVseriesontheair,anotheronecominginJanuary,andfourmorehittingNetflix.Andamidallthat,apparently,isroomfortheJamesladieslove.Yep,LLCoolJishintingthathe’sgotajobatMarvel.

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Debuts Its Zombie-Fighting Bennet Sisters

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who knew the Bennet sisters could look so badass? The very first picture from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks fairly ridiculous, which is the entire point. Call me insane, but I'm kind of excited about this silly movie. Read more...

Definitive Proof That Nostradamus Predicted Star Wars

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The prophecies of the French astrologer Nostradamus remain famous more than 400 years after his death. He has been credited with predicting events like the French Revolution and World War II. But, after careful scrutiny, we present evidence that his prophecies were, in fact, plot spoilers for the Star Wars films. Read more...

The Creationist Freak Out Over The Pope's Evolution Speech Has Begun

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a speech earlier this week, Pope Francis declared evolution and the Big Bang theory to be real. His comments, while not completely unprecedented for the Catholic Church, go against the "pseudo theory" of intelligent design encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. So, how are creationists responding? Not well. Read more...

Star Trek Episodes To Help You BOOOOOO-ldly Go This Halloween

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekMovie.com

With its mission of portraying a positive, optimistic future for mankind, Star Trek isn’t really known as contributing anything to the horror genre. But this Halloween, you may want to booooo-ldly go with these kind-of horror installments to the franchise. TOS: Catspaw This is the most famous Trek/horror episode, and was famous released a few […]

TrekInk: Star Trek comics coming January 2015

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekMovie.com

IDW Publishing will ring in the new year with apes and Klingons, a new five-year mission, and a hardcover edition of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever. Details and covers after the break. January 2015 Star Trek #41 Mike Johnson (w) • Cat Staggs (a & c) Behemoth, part […]

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