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We’ve all heard the story. A family comes from the old country. They work hard. They hope. They dream. One of them… gets preserved in pickle brine. Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the latest and greatest in bits of plastic rapidly draining your bank account. This week: Hot Toys swings in with yet another variant Spider-Man, The Mandalorian’s little green star gets some unconventional merch, and Final Fantasy legend Testuya Nomura gets his…Read more...

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Long-running video game franchises (or uh, in this case very short ones) all have to start somewhere, and it’s not always pretty. Looking back to that origin point can show us not just how the greats began, but how far they’ve come since. Today we unearth the very first Rocko’s Modern Life video game.Read more...

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We might all be stuck at home during social distancing, but with the weather so nice and the outdoors being generally coronavirus-lite (so long as you wear a mask), it’s good to find any excuse to go out for a long walk. We’ve compiled some more auditory inspiration to get you moving and thinking—and maybe just a…Read more...

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It’s taken a long while, but Games Workshop is leveraging its tabletop empire into a whole transmedia push of comics, live-action TV shows, and animated series—and now yet another is joining the fray.Read more...

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Somehow, 2010's Inception has suddenly become topical again—an idea that seems like it was mysteriously planted in our minds by Leonardo DiCaprio himself. In reality, though, people are talking about Christopher Nolan’s trippy hit for a few good reasons: the film has been a Netflix staple for all of 2020 (when lots of…Read more...

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Well, skree-onked it. You know how the Big G is.Read more...

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Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone is back, an occasion that made us think of another 1960s anthology series that’s been put through the remake machine: The Outer Limits. With its emphasis on sci-fi—especially aliens and uncanny tech—the original episodes of The Outer Limits excelled at preying on Cold War fears. We’ve…Read more...

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Doom Patrol’s always had a habit of coming on a bit strong (in a good way) by doing away with the narrative pacing that most other cape shows tend to stick with over the course of a season in favor of getting to the point. Though “Sex Patrol” is only the fourth episode of the show’s second season, it feels very much…Read more...

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On paper, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, featuring cartoon characters from both the Disney and Warner Bros. worlds, sounds like the perfect kids film. In reality, it’s got some rather unsettling moments, including the death of the film’s antagonist, Judge Doom, which is made all the more horrific here thanks to melting…Read more...

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The Sims 4 for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One | $10 | AmazonRead more...

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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop | $1,100 | AmazonRead more...

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Japan’s newest giant Gundam is being erected near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbor in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.Read more...

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The Blockbuster Game: A Movie Party Game for The Whole Family | $15 | AmazonRead more...

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Look, we love Lego. We even love Lego when it’s destroying our wallets with incredibly cool yet incredibly expensive playsets and models of everything from Cloud City to Jurassic Park’s gates. But the company’s new line of buildable art canvases might be a bit too much.Read more...

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In basically all of his incarnations in DC’s comic books, Charles “Chuck” Brown (commonly known as Kite Man) has been a C-tier villain soaring through Gotham City’s skies before being brought down by Batman, particularly strong unexpected gusts of wind, or in the case of Tom King’s Batman run, a powerful depression…Read more...

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Image’s The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka with illustrations from Leandro Fernández and Daniela Miwa, is a comic that takes the familiar concept of functional immortality and uses it to tell a story about what it means to live through war—not in the singular sense of the word, but instead war as a facet of humanity…Read more...

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Gone are the days of Batman/Aliens and Batman Versus Predator. Or hell, even the dais of Superman and Batman Versus Aliens and Predator. Now, Marvel Comics has the rights to make new comic books set in the horrifying worlds of the Alien and Predator movies, so maybe it’s the turn of Earth’s Mightiest to face a…Read more...

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San Diego Comic-Con is about three things: sun, sweat, and cosplay. The convention may be happening virtually this year, but there’s no reason why we still can’t break out our costumes for [email protected] So, we’re asking our cosplaying friends to help us bring “Cosplay at Home” to life.Read more...

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Before the Legos. Before Spider-Man. Before Jump Street and even the Meatballs, Phil Lord and Chris Miller had an animated show called Clone High. It was only on for one season, but it has a massive cult following and gave rise to two of the most popular filmmakers in Hollywood today. And, now, it’s coming back.Read more...

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War may never change in the bleak, irradiated dystopia of the Fallout universe, but the way you’re going to experience it is: Amazon Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring the beloved RPG series to television, and it’s tapped the minds of Westworld to do so.Read more...

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Being an adult is hard nowadays. There’s the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, further escalated by bad behavior and even worse policy decisions. Sometimes, you just need to go back to the days when things weren’t nearly as complicated—even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Here are 15 movies that will help make…Read more...

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Whether or not you like The Last of Us Part 2, there’s no denying it’s a diverse game. People of different genders, sexualities, and races exist in its world, and there’s a perverse equality in the way none of them are exempt from suffering. The game’s only trans character, a religious youth named Lev, is notable for…Read more...

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I think Tuck Everlasting put it best when Winnie said: “Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of an un-lived life.” But what happens when you don’t have that option? In the latest trailer for The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, the latest immortal member of the squad finds herself face-to-face with…Read more...

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Iron Man feels like a perfect fit for virtual reality. In the movies, Tony Stark’s advanced armor operates like VR, with a virtual screen projected inside his helmet. So when I put on my PSVR headset and started playing Iron Man VR I felt like that famous, armor-wearing superhero. Unfortunately, I didn’t have to just…Read more...

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