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Authors Daniel H. Wilson, Chris Kluwe, Rhianna Pratchett, Austin Grossman, and Chris Avellone are all here to answer your questions about the future of videogames, gaming in science fiction, and their new short story collection, Press Start to Play.http://www.amazon.com/Press-Start-Pl...Read more...

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My wife and I fell for one another while drinking crappy beer and watching horror movies of questionable quality. This last week has been a repeat of that experience, but rather than watching a movie, we’ve been cackling our way through a video game.Read more...

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Cosmopolitan asked Henry Cavill the all-important Superman question: Wonder Woman or Lois Lane? In his attempt to avoid taking a firm stand one way or the other, Cavill gave a horrible, horrible answer.Read more...

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The Walking Dead Season 5 comes out on Blu-ray tomorrow, but you can fill out the rest of your collection with this seasons 1-4 bundle for $69 right now. [The Walking Dead Seasons 1-4 Collection, $69]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-S...Read more...

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For the past few days, I’ve done very little but play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a new video game made by the well-known spa company Konami. I’ve been sneaking and shooting through deserts and forests. I’ve infiltrated bases, crippled soldiers, and taken four showers. It has been wonderful.Read more...

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Deadspin 32 Paragraphs About 32 Teams: A Thinking Fan’s Guide To The NFL Season | Gizmodo How Much Has Global Warming Worsened California’s Drought? Now We Have a Number | Jezebel You Should Probably Think Twice Before Insulting Nicki Minaj Online | Lifehacker The Best Weather App for iPhone |Read more...

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This doesn’t look impressive, but it is. It’s an up-close look at data collected on New Year’s Day in 1995—and it’s the first official evidence we have to show that “rogue waves” really do exist. Read more...

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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How will The Flash’s Professor Zoom differ from the Reverse Flash? Nintendo is considering a return to Hollywood. Jeremy Renner reveals his side in Civil War. George R.R. Martin contemplates what happens if Game of Thrones ends before his books do. Plus, a new clip from the next Maze Runner. Spoilers!Read more...

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Europa takes a simple question and makes it a challenge: Which of these are frying pans, and which is Jupiter’s moon? Eight of these are of cookware, and one is of a planetary object. How can this be so tricky?!Read more...

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Here’s some great news out of West Africa: according to the World Health Organization, the outbreak is down to its last couple of cases, with no new cases reported since early August. Read more...

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Reddit user movielover278 made a neat comparison photo that puts a the size of a super Star Destroyer into perspective: it’s the size of Manhattan, give or take a couple of blocks.Read more...

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Killjoys’ first season comes to a close with Escape Velocity, it’s a packed episode that wraps up most of the first season’s storylines while launching everyone into what promises to be an interesting followup. Either it’s showrunners are really confident that they’ll get a second season, or they’ve just left us on a really annoying end note. Read more...

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Two men who drove from Iowa to Boston for the Pokémon World Championships were arrested Friday after apparently threatening violence over social media against attendees of the event, according to the Boston Police Department. Read more...

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Hungarian bibliophile Jozsef Tari has a small hobby: collecting miniature books. Since 1972, he’s been collecting the smallest books ever printed, and in that time, has acquired over 5,200 individual titles. Read more...

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Don’t answer this puzzle too quickly. Read the question closely, and consider your answer carefully (especially if you’ve seen this kind of puzzle before).Read more...

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The last couple of weeks, I’ve discussed some of the preparations for getting stormtrooper armor up and running: measuring, accuracy, and the differences between films. This week, let’s get to putting something together. Read more...

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Last night, the Hugo Awards were handed out. And the fans rejected the attempt of a small minority to impose its ideology on the nominations via slate-voting. But last night, we also learned which works would have been on the ballot, if the nominations hadn’t been rigged.Read more...

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The boardgame industry is getting a huge boost from crowdsourcing. Five Thirty Eight has a really fascinating look at how sites like Kickstarter are helping to fuel a renaissance in gaming, and how getting funds from gamers directly allows designers to innovate and experiment. Read more...

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After months of excitement and a wee bit of drama here and there, they’re finally here: the 2015 Hugo Awards! Because this is such a fascinating, unpredictable year, we’re going to liveblog the shit out of this one. Join us!Read more...

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The gentle red glow of aurora and the richness of a star-filled sky make a picture-perfect backdrop the International Space Station.Read more...

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We just saw the first trailer for The Moon and the Sun, the movie version of Vonda McIntyre’s Nebula Award-winning 1997 novel, here at Worldcon in Spokane. It’s full of lavish beauty and intense passion, set in Louis XIV’s Versailles.Read more...

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Layla was being teased at school in Virginia for wearing an R2-D2 jacket and Guardians of the Galaxy shirt. After hearing about this, the local chapter of the 501st Legion, Garrison Tyranus decided to step in and help out: by issuing her her own set of Stormtrooper armor. Read more...

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Dallas Nagata White is a photographer based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, with a particular interest in pop culture. She recently completed a photoshoot titled Heroines Over Honolulu. The island state makes for a great backdrop for these characters. Read more...

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Earlier this week, we took a look at James Cameron’s foreword to Masters of FX: Behind the Scenes with Geniuses of Visual and Special Effects, by Ian Failes. The entire book is an outstanding compendium of behind-the-scenes information about how all of your favorite films came together. Read more...

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