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We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

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Creating a character for a role-playing game is an intense experience. It’s thrilling and intimidating—often at the same time—to invent a fictional version of yourself and send them out on adventures. It’s another thing entirely when the character you’re making is based on the person in front of you.Read more...

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George R.R. Martin is known as a bloodthirsty writer, lopping the heads off your favorite A Song of Ice and Fire characters (sometimes quite literally) with a reckless abandon that barely gives you time to grieve before the next blood-spattered literary massacre. His latest kill may be one of his most tragic though:…Read more...

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Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is one of the most curious characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even after three films, we still don’t really know all that much about just who Wanda Maximoff is and what she can do.Read more...

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Star Wars was the first major franchise that Lego licensed for a series of sets that went on to become a massive success for the company. That was in 1999, however—six years after Jurassic Park originally hit theaters. But now that the movie is celebrating its 25th anniversary, Lego is righting a terrible wrong and…Read more...

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Catwoman is a terrible movie. Even one of the writers behind Catwoman wholeheartedly agrees with that sentiment. That’s why, when Halle Berry says that the movie should get a more positive consideration due to its part in bringing more diverse superheroes to the big screen, we’re a little hesitant to agree. But one…Read more...

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Humble’s ebook bundles don’t always hew close to Humble’s gaming roots, but this one certainly does. Pay what you want today for nearly $200 worth of digital gaming comics based on series like Assassin’s Creed, Dark Souls, The Evil Within, and even, uh, Tekken. The comics are all DRM free, but you’ll need to pay at…Read more...

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In mid-2016, a few months before the release of their first game, Mafia III, the developers at Hangar 13 in Novato, California gathered for an all-hands meeting. There, according to two people in attendance, Christoph Hartmann, president of the game’s publisher, 2K, told employees that their bonuses would be tied to…Read more...

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Since 1980, hockey-masked slasher Jason Voorhees has starred in 12 movies, including the Friday the 13th remake, the one set in space, and that one where he fought Freddy Krueger. Friday the 13th: Part 13 certainly has a catchy ring to it, but the reality is that the proposed sequel has been in struggle mode for…Read more...

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A same-sex relationship may have been left on the cutting room floor of Marvel’s Black Panther film, but the comic that showed how two Wakandan women fell in love has been recognized as a standout graphic novel for LGBTQ representation by GLAAD.Read more...

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Ever since Gotham introduced Jerome Valeska in season one, a character that over the course of the show acted increasingly like the future Joker and dressed like the future Joker and laughed like the future Joker and also had his face cut off and stapled back on like the Joker of the comics, fans have wondered if he…Read more...

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Take a moment to think of a Jeff Goldblum role you absolutely hate. Having a hard time coming up with one? That’s because bad Goldblum performances don’t exist. The man is an intergalactic treasure, and he can even make awkward pauses entertaining, as this four-minute highlight reel of random Goldblum noises proves.Read more...

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The goofy animal friends created by animation legend Jay Ward are getting re-imagined yet again, this time in a new series premiering next month on Amazon Prime.Read more...

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A Quiet Place is effective not just because it’s a good horror story, but because of how many questions it doesn’t answer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we’re still eager to know. Luckily, director, co-writer, and star John Krasinski is here to explain things. Most importantly: How the hell can people fart…Read more...

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Universal has unveiled a nearly 18-minute fan recreation of Jurassic Park, with actors, animation, and puppets bringing some of the film’s most classic scenes to life. You know what they say: Fandom, uh, finds a way.Read more...

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When news broke that Jessica Chastain would play grown-up Beverly in It: Chapter Two, the bar was raised. With the Oscar-nominated actress on board, the whole cast would need to reach an incredible level—and, with the next two likely additions, it seems probable that’s going to happen.Read more...

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Comic book shops can be great or awful places, depending on where you go. But they remain a key part of how many people experience the characters and creativity that the comics medium has to offer. A recently released book gives a fascinating glimpse at the challenges and pressures that store owners have to face in…Read more...

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Last night, news broke that Donnie Yen would be joining the on-screen talent of Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Mulan. Now it’s come out that he’ll be joined by two other superstars: Gong Li and Jet Li will be playing, respectively, a new villain and a powerful ruler.Read more...

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Crack open a cold one, folks. Jessica Jones is coming back for a third season.Read more...

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Shirtless Bear-Fighter was, as the name might imply, a bit wacky. The Image series was a loveable smorgasbord of action movie homages (and shirtless bear fighting), but now one of its co-writers, Jody LeHeup, is moving on to an interstellar thriller in The Weatherman. We spoke to him to learn a little more about the…Read more...

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As inevitable as the sun rising and setting, a new Star Wars movie is coming, and with it, tons of new toys—ready and waiting to empty your wallet even before you get to the movie theater. In fact, the monetary assault of Solo merchandise begins at midnight tonight, so if you’re planning on picking up a Wookiee or six…Read more...

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When Rampage the movie finally becomes Rampage, the video game it was based on, it really works. Seeing giant mutated animals destroy tall buildings is so ludicrous and stupid it’s hard not to watch it with a smile on your face. It also fits with the rest of the movie, which is equally ludicrous and stupid... and…Read more...

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Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner, so it’s time to talk about one of the most beloved ships in the MCU: Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. In this latest (and possibly greatest) episode of Total Shipshow, Kotaku’s Gita Jackson talks about why “Stucky” is the best Friend Ship out there—and why all Steve…Read more...

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Deadpool may be a master of breaking the fourth wall, but not even he can get around some muddled rights issues. At least, according to one Marvel artist.Read more...

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Nigel Stanford is known not only for his great music, but also for creating music videos that show the coolest things science and robotics can achieve. Now, Stanford is using NASA’s vast video archives to venture into the realm of science fiction, and we’ve got the first look at his latest space-age music video.Read more...

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