Monthly Archives: November 2015

Buy Halo 5 on Some Military Bases, Get a Collectible Coin

Troops who pick up a copy of Halo 5: Guardians on certain military installations can snag a limited edition coin commemorating the game.

Challenge coins a part of military tradition in the United States armed forces, and the Halo 5 coin looks everything the part of a quality challenge coin. The coins were first spotted on reddit, but not all locations carry them.


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Constantine on Arrow is This Week’s TV Highlight

While there are a handful of new shows popping up this week - like TNT's Agent X and Netflix's new Aziz Ansari series Master of None - our spotlight pick is going to an already established series that's having a really cool character crossover event.

Well, it'd be an actual honest-to-goodness crossover event if NBC's Constantine was still on the air. But still, this is awesome. Matt Ryan is guesting on Arrow this week as John Constantine. Which works to officially bring that character into The CW's DC TV-verse. Something that could never have happened if Constantine was still on the air. So a bit of a pyrrhic victory here for fans of the NBC series. The show had to burn down in order for Constantine to rise from the ashes and appear on Arrow. But *raises glass* here's to Matt Ryan popping up some more on Arrow in the future. Along with The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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Samus Aran Comes to Life in Metroid Live Action Short Film

Nonprofit production studio Rainfall has created a live action fan film starring the leading character of the Metroid series.

Called Metroid: The Sky Calls, the film is a twelve-minute short following bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores alien signals picked up in deep space. And yes, you'll see appearances from both the Morph Ball and the Arm Cannon.

According to Rainfall's official post about the film, director Sam Balcomb used a similar style to the Alien films for The Sky Calls' aesthetic. To get its retro look, the film employs "VHS transfers and scanned 16mm film stock."

The Nerdist's Jessica Chobot stars with Halo 5: Guardians' America Young performing motion capture.

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Mad Max Director Loves Fury Road Fan Theory

Shortly after Mad Max; Fury Road came out, a fan theory began to circulate online. Tom Hardy's Max wasn't really Max at all – as in Max Rockatansky, the character portrayed by Mel Gibson in the three previous movies.

Here's what Mad Max creator and director George Miller had to say when we told him all about the theory:

If you're unfamiliar with the speculation, it posits that Hardy's Max is actually 'The Feral Kid' from Road Warrior, who has inherited Max's leather jacket and V8 Interceptor. And there's definitely some evidence to support this interpretation:

  • Rockatansky gives The Feral Kid a wind-up music box, which is similar to the one we see Hardy's Max have in his possession (it's found by one of Immortan Joe's wives as she pokes about the War Rig).
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Worlds: How SK Telecom T1 Won the 2015 League of Legends Championship

It’s all over. After weeks of battling it out on the Rift, SK Telecom T1 are your 2015 League of Legends World Champions.

They didn’t seem to have too much of a struggle, either. Going 15-1 over the course of the tournament, Faker and co. didn’t drop a single game until Game 3 of the Finals. There, against their LCK rivals KOO Tigers, their blood was finally spilled against their fellow Korean countrymen. But the upset was not to be. 2015 was simply the year of SK Telecom T1 rising again and proving they were the best in the world.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera Delayed, Loses Lead Director

Torment: Tides of Numenera has been delayed to 2016, developer InXile Entertaiment has announced.

In a update on its Kickstarter page, the studio confirmed that its super successful crowdfunded RPG won't be out in 2015, and has instead been pushed to an unspecified date next year.

In addition, project lead Kevin Saunders announced that he is leaving the studio. "With the major creative and production decisions now resolved, and the team charging full speed toward completing the game, inXile and I have decided it is time for me to depart from the studio," he said.

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New Star Trek TV Series Coming in 2017

Star Trek is returning to TV with a new series.

Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Fringe) will serve as executive producer and new episodes will be available exclusively on the CBS All Access digital subscription service, following a special one-time preview broadcast on CBS leading into the premiere. It will be the first original series developed for U.S. audiences on CBS All Access, which costs $6 per month. CBS launched All Access last year, becoming the first of the major US broadcast networks to debut a standalone subscription service, which includes both current and vintage programs.

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek: The Original Series

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Our Favorite PC Games of October

Jared Petty returns to join Mitch Dyer, Tal Blevins, and Dan Stapleton for a rundown of the month's best games. Plus, the PC gang examines what actually makes for truly great horror, the unlikely success of Minecraft: Story Mode, and Arkham Knight's awkward return to Steam.

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