conspiracy theories
Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real

On a sunny morning in early 2000, Joseph Matheny woke up to find conspiracy theorists camped out on his lawn again. He was making coffee when he noticed a face peering in a ground-floor window of the small, three-story building he rented in Santa Cruz. Past the peeper, there were three other men in their early 20s loitering awkwardly. Matheny sighed and stepped outside. He already knew what they wanted. They wanted to know the truth about Ong’s Hat. They wanted the secret to interdimensional travel. Read More >>

toys
This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalises the Speedy

Even awkwardly tripping and stumbling on a throw rug would look super cool when played back in slow motion, as YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys have shown us time and time again. But with Hasbro’s new The Slow-Motion Race Game players don’t need a £100,000 high-speed camera to create a slow-motion effect; just lots of patience, steady pacing, and a willingness to potentially embarrass themselves. Read More >>

star wars
Put Yaddle in Star Wars Games, You Cowards

Star Wars games like Galaxy of Heroes and LEGO Star Wars include hundreds of characters. Some are popular, like Han Solo or Darth Vader. But many of these games also include lesser-known or obscure characters, like Bib Fortuna. Yet after decades of Star Wars games, everybody keeps omitting a character. A Jedi Master who sat on the Jedi Council, who was incredibly wise and patient. I’m talking of course about Yaddle. Why is she being overlooked and how can we fix this? Read More >>

hq trivia
HQ Trivia Reminds Us It Still Exists by Announcing Plans to Get Shittier

It’s about to get way, way harder to win any money playing HQ Trivia. Read More >>

games
A Guide to Kingdom Hearts 3, for the Disney Fan Who Has No Idea What This Franchise Is

At the end of the month—outside of any potential, agonising last-minute delay—one of the most anticipated moments for games in 2019 is going to happen: After years and years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally come out. Are you a Disney fan who’s wildly confused as to what the deal is? We’re here to...let’s say help. Read More >>

art
Two Artists With Wildly Different Styles Create Stunning Posters of Your Favourite Video Games

The late, great Roger Ebert once expressed the controversial opinion that video games can’t be art. And while he was certainly entitled to that point of view, there are cases where it’s factually false—like a new art exhibit that’s soon to open in Los Angeles. Read More >>

year in review
The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We've come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could and should have been better. Grab a chair and dive into the best and worst of 2018. Read More >>

technology
New Technology Changes We’re Excited About for 2019

2019 is the year that tech gets it together, we can feel it. Read More >>

games
Uncharted Loses Its Director Thanks to Another Video Game Movie

It’s game over for Shawn Levy and Uncharted. The director has left the video game adaptation to make another film, a film that just so happens to also be about video games. Read More >>

gaming
This Simple Video Game Shows You How to Sort Your Trash

How many of us are guilty of throwing compostable chopsticks in the trash? Or food-soiled aluminium containers in the recycling? A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has figured out just the way to help us get it right: a video game. Read More >>

gaming
A Brief Guide to the Comics History of Spider-Man PS4’s Three New Suits 

Another batch of Spider-Man DLC is out now, and you know what that means—hot new spider-threads to collect, and take pictures (pictures of Spider-Man!) with. This time around, all three new suits are actually from the comics, so here’s a quick little primer to their origins on the page. Read More >>

art
This Collection of Magic: The Gathering Art Is Out of This Elemental Plane

Magic: The Gathering is home to a world—or rather worlds—of fantastical characters, especially the Planeswalkers, the legendary figures that venture across the multiple planes of reality to summon magical creatures and do battle. This great new art collection from Gallery 1988 celebrates these mighty mages in true style. Read More >>

gaming
Give Your Old GameCube Controllers Wireless Superpowers With This Simple Switch Adapter

Kirby and I will fight anyone that dares suggest the Nintendo GameCube didn’t introduce one of the best controller designs of all time. Countless Super Smash Bros. devotees agree with that sentiment, which is why Nintendo has even re-released it. But it’s 8Bitdo that’s created the best way to actually use a classic GameCube controller with your Switch. Read More >>

watch this
Ryu From Street Fighter Fights Captain America in This Animation, Because It’s Cool

Ryu’s been getting around lately. Sure, yeah, he’s in Street Fighter. But he’s also in Smash Bros. And he’s a Power Ranger? And now he’s a Lego man, fighting Captain America? Read More >>

death
The Best and Worst Afterlives in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The concept of a great beyond, whether heavenly or hellish, exists across so many fictional universes—be they part of belief systems or, more often than not in the realms of sci-fi and fantasy, actual planes of existence. We've gather up a few our of favourite afterlives. Read More >>