For some, work is a chore. For JD Samson & Men, music is a labor of love. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the electronic outfit's new, aptly titled album, "Labor." The LP's 13 tracks tackle heavy, highly personal topics suited for a therapy session -- gender identity, relationships, the challenges of making it in today's musical landscape -- yet listeners will likely experience a post-confessional lightness, buoyed by Men's synth-driven dance sound. I recently spoke to JD Samson about "Labor," the tour, gender identity, ex-bandmate Kathleen Hanna, and her favorite … Read more
X-Men: Battle of the Atom is a battle card game for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets you assemble decks of cards and battle classic villains. Put together a powerful team with characters from all 50 years of X-Men comics, and work to defeat all of the worst villains including Magneto, Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, and more. This game even supports real-time multiplayer battles.
The first time you open X-Men: Battle of the Atom, you'll get a brief introduction to the premise of the game from a few of the main characters. You can skip this introduction if you'… Read more
"So tonight, 12 leggy blondes walked up to me in a Hollywood bar. I chose the best three."
"Walking around Lake Como. Four women on my arm. None of them wants Pitt."
"Feeling pissed that Michael Douglas got Matt Damon to kiss him before he kissed me."
No, I am not fantasizing about my life. I am fantasizing about George Clooney's tweets. If he ever chose to emit any, that is.
Sadly for humanity, this is unlikely to ever happen. Clooney has expounded on his revulsion toward Twitter.
What if King Tut went up against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Or Cleopatra seduced Thor instead of Anthony? Would Anubis and Wolverine be best friends or mortal enemies? With Josh Ln's art series "Hero-glyphics," it's not too far fetched to picture some of the world's most beloved comic book and sci-fi characters mingling with Egyptian deities.
"I came up with the idea by reading too quickly," Ln told Crave. "Usually a curse, but this time I read 'hieroglyphics' as 'heroglyphics,' and then I began daydreaming of how cool that would be and which heroes would find themselves carved on ancient walls." … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Jeff Bakalar goes one-on-one with the Predator himself.
- Cosplay at Comic-Con 2013: colorful, outrageous, and Internet-friendly (pictures).
- Steel yourselves, movie fanboys, for Superman-Batman.
- Get your 3D-printed head ripped off at Comic-Con.
- The 404 Show Sideshow Collectibles booth tour.
Wolverine is putting the "snikt!" in Kinect. To celebrate the errant X-Man's return to the big screen on July 26, you can step inside the action of "The Wolverine" when you head to the theater.
Like the recent "Iron Man" immersive experience, "Be the Wolverine" is a booth in theaters and shopping centers that uses Microsoft's Kinect cameras to record your movements, allowing you to fight off ninjas atop a speeding bullet train. … Read more
While most of the X-Men have shiny superpowers, it seemed like Wolverine couldn't quite match up to some of the science-fiction abilities found among his peers -- until now.
Engineer James Hobson, who calls himself the "hacksmith," created a homemade upgrade for the comic book slasher by electrifying a pair of claws he created himself. The experiment, inspired by a similarly electrifying Thor's Hammer post on Hackaday, looks radically unsafe (and is definitely not recommended for all you at-home DIYers), as Hobson utilizes a transformer from an old oil furnace and feeds the electrical current into the claws.… Read more
Few actors have gathered as much geek street cred as Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, with credits for "Star Trek," "The Lord of the Rings," and "X-Men" between them. Now, there's news of a crossover most of us didn't see coming: McKellen says he will officiate at Stewart's upcoming nuptials.
Let's savor this for a moment. Gandalf will be officiating Captain Picard's wedding. Magneto will be helping Professor Xavier get hitched. I know it's too much to hope they'll do it in costume, but a gal can dream. I'm imagining McKellen in a Magneto costume with a Gandalf hat and beard, while Stewart dons a "Star Trek" uniform and sits in a clear plastic wheelchair (just in case Magneto decides to act up).… Read more
"When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we'll minimize the credits and tee-up the next episode," Netflix wrote on its official blog. "If you do nothing, the next episode will start to play in 15 seconds. You can also stop it to get more information or select another episode."
The benefit is clearly … Read more
The machine comes in three different flavors. The base model is the X-Men Pro ($5,699) and includes a backglass graphic with all the X-Men mutants crammed together in an explosion of awesome.
Then you have the two X-Men Limited Edition machines ($7,999) which include a few extra playfield options, such as a motorized "Ice Slide" ramp, pop-up Night Crawlers, color-changing LEDs, and a magnetic spinning disc that basically rules. The two versions of this machine include an edition with … Read more