10 TV Shows That Hooked Us In The First 5 Minutes (And How They Did It)

We're just a few days away from the start of the fall TV season in earnest. Tons of new TV shows will be displaying their bright plumage for you. But these days, a TV show has to move fast to hook people. Here are 10 TV shows that won us over in just five minutes — and what they did to grab us. » 9/17/14 4:38pm 12 minutes ago

Critic Argues That Game Culture Is For Guys

A cultural critic who regularly critiques modern feminists is weighing in on the ongoing debate about women in games in a new video, arguing that hardcore gaming is mostly a guy thing and saying that those criticizing women's portrayal in mainstream games might as well be knocking women-targeted shows like The View » 9/17/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Lara Croft Contest Date from 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

Once upon a time, models used to dress up as Lara Croft. You probably remember that. And you might also recall a GamePro magazine contest where a winner won a date with one of those models. Only the two of them—and a bunch of PR/marketing folks, probably—know what happened on their date. Until now. » 9/17/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Roleplaying the Renegade: Lessons from My 2nd Mass Effect Playthrough

Well, I did it. I played Mass Effect again. And if there's one thing I took away, it's that it's awfully hard to have fun replaying things differently the second time around. » 9/17/14 11:30am Today 11:30am