Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
Good rivalries—the kind that get you really riled up—are hard to come by. We haven't very many good rivalries in a video game since Pokémon Red, in my opinion. But as much as people hate Gary Oak, he's got nothing your rival in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
Takeshi Kaneshiro, who will forever be known for Onimusha, is in the headlines again in Taiwan after a typhoon blew through the island earlier this month. Interestingly enough, Kaneshiro himself wasn't making the waves, but rather a tree that he sat under in a commercial once.
Using indie video game designer Phil Fish as an example, this video explains the cycle of fame and hate, and how it generates more and more fame. Why do we hate some famous people so much? Why does hate generate even more attention and fame? It's a fascinating process.
The last page of Marie Claire's May issue features Beth Ditto talking about what's inside her handbag. The contents are refreshingly down-to-earth: "101" straggler earrings; a maxi pad; a Burger King receipt; a screwdriver. But Ditto also has an iPhone. On which she plays Fruit Ninja. She says:
Snoop Dogg and Zac Efron spent last night at the H.O.M.E. Foundation's STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge in Hollywood, where Efron battled fellow actor Michael Strahan in Madden NFL 11 for the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation.
Artist Tyler Shields brings together the Backstreet Boys' Aj McLean, Madmen's Michael Gladis, an attractive naked woman, and Halo in a twisted tale of love, friendship, betrayal, and murder. Check out Shield's website for some NSFW stills from the shoot.
Telltale Games are hard at work on their new Back to the Future games with the help of Christopher "Doc Brown" Lloyd and Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale.
When they're not making Disney television shows about living in suites located in hotels and cruise ships, the Sprouse brothers are busy hawking goods. In this case, Nintendo goods.
In a recent interview with Surfer magazine, pro-surfer Bruce Irons proudly told the mag that he's a gamer, just not a World of Warcraft gamer.
Spotted at last week's Bulletstorm party, Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson hangs out with former All That co-star and current Kotaku columnist Lisa Foiles.
Overheard asking a Microsoft rep if they'd like his son to playtest games for them, Sinbad was seen wandering the Microsoft booth at CES this weekend.
Tonight on his NBC late night show, Jimmy Fallon will talk video games with Microsoft. It won't be the first time that gaming has cropped up on the show, and Fallon promises it won't be the last either.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Stephen Fry is Best at everything. Actor, writer, director, comedian, poet, documentary maker, blogger, etc. etc. and bloody etc. again. In the UK we consider him a national treasure on a par with Excalibur, the Koh-i-noor Diamond and Queen Victoria's secret pr0n stash.