Are you a cosplayer going to this year’s New York Comic-Con? Then do I have good news for you. io9 and Kotaku are throwing our first ever Cosplay Ball on Thursday, October 6, presented by Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. There’ll be drinks, dancing, and a lot more, so mark the date in your calendar, and stay tuned for details…
Metal Gear is a series that’s (at least partly) about giant mecha and Cold War drama. It may be pure fantasy, but in the early 1960s, the US did actually build a giant two-armed military machine: the “Beetle”.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is everything I'd want in an Aliens game starring tragically overconfident space Marines. It is spectacular with sprays of gunfire, acidic green blood, and horrific death.
These photos (and they are genuine photos, not a photoshops), of Grand Moff Tarkin, were taken in 2011. Yet the man who played the Star Wars villain, screen legend Peter Cushing, died in 1994.
The funniest character from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul isn't the little gray alien — it's Jeffrey Tambor's Adam Shadowchild. We interviewed Pegg and Frost and got the backstory on Tambor's arrogant science fiction author. [io9]
You're a nefarious supervillian and you want to transform this city into a hive of mind-controlled minions. But you also need the element of surprise. Two new scientific studies offer a possible solution: behavior-changing proteins in sperm! [io9]
A new therapy, called cognitive-bias modification, has allowed people to relieve anxiety and the strain of certain addictions. It doesn't involve a doctor or medications, just a few minutes a day on a computer performing some simple tasks.… [io9]
Since there aren't many (living) people around in Dead Space 2, you're left with more time than usual to admire the architecture of Titan Station. And what better way to admire it further than with this concept art.
Finishing off Giganta in D.C. Universe Online this week, I was treated to this scene, and a reminder that no matter how much the medium matures, comic books' emotional attachments are made in your youngest and most vulnerable years.
This is either a new, possibly leaked trailer for Batman Arkham City. Or is this just a fan mod of the first game? Either way, who needs Robin, when the Joker can help Batman beat up the bad guys?
This week I found myself doing something I've never done before with an iPad. Playing a game, not to pass time, but because it was fun, frightening and I wanted to see what was going to happen next.
We've seen the Xbox 360 Kinect control robots before, but never robots with tasks this important. A group of graduate engineering students at the University of Washington are using Microsoft's device to guide the actions of surgical robots.
Ever wonder what those amazing cosplayers you see at video game and anime shows get up to when the crowds of photographers aren't around?
The people running the video game League of Legends knew they had a problem. They had the same problem that makes much of the Internet unpleasant. Too many people were being jerks online. They're hatching a novel solution: citizen justice.
THE FORERUNNER STORY-the history of my people-has been told many times, with greater and greater idealization, until I scarcely recognize it.
I primarily use my iPad for video games, but I realized recently that it could be perfect for reading comics, something I enjoy doing. But then I tried to buy some.
It was a controversial year for gaming. The past 12 months saw the in-game assassination of Castro, playable Taliban, a Freedom of Speech shaking Supreme Court case and the call for a ban on Blood Minerals in gaming consoles.
Why is Angry Birds such an addictive game? According to University of San Francisco psychology professor Mel Joseph Ciena, it's a combination of repetition and a "false impression you're competitive and achieving something." Oh come on, we're saving eggs!