Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I like them, keep playing them. So I didn’t know about the preview of the upcoming Zelda game that aired on the Game Awards on the 5th of this month until yesterday. Forgive me, Frisky readers, but I need to nerd out about this for a second. When my boyfriend showed me the preview, I was sitting on the couch with my jaw on the floor grinning like an idiot for four minutes while we watched the clip, and then afterward I launched into a short lecture on player demand for realism in the Zelda games and the compromises Nintendo is making to have a realistic-feeling game without sacrificing the fantasy-inspired design the series has always embraced. Keep reading »
Chicago band Firago has covered A Great Big World’s “Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)” to express their deep, deep discontent with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Chief among their complaints is that he sucks and he’s overpaid. To give you a picture of how heartily Chicagoans and football fans everywhere agree with Firago, it’s worth mentioning that the video had 8,000 views when I heard about it three days ago and is, as of right now, pushing 90,000 views. I’m assuming Cutler and his family are the people accounting for those 15 thumbs-down. [Deadspin] Follow me on Twitter.
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I love David Bowie so, so, so much. SO much. There’s a David Bowie colony in my heart that takes up most of the left ventricle. I am awed and inspired by his body of work, by the flexibility of his mind, and by his prowess as a performer and as a businessman.
That all being said, he is sometimes unbearably pretentious. Take, for example, his responses to a Proustian personality quiz given to him by Vanity Fair in 2009: Keep reading »
DJ Earworm has released his annual year-end pop hit mashup for 2014, “United State of Pop: Do What You Wanna Do,” and it’s — well, it’s pretty much as catchy and vapid as all the rest of his year-end mashups. Seriously! Go back and listen to them. They’re all about dancing and partying and listening to music. It just goes to show that pop hits have more sentimental value to the listener than actual, objective substance. That’s cool, though, we all need to dance sometimes. [YouTube]
We’ve all been there: you’re going through a rough patch in life and trying not to think about it. Your family is gathered together for the holidays and looking for a break between all the eating, so you all file into a movie theater or gather around the TV to watch a holiday classic. You thought you signed up to see something light or entertaining that has nothing to do with reality, and then out of nowhere, a depressing theme pops up. You find yourself bawling in your seat at the too-close-to-home scenario playing out onscreen. How did this happen!? The movie poster looked so cheerful! Now the rest of your day and maybe even the rest of your Christmas vacation are ruined. To help you escape this fate, I’ve put together a list of a few box office hits and annual holiday classics to avoid like the plague this season, grimly grouped by whatever tough spot you may be facing. Just stick with “Elf” and the Griswolds, friends! SPOILER ALERT: I’m going to tell you exactly what happens in every movie, so if you don’t want to know, don’t click!
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