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Eminem, RevivalFor his ninth album, Eminem lashes out at Trump, apologizes to his ex-wife, takes stock of his career and drops a few old-fashioned Slim…more

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Carmelo Anthony will return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for the first time since being traded to the Thunder, and Kristaps Porzingis hopes…more

Michael Jackson's classic "Blood on the Dance Floor" short film seamlessly integrates new footage from Cirque du Soleil in a new video for the song.The…more

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A new game based on Cartoon Network's popular animated series Adventure Time is coming to home consoles and PC next year. Titled Adventure Time: Pirates…more

First-person shooters, survival-horror games, RPGs, adventure games, and real-time tactical strategy games; these are all genres that PC has used throughout its existence to solidify…more

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It's the middle of the month, and that means now is your last chance to grab some of December's free Games With Gold titles before…more

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The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. With this installed, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can…more

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Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming…more

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With Red Dead Redemption 2 slated for release next spring, Rockstar is ready to begin drumming up interest in the game among Grand Theft Auto…more

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Final Fantasy XIV's annual Christmas-themed event is here. The Starlight Celebration kicked off this morning, and Square Enix has detailed some of the holiday-themed items…more

Outside of a few individual game discounts, sales in the Nintendo Switch Eshop have been rare up to this point in the console's life. Now,…more

More games are out now for Nintendo Switch. It's another busy week for the hybrid console; a total of 20 titles arrive on the Eshop,…more

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A patch is coming to Nintendo Switch's open-world RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. This marks the first update for the game since it released earlier this…more

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This past weekend was East Coast Comic Con, held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.  We headed over to take a look…more

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Caution: This article features spoilers for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There's been something of a stir on the net in regards to…more

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In celebration of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary release, Krispy Kreme is announcing that beginning on September 29th, two new marshmallow Kreme™-filled treats: Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts will…more

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Ricky Gervais has been discussing what we can expect from his forthcoming David Brent movie, with the comedian describing the project as “almost a musical”.…more

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With Guardians Of The Galaxy recently passing the $500 million mark worldwide, Robert Downey Jr. has taken the opportunity to praise the film, and hail…more

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Chloë Grace Moretz has been discussing the possibility of a third entry in the Kick-Ass franchise, and has described another sequel as unlikely after the…more

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A new full-length trailer has arrived for Alexandre Aja's Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe plays a bereaved lover on the hunt for his girlfriend's killer.…more

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Guy Ritchie's King Arthur looks to have found its leading man, with Deadline reporting that Charlie Hunnam is in final negotiations to join the production.…more

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead!In case you hadn't heard, Will Smith's cigar-smoking, alien-killing alter ego Steven Hiller won't appear in the sequel to the 1996 action classic…more

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Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. He was 85 years…more

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Miley Cyrus and her former fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, reportedly celebrated New Year's down under in the actor's home country of Australia.The two, along with Hemsworth's…more

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The Oscars are still over a month away, and while the nominees have yet to be announced, we just got a glimpse of what to…more

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Chris Brown has broken his silence about the assault allegations that surfaced over the weekend. A woman accused the R&B artist of stealing her phone…more

Jordan Smith, the 2015 winner of "The Voice," and his longtime girlfriend, Kristen Denny, are engaged! Smith announced the news to his followers via Twitter…more

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"Teen Wolf" star Colton Haynes appeared to open up about his sexuality in a coy social media post some media outlets have deemed his public…more

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Anna Camp and Skylar Astin just shared some aca-awesome news: They're engaged! The "Pitch Perfect" co-stars announced the news via Instagram over the weekend with…more

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We've been #blessed.Kim Kardashian shared the first photo of her new baby boy, Saint West, with fans on her personal website Saturday. The photo, titled…more

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As Motion Picture Academy members cast their ballots for Oscar nominations this week, the biggest issue for many voters isn't about who might be nominated…more

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I received today the Avengers: Age of Ultron Mini cell 35mm Film Cell Display and I’ve got to say, it is one classy item to…more

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Since Loot Crate kicked off in 2012, it seems like the market is flooding with" monthly swag in a box" distribution.  These boxes are great,…more

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5.) 31 inch Hulk Hogan  Figure This figure looks a lot like the old school LJN figure. 4.) Girl Scout Cookie Oven I think this…more

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Gotham got its next installment this week. And I'm still a bit torn about the show. Don't get me wrong. I like the show. I'm…more

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Eminem, RevivalFor his ninth album, Eminem lashes out at Trump, apologizes to his ex-wife, takes stock of his career and drops a few old-fashioned Slim…more

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Ed Sheeran recruited Andrea Bocelli for an orchestral version of "Perfect," a song from his recent LP, Divide. The Italian classical-crossover star offers elegance to…more

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Borough Con 2017 – because Spider-Man is from Queens

  With all of the cons popping around New York City there certainly does seem to be a common theme – they take place in Manhattan.  Whether it’s New York Comic Con at the Javits Center or Five Points Festival down by South Street at Pier 36, the con scene is a long trek for those in the outer boroughs.  And it’s a trek that isn’t especially kind when riddled with commuter delays.  That’s where…

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Special Edition NYC - the comic convention for actual comic readers Comic Con is by all means the Mecca for nerds, geeks and fans of all things awesome.  People gather from around the globe either to San Diego or New York to see the latest and greatest in film, tv and of course, the world of comics.  But with each year that passes, Comic Con grows and grows.  In 2014, New York Comic Con managed to have 151,000 unique attendees, beating out San Diego's 133,000 unique attendees.  And when I say unique attendees I mean individual people that are at the con, all at once.  With the cons becoming such huge spectacles, companies with advertising money to spend have reason to show up and promote their materials.  Unfortunately for comic fans, the companies with the most money to throw around are in gaming, tv and film.  Instead of just a tiny booth, these companies can afford massive kiosks or sets put together to attract those walking by.  But what about pure comic fans?  The people who attended the con in the early days, who are only there for their love of comics and don't care about catching a glimpse of a celebrity?  While Comic Con still has sections devoted to that, the space shrinks every year but luckily the creator of New York Comic Con has brought to us an answer to this growing issue: Special Edition NYC. Special Edition is the Comic Con for the comic fan.  It's a far smaller show and lacks the spectacle of Comic Con (i.e. don't come here if you're a gaming or film fan looking for a sneak peak at what's to come).  Instead it's a con celebrating the smaller things that get lost in the advertising shuffle of NYCC. Perks of Special Edition being a smaller show: I was able to spend more time with the people I met at the con.  Usually at Comic Con the lines are so long that you're lucky to take a photo with the person you're meeting as usually someone managing the line is trying to photobomb your selfie so no one else can get a similar idea that could potentially hold up the line.  Instead, because of the size, there was a level of intimacy where the comic writers and artists I met were genuinely excited to talk to fans and chit chat. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.  Usually at Comic Con I come across staff that either has no idea what they're doing, has no idea what they're talking about or decides to vent their frustration out to the world and unsuspecting con-goers.  To be empathetic with them, I can only imagine how stressful a job handling those lines must be especially with how rowdy people waiting on line can be.  And with Comic Con being as large as it is, it's only natural the staff won't know every minute detail.  But, at Special Edition, I was pleased to find people who knew the ins and outs of the place as well as were just cheerful to be there.  So kudos on making that part of the experience great! Another perk of Special Edition being smaller was the great level of coordination.  One of the things that stinks about Comic Con is when coordinating large groups of people there tend to be hiccups.  Just getting people into the place or handing badges can take an eternity. When entering Special Edition however, staff were going up and down the lines handing people hard tickets so as to not cause congestion when everyone was being let in.  It was efficient and made me less cranky to be waiting on a line! Special Edition having far more of a focus on comic book exhibitors means that it's easier to find exhibitors and the selection is great.  Don't get me wrong, I love seeing a booth brought to me by Axe body gel, handing out freebies of deodorant, but not having such booths around meant it was just that much easier to find where I wanted to go.  For years, I get lost trying to find a booth at Comic Con due to some kind of zany booth in the way but Special Edition was great because it was lacking that Hollywood / marketing flair. It's possible to actually get exclusives!  Getting a Comic Con exclusive is like winning the lotto.  It's you vs so many others looking to get the same Pop! Figure you want or comic variant you need.  It's rough trying to get a NYCC exclusive.  Special Edition was far more chill - I walked up to a booth and got the comic I wanted.  It was just that easy. Special Edition is ultimately something that needed to be made.  No longer can comic fans complain about the Hollywood nature of NYCC as the same guys have given them this great haven at another time of the year.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love NYCC and love what it's become.  I'm a fan of all of that stuff so I think it deserves the title of nerd Mecca.  But for comic fans who want just a bit more attention towards the comic section of Comic Con, definitely check out Special Edition NYC.