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Three years ago, Marrone was considered the most toxic coach in the NFL. Now he has the Jaguars one win away from the Super Bowl.…more

Femi Kuti protests war and promotes worldwide peace with his new video for "One People One World," the title track from his upcoming 10th LP…more

Remember We Happy Few, the BioShock-inspired survival game that entered Early Access back in 2016? Developer Compulsion Games is still working on it, but today…more

Arc System Works' highly-anticipated fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ, is almost here. The cel-shaded 2.5D fighter follows a 3v3 format similar to Marvel vs. Capcom…more

Now in its second week, the first season of Overwatch League has been steadily making progress. While it's still very early on, and many of…more

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Fall Out Boy's seventh LP comes with a tense back story that befits their emo roots: The band scrapped Mania last year at the last…more

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's cause of death will not be revealed until at least April, a London coroner's office announced Friday.The coroner's officer Stephen Earl…more

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's previous two video games, 50 Cent: Bulletproof and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, are two of the most fascinating licensed…more

Pokemon Go developer Niantic recently announced a new recurring event for the game called Community Days, which will be held every month and give players…more

2018 is here, and January is bringing with a variety of new content to streaming services. Amazon has announced all of the movies and TV…more

Looking for a way to ring in the new year that involves little more than your couch and a TV? Luckily for you, the start…more

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Apple found itself facing some unwanted attention last year when it was revealed the company throttles performance of older iPhones to compensate for battery degradation.…more

Niantic has rolled out a new update for Pokemon Go. The patch, version 1.59.1 for iOS and 0.89.1 for Android, is a fairly minor one…more

Activision is in need of a new chief executive officer. Eric Hirshberg, who has served as Activision Publishing's CEO since 2010, will part ways with…more

Alongside the new Blizzard World map, Overwatch will soon receive a variety of new cosmetic items and an update to loot boxes. Blizzard has begun…more

Nintendo enjoyed a great deal of success throughout 2017 thanks to Switch, and that didn't change during December in the United States. Ahead of NPD…more

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The Eagles' franchise quarterback hasn't been taking time off during rehab; instead, he has remained focused and involved in Philadelphia's game plans.more

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A bunch of new games are now available for Nintendo Switch. This week is another fairly busy one for Nintendo's hybrid console; 16 titles launch…more

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Destiny 2's latest Faction Rally event is a significant one, as it is the first to take place since Season 2 kicked off with the…more

Dashboard Confessional unveiled a stirring new song, "Heart Beat Here," set to appear on their upcoming LP, Crooked Shadows, out February 9th via Fueled by…more

Microsoft has rolled out a new batch of game discounts for Xbox One and Xbox 360. A big selection of titles are on sale for…more

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick barely addressed quarterback Tom Brady's injured right hand during a news conference on Friday morning.more

Update: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is now free on PS4 as well as PS Vita in the US. However, you may have to 'purchase' the game…more

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The Hornets have been encouraging teams to make offers for Kemba Walker and are willing to use the All-Star point guard to incentivize a trade…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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Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is big. His name alone rakes in more money from merchandise than the Avengers combined. So now that he’s…more

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No matter how strong you are Breast Cancer can get you!!  My mom (my superhero) was diagnosed not too long ago and I saw the…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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  With all of the cons popping around New York City there certainly does seem to be a common theme – they take place in…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

Five Points Festival was hosted at Pier 36 this past weekend and was an absolute blast.  Smaller on the scale of cons, it provided a…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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Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is big. His name alone rakes in more money from merchandise than the Avengers combined. So now that he’s…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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No matter how strong you are Breast Cancer can get you!!  My mom (my superhero) was diagnosed not too long ago and I saw the…more

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Fall Out Boy's seventh LP comes with a tense back story that befits their emo roots: The band scrapped Mania last year at the last…more

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's cause of death will not be revealed until at least April, a London coroner's office announced Friday.The coroner's officer Stephen Earl…more

Dashboard Confessional unveiled a stirring new song, "Heart Beat Here," set to appear on their upcoming LP, Crooked Shadows, out February 9th via Fueled by…more

Franz Ferdinand offered a theatrical flair to their manic dance-rock single "Always Ascending" on Thursday's Tonight Show. The band opened on a dimly lit stage,…more

Fall Out Boy played a hard-hitting, guitar-heavy version of "Hold Me Tight or Don't" on Thursday's The Late Show. The quartet did without their usual…more

Kylie Minogue released her new song "Dancing," the euphoric first single her upcoming album Golden."Lyrically, 'Dancing' is really interesting. I guess, on the surface, it…more

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The Eagles have settled a lawsuit filed last year to prevent a Mexican hotel from calling itself Hotel California. The hoteliers, Hotel California Baja LLC,…more

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Like Brits did with U.S. punk, Swedes Klara andJohanna Söderberg repurposed Davis Sisters-style country harmony on their 2012breakthrough "Emmylou" into a bright new thing, laying…more

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"It's giving me a heart attack-ack-ack" blurts Merrill Garbus at the start the first Tune-Yards release in nearly four years. What's "it"? Take your pick…more

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Remember We Happy Few, the BioShock-inspired survival game that entered Early Access back in 2016? Developer Compulsion Games is still working on it, but today…more

Arc System Works' highly-anticipated fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ, is almost here. The cel-shaded 2.5D fighter follows a 3v3 format similar to Marvel vs. Capcom…more

Now in its second week, the first season of Overwatch League has been steadily making progress. While it's still very early on, and many of…more

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's previous two video games, 50 Cent: Bulletproof and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, are two of the most fascinating licensed…more

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2018 is here, and January is bringing with a variety of new content to streaming services. Amazon has announced all of the movies and TV…more

Looking for a way to ring in the new year that involves little more than your couch and a TV? Luckily for you, the start…more

If you're in need of new shows and movies to stream this week, Netflix is ready. The streaming service is adding quite a bit of…more

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Apple found itself facing some unwanted attention last year when it was revealed the company throttles performance of older iPhones to compensate for battery degradation.…more

Niantic has rolled out a new update for Pokemon Go. The patch, version 1.59.1 for iOS and 0.89.1 for Android, is a fairly minor one…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.