Opinion


Why I Turned Down a Free Screening of Bill &#038 Ted Face the Music

Why I Turned Down a Free Screening of Bill & Ted Face the Music

Last week, a siren's song came across my email inbox and social media newsfeeds: famed theater chain the Alamo Drafthouse would be re-opening, and, to celebrate, they were going to offer free early screenings of Bill & Ted Face the Music. Free, you say? Well, the price was right, even if I wasn't entirely sure […]

Magic: The Gathering: In A World Without Combos Ruination Reigns

Magic: The Gathering: In A World Without Combos, Ruination Reigns

A few days ago, our tabletop writer Josh Nelson heard an interesting question posed in the wake of a series of significant (and arguably poorly-timed) bans in Magic: The Gathering: "What would happen if every combo in Magic was suddenly banned from all formats of the game?" Josh believes that ruin would follow. The game would […]

Opinion: Magic: The Gatherings Double Masters Might Kill The Game

Opinion: Magic: The Gathering's Double Masters Might Kill The Game

Hello there, fans, players, and collectors of Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! As you may know by now, preorder sales have begun on Magic's newest expansion set, Double Masters. To the chagrin of many players who can't quite cough up the money for so many releases in the first place, that's […]

How Established Creators &#038 Major Publishers are Changing Kickstarter

How Established Creators & Major Publishers are Changing Kickstarter

Kickstarter has been a haven for indie creators to bring their projects to life for years now. The popular crowdfunding platform has allowed comics creators to showcase their dream concepts to the public, letting the book sink or swim based on the reaction. Writers and artists alike have looked to the platform to find success […]

Magic: The Gathering Art Spotlight: Seb McKinnon

Magic: The Gathering Art Spotlight: Seb McKinnon

Let's face the facts for a moment folks – Magic: The Gathering's art style has suffered from a glut of works that many people could deem as "too digital" for years now. One such piece that falls in this category is the Khans of Tarkir art for Monastery Swiftspear. It's a piece that simply feels too […]

Dastarque: The Player Characters Their Races &#038 Their Sins

Dastarque: The Player Characters, Their Races, & Their Sins

Hello there, loyal readers, and fans of Dungeons & Dragons! Our tabletop writer has been busy with writing up the plot for their homebrew campaign, called "Dastarque," and, after quite a bit of deliberation, implementation, and play, the plot is ready to be discussed with you! So, some simple character profiles for the players' characters, before […]

Opinion: How The Ancient Mew Effect Weakens Card Games

Opinion: How "The Ancient Mew Effect" Weakens Card Games

Hello there loyal readers! Today, we'd like to speak with you a bit about "The Ancient Mew" effect and how it lessens the enthusiasm that many players have regarding card games. In this article, we will discuss exactly what that means, and why it's gone from a strict novelty to a strict negative in established […]

CM Punk No Longer a Draw as WWE Backstage Ratings Drop

CM Punk No Longer a Draw as WWE Backstage Ratings Drop

It looks like WWE made the right decision by not bringing CM Punk back for a full-time wrestling run. Though WWE Backstage isn't even a year old, and Punk's appearances on the show are kept sporadic, it seems the magic has worn off, and people just aren't tuning in to see CM Punk anymore. Tuesday's […]

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Recreated A Pokemon Battle

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Recreated A Pokemon Battle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players continue creating all kinds of fun, inventive content in-game, and it's always super impressive. This time around, Redditor The-Nooksters made their own unique Pokemon battle using assets from Animal Crossing and some very sneaky video editing. It really has to be seen to be believed. Two villagers are seen engaging […]

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Hello there, loyal readers! Today we will be discussing the nature and etiquette of emotes in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, Wizards of the Coast's online interface for Magic: The Gathering play. I'd like to begin with a disclaimer that none of these opinions reflect any entity bigger than myself – they aren't the opinions of Bleeding Cool, […]

Bill Pullman Denounces Trumps Tweet of Fake Independence Day Clip

Bill Pullman Denounces Trump's Tweet of Fake Independence Day Clip

Bill Pullman has had enough of Donald Trump. After Trump tweeted a doctored video that superimposed his head on to Pullman's body to deliver the speech from Independence Day, the actor pushed back on the blatant appropriation of his work. Pullman (nee Bill Paxton, RIP/Game Over, Man) played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 […]

Opinion: Regarding Dungeons &#038 Dragons Session 0 &#038 Consent

Opinion: Regarding Dungeons & Dragons, Session 0, & Consent

Dungeons & Dragons is arguably the most difficult game to create content for. With so many Dungeon Masters trying to sculpt their perfect game, there's a huge propensity for bad DMs to "railroad" players – a term meaning keeping all agency in the game to themselves, with minimal input by the other players. Alternatively, they […]

TNA Championship Returns at Impact Wrestling Rebellion

TNA Championship Returns at Impact Wrestling Rebellion

Impact Wrestling aired the second night of its Rebellion almost-PPV on AXS TV Tuesday, and the event ended with a major surprise. Moose showed up in the main event wearing the TNA Championship that was previously replaced with the Impact Championship. Moose fought Michael Elgin and Hernandez to retain the title. Originally, Elgin was supposed […]

How The CWs Supernatural Production Pause Could Help Its Final Run

How The CW's Supernatural Production Pause Could Help Its Final Run

The CW's Supernatural (and the world) finds itself in social Purgatory as the global coronavirus pandemic dictates a new normal for the world. And yes, it does almost feel like we are living in an episode. Chuck pressed the pause button on and is screwing with Team Free Will just to delay the inevitable finale. […]

Though Well-Intended Riverdale Does Hedwig A Serious Disservice

Though Well-Intended, Riverdale Does Hedwig A Serious Disservice

Finally, welcome back to The CW's Riverdale, and, oh, and they're singing again. While it's debatable as to if every character on the show has gone insane, "spontaneous song" is the name of the game in this week's musical spectacular. Now, don't get me wrong, I like Riverdale, but not nearly as much as I […]

Magic: The Gathering Card Analogues For Batmans Gadgets

Magic: The Gathering Card Analogues For Batman's Gadgets

Welcome, Magic: The Gathering players and fans of the Batman franchise alike! This week was Batman Week here at Bleeding Cool, and today is our last entry into the hypothetical "Batman Series" of Magic card analogues. On Monday we went over the heroes of the Batman canon, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we covered its villains. This […]

WWE Wasted Golden Opportunity with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

WWE Wasted Golden Opportunity with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

With the WWE announcing today that there would be massive furloughs and cuts coming — many via text message — wrestling fans have been on edge. Mere minutes ago WWE announced a number of talent cuts, including Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. Anderson has a solid background in wrestling. From his time at Pro Wrestling […]

Wrestling Community Responds to Wave of WWE Staff and Talent Releases

Wrestling Community Responds to Wave of WWE Staff and Talent Releases

As we've been reporting on all day, WWE has done a number of layoffs today. From staff to talent, there have been a number of heartbreaking layoffs. Wrestlers from all over are going to Twitter to share there heartbreak and solidarity with those who have been let go. From simple emoji's to heartfelt anger, we […]

Our Next Doctor Who Rewatch Is Truly Heaven Sent In So Many Ways

Our Next Doctor Who Rewatch Is Truly Heaven Sent In So Many Ways

On Saturday, Doctor Who Magazine writer Emily Cook, the mastermind behind the rewatch events, tweeted that the next episode would be "Heaven Sent." Clearly, Cook doesn't like wasting any time. Writer Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay will live-tweet along with actor Jami Reid-Quarell, who played The Veil. The rewatch takes place on Tuesday, April […]

Doctor Who Series 12 Moments Exactly The Self-Care We Need Right Now

Doctor Who Series 12 Moments Exactly The Self-Care We Need Right Now

This felt inevitable. The makers of Doctor Who just released a new video. This one is a quick and cheerful compilation of the emotional, serious and happy moments of Series 12. Well, surely this is everything that's in any story, but I think they mean the cool emotional moments of the season. And yes, the […]