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Twitch Streamer Dr DisRespect Has Scored A New TV Deal

Dr Disrespect Reported To Be Permanently Banned From Twitch

Big news coming out of Twitch today as they have apparently permanently banned Dr Disrespect from their platform and deleted his channel. The news came out of nowhere as people made the discovery this afternoon when the streamer did not go live with his usual schedule. The Dr, aka Guy Beahm, has not made a […]

Twitch Reveals The Free Games With Prime For July 2020

Twitch Reveals The Free Games With Prime For July 2020

This morning, Twitch revealed all of the games and content that will be coming out through Free Games With Prime for July 2020. We now know that Prime members can claim five games this month totally for free. (Yes, we know, you pay for Twitch Prime, but you're not buying five games. Don't be that […]

Disneyland Closes Due to Coronavirus

Disneyland Has Officially Delayed Their July Reopening

The happiest place on Earth is going to stay empty for a while longer and that is probably a good thing. Disney sent out a statement today that while Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Walt Disney World Resort have all been approved to reopen after closing down due to the ongoing COVID-19 […]

G FUEL & SEGA Come Together For A Sonic The Hedgehog Peach Flavor

G FUEL & SEGA Come Together For A Sonic The Hedgehog Peach Flavor

SEGA and G FUEL revealed today that Sonic the Hedgehog will be getting a new Sonic's Peach Rings Energy Drink, launching on August 12th. The drink will come in two options as you can get an already mixed energy drink in 16 oz. cans, or you can get the powder version to mix yourself at […]

Val Kilmer as Batman in Batman Forever. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Batman: Seal Credits Joel Schumacher Making "Kiss From a Rose" a Hit

If there's anything Seal is grateful for, it's how Joel Schumacher helped his music career. The director passed at the age of 80 on June 22nd. When looking for any love songs for Batman Forever, Schumacher approached Seal about using one of his songs. The musician shared the story via Instagram about how "Kiss From […]

LOS ANGELES - SEP 2: Nirvana, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain at the 10th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Ampitheater on September 2, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA (Image: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells For Record $6 Million

One of the most coveted gems in the grunge era sold for an unprecedented $6 million at auction. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar during the band's acoustic performance on MTV Unplugged on November 18, 1993. Five months following the episode, the singer-songwriter took his own life from a self-inflicted gunshot […]

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Mixer & Partnering With Facebook Gaming

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Mixer & Partnering With Facebook Gaming

Say goodbye to all of those Mixer feeds as Microsoft and Facebook Gaming have announced a new partnership starting today. The announcement came down on Xbox Wire this afternoon, as the company revealed that they were finally ditching their social streaming platform that was primarily running for Xbox One and PC gamers, and would be […]

Metallica Mondays Comes To Madrid For This Week's Show

Metallica Mondays Comes To Madrid For This Week's Show

Metallica, like most of the music industry right now, is off the road. To help fans pass the time, they are introducing #MetallicaMondays on their YouTube and Facebook page every Monday night at 8 PM EST. Each Monday, they will post a set in its entirety. It is a neat idea, and this week the […]

6 Unique and Magical Gifts Perfect for Dad on Father's Day!

6 Unique and Magical Gifts Perfect for Dad on Father's Day!

Can you believe Father's Day is here? If it weren't for my dad, I wouldn't be into comics or pinball. These unique and magical gifts are perfect for your father, father-like figure, or the person you may call daddy (we don't judge).  Sugarpova Candy Prices vary  Created by tennis superstar Maria Sharapova, this whimsical candy […]

Nerd Food: Pride Food Edition - 5 Items you can't Ignore!

5 More Pride Items to Show Your Wrath This Month

Now more than ever, Pride Month (or more aptly known as Wrath of Pride) is about being loud and proud of who you are. While this current administration is rolling back protections for LBGTQ+ patients, I'm rolling up my sleeves and showing my pride more than ever. These five products go to helping LBGTQ+ communities, be […]

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

In this Castle Talk Episode, Jason talks to author/filmmaker Jim Towns about his new book from Anubis Press, American Cryptic – True Stories of the Strange and Uncanny. This book is available now in paperback and on Kindle. Horror fans may know Towns from his deep, knowledgeable dives into cult horror, the YouTube series 66 […]

Comparing the Hunger Games prequel book and Shakespeare's Coriolanus

Comparing The Hunger Games Prequel Book and Shakespeare's Coriolanus

I know, the title reads like a term paper written for extra credit by a sycophantic Literature major, but bear with me. I love the universe of The Hunger Games, and the subsequent prequel book, A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes almost as much as I love the classic Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus. Warning: there will […]

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Hunger Games Prequel Book Review

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review: What a Good Prequel Should Do

64 years before Katniss Everdeen took to the arena and started setting Panem on fire, there was the tenth annual Hunger Games, and one school kid by the name of Coriolanus Snow was desperate to save what was left of his family from starvation and ruin and make a name for himself. Sound intriguing? It […]

Ten Speed Press Reveals New Dungeons & Dragons Books For 2020

Ten Speed Press Reveals New Dungeons & Dragons Books For 2020

During D&D Live 2020, Ten Speed Press revealed all of the new books they have coming for Dungeons & Dragons in 2020. Among the new books on the way are a cookbook called Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook, a new specialty journal for adventurers called The Book of Holding (Dungeons & Dragons): […]

Miranda, Smith, Gustin, Barrett & More Join Plague Nerdalogues for BLM

Miranda, Smith, Gustin, Barrett & More Join Plague Nerdalogues for BLM

When COVID-19 hit, the entertainment industry went into an unprecedented lockdown, the greatest international health challenge since the H2N2 pandemic of 1957-1958. Suddenly, everybody was available but nobody could be anywhere. Writer and journalist Marc Bernardin (Critical Role, Alphas, Castle Rock, Star Trek: Picard) was motivated to do something to help people in need. He got an […]

My Chemical Romance North American Tour Dates Rescheduled

My Chemical Romance North American Tour Dates Rescheduled To 2021

To the understanding of many people living in North America, as well as the dismay of, even more, recently-reunited alternative band My Chemical Romance have announced that they will be rescheduling their North American tour dates into 2021. Due to the rampant nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and elsewhere, My Chemical […]

Metallica Mondays Heads Down Under For This Weeks Show

Metallica Mondays Heads Down Under For This Weeks Show

Metallica, like most of the music industry right now, is off the road. To help fans pass the time, they are introducing #MetallicaMondays on their YouTube and Facebook page every Monday night at 8 PM EST. Each Monday, they will post a set in its entirety. It is a neat idea, and this week the […]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Has Officially Been Canceled

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Has Officially Been Canceled

In a move that really surprised no one, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has become the latest convention get canceled in 2020. A lot of people have been waiting for this to happen, and more or less assumed that Celebration Anaheim was going to be the latest convention to get canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While […]

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Control Is Getting A Vinyl Soundtrack Release From Laced Records

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games, and Laced Records have come together to release the soundtrack for Control on vinyl. The soundtrack will be comprised of 16 tracks recorded by BAFTA award-winning composer Petri Alanko (Alan Wake, Quantum Break) and G.A.N.G. award-winning composer Martin Stig Andersen (Limbo, INSIDE, Wolfenstein.) Apparently, the soundtrack was created in some very […]

5 of the Cutest Disney Picnic Items for the Summer!

5 of the Cutest Disney Picnic Items for the Summer

Warm weather can only mean one thing; outdoor dining. I love going on picnics during the summer and enjoying all the summer fruits and veggies. Picnics are a safe way to maintaining social distancing from people, plus they won't break the bank since you're making and packing your food. Need some new picnic gear? We […]