Reviews & Features

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

While drinking anything from a …

Two Minute Video: Quick and Easy Tricks for Using Twitter on Your Phone

This whole Twitter thing might… just… catch… on. Did you know you can handle a lot of Twitter functions simply by sending text messages?

It’s a great way to quickly update your status, send messages to other users, and pull up stats without waiting for a big graphics- and data-intensive app to load on your phone. Here’s a look …

Best Viral Videos To Help You Understand Proposition 19

Normally midterm elections wouldn’t be a big deal, but it’s a big day for Californians due to Prop 19. The proposition would legalize marijuana and allow the government to tax the substance as well as decriminalize possession of small amounts in order to focus on more violent criminals. It has divided many across the country, and whether …

Best Nerdy Signs from Rally To Restore Fear and/or Sanity

For those of you who joined the thousands in Washington D.C. this weekend, you would have realized that the geeks were strongly represented in the masses. We’ve brought you a sampling of the best signage that made our inner nerd giggle… okay, embarrassingly snort. From a play on Princess Leia’s famous line to Antoine Dodson, there …

Hive Mind: What We’re Looking Forward To in November

Thanksgiving and Black Friday aren’t the only things to look forward to in November. There’s tons that’s coming out soon – and all of them make great gift ideas for the dreaded/loved Holiday shopping season which is coming up dreadfully soon. Join the Hive Mind as we tell you what you should keep your eye out for this month.

Interview: Shaun White Transforms the World with New Skate Game

What do you do when you’re a snowboarding prodigy? If you’re Shaun White, you start skateboarding and win medals for both Summer and Winter X Games in the same year. What happens then, when you’re one of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the world? You go and win a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. And after that? Well, you …

Rock Band 3 Review: You Might Accidentally Learn an Instrument

Rock Band 3
MTV Games/Electronic Arts
Developer: Harmonix
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
ESRB rating: T for Teen
System reviewed on: Xbox 360, PS3

Here’s where I’m coming from with these music rhythm games: I found myself in several bands throughout high school and college—band bands, not “Where’s my sheet music?! I lost my reed!” …

Interview: Peter Molyneux Talks Fable III

At about 1:30 in the video below, you’ll notice that Peter Molyneux makes a Batman reference. That’s because Peter Molyneux and I always wind up talking comics. When I first met Molyneux during a press tour for the first Fable, we wound up talking about Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher. And, most recently, he talked about a battle …

Robert Kirkman Talks Walking Dead Weekly

If this weekend’s premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead makes you wish you could catch up with Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s original comic version, but you can’t quite justify spending the money on the first collection sight unseen, don’t worry. Come January, Image Comics will be releasing The Walking Dead Weekly, a …

Are These The All Time 100 Gadgets?

Every so often the folks at TIME compile a list of the All Time 100 (Insert something) since 1923, the year TIME was founded. Some time last year I was asked what my 5 favorite gadgets of all time were and I happily obliged with this list. Little did I know that it was precursor to the whopping All Time 100 Gadgets list that was …

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