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Star Trek Online unveils in-game Leonard Nimoy memorial

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One week after the death of Leonard Nimoy, the developers of five-year-old MMORPG Star Trek Online have unveiled plans for an in-game tribute to Nimoy and Spock. According to a blog post by the game’s Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa, players will soon find several memorials to Nimoy and his most famous role. 

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Watch Adam Sandler reminisce about Chris Farley's eating habits on Conan

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On Thursday night’s episode of Conan, Adam Sandler said he told Lorne Michaels he was ready to become the “next Eddie Murphy” during his early days on SNL. 

The comedian reminisced about cast dinners and Chris Farley’s lengthy “double-down” orders to which Conan said, “Chris Farley loved to eat to a degree that I’ve never seen since.” Also there was that time they all went to dinner with Michael Keaton, and when the check arrived, he went full Batman. 

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Marvel announces Guardians of Knowhere, a Blade Runner-esque mystery set during Secret Wars

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As Secret Wars looms closer, Marvel is slowly revealing a number of new series diving into the fates of the characters caught in the multiversal mashup of Battleworld. But today, Marvel has revealed exclusively to EW that Battleworld isn’t the only surviving terrain in the Secret Wars. It has a moon in its orbit, one that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen Guardians of the Galaxy—Knowhere, the head of a dead Celestial-turned-seedy-cosmic slum. In a brand new series, Guardians of Knowhere by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato, the Secret Wars have left the Guardians of the Galaxy, without a galaxy left to defend, wrapped up in a mystery that leads them to Knowhere—and the machinations of a mysterious new villain.

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The 2015 Independent Games Festival winner gives you 20 minutes to explore a dying galaxy

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For 17 years, the Independent Games Festival has served as Sundance for video games, a place for idiosyncratic, unusual games about things you’d never see in big-budget marquee games—although those games are honored from the same stage under the banner of the Game Developer’s Choice Awards.    The IGF winners and nomineess are where boundaries are pushed and notions of what constitutes a game are challenged. Much like any awards ceremony, the IGF isn’t the end-all, be-all for indie games or bold new ideas,  but it’s a pretty good place to dive in and check out what’s happening in the scene—and maybe be surprised by what’s possible in a video game.    Here’s the full list of winners, announced at last night’s ceremony: Read Full Story

Legend of Korra creator posts official Korrasami art: Their love is so real

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Korra fans, rejoice! The canonical romance between Avatar Korra and Asami continues in a piece of brand-new art from The Legend of Korra co-creator Brian Konietzko. 

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Comics writer Gail Simone skewers sexist critiques of women in comics

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Gail Simone (Secret Six, Red Sonja), one of the most well-known and widely respected women writing superhero comics today, has heard just about every argument there is as to why some fans think the way female characters have been treated is totally fine and doesn’t need to change at all—as well as their many gripes with female fandom. On Twitter on Thursday, she decided to demonstrate how absurd those arguments were by applying them all to male characters and fans.

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Neil Patrick Harris on hosting the Oscars: 'It's a beast'

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Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting stint at this year’s Oscars ceremony was met with mixed reviews. Some jokes landed (“Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest—sorry, brightest”) while others fell flat (“Everybody calls her Jenny from the Block, and everybody calls him Chris Pine”).

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Justin Bieber's bare chest controversially covers Men's Health

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Justin Bieber’s contrition tour continues with an ab and arm-tastic cover of Men’s Health, but some are questioning whether the Biebs’ physique had some help from Photoshop. 

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Shadow of Mordor takes top prize at Game Developers Choice Awards

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, last year’s The Lord of the Rings game that helped to chart new territory in open world action games, was awarded Game of the Year at last night’s Game Developers Choice Awards.

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How House of Cards broke new ground for video games in pop culture

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When history looks back on pop culture, House of Cards will be remembered for the quiet way it gave us the first US President who played video games on television. Sure, the show will also be remembered as some sort of game changer for how we consume serial narratives, but that’s small potatoes. Inventing new paradigms for entertainment consumption? Easy peasy. Standing in opposition to longstanding cultural stereotypes about video games? That’s some ballsy stuff. 

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