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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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Game of Thrones meets Taylor Swift in 'Blank Page' parody

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Every Game of Thrones fan has grieved the loss of at least one of their favorite characters. But throwing in some Taylor Swift makes it a little more bearable, judging from a new parody called “Blank Page.”

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'Wolfenstein: The New Order' gets a prequel and an old timey trailer

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Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of 2014’s sleeper hits, a game that came out during a relative dry spell in big-budget shooters and surprised everyone with a great story and modern approach to one of the oldest names in shooters. Now, developer MachineGames has announced that they’re going to revisit The New Order with a new standalone prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. 

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Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headsets are coming in 2016

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Sony’s bid into the virtual reality market just took one step closer to being an actual reality.

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Rock Band 4 is set to release this year

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Dust off those plastic guitars, dig out that fake drum kit, and start practicing your vocal harmonies—Rock Band is making a comeback.

Harmonix announced today that Rock Band 4 is currently in development and is slated to hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime later this year. While the developer is remaining tightlipped on the soundtrack and exact features, fans can expect the core beat-matching gameplay to make its return.

More importantly, Harmonix is building Rock Band 4 to not just be the premier music game of this console generation, but also make sure it’s the only one you’ll ever need.

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Jimmy Kimmel explains why he doesn't read his own Mean Tweets on air

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Jimmy Kimmel stands as one of late night TV’s beacons of comedy every night.

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This week's cover: All about Jimmy Kimmel from his family, friends -- and Ben Affleck

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You may know Jimmy Kimmel as the late night dude with a penchant for pranking who used to be the co-host of The Man Show and The Sports Guy on KROQ. Which means you may not truly know Jimmy Kimmel. That’s why in this week’s EW cover story, we go beyond the stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!—and through the stages of JImmy Kimmel’s life—to paint a more detailed, and, yes, perhaps surprising picture of the person who stands as one of the best reasons to blow off your bedtime.

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Jeff Lemire talks Descender, your new sci-fi obsession

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Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is Descender. A brand-new comic book series from the acclaimed team of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, Descender is a gorgeous, moody story about a future where a lonely robot boy searches for a home in a galaxy that hates and fears him. While comics fans are eagerly awaiting Descender solely based on the strength of its creative team, it’s also a story that those less well-versed in comics might want to check out—Sony recently bought the film rights to Descender, a full month before the first issue even hit stands.

Recently, writer Jeff Lemire sat down with EW to talk about Descender and the themes the series will explore—everything from our relationship to technology and cultural intolerance to the problem with sc-fi action. Here’s your chance to get on board with what might be the next big-screen blockbuster. 

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Amazing fan film imagines an X-Men movie directed by Wes Anderson

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A lot of times, fan films done in the style of an idiosyncratic director tend to be a mixed bag—you never know if you’re going to find an internet gem or a bit of forgettable fluff. This fan film imagining Wes Anderson’s take on the X-Men, however, is the real deal.

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Mary-Louise Parker to star in Simon Stephens' Heisenberg off Broadway

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Mary-Louise Parker is set to star in Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg—and no, it’s not a show about Breaking Bad’s Walter White.

The show follows two strangers who run into each other in a London train station, changing their lives forever. Kenneth Welsh will star alongside Parker, who most recently appeared on stage in 2013’s Snow Geese.

Heisenberg begins previews May 19 and opens June 3 at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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