How Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change

Minutes after I walked through a metal detector—and some time before she was flocked by well-wishers at the best-attended gaming lecture I've ever been to at New York University—I recently listened to the media critic Anita Sarkeesian describe eight things she'd like to see changed in video games. » 2/26/15 5:32pm 55 minutes ago

A Tim Burton-Inspired Short About A Little Girl Who Gets A Pet Piranha

Pets can be an excellent way to teach kids about responsibility and how to treat living creatures, but not all pets are a great idea for kids. And when the little girl in this cheerfully macabre short film accidentally ends up with murderous piranha instead of a goldfish, things get bloody very quickly. » 2/26/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

A Better Look At The Doctor Who Funko Pops Reveals The Cutest Dalek

Funko unveiled a line of Doctor Who toys for their ever-growing, ever-consuming Pop! Vinyl license at New York Toy Fair, but now we can get a full look at the whole line in this slew of promo pictures. Multiple Doctors, and a TARDIS to put them all in! Cybermen! Cute little Daleks! Oh my. » 2/26/15 5:18pm Today 5:18pm

Artist Puts Original 1960s Enterprise Model Into Star Trek Movie Scenes

The 1965 model of the U.S.S. Enterprise usually hangs in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, but right now it's being restored. It's still a thing of incredible beauty, even after 50 years. So artist Nick Acosta took photos of the original model as it is now, and inserted it into iconic shots from the Star Trek » 2/26/15 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Concept Art From Blomkamp's Chappie Looks Like A Lost Judge Dredd Tale

Nobody does weird, silly dystopian near futures like District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. And this concept art from his new movie Chappie — which we're premiering exclusively at io9 — makes his world of robots and thugs look like something out of Judge Dredd, or some other 2000 A.D. comic. » 2/26/15 11:51am Today 11:51am

République for PC, Zelda Animated Series, and More Deals

République is one of the most remarkable mobile-first games ever created, and its PC/Mac port is 20% off today on the Humble Store and Steam. [Republique Remastered, $20] » 2/26/15 12:46pm Today 12:46pm

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading: Choose from Over One-Million Titles

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than one-million titles to choose from instantly. io9 readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. » 2/23/15 10:03pm Monday 10:03pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

Don't let low battery life hamper the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, io9 readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:53pm Yesterday 4:53pm