More Damning Evidence That Dr. Oz's Green Coffee Bean Diet Is A Scam

Earlier this year, the fat-burning effects of green coffee bean extract – an extract touted by daytime TV's Dr. Oz as a "miraculous" weight-loss aid – were called into question by the Federal Trade Commission. Now, the 2012 study purporting to demonstrate the extract's effectiveness has been retracted. » 10/22/14 2:23pm 31 minutes ago

Which Series Did You Love — Until It Killed Your Favorite Character?

Death adds real stakes to a fictional universe. If nobody ever dies, then nothing feels real. And yet some deaths don't just diminish us all, they just plain ruin a series. For good. Which science fiction or fantasy series lost its heart, or just became less good generally, when one character died? » 10/22/14 2:23pm 31 minutes ago

These 'sexy' Lord of the Rings costume designs aren't what you'd expect

It's less than 10 days to go till Halloween, and that means there's weird, wonderful and just plain awful 'sexy' costumes out on shelves everywhere - but this trio of lovely Lord of the Rings-themed designs by MJ Alexander are for characters who don't usually get the Sexy treatment. » 10/22/14 5:07pm 46 minutes ago

Dark Souls II’s DLC May Be The Peak Of The Whole Series

Dark Souls II's three expansions are a wonderful culmination of everything From Software has learned about making Souls games. And they should be considered essential playing for anyone who enjoyed the series so far. » 10/22/14 4:34pm Today 4:34pm

6 Prequels That Surpass Their Originals

Most prequels are bad. This is due to many staying to close to the originals that they become pointless as we already know what's going to happen like The Thing prequel. Others are simply bad and result in massive inconsistencies and headaches such as with Star Wars Episodes 1-3.http://io9.com/there-is-an-in... » 10/22/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Toys R Us pulls Breaking Bad figures from sale after angry petition

As the collector's market for action figures has grown, it's been unsurprising to see the rise of toys based on 'adult' properties - almost everything has action figures these days. But after a Florida mother saw Breaking Bad toys in her local Toys R Us, media attention has seen the figures pulled from shelves. » 10/22/14 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

The Coldest Object In The Universe Has Been Created In An Italian Lab

For a period of 15 days, a cooled copper mass enclosed in a cryostat container may very well have been the coldest object in the Universe. At -273.144 degrees Celsius, it nearly achieved absolute zero. The technique, which resulted a world record, could produce important new insights into exotic particle physics. » 10/22/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Morena Baccarin Joins Gotham As One Of Batman's Future Allies

The former star of Firefly has joined Gotham as Leslie Thompkins, a doctor who cares for Gotham's neediest, a friend of the deceased elder Waynes, and a surrogate mom-to-be of young Bruce Wayne. Thompkins will be a recurring character in season 1, but Baccarin will officially join the cast full-time in season 2. » 10/22/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Why Superhero Movie Fans Need To See Birdman

Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero… » 10/22/14 12:21pm Today 12:21pm

The Evil Within: The Kotaku Review

Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I'd also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It's one of those games that's so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive. » 10/22/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Why Adaptations changing things up can be a good thing

Game of Thrones' book reading fans were given a bit of a shock yesterday when set pictures from the TV show's upcoming season revealed another huge change from the source material - but amid the concern, there was some hope. Sometimes, change can do us all some good when it comes to adapting our favourite works. » 10/22/14 3:04pm Today 3:04pm

Sunset Overdrive Is Ready for the Apocalypse. Are You?

Are you the type who spends your Saturday afternoons standing in the park wearing a sandwich board proclaiming the glorious conflagration that's just around the corner? Is your fallout shelter stocked with a ten-year supply of nutritional bars, bottled water, and triple-ply toilet paper? Or maybe the words "incoming… » 10/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. io9 readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/17/14 2:37pm Friday 2:37pm