The Most Astonishing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon... Part 2!

They sure know how to party in Seattle. Yesterday, we brought you a batch of incredible cosplay pics from Emerald City Comicon — but today's photos are way more stunning. Including some costumes we've never, ever seen done before. Check out best of ECCC's cosplay, day two! » 3/29/15 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

The People Who Make Brutal Video Game Porn

Before you can understand one of the most popular Tomb Raider porn videos online, you need to know about a key scene in a recent Tomb Raider game. » 3/11/15 5:39pm 3/11/15 5:39pm

10 Villains Who Were Supposed To Come Back... And Never Did

Every villain always threatens to return and wreak vengeance. No baddie worth their salt ever gets beaten and then announces they're going to retire. But some villains make an especially big noise about how they'll be back... and then, crickets. Here are 10 villains who made a big splash, and were never seen again. » 2/11/15 10:15am 2/11/15 10:15am

By The Goddess, Look At This Wonderful Mass Effect Cosplay 

You know it's a job well done when I have to question if this is a person in cosplay or the actual Liara T'Soni from the Mass Effect games made flesh through an act of sorcery - but rest assured, this is Jen of Soylent Cosplay, doing an outstanding job recreating everyone's favourite Asari scientist. » 1/02/15 1:33pm 1/02/15 1:33pm

I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone

I self-identify as a straight male-bodied dude, but recently I've taken to playing as a female-bodied character in many games. It's not something the majority of people do, but it's also not uncommon. Oddly, however, men play as women far more than women play as men. Let's break down why people choose the avatars they… » 5/16/14 3:27pm 5/16/14 3:27pm

Y'all Sucked At Naming Commander Shepard

What did you name your Commander Shepard? Wait. Let me guess. Your Shepard—assuming you went with something other than the default name—has one of the names in the image above, right? » 5/15/14 5:29pm 5/15/14 5:29pm

New HBO Show Makes A Pretty Good Joke About Mass Effect's Ending

The characters on HBO's new show Silicon Valley work in tech, and they clearly know a thing or two about video games. So when it comes time to articulate the pointlessness of one of their peers, they've got a pretty solid frame of reference to work with. » 4/14/14 4:25pm 4/14/14 4:25pm

Space Nuns! Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson tweeted that he's "blown away" by the new content and technology being worked on for BioWare's mysterious new game series. And that it involves "Space Nuns." Curiosity? Fully engaged. » 3/30/14 4:20pm 3/30/14 4:20pm

Tons Of Details On Game of Thrones, Including What's Not In The Books!

Could X-Men: Apocalypse bring back Gambit and Nightcrawler? Find out what's in store in the third Hobbit movie. There are details about what The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Oscorp is up to. Find out what's going on with the Mass Effect movie. Plus, Marc Guggenheim pitches another Arrow spinoff. Spoilers now! » 3/24/14 6:00am 3/24/14 6:00am

Who's the most awesome alien race in the entire universe?

Science fiction is full of alien races who kick all kinds of ass, including tough warrior races and highly advanced super-intelligent aliens. But who's the greatest race of all? Which race do you wish you could go spend a year or two living with? Who's most likely to conquer all other races in the multiverse? » 3/19/14 2:33pm 3/19/14 2:33pm

​10 Scientists Who Played God (And Didn't Get Punished)

Fictional mad scientists usually meet a dreadful fate: destroyed by their own creation, or by villagers with torches. After all, we can't send the message that dabbling in the universe's secrets is okay. But sometimes, a scientist is just too clever, or lucky, to get burned. Here are 10 mad scientists who didn't get… » 11/14/13 10:07am 11/14/13 10:07am

11 Fearsome Warrior Races (That Would Be Ridiculously Easy to Defeat)

An entire species of warriors is one of the most thrilling tropes from science fiction and fantasy. Bred only for combat, with a culture based entirely on war and destruction. But sometimes that single-minded focus on slaughter can actually have its drawbacks. Here are 11 fictional warrior races that would be easy to… » 10/03/13 10:00am 10/03/13 10:00am

Robot Separatists: The Best Stories About A.I.s Leaving Humanity Behind

When we finally create artificial intelligences and supersmart robots, everybody expects the very next thing they'll try and do is wipe out humanity. Right? Maybe not. Some artificial creations just want to be left alone, to do their own thing. Here's our semi-complete list of stories about robot separatists. » 10/01/13 2:34pm 10/01/13 2:34pm

Scifi and fantasy ladies pose as Rosie the Riveter for Labor Day

Labor Day isn't just an excuse to barbecue or squeeze in one last trip to the beach; it's also the day we remember the contributions of workers to society. These scifi, fantasy, and superheroines pay tribute to the wartime labor icon Rosie the Riveter—and show off their guns. » 9/02/13 12:00pm 9/02/13 12:00pm

A Love Letter To Mass Effect 2's Normandy

The Normandy SR2, Shepard & Co.'s ship from Mass Effect 2, couldn't get a better memento as far as I'm concerned. YouTuber ultrabrilliant's amazing clip is the latest one in his series celebrating beautiful game worlds. » 8/21/13 1:51pm 8/21/13 1:51pm

This Amazing Life-Sized Mass Effect Party Member Is Made of Paper

You might not be able to have conversations or go into combat with this papercraft version of Jack made by tankball, but you've gotta admit, it's pretty freakin' cool. » 8/17/13 10:26am 8/17/13 10:26am

Amazing Mass Effect cosplay that tells an unseen story of Aria vs Wrex

One of the great tantalizing things in the Mass Effect universe is the story of Wrex's greatest fight, a brawl that destroyed a space station — against an Asari who turned out to be Aria. And now, two amazing cosplayers have brought that fight to life. » 4/15/13 1:16pm 4/15/13 1:16pm

Seriously, why hasn't a video game been nominated for the Hugo and…

Of all the landmarks in science fiction history that we predicted would happen in your lifetime, there's one that I really can't believe hasn't happened yet. Why hasn't a video game been nominated for a Hugo or Nebula Award? With games like Dead Space, Bioshock, Mass Effect and Portal featuring complex world-building… » 1/11/13 11:25am 1/11/13 11:25am

21 Pictures that Sum Up the Whole History of Science Fiction

Science fiction is the genre of ideas — but it's also given us some unforgettable pictures along the way. Every era in science fiction's history has shown us a new vision of the strange and futuristic, and one image can spawn a million reflections in your mind's eye. » 11/20/12 10:29am 11/20/12 10:29am