What turned you into a genre fan?

So Spaced99 and I were talking about influences on the Lovecraft books thread, and the topic of what turned us into SF/horror/fantasy/monster fans came up. I was born in the early '70s, so it was a pretty rich period for genre stuff — Star Trek and Batman reruns on TV, lots of superheroes and sci-fi shows on Saturday… » 1/19/14 5:51pm 1/19/14 5:51pm

Gambit: Cajun Thief By Day, 90s Go-Go Dancer By Night

Why is Gambit dressed like a 90s stripper? Empire Magazine released a bunch of new X-Men Origins: Wolverine stills, and we got a closer look at Taylor Kitsch as the card dealing, explosion-causing, mutant Gambit. While I agree with this casting, I can't help but draw attention to the terrible wardrobe choice. » 12/01/08 8:00am 12/01/08 8:00am

Studio Pushing For Plucky Family-Friendly Wolverine?

Click to view » 8/21/08 2:08pm 8/21/08 2:08pmSounds like there's a power struggle on the set of . According to Hollywood Elsewhere, director Gavin Hood () and Fox co-chairman and CEO Tom Rothman are in a back and forth about the direction Wolverine should take: uber-gritty darkness, or a tad lighter for the kiddies? Click through for more details on…

Design Your Own Starship with "Beyond Protocol"

You're a galactic warlord with the latest space tech and a pile of resources burning a hole in your pocket. What kind of spaceship would you like to design? You'll get to answer that question in a million ways if you play Beyond Protocol, an online game being developed by Dark Sky Entertainment. It will feature… » 7/11/08 8:00am 7/11/08 8:00am

Car Wars the Way It Was Meant To Be Played

If you've ever played Car Wars, the pen-and-paper game of post-apocalyptic vehicular combat, chances are that you probably love it despite all its flaws. Now, imagine playing it on a 12' by 8' 3D city block filled with skyscrapers, ramps, an overpass and carnage, not to mention 15 other psychotic drivers. Scared yet?… » 6/29/08 2:30pm 6/29/08 2:30pm

Wouldn't You Prefer a Nice Game of Martian Chess?

If you ever find yourself hanging out a coffee shop with J'onn J'onzz or John Carter, you should know how to play Martian Chess. It's just similar enough to Earth Chess to drive you mad as you move your Queens, Drones and Pawns in an effort to claim the most points. I met the creator of Martian chess here at Origins… » 6/26/08 11:03am 6/26/08 11:03am