Newswire: A Middle Earth-ish theme park might be coming to Spain

Like the soul-aching pull of the One Ring, men have long coveted to harness the power of Middle Earth, and the mountains of gold awaiting those who would make commerce with J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world. And so the Spanish seaside hamlet of Rincon De La Victoria seeks to build its own shire-within-a-shire. “La Comarca,” which roughly translates to “The Shire,” […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Imply general coolness with this supercut highlighting fictional graphic designers

Not since Indiana Jones convinced people that they would get to use a revolver and bullwhip to conduct archaeology has a career held so much empty promise as graphic design. With a vagueness that implies both artistic freedom and a real paycheck, countless college grads have been lured with the promise of selling important clients on iconic logos. Of course, […]

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Newswire: John Travolta isn’t creepy at all, Scarlett Johansson claims

At last year’s Academy Awards, John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel’s name by calling her “Adele Dazeem.” At this year’s ceremony, while trying to poke fun at his past mistake, Travolta ended up getting handsy with both Menzel and Scarlett Johansson. The Internet reacted in moderation, giving Travolta credit for trying to get back in everyone’s good graces and acknowledging that […]

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Keyboard Geniuses: Readers celebrate the joys of jumping through the boss door

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads. Why Walk When You Can Jump? We kicked off another Special Topics In Gameology series this week. The […]

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Newswire: And now the president of Sony Pictures Digital is fired as well

The Sony hacking scandal continues to churn out new “shakeups” at the company, which is industry slang for “moving people around to pretend that a deeply entrenched culture of awfulness is changing.” Following on the heels of the company hiring noted unpleasant Fox exec Tom Rothman to replace outgoing president and fan of being fired Amy Pascal, Sony has now […]

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