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  • ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    Netflix is getting into the comic book business, but their quest for absolute cultural domination doesn’t end there. The streaming service also has a pop-up exhibit coming to the Raleigh Studios Hollywood gallery next month, and it gets its title from one of the linchpin phrases of the Netflix experience: Because You Watched. Here’s what it’s all […]

  • ‘Team Sonic Racing’ Reveal Trailer (Video)

    ‘Team Sonic Racing’ Reveal Trailer (Video)

    A recent unauthorized leak of an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog racing game has led directly to an official reveal trailer for that game, which we now know is entitled Team Sonic Racing. As the official copy makes clear, the emphasis here is on multiplayer action, similarly to the mega-popular Mario Kart franchise: “Team Sonic Racing arrives this Winter! […]

  • ‘The Magic Order': Netflix’s First Comic Book Series (Trailer)

    ‘The Magic Order': Netflix’s First Comic Book Series (Trailer)

    It figures that Netflix wouldn’t be content just to control the TV and movies we watch, and that it would try to encroach on our comic book diets as well. Enter The Magic Order, a Netflix original comic book series from from Mark Millar, whose Millarworld comic brand was recently purchased by the streaming service. It’s […]

  • ‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ Announcement Trailer (Video)

    ‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ Announcement Trailer (Video)

    Superheroes get all the attention, but let’s face it: The reason everyone loves them isn’t because of their superpowers or their costumes or their secret identities, but because of their dependable stable of super-villains. It’s these unsung he– I mean villains that are now the stars of their own LEGO video game: LEGO DC Super-Villains. Judging […]

  • Whopper Donut from Burger King for National Doughnut Day (Video)

    Whopper Donut from Burger King for National Doughnut Day (Video)

    Last week I told you about Krispy Kreme’s observance of National Doughnut Day. Back then I told you that in America, you can celebrate National Doughnut Day any way you choose, but even I didn’t expect Burger King to be among your options in that regard. That was before I learned about the Whopper Donut.  Far […]

  • Katz’s Subscription Service from America’s Favorite Deli

    Katz’s Subscription Service from America’s Favorite Deli

    Katz’s Deli in New York is probably the most revered delicatessen in the world, but like everything cool about New York City you can find some version of it almost anywhere these days. I’m talking about Katz’s Subscription Service, which gives Fat Katz all over the country access to monthly shipments of that special good stuff. […]

  • Atari VCS: Pre-Orders Being Accepted Now (Video)

    Atari VCS: Pre-Orders Being Accepted Now (Video)

    I admit I haven’t been keeping a close eye on the development of Atari’s new home gaming console. The last time I wrote it up here it was apparently going by the name “Ataribox,” but at some point along the line it got a new name: The Atari VCS, which is now available for pre-order. It […]

  • Les Parfums: Louis Vuitton’s First Men’s Fragrance Collection

    Les Parfums: Louis Vuitton’s First Men’s Fragrance Collection

    “L’Immensité.” “Orage.” “Sur la Route.” “Nouveau Monde.” and “Au Hasard.” No, these are not the members of some new French boy band, but instead the fragrances that make up Les Parfums by Louis Vuitton. It’s the brand’s first ever line of fragrances for men, which is something to get excited about if you’re a man who […]

  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • ‘Benny’s Spaceship Adventure’ is a LEGO Pinball Machine (Video)

    ‘Benny’s Spaceship Adventure’ is a LEGO Pinball Machine (Video)

    LEGO wizard Bre Burns has done something I might not have even thought possible: Created a fully functional pinball machine entirely out of LEGO building bricks. It’s called Benny’s Spaceship Adventure, and the only parts of it that aren’t LEGO are the ball itself and the coins you feed into the slot (yes, it accepts coins). Bre […]