Follow us on:

Posts tagged fan-fiction

Twitch Plays Pokemon: Creating an oral history in real-time

When I began my phone call Sunday evening with T.L. Taylor, an associate professor of comparative media studies at MIT, I opted to check her loyalty to the one, true Helix god. "All sensible people are," she joked. Even when observing Twitch Plays Pokemon from an academic standpoint, it's easy...

Continue Reading

Live-action Portal fan film explores the birth of GLaDOS

GLaDOS is widely considered one of gaming's finest antagonists, but like all malevolent robots she too was once a child - A brutal, sadistic child with no sympathy for terrified scientists. That's the basic premise behind Portal: Survive!, a new live-action fan film which explores the violent...

Continue Reading

Kirby's Dreamland 'movie' trailer is the stuff of nightmares

The Kirby we know and love is "one tough cream puff," but in this short from the mind of one MB McClain, he's a serial killer who ingests his victims in order to absorb their souls. His lovable antagonist from the games, King Dedede? He's a grizzled detective who vows to capture Kirby ... dead or...

Continue Reading

LGJ: Fan sequel? Still not legal.

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Lots of news has been popping up lately about fan-made sequels to some of the most beloved games of bygone days, Chrono Trigger and Star Fox being just two of the...

Continue Reading

You have to watch the Mega Man movie trailer

Fan-made movies typically fluctuate in quality from "total waste of time" to "amusing, but probably still not a great use of time." But we have to admit that the trailer from Eddie Lebron's upcoming Mega Man flick has us intrigued. You can see it just after the jump. Though we're excited to see...

Continue Reading

The world's greatest fan-fic: Half-Life: Full Life Consequences

If you've ever needed concrete proof that children are, indeed, our future, look no further than Half-Life: Full Life Consequences, an awesome piece of classic fan fiction written by a nine-year-old and then animated by a group of evil geniuses. By the way, if you need to win an internet argument...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Op-ed: NHL 15 and the Case of the Missing Modes

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 4:00PM

Image

CounterSpy review: That slinking feeling

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 2:30PM

Image

Joystiq goes back to school

Posted on Aug 20th 2014 1:30PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW