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Artist herrimanjoe put together this infographic on the rising price of tuition at Hogwarts. He may have been The Chosen One, but could Harry Potter have gone to the wizarding school without all that priviledge? J.K. Rowling says yes...

The new pictures of Pluto and its moon Charon from the New Horizons' fly-by have been a vast improvement on the previous look at the dwarf planet. Now, with such hi-res images, NASA scientists have a detailed look at the geological features of both celestial bodies. These features need naming, and while Pluto has it's sahre nerdy namesakes cough Cthulhu Regio cough, Charon is really where the geeky planetary scientists let their freak flags fly.

Here's a breakdown of all the Geek references NASA scientists chose in naming the various chasms and mountains of Charon.

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Warner Bros. might make a Dungeons and Dragons movie
Via: Mashable
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Warner Bros. wants to take the imagination out of the game.

The studio announced Aug. 3 that it has a script and producers lined up to make a new Dungeons & Dragons movie.

Mashable has the story:

The announcement signals the resolution of a rights-holders lawsuit between Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast LLC and Sweetpea Entertainment, each of which will be involved in the project. What it does not signal: any sort of guarantee that a Dungeons & Dragons movie will actually get made.

Warner Bros. has had enormous success with the fantasy genre, through franchises like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings — but those were literary adaptations with rabid, built in followings and established characters. Dungeons & Dragons, first published in 1974, went on to become the world's most popular role-playing game — but the cultural relevance of real-world RPGs went into staggering decline with the rise of video- and massively multiplayer online games.



You might remember that they tried this back in 2000 with a weird, lame movie of a thing with Thora Birch, Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans. It only has 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and dragged in a scant $7.3 million on its opening weekend.

That won't detract from the enthusiasm.

Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman talked some marketing talk in the circulated press release.

"We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."



We should also not ever let you forget about the 1982 film Mazes and Monsters. Born out of the cultural panic that D&D would turn your children into murdering psychopaths, this gem stars Tom Hanks in his first leading role.

Oh, and it's available on YouTube if you have the inclination.



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"What do you mean you don't have Greninja? He's like the best starter ever!"

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News of the Street Fighter V roster has been a slow drip that will probably continue until the game releases in spring 2016, but the latest will surely make that wait even longer for some fans of the fighting series.

The Official Playstation Blog, too excited to contain themselves, announced that Vega will return with his mask and three-pronged claw for the next Street Fighter iteration.

A mainstay in the franchise since his introduction in Street Fighter II, Vega believes that beauty is the truest form of strength and that he alone is the epitome of perfection. The mask he wears serves to protect his face from the blood of his victims, and his deadly three-pronged claw ensures he is able to dish out pain from a safe distance away. Learning ninjutsu at a young age from a Japanese acquaintance, Vega quickly shot up the ranks in Shadaloo, eventually becoming one of the four bosses of the criminal organization.

...[H]e now has the ability to sheathe his claw during battle in exchange for new moves, such as a command grab, as well as new attack properties, greatly changing the way he approaches each fight. Knowing when to toggle between the two styles will be the key to success, and it also allows for new combo possibilities. Conversely, Vega will no longer be able to pick up his claw once it's knocked off, so knowing how to fight without the claw is a must!



Capcom has only announced 10 of the 16 total launch characters so far with Vega joining Ken, Ryu, Chun-LI, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie and Necalli. Four characters will be completely new to the series.



The announcement might have been a way to take attention from the disappointing beta over the July 25 weekend that kept the vast majority of players from testing the game.



For all of you Xbox One owners out there, Sony has bought exclusivity rights. So the only way you're going to play it is by buying a Playstation 4. Does Vega make it worth it for you?

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