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Via: The Daily What
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People in Turkey are really worried that “Minecraft” is going to turn their kids into hardened criminals.

The country’s Family and Social Policies Ministry has launched an investigation into the game after receiving numerous complaints from parents that the game encourages violence (particularly towards women), according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Apparently Turkey hasn’t heard of GTA V.

“In the higher levels of the game the player may need to kill women, allies and even friends for survival reasons,” the article says.

Minecraft is probably one of the least violent games in existence right now, with a majority of the game devoted to hours of mining, farming and building a life in a blocky, pixelated sandbox where anything is possible.

According to the report:

If the ministry’s investigation decides that the game encourages violence, the ministry will proceed by opening a law suit against the game for a country-wide ban.



This isn’t the first time “Minecraft” has been accused of promoting violence.

Last year PETA launched a HQ in “Minecraft” as a sort of animal sanctuary where no one was allowed to harm the digital creatures.

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If you're about to Google who the hell Tim Schafer is, let me save your keyboard: if you've ever played Monkey Island, Psychonauts, or Grim Fandango, you're familiar with his work.

Broken Age is a Kickstarter funded point and click adventure game, part one of which will be available to backers on Steam's Early Access on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Via: OxfordUnion
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Congratulations show watchers who aren't book readers! The time has come for you to be able to tell your pretentious book reading friends who've been trying to spoil the show for you to piss off, because the show is going to have to start spoiling the books.


Here's what show creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have to say about it:

We've been talking to him for a while about this. The fact is we didn't want to catch up, obviously, we would hope that the books would come out ahead of the show. But at the same time George has his process and if it takes him 20 years to finish the series, that's what it should take him. I mean, he's writing, to my mind, the great epic of our, the great fantasy epic anyway of our time. We can't rush him and I wouldn't want to rush him. And at the same time we can't put the show on hiatus. We've got all these actors, wonderful cast, I mean I think the greatest cast ever assembled for a television show. And we can't take a two year break cause you know, these guys are in demand and they are going to go off and do other stuff. So we kind of have to keep pushing forward.

Luckily, we've been talking about this with George for a long time ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading. So we'll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we're heading towards the same destination. I kind of wish there were some things that we didn't have to spoil, in terms of… for the books, but we're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on [laughs]. Just came up with that. And that's what we're gonna do.

I think the thing that's kind of fun for George is the idea that he can still have surprises for people even once they've watched the show through to the conclusion. There are certain things that are going to happen in the books that are different from the show, and I think people who love the show and want more—want to know more about the characters, want to know more about the different characters who might not have made the cut for the show—will be able to turn to the books. So, that's where we stand.

TLDR? GRRM is taking a long time to finish this series, and while D&D respect that, the show must go on (no really, they made that joke). The show will be forced to spoil some important plot points from books yet to be written, but a lot of things will be different between the two versions, too. Just think of all those characters who aren't even in the show that are in the books; they'll need conclusions too!

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Yes, behold the latest alleged NX controller leak pics. They're definitely more of a sell than the last liberated, albeit ugly one. According to redditor perkele37, the one who posted these shots:

  • Only the upper 'nubs' of the sticks move. The bottom part is static (kind of like the circle pad, but it moves along the bottom 'sphere.'
  • The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel. Though I do don't believe this will be the final design.
  • Haptic feedback is feels like Apples 'taptic' engine. Not like regular rumble.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom.
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Via: cartoonbrew
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YES. Anyone else slightly intrigued by the marked presence of blood in this image? Seeing as Samurai Jack usually busies himself with chopping off robot heads, we could be in for something quite different in the new season...


Via: cartoonbrew

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Via: comicbook
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Peter Mayhew's a cunning ol fellow, and he's been dishing out pages from an earlier script of Star Wars as it was presented in earlier drafts, throughout the year. Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca has been tweeting some behind-the-scenes insights, or rather, shocking revelations like this:

So, basically, minds worldwide have been blown 'cause it looks like Vader didn't originally kill Obi-Wan! And now the fight as it went down in the movie, for your viewing pleasure below:


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Via: EW
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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Andrew Garfield said he'd love to see Michael B. Jordan (The Wire) play a male Mary Jane: "What if MJ is a dude? Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It's hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can't he be gay? Why can't he be into boys?"

Some fans of the series have erupted in outrage, citing Peter's heterosexuality in the Spider-man canon, and MJs iconic red-haired significance to the series, plus a whole lot of homophobia. What do you think? Is this version of Spider-man already so far away from the canon that a male MJ isn't out of the question? Though he's already got the initials, I for one just don't think Michael B. Jordan could pull off ginger hair.