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In 'Velocity 2X,' new-school speed meets old-school charm

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“Just one more level,” I told myself more than a handful of times as I played Velocity 2X. The game took a few levels to grab me, but within minutes of playing, I was hooked.

Before players are inundated with a bunch of big-budget action games and shooters—Destiny releases just one week from now­— today, developer Futurlab managed to slip in their space shooter Velocity 2X. It may not be able to compete with the bombast of releases coming in the next few months, but I likely won’t enjoy such a wholly crafted and purely fun experience this fall as Velocity 2X.

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Loki fans, rejoice: Here's an entire movie about him

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Few comic book characters have received a bigger boost from a movie adaptation than Loki, Son of Odin. Before 2011’s Thor, Loki was generally rendered as a malicious grinning creep, a “trickster” bad guy with less substance than a season-3 Adam West Batman villain.

There were occasional exceptions–but nothing that ever matched the geekosphere-spanning depth charge of Tom Hiddleston’s scene-stealing performance. Hiddleston gave Loki an air of dreamy-tragic cool–he’s Asgard’s rebel without a cause–and then Avengers gave Hiddleston a greatest-hits selection of villainous one-liners. The character was practically the co-lead in Thor: The Dark World–and in a franchise that’s shockingly low on even halfway decent villains, he’s arguably just as important for the ongoing health of the onscreen Marvelverse as any of the non-Downey superheroes. READ FULL STORY

Warner Bros. registers four superhero-movie domain names: Is this DC Phase 2?

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Warner Bros’ explicit attempt to conjure up their own superhero-movie mega-franchise has led to a summer of tantalizing hints and possible red herrings. Is Dwayne Johnson playing Shazam…or is he playing Shazam’s nemesis? Will the Aquaman movie feel 300-y or Castle-ish? If Guillermo Del Toro talks about a movie, does that mean it’s definitely happening or definitely not happening? READ FULL STORY

Watch the tiniest football player ever in this 'Madden' glitch

Madden 15 has only been out for a week, but already it’s produced some of the funniest game glitches players have seen in a while. First, catapulted a Minnesota Viking into the sky, and now it has a NFL player the size of a doll.

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Watch the super creepy trailer for 'Resident Evil Revelations 2'

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While they await news about Resident Evil 7, fans of Capcom’s franchise can keep themselves entertained with the Resident Evil Revelations 2. 

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Explore the universe of 'Destiny,' streetview-style

Want a sneak peek at the worlds you’ll be shooting through when Destiny comes out next week? Know how to use Google Maps? You’re in luck: Destiny Planet View is an interactive web app that uses Google technology to map out three of the planetary locales to be featured in the new game from Bungie, the creators of Halo.

On top of flipping through screenshots and hype videos, Destiny Planet View also has some backstory sprinkled throughout. There might even be a few Easter eggs hidden away in there. There is also more to come, apparently: a cursory exploration of the Moon yielded a few points of interest that were currently filled with placeholder videos. Will Bungie use Planet View to hide away tidbits that are relevant to the full game? Who knows—but it’s worth a look. See what you find.

'Girls' meets 'Glee'? Watch the trailer for 'College Musical' with Allison Williams

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Sometimes if you think lovely, wonderful thoughts, wishes can come true.

YouTube stars Kurt Schneider and Sam Tsui have finally released the trailer for the college-set musical film aptly titled College Musical. The movie was made four years ago and features a pre-Girls Allison Williams and Tsui himself. The film, which will stream live around the world tomorrow at 8 p.m. PST from Los Angeles’ YouTube Space, may give us another peek at Williams’ singing skills before she stars as the lead on NBC’s Peter Pan Live! in December.

Casting, Broadway dates set for Larry David's 'Fish in the Dark'

Yes, it’s real, and it’s happening—Larry David’s hotly anticipated Broadway debut has officially set its dates.

David will make his acting and Broadway playwriting debut in Fish in the Dark, a new comedy directed by Anna D. Shapiro that starts previews February 2 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for March 5.

David will star alongside theater veterans Jayne Houdyshell and Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), as well as Rosie Perez, Jonny Orsini (who made a splash in his Broadway debut in 2013’s The Nance) and Jake Cannavale, son of two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Fish in the Dark—described simply as “a comedy about a death in the family”—will be produced by Scott Rudin and feature scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ann Roth, and lighting by Brian MacDevitt.

Netflix will now let you select which TV binges you share on Facebook

For those of you that don’t want the world to know about your embarrassing binge-watching habits, Netflix has made discreet entertainment a whole lot easier: The streaming service has changed the way its Internet video subscribers link to their Facebook accounts.

Before, everything that you watched on your queue would be disclosed to any other friends on the social media site that also had the two accounts linked. Starting Tuesday, the new system allows the subscriber to specifically select which videos they would want to recommend and to which of their friends. If you prefer to not let anyone else know how much you’re enjoying that sushi documentary or Friday Night Lights, you can simply turn the sharing feature off. READ FULL STORY

'Super Meat Boy Forever' announced for phones, tablets

Super Meat Boy has been driving fans of platformers crazy since 2010, when the game’s fun but tough gameplay and cute protagonist debuted on the Xbox 360. The game, which was also featured in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie, has since been released on a number of platforms but has remained noticeably absent from phones and tablets. The game’s developer, Team Meat, revealed a solution to this problem during PAX Prime with the reveal of Super Meat Boy Forever. READ FULL STORY

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