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Article "Who" Will Be The Next "Doctor Who"?

By Andrew Bridgman / August 5, 2013

[Note: This article was written prior to the announcement that Peter Capaldi had won the role, and we didn't have time to write a new one after putting hundreds of hours of research and hard work into this article. We spent countless hours in the office discussing potential candidates, investigating rumors, and calculating the odds – but I think the thoroughness of the article should speak for itself. Enjoy!]

Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who
The Candidate: Matt Smith againOdds: 1:2Notes:
  • The perfect choice – would make us shout "Who-ray!" (like "hooray" but with a Doctor Who twist)
  • Already has a history with the show
  • Tumblr already has a bunch of gifs of him, proving him a worthy candidate
Filed Under   doctor who   peter capaldi

Article The Weekly IRL: 8 Pictures of Cosplayin' Pets

By Staff / September 8, 2011


Filed Under   animals   the weekly irl   pets

Article 10 of the Most Delicious-Looking Meals Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

By Andrew Bridgman / March 10, 2014

Hideo Kojima, the mysterious creator of the Metal Gear series, loves a few things: long, extended cutscenes, toying with gamer expectations, and tweeting out pictures of amazing looking food. Since we've gotten plenty of the first two, let's take a look at the food stuff:

 

  The Most DeliciousLooking Food Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

This is what Hideo Kojima has for dinner when he's running late. My microwaved, still half-frozen Bagel Bites look just as good though.

Article The Weekly IRL: Cosplay Fail

July 1, 2010

Have a submission for next week's issue? Send pictures to weeklyirl at gmail. Next Issue: Videogame Street Art.


Article Dorklassic: Virtual Boy Is Not As Fun As It Looks

August 23, 2010

Filed Under   virtual boy

Article Welcome to 'Welcome to Night Vale'

By Chloe Cole / January 15, 2014

Welcome to Night Vale was the most downloaded podcast on iTunes in July 2013 after its first year. What's Night Vale, you say? Is it a fixed location in space? A cult? A special tool used to scrub ectoplasm off your bathroom floor?

  Welcome to Welcome to Night Vale

Imagine if Goosebumps, The Twilight Zone and The X-Files all took place in one small fictional town in the middle of the desert. That's Night Vale. The podcast follows the local radio station's reports.

Article Pwn Up: 100th Issue* Game of the Year Edition

By Kevin Corrigan / November 4, 2011

Technically issue #101. There are two issue #68s.

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

I was a deputy jailer for three years. During that time, I had to pepper spray more then my fair share of crazy drunk people. One night I had to deal with one drunk who had been maced before. He knew to keep his face down. The only thing I could think of was to yell "YOGA FIRE!" It worked. The guy looked up, confused, and I promptly covered him in mace. He gave up the fight and all was well.-anchampion03

Inspired by last week's post about the guy using Let's Play videos to fall asleep, I fired one up before going to bed yesterday. I ended up watching someone play trough all of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link until 4am.-Mr. Late For Work

I'm jealous of the people who submit stories to Pwn Up about the ways they get out of work or school to play a new game. I don't have have the nerve to lie to my boss. When Arkham City came out, I knew the only way I could convince myself to stay home to play was if I actually made myself too sick to work. I spent three nights eating expired food, hoping to wake up with a debilitating stomach ache. I woke up each morning feeling fine and begrudgingly went to work. The unspeakable pain didn't start until the weekend.-Remy

Filed Under   pwn my life

Article Other X-Men Arcs Fox Can Adapt To Film

By Andrew Bridgman / March 24, 2014

 

It seems like nothing short of a miracle that X-Men: Days of Future Past is being released - it's one of the most beloved arcs in X-Men history, but one that many thought would never make it to the big screen. It's a complicated story that involves parallel timelines, time travel, and the deaths of many popular X-Men characters. Also, it's protagonist is Kitty Pryde, who (thus far in the series) had received very little screentime. To make the property more viable for the mass audiences, Bryan Singer & Co. have changed the protagonist of the story to popular X-Men character Wolverine.

Now that this arc is being turned into a film, what other popular X-Men arcs could be next? Here are 4 we think could work out great.

 

The Dark Phoenix Saga

  xmen

I know, I know - they already adapted the Dark Phoenix saga for the big screen with X-Men 3: The Last Stand. However, I think we can all agree that that movie was a terrible abomination that shouldn't count, so let's just pretend it doesn't exist.

Here's how it could be reimagined for the current continuity: on a mission into space, the team is exposed to radiation from a solar flare. But it's actually the cosmic entity known as "The Phoenix" that finds a host in - you guessed it - Wolverine. Now Wolverine can fly around and is encased in flame and has super telekinetic powers - but he still uses his claws a bunch to slash up some bad guys (no blood is shown though, because c'mon, gotta get that PG-13 rating). Ultimately the Wolverine Phoenix must sacrifice himself to save the X-Men and the world....OR DOES HE? See, he can heal, so you think he's dead, but he's actually still alive. BOOM! ROLL CREDITS!

Filed Under   xmen   wolverine   days of future past

Article Pwn Up: Filmographics

By Jake Young / December 30, 2013

Pwn Up: Filmographics

Hey Dorkly, here's a Christmas story I hope makes its way into Pwn Up. Enjoy!

 

Every year my brother and I exchange a notoriously bad old school videogame for Christmas as a gag gift. This year, I thought I would step it up and give him the gift he really wanted. 

Anyway keep doing awesome work and have a great holiday!

 

 

 

- Richard

Filed Under   movies   pwn my life   pwn up   simpsons

Article Pwn My Life: Issue #77

By Kevin Corrigan / May 27, 2011

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnmylife at gmail.

I'm not a gamer, but read Dorkly via collegehumor. I drive open-wheel formula race cars, and I'm a driving instructor for new drivers. While quite adept at driving an actual race car, I was never able to make heads or tails of the sims and games. Some people do it well, but I'm not one of them.

New drivers are required by regulation to attend a driving school before a competition license can be issued. I had one guy as a student who was a huge gamer. He loved racing sims so much that he purchased an actual race car, fire gear, helmet, etc. in order to do it for real. He was very cautious through his school experience, a bit less aggressive than I would have preferred, but I figured he would work through it.

After finishing school, you are on a provisional license for two races. After that, you get your competition license. The gamer guy's first race weekend was at a race I was going to be at so I told him to look me up and I'd give him a few pointers. We went out for the first practice session which included different formula cars (formula atlantic, maybe 160-170 mph capable while we were 130-ish capable). About half way through the session I lapped him. Two laps later, I was going down a straightaway and got split (one car going by on each side) by a pair of formula atlantics. No big deal. Done it a million times.

I came in from the session and pulled the race car in. His car was already on the trailer. I got out of my car and told him to get the car off the trailer. Whatever broke, we could fix it. He told me the car was fine. I asked why his car is on the trailer. It turned out he was split by the same pair of atlantics. At the speed he was moving, they had a speed differential of probably 60 mph going by him on either side, about 2 feet from his head. He said "This is NOTHING like racing sims on the computer! I'm going home!" I replied, "Yeah, it's your ass out there. No reset on a race car."

He left. Haven't seen him since. It's been 6 years.-B

Filed Under   pwn my life