Comic The Tetris Afterlife

By Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman / October 22, 2013
The Tetris Afterlife

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The Best Way For a Sim To Die

Picture The Best Way For a Sim To Die

July 30, 2013

Better than drowning in a ladder-less pool, at least.

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Murder Report: Sony's E3 Conference

Video Murder Report: Sony's E3 Conference

June 13, 2013

Don't forget to add "Microsoft" to that list.

Filed Under   sony   e3   death   ps4
Murder Report: Microsoft's E3 Conference

Video Murder Report: Microsoft's E3 Conference

June 11, 2013

It was a killer presentation.

Filed Under   e3   death   microsoft   xbox one
An Xbox Funeral

Picture An Xbox Funeral

March 07, 2013

He's in-console-able.

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In Memoriam - Videogame Characters Who Died This Year

Video In Memoriam - Videogame Characters Who Died This Year

December 12, 2012

Say goodbye one last time to the characters who ran out of continues this year.

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Dumb Ways To Die (In Videogames)

Video Dumb Ways To Die (In Videogames)

December 10, 2012

Buckle up or it's Game Over.

Article The Dorklyst: The 7 Most Tragic Deaths Caused By Joss Whedon

By Barbara Holm / October 19, 2012
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Who would you say is the most merciless, heartless killer in nerd culture? Anakin Skywalker was pretty ruthless when he mowed down those adorable little Padawans, right? Maybe the Doctor, who killed every other Time Lord and a good chunk of Daleks in the Last Great Time War? While these people are brutal killers, all pale in comparison to the most remorseless, cruel murderer in nerd history: Joss Whedon. Here are the 7 most tragic deaths caused by Joss Whedon.

7. Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog)

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Penny serves as a unrequited love interest for the evil mad scientist, Doctor Horrible. In the end, Doctor Horrible's hollow victory is caused and hinged upon Penny's death. That's the way tragic irony works – the audience yells, "No! That is the exact opposite of the thing that was supposed to happen!" Penny dying is like your mom giving away your favorite teddy bear because it got old and the dog puked all over it, but replacing it with a new, better teddy bear. Sure, you got a fresh new toy now, but at what cost? (oh, also, Joss Whedon stabs your old teddy bear in front of you a bunch, too) Penny is portrayed by the funny, smart, talented nerd queen Felicia Day, who I kinda want to be when I grow up. I think it was my Felicia Day love that left my heart as vulnerable as hers was when she was punctured through the chest by stray shrapnel. Wait, I guess all hearts are vulnerable to that.

Filed Under   xmen   the dorklyst   death   Firefly   buffy   avengers   joss whedon   angel   dollhouse
Immortal Kombat

Video Immortal Kombat

July 05, 2012

Heroes fade away, but gamers never die.

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Article The Dorklyst: The 7 Most Ridiculous Resurrections in Comic Book History

By Dan Abromowitz / June 15, 2012
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Life. Death. For all things, there is a season. Now you bask and frolic in the light of the sun, but in time, you, too, will be commended to the earth. Unless you're in a comic book, in which case, you'll probably just take a quick dirtnap and get back on your feet in no time, so long as yours is a commercially viable series (and sometimes even if it's not). For superheroes, returns to the world of the living range from triumphant to shockingly dumb to outright ridiculous. Here are the 7 most ridiculous resurrections in comic book history.

7. Aunt May

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In the Hitchcock film Psycho, mild-mannered Norman Bates lives alone in an old motel with his elderly mother, who commits horrible murders. By the end of the film, it's been revealed that Norman's mother has been dead for a decade, and the 'Mother' committing the murders is actually an aspect of his fractured psyche; he dresses like her, carries on conversations with her, and stole and preserved her corpse so she would never truly die. This is not unlike Peter Parker's relationship with his Aunt May, who has been very nearly murdered so many times it's a miracle she never built up an immunity. Most recently, she was shot in a failed hit by the Kingpin. Seeing his aunt dying again, Peter literally made a deal with the devil: In exchange for the life of an old, old woman in perpetual danger, Peter agreed to retroactively give up his marriage and entire romantic history with his bombshell supermodel wife. Time was turned back, allowing Peter to spend many more blissful years with his aunt's embalmed corpse. Of course, this is only slightly more ridiculous than the last time Aunt May died, at which point she turned out to have been a surgically-altered actress all along, because that's a thing that happens.

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