Ender’s Game

  1. Gaming

    Watch the Ender’s Game StarCraft II Tournament Live

    The simulations in Ender's Game are pretty much a giant, virtual reality version of StarCraft, and it turns out the studio sees that as the perfect excuse to market the movie's DVD release with a live streaming StarCraft II tournament. The first round is today at 7:00PM PST, and it will run on Feb. 5th - 9th.

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  2. Entertainment

    Could Seeing Ender’s Game Be Considered a Political Action? [Video]

    Ender's Game has been out for about a week now, and whether or not audiences should go see it if they're opposed to Orson Scott Card's politics has been a hotly contested issue over the past few months. Mike Rugnetta and PBS Idea Channel decided to take a look at whether money should be wielded as a political "upvote."

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  3. Entertainment

    Oh My God It’s Really Happening: Ender’s Game Now Running Ads on TV [Video]

    Say what you want about Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card and his awful personal politics -- reading the book itself was a formative experience for many a young nerd. In fact, it's still hard to believe we're even getting a movie in the first place after so many years of waiting. But look! They're even putting these commercials on TV now!

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  4. Entertainment

    Orson Scott Card Compares Obama to Hitler, Napoleon, Ceasar, Worried He’ll Use Urban Youths as Secret Police

    You know that feeling when you read something so ridiculous you think it's a really funny parody, followed by that sinking sensation when it turns out its writer was serious? Orson Scott Card's "Unlikely Events" on why Obama is already a dictator, controlling literally all the things and all the people is like that.

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  5. Entertainment

    Ender’s Game Clip Shows Off a Bit More Dogfighting [Video]

    Exclusively premiered at San Diego Comic-Con, this clip of Ender's Game gives us the a much longer glimpse of alien battles, with Harrison Ford explaining why exactly humans can and will do some serious alien killing. Ford might no longer look like the ladies' man professor-slash-archaeologist-slash-mercenary-slash-scoundrel of yesteryear, but he still sounds determined enough to kick my butt.

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  6. Entertainment

    First Trailer for Ender’s Game Drops, Will Probably Tear the Internet Apart [Video]

    Calling Orson Scott Card's ideas about sexuality a bit divisive would be putting it mildly. It's one of those disappointing and well-known facts that he's horrifyingly homophobic. If you're not already aware about his specific set of beliefs in that area, we're sorry to reveal the truth to you, because it kind of sullies how intriguing his books are. Ender's Game is, in this writer's humble opinion, a fantastic bit of fiction, and there's a movie coming out in November. They've finally released the first trailer, and the Internet will probably explode thanks to it.

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  7. Space

    To Pilot A Thought-Controlled Spaceship, Two Heads Are Better Than One

    While it may disappoint many of us, it will surprise no one that steering a spaceship is complicated business. So it stands to follow that steering a spaceship using only your brain is even more complicated. A collaborative study by NASA and the University of Essex shows that the difficulties of piloting a virtual spaceship through a brain/computer interface can be eased by introducing a co-pilot -- and performing what amounts to a mind-meld between both operators.

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  8. Entertainment

    Ender’s Game Summarized in Comic Form, Sort of

    This MS-Paint style comic adaptation of Orson Scott Card's landmark novel Ender's Game has it all: There's a kid, some video game thing, tragic violence, very important symbolism, and then a big twist at the end. Now, I'll admit that I have a very limited understanding of the book, but the comic actually mirrors what I know of it pretty closely. Sort of like an M. Night Shyamalan version of The Last Starfighter. Whoops, there goes my geek-cred. Anyway, if you're a fan, or just a curious bystander, read the whole comic after the break but be warned: There be spoilers ahead.

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  9. Entertainment

    Ender’s Game Game Put On Indefinite Hold: Is This Good News, Or Bad News?

    Chances are your opinion on whether anyone should make a game out of Ender's Game is either yes or no. Do, or do not, there is no try. (Unless of course, you haven't read the book, in which case you get a look of disapproval and are excused from reading the rest of this post.) Well, you may be happy or sad appropriately at the news that the Ender's Game game is not happening... again.

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  10. Entertainment

    The 15 Best Exercises from Training Montages

    A remake of 1984's Karate Kid comes out this weekend, where the main character learns Kung Fu. We're just as confused as you are, but, we do fondly anticipate one thing: another entry into the long cinema tradition of training montages in action movies, full of kicks, punches, defeat, perhaps a loss of hope, and then comfortingly certain triumph. But the other thing that training montages have to be full of is things that would make even professional personal trainers raise an eyebrow. We've collected fifteen of our favorite training montage exercises, from the ones that made us go: "...what is that even supposed to do?" To the ones that made us go: "WTF THAT IS HARDCORE."

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  11. Entertainment

    A Pocket Guide to Fictional Social Networks

    Yesterday, we wrote about an entire social network dedicated to fictional personas, which made us think: what are some social networks that, while aimed at real human beings, are themselves totally made up to fill a void in pop culture? Join us below for a Campbellian hero's journey into the world of what TV writers, popular authors, and late-night comics think about when they think about social networking!

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