8-Bit Cinema G.I. Joe: Retaliation is Probably Better Than the Real Movie [Video]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation might have been better than the previous G.I. Joe movie, but that's not saying much. Yeah, it made a lot of money and explosions and such, but we're sure a whole bunch of you probably skipped it to save your theater-going allowance for all the amazing movies that have been premiering this summer. Just in case you were curious about what you missed, Cinefix has summarized the film pretty succinctly in this enjoyable 8-bit version. Seriously, I would play this game.Read on...
Alan Turing Has an Official Monopoly Board. Here are Some of Our Other FavoritesGodfather of the computer age, Alan Turing, will be getting his face on some currency -- just not, y'know, real money. Turing's face will grace each and every bank note in the newly announced Monopoly: Alan Turing Edition. Based on a design that Turing played with friend Max Newman, the game, released by Bletchley Park Code Centre, where Turing did the codebreaking work that was instrumental to an Allied victory in WWII, is designed to teach players facts about Turing's life. Believe it or not, this Google-funded endeavor is just the latest of hundreds of bizarrely branded takes on Monopoly that are things that exist in the real world. You can get a look at some of out other favorites after the jump.Read on...
Is There a Lady-Produced Content Shortage at Wikipedia?
The vast majority of contributors to Wikipedia are male, according to a New York Times piece that studied the user-curated site. Not only that, but the "female-oriented" entries are generally shorter and less comprehensive than those authored by men, "for men." Really? What, exactly, determines what women are interested in, and did the NYT really make fair comparisons? Um, no. That is the answer.Read on...