Well, why shouldn’t we call Black Widow a slut?

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Well, why shouldn’t we call Black Widow a slut?

So Jeremy Renner is in “internet trouble” because in an interview last month he called Black Widow a slut, and then this week on Conan he defended that statement; Black Widow is definitely a slut.

The internet jumped on him (though, seriously guys, can we keep the death-threats to a minimum? Like zero?) and people are upset and telling him to shut it. I don’t want to attack him (I honestly do like the guy, most of the time, and I admire his resolve to not back down under pressure) but I want to look at what prompts that kind of comment, why people are entitled to their opinions no matter what they are, and why some words are unhelpful.

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Comic Issues #221 – Free Comic Book Day!

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Comic Issues #221 – Free Comic Book Day!

Welcome back, everyone! This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and to celebrate we took the show on the road down to The Villainous Lair to interview anyone we could pin down into a corner and bother with questions. Lucky for us we got to talk to some of the coolest geeks and nerds in the world including Flash Gordon, Doctor Strange and Sara Winchester herself! Together we geeked out over the recent release of Avengers Age of Ultron, Marvel’s upcoming Secret Wars, a surprising amount of iZombie, and even a little of DC’s Convergence.

While at The Lair we even got to talk to Matt Dunford of Little Fish Studios here in San Diego and John Barber from IDW’s Transformers (and more), stay tuned for our John Barber interview later this week. It was absolutely an amazing time getting FREE comics and talking with our fellow “neeks.”  Listen in and hear the good times!

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Join PG! at Press Start: Irvine 2015

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Join PG! at Press Start: Irvine 2015

Itching to let your competitive side loose? Got a hankering for some gamer-on-gamer battling? You’re in luck.

Press Start: Irvine 2015  is kicking off 36 continuous hours of LAN party goodness this weekend.

Gamers from around Southern California will be converging on the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California from 10 a.m. May 9th to 10 p.m. May 10th to take part in one of the largest gaming events to hit the area in years.

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #13 – Battletoads, Pacquiao, and Sergio gets what?!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #13 – Battletoads, Pacquiao, and Sergio gets what?!

As the rest of the internet booed and guffawed at a certain “Fight of the Century,” the PCP’ers chatted about the week in gaming news! They covered Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass and controversy, Valve changing their mind about selling mods in Skyrim, Yookah Laylee, what Rare could be working on, and much much more! Also, Jordan may have died again. Read On

May the Fourth Be With You!

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May the Fourth Be With You!

Here at Pixelated Geek, we take holidays very seriously. The geekier the holiday the more enthusiastically we celebrate it, and so it comes as no surprise the May the Fourth is one of our absolute favorites. Some of us marathon the films, some of us re-install classics from our childhood; I personally took the time to break out Fantasy Flight Games’ excellent X-Wing  miniatures games and slogged it out among the asteroids inconveniently clustered round about my dining room table. Later on, I broke out the 2nd edition West End Games Star Wars Role-Playing Game and leafed through old friends and enemies.

 

I celebrated May the Fourth by picking up a copy of Fantasy Flight Games Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook!

I celebrated May the Fourth by picking up a copy of Fantasy Flight Games Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, feverishly pouring over it, and plotting the imminent demise of some Rebel Scum!

Like all holidays, May the Fourth is always just a little too short, and it always feels like it rolls around a little too rarely. We’re not ready to let go of it quite yet,  so we’re rolling together some of the latest news, fondest favorites and coolest content from around the internet for one last Star Wars hurrah.

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Review: A Galaxy Not So Far Away

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Review: A Galaxy Not So Far Away

Happy Star Wars Day! Last month we were able to look forward (via the very nifty movie trailer) to the upcoming movie. Set to be released on Christmas Day. Seven months from now. To get me through the next (checks the calendar) 228 days, this week I chose a book that looks back on several decades of Star Wars.

Newly released in e-book format, A Galaxy Not So Far Away features seventeen essays by prominent writers, all of them about how much (or little) Star Wars means to them. When this book was first published back in 2002 most of the writers had already seen The Phantom Menace, a few had seen Attack of the Clones, and all of them try to reconcile their disappointment (or smug “I told you so”) with a phenomenon that, love it or hate it, changed everything.

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RELEASED 5/4 – 5/8

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RELEASED 5/4 – 5/8

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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PG! Interviews James Pugh of Star Citizen

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PG! Interviews James Pugh of Star Citizen

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of sitting down with James Pugh, Community Manager of Cloud Imperium Games, developer of the highly-anticipated Star Citizen. For those of you that are as yet unfamiliar with Star Citizen, it is a genre-bending mouthful of a game: a first-person science-fiction persistent-world massively-multiplayer-online title with a focus on flight-simulation and first-person combat. At the time of this article’s composition it has reached $81,230,252 in crowd-sourced funds, and as such it is the largest crowd-funded project of any kind to date. But more than that, it’s arguably the most ambitious title in the history of interactive entertainment, and that is incredibly exciting.

 

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One of Star Citizen’s more compelling designs – the Constellation

Below, James discusses the effect of crowd-funding on developer culture and the advantages and challenges of same, how crowd-funding affects the developer process with regards to end-product expectations and deadlines, and what it’s like to work at Cloud Imperium Games.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is TOMORROW!!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is TOMORROW!!

FREE COMIC BOOKS! FRREEEEE!!

It’s that time of the year once again, like a second Easter or at least a third Christmas, comic shops everywhere are stacking their racks with a smörgåsbord of comics free to anyone interested in one of America’s greatest creations. Since its creation in May of 2002 Free Comic Book Day (FBCD) has brought the entire industry together with special editions issues of comics with the intent of bringing in new readers, as well as giving a special thanks to the current readers with something extra in their weekly stacks. Each year the event brings more and more people to brick and mortar shops and recently even to the newly-growing world of digital comics.

This year the geeky holiday coincides with the release of Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and previous FCBDs have celebrated the release of other comic book films like Spider-man, Iron Man, and the first Avengers film, but oddly never a DC film. Within recent years the major publications have also been using the day to help promote their next big event, like this year’s Secret Wars and 2012’s AvX.

Wanna know what’s coming out this Saturday? Then click the link!

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