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Jason Gallagher has written for The Motley Fool, Den of Geek and AOL. He also runs his own gaming blog at When not writing, Jason can be found in front of the television with a beer in hand, cheering on his Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. Follow him on Twitter @MuckrakerJG.

Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company

June 23rd, 2014 11:20am EDT
Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company
Nintendo made some waves at this month's E3 with a trailer for a new Legend of Zelda and a Smash Bros. tournament that had the Nintendo faithful riveted.

But the good press is only a brief salve for the company's current problems. The Wii U is still dead in the water, with Ubisoft openly remarking that they are intentionally holding back games until the Wii U has a bigger install base. And most of those awesome games shown at E3 won't be out until late this year or even 2015.

Nintendo enjoyed its time atop the console wars last generation when the Wii's motion controls changed the industr...

10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids

June 8th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids
With Fox's The Simpsons now well into its third decade on the air, it's been established for a while that animated television shows can appeal to the masses or even be aimed squarely at adult viewers.

From the antics of Peter Griffin to the adventures of Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny, there are plenty of great shows that lull you in with the cartoon animation you watched as a kid, only to wallop you over the head with their over-the-top adult humor.

Here are 10 of our favorite cartoons aimed at adult audiences.

The Critic

We'll start our list with one of our personal favorites that ...

10 Road Trip Movies To Watch Before Your Summer Vacation

June 7th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Thelma & Louise
Ah, road trips. Everyone has at least one fond memory of refusing to ask for directions, arguing with their wife and yelling at the kids to knock it off. Perhaps that's why Hollywood keeps going back to this formula time and again. Here are 10 of our favorite road trip movies of all-time.


This 2004 comedy staring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church features a week long road trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country. Audiences cheered on loveable loser Miles Raymond as he put up with the douchebag antics of his old college roommate Jack Cole. One of the better-received road trip mo...

7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back

June 4th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back
Arrested Development's successful return for a fourth season on Netflix was lauded as a just reward for a show that was often viewed as a critical success but just didn't have the viewers to show for it. Arrested Development's success on Netflix started a new era of original programming for the company that has since given us other hits like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

With Netflix's status as a home for quality original shows still on the rise, we thought it might be fun to take a look at back at some of our favorite canceled shows that, like Arrested Development, were pe...

7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much

June 4th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much
When former King of Queens star Leah Remini went on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week, she used it as an opportunity to clearly state that she believes she is better off since leaving the "religion" of Scientology last summer.

The now Xenu-free Remini stated that she and her family have found "new ways to reconnect" and that leaving the religion "has really brought us closer together."

While we're happy for Remini, but we can't help but hope that some other famous celebrities would follow her example.

Here are 7 Famous Stars Who Are A Little Too Into Scientology.

Tom Cruise


Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4

June 2nd, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4
Since the start of the next-gen war in late 2013, Sony's Playstation 4 has continuously outperformed Microsoft's Xbox One in sales. You may recall that Microsoft got off to a disastorous start for its new console during last year's E3 trade show, during which Sony directly called out Microsoft for policies that were unpopular with gamers, such as an always online requirement and restrictions on who you could share games with.

While Sony continues to win the monthly sales battle as of the NPD numbers from April 2014, Microsoft has made it clear that it intends to remain in the conversation ...

Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

May 25th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far
Jimmy Fallon has taken late night television by storm since taking over the reins of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno this past February. One of the reasons Fallon has been so successful is that he is a master at creating moments on his show that go viral on the Internet for weeks and months to come. Fallon's so good at it, that's he's managed to get some well known Hollywood celebs to engage in behavior they otherwise would never even consider, all for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Here are 10 of our favorite moments so far from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kevin Bacon Reprises...

Transistor: A Deep, Addictive Experience That Invites You To Play More

May 24th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Transistor Review: A sublime follow-up to Bastion from Supergiant Games

Transistor is the second game from Bastion developer Supergiant Games but if you came here expecting a sophomore slump, prepare to be disappointed.

The story of Red, a lounge singer who wakes up next to a dead body and with her voice almost gone, makes for a unique and interesting tale that you don't see every day in gaming. The gorgeous hand-painted graphics are just as stunning as what you remember from Bastion and the soundtrack is good enough to put on your iPod outside of the game.

But it's the game's unique and...

7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions

May 24th, 2014 10:00am EDT
7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions
Most video game fans cringe when they hear they're favorite franchise is being given the Hollywood treatment. From the likes of

Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider to Uwe Boll's Far Cry, Tinsel Town has often struggled at adapting video game blockbusters to the big screen.

If there's any consolation here, it's that the video game industry has demonstrated that it has no problem with the conversion between media genres when it's the other way around.

Here are 7 of the best video games based on or inspired by major Hollywood franchises.

Kingdom Hearts

Ok, so the first entry isn't so much base...

20 Sexiest Kate Upton Videos of All Time

May 21st, 2014 9:00pm EDT
kate upton
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue used to be a godsend for teenage boys everywhere. Talk your parents into subscribing because of all of the "great sports articles" and then once a year, make sure you beat your mother to the mailbox and a glossy slice of heaven could be yours.

Those were simpler times though, before the Internet was a thing and before a certain type of website on the web became easily accessible to anyone with a smart phone. Sports Illustrated had to be wondering what it could do to compete for its target demographic's attention in the 21st century.

Then they hired Ka...