An American black bear, a Bengal tiger and an African lion were the victims of animal cruelty, according to Imgur, but the ending of their story will leave you believing in fate.
Pictures from the first Games in Chamonix, France underline how wildly the world of sports has changed in nearly a century of ice-cold competition.
Metallica release their long-awaited 3D concert film ‘Metallica Through the Never’ at IMAX theaters nationwide today, with the movie arriving in regular theaters a week later. We’re partnering with our sister sites Loudwire, Noisecreep and ScreenCrush to bring you this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette.
‘Hit the Lights: The Making of ‘Metallica Through the Never’ – Chapter 8: The Fans’ chronicles the band’s shows at the Palacio del los Deportes in Mexico City in the summer of 2012 that played to 170,000 people over eight nights. The dates served as a dress rehearsal for the concert that was filmed for the movie, which was performed at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Aug. 24, 2012.
The nearly six-minute clip shows the depth of Metallica’s Mexican fan base, which includes a duo that’s traveled all across Latin America to see them and Mexican wrestler Axel “Nieto del Santo,” who shows up in full luchador regalia. You see the band meeting fans backstage and bassist Robert Trujillo describing the sheer force of the crowd’s enthusiasm from the moment they began the first concert.
“IMAX! It doesn’t get bigger or cooler than that!” Lars Ulrich said about the movie in a press release. “For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. ‘Hey look, Mom, I’m 50 feet tall (finally!)’ There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience.”
This video just may explain why the US Postal Service doesn’t have the greatest reputation.
This prank video captures a fake postal worker very publicly discarding mail he deems irrelevant and ultimately getting into a fight with his boss in front of a crowd.
Let’s hope this isn’t what’s going on with the post office these days, because it’d be a first-class mess.
If you felt an extra burst of patriotism this past weekend, it may have been because of what a few of your favorite classic rockers were up to.
As we previously reported, Gene Simmons of Kiss headed to London over the weekend, where he helped kick off a special U.K.-hosted matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings by performing the national anthem. We’ve seen Simmons sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ before — he did it at an Oakland Raiders game in 2012 — but if you’re eager to hear his latest take on the tune, you can watch it in the video above.
Meanwhile, back in the U.S.A., Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey fulfilled their previously reported obligation to travel to Tempe, Ariz., and perform their own rendition of the anthem before the Arizona State-USC game on Sept. 28. As you can probably guess, Schon and Cain took a different approach to the song, putting together an arrangement for keyboards and guitar rather than the standard a cappella version, but the crowd didn’t seem to mind the lack of vocal pyrotechnics.
You can watch Schon and Cain’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ below, and decide which version you prefer — theirs or Simmons’. Or maybe some enterprising soul with the right software can give us all the best of both worlds by mashing both versions together to create a classic-rock national anthem megamix.
The move to digital versions of games has been a long time coming, but the size of next-gen titles on the PlayStation 4 might be counter-intuitive for those looking to save of hard drive space.
In a recent Q&A will Eurogamer, Sony UK boss Fergal Gara talked a bit about the move to digital downloads. The PlayStation 4 will offer the ability to play games as they download from the web, but as Gara explains, file size might make the feature underutilized.
“[There] are big innovations in the PS4 to make it more attractive and more easy gamer wise to want to download,” Gara said. “The Play as you Download functionality, for example, means you don’t need the whole file before you go. This is a little bit counterbalanced by the fact the files themselves are getting bloody big. Killzone: Shadow Fall is an uber file – I think it’s cracking on for 50GB. It looks it, too, when you see it.”
Considering the PS4 ships with a 500GB hard drive, which will have some space already squared away for operations, there won’t be a whole lot of space left over for games of that size. While it’s true you could always add an external drive for more space, it almost makes more sense to just buy the physical game. While we don’t yet know if every game on the PS4 will be this massive, it’s something those planning to go full digital will have to keep in mind when making purchasing decisions.
Gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time for the 10 Best Racing Games list. This list was actually pretty hard to make. There are going to be fans that are angry at us for not including titles like Gran Turismo, F1- Grand Prix, and Super Off Road, but we had to look at the bigger picture. Racing isn’t just simulation racing or sports racing. It’s any sort of game where your goal is to get to the finish line before your opponent. Thus we had to consider kart racers, gravity racers, and all those weird racing offshoots that cared more about car crashes than clean finishes. Drift into our list of the 10 Best Racing Games of all time.
Following the announcement of SteamOS and Steam Machines, Valve revealed its first proprietary controller, the Steam Controller. It sure is something.
“We realized early on that our goals required a new kind of input technology — one that could bridge the gap from the desk to the living room without compromises,” Valve said. “So we spent a year experimenting with new approaches to input and we now believe we’ve arrived at something worth sharing and testing with you.”
That end result (depicted above) is the Steam Controller. Not content to rely on analog sticks and the now standard button array, Valve’s attempt at redefining what a controller can and should be has thrown the old books out the window in favor of some fairly outrageous design decisions. Rather than analog sticks, the Steam Controller features trackpads with haptic feedback. Supposedly more precise than standard console controls, the trackpads offer fidelity Valve promises relates very well to the keyboard/mouse experience.
There will also be a small touchscreen in the middle of the controller, which will serve as an area to map multiple functions without the need for more physical buttons. “When programmed by game developers using our API, the touch screen can work as a scrolling menu, a radial dial, provide secondary info like a map or use other custom input modes we haven’t thought of yet,” Valve described. Since the Steam Controller is designed to work with every single game in the Steam catalog, the device needed loads of flexibility the touchscreen should certainly provide.
You’ll be able to obtain one in the same fashion as the Steam Machine itself, though it’s not clear if this beta will be offered to people who don’t happen to get a Steam Machine. The beta version of the controller will also be slightly different, and won’t offer touchscreen or wireless functionality. It’s certainly an interesting peripheral, but until we actually get one in our hands, we’re not going to get too hyped up about its prospects.
In this video, a senior citizen cuts a rug with some blistering salsa moves that are sure to be the talk of her retirement community. Is this the cutest dance you’ve ever seen?
Quick – someone sign her up for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ pronto.
The problem with having your sousaphone players march backwards is that if one goes down, they all go down. A fact clearly evidenced by this video of seven marching band players piling one on top of the other during a halftime show.
On the one hand, it kind of gives you an idea of the level of commitment marching band members have, which is worthy of respect. On the other hand…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA so many tuba players in a giant tuba stack!!!! Hilarious.
STOP THE (WORD)PRESSES. We all need to march down to MTV Headquarters in Manhattan and demand that the 2013 Video of the Year award for “Mirrors” be stripped from Justin Timberlake. NOW. Tegan and Sara have remade their “Closer” music video with dogs pretending to be humans, and it’s the Video of the Year for every year.
THE CORGI AND THE DOG THAT ISN’T A CORGI TOUCH PAWS LIKE THEY’RE HOLDING HANDS. #pugs
Not so long ago I mentioned that Tina Fey should be the only person allowed to talk about her children. Well, my list has fittingly been expanded to two with the addition of best person ever, Amy Poehler. Last night real life Leslie Knope appeared in multiple segments on Jimmy Kimmel Live with the moment of moments coming in the above clip where she impersonates here uber bankable red haired son with a lisp getting tricked into saying “spicy salsa” over and over again. It’s funny because he doesn’t realize he’s being tricked into doing things for others’ amusement. That starts at the :55 mark.
The rest of her appearance was almost as delightful, so let’s run through it…
First there was Amy and Stephen Merchant pitching in on the monologue.
At this point it’s no secret that Retta, aka Donna on Parks and Rec, is one of the more enjoyable celebrities to follow on Twitter because of her TV live-tweeting prowess.
That said, she apparently just got around to watching Sunday’s panic-inducing episode of Breaking Bad a few hours ago and took to Twitter to air a few thoughts. Take it away, Retta…
Ted Mosby: man whore. That’s according to the team at the Daily Beast, who put together a compilation of Schmosby’s many sexual exploits over the course of How I Met Your Mother, as told by the Mother to their kids. The video also insinuates that he’s a bad father, but we’ll get to that. As for the slut part: nope.
Someone with a lot of time on their slap-betted-out hands deduced that over a 15-year span, Ted dated 31 women and had sex with 20 of them, including personal favorite Natalia. Those numbers might be a little high, based on false preconceived notions of “right” and “wrong” promiscuity, but they’re not at all unreasonable for a 30-something living in New York City. I’m sure the equally invidious Ross Gellar was nearly as successful in making women regret their life choices, to say nothing of the walking mistake that is Barney Stinson. But we’ll get to that.
A good tip can really make a server’s day. Just watch this uplifting video for proof.
In the video, two men hit up a few diners in Orem, Utah to surprise their waiters and waitresses with $200 tips.
The reactions are heartwarming and, for one brief moment, may make the help think serving up Western omelettes to inebriated folks at two in the morning is all worth it.
Back-to-school season is well underway, which also means homework is once again a reality. Ugh, major bummer. But when you’re a youngster, homework isn’t all that bad! That’s because kids make it way less boring by being straight up and honest (read: hilarious).
For example, when a teacher asks a kid to write what he or she wants to do in the future and the student puts “get a girlfriend,” hey– they’re just being truthful. Check out even more funny homework responses below.
Everyone’s favorite comedian Louis CK just won a Creative Arts Emmy (Emmy for short) for “Outstanding Writing In A Variety Special” for his HBO special “Oh My God.” The ginger-haired funnyman wasn’t at the award show itself, however. Probably because he’s kind of a badass like that and just didn’t want to show. Or it could be something like shingles. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two. THR made a note of CK’s absence.
“Oh My God” was, as you may remember, pretty brilliant. Here’s his now-infamous closing bit, “Of Course But Maybe.”
Aaron Paul is in Boise today. There is almost certainly a legitimate, reasonable, easily uncovered explanation for this, but we are not going to get into it right now because all it will do is distract us from the more important issues at play. Namely, that Aaron Paul ran around downtown Boise today throwing tickets to a Breaking Bad screening out windows and getting people to yell “BITCH” at the top of their lungs, as though he somehow became a cross between Ferris Bueller and Willy Wonka.
But I should back up. Yesterday, Aaron Paul tweeted this:
Proving that your looks can get you far in an industry other than acting or modeling and that dogs aren’t the only creatures recognized for their outlandish features, the blobfish has won the non-distinct honor of being voted the world’s ugliest animal by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. Look at it — it looks like Mr. Magoo and Popeye fused their heads together before melting it under a heat lamp.
In a public vote, the blobfish beat out a field that included animals whose hideous looks are exceeded only by their revolting names, including the kakapo, the axolotl, the Titicaca ‘scrotum’ water frog and the proboscis monkey.
The blobfish, which subsists on crabs and lobsters, can be found off the southeastern coast of Australia and Tasmania. It tends to be found 2,000-4,000 feet below the water, so you don’t have to worry too much about getting surprised by one the next time you take your yacht out down that way.
For winning, the blobfish will now become the mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, although by the looks of it a better prize probably would be a segment on any one of those scores of TV makeover shows.
Deviant Art user Nabhan has created a series of illustrations in which many of these objects double up as puns.
For instance, one of the illustrations shows a man who has taken away the “control” button on the keyboard, alluding to the more figurative idea of “taking contol” of one’s life.
While some drawings are silly, others are quite creative and will brighten up your day.
View the rest of these illustrations below.
Couple Alexandra and Chris decided to do something a little unconventional for their engagement shoot. Okay, they decided to do something A LOT unconventional for their engagement shoot. I mean, considering that engagement shoots generally feature photos of the couple smiling/hugging/kissing/gazing into each others’ eyes and take place in the woods/by a barn/on the train tracks/at the park. This one, well, they’re like smashing a dude’s face in and pushing him off a ledge. You know, just to make sure he’s really for real dead. So there’s that. You know what they say: a couple who slays together, stays together. Because if y’all break up, can you really trust that person not to rat you out to the cops? No. No you can’t. Kill them before they kill you!
Lollyphile, the creators of Sriracha lollipops has created a new unexpected lollipop flavor: blue cheese. The whole thing started out as a joke and everyone at the company was scared to actually try them. But then on of their models tried it and ate the whole thing convincing the rest of the Lollyphile team to give it shot too. Turns out the combo of sharp cheese and sweet is actually pretty damn tasty. Kinda makes me wonder if I should have tried my nephew’s tuna/peanut butter/ice cream concoction. Sure, he vomited a LOT after eating it, but he also spun around 100 times afterwards so you never know.
What can you say about Japan that hasn’t already been said?
As a nation they are obsessed with colourful characters, Manga comics & anything that’s even slightly left of centre. Which goes a long way into explaining the existence of these Japanese mascots. Designed to represent national parks, suburbs, airports, TV stations, popular streets, historical landmarks and even cities themselves. Each has their own unique story and whilst they are at times incredibly cute, they’re also utterly random & ridiculous in equal amounts.
In the Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina, spiders known as Anelosimus eximius were shot by Erick Reis as they showered the sky. Marta Fischer, a local biologist, is quoted at G1 as saying (translated), “…They are usually in trees during the day and in the late afternoon and early evening construct a sort of sheet webs, each makes his and then they come together. The goal is to capture insects.” She also says this phenomenon is normal.
Sweet Brown made her way into our hearts when she was interviewed after a fire in her Oklahoma City apartment complex. Her description of how she reacted to the fire coined a famous catchphrase "Ain't nobody got time for that!" which immediately resulted in a meme explosion.
Meet Jessica Gaude, the girl who was once the world’s fattest child. the sight of her like this is indeed gruesome, and it may make you think and suspect child abuse… Jessica used to eat every two hours, and she would throw a horrible tantrum if her parents did not comply to her wishes.
From street car, to bad ass car. This guy took his average Mitsubishi Eclipse and turned it into a Lamborghini Reventon! Check out this DIY project. Pretty freaking impressive.
This man has taken his arm workouts to an extreme. I think he is focusing on one area of his body too much. This guy has the biggest biceps in the world!. Insanely big arms. A little too much, don't you agree?