This Week in Geekdom

Hi everyone. November has decided to introduce itself by giving us our first snow of the season and I'm in no way ok with that. Fortunately, we have plenty of ways to get you past this initial glimpse of winter, namely this contest. We're also giving away a Thanatos skin today, so all you Smite players shouldn't be shy!

Besides Halloween goodness, there was plenty going on this past week. So let's get down to it!


While we're on a Halloween kick, check out the picture below of the offerings from the new Ultra Street Fighter IV costume pack
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Nintendo has been talking up a host of upcoming features in Super Smash Bros, including the ability to play with eight players simultaneously.

On Thursday, GOG announced that it will carry special digital releases of classic Star Wars games including Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


In the latest bit of fallout from the Jack Kirby settlement is a new, retroactively applied credit for Mr. Kirby.

It's no secret that Marvel is pretty much housing its comic competition in the world of multimedia right now, but that wasn't always the case. Here's an excellent synopsis of the past 75 years in Marvel history.


The Wonder Woman movie is still in the earliest stages of development, but the newest round of rumors indicates that the film will be set in the 1920s.

Marvel was not without its own cinematic announcements this week. Here are the next films that will (eventually) be coming our way.


The newest edition of Physical Review X includes this speculation from Griffin University concerning the possibility of parallel universes.

Ever wonder where the equals sign came from? Well, here you go.

What is the oldest star in the universe?

Earlier this week NASA deliberately detonated an Anteres rocket that was supposed to carry supplies to the International Space Station. While the reason behind the rocket's last-minute erratic behavior remains unknown, NASA is glad to share why it decided to abort the mission.

Quantum entanglement 'haunted' Albert Einstein throughout most of his life.

Crowdfundables for your Consideration

New from the maker of Thrash-Car is Dumpster Brawl, a fast-paced strategy game that aims to be a fun new addition to your party game collection. Check out the Kickstarter here.

General Awesomeness

For many years, citizens of the UK could list 'Jedi' as their religion. Now those who select Jedi may have even more options available to them.

JK Rowling describes the origins of the witch Potter fans love to hate.

As always, best wishes for an excellent week ahead!

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