I was just thinking to myself, "we don't have enough down-on-their-luck boxer flicks." All we have is The Fighter, Million Dollar Baby, Cinderella Man, Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa, Grudge Match, Raging Bull, The Hurricane, The Hammer, Undisputed, Undisputed II, Play It To The Bone,… » 3/27/15 7:40pm Today 7:40pm

My favorite memory is from a bit of an obscure title: the mod Action Half-Life (obviously, for the first Half-Life). It's a first-person shooter modeled after John Woo action flicks, so you can wield akimbo pistols, dive through windows, get wounded and limp away, leaving a blood trail until you bandage (at the cost… » 3/27/15 7:25pm Today 7:25pm

Global surface temperatures have plateaued since 1998, it's true. Though regardless, the 13 hottest years have on record have occurred in the last 15. The global climate is incredibly complex, and no one ever said there'd be constant uptick in global surface temperature in correlation with CO2 emissions identifiable… » 3/27/15 3:41pm Today 3:41pm

His immense influence on American film is unmistakable to anyone who doesn't only see Marvel films. He's able to budget most of his movies because big name stars will often do the work for the guild minimum, champing at the bit for the mere chance of working with Allen and the learning experience it entails. Allen is… » 3/25/15 7:17pm Wednesday 7:17pm

Back in high school, I got my first part-time job working at an Electronics Boutique (better known as Gamestop these days) and finally saved up enough money to buy an Alienware computer of my own, something that could actually run the latest and greatest like Max Payne. Twas a dream! Until a few months later there was… » 3/25/15 6:09pm Wednesday 6:09pm

It's $20 for the convenience, not for the album. If you pay $20 for an album, you own the album. You pay $20 for this, you don't own diddily squat. Music is one of the most easily acquired pieces of media, 16 years after Napster. Why would a consumer pay $20 for a chance to stream music when they could acquire it… » 3/25/15 5:25pm Wednesday 5:25pm

Cruz was valedictorian of his high school, graduated cum laude from Princeton, where he was a champion debater and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law, where, like Obama, he was a editor for the Harvard Law Review. A professor described him as "off-the-charts brilliant." Cruz is no idiot, he's just a giant… » 3/24/15 3:41pm Tuesday 3:41pm

The Infinity Engine games had an AI toggle but hell if I ever left it on — I actually just finished replaying the entire Baldur's Gate saga and not once hit the AI toggle, or even turned off scripts so that they didn't automatically attack enemies. Especially as you progress and combat scenarios become more difficult,… » 3/24/15 3:32pm Tuesday 3:32pm

I'm not actually sure how much Cruz collaborates with the Koch brothers. For all his talk, Cruz's lists of accomplishments are next to zero (unless you consider shutting the government down an accomplishment). He's all bark and no bite. He can talk up a storm, he can complain agilely, and he can buoy support among… » 3/24/15 1:56am Tuesday 1:56am

Who gives a fuck what the religious think? It isn't their goddamn business. Can we please just adopt the most scientifically sound and socially beneficial medical practices without consulting the specters who haunt the imaginations of the spiritually paranoid! Hand them pills out like confetti and let us move firmly… » 3/23/15 2:25am Monday 2:25am