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    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. Netflix Announces Audio Description for the Blind Starting With Daredevil TODAY

    Yesterday, we wrote about how Marvel's Daredevil was an uncomfortably ironic display of Netflix's lack of accessibility for the blind, and like one of life's little gifts, today we get to happily report that they're rolling out an audio description option—starting with Daredevil!

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  2. Hillary Clinton Is Already Winning… for Best 404 Error Page

    Did Bill do this? It is the daddest of jokes.

    Hillary Clinton announced that she's running for president again, and the Internet's reaction was swift, but her campaign site has outdone everyone with what is simultaneously the best and worst joke so far: a 404 error page featuring an old family vacation photo and dorky pun. It is the pinnacle of embarrassing parent humor. Do your worst, political opponents.

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  3. Watch Stephen Hawking Sing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” and Remember How Amazing Life Is

    Always look on the bright side of life.

    It's not until the 18th, but Stephen Hawking and Monty Python have already won Record store day with this perfect rendition of the "Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. What's that you say? Record store day isn't a competition? Pff, yeah, now it isn't.

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  4. Daredevil Recaps: “Into the Ring” and “Cut Man”

    Marvel: The Studio Without Fear.

    Prepare yourself for Marvel's inevitable takeover of television.

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  5. Marvel’s Daredevil Painfully Highlights Netflix’s Lack of Accessibility for the Blind

    Much like closed captions exist to allow the deaf to enjoy TV and movies alongside the hearing, the blind have descriptive narration—sometimes. As great as an audio track that describes on-screen action for those who can't see it is, it's not nearly as widespread as captions, and it's completely missing from Netflix streaming. While this problem didn't just suddenly appear, Netflix and Marvel's new show starring a blind superhero made it too uncomfortably ironic to continue.

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  6. The New Terminator: Genisys Trailer Drops the Movie’s Big Twist and WHAT THE HELL

    Good luck avoiding this spoiler.

    Terminator: Genisys is finally ready to spill the beans on how it's rearranging the classic sci-fi franchise, so don't watch this trailer if you don't want to know. Also, maybe don't leave your house or use the Internet until July 1. And stay away from windows.

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  7. Weekend Getaway: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

    Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!

    These days there is no shortage of great games available on Android and iOS, but things were completely different just a few years ago. Before console and PC games were regularly ported to tablets and indie developers spent resources making beautiful games specifically for mobile platforms, the App and Play stores were even more dominated by frowning fowl and sickly sweet matching games than they are today. Then came Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

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  8. Now You Can Print Wearable Game of Thrones Spoiler Tags to Keep You Safe for Season 5

    Spoilar morghulis.

    Do you love Game of Thrones, but tire of navigating the treacherous intricacies involved in having a conversation with another human being at any point during a season's run without risk of spoilers? Instead of walling yourself inside your home to seek protection from these dangerous White Talkers, now you can just use these convenient, real-life spoiler tags!

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  9. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Are Hilarious in the Trailer for Grace and Frankie, Their New Netflix Comedy

    Eat this, network television.

    Though this one does also star two network favorites. Grace and Frankie hits Netflix on May 8.

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  10. Steven Universe Recap: “Story for Steven”

    The first draft of this recap was done entirely in tearstained caps lock. Prepare accordingly.

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  11. Internet Naming Group Thinks the Dot Sucks Domain Rollout.Sucks

    The Internet naming group, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is unhappy with how

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  12. Dreamboat Ryan Gosling in Talks to Haunt our Nightmares in Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie

    Please don't pull a "dead the whole time" with him, Disney.

    Hey, girl. I don't want to scare you, but...

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  13. 12-Year-Old Girl Takes the Gaming Industry to Task Over Paying for Female Characters

    "Why?" -Argument won.

    Free-to-play games have their share of problems that apply to everyone—they make downloading and playing the game on a basic level free, but extra features, characters, and other bonuses generally require the player to pay up. That can be frustrating, but it gets even worse when you look at which of these games charge players to use a female character, and 12-year-old Madeline Messer did just that.

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  14. Avengers: Age of Ultron Branding Train Has Gone off the Rails With Ultron Yahtzee, Avengers Razors, and More

    Super brands gonna brand.

    "I'm gonna show you something beautiful: Everyone screaming... 'Yahtzee!'"

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  15. The First Orange Is the New Black Season 3 Trailer Is Sorry Not Sorry

    Meanwhile, Uzo Aduba is not sorry for continuing to steal the show when it returns for season 3 on June 12.

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  16. LEGO Preparing to Take All of Everyone’s Money With Amiibo-like Video Game

    Bricks on bricks on bricks.

    You can build anything with LEGO! And that includes a machine to efficiently extract all of the world's money. All of it. Say hello to LEGO's new toy-based video game, LEGO Dimensions.

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  17. Jon Snow Demonstrates All the Nothing He Knows in Endearing Animated Game of Thrones Shorts

    What's a snow nose?

    Everyone knows that Game of Thrones' Jon Snow knows nothing, but just what are the depths of that nothing? The Snow Knows series of adorable animated shorts will help you get to the bottom of it. (More after the jump.)

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  18. Fresh Romance Diverse Comics Magazine Announces New Creative Teams and Gail Simone Goal

    Fresh Romance, an ongoing diverse romance comics magazine project by former TMS weekend editor and comics pro Janelle Asselin, has some exciting new creative teams, stories, and goals on the horizon.

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  19. Women in Games Segment Addresses the Gaming Industry’s Gender Problem on Australia’s Good Game

    This segment on women in the video game industry by the Australian gaming show Good Game hits a few important points in gaming diversity squarely on the head and mixes them with inspiring real women in games and programming.

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  20. New Google Technology to Wage War on Internet Spoilers by Tapping Into Your Viewing History


    Spoilerphobes, rejoice! Google has just patented a system that will block out Internet spoilers for shows you watch automatically. It's hard to know how well it will work out in practice until they've got the system up and running—or maybe we do know the future, but we don't want to spoil it for you. Yeah, let's go with that.

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