Look alive, Ghost in the Shell enthusiasts. In honor of its 22nd anniversary, the 1995 anime is heading back to theaters for a two-day run in early February.Read More
I'm not shouting! All right, I am! I'm shouting, I'm shouting, I'm shout--
On this day, December 13th, the movie Clue premiered 30 years ago--and though it definitely wasn't a big success in theaters, it's become a beloved cult classic since then. It's tough to find anyone who hasn't watched Clue at least once (even though it's a movie with so many great jokes that it demands multiple viewings in order to appreciate everything).Read More
Listen! Do you smell something? It's super-amazing LEGOs!
LEGO came, LEGO saw, and LEGO kicked ass. Today, LEGO CUUSOO announced the results of their fan-creation competition, and though there were lots of great finalists—including a female mini-fig set I'd still love to see—only one CUUSOO finalist is making it to mass-production today: the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Playset!Read More
At an event today, Square Enix announced a special Final Fantasy box set for the franchise's 25th anniversary. The most notable inclusion in the box set is not a special art book, or limited DLC, but all thirteen main games included in one box. Don't you worry, Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XIII-2 are kept out of your awesome anniversary set.Read More
Out of all the file formats, the GIF probably garners the most mixed feelings. They're technically not strictly used for animated images, but that's generally how you'll come across them on the Internet. They're the reason the page you're trying to load takes a million years, but they're also the reason you don't have to send YouTube links that start at specific times to your friends to show them a quick, funny thing that happened. To the Internet, the animated GIF is both a blessing and a curse. Back on this day, June 15, in 1987, the Graphics Interchange Format was born, so whether or not you hate them, this sometimes derisive, sometimes beloved file format deserves recognition. Happy 25th anniversary, GIF. I don't know how many adorable animal scenes and extremely weird Japanese game show segments I would have missed without you.Read More
On August 25, 2011, the Linux operating system will celebrate its 20th anniversary, tracing its roots back to an online posting made by creator Linus Torvalds in 1991. Since then, Linux has gone on to become one of the most widely distributed operating systems, powering everything from supercomputers to cellphones. For the uninitiated, this short video takes you through the history of the operating system, and focuses on the unique free licensing that allowed Linux to take off. Even if you've never touched a Linux machine (though, as this video makes clear, you probably have) it's certainly worth a watch. That a free operating system has not only survived but thrived is an outstanding achievement, and worth commemorating. In honor of their anniversary, the Linux Foundation has also released an infographic, marking major milestones along the way. The most surprising is no doubt the origin of Tux, the penguin mascot, so be sure to read on below.Read More