Category Archives: Humor

The divisive “Detective Pikachu” trailer is threatening to tear the Pokémon fandom apart (humor)

On Monday, the first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was revealed online, and not since Sonic’s arms were colored blue has a fandom been so completely decimated in mere minutes. Watch the trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Fuzzy. Pikachu. It should go without saying that the Internet wasted no time in lashing out, Pokémon fan pitted against

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Cheeky gaming ads: vintage arcade flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is the first of what will probably be several posts highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. For this first

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We Happy Few unbanned in Australia; publisher responds (humor)

Note: while this post contains some factual information, it is largely for entertainment purposes. Oi, cunts! It’s me. Your ol’ pal Randy Pitchford.* The Randino. Y’know what, Australia? I was pretty angry a few weeks ago when I found out that We Happy Few, a game that my company, Gearbox, has taken under our wing and shepherded as publisher, was

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Sony to adapt Valiant’s “Faith” comic to the big screen, 6 actresses who could do the part justice (humor)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a solar eclipse! It’s an angry Egyptian manatee god! It’s FAITH! Sony Pictures has announced plans to develop a movie version of Faith based on the Valiant Comics series with Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dan Mintz attached to produce and Escape Room writer Maria Melnik to pen the script. Created by Jim Shooter

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Publisher responds to We Happy Few being banned in Australia

Note: while this post contains some factual information, it is largely for entertainment purposes. G’day kids. It’s me. The really-real Randy Pitchford.* The Randster. As the CEO and President of Gearbox Software, the publisher of We Happy Few, I wanted to address the Australian government’s decision to ban the sale of our game, so naturally I turned to the most

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Drowning in unsold Rose Tico toys, Hasbro finds life raft by acquiring Power Rangers

This past Tuesday, toy maker Hasbro agreed to acquire several children’s entertainment franchises from Saban Entertainment including the Power Rangers for around $520 million in cash and stock. The deal follows some tough financial times for Hasbro, who is looking to diversify their revenue streams outside of toys following a loss of $112.5 million last quarter ending 1 April. The

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