Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things fun, collectible, and frivolous. San Diego Comic-Con is but a distant memory at this point, but thankfully there’s still plenty of toy news to be had. Lego’s still pumping out new sets, Jell-O’s trying its hand at making edible toys, and we’ve got some fun…
My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan’s tale told through the novelization that resonated with me the most.
Maybe Facebook was paying attention when Elon Musk tweeted that he loves Overwatch. Just a day later, the site said it’s working on a game-streaming feature that would let us watch from the News Feed as Musk battle those particular robots. COINCIDENCE? Well, definitely, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t Facebook’s…
Elon Musk may think we’re all living in a video game, but the man still has suggestions for which video game we should play while we’re all stuck in this simulation. And of course the game involves fighting sentient AI.
The world of Warcraft is very frequently a ridiculous place—mainly because game makers Blizzard have been making up the fantastical universe as they merrily went along for 22 years. A new book however, is attempting to sort all that out, and in the process, give us some rather smashing art to gawp at.
The worst part about a blizzard is the days after when the pristine white gives way to a dirty brownish gray. Where streets that once looked impossibly untouched transform into trampled reminders of our dirty footprint on this here world. I wish you could get that picturesque day of a blizzard and then immediately…
Winter Storm Jonas hit the east coast over the weekend and if you spent any time on Instagram or Facebook or any social network where people who live on the east coast are required to post a minimum of three pictures each, you’d know that there was a ridiculous amount of snow that got dropped onto cities. Here’s time…
Snowed in this weekend? You’re weren’t alone—as you’ve no doubt heard, the East Coast just got walloped by a record-breaking winter storm. But sometimes, words simply can’t do justice to the magnitude of a meteorological event. You need images taken from 250 miles up.
The great storm is finally here. What can we expect? The latest forecast is out—and it’s both weird and grim. Read it tucked safely indoors, with candles, canned goods, and the last of your frail hopes gathered tightly around you.
A huge storm is headed for the East coast—and it may end up being one of the heaviest we’ve seen in years. But it’s more than just the snowfall you have to watch out for; the storm is bringing absurdly powerful wind gusts and even flooding along with it.
Overwatch, the new shooter game from Blizzard, has already dazzled us not with its actual gameplay, but with its lavish announcement trailer that had us excited for an animated series about these kooky scientists and heroes saving the day. But we’ll take the next best thing: a bunch of comic books!
When a hurricane takes aim at the coast or a blizzard looms in the forecast, something strange comes over us. We swarm into grocery stores, stripping the shelves bare of canned goods and staple foods. Lines stretch all the way around the supermarket, and it’s like Black Friday on the produce aisle, with people arguing…
This past Thursday, a blizzard warning was in effect on the Big Island of Hawaii. Yes, even on Hawaii, it snows.
Josh Trank discusses the controversy around the casting choices for Fantastic Four. Dave Bautista explains what sets his Spectre henchman apart from Drax. Plus, what's in store when Arrow and Agents of SHIELD return, and teasers for Cinderella, 12 Monkeys and more. Spoilers Get!
Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they're just a ton of fun to make. Here's how.
Blizzard announced their new game today. Its name is Overwatch and, looking at the short film—they call it trailer, but it is a short—they could produce a movie out of this. Make Brad Bird direct it and grab a few billion dollars on top of all the gazillion dollars that they are going to be making from the game.
The Northeast may have had its fun mocking the South's recent descent into chaos in the face of snow, but now it's our turn to fall apart. This newest storm has shut down I-84—one of the region's biggest highways—and crippled countless other roads. The culprit? We're running out of salt.