‘Marvel's Avengers’ Is a Multiplayer Hero-Spree You Can Skip

‘Marvel's Avengers’ Is a Multiplayer Hero-Spree You Can Skip

The second half of this opening sequence, which will be familiar to players of the generously sized beta, familiarizes the player with how to play as Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Black Widow.

You Hate The Legend of Korra for All the Wrong Reasons

You Hate The Legend of Korra for All the Wrong Reasons

The first thing any fan of The Legend of Korra will tell you is this: To enjoy it, you must not compare it to its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Sick of 'Animal Crossing'? Try 'Ooblets'

Sick of 'Animal Crossing'? Try 'Ooblets'

Ooblets’ world is a welcome one, where the player is free to farm, amass tiny Ooblet creatures, accomplish silly quests and drink beanjuice.The Pokémon-like creatures range in concept from “grumpy beetle” to “small yeti” and “long-legged mushroom.” They trail behind your character and fight, too—in dance battles.

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

“It’s one of those infinite time-loop situations you might have heard about,” he explains to Cristin Milioti’s Sarah, who is wild-eyed and pissed off after realizing she’s stuck living the same day—her sister’s wedding day—on repeat.

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

Midway through 2014’s Neighbors, thirtysomething Seth Rogen asks Zac Efron, who plays college frat star Teddy Sanders, “Who is Batman to you?” Without missing a beat, Teddy replies, “Christian Bale,” a clear indication that he grew up on the Dark Knight films of Christopher Nolan.

Artist Rachel Cabitt Is Trapped In a Quarantine Horror Film

Artist Rachel Cabitt Is Trapped In a Quarantine Horror Film

Moments like these, along with flickers of inspiration from Cindy Sherman, the Italian horror film Suspiria, and the seductive glow of a neon sign, led photographer Rachel Cabitt to her latest project: drafting a storyboard for a suspense-laden tale about her lockdown experience in her New York City railroad apartment.

5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

For comic book fans, though, there's a bit of a silver lining: All kinds of publishers are making a lot of their material available for free right now.

Do Fans of Cartoon Porn Stars Hate (Real) Women?

Do Fans of Cartoon Porn Stars Hate (Real) Women?

A week and a half ago, Melody appeared on Chaturbate, a site that allows cam models to livestream sexually explicit videos and chat with fans.By the time Melody started streaming on Chaturbate, Digitrevx had imbued the character with a better command of English and an unquenchable sex obsession.

BoJack Horseman Made It Easier to Get Out of Bed

BoJack Horseman Made It Easier to Get Out of Bed

BoJack’s very first episode, from 2014, features the final scene of Horsin’ Around’s very last.The hospital joke also portends the bleak turn Bojack itself would take.

'Which Character Are You?' Instagram Filters Are Radically Dumb

'Which Character Are You?' Instagram Filters Are Radically Dumb

Some of them were people I knew liked Pokémon, but more than a few were non-gamers who were simply curious enough to have an app tell them something they didn’t really need to know.

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

There is Baby Yoda merch on the way, but, historically speaking, there have been toys, T-shirts, keychains, and all manner of schwag for nearly every Star Wars character regardless of their adorableness level.Hate leads to suffering.” Yes, people love Baby Yoda.

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

The imitation of forward movement in games like Destiny 2 is catnip to a mind stuck in neutral. It's about what videogame players call "grinding"—the act of repetitiously getting resources, experience points, or anything else you might need in a game to achieve your goals.

Star Trek: Picard Shows Where the Franchise Is Boldly Going

Star Trek: Picard Shows Where the Franchise Is Boldly Going

When CBS announced last year that the network's second new Star Trek series to run on its streaming network would center on Picard, well, that was like replicating red meat for the base.

Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better

Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better

Of the 126 games we tallied from the E3 events held by Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and EA, as well as the annual PC Gaming Show, a paltry six centered exclusively female protagonists, while almost five times as many, 28, centered male characters.

This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before

This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before

Researchers at Brown University just got a robot to do something as linguistically improbable as it is beautiful: After training to hand-write Japanese characters, the robot then turned around and started to copy words in a slew of other languages it’d never written before, including Hindi, Greek, and English, just by looking at examples of that handwriting.

'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers

'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers

To help put the show to rest, WIRED gathered our biggest Thrones fans—writers Emily Dreyfuss, Emma Grey Ellis, and Peter Rubin, and editors Brian Barrett and Angela Watercutter—one last time to talk about everything that happened in the series finale, and what it all means now that it's over.

Why the Writing in Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' Feels Off

Why the Writing in Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' Feels Off

It all comes down to how stories are crafted, and for that, we need to start with two different types of writers: plotters and pantsers. But he couldn't make the gap in action feel true to the characters or the world, so he eventually decided to write his way through those five years instead.

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

The Real Deal: OK, let’s not play around: This is what you want .Yes, the official title and teaser trailer for the last episode in the Skywalker Saga are finally here, and now we know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the following things:Rey carrying both Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and Han Solo's blaster.

Cantina Talk: Here's What Episode IX Looks Like. Maybe

Cantina Talk: Here's What Episode IX Looks Like. Maybe

The Real Deal: For those attending Star Wars Celebration in Chicago later this month, it's time to start planning your week: The official schedule for the event is out, including panels on Episode IX , The Mandalorian , Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and many, many more things.

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes'

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes'

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes' It's perhaps no surprise that Marvel is not doling out much in the way of plot in the ramp-up for Avengers: Endgame . Besides, the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer already mostly probably confirms that everyone makes it out OK.

'Captain Marvel' Reading List: The 5 Comics You Must Get

'Captain Marvel' Reading List: The 5 Comics You Must Get

(Spoilers: Pay close attention to her mother.) (Spoilers, Part 2: Surprisingly, the retcon pushed the character further from her movie incarnation than she had been previously.) How to read it : Available digitally, and in the Life of Captain Marvel print collection.

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend? No sooner had Disney dropped the trailer for Frozen 2 than the question started popping up: Where was Elsa's girlfriend? Menzel herself said she was "happy" people were asking Disney to give Elsa a female love interest.

Will Smith's Aladdin Genie Is Already a Meme

Will Smith's Aladdin Genie Is Already a Meme

Maybe by the time Disney releases the film on May 24 the blue will be better. Until then, Twitter will be busy turning images of Smith's Genie into everything from Jack Nicholson's character from The Shining to remixes of the Star Is Born meme from last year.

TV's Second Chance for Trans Representation—the Right Way

TV's Second Chance for Trans Representation—the Right Way

Today, trans actors play trans characters in all manner of programming, from Laverne Cox on Orange Is the New Black to the majority of the cast of Pose , but as Max transitioned on The L Word his appearance—basically Sea with a fake beard pasted on—became almost comical, making it hard to take him seriously as a character, and as a man.

How to Calculate the Physics in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

How to Calculate the Physics in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Here is the rule that I have for a jumping Captain Falcon: Yes, that seems like a crazy model, but when I run it I get the following plot (along with data from the video analysis).

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Reveals the Hero's Future

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Reveals the Hero's Future

Into the Spider-Verse is that movie.Related StoriesAdam RogersStan Lee Unleashed the Heroic Power of the OutcastBrian RafterySpider-Man: Homecoming Is as Light and Powerful as Spidey's WebGraeme McMillanFinally, Miles Morales Will Get to Be a Big Screen Spider-ManSpearheaded by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo that managed to wring actual hilarity out of both 21 Jump Street and Legos, Into the Spider-Verse removes Peter Parker as the focus of the story and instead offers up Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), the Afro-Latino teenager who became Spider-Man in the Marvel comics in 2011.

From ‘Buffy’ to ‘Charmed’ to 'Doctor Who,' ‘Woke’ TV Reboots Are Anything But

From ‘Buffy’ to ‘Charmed’ to 'Doctor Who,' ‘Woke’ TV Reboots Are Anything But

Some Doctor Who fans, for example, find it easy to accept a two-hearted, quasi-immortal alien who travels through space and time in a police call box, while a female incarnation of that time-traveling alien strains credulity.

RIP Stan Lee, the Man Who Made Comics Cool

RIP Stan Lee, the Man Who Made Comics Cool

And they appealed to people who felt the same, even before Lee and the other Marvel creators published the first African American heroes, the first Asian-American heroes, and strong, leading-character women in numbers large enough to populate a dozen summer crossovers.As Marvel Comics grew in popularity and sophistication through the 1960s, Lee realized that his stories never had to end.