When Downton Abbey's Rob James-Collier (Thomas Barrow) decided he wanted to raise £10,000 for the Chilterns MS Centre, he realised he'd need to get creative. The result is Downton Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Valet, in which we see the 'Evil Butler' face off against 'Phantom Valet' John Cates (Brendan Coyle). The video is pretty awesome, and we're pleased to say that Rob has achieved his goal and a 'sequel' is in the works! Watch it after the cut.
The television series based on the popular Scream franchise is due to air on MTV on 30th June in the US. No sign of a UK date yet, but based on the above trailer, we're not certain that's a bad thing!
Video game characters have never exactly been renown for their realistic body proportions, and their unattainable (and often unfeasible) looks have become part and parcel of the gaming experience. But should we change this to better reflect the people with the controllers in their hands? Game/Show discusses whether this is a habit of sexism, design or something else.
There’s a wide array of people that play games in general, but why do the games themselves not reflect this? Games frequently portray extreme versions of bodies, especially female ones, that don’t represent this wide audience. Games like Dragon’s Crown, Dead or Alive, and Bayonetta are standout examples of this trend, but the way it has spread through almost all games is troubling. Is it sexism? Game design? Both?
Via PBS Game/Show.
Heading to see Avengers: Age of Ultron soon? Then you may want to brush up on your Marvel movie, TV Show and comic knowledge with this handy seven minute recap from New York Magazine.
Here’s everything you need to know before watching “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — we’ve saved you the trouble of catching up on the continuity from the previous movies, TV series, comics tie-ins, and DVD extras.
The film UP is anything but a horror flick (unless talking dogs happen to be your greatest fear), so it's pretty disturbing how some clever editing can make it seem completely terrifying...
Leering giants. Breeched walls. Cannibalism. The new live-action trailer for Attack On Titan, a film based on a popular Japanese manga series, is utterly terrifying. Don't believe us? Watch it after the cut!
Feeling a bit intimidated by the many Game of Thrones story-lines, twists and murders? Then enjoy this recap of seasons one to four, as re-enacted by gorilla puppets. You're welcome.
Welcome to Gorilla's Game of Thrones refresher for Season 5.
This is Japanese quintet Milt x Meine Meinung performing the iconic (and beautiful) Hyrule Field theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Featuring Eriko Iwasawa (vocal / flute), Hiroyuki Kato (guitar / violin), Kenta Sato (guitar), Makoto Suzaki (bass) and Milt (ocarina).
Speedrunning! The competitive genre of choice recently that’s popping up on Reddit, Twitch, Youtube, and basically anywhere you can watch video. Recently popularized by people like Cosmo through his run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, speedrunning is becoming the next big thing (and possible foil) to most games’ competitive scenes. Instead of doing your best to play by the rules, you break them! You try and beat the game as fast as you can in an exhibition of wit, reflex, and raw talent. But how? How do people become MASTER speedrunners? And can you become one too? Join Jamin on this week’s episode of PBS Game/Show and find out!
Via PBS Game/Show.
YouTube's React channel has posted a video where 'elders' play the introduction to The Last Of Us and - as you'd expect from such a character driven game - become pretty emotionally traumatised by what unfolds.
Ahead of Orphan Black's season three premiere (tonight!), Entertainment Weekly asked some of the stars to sum up the series so far. Here's what Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Dylan Bruce had to say.
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk - but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.