Scientifically Accurate Sonic is everything you never wanted to know about hedgehog poop

Hedgehogs are more weirdly scatological and cannibalistic than the Sonic the Hedgehog series has led us to believe, as clearly and cartoonishly illustrated by the latest episode of Scientifically Accurate from Fox's Animation Domination High-Def. In the incredibly catchy yet informative video, we learn about the least appealing traits of actual hedgehogs, which include creating a poopy froth and then rubbing that mixture on themselves to the bewilderment of science. The Scientifically Accurate Sonic video touches on the real-world relationship between hedgehogs, foxes and echidnas — and which of Sonic the Hedgehog's friends has the most unique penis. In light of the feces eating, hedgehog-on-hedgehog violence and cartoon genitalia under discussion in the above video, let's call this...

Here's a first look at Agent 47 in the upcoming movie 'Hitman: Agent 47'

The next proper Hitman game likely won't be out for a while, but in the meantime, 20th Century Fox is working on a film reboot, Hitman: Agent 47, and the company recently released the first images from the movie of Agent 47 himself. This time around, Rupert Friend (Homeland) stars as the bald, barcode-bearing, genetically engineered assassin. Friend replaced the late Paul Walker, who was originally cast as Agent 47 in the film when Fox announced the project in February 2013. Hitman: Agent 47 is a reboot — the first film based on IO Interactive's stealth franchise, 2007's Hitman, starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the title role. During its panel at Comic-Con International 2014 this past weekend, 20th Century Fox debuted the first footage of Hitman: Agent 47. According to a S...

Tonight, a nation's favorite game will award a human prize

Tonight Andi Dorfman, the former Fulton County, Georgia Assistant District Attorney at the center of this season of The Bachelorette, who in the past few months has whittled down her male suitors from 25 to two, will make the final decision of who will be allowed to propose for her hand in marriage. Yes, the bachelorette chooses a man to propose to her, and yes the man can still be rejected, as happened in Season 2, when Jen Schefft turned down "winner" John Paul Merritt. Having endured plenty of these season finales, I'm comfortable assuring you tonight's episode will be morally questionable and highly watchable. Millions of people will tune in, but I'm bummed knowing the audience that can best appreciate this show's odd existence will miss out. The Bachelorette — the entire Bachelor...

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' teaser thick with Smaug

Today Warner Brothers released the teaser trailer for the last installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. In what looks to be an epic conclusion to the saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser shows Thorin Oakenshield rallying troops to his banner, while Bard the Bowman heads up a column of gold-clad elves. The film's release is slated for December. In the mean time, check out our deep dive on why you should be looking out for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

How one kid in a Batman costume conquered San Francisco

The streets of San Francisco came to a still in November 2013 when five-year-old Miles Scott donned a Batman costume and took to the streets to tackle the city's crime. More than 20,000 San Franciscans stopped to watch and cheer him on, many holding up signs that read "Save Us, Batkid!" and "Batkid is our hero!" Miles wasn't just any kid in a superhero costume, though. He'd been diagnosed with leukemia and was in remission; his crime-fighting spree was organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Miles wanted nothing more than to be Batman, so the foundation, the city of San Francisco and a veteran game developer made it happen. Filmmaker Dana Nachman is now making a feature-length documentary about Batkid, and she's raising funds on Indiegogo to finish the film. The documentary, which...

Watch the cast of 'Game of Thrones' goof off in this blooper reel

Season 4 of critically acclaimed novels-turned-HBO-show Game of Thrones was a killer. It packed more than its fair share of deaths, both satisfying and heart-wrenching, along with some wicked new story points. And though we wouldn't want it any other way, sometimes it's nice to take a step back into something a little more lighthearted. The official Game of Thrones YouTube account released the season's bloopers during Comic-Con, which took place last weekend. It mixes flubbed lines, prop malfunctions and even the most serious of actors collapsing into giggles or song. Watch the video above to see for yourself. For more on Game of Thrones, check out our thoughts on the season finale. You can also catch all the news from Comic-Con in our StoryStream.

Custom rainbow 'Gaystation' is being auctioned to support an LGBTQ network

Swedish electronics retailer Webhallen is auctioning a custom-painted PlayStation 4 in honor of the Stockholm Pride Festival. The console is rainbow striped and emblazoned with a pixel heart. The 500 GB PS4, dubbed "The Sony Gaystation 4," also comes with four games. The description on Webhallen's auction page includes a comment on the company's inclusive stance on video games: "On Webhallen, we are gamers in heart and mind, keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world's largest and fastest growing interest: TV & computer games." The current high bid is 11,300 kr, roughly $1,659. The auction ends on August 3, 2014. 100 percent of the auctions proceed will be given to the RFSL Newcomers, a "network for LGBTQ refugees and LGBTQ migrants who have...

The best part about the 'Family Guy'/'Simpsons' crossover might be 'Bob's Burgers'

Call of Duty versus Halo, Genesis versus Super Nintendo. Almond Joy versus Mounds, Crest versus Colgate. These are the battles that define generations. But perhaps none has poured as much blood on the streets as Family Guy versus The Simpsons. This fall, the feud will be settled when the Griffins visit Springfield (state unknown). The audience at San Diego Comic-Con got the first extended peek at the upcoming crossover, and now you can take a look, too. Press play above to see what happens when two-dimensional worlds — and television's dumbest dads — collide. And the best best part may be a cameo by our favorite mustachioed burger flipper. Though, to be honest, Bob's Burgers GIFs like the one below may have biased us. Both long-running cartoon series are video game staples,...

Lucy Lawless: New Wonder Woman looks like 'Xena meets Spartacus'

By all accounts,  upcoming 2016 film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't get a lot of facetime at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. But we did get our first look at director Zack Snyder's take on Wonder Woman, as played by Gal Gadot. The model and actress, perhaps best known for her role in The Fast and the Furious movies, tweeted over the weekend that she was ready, and asked readers if they were too. I'm ready... are you? #ww #wonderwoman #DC @wbpictures #BatmanvSuperman #SDCC — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) July 26, 2014 The new outfit includes muted colors (no red, white, blue and gold here), knee-high boots, brown bracers and tiara, and magical sword, and perhaps a glimpse of the signature Lasso of Truth on her right hip. It also bears a...

The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is the most impressive thing to come out of Comic-Con

Mad Max: Fury Road has been in development since 2003. Since then, the film has fluctuated from "could happen" to "pipe dream" and back again. Even after the production began filming in 2012, a release felt uncertain with the film plagued by setbacks. Today, the first trailer for the Mad Max: Fury Road is available, and it looks like a film not from 2014 or even 2003, but 1973 — in the best possible way. The footage is full of practical effects, and computer animation is used to supplement and embellish images of real cars tearing through the desert at lethal speeds. Where its contemporaries would use CG to fill the frame, Mad Max: Fury Road appears to be using real humans and steel. This tweet by screenwriter Gary Whitta says it all. Uh guys, this might be the greatest trailer...

'The police are superheroes' at a well behaved Comic-Con

Comic-Con attendees are "rule followers," and the worst it gets for law enforcement with this crowd of more than 100,000 is a couple of ticket scalpers, a San Diego police officer told The New York Times. "To them, the police are superheroes," Lt. Marshall White told The Times, in an article that contrasted the fictitious violence of comic books, video games and movies with a nonviolent celebration of it all, in a place that needs (and enforces) a fake weapons policy. The Times tours the usual back-and-forth of whether this media is causally linked to violent crime, but for those who've heard enough of that, it's interesting mostly to read how well behaved a throng of 130,000 people can be. "We caught two ticket scalpers," Lt. White said about crime at last year's con, and a Superman...

Cliff Bar: Gears of War creator opens watering hole

Cliff Bleszinski has just launched a new project, and it's not a video game. It's a bar. The Gears of War creator, who earlier this month announced he was developing a free-to-play shooter codenamed Project Bluestreak, has also opened a watering hole called The Station in Raleigh, N.C., his home for the past 16 years. Bleszinski told Men's Journal that games development helped him understand how bars and restaurants can be run efficiently. "I realized everything is just systems," Bleszinski said, recalling a dining experience in New York. "The video game is systems that are operating together that the player manipulates. One thing I've learned about the restaurant business is to keep an eye on your ticket times and keep an eye on your customers. Make sure they're happy. If...

Rob Zombie and Walking Dead co-creator unleash Assassin's Creed Unity bloody, animated short

Musician and horror flick connoisseur Rob Zombie teamed up with The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore to create a bloody, animated short meant to walk players up to the start of Assassin's Creed Unity. The short, shown above, brings to life "the gory details, bloody battles and terrifying events of the revolution."

Which film is better: 'Alien' or 'Aliens'? We find out

Which is a better film, 1979's Alien or its sequel, 1986's Aliens?We'll have no wishy-washy "they're apples and oranges" talk here. Yes, Alien is more of a horror film, and Aliens more of an action movie. We're not here to take the mature path, however. I (Danielle) love Alien, Ben Kuchera prefers Aliens, and we're going to duke it out. I'm not afraid, because I have the power of truth on my side. Alien outclasses its sequel in every category. It's better shot, better directed, it has better art-direction, a better-cast and is better written. It's moody and terrifying and launched a genuine star in Sigourney Weaver, who played a woman protagonist in an action-horror film in an era and a genre that 35 years later still lacks for strong, interesting leading women. Every beat in every...

Proof '90s kids playing video games are cooler than kids today

We asked for gaming photos from your childhood. The response was more adorable, touching and nostalgic than we could have hoped. Below are a collection of tweets from readers who were willing to share their memories of gaming as a kid. If you'd like to contribute, submit photos in the comments! I've included my own piece of embarrassing history above, a day I don't remember, but judging from my face and posture, I can assume was one of the best days of my life. @plante @polygon This is me + family in Egypt in 1995, playing on a Polystation because dad "got us a Playstation". — Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) July 25, 2014 @plante @Polygon this is me at the 1990 Nintendo World Championship in Detroit. — Jon Lenaway...
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