Guitar Heroes never die, they just start playing Clone Hero

During the period of American history known colloquially as the “mid-2000s,” Guitar Hero was virtually inescapable. It seemed every teenager’s bedroom and college student’s apartment came equipped with a couple of the game’s signature plastic guitars and maybe even the flimsy rubber drum kit. But at some point around…

YouTube is obsessed with abandoned shopping malls

If you take a look at the top trending list on YouTube today, you’ll find the above video. For anyone familiar with creepypasta or the type of stuff on the r/NoSleep subreddit, this video isn’t particularly noteworthy. It’s a trio of spooky, “true” stories that capitalize on people’s fear of dark places and erratic…

Inspirational modder remakes the entire Friends set, then walks around punching people in it

What good is technology if we don’t use it to better ourselves as a species? That was likely the question running through the mind of Reddit user duncsmaps while they spent an untold amount of time recreating the entire apartment set from Friends using the Far Cry 5 engine. Upon completion of their masterwork,…

People are demanding refunds from Spotify because they're sick of Drake

Over the weekend, we reported that Spotify users had already streamed 882 years worth of Drake’s new album Scorpion, with some of the tracks’ play counts getting well into the 9-digit area. But that’s not to say that everyone on the streaming platform is loving this new all-Drake-all-the-time lifestyle. Some users on…

Donald Glover fans are taking over a Trump subreddit, but not the Trump subreddit

Today, the internet has reacted with predictable glee at the news that Donald Glover fans on Reddit have taken over a subreddit dedicated to Donald Trump, flooding the page with Donald Glover memes, Community gifs, and posts about how Glover should run for president. It’s the kind of fun prank that Reddit excels at,…

There’s some mysterious symbol scattered throughout the new season of Westworld

We’re barely two episodes into the second season of Westworld and already the show has provided its notoriously prolific fan community with plenty of fuel for their theories. At this point, it seems like every frame contains some clue about a different timeline, potential hidden host, or ultimate endgame that the…

Last night's Westworld took its craziest ideas from 1976's Futureworld

From the outside, Westworld looks a lot like the 1973 film that inspired it: Theme park robots rise up against their human masters and chaos ensues. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO series, however, is using its vessel as an extended series to explore the global implications of artificial intelligence gaining true…

You know what they say: A Reddit thread about whether or not it’s Friday the 13th is right twice a year

For some, today’s date marks the unluckiest of days, a terrifying commingling of date and weekday that portends terrible things. But for one small, passionate community on Reddit, this is a day for celebration. That’s because today is one of the two times this year that the subreddit r/IsTodayFridayThe13th can proudly…

Pessimists, rejoice: Facebook is finally testing out a downvote button

At long last, people will finally be able to express their negative opinions on Facebook: The Daily Beast reports that the social network is testing out the much-demanded option to add a “dislike” button to its raft of online responses. Certain users began seeing a “downvote” option on some comments earlier today,…

Thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on Applebee’s 

If there is one thing you can say about Reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. Remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a coconut gave way to a chapbook’s worth of coconut-fucking fan fiction? Truth is truly a fluid thing in the digital world; threads are often hijacked by those conjuring…

Wendy's did a Reddit AMA, trashes McDonald's some more

The 16-person team behind Wendy’s routinely viral Twitter account are pushing it. Sure, we love it when they roast trolls and get blocked by Hardee’s, but #NugsGate was laborious and no one needs a fast food conglomerate’s take on Twin Peaks. That said, the prospect of a Reddit AMA with the gang was intriguing, if…

Reddit forces "Incels" to involuntarily abstain from posting 

There’s a lot of competition for the title of “worst subreddit,” but the “Incels” forum—that’s short for “involuntarily celibate”—was a strong contender. Particularly toxic even for a men’s rights group, unlike the PUAs (pickup artists), who obsess over seduction techniques, or MGTOWs (men going their own way), who…

Rick And Morty fans are going to war with each other over this Szechuan sauce thing

Look, we’ve tried really hard to take the side of the show here. Taken on its own, Rick And Morty is about as well-written as any comedy or sci-fi show on TV, absolutely deserving its status as the top-rated comedy on the air. But of course, we cannot view it in a vacuum. We have to view it alongside Rick And Morty…

Okay, maybe things won’t end up well between Jon Snow and Daenerys

Though fans of Game Of Thrones are all geared up to champion the greatest incestuous power couple since the show’s last incestuous power couple, a theory that pulls evidence from both the HBO series and George R.R. Martin’s books suggests that things may not end all that well for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. As…