Wreck-It Ralph won't be in theaters until November, but the buzz for Disney's forthcoming animated film has already begun. Directed by Rich Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama), the movie stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch as video game characters whose lives are more comp ... More >>
From our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A.
Sixteen-year Domino's veteran Mark Porter drives like my old driver's ed instructor. In fact, Porter's maneuvering of his red Hyundai on a recent Wednesday afternoon reminds me, viscerally, of that long-ago driver's ed class. Mayb ... More >>
A barometer of YouTube's success is its fan convention Vidcon, which took place over the weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The location was a step up from last year's smaller Hyatt Century Plaza, as this year the event attracted a reported 7,000 attendees, about twice as much as last year.
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Red and Blue are stick figures with a Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck type of relationship. They drive each other crazy, but somehow remain friends. Their adventures are at the center of one of the hottest shows online. In less than a year-and-a-half, Dick Figures has become a YouTube sensation, racking up vi ... More >>
Amy LachatMike Monreal shoots some Gauntlet demons on the Christmas episode of Co-Op Life
It sucks when your Christmas party is invaded by Gauntlet demons. You have to don your warrior gear, get your party guests cross-bows, and try not to shoot the food. Luckily, roommates Jake Hames and ... More >>
Also see 10 Ways to Get Past a Bouncer and Top 10 L.A. Club Nights of 2011.
At the risk of referencing LMFAO again, LA knows its party rockin' and we do it bigger and better than any other city in the world. New York may beat us at chic soirees, Miami might be sultrier and Vegas gaudier, but Los A ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. It's been a few days now, and I am just emerging ... More >>
What do you do when you come into possession of a copy of Gears of War 3 and your taste in games is decidedly more Super Mario Brothers? You find someone with an Xbox 360 who is down to play and can, hopefully, show you the ropes.
I'm not a gamer. I like what I played as a child-- arcade sta ... More >>
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Call of Duty XP 2011 event in Playa Vista
September 3, 2011
Held Friday and Saturday at the Hercules Campus in Playa Vista (where the Spruce Goose was built), Call of Duty XP 2011 was a two day convention centered around the titular military-themed video game ... More >>
If there was one spot in the Los Angeles Convention Center's South Hall that drew constant crowds on the first day of E3, it was Activision. The game company's temporary headquarters were unadorned in comparison to some of the whimsical booths that surround it, but they had w ... More >>
androidsoftware.usMuch in the same way the iPhone "Smuggle Truck" app set immigrant-rights groups into a tither, L.A. police (along with the nation's top animal-rights activists) are now fuming over a dogfighting app for Android called "Dog Wars."
It's just a game, sure...
The tagline on the Team Unicorn Facebook page pretty much sums it up: 'Geek Girls: Like unicorns, we're not supposed to exist.'
Rileah Vanderbilt, Clare Grant, Milynn Sarley and Michele Boyd are beautiful and talented women who are also proud to be nerds! Their first video, "G33K and G4M3R GIRLS", ... More >>
boingboing.netIn which elementary schoolers can pretend they're killing machinesWhether you side with paranoid school officials or the furious mother on this one, there's something we can all agree on: Poor kid.
Six-year-old Jack was caught drawing a "disturbing picture" in his classroom at ... More >>
TIME MagazineA California prison guard chills with some confiscated cell phonesCell phones and prisons -- just call 'em "jail cells"! -- are a real winning combo.
It's the ideal situation for any criminal who can stand to conduct business without the rush of the live hunt: Mobile phone in ha ... More >>
halloweenbearcostume.comRawwwr! I stab you in face and eat your team for lunch!Hey kids! Did you know that UCLA is one of the top public universities in the country, with stellar undergraduate opportunities in the social sciences and a prestigious faculty that includes three professors electe ... More >>
Japan ProbeThis heartbreaking photo from Japan has nothing to do with what happened on the Pomona Freeway last nightJust when Pomona commuters thought rush hour was petering out last night --
Ba-BOOM. Rubbery kibbles 'n' bits met tumbling hoops of man-rubber at 8 p.m. in the eastbound lanes ... More >>
A GameStop employee braces himself for the stampedeUpdated after the jump: L.A.-area GameStop stores weigh in on the success of their midnight launch parties. Originally posted at 6:05 a.m.
The economy had a pretty wild night last night.
While you were sleeping, it partied with passive-aggr ... More >>
In Adventure Time, Finn, a young boy who uses exclamation like "algebraic!" and "mathematical!" even though he isn't very good with numbers, and his sharp canine pal Jake traverse the Land of Ooo, where they fight zombies, save princesses from the Ice King and embark a variety of other quests that ... More >>