Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed what may be the most difficult tongue twister ever.
Jump right in and give it a shot. The phrase is "pad kid poured curd pulled cod."
According to Boston Magazine, who spoke with MIT researchers, when subjects tried to say the tricky phrase they couldn't repeat it and sometimes stopped trying. "If anyone can say this
ten times quickly, they get a prize," said Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a psychologist from MIT.
Shattuck-Hufnagel specializes in studying speech errors. She will present her research this week in San Francisco about commonly misspoken sounds found in phrases like "top cop" and "toy boat," with information from a paper titled, "A comparison of speech errors elicited by sentences and alternating repetitive tongue twisters."
The newest DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gives players more options for customizing their exo suits, weapons, emblems and more.
The packs, all of which are now available in the in-game store, provide a handful of new aesthetic options, including national flags for players from ten different countries.
The complete list of packs can be seen below:
• 4 Premium Personalization Packs: Themed weapon camo, three reticles, player card and emblem item, plus matching exoskeleton and helmet camo.
• 4 Personalization Packs: Themed weapon camo, three reticles, player card and emblem item.
• 4 Exoskeleton Packs: Unique themed exoskeleton and matching helmet.
Following her role on The CW's genre series The Tomorrow People, actress Peyton List is now set to appear on The Flash, another of the network's high-concept series, as Lisa Snart aka The Golden Glider -- sister of Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold (played by Wentworth Miller).
According to Access Hollywood, List will appear on episode 16 of The Flash, "Rogue Time," as Leonard Snart's "wild" younger sister. In the episode, Lisa will believe. "she’s got what it takes to be in
Sony Pictures has canceled the release of The Interview and has no plans to release the film in any form, including on VOD or DVD. Please see important updates to the original report below.
U.S. theater chains have decided not to show The Interview when it opens December 25 after Sony Pictures received threats Tuesday of physical terrorism from the hacker group targeting it for making the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
Sony said they would not object to theaters opting to not screen their movie after the hackers made threats of 9/11-like attacks on those showing the film, which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The FBI has connected North Korea to the Sony Pictures cyber attack and the U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce the connection as early as tomorrow.
The news comes from Fox and Deadline. Fox’s source in federal law enforcement made the confirmation today in the wake of Sony’s cancelling the release of The Interview, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy that had been set to open on Dec. 25 and that has been the focus of the hackers’ ire, apparently due to the film’s depiction of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
Newly revealed Avengers: Age of Ultron LEGO sets may have revealed some key plot points of the summer film. Spoilers follow.
Movie Pilot reports that pages from the upcoming 2015 LEGO catalog hint at a few significant moments. Some sets show moments we expected, like Iron Man's "Hulkbuster" armor that we saw in the trailer. That set also includes Ultron and Scarlet Witch, implying they may be involved in the Hulk vs Hulkbuster match. Then there's Iron Man fighting Ultron, and a LEGO Quinjet.
Others hint at potentially larger plot points. Two sets show Hawkeye and Thor fighting HYDRA, and Quicksilver at Baron von Strucker at a HYDRA Castle. Both of those imply a large HYDRA presence in this sequel. Finally, a fight at Avengers Tower shows what appears to be a member of the Iron Legion holding Loki's scepter, which seems too specific to be a product of creative license.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons. With over 500 episodes, there are many memorable lines our favorite characters have said.
To celebrate we wanted to find out the IGN community's favorite quotes.
— Andrew Girgis (@AndrewGirgis32) December 17, 2014
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul will play Luke Skywalker in a live stage reading of The Empire Strikes Back.
EW reports that Jason Reitman, the director of Juno and Up in the Air, will be putting on a live reading of the classic film for one night only in Los Angeles on Thursday. Reitman announced only a handful of the cast members today, filling some of the lead roles.
Paul will play Skywalker, while J.K. Simmons will take a turn as the villain Darth Vader. Reitman said he expects Paul's rendition of Luke to be more street-smart and reluctant, while Simmons' role in Whiplash convinced the director that he can be simultaneously "fatherly and evil." C-3PO will be played by Stephen Merchant, Dennis Haysbert will play Lando Calrissian, and comedian Kevin Pollak will play Yoda.
With Sony Pictures having now canceled the release of The Interview, their controversial Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, we'd like to show you some of the officially released clips abd videos of the movie the terrorists don't want you to see.
Check it out:
So what did we think of The Interview? Watch our review of it to find out:
We'll keep you updated on what the future release plans, if any, are for The Interview when we know!
Sandman creator Neil Gaiman has given us his picks for who should play the starring leading role of Morpheus in the Sandman movie, currently in development at Warner Brothers.
In a recent interview with Radio Times, Gaiman described what he's looking for in the leading role. "There was a time Johnny Depp would've been a great Morpheus, but now he's too old and it's fine," says Gaiman. "I think the first time I saw how Benedict
was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, 'wow, that's incredibly Morpheus'."
But Gaiman acknowledges Cumberbatch's commitment to Marvel's Doctor Strange makes him an unlikely candidate. Luckily, he has a new choice: "Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I'm concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off."
Mortal Kombat: Conquest - The Complete Series will be released on DVD next year.
According to TV Shows on DVD, the 1998 show is scheduled for a March 31, 2015 release.
The 4-disc set has a suggested retail price of $40 USD.
The Plex media streaming app has arrived on both the PlayStation 3 and 4 in Europe and Asia.
The app lets users stream their media files from any storage device to their PlayStation, so all those old movies and TV show recordings that haven't been used since Netflix arrived finally have a purpose again.
Plex launched on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 two months ago but still supports only video files and the PlayStation version is subject to the same restrictions.
The app currently requires a Plex Pass subscription but the developers say that music and photo channels will be added and that the app will be available for purchase without a subscription soon.
New Regency Pictures has cancelled Pyongyang, a Steve Carell-starring film set in North Korea.
Based on a graphic novel by Guy DeLisle, Pyongyang was to be a "paranoid thriller" about a Westerner's experiences working in North Korea for a year. Gore Verbinski had been prepping to begin filming in March, according to TheWrap.
It's the newest casualty in the saga of the recent Sony hack, which saw hundreds of internal documents leaked. Following threats of terrorism from the purported hacker group, Sony canceled the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen film The Interview, which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
The penultimate chapter of Avengers & X-Men: Axis finally gets a groove going that allows the plot twists to breathe amidst the chaos, but it’s too little too late for this Marvel event. While the pacing has improved, the rest of the story has felt so rushed up to this point that it’s hard to feel strongly about any of the latest developments. Isn’t anyone going to even mention the major character who died last issue? If anything, Axis has become a much less compelling version of Avengers vs. X-Men, only both sides are so unlikable it’s hard to feel invested in either team or the people who are trying to stop them from fighting.
This issue is full of moments that don’t quite achieve their desired impact. The Spider-Man/Carnage scene should have been emotional, but without reading the tie-in you won’t find any of your feelings stirred up. Thor once again battling Apocalypse with Jarnbjorn was neat, but Thor is swept away by the battle and only manages to say threatening things that ultimately don’t have much depth to them. The Scarlet Witch subplot is so isolated from the main narrative that it’s hard to remember she’s part of the reason the Inversion happened in the first place. I could go on, but by now you get the idea that nothing seems to be clicking into place with this story.
Sony announced development on a new clip-on device that turns a pair of glasses into a Google Glass-like display.
The Single Lens Display Module uses a compact, lightweight body with color OLED tech to display visual information. The device fits glasses of various designs, Sony said in a press release, and displays information in a small window that doesn't obstruct the user's view. Users can pair smartphones with the display over Wi-Fi to view useful info during exercise, work or other physical activities.
Sony said it is planning to begin mass production of the device within the coming year, and also aims to provide software development kits to partnering organizations to broaden the device's field of applications.
Region locking is a DRM measure used to prevent people from, among other things, cheaply purchasing a product in one territory and then using it in another, where the same product is more expensive.
If you're a Marvel fan -- or were a person who was alive in 2014 -- then you know that it's been a crazy year for the House of Ideas. Check out the top 10 coolest Marvel happenings of the year, then let us know your favorite Marvel moment in the comments!
Ms. Marvel was a mantle long held by Carol Danvers, but with her now going by Captain Marvel, it left a void to be filled. Enter Kamala Khan, a Pakastani-American teenager who just happens to be Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. It was a risky move, but she immediately charmed us with her Avengers fan-fiction writing and struggles with her new powers, making her this generation’s Spider-Man.
Whovian Minecraft players of the world, rejoice (again). The second set of Dr. Who-themed skins for Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One are coming to the Xbox Marketplace tomorrow.
Titled simply "Doctor Who Skins Volume II," the skin-packed skin pack features 50 new character skins from the Dr. Who universe.
The skins cover a wide swath of the Dr. Who-niverse's timeline, from the second Doctor to the tenth, along with secondary and supporting characters. If you want cloak your Minecraft avatar in the skin of the fourth Doctor, who many would argue is the "best" doctor, you'll need to buy Volume I.
Who would be your ultimate RPG party dream team? A team of mages like Morrigan, Lulu, and J'zargo, headed up by Vivi? Or maybe half Super Mario RPG, half Mass Effect? Or perhaps a team made up of nothing but bruisers - Minsc, Dog, Fawkes, and Steiner?
IGN's Ultimate RPG Party Maker gave gamers the opportunity to settle this once and for all. We included more than 300 beloved RPG characters across dozens of hit RPGs throughout history, and forced everyone to narrow down their party to just their 8 favorites. It's not easy. Everyone loves characters like Frog and Ness, but when push comes to shove, will they really make your final cut?
To celebrate Mega Man's 27th birthday, Nintendo eShop is offering 50% off popular Mega Man titles for WiiU and 3DS.
The "MegaManniversary" sale includes Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6, and Mega Man 7 for WiiU, and Mega Man II, Mega Man III, and Mega Man IV for 3DS. Mega Man Zero will also debut on the Wii U as part of the sale.
The sale starts today, December 17, and ends at 9 am PT on December 22.
Mega Man was first released for NES on December 17, 1987. Since then, several other games featuring the eponymous character have been released on a variety of systems.
Recently, Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.