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Lily Allen wrote a song about ‘Game of Thrones’ star Alfie Allen in 2006. It’s gone viral again.

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Most people would agree that Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is doing pretty well for himself these days.

The English actor just finished a run in a record-breakingly popular TV show as Theon Greyjoy, his IMDb page is packed with credits, and last night he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Still, it wasn’t always this way. At least not if you listen to his sister, singer/songwriter Lily Allen.

Imagine your famous pop star sister writes a whole…

‘Game of Thrones’ scores 32 Emmy noms

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There’s no better way to realize fall is coming than to freak out about Emmy nominations. It’s the end of the line for Emmy favorites like Game of Thrones and Veep, who came in out of the gate with multiple nominations to add to their already impressive pilesThrones was once again the most-nominated series in the running, with 32 nominations total. HBO itself secured 137 nominations, followed by Netflix with 117, including hits like Russian Doll and Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us.

In…

The Street Fighter 2 arcade machine is $100 off at Walmart for Prime Day

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TL;DR: The retro Street Fighter 2 arcade machine by Arcade1Up is $199 at Walmart, saving you $100.


Nostalgia can hit you at weird times, but Walmart has a solution for when you’re yearning for your childhood days spent dropping quarter after quarter into arcade games. The Street Fighter 2 arcade machine by Arcade1Up is on sale for $199, down from $299. That’s right — you can have a whole ass arcade machine in your home for just $200.

This machine includes Street Fighter ll Champion…

The horror of ‘Devotion’ being censored out of existence is scarier than the actual game

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Devotion is a great game from a promising young studio. It came out back in February, and there’s a chance you’ll never get to play it.

The narrative horror game disappeared from Steam just a week after release under a cloud of controversy. A piece of art portraying Chinese president Xi Jinping in an unflattering light had made its way into the game, riffing on a Winnie the Pooh meme that had been banned in China.

Red Candle, the studio, which is based in Taiwan, had been completely silent…

The horror of ‘Devotion’ being censored out of existence is scarier than the actual game

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Devotion is a great game from a promising young studio. It came out back in February, and there’s a chance you’ll never get to play it.

The narrative horror game disappeared from Steam just a week after release under a cloud of controversy. A piece of art portraying Chinese president Xi Jinping in an unflattering light had made its way into the game, riffing on a Winnie the Pooh meme that had been banned in China.

Red Candle, the studio, which is based in Taiwan, had been completely silent…

AI solves Rubik’s cube in under a second

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If civilization as we know it ends at the hands of artificial intelligence, at least we know those hands are really good at solving puzzles.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine programmed a machine learning algorithm that can solve that most beguiling of human puzzles, the Rubik’s cube, in less than a second. 

That’s all well and good, but robots have been solving Rubik’s cubes for a while. What makes this one special is that it learned how to do it by itself, “without any…

Snap turns to search giant Baidu to court Chinese advertisers

Two years have passed since Snap Inc first struck a deal with Baidu that authorized China’s largest search engine to be a reseller of Snapchat ads for companies in Greater China as well as Japan and South Korea, where Baidu runs a portfolio of mobile apps.

This week, the pair announced they have renewed the sales partnership without revealing how revenues are divided between the two and when the extended agreement expires.

Despite being blocked in China like most other western social…

HQ Trivia lays off ~20% as it preps subscriptions

HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO. Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower. And now four sources confirm that HQ laid off staff members this week. One said about 20% of staff was let go, and another said six to seven employees were departing. That aligns with Digiday reporter Kerry Flynn’s tweet that 7 employees were let go, bringing HQ to fewer than 30 (shrinking from 35 to 28 staffers would be a 20% drop).

That will leave…

Angels fans get emotional following combined no-hitter celebrating Tyler Skaggs

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They all knew it was going to be a night to remember, just perhaps not how memorable it would turn out.

The Los Angeles Angels played the Seattle Mariners on Friday, July 12, in a home game meant to pay tribute to deceased former Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The Angels also happened to get a combined no-hitter — meaning the Mariners faced off against more than one Angels pitcher but didn’t log a single hit for the entire game.

“This was definitely for him and he was definitely watching…

‘Lion King’ director Jon Favreau explains how they used VR to make the movie

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If there’s one thing everyone who’s seen The Lion King remake seems to agree on, it’s that the visuals are stunning.

But how did director Jon Favreau and his team go about creating such an impressively realistic world for the Disney film?

Well, it started with research and photos in Africa, so they could ensure they were getting the details right. Then, the scenes were built through CGI, before eventually being turned into a virtual reality experience.

“We took all of those digital…