Why Nickelodeon's Nick Hotel was doomed

The Nick Hotel was Nickelodeon's failed attempt to license their brand as a resort hotel focused on fans of their shows. Defunctland does a detailed autopsy. Read the rest

I didn't like shooting games. Then I fell in love with Splatoon

Nintendo's colorful, joyful new squid kid splatterfest is fresh as heck

What did you do last night? Because Anthony Bourdain live-tweeted iCarly.

Anthony Bourdain has some hard-hitting questions about the characters on Nickelodeon's tween favorite iCarly, and he asked them on Twitter last night. Among his inquiries: "Does Spencer have a job? Besides hanging out with underage girls?" and "[W]hat's Marvin Marvin's story?" Perfectly valid things for a renowned traveler/chef/middle-aged man to wonder in front of an audience of millions. I think he should consider live-tweeting an entire day of programming on The Hub, but that's just me. (via Warming Glow) Read the rest