Monthly Archives: February 2013

Game of Thrones Has The Greatest Newspaper Ad Ever

Readers of the New York Times would have justified in looking over their shoulder like a mad man while searching for the source of an unexpected shadow on their Wednesday morning paper. That’s because the shadow wasn’t real but an ad for season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Read the rest of this entry

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Are You Ready For Some Blood Bowl II?

On Tuesday, publisher Focus Home Interactive teased a new project on Twitter. They posted a logo that can only mean that they’re working on a sequel for their cult hit game Blood Bowl. Read the rest of this entry

The Showdown Effect Beta Impressions

the-showdown-effect-bannerWho doesn’t love the good old action movies of the 80s and 90s? There’s something epic about one man taking down a horde of terrorists and other baddies using nothing but a couple of guns, a ton of ammo and a few well-timed catchphrases.

While action movie games haven’t really translated over to video games, with the exception of Uncharted (though that’s more Indiana Jones action-adventure than an Arnie/Sly/Bruce action flick), the folks at Arrowhead Games are giving it a try with The Showdown Effect. Read the rest of this entry

Massive Attack’s Teardrop Played with the Grocery Store Produce Section

It’s probably not a surprise that I’d be a fan of the recently concluded Fox drama House. Between Dr. House’s general curmudgeon-ness and Hugh Laurie being Hugh Laurie, it’s pretty easy to see why I’d like the show. Beside’s a little bit of Laurie, I thought the theme song by Massive Attack was pretty good. I think I used it once or twice on my university radio talk show.

Anyway, electronic musician j.viewz recently produced his own unique take on the song. It’s not a remix per se. It’s Teardrop performed using fruit and vegetables from his neighbourhood grocery store.

First-Person Mario (by RocketJump)

If you’re a gamer, chances are that you’ve seen the video of World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. from the first-person perspective. Well, the folks at RocketJump (you might know RocketJump’s frontman Freddie Wong) have put together their own first-person Mario video. However, this one is based on the slightly painful final level of Super Mario Bros. 3. It also took over 50 days for the video to render. Yeah, just a bit of work went into this one.

The Detailed Breakdown of Mass Effect 3: Reckoning Multiplayer DLC

mass-effect-3-reckoning-02-geth-juggernautThe final Mass Effect 3 multiplayer add-on pack is being released today. BioWare says that today’s Reckoning DLC will be the fifth and last free piece of downloadable content for ME3’s multiplayer mode.

As usual, BioWare is being tight-lipped about the details of Reckoning. If you do enough digging, you might be able to piece together what you’ll get when you download the DLC. But why do that when we’ve already compiled all the info and rumours about Reckoning for you. Read the rest of this entry

New Firefly Tabletop RPG Coming as Soon as Spring While the MMO Hits a Roadblock

firefly-wallpaper-01Late last week, Margaret Weis Productions announced that they got the go ahead from Twentieth Century Fox to make a new tabletop game based on the cult hit TV series Firefly. This isn’t the first time that Margaret Weis Productions has made a Firefly game. Back in 2005, they made a tabletop RPG for the release of Serenity.

Meanwhile, over on the digital side of the Firefly universe, DarkCryo’s IndieGoGo fundraiser for their Firefly Universe Online MMORPG his a snag and has been pulled from the site.

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Winter is Coming (and War, too) in the Game of Thrones Season 3 Trailer

We’re a whole six weeks away from the March 31st season premiere date but that doesn’t mean that HBO isn’t willing to rub the wait in a little with a new trailer for Season Three.

This season will be based on the first half of A Storm of Swords. Looking at the trailer, we can expect death, destruction and dragons. Fuck yeah, dragons! Shit’s going to get real when the dragons enter battle.

Geek Links of the Week

Gamma Squad has put together a beginner’s guide to comic books for folks who want to start buying comic books. The Cole’s Notes version of it is don’t be afraid to go into a store and buy whatever you want. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]

Red shirts on the Enterprise had a rough go of it but that wasn’t the worst colour shirt to wear. Statistically, the worst option is the command gold shirt. [Significance Magazine]

Wasn’t it cool when Neil deGrasse Tyson said that Thor’s hammer Mjolnir weighed the equivalent of a herd of 300 billion elephants? Well, it turns out that he might have misinterpreted the making of Mjolnir and it put his calculation off by about 300 billion elephants. [The Abstract – NCSU]

In an interview with Eurogamer, Naughty Dog co-President Christophe Balestra says the company made some stupid mistakes in the transition from PS2 to PS3 but think they’ve now sorted it out. This is the same company that’s picked up how many PS3 GOTY and overall GOTY (among other) awards for the Uncharted franchise. I wish they can make as many stupid mistakes for their PS4 efforts. [Eurogamer]

Speaking of the PlayStation 4, here’s a shameless link to our own coverage of the PS4 launch. It’s everything that you need to know from Wednesday’s big event. [et geekera]

Bungie’s Destiny: Much Ado About Nothing (Yet)

destiny-teaser-posterNot surprisingly, Bungie’s unveiling of their in-development Destiny to an assembled group of gaming press was massive news. After all, Bungie developed the Halo franchise, produced five well-received games in the series and have moved on to a much-anticipated new IP that will be published by Activision.

If you checked any of the major gaming blogs or news sites, Destiny’s unveiling wasn’t a one post piece of news. Writers dedicated multiple posts to news about the game but all those posts had one thing in common. Bungie didn’t unveil anything of substance about Destiny. Read the rest of this entry

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