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Archive for April, 2011

The People’s Mario

This video has existed for a while, but just in case you haven’t seen it, it’s hysterical. Someone online had the idea of mixing Mario with the style of an old Soviet Union propaganda video. The results are both well made and hilarious. Enjoy.

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For The Mad Men and Portal Fans In All of Us.

Some genius decided to spoof the wonderful opening credits of Mad Men with a variation based in Portal 2’s co-op mode. The results are fantastic. Check it out:


Fringe Review: “6:02 AM EST”

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What To Expect From Mass Effect 3: The Endgame

In a refreshingly quick turnaround time, Bioware announced with a trailer that Mass Effect 3 would be released holiday of 2011. As of now, precious few details regarding the game are known outside of vague comments and an amazing announcement trailer. However, it has been known for years that Mass Effect started its inception with a trilogy of stories in mind. As a result, clues to how the third game will play out are planted throughout the first two narratives. So, let’s take a quick look at all the material we have available and see what we can find out about how the story and gameplay of Mass Effect 3 will work.

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You’ve made your choices. You’ve gathered your allies. It’s time to take back Earth from the Reapers. (more…)


Fringe Review: “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide”

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What To Expect From Mass Effect 3: The Gameplay

In a refreshingly quick turnaround time, Bioware announced with a trailer that Mass Effect 3 would be released holiday of 2011. As of now, precious few details regarding the game are known outside of vague comments and an amazing announcement trailer. However, it has been known for years that Mass Effect started its inception with a trilogy of stories in mind. As a result, clues to how the third game will play out are planted throughout the first two narratives. So, let’s take a quick look at all the material we have available and see what we can find out about how the story and gameplay of Mass Effect 3 will work.

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With the positive feedback everyone gave to the development team for Mass Effect 2, it’s pretty roved combat in the second game stood as a vast enhancement over the first. Still, there’s always room for improvement and the Mass Effect games are no exception. So, below is a breakdown of the improvements we might see and how other aspects of the gameplay might play out. (more…)


The Culture of James Bond: The Modern Era

James Bond might be a British agent, but he’s subject to the whims of the American public in much the same way as our other cinematic heroes. The film industry is, after all, a business, and the best way to make money is to give the people what they want. As one of the oldest and most beloved film franchises, starting with Dr. No in 1962, 007 has had to adapt to the times… for better or worse depending on the era. As a result, the influences that have shaped the Bond films have been numerous and at times (and at other times not) surprising. If you really look at the movies throughout the years, you’ll be able to find exactly what event or craze that gripped America at the time.  With the tragic passing of composer John Barry, who graced us with exciting scores for eleven of the Bond films, it seemed time to honor both him and franchise.

In the final part of our retrospective, we look at the influences behind the recent Daniel Craig films: (more…)


What To Expect From Mass Effect 3: The Factions

In a refreshingly quick turnaround time, Bioware announced with a trailer that Mass Effect 3 would be released holiday of 2011. As of now, precious few details regarding the game are known outside of vague comments and an amazing announcement trailer. However, it has been known for years that Mass Effect started its inception with a trilogy of stories in mind. As a result, clues to how the third game will play out are planted throughout the first two narratives. So, let’s take a quick look at all the material we have available and see what we can find out about how the story and gameplay of Mass Effect 3 will work.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in animated crime fighting series, “The Governator”

Once and a while, a story comes along that’s just so ridiculous you can hardly believe it.

I grew up with Arnold movies. The guy is the paragon of the action movie star and forever will be imprinted on the culture of popcorn film making. Honestly… I never forgave him for becoming governor of California because I wanted him to make Predator 3. When Arnold’s time in office came to a close, he said he told his reps at CAA to start taking offers again… but it seems he’s going in a slightly different direction.

Behold the proof, the trailer for his new animated series.

 

I honestly don’t know what to think. Here’s Arnold with a bunch of young computer nerds fighting giant robots and crime. Certainly not the direction I saw him going in.


Get the first episode of Tell Tale’s Back To the Future game for free!

Tell Tale’s point and click adventures have been rather wonderful the last few years, as is their devotion to their fan community. In the link below, all you have to do is click “Go!” and register with the company’s official site and you get the first episode of the season for free. It literally takes one minute. Enjoy!

http://www.telltalegames.com/bttf