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  • The Best LEGO Star Wars Creation To Date?

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    Over 10,000 LEGO pieces (mostly brown in color) were used to create this amazing Star Wars sandcrawler. More

    Over 10,000 LEGO pieces (mostly brown in color) were used to create this amazing Star Wars sandcrawler. It took Marshal Banana (best name ever?) nine months to construct this beautiful replica that features remote controlled steering, exterior lighting... More
  • Is There A Market For B Games?

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    I'm a fan of bad things. I've seen more Roger Corman films than I have Oscar winners. I can tell you more about the Legion of Super Pets than I can the Legion of Super Heroes. I bleed Chicago Cubs blue. And over the last few months, I've been digging through Game Informer's vault to find more games like Overblood.

    I wasn’t dropped on my head too many times as a child. There are other people like me. Most entertainment mediums recognize that amusement can be reaped from bad things. Look at Twilight. Hollywood has the B-movie. Syfy Network really exists. And comic book writers know all too well that camp sells. More

    I'm a fan of bad things. I've seen more Roger Corman films than I have Oscar winners. I can tell you more about the Legion of Super Pets than I can the Legion of Super Heroes. I bleed Chicago Cubs blue. And over the last few months, I've been... More
  • Reiner And Phil: The Complete Collection

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    Phil and I haven't gotten around to creating a hub for our show yet, and to be dead honest, I don't know when we will. We're swamped with work, and any time we do find usually goes into shooting a new episode. So, for the time being, I'm going to use my blog as our hub. More

    Phil and I haven't gotten around to creating a hub for our show yet, and to be dead honest, I don't know when we will. We're swamped with work, and any time we do find usually goes into shooting a new episode. So, for the time being, I'm... More
  • Five Comic Books You Should Read, Plus One You Shouldn't

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    Every Wednesday is new comic book day, and the amount of books I pick up determines if I will be able to afford lunch on Thursday and Friday. I usually purchase five to seven books a week, many bearing the names "Batman" and "DC Comics." Over the course of the last few months, I've decided to take a chance on new series I haven't heard anything about. As expected, I've picked up number of terrible comics, including last week's Tyrannosaurs Rex, a comic told mostly from the perspective of an angry (and surprisingly orange colored) T-Rex. I've also stumbled upon a number of comics that I've fallen in love with, such as Mark Millar's wonderfully written Nemesis, a book featuring a villain you can't help but cheer for. More

    Check out five ongoing books that get my endorsement. Keep in mind, I willingly purchased a comic book about dinosaurs, so my taste may be quite different than yours.

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  • One Good Reason Why Robots Should Be Implemented Into Society

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    From this day forward I will sigh audibly whenever I apply condiments by hand. More

    From this day forward I will sigh audibly whenever I apply condiments by hand. If condiment dispensing robots are implemented into society, we'll likely run into ketchup shortages, but dinners would become a new avenue for entertainment. And the amusement... More
  • Can Transmedia Storytelling Poison An Established Franchise?

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    A tornado made entirely out of cash sits at the heart of today's entertainment business. Its strong winds are rattling the motion picture, video game, and literary sectors. When a new intellectual property is created in one of these areas, it is engulfed by the storm. As it swirls through the dollar bills, pieces of it are jettisoned, falling like snowflakes across all entertainment mediums. More

    A tornado made entirely out of cash sits at the heart of today's entertainment business. Its strong winds are rattling the motion picture, video game, and literary sectors. When a new intellectual property is created in one of these areas, it is engulfed... More
  • Is It Even Possible To Play It All?

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    This is the time of year when my wife starts to complain, I lose touch with my friends, and my beard rivals Gandalf's, not in length but in how unkempt it is. This is the time of year where every gamer like myself starts to panic. The distress comes from the thought "how am I going to find the time to play all of the games that just hit store shelves?" More

    This is the time of year where every gamer like myself starts to panic. The distress comes from the thought "how am I going to find the time to play all of the games that just hit store shelves?"

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  • In Hindsight: The Meaning Of 100,000 Achievement Points

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    Do achievements mean anything to you? For some people, the sound of an achievement being unlocked is as annoying as a mosquito buzzing their ear. For others, it's the sound of greatness, and the sound of hard work paying off. More

    Do achievements mean anything to you? For some people, the sound of an achievement being unlocked is as annoying as a mosquito buzzing their ear. For others, it's the sound of greatness, and the sound of hard work paying off. If you look at my gamerscore... More
  • The Next Movie I See: Endhiran – The Robot

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    I don't see many movies a year. Although my memory is fuzzy, I probably have only watched four or five this year – that includes both theatrical jaunts and home viewing. Don't get me wrong, I love movies, but I've found I'm more engaged by longer narratives like those found in games and television series. The compact two to three-hour experience just doesn't grasp me to the degree it used to. Hollywood is doing nothing wrong; I just like having longer stories and deeper character/plot development. More

    I don't see many movies a year. Although my memory is fuzzy, I probably have only watched four or five this year – that includes both theatrical jaunts and home viewing. Don't get me wrong, I love movies, but I've found I'm more... More
  • UPDATED: A Song Of Ice And Fire: The Wait Is Almost Over

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    HBO has released a behind-the-scenes look that ends with a short trailer. More

    HBO has released a behind-the-scenes look that ends with a short trailer. You can watch both clips below. If you haven't read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series yet, you're missing out on the best fantasy series. And I mean... More
  • Give Emo Dante A Chance

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    A large portion of Game Informer's readers don't like Dante's new look. If I had to choose between the two renditions of him, classic or "young emo," I'd pick the old white-haired version, mostly because I've spent time with him. Who knows, a year from now, after I've spent time with the new version, I may lean in his direction. More

    A large portion of Game Informer's readers don't like Dante's new look. If I had to choose between the two renditions of him, classic or "young emo," I'd pick the old white-haired version, mostly because I've spent time with... More
  • Proof That Mankind Has Gone Too Far: Ferarri World

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    Before I give any commentary on what Ferarri World is, click the video and experience it for yourself. More

    Before I give any commentary on what Ferarri World is, click the video and experience it for yourself. This isn't a joke. Ferarri World is real, and it's going to open to the public on October 28. The website also lists that the Abu Dhabi location... More