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  • Check Out 4 Minutes Of The Amazing Spider-Man Movie

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    I wasn't excited about the possibility of a fourth Spider-Man movie until a friend told me that Kirsten Dunst wasn't going to be in it. That bombshell of red-headed knowledge changed everything. I'll now be in theaters on day one (July 3) to see how the web swinger fairs in a Dunst-free world. More

    I wasn't excited about the possibility of a fourth Spider-Man movie until a friend told me that Kirsten Dunst wasn't going to be in it.

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  • Sideshow's Star Wars Statues Add New Fiction To The Universe

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    For years, Sideshow Collectibles has created Star Wars statues based on popular characters and stories in that universe. Now, LucasFilm is inviting this group of sculptors and artists to create their own fiction or interpretations of these characters and stories through the new Star Wars Mythos line of statues. More

    For years, Sideshow Collectibles' has created Star Wars statues based on popular characters and stories in that universe. Now, LucasFilm is inviting this group of sculptors and artists to create their own fiction or interpretations of these characters and stories through the new Star Wars Mythos line of statues.

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  • My Most Anticipated Game

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    Take a seat, BioShock Infinite. Better luck next time, Borderlands 2. My most anticipated game is Diving: Jurassic Monsters. I know nothing about it. My excitement stems solely from the screenshot pictured above. The game is currently in development at Biart, a studio that specializes solely in underwater video games, and is slated for a 2013 release. Their portfolio includes Depth Hunter, Fish & Reefs, and Deep Black (slated to release on Xbox Live tomorrow). More

    Take a seat, BioShock Infinite. Better luck next time, Borderlands 2. My most anticipated game is Diving: Jurassic Monsters

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  • Flick Home Run Is Awesome!

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    I couldn't fall asleep last night. Rather than diving into another episode of Deadwood (I'm on my third viewing of season three), or another game of MLB 12: The Show on my Vita, I decided to surf Apple's App Store for a new game for my iPhone. I noticed that Infinity Pocket's Flick Home Run, a game that released last November, had crawled into the number four slot for Top 25 Free Games. The reason for its late surge up the charts is a new "power update," which adds five new game modes, 28 achievements, and new fly ball speeds to the mix. More

    So long, Fairway Solitaire, I now have a new addiction to pass my time.

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  • The Ultimate Cubs Vs. White Sox Smack Talking Video

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    I'm a Cubs fan. Go ahead and laugh. More

    I'm a Cubs fan. Go ahead and laugh.

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  • Enough With The Zombies Already!!!

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    If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform. If you search "zombie" in Apple's App Store, you'll uncover hundreds of games that have "Zombie" in their title. I jotted down all of the "Zombie" games that appeared in one search. Almost every sport has been zombified at least once, and a surprising number of animals have waged war against the walking dead. Below is a list of over 250 different Zombie-named games that are readily available on the App Store. More

    If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform.

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  • Darth Maul Lives! Check Out His Robo Legs

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    No one stays dead in Star Wars. Boba Fett escaped a sarlacc pit. Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin are ghosts looking to party (last seen celebrating the love with ewoks on Endor). Even Darth Maul, the sith apprentice who was chopped in two and tossed into a deep well, is alive, well, and kickin' Jedi ass with a yellow version of himself. More

    No one stays dead in Star Wars.

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  • Five Things I Learned From The Hunger Games

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    Last weekend was a little nuts. On Friday, my friends made me drive to my local movie theater to reserve seats for a Saturday showing of The Hunger Games. I've never done this before. I stood in line for numerous midnight showings, but I've never had to "pre-order" a seat. More

    My friends don't like discussing films with me. I'm hoping you guys are up for a healthy discussion about this spring's biggest release. The talking points are...

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  • Is Mass Effect 3 The Future Of Multiplayer?

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    The thrill of competition isn’t enough to keep me engaged in today’s multiplayer games. This generation’s most successful competitive and cooperative experiences dangle a carrot in front of the player both on and off the battlefield. When I down a foe, I expect experience points in return. When the word “Victory!” or “Defeat” flashes onto screen, my next step is to see if I unlocked anything new. More

    How injecting card collecting into a first-person shooter progression system could be the wave of the future for multiplayer games.

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  • Friendly Reminder: Game Of Thrones Returns On April 1

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    The best show on television returns on April 1. Although I haven't stopped talking about this show, this date crept up on me. In a whirlwind of planning that my wife Kelly still knows nothing about, I've invited a dozen people to my house to re-watch the entire first season on Saturday. You have precious little time to prepare, people. Re-read the books, re-watch the show, and if you somehow haven't been introduced to this amazing fantasy story, cancel any plans you have so that you can read the books and watch the first season. Let me know of your plans in the comments section below. More

    The best show on television returns on April 1. You have precious little time to prepare, people. 

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  • My New Addiction: Fairway Solitaire

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    I never pictured myself as someone who would sneak in a game or two of Solitaire at work, yet here I am, just seconds removed from playing Big Fish Games' amazing Fairway Solitaire, a game that blends the standard rules of solitaire and golf to create an addictive puzzle game with a surprising amount of depth and strategy. The game is available now for iOS platforms, as well as PC and Mac (which you can play for free here). More

    I never pictured myself as someone who would sneak in a game or two of Solitaire at work, yet here I am, just seconds removed from playing Big Fish Games' amazing Fairway Solitaire, a game that blends the standard rules of solitaire and golf to create an addictive puzzle game with a surprising amount of depth and strategy.

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  • Turning My Back On Final Fantasy

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    During today's lunch break, my coworker Dan Ryckert and I ran out to a local game store to pick up copies of Soul Calibur V. As soon as we walked into the shop, my eye caught a stack of Final Fantasy XIII-2 strategy guides. I turned to Dan and said “I just realized something: This is the first time I’m not purchasing a new Final Fantasy game on launch day since the release Final Fantasy III.” Granted, I haven’t played many of the side games released on Nintendo’s handhelds, and Final Fantasy XIV, well, we can all laugh about that one, but this is the first numbered, offline Final Fantasy title I honestly have little interest in. More

    Starting with Final Fantasy III, I've purchased every numbered, offline Final Fantasy title on launch day. That changed today.

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