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  • Is This The New Godzilla?

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    If I ran a movie company, half of the films would be science fiction and the other half would be monster movies. Roger Corman has kept the monster movie genre alive on Syfy with his low-budget films, but there really hasn't been much going on on the silver screen. Legendary Pictures has been talking about rebooting the Godzilla franchise with director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and writer David Goyer (The Dark Knight), but a filming start date and potential release date haven't been announced as of yet. More

    Images of a new Godzilla are flooding the internet. Is this our first look at the upcoming film?

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  • 31 Reasons Why I'll Be Broke By The End Of 2011

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    You may not realize it yet, but video games' busy season is upon us. The release of Gears of War 3 next Tuesday starts a string of 10 consecutive weeks holding at least one game I hope to purchase. I tried to save up as much cash as I could, and even worked out an agreement with my wife Kelly that allowed for $30 from each of my paychecks to be put in a separate video game fund. Even with all of my saving, I look to be about a billion dollars shy of having the funds needed to buy everything I want this year. Yes, I know, most people don't always get what they want, but that doesn't mean I can't complain about it. More

    You may not realize it yet, but video games' busy season is upon us. The release of Gears of War 3 next Tuesday starts a string of 10 consecutive weeks holding at least one game I hope to purchase.

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  • Parting With The Collection

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    Over the last two decades I've amassed a sizable video game collection. It doesn't come close to comparing in size to Game Informer's vault, but it has taken over a large portion of my house. You can't turn a corner without seeing a game or two. Most of my collection is locked away in boxes and hidden in the dark recesses of basement closets. These games deserve better homes. These games deserve to be played. More

    Over the years I've amassed a sizable video game collection. It doesn't come close to comparing to Game Informer's vault, but it has taken over a large portion of my house. You can't turn a corner without seeing a game or two. Most of the games are locked away in boxes and hidden in the dark recesses of basement closets. These games deserve better homes. These games deserve to be played.

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  • Domino's Wants To Serve Pizza On The Moon

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    In celebration of Domino's Pizza's 25th anniversary in Japan, the pizza flinging company announced that it wants to open up a branch on the moon, complete with futuristic bowling and Honda moon-scooters. More

    In celebration of Domino's Pizza's 25th anniversary in Japan, the pizza flinging company announced that it wants to open up a branch on the moon, complete with futuristic bowling and Honda moon-scooters.

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  • Great Scott! Nike Making Back To The Future Shoes!

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    Update: The shoes are real. Nike will be auctioning off 1,500 of them on Ebay starting tonight. Word on the streets is that this is the entire run of the shoes. All proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the search for a cure to Parkinson's disease. I'm going to throw in as much cash as I can for a pair. Wish me luck!

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    Frank Marshall, the producer of the amazing Back to the Future films, tweeted "Something big is coming soon. Can't say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF." He followed his tweet up with a YouTube video that clearly shows Nike is making a line of shoes inspired by the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wore in 2015. As you can see, they have flashing lights, a neon glow, and what would appear to be self-lacing technology. More

    Looks like we'll be sporting our 2015 look a few years early.

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  • Why Dead Island Is One Of My Games Of The Year

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    The year is still young, and I'm sure many of my top picks from it will release between now and the end of November. From Portal 2 to Dead Space 2, 2011 has already brought a handful of amazing games, and one of them is a game that I followed closely over the course of the last two years, but thought would be a flop, not the must-play experience I can't seem to get enough of. That game is Dead Island. More

    I've put over 20 hours into this game, and I'm loving what I've seen thus far. Read on to find out why.

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  • "Like The Musée Du Louvre Of Games" – A Tour Of My Game Informer Office

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    Randy Pitchford recently showed us his office (which is okay), and although Ben Hanson refused to shoot video of my office, I figured I would do the same thing. Most people cannot fully comprehend the levels of awesome that are contained within my office's four walls. I usually have to tell people "Don't touch that!" and "Please stop bringing your family by to look at my office." More

    My office is awesome! Take a tour with me and I'll show you why.

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  • DC's New 52: Day One

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    On most Wednesdays my comic book store is as as quiet as a library. If more than five people are browsing the comic racks at any given time, it usually means that a large family was dragged in by a son or daughter.

    The atmosphere was completely different today. The sound of excited chatter danced from the new release shelves all the way over to the darkened corners where back issues of Valiant and Malibu comics dwell. I didn't get an exact headcount, but I'd say 30 people were in the store. I haven't seen this many people buying comics at once since Superman died. Everyone was here to read and discuss this week's biggest release, DC Comics' Justice League #1. If you haven't been following your comic book news as of late (for shame!), this comic is the first issue in DC's relaunched universe. The relaunch wipes away decades worth of character histories and renumbers all books to number one. More

    On most Wednesdays my comic book store is as as quiet as a library. If more than five people are browsing the comic racks at any given time, it usually means that a large family was dragged in by a son or daughter. The atmosphere was completely different... More
  • Star Wars' 10 Biggest Missteps

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    Before I dig my fangs into all six of the Star Wars movies, I should let you know that I am still a gigantic fan of this science fiction universe. Just yesterday I purchased a new action figure of Dengar, I frequently wear T-shirts with AT-ATs on them, I hum the Imperial March more than my coworkers would like to hear, and I plan on attending a midnight event for the upcoming Blu-Ray releases. Granted, after watching the prequel movies, my affection may fall more into the camp of someone suffering from Stockholm syndrome, or someone who had half of his brain removed (the side with the prequel memories), but I still feel a strong connection to this universe. I dedicated most of my childhood playtime to Star Wars, and one of my greatest memories to this day is recreating the Battle of Hoth outside with a dozen-plus neighborhood friends the morning after a massive snowstorm. More

    Before I dig my fangs into all six of the Star Wars movies, I should let you know that I am still a gigantic fan of this science fiction universe. Just yesterday I purchased a new action figure of Dengar, I frequently wear T-shirts with AT-ATs on them... More
  • My Xbox Live Avatar's New Look

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    I don't like spending money on clothing for my virtual gaming identity. The idea seems silly to me, especially since this character is usually only seen on Xbox's dashboard. More

    I don't like spending money on clothing for my virtual gaming identity. The idea seems silly to me, especially since this character is usually only seen on Xbox's dashboard. I can sit here and complain all day about Avatars and Miis and PlayStation... More
  • My Ideal Saturday

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    For the life of me, I cannot remember the last time I had a weekend play out the way I wanted it to. Work usually bleeds over onto at least one of the weekend days, and the house usually needs cleaning or repair. And before you ask about friends and family, I devote far too much time both of them (both are overrated, in my opinion). I'm not complaining, mind you. I just wish I had one Saturday to myself. More

    For the life of me, I cannot remember the last time I had a weekend play out the way I wanted it to. Work usually bleeds over onto at least one of the weekend days, and the house usually needs cleaning or repair. And before you ask about friends and family... More
  • Superman Redesigned, Finally Underwear Free

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    The first shot from Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel film (above) shows a traditional looking Superman costume. I didn't blink an eye at it. If anything, I thought actor Henry Cavill (The Tudors) looked like a great choice for the role. Hardcore Superman fans, on the other hand, wondered why his crotch was blanketed in thick shadow. This seriously became a major talking point in comic book forums. More

    The first shot from Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel film (above) shows a traditional looking Superman costume. I didn't blink an eye at it. If anything, I thought actor Henry Cavill ( The Tudors ) looked like a great choice for the role. Hardcore... More