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  • Classified Ad: Looking For Borderlands 2 Buddies

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    I played Borderlands 2 alone this morning. It didn't feel like the same game, not by a long stretch. I much prefer playing it with a full group of four. I reached out to the Game Informer community for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer participants and was able to assemble teams within a matter of minutes. I'm going to do the same thing for Borderlands 2. More

    Borderlands 2 is a fun game made better with friends. Join my lootfest!

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  • A Lego Contraption 600 Hours In The Making

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    If I had even an ounce of the mechanical engineering talent of Lego builder Akiyuky, I would quit Game Informer and spend my days trying to build functioning Dinobots. Akiyuky has assembled one of the most elaborate Lego contractions to date, which is similar to this blue ball machine, only louder and more expensive. This device runs a ball through its 17 different stations every second. Some of these sections are mind-boggling feats of Lego assembly. More

    If I had even an ounce of the mechanical engineering talent of Lego builder Akiyuky , I would quit Game Informer and spend my days trying to build functioning Dinobots. Akiyuky has assembled one of the most elaborate Lego contractions to date, which is... More
  • The History Of Lego Told In CG Film

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    Lego Group is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. I always knew this company had a lengthy history, but I've never taken the time out of my day to read up on its pre-Lego days. I'm glad I didn't. Lego Group recounts its early days in the lovingly-crafted CG short film The Lego Story. While much of this company's success revolves around an inventor having a great idea, the road it took to get to that point is not what I expected. You can watch the entire movie below. More

    Lego Group recounts its early days in the lovingly-crafted CG short film The Lego Story.

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  • Currently Playing: Week 7

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    I don’t think I’m fulfilling my nerd quota this year. I haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, or Prometheus. I’ve fallen behind on seasons of Primeval and Doctor Who. All of my time is going into my gaming and work. A spur-of-the-moment vacation may be needed to knock these necessary “must-see” movies and television shows off of my list. My nerd card shouldn’t be revoked yet. I did go see The Avengers twice, and no one in the Game Informer offices comes close to touching the number of games I’ve played this year. More

    Here are my thoughts on the games I played this weekend.

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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Lego Sets Available Now

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    I woke up this morning energized and wanting nothing more than to build a new Lego set. Perfect timing. Mall of America's Legoland just received all of the new Star Wars sets, including the Sith Fury-Class Interceptor from Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG. More

    Darth Malgus' Sith-Class Interceptor looks mighty nice in brick form.

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  • Currently Playing: Week 6

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    Now that I have a game review on my plate, I no longer have the free time on the weeknights to catch up on my backlog of games. For those of you wondering what game I am playing, I won’t be able to talk about it until mid-August. Take that as your hint. More

    Find out what I'm playing, watching, and reading this week.

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  • Watch Thomas Jane's The Punisher Fan Film

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    Thanks to Jane and director Phil Joanou, we now have a great Punisher film to watch.

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  • A Look At Annual Releases

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    Call of Duty launch day brings two different types of people out of the woodwork: those who stand in line at midnight to purchase the game, and those who look on from afar and complain about franchise fatigue. More

    Annual video game releases – like the Call of Duty series – take heat from consumers and critics alike. While I agree with people who want to see more intellectual properties and fewer sequels, I’m also the hypocrite who is counting the days until Assassin’s Creed III hits store shelves.

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  • Watch The Dredd Movie Trailer

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    I'm a huge Judge Dredd fan. I've read most of his comic books (including both of DC Comics' series in the 90s), and appreciated roughly three minutes of the movie starring Sly Stallone (it all went to hell after he removed his helmet). DNA Films has a new reboot on the way, slated for theatrical release on September 21. Karl Urban steps into Dredd's boots, which means we'll actually understand what he's saying this time around. The always fantastic Lena Headey (playing Ma-Ma) is his target. She apparently makes drugs. You can get your first look of Dredd and Ma-Ma's feud in the trailer below. More

    A new Judge Dredd movie is slated to hit theaters on September 21.

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  • Why Dragon's Dogma Is One Of My Games Of The Year

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    I honestly have no idea what is happening in Dragon's Dogma's story. The only semblance of a plot I've come across is a dragon stealing my heart and people showing me that their palms glow. Both of these things seem important, magical, and a tad bit strange. I should point out that I'm 25 hours into the game. Both of these revelations came within the first hour of my quest. More

    Dragon's Dogma joins Journey, Max Payne 3, and Mass Effect 3 on my Games of the Year candidates list. I'm having a blast exploring this dangerous world, and can't wait to see what the end game holds for me.

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  • Whale Bouncing Arrives Tomorrow In Adult Swim's Extinction Squad

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    This is a great week for games. Diablo III and Max Payne 3 are already here, and come tomorrow, we'll be able to play as daredevil scientist (yes, you heard right) Chuck Darwin in Adult Swim's Extinction Squad. More

    This iOS game focuses on the preservation of endangered animals in the most ludicrous and ineffective way possible: by bouncing them to safety on a trampoline.

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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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