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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.
Lego Group recounts its early days in the lovingly-crafted CG short film The Lego Story.
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.
Here are my thoughts on the games I played this weekend.
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.
Darth Malgus' Sith-Class Interceptor looks mighty nice in brick form.
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.
Find out what I'm playing, watching, and reading this week.
Thanks to Jane and director Phil Joanou, we now have a great Punisher film to watch.
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.
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.
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.
A new Judge Dredd movie is slated to hit theaters on September 21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Take a seat, BioShock Infinite. Better luck next time, Borderlands 2. My most anticipated game is Diving: Jurassic Monsters