Last October, Machinima.com announced a Beowulf machinima contest where contestants could win free WoW for a year! InsomniAddict Productions came in second place, and did a pretty good job of recreating the official trailer for the movie. He recently released a comparison of the two next to each oth...

May 5th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In-game advertising is something we've heard a lot about over the last couple of years. Game publishers and advertising companies have fostered close relationships based on the demographics they covet. Though some self-deluded "experts" on the topic like to argue that ads in games actually improve...

January 30th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Ancient Gaming Noob wrote a fascinating article about why sci-fi MMOs haven't flourished. It's certainly not a new topic, but the Noob backs his argument up with credible facts and a strict analytical comparison (as opposed to the boisterous blatherings of the typical forum troll) that prove hi...

January 22nd 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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After this post, I had it in mind to think through why I prefer to solo, and whether the reasons why are valid ones, given that I'm playing in a genre meant to provide a social experience. I'm going to try to list as many reasons as I can think of in favor of grouping and playing with buddies, and...

November 19th 2007 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Caitlin Kiernan, who wrote the novel to go with the movie Beowulf, is following in Neil Gaiman's and Roger Avary' s footsteps by being interviewed in Second Life. However the interview with Kiernan will be broadcast on BBC2's 'The Culture Show' at 7pm GMT (11am SL Time) tomorrow.Caitlin Kiernan alre...

November 16th 2007 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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There's only one day left to enter our Beowulf giveaway! Head over to the original post and leave a comment for entry. At stake: (3) Beowulf Xbox 360 games, (3) Beowulf books, (3) Beowulf soundtracks, (1) Beowulf toy, (1) Beowulf comic book, (1) The Art of Beowulf, and (1) Momma Grendel blow up dol...

November 16th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: This contest has ended.Robert Zemeckis's new flick Beowulf opens nationwide tomorrow. It's a hero tale that re-imagines the PG-13 rating with big doses of foul language, gruesome violence and virtual nudity -- we hear Jolie really pops in Imax 3D and Digital 3D. Unfortunately, the kiddies w...

November 15th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The holiday onslaught continues this week with nine new games for the Xbox 360. Assassin's Creed is arguably the most anticipated of the bunch -- and it's likely many gamers will be buying a copy on faith alone -- but we're sure there are plenty of people out there interested in the likes of BlackSi...

November 12th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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To tie in with the launch of the film Beowulf, the writers Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary will be interviewed in Second Life on Saturday 10th November at 11am SL Time. Paramount ran a competition with 40 prizes of tickets to Beowulf Island, which seems to be closed now (sorry, I heard about this rather...

November 8th 2007 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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The game adaptation of Beowulf will have a few things in its favor when it transitions from film to video game as several of the movie's stars have lent their voice talents and likenesses to Ubisoft. Although Anthony Hopkins, Rayn Winstone, Brendan Gleeson and Sebastien Roche all are on board, Beowu...

October 26th 2007 at 5:00am 0 Comments