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Brand-based games can be hit or miss -- at worst, they're a crass attempt to cash in on a name, and even at best, they often rely far too much on the license, leaving fun and design out of the equation. But the official Deadliest Catch game for the iPhone actually impressed me. As just a game on it...

April 26th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

World of Warcraft isn't actually at this year's E3 -- Activision Blizzard has a great big booth with lots of cool games in it, but none of them are Blizzard's. We guess they're saving everything for the big event at BlizzCon. But we still found someone cool to meet on the floor -- The Guild's Michel...

June 4th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Whether it was in poor taste or simply survival training, a game based on the Hudson River plane crash made its way onto the Discovery Channel website and was subsequently pulled. The game was called Miracle on the Hudson and recreated the traumatic events of US Airways Flight 1549, which was force...

March 10th 2009 at 7:20pm 0 Comments

Look, I get that those Discovery Channel commercials featuring "Boom De Ah Dah!" are catchy, but something's gotta give. The original song was roughly 30-45 seconds, yet Ilcyra apparently set it on an incessant loop to make it a whopping eight times longer. Do you really love the load screen that mu...

September 13th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This installment of All the World's a Stage is the third in a series of roleplaying guides in which we find out all the background information you need to roleplay a particular race or class well, without embarrassing yourself.Trolls are based on the "wild savages" you've seen in the movies or on TV...

August 31st 2008 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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This week we are going to approach the Sunday Morning Funnies in a new format. Hopefully this will improve reader understanding of the purpose of posting the artwork. Voting will be removed. Please let me know what you think, as well as other changes you'd like to see!For laughs: Sympathy for t...

July 13th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments

One of our favorite marketing conceits is "average guy makes game," and it's out in full force for this announcement trailer of a video game adaption of TV's #1 crab fishing docu-drama, Deadliest Catch, coming to Xbox 360 and PC. In the extremely media-light trailer, Captain Sig Hansen says he was i...

February 27th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Starting tonight, and running every Wednesday through December 19th, you need to make sure your TiVo is pointed to the Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. For gamers of any stripe, they're covering a gaming retrospective that will be as sweet as popping a Power-up right before stomping King...

November 21st 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Are you getting tired of the Halo 3 marketing machine yet? Well, if you are, then too bad because tonight on the Discover Channel's Future Weapons series they're airing a very special Halo 3 episode. Although, we aren't sure what role Halo 3 will be playing in the episode seeing that the commercial...

September 17th 2007 at 11:45am 0 Comments