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We'd like to take this moment to clearly and firmly state our collective opinion of actor Chris Pratt: He's adorable. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no,...

November 21st 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Deep breaths, everyone. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual weekly...

August 29th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Home again, home again – and then off to PAX Prime next week. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gamin...

August 22nd 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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"Youth is no excuse for bad taste," the crotchety old house in Wayward Manor says as it watches a pair of gluttonous children chow down on sugary snacks within its creaking walls. If youth doesn't excuse poor taste, then certainly there's no excuse for Wayward Manor's bland appeal, not when it com...

July 25th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Developer The Odd Gentlemen have announced plans to launch Wayward Manor on July 15, 2014. Wayward Manor would be notable on its own, as the game's premise casts players as a ghost attempting to solve the mystery of his own death by scaring the current, living inhabitants of the old Victorian hous...

June 27th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Wayward Manor is a spooky adventure game written by best-selling author Neil Gaiman, with art by Eiser Award-winning artist Chuck BB and developed by PB Winterbottom's The Odd Gentlemen. If anyone needs more reason to be excited about this project, see the teaser above. If anyone is still on the...

October 18th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Wayward Manor is the first game from acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, whose resume includes classics such as American Gods, The Sandman and Coraline, in addition to a myriad of other dark, whimsical sundries. Expected in the fall of this year on PC, Mac and "tablets," the game is being produced in co...

July 25th 2013 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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We know getting our hopes up about a "book turned movie turned video game" always ends disastrously, but this time we really can't help ourselves. Perhaps it's because the software in question is inspired by one of our favorite writers, Neil Gaiman (the genius behind Neverwhere and The Sandman, to n...

June 17th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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D3Publisher has announced that it has acquired the rights to make games based on stop-motion animations Coraline and Shaun the Sheep (via Gamasutra). The former, Coraline, is a film adaptation of a Neil Gaiman book directed by Henry Sellick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). The adventure game is ex...

June 16th 2008 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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I applied for, and received an invitation to 'An Evening with Will Wright and Friends', held in Mezzanine, a swanky club in San Francisco's SOMA district on Thursday evening. I didn't know what exactly to expect, but I knew two things: 1) It wasn't going to be about Spore, and 2) It was Will Freakin...

February 22nd 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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For a long time now I've been a big fan, not only of WoW, but of audible.com, where they have a great library of audiobooks for sale and download to your portable audio device of choice. Without realizing how or when, I have developed a habit of blending these two loves together for a marvelous effe...

November 9th 2007 at 1:01pm 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