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Today on In Case You Missed It: Case Western Reserve University students put HoloLens to work to learn parts of the human body. The classic '60s TV show Thunderbirds is coming back for more episodes of puppet goodness thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. And a new robot aimed at teaching kids to prog...

July 10th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Disney may not have much of a stake in robots at the industrial scale, but the company sure employs plenty of animatronics at its parks and films. So it only makes sense that it would want to build the most natural moving robots it can and encourage you to suspend your disbelief. Its research labs...

October 9th 2014 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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We've always thought that having magical powers would likely solve every problem in our lives, but the latest song from retro-culture songwriter Brentalfloss (accompanied by special guests Mad in the Moon and Mega Ran) proves that may not be the case ... at least in Final Fantasy's universe.

December 22nd 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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After seeing something completely astounding, our first instinct is to rip it apart to see just how its innards work in such graceful harmony with each other. Thankfully, the amazing Wheatley-puppet creator Jennifer Sorrell is giving us an inside look at her personality sphere with in-progress...

August 14th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

If you fondly recall long nights barrel-rolling across the galaxy with Fox and his crew on your N64, this video is for you. If you've ever listened to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in the angsty privacy of your room, this video is for you. If you ever saw a puppet show at one of your local lib...

July 2nd 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Shiren the Wanderer 3 hits North America on February 9, but Chunsoft and publisher Spike are already preparing to release Shiren the Wanderer 4 in Japan. There, the roguelike dungeon crawler is a big enough deal to warrant television advertising! And that's a good thing, because these TV ads for Shi...

January 26th 2010 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

Namco has released one last trailer for Katamari Forever to coincide with its release this week. Once again, the questionably-sober hand puppets return to talk about why they think Katamari Forever is the best Katamari game yet. It's a surreal video that makes us feel like we're watching Adult Swim...

September 21st 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

A little over a month ago, we received a Japanese trailer for Katamari Forever that piqued our monolingual curiosity -- what could these adorable hand puppets have to say about the latest entry in Namco Bandai's ball-rolling franchise? Today, Playstation.Blog released the English version of the trai...

July 21st 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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What do Joss Whedon-created television character Angel and Paul Barnett have in common? Well, apparently they've both undergone a spell that's changed them into puppets. Creepy. Well, it's also kinda cute too. Okay, fine, it's really cute, but we're only admitting it because Paul knows where we al...

January 30th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Just when we thought we'd seen it all in regards to Warhammer Online, something like today's One Shots comes along and firms up the fact that we've really only scratched the surface in this column. We've heard of some pretty interesting ways to taunt your enemies or amuse your friends, but using pu...

November 2nd 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Our Japanese is not quite good enough to ascertain the nuances of this dramatic scene, but what we could understand was self-evident anyway. In this ad for Harvest Moon: Waku Waku Animal March, the frog wants the cow to give him a ride like the animals in the game do. The cow (spoilers!) re...

September 30th 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments