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Ex-Wizards of the Coast founder sets up rival firm.

August 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ex-Wizards of the Coast founder sets up rival firm.

Peter D. Adkison, previously CEO of Wizards of the Coast, is striking out to set up for himself. The name of his new venture is Hostile Work Environment. “I couldn’t be more excited about Hostile Work Environment! Roleplaying games are my passion and through my new company, I’m creating ways for people to experience RPGs […]

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Suidobashi fighting Mechs for $1.3m!

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Suidobashi fighting Mechs for $1.3m!

Suidobashi Heavy Industry is, we are told by Wired Japan, developing a diesel-powered mech called Kurata – over 13 feet tall and 4.4-ton in weight, as long as you’ve got a spare $1.3m hanging around to pay for one. Well, I always wanted to be Tony Stark, and this might be my first step to […]

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CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

In all the history of secret weapons – from the V2 rocket to Ming the Merciless crashing moons into Earth – there can be none more potent than the piece of superhero-themed musical geekdom that is Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, with Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion. CW Network is making […]

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The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

The Escapist magazine is asking the probably rather pertinent question, is The Legend of Korra anime or not? Also addressed in their article is the wider question of can Americans create anime, and given anime is ‘meant’ to be Japanese, should artists even try without breaching the trade descriptions act? I would argue Korra kind […]

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Mr Fax San, hai!

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mr Fax San, hai!

Here’s an amusing story from the BBC’s Tokyo correspondent. Apparently, In Japan, the fax machine is not so much gathering dust in the loft (like Mr Frog’s), but still has a central plinth reserved for it in the centre of most offices and homes. This, we are told, comes from the Japanese’s abiding love for […]

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

July 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

What is this in the UK, the Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 have just come into force today? We’ll save you the preamble through the turgid and almost unintelligible preamble of legal-speak and cut to the chase. 1 – if the Video Standards Council don’t give your game a rating, then attempting to sell it […]

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ma, go print me my shotgun.

Gun control is one of those things that tends to divide the denizens of the USA (not so much a problem in the UK anymore – bar a few farmers still holding onto licences that allow them to keep a weapon at home).  Well, here’s a story to make you shiver. A 3D hobbyist in […]

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Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

Downloads of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion have just gone past three million in four days, making it the most successful operating system release in Apple’s history. Mountain Lion is the ninth release of Apple’s desktop operating system. “Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three […]

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Batman flick in numbers bounce.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Batman flick in numbers bounce.

Warner has told us that The Dark Knight Rises movie has brought in a box office results of $15 million in 479 IMAX theatres worldwide over the weekend of July 29th, bringing the film’s total IMAX cumulative box office to date to $52 million. It looks, on the face of it, like the terrible Batman […]

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Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

You have to hand it to director Peter Jackson for chutzpah. Not content with two films for the Hobbit, he’s now stretching it to three. The news comes from Peter’s FaceBook page where he has just announced, “It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ‘A tale that […]

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