Who Will Make Up The Toy League Of America?

According to reports, Paramount Pictures are teaming up with Transformers and G.I. Joe manufacturers Hasbro to make a brand specific version of Toy Story called Hasbro Factory, featuring all the toys not good enough to get their own movies. Yes, that’s right: it’s pretty much The Island of Misfit Toys – The Movie.

The strange thing is …

High-Level Xbox Execs Leaving Microsoft

According to Kotaku, two of the men most responsible for Microsoft’s success–J Allard and Robbie Bach– in the console video game business industry are leaving the company. Allard, Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Entertainment and Devices Division, masterminded the launch of Xbox in 2001. While rumors were …

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Monday, May 24, 2010

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Last night’s other season finale: Wonder if anyone watched? TBS’ Family Guy aired Something Something Something Dark Side for the first time on TV in lieu of its season finale last night. I don’t know about you, but if it weren’t for LOST, I would have …

Jumping to a New Level: Techland Reviews Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Systems it’s available on: Wii
ESRB rating: E
System reviewed on: Wii

Aside from their Mediterranean background, it seems like Mario and Kratos have something else in common this year. Both have sequels out and both those follow-ups up the ante in terms of scale. …

Anti-Piracy Tech Pirated By Movie Studio?

Did Warner Bros. steal technology designed to make it harder for people to steal movies? According to a new lawsuit, the answer may be yes.

Swiss company Medien Patent Verwaltung is suing Warner Bros., Technicolor and Deluxe Entertainment Services for what they claim is unauthorized use by Warners, Technicolor and Deluxe of an …

Google Makes Playable Pac-Man Doodle Free Forever

Oh Google, how do you make so many wonderful things free? I don’t get it! You’re not using all of my non-identifying personal web surfing habits to sell advertising are you? Oh, you are? That’s okay—free Pac-Man!

That’s right, friends. The playable Google Pac-Man doodle that was put up last Friday will permanently be …

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Friday, May 21, 2010

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Meet the new cast of Scream 4: Though Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are all set to reprise their roles during Wes Craven’s upcoming Scream 4, there is, of course, a fresh crop ready to die. Ashley Greene (Twilight) will play Sidney …

Manifest Destiny: Techland Reviews Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Available on: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
ESRB rating: M for Mature
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

Rockstar’s taking a big gamble with Red Dead Redemption. They’re taking fans who’ve grown to love the publisher on the strength of their brilliant Grand …

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